We all grow up with stories of witches, wizards and fairies with magic wands to grant wishes, the power to transform things or tell the future by gazing into a crystal ball. These myths are deeply embedded in our culture since ancient times of tools that certain people can use to connect to and channel mystical, natural sources of power.
Wands, spheres, talismans and pendulums, have all been used as tools for connection, protection, communication, divination, dowsing, and holistic healing by tribal cultures, shamans, healers, energy workers, and metaphysicians for millennia.
Some people can sense the vibration and resonance of each crystal tool and its different effect on the environment, physical body, aura, and chakras depending on the energetic attributes of the crystal and type of healing tool chosen.
A pendulum is an ancient divination or dowsing tool helpful in bringing information from the subconscious to conscious awareness.
Crystal pendulums can be used in a variety of ways - for general guidance and insight by asking specific questions and reading the pendulums reactions. Or for healing, to help make healthy choices and give additional clarity with diagnosis.
Pendulums may also be helpful when working with other crystals and stones – helping to validate which gemstones to use in healing, which crystals need to be cleansed, and to help determine the placement of crystals in healing grids or in the environment.
They may also be helpful in energy work, as they indicate any blockages in the chakras and the energetic flow of the meridian channels.
Pendulums can be used for yourself, or your loved ones to ask questions, or to meditate, see clearly and follow your intuitions. For healers and therapist it is an amazing tool as you can use pendulums to feel the chakras, unlock them, and balance them.
Stone & Crystal Wands
Stone and crystal wands come in many different shapes and sizes, some crystal wands grow naturally with with one or both ends facetted or they can be created by cutting and polishing a wide variety of stones, crystals and minerals. Crystal wands are excellent healing tools facilitating chakra balancing, emotional healing, and spiritual development.
They are useful for scanning auras and chakras or to locate, cleanse and heal blockages. They can then be used to heal the entire body or aura, or on a specific area of the body or on a particular chakra as they have the ability to focus and direct energy tightly through their tip.
Wands may also be used used in conjunction with healing practices such as massage, body work, or Reiki. Massaging the body with a smooth crystal wand, facilitates stress reduction and releases tension from the body, and the healing properties of a particular stone may be beneficially obtained through massage with a particular wand.
Pointed wands are excellent crystal tools to use in reflexology and trigger point release. Natural crystal wands emit a focused energy and may be used to pinpoint and clear the emotional fields of negativity cutting through confusion and entanglements, and removing energy hooks and blockages.
Crystal wands are also a helpful tool for meditation, psychic surgery, healing crystal grids, crystal body layouts, and in feng-shui and cleansing they may be used to energetically cleanse spaces.
Cleansing crystals wands and pendulums.
Crystal wands and pendulums can collect 'baggage' like the rest of us, so it is recommended to cleanse them every once in while. An often suggested way is to dip the crystal into the ocean which will cleanse and recharge the crystal with negative ions.
Ions are the tiny molecules contained in everything around us. They can be either positively or negatively charged. Negative ones are scientifically proven to be beneficial to our health and well being.
The most important benefit of negative ions is that they clear the air of airborne allergens such as pollen, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. Negative ions perform this function by attaching themselves to positively charged particles in large numbers and negatively charging those particles.
These negatively charge ions are found in extremely high concentrations in or near the ocean (which is why we naturally gravitate to them and feel better).
They are also found in abundance in forests, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, mountains and just about any area out in nature with a natural connection to water that makes you feel relaxed, calm and refreshed after you spend some time there. This is due in part to the high concentrations of negative ions.
However, sea water is very corrosive especially to metals and even some crystals themselves. I would not recommend dipping wands/pendulums too often in sea water with metal fittings and be aware that the process may damage the lustre of the stones.
But you can also simply take your stone to the beach and dip them gently in the sand, near the ocean or to a quiet natural space, with a water source and place them in the grass or under tree for a few hours to naturally cleanse and re-energise.
Here are some other ways to gently cleanse your crystal without damaging it;
Smudging - Light a smudge stick (it can be dried white sage and/or other herbs, or cedar) or you can use your favorite incense. Blow out the flame and pass pendulum or crystal through the fragrant smoke slowly - at least four times.
Cleansing Crystals - Citrine, carnelian and selenite are all self cleaning gemstones that also carry the ability to cleanse other stones and crystals. Simply put your pendulum or wand in a pouch or container with one of these stones and leave them undisturbed for 24 hours.
Brown Rice - Fill a small can or bowl with dry brown rice. A round grain is preferable to long grain. Submerge your pendulum or stone under the surface. Let rest for 24 hours.
Sunlight - Place your pendulum or crystal in direct sunlight for an hour or so, morning or late sun is best (avoid noon day if it's overly bright or hot). Please note - some crystals fade quickly if exposed to direct sunlight. Do not use this method on fluorite or amethyst for example as they will lose their colour more rapidly.
Moonlight - Unlike sunlight, moonlight is safe for all stones. Place your pendulum or crystal on a windowsill during a full moon and let it sit overnight.