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The Caduceus Staff

In this post we’ll take a look at the Caduceus staff. We’ll explore where it came from, what it means for you as a Wiccan (or Pagan) and how to use it in your daily life.

Apollo and Hermes

Hermes was a greek god (also known as Mercury for the romans).

The legend goes that he stole Apollo’s cattle when he was a small child. However, charming as he (Hermes) was, he eventually made peace with Apollo and exchanged his lyre with Apollo’s staff.

Hermes and his staff is a symbol of good luck, trade, luck in gambling and a messenger of the gods.

Symbolism Of The Staff

The Caduceus staff holds a lot more symbolism to is than you first see. When you take a closer look, you can see that this is a very powerful symbol.

  • The staff is all about the connection between humans and gods.
  • The staff itself represents the earth element and our living body (think of the staff as your spine). The staff is also a masculine symbol.
  • The two snakes defies gravity and makes their way up the staff, symbolizes power and the struggle to reach a higher spiritual level.
  • The wings symbolize the air element, our spiritual self and the connection with our gods.
  • Finally, the round ball on top is a representation of how your physical self connects with your spiritual self. The circle is a feminine symbol and also represents your pineal gland and your higher self.

In a way, the Caduceus Staff represents the essence of your spirits connection with your physical body.

The Caduceus Staff and Wiccans:

As a Wiccan, you can use the staff in rituals, spells and offerings.

You can also just wear a Caduceus pendant when you need extra luck and a better connection with gods and you higher self.

It is also a known symbol to help ward off sickness.

Here's how to use the Caduceus Staff it in your practice:

  • You can use a Caduceus Staff Pendant in spells and rituals.
  • Include it to help communicate with the gods and get your message/intention out into the universe.
  • For good luck and health spells it's a must have.

You can get your own Caduceus Staff with birthstones here!


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