Magic Wand Best Practices

Not every conscious creators employs a magic wand, but for those of us who do, it’s worth a review of best practices of this ancient art.

Here are the top five tips I was taught and/or learned along the way. (Some of them the hard way.)

We’d love to hear your best practices, too!

1. Keep your wand secure.

It is essential that untrained others don’t have access, as they will likely be sorely tempted to give it a practice wave or two. While it’s unlikely they’ll do much damage, it isn’t worth the risk.

2. Regular use is optimal. 

While it’s true that a magic wand grows more potent over time, this tip is actually shared with the user in mind. The more you use it, the more proficient you become.

Some have asked whether it’s possible to overuse their wand. In my experience, overuse is not detrimental to the wand, but sometimes the user. Don’t grow dependent. The power is in you.

3. Keep it in pristine condition.

Don’t let your wand get dusty or brittle; room temperature storage in a velvet-lined wooden container is optimal. (The Container Store had a delightful stock last time I was in.) Using your wand after it’s been exposed to extreme temperatures for extended lengths of time may result in glitchy manifestations. If you suspect your wand is experiencing fluctuations due to environmental mishandling, see a Certified Wand Tuner pronto.

4. Use its proper name.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve noticed mine does not appreciate nicknames. While you may not prefer its true name, your wand does. Call it by its proper name, if you haven’t already been doing so, and you’ll see enhanced results with that added respect.

5. Don’t wave angry.

Or under the influence. Just don’t. Some of you may have learned this the hard way, too. If you haven’t, take it from us. Your results will reflect your state of mind, and anger/befuddlement is not something you want magnified through magic. Calm, clear-headed, sober waving only is the way of the experienced wander.

Bonus tip: while I know most practitioners use the complementary astro-season method for choosing their most effective type of wand material, you may want to experiment with the Triple M method (Magic Materials Match) for best results. Although a seasoned witch friend swears anything other than the blind choice (aka random alignment) method is less than ideal.

(Yes, I’m just having a little fun here, but that’s the whole point, right?) 😉

Thanks for reading, happy wanding and please share your favorite wand tips in the comments!

  • September 1, 2016
  • Barbara says:

    Loving this site, and also what you said about laughing a lot. Is there a post where people list their favourite videos or things that make them laugh? Would love to find one right now. It seems like a good way to raise vibes.

  • Namaste says:

    Really enjoyed your newsletter point about NOT saving friends/family from contrast. Also enjoyed this post, made me smile =)

  • Michael says:

    Alight…so I actually *made* a bunch of wands for my son’s 8th birthday (Harry Potter wizard theme) as party favors.
    Really, really fun. Went to the river, found some cool looking sticks about the right size…got various rolls of colored duct tape….glitter-glue….fake gems…etc. Made about 30 of them, and they still show up in my car or in the laundry room (we only gave about 18 away)
    But to the original post:
    Keep your wand where it’s wanted. You can actually do pretty cool magic, but sometimes people don’t want your wand (heh). Don’t be waving it where it’s not wanted.

  • Jiya says:

    This is the first time I am reading something like this. I want to know more…

  • Deirdre says:

    Can your wand be Anything? Like a fancy chopstick or a branch or your favorite color pencil?

  • I found my magic wand several years ago while beach combing with a friend on our New Year Day morning ritual of looking for the new year’s treasure.
    It is white, 8 inches long and shaped like a sword hilt without the handle. I knew it was organic material. My first thought was humongous shark tooth and I would probably never go swimming there again! Consulted several nature clinics which ruled out bird or fish and finally saw a similar piece identified as turtle rib.
    I have it on my coffee table with crystals and other small magical objects. It is interesting which people comment on it and how many don’t seem to notice it.
    I use it mostly by touching tip to tense areas of my body. The release is immediate. I think I will expand it’s use since reading Jeannette’s magic wand post.

    • Jeannette says:

      Wow! What an auspicious way to come across your wand, Maryann! I love that you tracked down what it was. I found something on the beach in Maui that to this day I have no idea of its originations.

  • Laura says:

    I used to play around with this magic when I was little and unfortunately I sent out some negative energy which bounced back ten fold and promised never to play with my energetic power again.
    But now I’m in a much better place with so much love to spread and this looks like so much fun ….I may even buy a few wants to my daughters who naturally get all this intuitively.
    Now, I need some more fun spells.

  • Jeannette says:

    If like me you’re drooling over the wands in that photo, here’s where you can order yours:

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