In my experience, aspen wand owners are generally strong-minded and determined, more likely than most to be attracted by quests and new orders; this is a wand for revolutionaries. [2], Fortunately, in these less blood-thirsty times, the possessors of cypress wands are rarely called upon to lay down their lives, though doubtless many of them would do so if required. Others should be very careful handling a hazel wand if its owner has recently lost their temper, or suffered a serious disappointment, because the wand will absorb such energy and discharge it unpredictably. Possessors of pear wands are, in my experience, usually popular and well-respected. Cypress Wand-quality redwood is in short supply, yet constant demand, due to its reputation for bringing good fortune to its owner. Check out our cypress wand selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our wands shops. An infamous and secretive eighteenth-century duelling club, which called itself The Silver Spears, was reputed to admit only those who owned aspen wands. The great medieval wandmaker, Geraint Ollivander, wrote that he was always honoured to match a cypress wand, for he knew he was meeting a witch or wizard who would die a heroic death. Fresh challenges and regular changes of scene cause this wand to literally shine, burnishing itself as it grows, with its partner, in ability and status. It is a quirk of these handsome wands that they may combust if allowed to become ‘bored’, and many witches and wizards, settling down into middle age, are disconcerted to find their trusty wand bursting into flame in their hand as they ask it, one more time, to fetch their slippers. [1], Garrick Ollivander noted: "Cypress wands are associated with nobility. In my experience the ebony wand’s perfect match is one who will hold fast to his or her beliefs, no matter what the external pressure, and will not be swayed lightly from their purpose. Extant Yew wands are among the rarer kinds, and their ideal matches are likewise unusual, and occasionally notorious. This does not necessarily mean that its owner practises the Dark Arts (although it is undeniable that those who do so will enjoy the blackthorn wand’s prodigious power); one finds blackthorn wands among the Aurors as well as among the denizens of Azkaban. However, it is untrue to say (as those unlearned in wandlore often do) that those who use yew wands are more likely to be attracted to the Dark Arts than another. Where wizards have been buried with wands of yew, the wand generally sprouts into a tree guarding the dead owner’s grave. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Mr Ollivander introduces his notes on wand woods thus: Every single wand is unique and will depend for its character on the particular tree and magical creature from which it derives its materials. It is often the case that the witch or wizard who belongs to the larch wand may never realise the full extent of their considerable talents until paired with it, but that they will then make an exceptional match. It is said that the possessor of an apple wand will be well-loved and long-lived, and I have often noticed that customers of great personal charm find their perfect match in an applewood wand. To the Greeks, Cypress trees stood between the barrier of earth and the Underworld. The reasons for these wands’ desirability lay not only in their unusually handsome appearance, but also because they had a reputation for performing best for Seers and those skilled in Legilimency, mysterious arts both, which consequently gave the possessor of a silver lime wand considerable status. The pine wand is one of those that is most sensitive to non-verbal magic. The rarest wand wood of all, and reputed to be deeply unlucky, the elder wand is trickier to master than any other. The druids considered anything with a woody stem as a tree, and vine makes wands of such a special nature that I have been happy to continue their ancient tradition. Whereas most wand woods seek similarity in the characters of those they will best serve, alder is unusual in that it seems to desire a nature that is, if not precisely opposite to its own, then certainly of a markedly different type. From shop WoodenItBeLovelyTX.