This is a lovely and lovingly hand crafted Elder wand which measures approx 37 cm from handle to its tip. A 1.5 cm Lemurian Quartz point as been set into the tip of the wand and cleansing and protective herbs in the handle.
The Elder Wand (Sambucus Canadensis)
The Elder Mother (Queen of Herbs)
Date harvested: 14th December 2016 (Elder New Moon); Bodmin Moor area
Harvest method – Ritual with offering
Tree Calendar Period: 13th month of the Celtic Tree Calendar which is November 25th to December 21st (Beth-Luis-Nion)
The 13th consonant of the Ogham alphabet, Ruis - R
Folknames: Alhuren, Battree, Eldrum, Lady Ellhorn, Tree of Doom
Colours – Black, dark green or blood red
Element – Water
Planet – Venus, Saturn
Birds – Pheasant, Raven, or Rook
Crystals – Peridot, Jet
Flower – Dandelion
Deity – Hel, Hela, Venus, The White Lady
Class – Shrub
Gender – Feminine
The Elder Tree is one of beginnings and endings – of birth and death so it is believed that the Elder Fairy is a spirit of transformations and aids the crossings either as in birth or death. She is generally seen as an old woman and will provide a stong link with the Mother Goddess. She carries the wisdom of the crone and is the mistress of deep magic.
This wand has been “treated” with beeswax polish following its de-barking and sanding process; it also has the following herbs inserted into the handle.
Mugwort – For strength, protection and cleansing
Vervain – for Protection and purification
Yarrow – for clearing negativity and easing fears