Best Dowsing Rods

Written by Nigel Percy

Which Are The Best Dowsing Rods?

The best dowsing rods, or dowsing L-rods as they are often called, are not necessarily going to be the same ones for different people.

To answer this question, you need to be clear in your mind what it is you mean by ‘best'. It could be that ‘best' means ‘feels the nicest'. Or it could be that it means, ‘just the right weight'. Or it could be the length, or what the rod is made of, or how easily it moves for you.

As you can see, that might mean that what is ‘best' for you might be something which another person wouldn't spend any time, or money, on.

And that's another aspect to think about. Some dowsing rods are very cheap – as in free – because you make them yourself. Others are incredibly expensive. I think the most expensive ones I've seen are somewhere around $2000.

Which is fine if you're making them and you can persuade someone to part with that amount of money. But, really, all rods, the expensive ones and the free ones, all do the same thing in the same way. That is, they respond to tiny movements in the muscles of your hand and arm, making them move in one way or another.

You can see that the answer to the question, ‘What are the best dowsing rods' really depends on your own preference as well as your budget.

The best dowsing rods? You decide!

So, in order to help answer it for you, here are the following things you should take into account when you are thinking about buying any L-rods.

First, do they actually feel comfortable in your hands when you hold them? If they don't, then you are never going to feel comfortable using them and you shouldn't get them.

Secondly, how do they look? Do you like the materials they are made of? Do they feel too heavy or too light?

Third. What about how easily they move? Do they seem to whizz around like helicopter blades or are they very sluggish? Some dowsing rods are made with handles that allow the rod to swing more easily. Others, like mine, are just one piece of metal, no handles at all. Maggie's rods have handles and, to me, they are just way too sensitive, moving all the time. On the other hand, she doesn't like mine because they are not as sensitive and don't move as easily. She calls hers ‘girly rods', because they are so sensitive. It's purely a matter of personal preference.

Fourth. What about the size of the rods? Some people like dowsing rods which are long. Others prefer shorter ones. Some rods you can actually alter the pivot point and change how the rod reacts.

A lot of times, rods are used on the move, outside, so you should take that into consideration as well. Walk around with them, when you try them out, before settling on them. They need to feel good on the move as well as when standing still.

Above all, bear this in mind. You can dowse with a bent coat hanger or hand-crafted copper and titanium, but the movement, the actual dowsing, comes down to you. Just make sure you're happy with the rods you use, and then always remember, it's you doing the dowsing, and not the rods. They are just there to show you the reaction. Nothing else!

Finally, dowsing rods are always sold in pairs. I've never known why that is. But you don't generally need two to dowse with. One works just fine. So, you can make just one on its own, and I promise you, you can dowse with that and have a free hand to hold markers or sandwiches, a notebook or anything else. Try it and see!

Happy dowsing!


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