How to make moon water and channel the lunar energy

Moon water is another essential part of an astrologer's toolkit

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Moon water is one of the great astrology gifts for the zodiac obsessed, and according to the pros, the free celestially-activated H2O can work wonders.

"Moon water is another one of those ritual tools that you can use to enhance the way that you connect to the full moon, to the new moon and to the energy of the moon in general," says astrologer Noush (opens in new tab). "It provides this deeper awareness of how we can use or how we can manifest with the energy of the moon."

Perhaps the upcoming August 2022 full moon is a good time to try out this method of cleansing and manifesting

Meet the expert: Noush

Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. See what the stars have in store for you when you book astrology reading with Noush (opens in new tab) or shop her incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab)

What is moon water, exactly?

It's simply water, be it from your kitchen sink, a Poland Spring bottle or the lake in town. However, this mason jar of water is special because it's left on the windowsill to embrace the rays of la bella luna

"Fill it up with either drinkable water if you intend to drink it, or ocean or lake water, Noush says. "Leave it out under the moonlight." 

Overnight, the cosmos will do their thing and the water will take in the energy of the moon that you're looking to work with. Even with a less-than-stellar forecast, you'll still be able to reap the rewards.

"It doesn't have to be right under the rays or a clear night," Noush says of the liquid. "The energy of the moon is still present, just like how the moon impacts the tides even when it's cloudy."

moon water in a mason jar in the woods

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How to use moon water

Like the art of manifesting with crystals or finding new wellness practices, working with moon water is subjective.

"You can use it in any way that you want if that intention that you have for that moon cycle you're in," Noush says. "Maybe you want to charge it up and use it in a spray bottle or put it in a humidifier. Release that energy into a physical home space."

Can you drink it? Sure—if the water is safe and ingestible, you can surely take a few sips if you'd like to vigorously set your intentions

When is the best time to make moon water?

Though you can whip up a mason jar of moon water during any of the moon phases, the strongest connection will be during the next full moon. But again, since the practice is subjective, you can opt for whatever works well for you. 

At times, people also like to add crystals to the mix, which is totally welcome, though there are a few things to note before dropping your rose quartz and citrine into a bowl.

"Because water is one of the most powerful forces of nature, just make sure the crystal is safe to be in it, [otherwise] it's counterbalancing what you are trying to do. If you don't feel comfortable, you can also charge them together separately."

a full moon in pink meant to symbolize moon water

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What are the benefits of moon water?

"The benefits would be to help you connect deeper to your emotional and intuitive self. You're able to sift and sort through your desires, your intentions and get clarity on what it is that you want so you can start to manifest things or build relationships in a way that's more in tune with your soul's evolution," Noush says. 

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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