In history anyone of power or who aspired to have power carried a wand. Witches, wizards, druids, bishops, priests, priestess, monarchs, etc. all had wands of one kind or another. A wand can be a simple little stick made out of any kind of wood you like or it can be vary elaborate with precious metals and jewels. Some are even made from bones. With modern ones being made out of plastic we have lost the true meaning go the wand. What is the meaning of this rod? Stick around and find out.
Just by looking at the wand you can tell it is a masculine symbol especially with modern magicians using a hat. The hat being a feminine symbol. So most think they are mixing the masculine and feminine, but in history no one wore a hat. Some in the myths have a cup with the wand which is portraying the same thing. Most just say the wand is a masculine symbol and leave it at that. There is much more to the symbol of the wand.
Homer wrote that Hermes, Athena and Circe used wands. Wands were found in tombs of the Pharaohs. The ancient Egyptian priests and priestess all had wands. A wand is said to be the key to Solomon’s temple. Jesus was said to have used a wand. In British formal government special officials carry a wand of office. Orchestra leaders always have a wand. The Druids all had wands. Why does the wand show power? Is it because powerful people put spells on us to do what we are told? It is true that the Druids made their wands out of the Holly tree and this is where Hollywood gets its name. Do wands really put spells on us? Time to enlighten.
In the Tarot, the suit of Wands is related to the element of fire. This should be the first hint as to what the wand represents. Fire is the symbol of intellect. Those who carry a wand are intellectually superior, supposedly. The wand is the symbol of the letter “I”. This is showing self awareness and individuation. Being made from wood shows growth, renewal, potential, creativity and beginnings. Being made from gold it shows enlightenment. Having jewels shows you have over come matter and have become like a clear crystal or jewel for the light or energy of the divine to move into you, through you and out of you.
Lastly the wand symbolizes the spinal cord to the brain. The brain is the vehicle of the mind and gives to those who use it control over the invisible forces of Nature. The mind of the magician has learned to obey all the laws which govern all forces of Nature. The mind is where all Magic begins. The top of the spinal cord is not straight by any means. It moves with you. This is another reason why they used wood that bent and twirled or you may see someone with a curved wand. It did not matter what wood one used. It was totally up to the person who wanted the wand. Just like crystals you want to see which one calls to you or sings to you.
You must understand that you can only be under the spell of someone else if you let them. Hollywood uses that name because they know exactly what the wand represents. The wand is not trying to put a spell on you. The person holding it is showing they are under no ones spell but their own. They understand that if others do not control their own mind that they can control it for them. If you want to stop being pushed and pulled like the masses then you need to control your own mind. Make yourself a wand to remember this. The wand chooses the wizard or witch because it represents your personal power. Are you going to take control of your life or are you going to stay under the spell that the masses are under? It is your choice. It’s that simple.