Already many of us are starting to feel the soft vibrations of the Maiden's footsteps. She is coming as always and we shall follow her with a burst of fresh energy and serenity.
Depending on the region you live, now is the perfect chance to welcome her by planting a flower. If the ground is not yet ready, go out and purchase a indoor plant. Let is siginfy the welcome of Spring. The smell of the flowers are the scent of the Maiden.
The softening of the ground is Mother Earth welcoming you to walk upon her as well as embracing you. The birds are singing thier song acknowleding the basket of warmeth that the Maiden carry's along with her. She dances about swining her basket and sprinkling the warmeth all around. She is gleefull and sometimes dances in the wind.
Next time you are standing outside, close your eyes and envision her moving and dancing within the wind.
For now is the time to clean, get rid of clutter and air your home out. Even if you leave the windows open for one hour a day. Let the air come through and move about through your home. This is a form of cleansing as well and not only for your home, but all that is in the home.
Take a deep breath and slowly let it out, relax and smile, for there are many things we can be thankful for as the Maiden brings to us the Spring.
All three of these things can be used for directing energy. Of course the use of your hands should be done by someone who is able to feel energy and know how to direct it.
Wand or Athame is something of a preference. If you do not feel a connection then don't force it. Try something else. Like a strick from outside or even a wooden spoon from your kitchen.
I strongly beleive that you should not have to rely on purchasing all your items. Try using what you have first in your home.
If you do prefer and bond to a Wand or Athame, then by all means put it to use. Starting charging it up on a New Moon, up to a Full Moon. Then once the Full Moon arrives, you can bless it.
Wand, Athame or Hands are used to direct energy which includes pulling up a circle. After a ritual for which you have used your hands, you may still find that you have a abundance of energy still in them. Place your hands in a bowl of ice water for a few seconds to rid the energy.