A Comprehensive Guide to Dowsing Rods

We wrote this guide to cover some of the most common questions and issues that beginners come across when dealing with dowsing rods.

What are dowsing rods made of?

Dowsing rods are typically made from metal, such as copper or brass. However, they can also be made from other materials, such as wood or plastic. The type of material that dowsing rods are made from is not important, as long as they are able to resonate at your frequency.

What is the length of dowsing rods?

The length of dowsing rods is not the most important thing, as long as you’re able to hold them without injuring yourself. Dowsing rods can be any length, but they are typically anywhere up to 3 feet (0.9m) long.

In other words, how long should dowsing rods be? If you want a standard size for your dowsing rods, you can check out all the dowsing rod articles we’ve written about the topic specifically.

Why do dowsing rods move?

The dowsing rods move because of the person holding them. The rods are typically held in a position of unstable equilibrium, so that a small movement gets amplified into a big movement. Another reason why dowsing rods move is because they are attracted to underground water sources (or the object of your dowsing efforts). When the rod comes in contact with water, it will usually vibrate.

How do dowsing rods find water?

Dowsing rods are believed to be able to find water by detecting the presence of water underground. The rods are held out in front of the dowser and they walk over the area that they believe contains water. If there is water present, the rods will spontaneously cross or the stick will suddenly jerk downward.

If you’re interested, we wrote a separate article on finding water with forked sticks here.

Dowsing rods can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  1. Finding underground water sources
  2. Locating lost objects
  3. Map dowsing for locations
  4. Determining the sex of an unborn child
  5. Communicating with spirits

What can I use instead of dowsing rods?

There are many alternatives to dowsing rods, including keys, wire coat hangers, pliers, wire rods, pendulums, aurameters and various kinds of elaborate boxes and electrical instruments. While the classic method of using a forked stick is still popular, many dowsers are finding new and innovative ways to locate water and other buried objects.

In conclusion, dowsing rods are amazing tools that can be used for a variety of purposes. They come in all shapes, sizes and materials, making them a versatile instrument to have. Whether you are looking to find water, metal or other objects, dowsing rods can help you accomplish your goal.