Last night the heat in my office felt like I was dancing in the actual flames of a Beltane bonfire, so much so that i passed out practically hugging the oscillating fan on my emergency sofa that is here for when i get so absorbed in writing i fall asleep pen, ipad, laptop in hand.
So you can imagine my sheer delight when I awoke to the sky the same shade as the footpaths which out of my window, constantly remind me that I don't live in the middle of a forest and my house isn't made of gingerbread. Before I had even had my first sip of Earl Grey, it was hammering it down, lightening was blinding my bleary eyes and the first clap of thunder had me thundering down the stairs and out into the garden like a wailing banshee. I love a storm, Luna the Jack Russell cross, less so. Luna sat looking at me like I was deranged from the saftey of the doorstep...four glorious hours of dark clouds, lashings of rain and a side order of Gods moving their furniture about (Thank my mother for that wisdom ~ during a rather epic storm of biblical proportions in Germany when I was a small witchling and clearly thinking it was the end of the world)
I spent the day catching up on writing, and drinking so much tea im sure bergamot was seeping out of my pores. which got me thinking, I have bottles of water hidden everywhere in my lair, Storm water, Chalice Well water (Red & White) War water, Rain water, Sea water, Moon water, to name but a few. There is a slight possibility my Virgo tendencies to collect and organise and have everything just when I need it, may have got out of hand and because I'm always asked why im running about in the rain with buckets, or lunging into moving water to capture the energies and will confess to maybe yelling "Get the bowls out!!!" whenever i speak to a fellow sister of the craft and its pissing down.
Here is what you could be using various waters for in your spellwork:
Rain Water:~ The white candle of water, all purpose but great for growth and rebirth ~ i use this for cleansing as well as im always flinging myself outside in it.
Moon Water:~ Personal development, Healing, Annointing, Blessings, Activating a spell, Charging Crystals. Initiations.
Snow Water:~ Purity, Endings and Change, Spells that take time to bear fruit.
Dew Water:~ Glamour or Beauty Spells, Love, Fertility and the Fae.
River Water:~ Warding, Fast moving Spells, Cleansing, Powering up tools, Focusing energy.
Storm Water:~ Emotional strength, Force, Confidence, Spell booster and Cursing.
Sea Water: ~ Healing & Cleansing, Protection and Banishing.
War Water/Mars Water:~ All manner of Mayhem or Positivity. Dependant on the Witch.
Waters can be added to sprays, ritual baths, jar and bottle spells, floral waters and crystal elixirs to name but a few. I will do a complete page on waters in the future, So keep your eyes peeled if you are interested!
It has got late here at the Hallowed and tonight is the Full Moon! So we're off out to catch some rays and make a little magick under the stars. Happy Moonbathing!
p.s Take a bowl..we are due rain!