It is no secret that a wand can tell you a lot about the witch or wizard who wields it. Because of this, it is no stretch to assume that by looking at a couple’s wands, one can predict their compatibility. Complementary wands can hold great insight to how well a pair works together.
Today is an interesting one for sure. Partially because half of this pairing has been featured before (see Wood You Be Mine- March 2025), and while their previous pairing outlook was complimentary, it simply did not work out. And partially… because the other half of this pairing is… well, me.
I don’t think I need to introduce myself, as I’ve been writing these articles all year now. I am your Owl Post Editor, a Slytherin prefect, and captain of the Quidditch team. I will leave out opinions on how well liked or disliked I am, I’m not so vain and I believe it may be a conflict of interest.
On the other hand, we have Lysander Diaval. Sixth year Slytherin and rumoured vampire, Lysander has gone through quite a few changes since his last feature, and I have been intimately privy to all of them. Though he still is one of few words (in public anyhow), he seems to have opened up a bit this year, making new friends, and even attending first years’ birthday parties. I could write books about Lysander, but I’ll leave it at this… While seeming cold, there is a warmth which comes with his smile that is comparable only to that of the sun.
It is said, my own wand, Blackthorn, is a very unusual wand wood which is best suited to a warrior. Don’t get it in your head that it means I practice the Dark Arts though, as Blackthorn is as often found in the hands of Aurors as it is the prisoners of Azkaban. I won’t say that I am a warrior, but I have been through my fair share of battles. They say the Blackthorn bush produces the sweetest berries are the hardest frosts, and as such wands like mine work best with owners who have been through hell and back. I’d like to think my wand and I are truly bonded with all that we’ve gone through.
On the other hand, Lye wields a wand of Black Walnut, a wood which is not an easy one to master. It is a wand that is exceptionally sympathetic and attuned to the inner monologue of its master, performing poorly if the owner lies or performs any form of self-deception. In fact, it has been said that many wands of this wood have had to pass to new owners to renew its life.
So what does it mean in terms of our relationship? Lysander’s wand is for the sympathetic and honest, which is exactly what an owner of blackthorn needs in their lives. On the other hand, my own wand is for a wixen who can endure periods of cold, which at times a Black Walnut wielder can subject their partners to as they try to figure out their own truths. Together, we have the strength to survive anything which comes our way, and Lysander has the wisdom to guide me along, to be honest and true to myself.
Overall… I don’t want to reveal the results of this pairing. The truth of the matter is that we both feel very strongly for one another, (so strongly, books of poetry have been written on the matter), and I don’t want to jinx what we have. I’ll leave it to you, dear readers, to form your own opinions.