Since ancient times, crystal and gemstone wands have been used for healing all over the world. Today, wands are still a common healing tool used by massage therapist, meridian therapist, reiki energy healers, and meditators.
Wands come in many different shapes and sizes, and also in many varieties of stones. Wands may be long or short, and the cylinder can be smooth or faceted. The elongated shape of a wand allows the stone to direct it's healing energy in a straight line. The wand's point will focus the crystal's energy so that it may be used on a specific area of the body.
Methods of Healing:
Wands can be used in many different ways to heal. They can be used to heal the entire body or aura, or they can be used on a specific area of the body and even on a particular chakra. They may also be used to scan the auric field to locate blockages, and then purify them. Massaging the body with a gemstone wand helps to release tension from the body, while the stone's healing energy is transferred to the body. Pointed wands are used in reflexology by holding the stone's point at certain pressure points on the hands and feet, to heal ailments in particular areas of the body.
Choosing Your Wand:
Wands come in a variety of gemstones and crystals, so there are many types of wands to choose from. Different stones have different healing energies and effect the body, aura, and chakras differently. So it is nice to have a variety of wands to use for a variety of different purposes. You might choose to build a collection of wands made from a variety of gemstones.
When selecting a wand to use for a specific purpose, you should choose one made from a gemstone that is suitable to your intention. It is good to know a little about the healing properties of different gemstones so that you are able to select a stone that resonates best with the purpose that you wish to use it. For example; clear quartz stone is excellent for gathering, storing, directing, and transmitting energy. A clear quartz wand is a good stone for beginners because it can help to heal any ailment on any area of the body or aura.
Get To Know Your Wand:
It is a good idea to spend some time with your wand to become familiar with its energy and to harmonize with it. The better you know your wand, the better it will work for you. You may want to hold it while you meditate, or sit with it while feeling its shape, texture, and weight as you visually examine it. Spending time with your wand will help you become attuned to it and you will also be receiving it's healing energies at the same time.
The power of one's intention drives the energy of a wand, so it is a good idea to program your wand for its intended purpose, especially if it is specific. If you have chosen a stone that fits the healing properties of your intention, the wand should easily accept programming.
Cleansing and Recharging:
Crystal and gemstone wands should always be cleansed and recharged after each use. It is very important, especially when used on multiple people or for multiple purposes. The easiest and most efficient way to cleanse a wand is to soak it in water for 12 to 24 hours. (Make sure first that your stone is not one that can be damaged by water.) Then you may recharge your wand by leaving it in the sun for an hour or so, or leave it out under moonlight for an entire night, which works best when the moon is full.
There is no right or wrong way to work with a wand. When working with wands, whether or not you are using them for healing, is important to listen to your intuition. As you work with your wand, you will eventually come up with a method which works best for you.
Also known as Cairngorm, this beautiful variation of quartz with a golden hue instantly elicits happiness and joy. It’s like a ray of welcome sunshine bringing warmth, vitality and positivity to whoever sees or holds it. It gets this yellow colour from the heat of volcanos, and it’s also known to bring prosperity.
Physical Healing Properties: A very energizing stone, citrine helps bring you energy and vitality in all areas. It aids in digestion and helps the spleen and the pancreas. An excellent stone for getting things moving through your digestive system to relieve constipation or to detox your body. Helps with kidney and bladder infections as well. Activates the thymus and helps to balance the thyroid and hormones. Citrine increases circulation and detoxifies the blood. Since it is a stone of warmth, it helps to calm and soothe the nervous system as well as the endocrine system. Even great for eyesight and issues with the eyes.
Emotional Healing Properties: Wonderful for self-esteem and confidence, it helps you in protecting yourself from things that aren’t in your best interest. It also helps you in standing up for yourself and what you believe in while giving you the boost you need to speak your truth. Since it’s a very energizing stone, it also helps you get motivated and enhances creativity and problem-solving. It also promotes joy and helps to release fear or anger allowing more positivity to enter into your life. It will also help you in getting in touch with your emotions so that you can healthily express them.
Chakras: The solar plexus chakra is the main chakra that citrine is connected with. It’s also connected with the crown chakra and helps bring intuition and inner guidance. It can even assist in cleansing all of the chakras of negative energy and infuses them with positivity.
Astrological signs: Citrine is connected with Gemini, Libra, Aries and Leo
History: Citrine has been used in jewelry and as decoration for thousands of years. For example, in Greece during 300 BC and 150 BC, it was used ornamentally and in Scotland during the 17th century, it was used to adorn their swords. It was called yellow quartz until 1556 when it got its name, citrine because of it’s yellow hue which is much like citrus fruits lemons and oranges. It became very popular during World War I and World War II when many women including famous movie stars like Greta Garbo would wear jewelry with citrine jewels in an Art Deco style.
How to use it: Bring citrine into your life when you feel like you need more joy and positivity. You can wear or carry some to keep the good vibes flowing. You can also place a piece of citrine in the wealth corner of your home which is the far left corner in your home when you’re facing the front door. Or you can place some citrine in your wallet or purse. Wearing citrine on a pendant close to your throat or on rings on the fingers also works to bring the healing benefits of citrine into your life.