Moonwater strengthens female power, whether used by men or
The art of preparing Moonwater is ancient; its origins are
lost to the darkness of matriarchal history. But the recipe
is simple, and as easily done today as by any women who lived
thousands of years ago.
Begin by making a careful choice of your container, which
could be the same for all the different signs and phases of
the moon, or which could vary as the moon does - sometimes
large and sometimes small, sometimes bright and sometimes
dark. You might even have twelve different ones corresponding
to the astrological signs.
Your container needs to be able to hold as much water as
you would use up in a month, drinking one sip a day. And,
you need to be able to close it tightly, so your moonwater
On the eve of the full moon, fill the container with fresh
water. If you like, add a piece of jewelry or a stone that
corresponds to the moon's sign. (I don't have any rules for
this, but freely associate what the different signs symbolize.)
During the full moon, the moon's sign is opposite the Sun's
Expose your filled container to the full moon for the entire
night. Place it outside and in the open where the full moon
can shine into it for as many hours as possible. Next morning,
take your first sip of moon water. This water that has gathered
the moon's energy will be the first thing we consume every
day from now until the next full moon. Each morning, on an
empty stomach, one more sip is consumed, and we strengthen
ourselves with the properties of full moon: creativity, abandon,
imagination, wildness, strength, brightness.
I wish you much joy with the water of the moon!Moonwater
is an excerpt from Luna Yoga by Adelheid Ohlig.
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