Of course as a Witchy Mama you want to give your witchlings all the tools they need to succeed to develop their own practice. It just so happens that wands are one of the easiest and quickest ways to help put your little ones on the path to learning and experience in the Craft in a way that’s fun and educational! Plus it’s the perfect opportunity learn about the magick and hidden language of trees and the magick they have to share with us.
Speaking to the Trees
Of course, the first thing you’ll want to think about is where your source your materials. While wands are made from a wide variety of materials such as metal, crystal, glass, or resin — by far and large the most popular is wood. I feel that natural (rather than man-made) materials are far better suited for the task of helping to channel or move energy. Plus, wood for wand-making is so abundant you can get what you need without spending a penny!
That said, most people acquire their wood for wand-making by picking up fallen wood. If you don’t have a suitable yard that gets fallen wood that you could use, you can always visit a local park or a willing friend who might be willing to help you out. Also, if you happen to be fortunate enough to live near an orchard or fruit farm you can always ask about when their prune their trees late in the season to see if they might be willing to let you have some wood. (For “arts & crafts”!)
If you are lucky and you find yourself with an abundance of options, allow your witchling to choose for themselves which pieces stand out to them the most! It should be a stick that is approximately the width of a finger and approximately as long as the distance from the tip of their elbow to the tip of their fingers! Once your find your stick you’ll no doubt want to know what type of wood your working with, so let’s chat about some common varieties of trees, wood, and their magickal properties!
The Language of Trees
So you’ve found a place to search and you’ve found some trees and/or sticks but you don’t know what type or what the magickal properties are? Here are some common trees and the energies their especially good for working with:
Of course there are many more varieties of trees out there, too, depending on your locale. I just wanted to spotlight a few that are usually easy to come by! Do you already have a magick wand? What wood or materials is it made of? If you don’t already have one which do you find yourself the most drawn to? Let me know by posting a reply in the comments below!