:wand_tarot: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Wonderful Wands

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up :clock2:

The challenge clock has started once again and we are off with challenge #161 - it’s time to bring out one of a witch’s most beloved tools! :sparkles:

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

Wands Challenge Spells8

:wand_tarot: :sparkles: Wonderful Wands :magic_wand: :medical_symbol:

Usually listed as one of the essential tools for casting spells, a wand can serve many various purposes in spellwork and crafting.

The Wand is a prominent tool because it symbolizes the Will of the person who performs the Magic, and serves above all to direct the energy, and sometimes to cast the Circle of Protection. It is highly esteemed within most Witchcraft traditions.

The wand, like the athame, is used to direct energy. It is usually made of wood and can be decorated or inscribed with symbols. It is a projective tool that represents the Element Fire, although some consider it to be a tool ruled by Air.

From Spells8: The Magic Wand

Although a wand is not required for casting spells, it functions like all magickal tools- when used with intention, it can greatly enhance the spellwork being cast. No matter what purpose a witch chooses to use their wand for, it is a beloved assistant in your practice!

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This week’s challenge is all about magickal wands - but as always, how you do so is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…



Wand Printable Page for Your Book of Shadows
From Spells8: Free Magic Wand Printable Page

STEP 1 : A Witch’s Wand :wand_tarot:

This challenge is all about magickal wands- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.

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Show Off Your Wand! :camera_flash:

Have a wand of your own? Feel free to show it off and share all about it for your challenge entry this week! :magic_wand:

You might share a little about:

  • How you choose your wand
  • What wood/materials it is made from
  • How you use it in your practice
  • Etc.

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Make a Wand :wood:

Crafting a wand is a very special process that creates a deep bond between the practitioner and their new sacred tool. It can often take a lot of time, but rest assured that there’s no need to rush- sharing your wand-crafting plan or beginning the wand-crafting process can count as your entry this week.

How to Make a Witch’s Wand

Related discussions:

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Consecrate or Cleanse Your Wand :bubbles:

When welcoming a new sacred tool into your practice, many witches choose to consecrate it- a process that involves preparing the tool to be used in your practice. Consecration is usually done on new tools, although it can be done at any time. Cleansing is the process of washing away negativity and refreshing a tool for use in the Craft.

Magickal Tool Consecration - Cast Along Spell

7 Methods of Cleansing

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Wand Wisdom :open_book:

Interested in magickal history and lore? Consider exploring the history of wand-wielding or magickal lore about wands for your challenge entry this week. You might also explore the wisdom of choosing wood for a wand or other wanderful wand facts- or even venture close by into the world of magickal staffs and staves.

Related discussions:

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… And More! :raised_hands:

The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore wands in another way, please feel free to do so! :blush:

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:

From Spells8: Whole Tarot: The Suit of Wands

STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:

Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)

(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)

Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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@martje’s wand shared in What to do with a wand?

A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

From Spells8: How to Make Your Witch’s Wand

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Whittled with love and crafted with care,
A wand is a mighty tool to bear
So choose wisely and form your bond-
Behold the power of your beloved wand!

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Blessed Be! :wand_tarot::sparkles:


Ohh, this is gonna be a difficult one for me. I don’t have a wand… :thinking: but I do have another idea!


No wand, no worries! :grinning:

Francisco had a great quote about it a while back, linking here:

You always have great ideas, Megan- I can’t wait to see what you’ll do! Have fun :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Challenge entry,

Handmade from a Rowan tree branch with black obsidian, blue lapis, green aventurine, amethyst and clear quartz crystals

Used to cast a circle and for protection displayed on my Altar.


You did an amazing job Kirsty. I can’t wait to see your next one!


Wands are one of my favorite subjects!!! :magic_wand:


I haven’t used my wand for a long time (I like to use my right hand or visualization for creating circles), but this week is perfect for changing that!


:thinking: I have a wand, but never used it. Wands = being organised in my mind, not my strong point with magic. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I’m going to have to think how to work this one. :grin:


This is sooooooo magical! This is just another level of beauty you create with every single Witchy Challenge, Bry! :heart_eyes: :sparkles: I am gonna keep this chant with me, like forever! :face_holding_back_tears: :sparkling_heart: As for this amazing challenge, hmm. I’ll have to see, because i have my plain and raw, pine wood wand (and i have like 4 more of those! :face_holding_back_tears: I had to order a combo, that’s why! :cupid:) I’m not gonna say much just yet. :grin: I will tell my beautiful and simple wand story in my challenge entry soon and maybe i could try that wand crystal wrapping?? I have some crystal chips, too. :smiling_face: :crystal_ball: :magic_wand: Honestly speaking, this is exactly what i had in mind for my wand, since long! :innocent: :astonished: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Just perfect & divine timing as they say. :purple_heart: :blush:
Will be looking forward to everyone’s lovely entries! :hugs: and @kirsty4 what an awe inspiring work!!! I mean, that wand’s pure magic. Soo amazing that I’m smitten, literally. :black_heart: This pic is giving me all kinds of bewitching goosebumps! :heart_eyes: :pentagram: :sparkles: You’re simply incredible!
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I have a hudge collection of twigs! I have birch, maple oak, manzanita of the top of my head!


Hmmmm have to put my thinking cap for this one. I have a gifted resin wand, and a selenite/satin spar wand, and created my own from wood and beads for a challenge before but I have to be honest, I don’t use any of the 3 I have.

I’m not sure if I’m not a “wand person” or if I just haven’t found/created the right one. :woman_shrugging:

edit I’m giving it one last try. I have started making another one, well actually it’s made, I just need to sand paint, and seal it before I call it a day! :laughing:


Aw thank you so much this was a test wand as I had never made one before and I thought I am going to give it a go :slight_smile: next wand will be from a willow tree branch need to go and find one first :slight_smile:


Well, For my challenge entry I would like to present a multifunctional wand. (that I ordered, but it has not yet arrived) :magic_wand: :sparkles: :crescent_moon:

`picture taken from seller website

This magical tool is also a hairpin. For your “asian style bun”. I live in a one room apartment, so not much space for clutter. That’s why All objects are useful and have their own place.
This hair pin is compact, and can be a very nice accessory. (Moreover, they come in black, too) :wink:

I can later decorate it with gems, flowers, chains, colourful thread, braids or feathers, maybe even repaint it. :purple_heart: :gem:


Wow, that is awesome EvaCVM! I would have never thought about it being a hair pin and a wand. What a great idea!


Thank you, it was hard to find this one. Most of hairpins nowadays are plastic or resin. I wanted natural material to connect it to elements and nature itself.
As wands are a fire sign - wood is the best option.


I’m happy you found it!


My wand is all packed up! I’ll have to dig it out this weekend after the Great Desk Switch!


I absolutely love your wand!:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
What kind of ston do you have?
It sorta reminds me of mine only I do have any stones!

It looks like a snake :snake:

Anyway this last one is one of my fav!

“I am a magician”
Eva - “very magikal”


It’s also made from polymer clay at the handle and a hot glue gun and modge podge seal took me 4 days lol


Godd, you are so talented and crafty, @kirsty4!! :astonished: :hugs: :sparkling_heart: I would actually suggest you to go for that crafty witch challenge in our next upcoming catch up challenge! Whatever you would craft, will be beautiful and inspiring, without a doubt! :heart_eyes: :magic_wand: :heart:
Have a Blessed Thursday, my friend. :pink_heart: :dizzy: