Besides our minds, our hands are the most important organic tools we have to use in practicing magic. Whether you are charging items with your intention, picking flowers, stirring a potion… using the correct hand makes a big difference in the way you are allowing energy to flow!
Your power hand, also know as the “sending hand,” is the hand you use to send and direct energy. It is, basically, your built-in magic wand. Your power hand is your dominant hand, the hand that you favor, the hand that you write with. If you are a right-handed person – your power hand is your right hand. If you are a left-handed person – your power hand is your left hand. This is the hand you should use for anything your are creating or putting out into the world like projecting energy, stirring mixtures, grinding herbs, etc.
And in turn, your sensing hand, also know as the “receiving hand,” is the hand you use to receive and sense energy. This hand is, basically, your built-in magic cauldron. Your sensing hand is the hand you favor the least, the hand you do not write with. If you are a right-handed person – your sensing hand is your left hand. If you are a left-handed person – your sensing hand is your right hand. This is the hand you should use for anything you are receiving from the world like taking or reading energy, holding crystals, picking herbs, etc.
If you pay close attention, you will notice your hands working this way naturally, for the most part. As humans, these hand movements have become almost involuntary to us, like breathing, so it’s actually easier to observe in other people than yourself. Want to know if someone is right or left-handed without asking them? Hand them something and see which hand they offer to receive the item. Then, a few minutes later, ask them to hand you something and see which hand they use!