Information about building a wand.
Casting Instructions for ‘Wand’
The wand is an instrument of invocation. It is sometimes used to guide energy or to draw magical symbols on the ground. To some, the wand represents the element of air, and it’s sacred to the Gods.
The size of the wand is up to you, whatever size feels comfortable in your hand – your wand should feel like an extension of your own arm. Traditionally, it’s been fashioned from the wood of a willow, elder, cherry, oak or peach tree. Any reasonably straight piece of wood can be used, even one you buy from a hardware store!
The wand must be consecrated like any other tool. By consecrating a tool, you’re declaring to the God and the Goddess that it is sacred and will only be used for magical work. It only touches the atmosphere.
You dont have to get the perfect wand at first; you may use a stick until you stumble upon the right wand for you. Whatever you decide to use at first will be infused with your power and power.
Some Wiccans engrave their wands with magical symbols, runes and/or words but this isnt absolutely necessary, as it becomes magical with your touch and use.
All tools are ritually cleansed and purified before use to remove any negativity; they are then billed and consecrated. Consecration only has to be done.
A Consecration Ritual For Your Wand
Hold your wand high in salute and say:Lord and Lady, Father and Mother of all life.Here I present my own personal wand to your approval.From now on will it serve me as a tool and a weapon in they service.
Put it on your altar and bow your head, thinking of it. Dip your fingers into the salted water and sprinkle it on the wand, on all sides. Now pick it up and hold it at the smoke of the incense, making sure all components get thoroughly censed. Say:May the holy smoke and water drive out any impurities in this wand, that it be pure and cleansed, ready to serve me and my gods in any way I desire.So mote it be.
Hold it between the palms of your hands and concentrate all your energy into the wand. Then say:I charge this wand through me with the wisdom of the God and the Goddess.May it serve us well, keeping me from harm and acting in their support in most things.So mote it be.
Keep the batter on your person for 24 hours and sleep with it under your pillow for three successive nights. It is your own private tool. It’s fine to let other people handle your wand, but not let the other use it for anything, inside or outside the Circle. It’s considered bad manners to deal with another persons tools without permission. Your tools are your personal sign of witchhood and deserved careful choice and treatment.
A Wand Dedication Ritual
Finally, a proposal for dedicating your wand until you first use it. Perform this with visualization.
If the wand is constructed from wood, take it outside at sunset and rub it with fresh lavender, mint or eucalyptus leaves. Raise it towards the east and invoke the Goddess. In the morning, at sunrise, take it outside again and invoke the Goddess by rubbing it with more fresh leaves and holding it up again to the east.