Full Moon Magic

Is there anything more beautiful than a full moon on a winter’s night?  The silver light glistening in the cold crisp air.  Whenever the full moon show her face, it's the perfect time to do some full moon magic.

When I was a little girl, long before the internet let us find anything we wanted at the touch of a Google “I Feel Lucky” button, I was always searching for any information I could find on magic. In a book somewhere I read that witches would spin around three times and bow to the moon on the night when it was full. Imagine if you can, the little ten-year-old version of me standing in a backyard in Santa Monica, looking up at the full moon and spinning around three times and then making what I though was a graceful, dizzy bow. 

I was born under the sign of Cancer, and Cancers are ruled by the Moon, so it was only natural that I would gravitate to what I call my “Moon Mama”. Full Moons are the perfect time for doing spells for increasing psychic abilities and powers of divination. It’s the perfect night to dust off the old tarot deck or do a tea leaf reading for your friend, but if you want to carry the magic of the full moon over to the rest of the month, you can capture that magic by making Holy Moon Water. Full Moon Water doesn’t have to be used just for supporting your intuition, it is a powerful water for blessing in any context.

Check your favorite online calendar to see when the full moon is going to be at its apex. If it's erly in the morning or during the day, this spell can be started on the night before so that you capture the waxing moon's magic. 

Spell for Full Moon Water

Fill a clear glass or white porcelain bowl with spring water on the night of the Full Moon. You don’t have to go to a spring to get the water (although that would be amazing), bottled spring water will do for you city spellworkers. Some people gather rainwater for this spell, or you can gather some snow and allow it to melt, which is another way to add another level of magic to the working.

At moonrise, place the bowl outside or, if you’re going to keep it inside, place it next to a window where the moon can shine down on it.

You can say a prayer or intention for the water, for example, “Open my psychic abilities and strengthen my intuition” or “Bring bright blessings to my life.”

If you would like to supercharge your spell and really draw in some extra powerful energy, then place a tumbled moonstone in your water to soak overnight.

Leave your water in the light of the moon for the entire night. The next day, you can decant your water to a bottle to use throughout the month. You can use this holy moon water to sprinkle around your house to bless and protect it, you can add a bit of clear alcohol (such as Everclear or Vodka to preserve it) and keep it in the fridge so that you can drink it. You can use it in magic potions, bless and consecrate your tools, place on an ancestor altar - there are so many beautiful ways that you can use this holy moon water.  Let your inspiration guide you.