A Magikal Sigil
- What is a sigil?
- A specially created symbol or seal that can be used in Magik
workings. It can be used as a sentence, phrase or incantation
pin-pointing ones actions and thoughts. It can also be used in
place of sentence or phrase.
- What do you do with it?
- Anything you want. It is your personal hieroglyph and it
can be used on letters, packages, clothing or whatever you wish.
In Magikal practices you can use a sigil in place of a phrase
- For instance, each night I light a candle and say a prayer,
but I always feel the need to finish it off with something like
a bow, which I do. But even that doesn't feel like enough. Saying
Amen just isn't in my nature or spiritual belief, so although
it's a wonderful word, it doesn't work for me. So one day during
a meditation I asked for a little guidance. The answer seemed
simple when it came, but was exactly what I needed. The answer
was to draw out my personal sigil as recognition of spiritual
blessings and thanks to the Great Spirit and divine entities
who would be helping with the prayer. Being a Reiki Master, it
seemed a lot like they symbols one learns to send distant healing,
and that gave me the spiritual significance I was looking for.
- You don't have to use your sigil in this fashion. But once
you decided the intent or the purpose of the sigil, stick to
it. Don't use it for one thing here and another there. Keep the
- What should it look like?
- Once again this is YOUR hieroglyph, so it should have special
meaning to you. It can have as much or as little symbology as
you would like. As an example, here's mine. It is a special character
representing an S for Spring, turn toward the west and the element
of earth. I also have a fondness for dragons, and added to my
sigil, the wings of a dragon; aligning my energy with energy
and spirit of the dragon. It also creates a balance within the
sigil, of Earth and Air, or "As above, So below".
- I use my personal sigil in two forms. As a drawing (shown
on the left) and as a symbol which I draw in the air over a candle
after a prayer, ritual or ceremony (shown on the right).
- How do I find my sigil?
- It can be something you saw and felt drawn to. It can be
letter in the Runic alphabet. Or it can be something that's your
own special creation. You can meditate and ask for it to be shown
to you or ask for guidance in designing it. You can approach
from a logical view combining characteristics or interests that
you feel especially close to. One you have it, conduct a special
magikal ceremony to consecrate your sigil and give it special
meaning. If you're going to use it in place of a phrase or action,
than you want to attach that intent to the symbol, just as you
would if you were charging any other magikal tool.
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