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Neville Longbottom's Wands
Neville Longbottom's journey through the seven books of the Harry Potter series is, in some ways, more extraordinary than Harry's. For a full discussion of his extraordinary growth and transformation, see this paper, in MS Word, by Sara Oster. Neville has an absolute gift for herbology, and he is destined to be Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts some time after his graduation. Can you see his nurturing, earth-centered Self in the description below? Originally, Neville used his father’s wand, given to him by his grandmother. Its wood, core and length were never described, though it is clear it never worked well for him, probably because, like Ron's first wand, it was not chosen by him/never chose him, (Remember, the wand chooses the wizard.) but also because of his lack of confidence. In contrast, Neville’s second wand was truly his – and he was much more effective using it. In Sara's words, Neville's The Man!!!! (Didn't see that coming, did we?)
Cherry with Unicorn Hair, 13 inches – Neville’s Wand #2
Cherry is an androgynous wood that promotes grounded, level-headed, non-impulsive, clear thinking. It facilitates rational action while at the same time promoting love. Aligned with the Moon and Mars, cherry is highly useful for intuitive magic and overcoming conflict. This is an excellent wood for divination or medium work, as well as healing, unification and love magic. As a magical tool, it is highly recommended for those who identify well with earth energy. Its element is Earth. Cherry is not associated with any particular calendar dates. In Common With: No one. Unicorn Hair promotes strength and virtue in the user. Unicorn Hair fiercely guards the life of the wielder, and brings the bearer good fortune. It aids in healing and neutralizes poisons. Unicorn Hair functions androgynously, working equally well for male and female, and balancing those characteristics in the user. A wand with Unicorn Hair core is best wielded by those who are pure of heart, and its use tends to clarify the user’s moral vision. In Common With: Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Cedric Diggory.