The Reiki Usui Symbols Explained

Reiki is a method of natural healing whereby reiki healing energy is transferred from the practitioner to the client using either hands on methods or with non-touch techniques. Whatever the preferred method is for a given situation a series of symbols will be used and can be applied in a variety of ways. The techniques involved for the use of the symbols will vary and be adjusted to the desire of the client as each symbol has a different meaning and healing intention. The most common form of reiki used today is called Usui and was developed by the reiki master Dr. Mikao Usui after the following series of symbols were channeled to him in the beginning of the 1900’s. Knowing these symbols and their basic uses does not constitute an ‘attunement’ which is part of the three step process one takes to become a reiki healer. In order to become a reiki healer one must learn from a reiki master. Without the attunements use of these symbols has no healing effects.


Healing sessions usually begin with this symbol – calls the healing energy to come forth. Physical healing.



Mental and emotional healing and clearing.



Distance healing, past-present-future healing.



Master symbol ~ Soul healing.



“The lightning bolt” ~ bank the energy