If you’re a modern practitioner of Wicca and love dabbling in crafts, too, you’ve probably thought of creating beautiful Wiccan pendants. A Wiccan pendant is a charm added to a wire or thread to create any necklace.
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Two Common Symbols in Wiccan Pendants
Wiccan pendants come in all shapes and symbols. If you’re new to Wiccan iconography, you can find some of the basic meanings of Wiccan symbols below:
One of the earliest symbols used by humans was the pentagram, a five-pointed, see-through star typically enclosed within a circle. The pentagram is a mysterious and intriguing symbol with a history that stretches back as far as 8,000 years in Europe. Christian and Islamic cultures, as well as those of ancient Jerusalem, Morocco, and Ethiopia, adopted it as their own. The pentagram has been adapted by modern Wiccans and used by Satanists in increasingly perverted forms (though one errs to presume a connection between the two). Typically, each of the pentagram’s five points has its significance; for instance, in Wicca, the points represent the elements of earth, sky, fire, water, and Spirit, with Spirit being the most central and apex point. However, these standards vary from one society to another. Throughout human history, the pentagram has served many functions. For example, a pentagon can attract or ward off evil.
One of the earliest symbols used by humans, the pentagram was likely discovered through astronomical study in the Tigris-Euphrates region of the Middle East around 6000 B.C.E. Israeli archaeologists have uncovered lone pentagrams in strata that date back to around 4000 B.C.E.
Some authors, including Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, kept attributing the elements (earth, fire, air, and water) to the pentagram’s five points, thereby maintaining the symbol’s popularity as a magical symbol.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, occultists had begun to differentiate themselves in another way: by the direction in which the pentagram was drawn. It was basically “good,” as its upward-pointing single point symbolized the importance of Spirit over the four classical elements of matter. On the other hand, a pentagram with two upper points was associated with darkness. In other eras, particularly the Middle Ages, it became synonymous with Satanism.
Because it inverts the natural order and represents the victory of matter over Spirit, a pentagram with two points pointing upward symbolizes evil and a magnet for malevolent forces. Initiates vilify this symbol because it depicts the goat of lust raising its horns in an assault on the heavens. However, the pentagram was drawn on doors and walls to protect against trolls and other forms of evil in Scandinavian countries. This included Norway and Sweden.
The Triple Moon
The Triple Moon Goddess represents the intuitive, creative, empathetic, nurturing, wise, and mysterious qualities of the Divine Feminine.
Three distinct stages can be identified in a woman’s life, represented by the maiden, mother, and crone archetypes. Each stage of the monthly cycle corresponds to one of these archetypes. As a result of its three phases, the Triple Goddess Moon is sometimes called the Triple Moon. The three phases of the moon and their associated archetypes were each represented by a Goddess in ancient cultures around the world.
The young woman is related to the growing phase of the moon. She is a metaphor for youth, innocence, and beginnings. She would personify the arrival of spring if she were a season. The young woman teems with vitality, enthusiasm, and imagination. She can do things independently and has an upbeat, positive outlook. Her positive vibes inspire you to take action on a long-held goal or dream, cultivate a more genuine existence, and rediscover your innermost values.
Like the mother archetype, the full moon represents new beginnings, growth, nurturing, and self-love. Whether or not you have kids you can still identify with this archetype by how you care for and bring forth new relationships, ideas, and creations in the world. It can be argued that every woman has her unique way of mothering. The lesson of this archetype is to love and be loved in equal measure. Be sure to have time for self-care so that you can refill your well. Take an active role in supporting the causes and individuals you care about.
The moon’s waning at the end of its cycle represents the crone archetype, which represents the final stage of a woman’s life. While this may be the end of one cycle, the beginning of another is always around the corner. As women, we embody the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth in the monthly rite of passage known as menstruation. The crone encourages us to turn our knowledge and experience into wisdom, to release the burdens of the past, and to make room for introspection.
Having this potent symbol nearby can help you tap into the Divine Feminine and serve as a symbol of the sacred cycle you traverse every month. Many women use the Triple Moon symbol in their ritual practice, and to do so, they may wear jewelry featuring the symbol or keep an altar object depicting it nearby.
What is a Pentacle Necklace?
Symbols were fundamental in paganism and Wicca; anyone interested in symbolism knows this. After delving into Wiccan and pagan symbols in the preceding articles, let’s take a closer look at one of them here.
First, find a ‘pentacle vs. pentagram’ comparison to learn the distinction between these two symbols and information on the meaning, history, and origins of the pentacle symbol. The Babylonians and Sumerians of the ancient Near East (circa 3500–3000 B.C.E.) are responsible for popularizing the pentacle symbol.
The Key of Solomon is one of the oldest sources to feature illustrations of the pentacle.
The pentacle is an ancient symbol that dates back to prehistoric times. It is one of the few ancient symbols to retain its popularity in modern times. It has been employed throughout the centuries in various cultural contexts, including but not limited to religious and artistic expression, architectural design, and the fashion industry.
As a result, the symbol has a wide range of meanings and interpretations. Since it is the preferred symbol of witchcraft and magic, some people link it with the divine, while others think it represents evil spirits and dark forces. It doesn’t help matters that there’s a common misconception that the ‘pentacle’ and ‘pentagram’ symbols represent different things or are the same.
The pentagram has a star-shaped form, defined by five points for those unfamiliar. It looks like a pentagon.
On the other hand, the conventional pentacle is generally a star enclosed by a circle. Some people argue that the only difference between the pentagram and the pentacle is that the former is a two-dimensional figure, and the latter is three. It has been suggested that the primary difference between a pentagram and a pentacle is that the latter points down and the former points up.
The two definitions given here are only partially accurate from a technical standpoint. The pentacle is a pentagram that has been encircled, and this is true whether the symbol is two or three-dimensional.
A pentacle is a five-pointed star within a circle. It’s fascinating to consider that each symbol’s positive and negative connotations have nothing to do with whether it is pointing down or up.
Neither sign is unique in having an arrow pointing up or down. There is no fixed orientation for either the pentacle or the pentagram as Wiccan pendants; both can be inverted. In other words, a five-pointed star with its points pointed upwards represents positivity. In contrast, a five-pointed star with its points pointed downwards represents negativity, regardless of whether it is enclosed in a circle (a pentacle) or not (a pentagram).