Using Wands in Energy Healing
Wands are very useful in energy healing with any modality (Reiki, Aqualead, etc.)… Using a wand can be completely separate from any Wicca, pagan or other religious practice. A wand is an energy tool, not only reserved for shamanism or witchcraft. It can be made from a simple wooden stick or branch; what makes it ‘a wand’ is the intention and energy you program it with. They are a powerful manifestation tool; a wand is also very helpful in self-healing, to clear your aura or upper chakras.
Wands may have a crystal at the point; the best crystals to attach to a wand are clear quartz and amethyst. You can easily make your own wand from a branch or piece of wood; feel free to carve symbols or special ‘words’ on it. Energy flows from your elbow, through your arm and hand towards the tip of the wand.
The types of wands (with or without crystal)
There are different types of wands, depending on whether they have a crystal and according to their length.
* Wands with a crystal attached to the end are mainly used for healing work.
* Wands without a crystal are used for manifestation work; they have a more ‘magical’ use.
The purposes and attributes of different wands:
Wands with a crystal (healing):
Use during a healing session
In distant healing
To practice self-healing
Empowering goals and intentions
Increasing energy (rotate clockwise)
Releasing/removing energy (rotate counter-clockwise)
Charging a crystal grid
Cleansing the aura
Wands without a crystal (magic):
To open an energy space
Altering the elements
Transformation/transmutation of objects and things
The length of the wands
The shorter wands (10 in. – 14 in.) however are more powerful and direct the energy in a more intense fashion. For this reason, short wands do not have crystals attached to them. They require a direct contact with the energy, without a crystal being involved. Here are the differences between short and long wands (without a crystal):
Short wands (10 in. – 14 in)
Manifesting and un-manifesting objects and things
For movement, telekinesis and levitation
Transformation, transfiguration of things and objects
Long wands (16 in. – 22 in.)
Working with elements on a larger scale (example: the element of air)
Opening an energy space or portal
Other useful information
Wands tend to have a ‘personality’ of their own. They convey energy and power and should be treated with respect. Wands choose their owners or guardians and hold the energy space, even when not used.
Avoid sharing or lending your wand to others. The wand is a very personal energy tool and should be always be used by the same person.
One person can have many different wands.
You can make your own wand, and make wands for others. Use a branch or long piece of wood and natural materials if you can; be creative (see article: How to make wands).
Please note: the use of wands in the scope of the Aqualead Program is not related to Wicca, witchcraft or any other religious/ritual practice.
International Centre of Aqualead
August 3, 2016
© Sabine Blais