I have been working with wands lately. I’ve been super drawn to working with wood and so I decided to just go with it. Apple wood has been the most appealing. Here is a little magickal info on apple wood.
Apple Wood is known for feminine energy. It is ruled by the planet Venus and the sign of Cancer. Although wood is earth energy it has some watery feel to it. It is associated with both Diana and Morrighan, this works well for me since I work with both of these deities. Samhain and rebirth are also associated with the apple. These wands work great for healing, fertility, love, the fairy realm, visions, piercing the veil, and the otherworld.
Runes: Ing, Peorth, Cweorth
I had fun carving into the staff of the wand but it really does not show up well in photos. I carved three things that have magickal significance to me into it. This part was a lot harder than I thought it would be. After finding the right tool it became much easier.
I added a rose quartz to my wand. Rose quartz has been my favorite stone for as long as I can remember. It just seemed like the perfect fit. I went to the rock store and found a few that I liked. Rose quartz also has an association with feminine energy. It works really well with the apple energy.
Rose quartz can be used for:
Balancing yin and yang
Release of stress
Union with the divine
Element: Earth and Water
Deities: Freyr & Aphrodite
I had to find a way to attach my stone to the end of my wand. I used copper wire. This part was complicated. When I work magickally I like to work in threes so copper wire was the third element in my magickal recipe.
Copper is associated with:
Chakra: Crown, heart, and solar-plexus
Planet and Goddess: Venus
So as you can see I have constructed a wand with feminine elements. I have used three similar items to build intent and energy.
I also have a stang in process. It is like a staff but it has two points at the top. This is going to take some time to finish.
I can’t wait to show you how the stang works out! I really love making my own tools, it is very satisfying. Do any of you make your own tools? I would be interested to see photos or hear about it.