January 08, 2019 1 Comment
Good news for all you wand-wielding witches and wizards out there - our popular magic wands are currently in stock.
These distinctive wands are hand-crafted by Albertan wand-maker Darlene Musser from sturdy pewter, and are embedded with gemstones carefully selected for their spiritual properties.
We wrote a little about the history and purpose of magic wands in a previous blog post - Wondering About Wands? In this, we talked about how to choose the right wand for your practice and how they might be used.
One of the most distinctive features of Darlene's wands are the gemstones that feature in the handles and points. Crystals and gemstones are widely known for their magical properties, whether healing, protective, psychic, creative or otherwise. The inclusion of gemstones in these wands amplifies their energy, and also helps to focus their purpose.
Here, we're featuring some of our favourite new wands from Darlene and what we find special about them. If you see one that calls to you, get in quick, as these never last long on the shelves.
“I specialize in creating items of purposeful beauty. My magical wands are of the finest craftsmanship and created with powerful intention. These quality metaphysical tools are a reminder of the magic within every one of us. The stones contained in any one magic wand may amplify certain characteristics within you, such as personal power or mental clarity.” - Darlene
This wand might look quite simple, but it holds a powerful energy. The crystal glass used in its creation is a powerful channel of transformation, clarity, communication and healing. White or clear-colored crystals are symbols of light and cleansing. The bold shapes of the crystals - the round grounding stone and the sharp pointing stone - are strong and assured, giving the bearer a clear sense of purpose.
As its name suggests, this delicate wand is ideal for rituals related to fertility. The grounding stone of this wand is a gorgeous green jade, which is known for restoring the balance in the reproductive and fertility cycle for both women and men.The tiger's eye in the wand's point is also known for stimulating fertility and attracting positive energy into the home. 'Fertility' can be related to the physical body, or it might be interpreted in a more abstract sense, in terms of creativity, wealth or vitality.
The design of this wand is suited to big life changes and powerful creation, particularly within your own mind and spirit. A handle of yellow and red tiger's eye connects you with your psychic abilities and attracts positive energy into your life. A stunning obsidian point protects against blockers, obstacles or negative energy and cuts through the fray to help you achieve your goals. This is a wand of real courage and power.
Lovers of nature and the earth element will feel a strong pull towards this wand. Large and sturdy, it features colours that evoke the spirit of Mother Earth - deep oranges and greens. A handle of desert jasper helps to ground and stabilise, while the green adventurine in the point is a powerful heart stone. This is a wand of warmth, abundance, creativity and imagination. It could be used in nature spells, Wheel of Life celebrations and elemental magic.
This would be a perfect wand for beginners to wand magic and ritual. Amethyst is a powerful stone that awakens psychic and spiritual abilities, and is also linked to creativity and the imagination. An amethyst both in the grounding stone and the pointer doubles the energy of this wand. It's also embedded with small chips of bright howlite, which is a stone of calm and positivity.
This is a powerfully feminine wand, ideal for those who are wanting to harness the feminine energy in their life and open up their psychic and intuitive abilities. Amethyst opens up the intuitive faculties, while rose quartz embodies love on all levels, including self-love and self-confidence. This wand will help you to open yourself to your many possibilities and reach your fullest potential.
If you want to welcome love, warmth and nurturing energy into your life, then this is the ideal wand for you. With a powerful point of rose quartz, this wand directs loving energy into your practice. The handle also features chips of chalcedony and selenite - powerful healers - as well as rainbow moonstone, often associated with goddess energy. This is a wand for generosity, kindness, charity, love and emotional balance.
These are just a few of the beautiful wands in the collection - you can view all of them here. Is there a wand that's calling to you? Perhaps you're drawn to the mystical energy of the amethyst, or the grounding nature of jasper. If you're in the Vancouver area, be sure to pop in to the store to have a look at the collection in person, or feel free to call or email to find out more. These gorgeous tools are a valuable asset to any magical collection, and are sure to inspire and empower.
April 23, 2018 1 Comment
Here at Dragonspace, we love helping our customers find the perfect magical gift for all occasions, whether it’s a birthday, ceremony or ‘just because’. Gift-giving is an act that has drawn people together since ancient times, and is still a beautiful way of demonstrating appreciation and celebration.
