It’s important to remember that tools are simply… tools. The real power comes from you.
A tool is meant to focus your own intention and to serve in visualizing what you are crafting/ manifesting.
We are sensory creatures who learn from patterns, symbols, and symmetry.
Ritual tools help us train and keep our focus where it needs to be—on the energetically charged space of your sacred intention. And since the vast majority of Witches also use these tools, we are joining up with the collective power of their energetic influence on the spiritual plane whenever we take them in hand.
You can certainly find beautiful tools in New Age/Witch shops, and shopping can be fun, but can also be pricey. Second-hand shops are also excellent places to find unique possibilities. Online shops abound as well, and though you don’t get the luxury of holding and truly sensing the energy of the items until you’ve already made your purchase, this is still an option.
However, you can also get more creative and seek out objects that you already own and can be repurposed. For example, a special cup or goblet can become your chalice. If you have some artisan skills, you can make plenty of your own tools. You can also look for them in nature. In fact, some Witches prefer that their tools be made from materials as close to nature as possible—using a small tree branch for a wand or a clam shell for a chalice.
Perhaps the most magical way to acquire your tools is to send out an intention for them, and watch as they show up in your life, one by one. Keep an eye out, but don’t be impatient, and you will be delightfully surprised when the wind blows a wand-sized branch right up to your door, or the perfect hand-made broom shows up at a yard sale.
It’s crucial to clear your tools of any residual energy from their former environments, and consecrate them for the purpose of ritual practice.
You can cleanse your tools by —
Cleansing your tools removes any negative or old energy that may be stuck or associated with previous ritual and blesses the tool for present use.
Once you’ve taken this step, it’s best to store your ritual tools together in a private space where their sacred energy will not be mixed in with the objects of everyday life.
These are merely a few tools in a tool box of thousands of ways to witch. We recommend that you explore, try and craft the best tools for you.