People consider jewelry as a way to show off personality or wealth either through items covered in gems or bright colors that will reflect the lighting around them. Others see jewelry to show their religion or their faith in the world. For those studying magic, many wear a pentacle. This five-pointed star holds both positive and negative reactions to the eyes of the beholder.
Many magical users wear the pentacle to represent protection and to create a connection with nature. Each of the five points of the star represent an element earth, fire, air, water, and spirit. It can also represent the five parts of the human body showing our connection to the universe. Pentacles are viewed as the symbol of magic along with the tree of life. Both represent the human body and spirit. It also shows how we connect to the universe and the natural world around us. Many see the pentacle as a focus for energy and use it while casting ritual and spells.
Like in nature, each of the points on the star and the binding circle around the star, holds a deeper meaning. The circle represents the wheel of life showing the never-ending flow of energy. Going clockwise from the lower left of the star the elemental order is earth, fire, water, air, and spirit. Traits for the elements are stability and physical endurance, courage, emotions, and intuition, the mind and the arts, divinity of the divine and all that there is.
Reversed Meaning All articles of magic contain both a positive and negative aspect. When the pentacle seen in a positive light, it holds a strong connection to nature and the divine spirit. However, when the star reviewed in a negative light, negative energy can enter the circle. Some associate a reversed pentacle with the devil and summoning demons.
Protection and Magic
Pentacles uses are for meditation, self-discovery and for numerous spells and rituals. Many will wear a pentacle as a talisman, amulet, ring, or pendent to represent their connection to the magical world. Many pentacle created with silver, gold, or wood. Silver is a metal used to connect with the moon or psychic energies, and it can create a connection to the triple Goddess or abilities with the spiritual world. Gold connected to mental clarity, wisdom, and energy to connect to The Horn God. Wood is a tie to nature and elemental spirits.
Additionally, only recently magical users have felt safe openly wearing pentacle. Society is beginning to have an open mind about magic and the symbols associated with the different tools associated with magic. The vast interest in magic has allowed those studying the craft to show their connection to magic and the spirits without fear. There are still those who see the pentacle as the sign of the devil or for devil worshipers, but many are slowly learning that an item is powerless. It’s the will and intent of the holder that gives them item it influence.
Now, shush, I’m trying to read, Luna