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For centuries, the moon has been thought to have amazing energy. So much so that people often try to harness that energy into crystals for healing properties.

Another way we are seeing people make use of the moon’s energy is with moon water. Also called “full moon water” or “new moon water,” the age-old practice is trending thanks to social media apps like TikTok:

But what exactly is moon water, what can it do for you, and how do you make it? Read on to learn more.

What is moon water?

Moon water is simply water that has been left outdoors under the moonlight to absorb the moon’s energy. If you are new to the concept, it probably sounds pretty woo-woo. There are a lot of skeptics out there who do not believe in the moon’s energy, but let us point out just how strong the moon is by how it affects earths tides; according to the National Ocean Service, the moon’s gravitational pull generates something called the tidal force, which essentially creates high and low tides. With that being said, it makes sense that water can soak up the moon’s energy.

How to make moon water

The process is simple: Just place a bowl of water where the moon’s rays can reach it, whether that’s outside or on your windowsill. If you live in a city or do not have access to direct moonlight, don’t worry — water can charge with indirect moonlight as well. Some people add salt to the water for cleansing properties or crystals around the bowl for healing properties.

When choosing which new or full moon to charge your water with, you want to pay close attention to the astrological aspects that surround that particular lunar event. For example, say your new or full moon is an eclipse; in this case, you will want to steer clear since this is already an intense event by itself. You also want to be sure not to collect moon water during Mercury Retrograde.

The best way to choose a new or full moon to charge water with is to look at which zodiac sign you would like to tap into. For example, Pisces is well known for having grounding energy while Taurus is known for having stability. If you need to get out of your head and have been dealing with strong overwhelming feelings, then set your sites on the Cancer moon. Whatever you decide, be sure to pay attention to your intuition, and if anything feels off or forced, wait for another full moon.

How to use moon water

Now, you’ll want to know how to use moon water. Those that believe in the moon’s magical ability to absorb energy claim it can bestow that energy onto an object that has either consumed it or been washed with it. That said, there are many ways you can harness the benefits of water that has been charged in the moonlight, including drinking it, spritzing it around you, taking a bath in it, cleaning your home with it, and even watering your plants with it. Whichever way users choose to use it, be sure to set intentions for its use and state an affirmation before following through.

The benefits of moon water

While there is no scientific evidence to support the benefits of moon water, centuries-old Ayurvedic philosophy says that moon-charged water can revitalize your energy, spark creativity and intuitive thinking, calm stress and anxiety, and reduce inflammation in the body, support fertility, and so much more.

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