Witchery: How to Make Mars Water

Witches have many tools at their disposal for both light and dark purposes. One beneficial tool is Mars Water, also called War Water. Even though Mars Water/War Water sounds ominous to some non-witches, it has many helpful uses in protective magick as well as its darker side uses. Using it for protection, reversing curses, banishing negativity, and evil is common. Using it in placing curses, declaring war on an enemy, and causing harm is equally frequent. As with all magick, the intent behind the magick is where the shades of magick are determined. I consider them separate, when I use them, as there are very distinct variations between the two types of water in my household. The Mars Water is the base and when I choose to add intent and other items to the Mars Water, then, it becomes what I will refer to here as War Water.

A witch may create Mars Water in advance and keep it on hand for use in cases of emergency. Whereas War Water, is a more personal blend and needs personalized creation for individual use against a specific person who has wronged the witch and needs retribution. Starting with the Mars Water on hand is an excellent option for creating War Water. It simply needs the added intent of the witch, and any other ingredients the witch wants to add to strengthen the power of the War Water, itself.

Mars Water and War Water are both prepared on Tuesday to honor the God of War, Mars. The preparation for each is almost identical. In order to prepare War Water, the witch takes a few iron nails, and rainwater from a severe storm, the more strength and violence the storm shows, the better and combines them. The witch puts them in a clean glass jar and the open jar is set aside for a few hours to let these two become acquainted and adjust. The witch will then return to the jar and briskly stir it for a minute or so every 30 minutes. This continues for three hours, as the witch stirs and focuses their intent on instilling this water with the strength of their anger focusing on all the dire repercussions they want to befall their enemy. The stirring allows the oxygen to flow through the water and mix with their intent. After a few hours, the witch seals the jar and places in the refrigerator for one week untouched. Create Mars Water in the same manner of stirring briskly every 30 minutes, for three hours; however, in the case of Mars Water, the witch focuses their intent of the objective of instilling this water with the power, dignity, and strength of Mars himself. Male witches may instill the virility of Mars, as well. If you already have a relationship with Mars, ask him to bless the jars of War Water or Mars Water.

After a week, the witch will open the jar to allow more oxygen inside, stirring it again, and focusing their intent as before, details matter. As such, focus specifically on what you want to happen to your enemy. Do you want their car to break down in traffic, their job to become unbearable, trouble in their relationships, etc? Make the punishment fit to the transgressor’s crime against you for the best effect. When you have finished, close the jar and put it back into the fridge, again. For Mars Water, focus on the God’s attributes, again. This continues until three weeks have passed. On the Tuesday of that third “stirring” week, it should be sufficiently strong for the witch to use in spell work and rituals.

At this point, some witches will add additional ingredients, like graveyard dirt or black salt in order to strengthen the Mars Water or War Water. If you have either graveyard dirt or black salt, they are both great additions as they work for both light and dark spell work and rituals alike. In addition, the black salt helps to speed the oxidation process of the iron.

  • Mars Water sprinkled around the perimeter of a witch’s home protects it from evil and negativity.
  • While with a few modifications, the same War Water sprinkled around an enemy’s property will curse them and bring negativity and strife to the property.
  • If a witch adds a few drops of Mars Water to cleansing baths, it can add additional protection while they perform their ritual cleansing bath.
  • Using War Water with a go away spell will chase a person form your life.
  • Adding Mars Water to your favorite floor wash will add additional protection to the wash
  • Spilling some War Water in the house of an enemy will bring strife, negativity, and turmoil directly into their home or in their vehicle to bring them troubles on the road
  • Wash your altar with Mars Water to erase any negativity left over from previous spell work.
  • Sprinkle War Water onto a picture of your enemy when psychically attacking or freeze a picture of your enemy inside a cube of War Water to freeze them into bad luck, bad experiences.
  • Use Mars Water in general spells for uncrossing and unhexing.
  • Use War Water in general spells for crossing and hexing.

When preparing and using War Water in spells and rituals, witches should remember never, ever, to spill it inside their own home, vehicle or on their own property. Also, remember, that enhancing a spell is always possible. Witches may paint a reversed Algiz, rune of protection, on the container to strip away their enemies’ protection, craft and paint a personal sigil to bring a specific ill to their enemy. In addition, adding baneful herbs to the water, adding Goofer Dust, or adding graveyard dirt form a malevolent grave instead of a neutral or good grave will increase the potency of the spell. As always, the only limit to a witch’s magicks is the witch’s imagination. As such, go forth and imagine well, witches, that your strength be manifest in your magicks, so mote it be.

28 thoughts on “Witchery: How to Make Mars Water

    • Well, I have seen it done both ways. Personally, I tend to leave the nails in the water as I feel it continues to add strength to the potion. I have others I know, who feel it is best to remove them, so as not to overpower the potion. It is the call of each witch, in my opinion, as to what works best for them.


    • If there is no storm water, you should use the water source that feels right to you. If you are drawn to a local well, spring, creek, river, lake, even the ocean, the source of the water should feel right for you.


    • It is no more dangerous, even less so, than keeping other strong acting liquids in your home. Where bleach, ammonia, and drain cleaners can be dangerous to you via breathing fumes and caustic to your skin, War Water is safe as far as physical reactions. Its use can cause a reaction in other manners, but it has to be a targeted reaction. What you ut into the water using your magickal intent and will is what comes out of the water.


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    • Gracie, you certainly may give it to others. Just make certain that you give it to them in a jar that is sealed completely and make certain they know its uses. You can choose to include only the charged water (as I do) or you can include the extras with the water. Either way is perfectly acceptable.


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    • If the storm is violent enough, it could be an excellent source for War Water. Especially hail coming from a storm with tornado activity, and in Texas, spring and fall nets our best chances for hail with tornadoes, so the violence of the storm will be locked in the hail and will be extremely powerful as a War Water.


      • Hailstones form when the updrafts in a storm are strong enough to send ice pellets up into the air (those bumpy mammatus clouds) then catch them when they fall and send them up again. Each time they rise, they gain a layer of ice. The more violent the storm, the more trips the ice makes and the bigger the hailstones. (Dangit, there I go in lecture mode again) Anyways, point is, bigger hailstones indicate more violent storms.


        • LOL My great-nephew who lives with me plans to be a storm chaser/meteorologist. Has said this since he was a toddler, so I guess now that he is 15 I need to start believing him. He explains it to me, but it doesn’t always “take” the first few times, so a refresher course is always welcome! 😉

          Makes me wish I had saved some from the hailstorm a few years ago when all 8 lanes of I-20 were blanketed wall to wall in the grapefruit sized hail. It was the largest I have ever seen in the area. That would have made some amazing War Water had I thought of it!


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