Like those who hold stock in complementary zodiac signs, there are a few of us who find a great importance in complementary wands with a deeper meaning being woven beyond just the initial description of a wand wood.
Whilst we dearly miss our Art and Care of Magical Creatures professors we all followed their romance with eager eyes and shared their joy as they moved in to Hogsmeade and brought two gorgeous part veela twins into the world. It’s unsurprising to hear that Ms Lemieux’s wand is veela hair within a pear wood. Pear is a magically delicious wood, working well for the warm-hearted, generous and wise which just emulates our former Art professor perfectly. The holder of a pear wand is usually popular – who ever heard of a Veela who wasn’t.
Mr. Gillespie, on the other hand, wields a redwood wand. Redwood is synonymous with decision makers, those who can fight and come out tops no matter how difficult the situation is or how full it is of danger. A wand for the adventurer.
An interesting pair, pear and redwood, (no pun intended). A wielder of a pear wand usually shows extraordinary resilience to life’s trials which swiftly compliments the redwood’s propensity for the dangers of the world and exciting exploits. With Gillespie working in The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures it’s likely a given that he will come across dangerous situations and the wisdom of the pear holder can help and support in those situations.
Sometimes, however, there is no greater adventure than one of family. Bringing new life into the world the owner of pear and redwood team well with resilience in the face of the unknown, the ability to love, combined with decision making and the love of adventure, it’s likely that they’ll never find themselves at odds on what to do in a difficult situation.
This pairing seems wonderful to me. The advantageous adventurer who shouldn’t be judged by his cover and the resilient and respected good witch, who is stronger than she seems.