Basic Rules to Follow During Wand Creation

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Some helpful rules to take into account when creating a wand.

  1. Never kill a young tree for the purpose of your wand.

  2. Always take the smallest branch you can, or the smallest part of the branch that you can.

  3. When carving the wand, always try to collect the shavings and compost them.

  4. Choose a wood that you feel reflects the wand's purpose

  5. Never use a rotting or moldy stick for a wand .

 

Explanations:

  • To kill a young tree to serve your pleasures and needs is wrong when you can take an old tree or use a branch that a tree casts off naturally. This wounds the environment and reflects badly, both karmic-ly and morally, on you.

  • Taking more than you need is wasteful and has the same problems as killing a young tree, albeit on a lesser scale.

  • This waste is unavoidable but you should still try to integrate it back into the environment to help new plants grow.

  • This will make sure the wood matches your intentions to offer the best results.

  • Moldy or rotting sticks will mess up the magic that you channel through the wand not to mention the dangers of infection.

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May 09, 2019
And remember to ask the tree permission first before taking a branch!

Mar 22, 2020
yes and to the spirits of the area too let them guide you and give thanks

Jun 15, 2019
Is is important to have a crystal at the end of the wand? I have a few without crystals on the top.

Aug 12, 2019
I think crystals are used for amplifiers or something and wands without crystals are fine?

Aug 14, 2019
cristal hold energy, wands channel them

Aug 14, 2019
Depends on your belief, Ballad. I view wands as a way to channel one's own energy, and I don't use crystals at all. My wands work fine. Basically, I'd say it depends in how the person views the importance of crystals and on tools in general to their practice. In most cases, no crystal should be fine.

Jul 11, 2019
I made sure to follow these rules. I found a small branch at the base of an oak tree in my back yard and shaved all the bark off. I didn't have to cut it to the right length either it was already 12.9 inches long. Afterwards i gathered the shavings and dumped them at the base of the oak tree were i found the small branch. and even though it is still incomplete every time i touch it it seems to vibrate in a positive manner. I think i did something right or a little to well i don't know. I will have to finish it to find out.

Jul 18, 2019
How long must a wand be ? Does it need any rituals ? If so what is it or how will i perform it ?

Aug 26, 2019
Are you able to purchase a branch or wood? You say to ask the tree permission but I wouldn't be able to do that so will that be a bad idea?? Also does it matter if it's small like 12 inches or large like a walking stick?

Aug 30, 2019
Any length is acceptable as long as you're comfortable with it. Generally anything longer than two feet can be considered a staff but the purpose of both a staff and a wand is the same. You can buy a wand or wood, but the idea behind finding one makes it more personal. Just tell the tree you're using it and thank it.

Mar 23, 2020
Can you use a stick that is cracked?

Apr 13, 2020
Absolutely! I'd recommend that you make sure that the crack is ''stuck'' so it's visible but you might want to tie wire or string around it.

Apr 13, 2020
Another thing i'd like to add is I tend to get branches after they've naturally fallen off of the tree.

Apr 13, 2020
I would add the branch needs to be the length from your elbow to your fingertip [so when you're done making it, it'll be the right length] but I agree you shouldn't take a giant branch or kill the tree. I typically take sticks that have already fallen, but if you wish to take one from a tree, I would ask the tree/spirits for permission and leave an offering to thank them.

Jun 13, 2020
Actually i havent even used a wand made from wood outside my home i have bonded enough to just use a rock i fell has a match to what i need atm and now i carry 2 stones with me incase needed

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