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Moon Water—A Simple Way to Empower your Intentions

Posted by admin on Jul 9, 2011

© 26 June 2011 by C.J. Wright of Auntie Moon

Vibration Editor, Donna Cunningham, says: Auntie Moon, one of my favorite bloggers, does a great job, day in and day out, of charting the phases of the Moon and inspiring us to make uplifting and productive use of them. When she posted this simple method of helping ourselves make better use of the Moon’s monthly and yearly cycles, I had to ask her to share it with Vibration’s readers.

moonwater-a2dI’d been wanting to make some Moon Water for a while and kept putting it off for no reason other than I just haven’t done it. Interestingly enough, when the inspiration took a strong hold on me, the Sun and Moon just happened to be in my natal signs.

Maybe you’ll want to try this for yourself. First, I’ll explain basic Moon Water and then move on to Moon Waters prepared specifically for you.

What is Moon Water?

Nothing other than water left out under the Moon. Usually done during a Full Moon, Moon Water is said to take on the qualities of the Full Moon’s sign ~ it’s ”charged” by the Moon. You simply draw a container of water, place a covering over it to keep the ickies out, and leave it under the Full Moon. (Sounds a bit like making Sun Tea, right?) Bring it in the next morning, and there’s your Moon Water.

Is Moon Water “Magic”?

No, I don’t believe the water itself is magic. You are, though, and you can use Moon Water to add a bit of oomph to your intentions. Here’s an example of how you can do that:

The next Full Moon is in Capricorn on July 14th, so Moon Water prepared during that time will take on the qualities of Capricorn and Saturn. Some of those qualities are the strengthening of boundaries, motivation for achievement and success, patience with time, dedication to a job or duty, to strengthen relationships with your father, bosses, or those in powerful positions. Those are a few representative qualities, but certainly not all.

Let’s say you are getting together with someone who is able to push themselves past your boundaries. (Seems we all have at least one of those people in our lives, right?) Before meeting with this person, take a drink of your Capricorn Moon Water or spritz a little on your knees (ruled by Capricorn and Saturn) to strengthen your resolve in not allowing this person to cross your boundaries again. It’s a sort of “ace up your sleeve.”

Perhaps you have a task you’ve been putting off ~ applying for a job or a promotion, for example. If you’re mailing your resume, why not seal the envelope with some of your Capricorn Moon Water? It certainly can’t hurt and you’ve added to your intention of getting the job. If you’re interviewing for the job or a promotion, sip or spritz before the meeting to remind yourself that you are capable and deserving. It will show in your self-confidence. Magic? Probably not, but your intentions are strengthened.

moonwaterswan-a2dIs There a More Potent Moon Water?

Maybe. Full Moons occur during opposing signs, so a Full Moon in Capricorn occurs when the Sun is in Cancer. Balance is required between mother/father, home/career, nurturing others/personal achievement. The universe loves balance and gets all wacky when its delicate balance is disturbed. This happens in our personal lives, too. Balance is always the key.

The New Moon, however, has both the Sun and the Moon in the same sign. Through the years, I’ve come to believe the New Moon is much more powerful than the Full simply because the energy is pure. And I’ve noticed that the public can act almost as strangely during the New Moon as the Full.

On Friday, July 1st, during a Solar Eclipse, I’m brewing up a container of New Moon in Cancer water, which brings qualities of nurturing, love of home, the strengthening of family relationships or relationships with women, in general, but especially mother. I’ll added a moonstone to the water as it brewed under the Cancerian New Moon. This particular New Moon was also an eclipse, and who couldn’t use a little high-powered eclipse water now and then?

But wait, you say. The New Moon travels with the Sun and we can’t see it. That’s right. So brewing New Moon water is a little different. You would leave your container of water outside for 24 hours to sit under the Cancer Sun and Moon. It will take on the qualities of pure Cancerian energy, and become balanced by night and day hours.

I’ll use my New Moon in Cancer water to serve when I meet with people falling under Cancer’s rulership. Brew tea or coffee or simply serve it plain. Whip up some New Moon in Cancer jello squares. You’ll know what your intentions are and that just may open your heart to these delicate relationships.

Good dates to make Moon water: The next Full Moon—Sun in Cancer, Moon in Capricorn–is Thursday, 7/14, and the next New Moon is in Leo on Saturday, July 30th of this year.

Is There an Even More Potent Moon Water?

moonwater5-a2dI’m still experimenting with this. On June 26th, the Sun was in Cancer and the Moon in Taurus, just as it was when I was born, so I brewed up a special Auntie Moon water. I added some special things to the water: an emerald set in gold and moonstones set in silver, so the Sun, Moon, Taurus, and Cancer were all represented. This isn’t essential, but I enjoyed it, and knowing that these pieces of jewelry were bathed in my natal zodiac energies will give me pleasure when I wear them.