Because gift-giving is quite personal, many of us agonise over finding the perfect gift for our loved ones. Do they like practical gifts or pretty gifts? Sentimental or sensible? Well, we believe that the stars are often the best place to look for guidance. So here are our top gift ideas for each of the twelve zodiac signs.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
People that fall under the Aries sign tend to be very active and are always on-the-go. They’re not usually the type for sentimental gifts, and would prefer something useful that will fit into their busy lifestyle. Our range of beautiful Celtic pocket watches and cuff links would complement the dynamic schedule of the Aries in your life, with a unique Celtic flourish for something special.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taureans tend to love visually beautiful and tactile gifts. They enjoy working with their hands, and always appreciate skilled craftsmanship and artistry. Given this, a unique sterling silver ring is the ideal gift for your Taurean loved one. We've got Celtic, fairy, dragon, floral and gemstone designs to suit all tastes.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
For all their positive traits, Geminis famously struggle to make decisions. There are always so many things they want to explore, they’re often torn about what path to go down, whether that’s career, travel, creative or otherwise. So what better gift for a Gemini than an oracle deck? This is a unique way to help them seek out spiritual guidance regarding the big choices in life.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
People born under the sign of Cancer tend to be sentimental types, who value their families and relationships highly. Cancers would definitely appreciate a gorgeous leather photo album to record their favourite memories. You can even include a few of your favourite photos in the first few pages of the album for a truly personal touch.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leos like the finer things in life, and are very social creatures. They enjoy wining and dining, and will tend to make a big deal out of special occasions. Help them out with that by gifting them with a unique wine bottle holder. These fantasy-themed holders have a ton of personality and charm, just like your Leo loved ones.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
People born under the Virgo sign tend to be very meticulous and organised. Their lives are carefully planned out down to the last detail. Given this, the Virgo in your life would appreciate a leather phone wallet or card holder to help them stay organised. The beautiful Celtic knotwork on these designs adds a unique touch.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Librans are all about balance. They crave harmony in their lives, and will take any measure to avoid stress or negative energies. Librans will therefore love our range of incense products to help them achieve that perfect balance. Whether it’s sticks or cones, resigns or smudges, harmony can be achieved through the perfect scent.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios are drawn to the mystical and mysterious. They love pondering the big questions in life, and exploring unconventional hobbies and pursuits. So Scorpios would definitely appreciate a tarot deck as a gift, especially one of our more unique and unusual decks to suit their eclectic tastes!
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
It wouldn’t be surprising if the Sagittarius in your life is currently off exploring the world, perhaps abseiling down a cliff or trekking around a tropical island. Sagittarians love to travel and try new things, and will never say no to an adventure. So a high-quality tote bag is the perfect companion for their endless explorations!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns tend to have practical, determined characters. They like to study, analyse and think deeply about all things in life. So they’d love the challenge of figuring out a vibrant jigsaw puzzle. It will keep them locked in concentration for days, and is a lovely piece of art once it’s finished.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
People born under the Aquarius sign tend to be visionary creative types. It can be difficult to buy gifts for Aquarians, as they don’t love commercial products. So our range of gemstone pendulums are the ideal gift for the Aquarius in your life, whether they’ll use them for magical, creative or ornamental purposes.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisceans tend to be thoughtful and introspective people. They’ll often be thinking deeply about the world and their lives, and would appreciate somewhere to write their observations down. So our range of writing and creativity journals are ideal for the philosophical Piscean.
You might also like to check out our range of gorgeous Josephine Wall zodiac cards , perfect for birthdays!
April 03, 2017
What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think about wands? Probably something magical, we’re guessing—a gem-encrusted witch’s wand, a gnarled wizard’s staff, or maybe even a magician’s baton.
Now think harder. You might start finding images of wands in other places too. Government officials can carry a wand of office, and musical conductors use a baton. We curl our hair with curling wands, and you might wield a wooden staff when hiking or walking to steady your footing.
The point is that wands are multi-faceted, personal and powerful objects. They guide, ground, protect, control and summon. It makes sense that a wand is one of the first items added to anyone’s magical inventory, be you an aspiring Wiccan, healer, crystal worker or curious collector.
There’s much speculation about how wands historically came to be associated with magic. Have you ever heard of a talking stick? In ancient community circles, a wooden stick would be passed around that granted the holder the right to speak, so then became a symbol of authority and wisdom. In Ancient Egypt, the hollow Wands of Horus were used by priests and pharaohs as tools of attainment, for spiritual evolution and talking to the gods. Celtic and Norse histories tell of wands as symbols of the axis of the solstices, and the Druids used wands as mystic tools for ritual and healing...perhaps the closest example to modern wand use.
So given their historical and mystic importance, there’s no question that a wand is an important thing to own. But how do you go about choosing one?
The only solid rule is to choose a wand that feels right for you. Visitors to DragonSpace, upon approaching our wand cabinet, have often let unseen energies guide them to the right wand in our handcrafted collection. Sometimes one just stands out for reasons unknown. Sometimes a gemstone in a wand has particular significance. Sometimes a pattern in the woven pewter seems more attractive than the others. Sometimes it’s the weight; sometimes it’s the warmth; the sharpness of the crystal; or the sheen of the handle.
At DragonSpace, our wand collection (pictured here) is lovingly made by Albertan wand-maker, Darlene Musser. Darlene understands the personal importance behind magic wands and hand crafts them with powerful intention. Each part of the wand has a purpose:
- A bottom/grounding stone, to absorb the energy in the hand
- A pewter foundation, to conduct the energy
- A top/pointing stone, to direct the energy
Meaningful gemstones are used in Darlene’s wand designs, such as rose quartz for love, agate for balance, citrine for intuition and obsidian for truth. Other embellishments such as seashells and copper thread add to the power and personal character of each wand in the collection.
While Darlene favours pewter in her wand craft, you can also find wands made out of wood. Again, the choice between wood vs. metal is yours. Wood wands provide a tangible connection to the natural world and earthy energies; while metals wands are highly conducive and energetically focused.
- Wiccan spell-casting and ritual
- Other ceremonial modern magic
- Reiki practise
- Crystal healing
- Ornamental collecting
- Theatrical/film settings