How Harry Potter Wands Work
Let there be no confusion – a magical wand is a very, very important item! Especially one of the many delightful Harry Potter wands. Witches and budding wizards would eb lost without these mystical and powerful items.
Used mainly to cast wonderful spells and spread their magical power – wands are the staple of an up-and-coming witches and wizard’s life. A lot of people think that a wand will increase one’s ability to perform magic, but this is not the case. Wands are a mere tool – all they do is allow your magic to become more focussed and precise. Think of a magnifying lens with the sun shining through – the lens does not contain the magic, it just helps to harness it. This is very powerful stuff indeed!
Locating the right wand for you is not as easy as the majority of people may think. There are many factors to take into account before you can find the right Harry Potter wand for yourself. You may even have to make many mistakes before you can find the one that is 100% right for you. But the process is not all pain and suffering, it can actually be quite fun and exciting!
You will find that the specific element used in your perfect wand will actually reflect upon your very own character. For the best of results though, you may have to let the Harry Potter wand choose you, rather than you choosing it.
Harry Potter wands are usually developed by Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander uses four rules when he classifies his particular wands. They are: the sort of wood used to make it, the length of the wand, and the most important, the core material used in the very essence of the Harry Potter wand. What is the fourth rule you may ask – well, that would be the manner in which the wand moves and glides through the air.
Wood is the fabric from which Harry Potter wands are made from. Different woods make up different wands. Which one suits you will be down to which birth date according to the old and mystical Celtic calender. Three cores made of very strong magic are used in each wand – they are the heartstring of a dragon, feather of a phoenix, and a unicorn’s tail.
According to the Celtic calender, every month is associated with a type of tree. Each tree possesses certain characteristics and powers.
Let us take a look at Harry Potter’s wand as a quick demonstration. This wand is made out of the Holly tree – reflecting his date of birth at the end of July. Protection os the quality that Holly stands for and this helps Harry to ward off bad and negative spirits and energies. Holly is eternally green and growns blood red fruit in winter – these symbolizing hope and positivity. The core of Harry Potter’s wand is the feather of a phoenix bird.
The wand is hugely important to every single witch and wizard, and without it they would feel powerless and useless. These magical items are given to them when they are only children, so growing attached to something you have known most of your life is quite understandable.
Hopefully, this quick guide on Harry Potter wands has educated and entertained you at the same time. Stay tuned for more magical articles in the weeks and months to come!