Pentacle Meaning

pentacle meaning
Living Pentacle – Ian Scott

The five points of the Pentacle represent the four directions and four elements, with spirit at the top. A human with arms and legs outstretched in front of the star creates a circle of colour with the aura revealing a living breathing pentacle of protection.

Five-Pointed Star In A Circle

The pentacle meaning in the Golden Dawn system is a magical protection shield and summoning device. When used in ritual earth magick the pentacle is made of clay, wax, or earthenware. In some esoteric traditions, it’s made of pure gold, silver, copper or iron.

The pentacle’s origins go back to the ancient Mesopotamians, who engraved it on pottery and tools,  often with the symbols meaning the four corners or directions and man. The Greeks associated the pentacle with perfection, while the Hebrews aligned the pentacle with truth and honour. Many other cultures used the pentacle to symbolize the natural elements, the power of the number five, and the relationship between people and the deities they seek and worship.

The Celtic people believed the pentacle is the sign of the Goddess of the Underground, Morgan or Morrigan Celtic Goddess of death (Morrigan’s major form is of an old woman, surrounded by a cape of black raven feathers. Often she takes the form of the death raven announcing a death, like a banshee). “Ireland had five great roads, five grand provinces and five mystery paths of magical law. The fairy folk counted in fives and the wood sprites wore cloaks fold into five.

Pentagram Vs Pentacle

An upright pentagram is a 5-pointed star with one point aligned upwards.
An inverted pentagram is a 5-pointed star with two points aligned upwards (satanic).
An upright pentacle is generally defined as an upright pentagram surrounded by a circle.

Pentacle Meaning

From an occult perspective, Pentacles represent white magic and all that is good. Including the earth, spirit, intellect, and reason. Pentacles are designed to be used as talismans and amulets. charged with psychic energy and brought to life by the psychic. The pentacle’s meaning also extends to the “feminine element Earth. Witchcraft equates the upright five-pointed star with the innate ability to summon a spirit to Earth.

In magical rituals and ceremonies, the five points of the pentacle also represent the metaphysical elements, the directions of psychic energies, and spirits. The five points of the pentacle symbolise the five necessities needed to sustain life, the elements fire, earth, water, air, and the spirit.

The circle encompassing the outside symbolises the Goddess shining light, ushering in intelligence, wisdom, protection and manifestation booster. During rituals and ceremonies, the spirit rules over the four elements.

Pentacle Five Points, The Elements
Fire is on the lower right-hand angle of the pentacle symbol.
Water is on the upper right-hand angle of the pentacle symbol.
Air is in the upper left-hand angle of the pentacle.
Earth is on the lower left-hand angle of the pentacle.
Spirit is at the top point of the upright pentacle.

The Pentacle Amulet. Is a truly powerful ancient symbol that has remarkable spell power, providing wisdom and enlightenment to one who uses her correctly. © by psychic medium Ian Scott.

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