(Be careful adding crystals or stones to water you plan to drink. Some stones will leach into the water. You don’t necessarily want to drink that. Use it for other purposes.)

The last step here is that I “harvest” the water during the hour that coincides with my rising sign, which is Aquarius. So I’ll be bringing in my special Auntie Moon Cancer/Taurus/Aquarius water to use for special purposes.

You can do this, too. You just have to wait until the timing is right and the Sun, Moon, and Rising sign match your own ~ that’s only a couple of days and hours out of the year so you might want to mark your calendar. It’s a fun project and when I handle the water, it makes me feel good. That’s a kind of magic right there.

I plan on making my own special “Florida Water,” adding essential oils that I especially love. Florida Water is an eau de cologne, a flowery body splash that you can make at home. This will be a truly “magical” blend. I’m still deciding on which oils I’ll use. The basic recipe is very simple:

  • 16 oz Moon Water (or distilled water if not using Moon Water)
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 12-15 drops of your favorite essential oils ~ choose 3 or 4 scents

Let me know if you try this for yourself. Thinking about this very special water, and how rare it will be, has me thinking that I need to fill another container.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Auntie Moon says, “My interest in astrology and numerology grew out of my exposure to the tarot. I’d always loved symbols and these cards hooked me in no time. All those numbers on the cards and references to signs and planets sent me on a quest to learn as much as I could about astrology and numerology. For someone who loves symbols, it was easy to see how the three systems work together. Then, somehow, everything sort of shifted into place and it was just a part of everyday life. It felt right, natural, authentic. I’ve never wavered in my love of metaphysics. It has taught me so much about people, helping me to appreciate and respect all our different perspectives.”


Be very careful with the stones, crystals, and jewelry that you use. If you want to be safe yet able to consume the water, try this. Use a shallow container for your water, and put the stones or crystals in another slightly taller glass container, and set it in the water. That way the water never touches the stones, but the moon energies can still do their work transferring the energies of the stones.

July 9th, 2011 | 8:52 am

I am curious to know if anyone has made essences of night blooming flowers (eg. Evening Primrose) under the moon rather than the sun, and if so what their experience has been. It seems as though lunar energy/light might be well attuned to “night bloomers”.

July 9th, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Can’t wait to try this! O could really use Capricorn moon energy right now.

July 9th, 2011 | 7:20 pm

Hi Allegra,

Most of my essences are full or new moon made rather than sun. I find that they are as effective as any sun made essence. The instructions that I get to make any essences will be very clear as to whether it is sun or moon made and at what time of the moon cycle. It doesn’t seem to make a difference whether it is a nigh or day blooming flower.

I think that the Moon or the more Feminine aspect of the ’spheres’ brings forth slightly different qualities of the flower/gem – more to release the hidden within ourselves or perhaps described as the shadow aspects within self.

I have come to realise that everything has a frequency and it subtly varies by day and season and stage of development amongst all the variables that can affect the frequency and we can spent our whole life finidng out the sublties(what joy!!!)


July 10th, 2011 | 2:48 pm
CAB/Luna Designs:

This looks like fun…have made a few flower essences in the sun, but not using the moon..so will give it a try. And the numerology would be strengthened for that day too…July 14/15 Full Moon: numbers 16/7 and 17/8-depending on time zone and July 30 New Moon: number 14/5

July 10th, 2011 | 10:08 pm

That’s an excellent suggestion to put one container within the other to charge the stones, Ellen. Thanks!

Anne, I’m so glad you mentioned the subtleties that time and season bring to these essences, especially the lunar/feminine qualities. I have to say that seeing the Last Quarter Moon in the sky always makes my day, and I feel a connection to my feminity at that time more than most ~ just knowing “she” is with me. You’ve inspired me to tap that energy with an essence.

Good luck with your Full Moon essence, Rose! I’m looking forward to it, too.


July 10th, 2011 | 10:21 pm

A question on the New Moon essences: Is a cloudless sky necessary during the night?
With the Sun and the Full Moon I can understand it is, but with the New Moon? Another idea at New Moon: What about Stars essences?

July 11th, 2011 | 10:00 pm

Can anyone tell me where to get a really good calender with all the phases of the moon depicted? I always get calenders with full moons but am not confident enough to guess the other times. Many thanks

July 12th, 2011 | 6:50 pm

Just LOVE this, and I like making flower essences in moonlight too when they are night bloomers, like Evening Primrose! :-)

July 13th, 2011 | 9:23 am
Suzanne Kowalski:

I’m not sure what everyone is concerned about with the stones in water. I was fairly dehydrated even tho I drink nothing other than water. My doctor told me to put crystals in my water. I did, along with several other stones that just seemed right. I am no longer dehydrated & the water tastes much better.

July 15th, 2011 | 8:52 am