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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  1. 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

  2. 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 ?


    • 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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… 😀

  5. Love this site, 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…

  6. 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.

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    • 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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!

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