Wands are a very popular item in Wicca and other aspects of the craft. Wands allow the transfer of magical energy from the individual who is wielding it through the wand and out into the open. Wands can be a powerful instrument if used properly and can be used in any ceremony, ritual, or spell. Wands represent the element of air and are represented as a male aspect within Wicca. Wands come in many different shapes and sizes as well as being made from a wide variety of materials. The most common form of wand and seemingly preferred by individuals is wands made from wood as wood can abosrb and store energies fairly easily.