The wand has been used for centuries by witches to help them create their magic, it is a precious tool and an integral part of a witch’s altar toolbox. The wand is used for healing as well as spells and magic. It can be used to charge a plant or herb with special powers of healing, and it also works to focus and send energy to a particular person or location. The wand is used by the witch pointing the wand and directing the energy, often using silent word spells to empower the wand. The wand works especially well for healing and enchanting, but also for spell casting. The wand will unblock energy channels and can be used as a self-healing tool to balance and align oneself. You can do this by touching the tip of the wand to your third eye and imagining silver light beaming through your body and clearing any chakras where your energy is blocked. The wand works well as a tool for focus during meditation.
The wand is a traditional choice for witches, and as witches neither borrow or lend their precious wand, it is charged with the individual witch’s energy as though it is an extension of themselves. All implements used by witches align to a particular element, the wand is aligned to the element of air, any type of wood can be used to make a wand and often it comes down to tradition and culture. Crystals and talismans are often added to the wand to intensify the power, the wand usually has some engraving on it depending on the belief of each individual witch the wand is energized and enchanted by the witch before use. Birch, Oak, Willow, Blackthorn, Almond, and Hazel are all good choices for a wand. Energy can be sent over long distances and is often used in healing rituals, the energy in the wand is extremely powerful, and the space where the witch conjures magic is sacrosanct.
How to Charge Your Wand
First, wash your hands, light incense and light a rose candle, run your left hand over your right hand, then your right hand over your left, keep doing this until you feel the energy building in your hands. Next pick up your wand in the hand you use for writing, close your eyes and imagine a stream of silver-white light coming from the universe and entering the top of your head imagine it beaming down and coursing along your arm into your hand out from your fingertips and going into your wand you will literally feel the energy flowing as you charge your wand with power. Make sure when you perform the wand energizing ceremony, there is incense and a lit candle, you can also use some essential oil to create the appropriate atmosphere.
How to Re-charge Your Wand
After several uses, a well-used wand needs to be re-charged. You can re-charge the wand with the Sun, the Full Moon, a rose quartz, and an amethyst crystal. As soon as you wake up in the morning, place the wand outside for two hours with the rose quartz next to it and say the words, “The power of the universe shall imbue this wand”. In the evening, do the same thing only you use the amethyst and leave the wand out all night. When you bring the wand inside use a smudge stick to seal the power in the wand.
Making a Wand
The wand is a very personal item! While you can certainly purchase a wand from a metaphysical shop or festival, it is always better to make your own wand as, when you are touching it during the crafting, it is absorbing your energy. Make sure you use wood that is sturdy so that is doesn’t fragment as you are working with it, most wands are approximately twelve to sixteen inches long, you can often find branches already broken off trees and lying on the ground, these are quite suitable to be used for your wand, do not be concerned if the branch is bent or crooked it won’t affect the energy in any way. Sandpaper can be used to make your wand smooth; feel and charge your wand with love and light to help your wand wield its most powerful magic.
Decorating Your Wand
Work on your wand with the premise it is unique to you, therefore any choice of wood is acceptable. you can wrap it in cord or ribbon and use any crystals you desire. You will find that the crystals usually chooses you during the creative process. You might wish to tie talismans to your wand; any item is suitable and each wand is made with feeling and takes on the energy of the individual witch. You might also choose to attach feathers to your wand. One of the most important features of the wand is to carve or write your name on the wand, this seals the power completely and makes the wand utterly yours.
Most importantly, remember that your energy creates the magic. The wand is merely a tool for you to use as an extension of your power.