- 4 cups apple cider;
- 1/2 tsp. whole cloves;
- 4 cups grape juice;
- 1 tsp. allspice;
- 2 cinnamon sticks, for cups.
In a 4-quart saucepan, heat cider and grape juice. Add cinnamon, allspice and cloves.
Bring just to boiling. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with ladle from a cauldron. Makes 8 cups.
*replaces grape juice with copious amounts of wine*
I unapologetically love witchy aesthetics. I love dressing in dark mori like some sort of hippe/goth hybrid that crawled out of a forest. I love spaces filled with herbs, candles, oils, trinket boxes, rocks and lots and lots of jars filled with things. So many jars. jars for miles.
Moon water is water that has been cleansed in moonlight and charged with the moon’s energy. Making moon water is simple. Full moons and super moons are considered by many to be excellent times to make moon water, though the phases of the moon have different magical and spiritual associations and you may want to consider this when making it.
How to Make Moon Water:
- fill a clear container with water — spring water is ideal, tap is okay
- seal the container
- place it outside or on a windowsill where moonlight will shine on it
- (optional) recite a chant over the water to bless it and/or dedicate it to a specific purpose
- leave the container out from just after sunset to just before sunrise
- you’ve made moon water!
- crystals, such as clear quartz or rose quartz
- sea salt
- a few drops of essential oil
- herbs and flowers (chamomile, lavender, mint, etc)
- rain water or melted snow can be put out in moonlight (making the water better suited for storm witchcraft or winter witchcraft, should you practice these things) — I suggest straining it and not ingesting it
Some Uses for Moon Water:
- cleanse your hands with it before spells and rituals
- cleanse/purify ritual tools, crystals and other items
- fill a spray bottle with it for cleansing spray
- consume it for energy
- use it in cooking and making teas
- consume it prior to divination, to enhance your intuition
- use it to add a kick to spells, charms or witchy brews/drinks/foods
- sprinkle it around the perimeter of your home and/or altar space for cleansing and purification
- use it to represent water (the element) on your altar and/or on a shrine for a lunar/or water associated deity
- wash your hair with it
- water your plants with it
- fill a vial with moon water and wear it for protection/energy/intuition/etc
- use it in any spell that calls for water and/or has lunar associations (if you’re not sure how to implement it into a spell, just keep a bowl of it nearby to benefit from its presence)
- combine it with herbs and/or essential oils for a cleansing bath or charm
- whatever you can think of, really, just be smart and safe with it
If you plan to consume your moon water and you want to add crystals to it, ALWAYS use tumbled stones. Raw/rough stones may leave behind shards or toxic debris that can cause harm if taken internally. It’s important to know the chemical composition of the crystal(s) you’d like to use as even some tumbled stones should not be used, such as malachite or fluorite (the resulting water would be toxic). Here is a list of such minerals.
Crystals can be placed on top of the container while it’s in the moonlight. You can also tie symbolic things to the bottle with ribbon or twine, such as charms (pentacle, triskele, moons, etc), flowers, etc.
If you happen to feel more called to the sun than the moon in your practice, all you have to do is put the water out in daylight for about 30 minutes.