Lunar Magic - Moonrise and Moonset


Here is something that has been on my mind.
When meditating with lunar magic or setting intentions, does the moon have to be out?

I live somewhere where it almost never gets dark around Summer Solstice but is always dark around the winter solstice.

For example, today the moon rises 4:56 am and sets 9:36 pm, it is possible it will not be visible at all. All of this got me curious about the “moonlight” itself as the sun sets later than the moon as were getting closer to the solscitse. Sun sets at 10:05 pm already!


Walking under the moonlight and gazing at it is one of my favorite things to do!

If you’re a very visual person then yes, not being able to see the moon can make you sad! Me too! :hushed:

I recommend that you place an image or representation of the moon on your altar, Maybe a statue of the goddess Selene/Luna, or have a piece of Selenite (moonstone) to hold onto. Close the blinds and light a candle. :candle:

Also a mirror could represent the moon reflecting light and shining down onto you.

When you can’t find it, craft it! :full_moon:

PS: Welcome to the Forum, @margot!! Make yourself at home!


Thank you for the warm welcome, it is great to be here.

This has helped me clear my confusions about the matter, I am grateful for your time.

Have a good day/night, wherever you are :slight_smile:


I have a follow up query and I seem to be lost in finding this information on my own.

Making moonwater. Like today, when the new moon is out at the same time with the sun - should I be making moonwater when the moon has risen (daytime for me here) or when the sun has set or it does not matter?


Hello there :slight_smile:

I would make moon water when the moon has risen. Not being able to actually see the moon and the moon/sun being on the same schedule because of your geographical location doesn’t matter so much, in my opinion. As long as you set the intention for the water ahead of time - maybe make a sigil for the lid of the jar - that it will only be for the energy of the moon, you should be fine. :heart:


That’s right! Just like @MeganB said, I would draw a moon symbol :crescent_moon: on the bottle or the lid.

Place the water out while the Moon is out, even if the Sun is shining too. The most important thing is your intention!