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How to Draw the Reiki Symbols – Infographic

Even though you can draw the symbols however you like, and they will still work, sometimes you just want to know how exactly to draw them “correctly”. Especially the complicated ones, such as the HSZSN 🙂 .

The chart below should be quite helpful in this case. Click the image for full size. See the link at the end of the article for a downloadable, printable PDF.

Drawing Reiki Symbols

Drawing Reiki Symbols

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  • Angela October 11, 2014, 7:47 pm

    This is fabulous, thank you. I’m finding this site so helpful. Love
    & Light

  • avaninder kaur October 14, 2014, 6:59 am

    l love this site

  • Sharmila Sharma October 14, 2014, 6:39 pm

    Hi this really fabulous sight.Every time a new article on reiki brings new knowledge new understanding .thanks a lot.

  • Anita October 14, 2014, 9:41 pm

    It is very helpful, thanks alot

  • Pauline October 14, 2014, 11:08 pm

    Thank you so much 🙂

  • R.K.SINHA October 15, 2014, 4:16 am

    Many thanks for fabulous guides.

  • Mukhwinder October 16, 2014, 4:28 am

    Good information always.

  • sue October 23, 2014, 4:19 pm

    your site is amazing as a reiki master the tips. clear and simple instructions are a god send and show we never stop learning. best Reiki site ive ever seen. xx

  • Sweetsource October 31, 2014, 1:46 am

    Divine truly divine ~ love this site!

  • João Henrique November 13, 2014, 10:27 am

    I’ve been learning good things on this web site.

    Regarding this good article I’ve got a question !
    I was taught to draw the HSZ and the SHK on a different wayfrom these symbols you brought here.

    According to my master I must draw accordingly the way I’ve been tuned. And even when you take a look on the “Google” you can find many different ways of drawing Reiki symbols.
    Is there any problem if I start drawing the symbols on a different way I’ve been tuned ?
    Do they get stronger or weaker depending the way I draw them ?


    • mandy December 31, 2014, 3:50 pm

      It’s your intention that matters most. You will still get the correct energies even if you draw slightly different symbols. ie if your intention is to use HSZSN energy then that’s what will flow even if you draw the symbol in a slightly different way. Reiki follows intent.

  • Maggie F. November 14, 2014, 6:18 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this info. It’s exactly what I needed…:)

  • zainab December 8, 2014, 9:25 am

    This site is amazing ,we can learn a lot from this .Thank you very much. It clears my many doubts and guide me in right direction

    • Gopalakrishna.Nittur December 17, 2014, 5:23 pm

      With this site, I am able to learn learn lot of information . Thanks

  • lognath January 9, 2015, 1:38 pm

    Thankyou very much

  • Mirela January 10, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Thank you for everything that you share here.

    Regarding this particular post, I can’t recognize DKM as one that I’ve learned. But, as long as the intention is there… 😀

  • Jenny January 10, 2015, 4:42 pm

    Love this site, reikirays.com it is easy to learn more about Reiki and this page is the best I found.. Haven’t found Any Swedish site that have the same info.. Sorry for them.. Good for you…

  • Kat January 14, 2015, 4:36 am

    The best any Reiki person can do is read from the works of Usui and not refer to google as there are many errors in what is on there about Reiki.
    The different symbols are due to people learning Reiki then making things up. There are correct ways to draw all the symbols.

    • kat December 20, 2015, 7:36 am

      Totally agree, if you have been taught Reiki from a property trained Master you would have been taught how to draw and use the symbols correctly.

  • kALEPANA DANGAT March 11, 2015, 7:42 am

    thanks for u r sharing everything it is useful for us in our daily life , becasue i find this side is very good for knowledge everybody.

  • Deepa.S March 18, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Thank you very much….

    • Charlotte Cooper April 1, 2015, 5:48 pm

      Thank you. This was really great. Your symbols are very close to what I was taught and what I teach.

  • Loretta May 10, 2015, 11:36 am

    So the symbols aren’t as secret as they used to be. Good! Usui Reiki should have never been secret to begin with anyway, IMHO.

    And I have attuned a few people and have given them copies of these symbols at the first level because knowledge is power and should be open to everyone.

    I love this site.

    • Platinum H March 23, 2018, 9:46 pm

      That is how I feel, the pay to play system that came with the clinic and established levels developed after the enlightenment of receiving the symbols, and freely healing. I trust the universal life energy to provide for those that need it when they need, since keeping knowledge secret was never the way of enlightenment, and I do understand and respect Usui’s earning ethically and working with what he loves, I see the initial treatment of those who are in need for no fee since they could not pay is the spiritual base which allowed Reiki to reach the west and do such good through this world… I also see Hyachi’s development of a literally laying on of hands as a profound step, but when healing energy it is that which inhabits the body and world, free of attachment to physical restraints and monetary systems.
      Of course it makes sense to be paid for your work, but only if you can which made the scale important of salary by individual the exchange value. That scale needs to reflect those who can not pay monetarily. especially when working with the symbols you are paid by the strengthening of your own Ki.
      To me the informations is far more important than the profitability, although in honesty, it would be excellent to gain material wealth from spiritual practices.

  • julirani May 15, 2015, 9:13 am

    till now I have heard my reiki guru telling me that these reiki symbols should not be discussed with any one. It is a sin to do this. Reiki will punish. But when I searched in google its full of these reiki symbols. So I felt very happy today after reading that these symbols can be told to any one, I can make several copies and so on. Thankyou I know any good information must be shared. Knowledge increases on sharing.

