I would like to talk about the meaning of Pentagrams:
The Elements, The Origins, A Symbol of protection.
Those are the same elements we have here on earth that we know of already. We have Air, Water, Fire, and Earth. The 5th element is associated with the Pentacle and the Pentagram is called The Divine Spirit, which is the supreme being, I know it goes under many names, regarding each religion, and the most common word used is God. Whichever you choose to use it all means our higher power.
So, you take all the earth elements and the divine spirit and it creates a pentagram. The ultimate power to protect us is our Supreme Being. We are all connected to this planet why do you think its called, Mother Earth.
The Origins :
It is a 5 pointed star, sometimes with a circle around it, which is called a Pentacle. It is one of the oldest symbols in the world. It dates back some 8000 years and every religion has used it at one time, also it is being used on 2 flags of different countries, and built into many churches and bldgs as a symbol of the divine spirit.
Throughout time it has been used by Wiccans and pagans as a universal symbol for their philosophy and religion and Satanists have distorted its design and the history of it and used it in evil practices and philosophy.
Was first discovered but an astronomical researcher named Tigris-Euphrates in 6000 B.C.E. later it was found and used by the Sumerian scholars believed that it represented the 4 corners of earth and the” vault to heaven” or the 5 visible planets in the night sky: Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Venus( with Venus a representative Queen of Heaven.) It was a theory that they had but since it was such an ancient theory there is no concrete evidence behind it
It has also been know as the human pentagram, for when we stand straight up with our legs apart and our arms stretched out, we have all 5 points of the pentagram, our head, our 2 arms, and our 2 legs.
By the mid-nineteenth century, further discovery had developed amongst occultists regarding the pentagram’s orientation. With a single point upwards, it depicted spirit presiding over the four elements of matter, and was essentially “good”. I have discovered that the true intention of that person who uses the pentagram is the deciding factor.
A symbol of Protection and unity:
The pentagram symbol was used in ancient times but the Christians as a symbol of the five senses or “5 wounds of Christ”. In the 14 th century a poem Sir Gawain, the symbol was on his shield. the symbol’s origin was said it represented King Solomon and explains that each of the five interconnected points represents a virtue tied to a group of five, the five senses, five fingers, takes courage from the five joys that Mary had of Jesus, and exemplifies the five virtues of knighthood. With all this, it’s not hard to see why it was a symbol of protection and to fight off evil.
In eastern Asian symbolism, WU XING symbolizes the 5 elements of Chinese tradition ( medicine, acupuncture, feng shui, and Taoism). the picture above is of the greek elements.
In ancient Babylonian times, the use of the pentagram was used as an apotropaic, which is a charm to protect from evil.
I believe in a person’s true intention in anything they do no matter what it is, can be good or evil. I also believe that a solid education and constant learning in things that you don’t know much one is better than just assuming it’s bad or evil.
I have been wearing the pentagram and the pentacle on me for years and have it throughout my house and no evil has ever touched me. in other religions and philosophies if there is always a protection symbol with a history of good and bad, based on different stories being told.
The Pentagram is a symbol for spiritual shielding and ethereal world intelligence. In fact, it makes the bad spirits and other negative elements powerless when faced with this symbol while on the other hand, drawing the good spirits. Those who have this symbol have infinite possibilities at their disposal, meaning you may choose to use or not to use this symbol.
both the Pentagram and the Pentacle are two of the most powerful symbols in the world of Magic and can be used for protection as nothing can compete with the absolute protection that these symbols can give you. You may use them for keeping negative energy away.