The Pentagram. Does it look scary to you?

 

When you see the symbol of the Pentagram do the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight up?  If you learn more about this symbol, you may come to know it as a symbol of protection, or a comforting sign.

I wear a pentacle on my right hand ring finger every day.  It is as much a part of me as my wedding ring on my left hand.  I don’t take it off.  Ever.

Let me start off by explaining what the symbol looks like.  It is a five point star wrapped inside of a circle.  This symbol has been used in many scary movie scenes when the producers are trying to scare the daylights out of you, usually alongside much blood, people wearing hoods and waving large knives up to the light to catch your eye with a bright shiny reflection.

In real life, for those of us that know better, each point of the pentagram represents something.  My representations may be a little bit different than the next pagans’.  For me, they stand for Air, Fire, Water, Earth, & Spirit.  It is a sign of protection.

It is the sign you use to wrap protection around you when doing magick.  It is a symbol that reminds me to take care of the earth, and to take care of myself.  It is a reminder for me to take a step back and think about what is really important to me.

Photograph is an original and is copyrighted 2011

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