How to Make Moon Water

Moon water has been used for centuries by various indigenous peoples during rituals as it has stronger energy in it than normal water. It is charged by the moon with lunar energy and when used, enhances the power of your spells and prayers. It’s also one of the easiest blessing waters that you can make!

Moon water is a type of holy water or blessing water and can be used in the following ways:

  • for promoting love, clarity, protection, healing, banishing negative energy, fertility, beauty, and increasing psychic intuition and awareness
  • an addition to your spiritual baths or to wash/shower with
  • watering plants
  • drinking, making tea (but make sure to use filtered water for this!!)

All you need is water (preferably from a living source like a spring, river, ocean, or rain), a transparent container (best to use silver or glass), and of course, the moon! The best time to charge your water is at the full moon for maximum lunar energy, but can also be done when the moon is waxing from new moon to full moon.

Clean all the objects you will be using and then simply leave your container outside overnight where the moonlight can shine directly into it. While placing it outside, you can charge the water with your intentions and energy from the Divine. ¬†You can chant a blessing and if you don’t know any, you can say this one:

“Moon Spirit’s from Above,
Fill this jar with Magic, and Love”

This is also the time that you can add in your choice of crystals, herbs, or oils, to intensify the water’s charge as you see fit. Secure your water using plastic wrap so that no critters or mosquitoes can get into it.

Be sure to retrieve the water before the sun comes up and touches the water and store it also away from sunlight to retain maximum lunar power.

Moon water is great to use during your rituals as it strengthens your intentions and is even better when used in accordance with the zodiac sign in which it was prepared. The water takes on the qualities of said zodiac sign and can definitely be used to your advantage.

What is Smudging?

In movies, you may see a shaman burning what seems like a bundle of leaves during an important ceremony. Or perhaps your hippie friend told you that you should “totally smudge yourself, man,” after telling him that you’ve been in rut lately, but what exactly is smudging and what purpose does it serve?

 

Many cultures all over the world have used smudging as an ancient healing method for hundreds of thousands of years. Smudging is the burning of herbs and/or plant resins with the intention of cleansing ones self, others, living spaces, and even objects of negative energy. This negativity can be harbored emotionally, spiritually, environmentally, physically, etc. and builds up with time.

Think of it as a spiritual shower; when done correctly, it purifies yourself, your aura, and your mind, allowing you to have inner peace. It brings balance to your energy field. Smudging frequently is important in order to spiritually “wash” yourself of any negativity so you can move forward with your life in the best, most positive way possible and make your intentions stronger.

In fact, recent scientific studies have proven that herbal smoke can act as a powerful antiseptic, purifying the air of harmful bacteria.

Smudging can also be used to protect yourself from said negative energies. Pray, recite verses, or cast protection spells while burning the herbs and/or resins of your choice to create the protective field around you.

There are many different kinds of herbs each with different purposes you can use to smudge such as tobacco, varieties of sage, sweet grass, cedar, juniper, cypress, pinion, bay leaf, fennel, mugwort, and yerba santa just to name a few.

If you’ve been feeling depressed or down lately, smudging may be what you need in order to clear your field of any stagnant energy and to clear your mind. Feel the smoke wash it away while blessing yourself and everything the smoke comes in contact with.