A Pentacle is the single most powerful symbol of the ancients. It traverses many religions and is often misinterpreted as a dark symbol and harbinger of dark magic. Do not be misled by this misinterpretation, and although I could go on and on about its significance and importance, you only need to know 5 good reasons for wearing one:
THE PENTACLE SHOWS YOUR LOVE FOR NATURE
The Pentacle is the best representation of Nature. The Four elements of Nature: Earth (lower left point), Air (upper left point), Fire (lower right point) and Water (upper right point), are best represented by the points of the Pentacle. And the fifth point pointing upwards is the quintessential fifth element of nature, which is the Divine Spirit.
IT REPRESENTS THE NUMBER 5
The number 5, is very mystical and magical, and essentially human. We have 5 fingers and toes. We have five senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. the 5 stages in our lives – birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death. In Christianity, 5 was the number of the wounds of Christ nailed on the cross. In the Muslim faith, there are five pillars and five daily prayers.
IT ENHANCES YOUR ABILITIES
Your Pentacle can be worn as a talisman or amulet. When carved from wood, your pentacle is linked to nature and the natural world. When made from gold, it gives off mental clarity, energy and wisdom. And, when forged from silver, your link to the Moon and Psychic energies are at its strongest.
The symbol represents your protection
from negative, evil energies and against attacks from spirits and demons. It also allows you to conjure, command and control those forces which may harm you. The Circle which encloses it, being without beginning or ending, represents infinity and eternity.
The pentagram is a five-pointed star sacred to many Pagans and Wiccans, and within this magical symbol you’ll find a number of different meanings. Think about the very concept of a star — it is a source of light, blazing in the darkness. It is something physically very far away from us, and yet how many of us have wished upon one when we saw it up in the sky? The star itself is magical.
now a pentacle as you know is a pentagram with a circle around it, which we have discussed before on its meaning so I will be talking about both in this article. What has a beginning and an end at the same time? a circle, the circle has many meanings but when it comes to a pentacle it is a beginning and an end, protection within, unity, and infinity.
The ancient symbol of the pentagram
is often feared and widely misunderstood. From the Greek word “pente”, meaning five and “gramma”, meaning letter, the pentagram is a triple triangle that forms an interior pentagon. This simple, five-pointed star has a rich and varied history. Used by ancient Chinese and Japanese religions to symbolize the five elements of life – fire, earth, metal, water and wood- the pentagram was believed to contain magical properties. Early Christians used the pentagram to represent the Star of Bethlehem. As time went on, this mystical representation of harmony, peace and health evolved into a symbol of Satan worship.
The earliest use of the pentagram dates back to 3500 BC. The Chaldees of Mesopotamia inscribed the symbol on there pottery and other artifacts. The Hebrews used the pentagram as a symbol of truth and to represent the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Pythagoreans of ancient Greece were fascinated by the mathematical purity of the symbol and viewed it as a sign of perfection. Ancient Babylonians used the pentagram to represent the gods and religious beliefs of there culture
There are still many groups that use the pentagram as a symbol of harmony and spirituality. The temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are adorned with the pentagram. The symbol of the pentagram is also used in many Wiccan ceremonies. Wiccans see the star as symbolizing the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, which are perfectly balanced to create the fifth element of spirit. The pentagram ring is a popular talisman worn by Wiccans and other Pagans. This star of life is often the main feature on there altars and is a widely used ritual tool, often representing feminine energy.
This sacred symbol continues to maintain its ancient mystical attributes and is a powerful tool for all who draw from it.
Pentacles in tarot
there is a lot of people that might not know about tarot cards or just what society and movies have deemed it as. Actually, in tarot they are represented as coins. they are associated with matters of security, stability and wealth. It’s also connected to the element of earth, and subsequently, the direction of North. This suit is where you’ll find cards that relate to job security, educational growth, investments, home, money and wealth.
there is 10 cards in each suit of cards, that is 1 or ace to 10 then there is for more prominent cards after that. So you can see that it has a deep and lengthy meaning a history in tarot. Each number or prominent card has a different meaning and also how it shows up in the reading. Every card has a meaning in tarot and they all have a positive meaning you just have to know how to interpret it right.
so as you can tell like many other symbols it has a lot of history and different meanings. Many cultures and religions have used these mystical symbols for a variety of reasons so before you shun something or be apprehensive about something you see why don’t you look more into it and you might just learn something. For thousands of years we have had many magical and mystical things all around us hidden in plain sight, but once you open your mind and start seeing them for what they truly are then more will be shown to you. Our universe is so amazing and forever changing so find something new to learn about each day and open your mind to something new .