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Discover The 3 Energy Types of Crystal Wands


We know that crystals all have different properties, so different crystal wands are best at certain tasks. Ewald Kliegel, author of ‘Crystal Wands’, takes this a step further and identifies 3 distinct energy types of crystal wands. Learning these 3 Energy Types of Crystal Wands will help you know exactly which wand is best for any situation or use!

Crystal Wands What they are and what they do


If you are new to crystal wands, and haven’t yet, we think you’ll enjoy reading CRYSTAL WANDS: THE WHAT, THE HOW, THE WHY? first, before continuing with this blog post.

Ewald Kliegel, author of Crystal Wands, says there are three groups or types of crystal wands, being Neutral, Balancing and Activating. Crystal wands in each of these groups are best suited to purposes matching that group. 

Quick Examples of The Three Energy Types of Crystal Wands:

If you have an underactive chakra, or you want to energise a sluggish digestive system or activate a crystal grid, you would ideally use a crystal wand with Activating properties. 

Balancing crystals can assist with grounding, calming, stabilizing, setting, etc. Neutral crystals can mostly be charged and programmed to any task.

ACTIVATING Crystal Wands

Activating crystal wands are for action, stimulating, sending, charging etc.

Selenite makes an excellent activating crystal wand to have. It is connected to the angelic realm and strongly resonates with light energy. Selenite is a fantastic central gridding stone as it activates the whole grid and links the other stones together. As a wand it brings these strong activation properties forwards. You can use this wand to cleanse all other crystals in your kit. This is really useful after a healing or energy working, to release and cleanse all negative or unwanted energies from your crystals, your space and yourself.

Examples of Crystal Wands in the Activating Group:

  • Apatite
  • Aquamarine
  • Apatite
  • Aventurine (Red)
  • Basalt
  • Bloodstone 
  • Bronzite
  • Brecciated Jasper
  • Calcite (Orange)
  • Carnelian
  • Epidote
  • Hematite
  • Kambaba Jasper (Eldarite)
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Lace Agate
  • Iron Quartz
  • Mahogany Obsidian
  • Obsidian
  • Picture Jasper
  • Red Jasper
  • Ruby with Kyanite (Ruby Disthene)
  • Rhodonite
  • Rhyolite (Leopardstone Jasper)
  • Snowflake Obsidian
  • Sunstone
  • Tiger’s Eye & Tiger Iron
  • Unakite

BALANCING Crystal Wands

Balancing crystal wands can assist with grounding, calming, stabilizing, setting, etc. 

Amethyst makes an excellent balancing wand. It is stimulating for the third eye chakra, allowing your psychic abilities to be heightened as you work. Amethyst has powerful protective properties. It is strongly aligned with bringing energies into balance.

More Crystals Wands in the Balancing Group:

  • Agate
  • Amazonite
  • Amethyst
  • Aventurine (Green)
  • Blue Quartz
  • Chrysoprase
  • Fossil Wood
  • Lepidolite
  • Magnesite
  • Serpentine
  • Sodalite
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Stromatolite
  • Stichtite in Serpentine

NEUTRAL Crystal Wands

Neutral crystal wands can mostly be charged and programmed / set to perform any task.

Clear Quartz crystal (Rock Crystal) is probably the best wand you can invest in if you are starting out. Clear Quartz crystal is the master healer, it can amplify, transmute and dispel energy as needed. This makes it really versatile, and useful in any situation.

Other crystals wands in the Neutral group:

  • Aragonite
  • Agate Moss
  • Calcite (Blue)
  • Chalcedony
  • Dalmatian Jasper (Aplite)
  • Fluorite
  • Feldspar white
  • Labradorite
  • Nephrite Jade
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Onyx
  • Quartz Crystal (Clear Quartz/Rock Crystal, Snow Quartz)
  • Rose Quartz
  • Ruby Fuchsite
  • Septerian
  • Tree Agate
  • Tourmaline

Above All, Trust Your Intuition

Note that the above groups, as stated, are from Ewald Kliegel’s study and experience. But I always stress to people wanting to work with crystals that your personal experience and your personal gut feelings trump any and all information out there. 

The MOST important thing to listen to is what YOU feel when YOU are working with crystals – don’t worry if it doesn’t match what you’ve read or been told. Crystals are energetically very powerful and many believe they are sentient. As long as you hold your intention pure and clear in your mind, go with whatever feels right to you.

That said, when choosing a crystal wand to work with, allow your intuition first and foremost to guide you. During a healing if you feel called to use this wand over that wand, go for it. Maybe the crystal knows something that you don’t! 



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