    • Joanne D January 17, 2017, 5:49 am

      If someone tells you that sharing something that is supposed to be healing is a sin and punishable, I’d be questioning either the teacher/guru or the system itself. I’ve had reiki practitioners tell me that their teacher many years ago just made up symbols and told the students never to share them. Learning in person is best but sharing information ensures the systems’ survival.

  • Frances Hamilton June 8, 2015, 1:39 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing. Great site!

  • Lyn Herriot June 9, 2015, 8:37 am

    Good evening, I recently subscribed to your newsletter. Is there any way I could only get one email per week as I am receiving too many emails and it is best for me to only have one a week. I am hoping this will be okay otherwise I’ll have to unsubscribe! Many thanks and Reiki blessings Lyn Herriot

  • Maureen June 21, 2015, 7:49 am

    i would like to know why these are always green- Does anyone know?

  • Archana June 24, 2015, 10:39 am

    I love this site! The articles are so informative and nice. The downloads are super cool!

    Love and Light,

  • Tapan July 6, 2015, 2:27 pm

    What is the methods to activate the symbols .

    • kat December 20, 2015, 7:38 am

      You must be attuned to them in person by a Reiki Master Teacher as you go up the degrees.

  • Lori July 22, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Just want to say I love this blog – it’s so helpful as I embrace my Reiki journey – thank you and all the guest writers who contribute.

  • Randi October 21, 2015, 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the wealth of information you continually bring to all of us! It’s so helpful! Could you please include information about Pet Reiki and using Crystals, as that’s becoming very important in my Reike Crystal Energy Healings! I heal both people and pets, using healing crystals, and I’m having great success with both. Pets are usually not present during the healing, only occasionally. Thanks again for bringing so much insight and information!

  • Dan Seeley November 3, 2015, 12:38 am

    Who is the source for these? They are a bit different from what I learned from Virginia Samdal 35 years ago. FYI, she was the first Occidental Reiki Master.

  • ARUNA December 20, 2015, 8:28 am

    This website is very useful. Thanks a lot.

  • Tina January 2, 2016, 3:34 am

    I appreciate the blogs and what you share here as this is helping me and I intented to look up the power symbol after reading last night. They came to me thru you. <3

  • Birraa nirmala January 21, 2016, 9:56 am

    Very usefull and interesting. Thankyou a lot

  • Kat February 21, 2016, 2:21 am

    If you are taught in person by a very good Rekik Master/Teacher you dont need to be shown on a FB site how to draw them. And if you are doing an online course in Reiki find a good Master and learn in person, which is the way Master Usui taught.

  • Ineers February 21, 2016, 7:59 am

    reiki practioner … needs to interact and exchange views and guidelines.. help please… kps123000@yahoo.com
    Thank you very much
    grateful to all of you here…

  • Shilpi Agrawal March 12, 2016, 8:34 am

    This site is very informative. I am learning.

  • Muktesh March 25, 2016, 4:06 pm

    Really an educative site. Thank u for running this ite.

  • Dan April 2, 2016, 7:14 am

    Thanks a lot…Great info sharing…Kepp it up.

  • Gunavardhini April 13, 2016, 9:34 am

    Hi angela this site is useful started giving reiki to my daughter is there any method to follow while giving reiki to a seizure patient kindly reply

  • Lalita Bhandula April 27, 2016, 4:52 pm

    Very useful site

  • Pachakamakin June 20, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Thank you, man.

  • Robert Daniels September 4, 2016, 4:56 am

    I have just begun the reiki journey thank you for all the information your a big help to us rookies thanks im sure I will be back you are truly blessed .

  • Ranna September 10, 2016, 2:11 am

    I m reiki master in India (Ahmedabad), this sight is very helpful for me,, thanks a lot

  • Monika Sharma October 12, 2016, 1:35 pm

    its really very helpfull site for everyones who is intrested in Reiki….Thank a lot

  • Not Impressed January 14, 2017, 4:36 am

    Technically these aren’t supposed to be shared, they are considered sacred and not to be toted around for all to see. Shameful of you for posting these!

  • Sheila January 18, 2017, 5:17 pm

    I’m new to your site but already so grateful for all the amazing tips and lessons to be learned! Thank you!

  • Fabrizio February 1, 2017, 5:39 pm

    You’re great wonderful guys! I love your work about Reiki, thank you.

  • angelo bruno October 30, 2017, 7:10 pm

    Thank you for helping practitioners with Western Traditional Reiki Symbols. While its often taught & practiced very differently in Japan its country of origin, its still good for people to have a clearer understanding of the original , initial symbolstaught here in the West so as to deepen their understanding & internal relationship with each symbol as that becomes the co-creation point between the intelligensia of reiki & their spiritual amalgam with it. ….Thank you for your outstanding contribution .

  • Jean-Joseph Ernesta July 5, 2019, 8:17 am

    Hi everyone,
    This site is really helping me. It’s like my morning prayer. I have learn a lot and still digging.
    Thanks for all.
    GOD bless you.

  • harpreet singh August 4, 2019, 2:35 am

    Thanks for sharing the PDF file. 🙏

  • mandy evans January 13, 2020, 1:38 pm


  • Amrita September 12, 2020, 5:35 pm

    Thanks ,a lots very beneficial , will try all .

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