Introduction to Crystal Wands

For centuries, practitioners all over the world have used crystal wands for healing purposes. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be long or short, faceted or smooth, pointed or rounded. Some wands are wider on one end than on the other.

Most crystal wands are polished and cut into different shapes. But even rough and naturally pointed crystals can be used as a healing wand. You just have to be careful how you use them and how much pressure you use when you apply them to the skin.

Crystal wands accumulate and direct energy. The cylindrical shape of most wands allows the crystal to focus its healing energy in a specific direction that can be applied to a specific part of the body.

Why would you use a crystal wand? It’s the power of your intentions that move the energies of the wand. So, it’s important to program your wands for their intended purpose.

Before using your wand, you will need to spend time with it to familiarize and harmonize yourself with its energies. The better you know your crystal wand, the more beneficial its effects will be.

You can hold it in your hand while meditating. Simply sit and feel its shape, weight, and texture. Visually examine the wand to understand its patterns and any changes in color that it can have.

So how can a crystal wand help you? Gemstones and crystals have metaphysical properties specific to the minerals that make them up. So different crystals will bring different benefits depending on your needs and intentions. The shape of the wand acts as an amplifier and director of energy based on the natural properties of the gemstone.

You can use crystal wands for general health and overall well-being. They will also increase your physical energy and remove blockages in the body. They can dispel depression, irrational fears, and other stress-related illnesses.

Crystal wands can attract good luck and abundance. They can also turn negative energies and any kind of psychic attacks into something positive. They can increase your personal power and strengthen your life force energy. You can use one to heal your whole body or aura. You can also use it to address a particular chakra since it focusses a crystal’s energy well.

You can buy different types of crystal wands, that are designed to take care of you in different ways – a chakra wand is a great example of that. Chakra wands often have stones embedded down the body of the wand that are colored to represent the different chakras within our spiritual bodies. As you would expect, these wands are best at helping to balance your chakras as a whole and are often made of wood or copper with clear quartz at the head.

Crystal wands can also be a good helper for healing massages. When you massage your body with a crystal wand, it will help release the tension and transfer the wand’s healing energies to your body. Smooth and round wands are the best ones for healing massages. They will not scratch the skin or cause other physical discomforts. Pointed wands are beneficial in reflexology. This is a healing method where the pointed end of the wand is held to your body’s pressure points to release tension.

You should cleanse and recharge your crystal wands on a regular basis. Especially after using them for many purposes. If not, the harmful or negative energies that have been absorbed by the wand can get transferred back to you the next time you use it.

The most effective way to cleanse your crystal wand is to soak it in water for 12 up to 24 hours. Make sure that water cannot damage it, though. Some crystals cannot be immersed in water because it can fill fissures and cause the crystal to break apart.

You can also recharge your crystal wand by leaving it out in the sun for an hour or under the moonlight for a whole night. This works especially well during a full moon. In fact, charging your wand under a full moon may be better since direct sunlight can cause the gemstone color to fade.

It’s good to have several varieties of crystal wands so that you can have one for each purpose. You can even build your own crystal wand collection with all kinds of different crystals and stones. If you are new to crystals, it can certainly be overwhelming. The best way to start is to handle different kinds of crystals and pay attention to how your body reacts to each one. You may feel a particular bond with a specific crystal as your body will naturally be drawn to the one that most meets your needs in that moment. To help you discover some of the healing benefits, a list of the most popular crystals for beginners is shown next.

Clear Quartz crystal wands are good for beginners because they are an all-purpose healing wand. They have the ability to heal any kind of pain or ailment in any part of the body, including the chakras and the aura. Clear quartz is known to help with goal achievement and protection. It is especially useful for activating the crown chakra which controls how we think about and perceive situations. This type truly makes a great choice for your very first crystal wand.

Amethyst elevates the psyche, grounds the mind, and protects from all sorts of negative energy. It encourages creativity, intuition, and calmness. Amethyst healing properties also include acting as a natural form of stress relief. Wearing one in your pocket amplifies positive vibes while cleansing the body of toxic emotions such as anxiety, fear, and anger.

Rose quartz opens up your heart to every kind of love that you need: self-love, familial love, friendship love, romantic love, and love for humanity. As a rush of compassion, happiness and forgiveness pulses through you, this stone will assist you in letting go of negative emotions.

Citrine is known to attract abundance as well as boost self-esteem. This stone will help harness your individual and unique talents to create abundance. It will warm your heart and soul with confidence and clarity. Citrine also opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing negative feelings and anger, deep fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires self-expression and creativity. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences.

Hematite is known for shielding a person from psychic attacks and negative energy. It is one of the most powerful stones used for grounding. By grounding yourself, you claim ownership of your energy and feel balanced, centered, and ready to accomplish any task. Hematite absorbs negative energy from your body, calming you in times of stress or worry and making you feel stable, balanced, and centered.

Tiger Eye carries masculine energy. It helps you build confidence and self-belief. Promoting success, it will provide the willpower and motivation you need to take action to achieve success. It will help you remain calm even in hectic situations, aiding in your ability to be a successful leader.

Aquamarine is a stone of enlightenment, spiritual awareness and the ability to become attuned to your own emotions. It has a unique ability to soothe and calm others as well as its holder. Aquamarine can be used to promote verbal self-expression. It is often used to enhance spiritual communication and clear communication blocks. Aquamarine facilitates the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve your higher good and may actually inhibit your growth.

Selenite is one of the few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock any stuck or stagnant energy to ensure a smooth flow of positive energy through your body or home space. Selenite is one of the most powerful crystals for energy clearing and energy cleansing, making it an essential tool for removing negative energy.

Carnelian is known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage. It is a stabilizing crystal, perfect for anchoring in the present. Its high energy helps restore lost vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity for new pursuits. It improves concentration and removes extraneous thoughts in daydreamers, and during meditation.

Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.