Peach Wand 17 inch Dagda
Where we live in Michigan is known as "The Fruit Belt", and our town is famous for its peaches. Although Peach is not one of the traditional woods of English Witchcraft, all flowering fruit trees are sacred to Love Goddesses such as Venus, Aphrodite, Freya...
While walking the dogs through a local peach orchard 2 years ago I noticed that the farmer had just pruned his peach trees and nice straight virgin branches had been cut and were lying on the ground... Rather than just let them be burned I gathered up a whole bunch. My am I glad I did!... The peach is AMAZING... A strong orange color with a lovely grain... Even better the shiny black bark has a wonderful white underside with a little red also... These peach wands therefore are super attractive... Really gorgeous!
Just like Apple therefore, Peach is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite/Freya, especially the love and lusty side of Venus, Peach is for workings of love, attraction, fertility, lust and healing and regeneration.
I carve and shape my wands to preserve the beauty of the bark and fine grain of the wood, the wand manifests its final shape, typically phallic in nature. My wands are sanded using 8 grades of sandpaper - down to super fine 400 grit which is used in furniture production - so my wands appear shiny as though varnished. The wand was finished by being consecrated in an oil suitable for Venus, Freya and Aphrodite.