Magic symbols aren’t only used for spell casting. They can also help reduce negative energy and create positive energy. Although you might have seen some of these symbols before, you might not know their history or their meaning. Here is a list of important magical symbols and what they represent:
The Triple Goddess
This symbol represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. This sign is associated with feminine energy, mystery, and psychic abilities.
The Horned God
This symbol is meant to signify night and day in order to portray the duel nature of The Horned God, who is the male part of Wicca’s theological system. It is associated with nature, wilderness, sexuality, hunting, and the life cycle.
This symbol appears frequently in horror movies because it protects against evil. It represents the five elements — earth, air, fire, water, and the spirit. It has origins in ancient Greece and Babylon. However, it is also a major symbol in the Wiccan faith and is used in Wiccan rituals.
Sun Rise & Set
Sunrise is the best time to cast spells for purification, business success, study, employment, breaking addictions of all kinds, travel, releasing guilt and jealousy, healing diseases, and the conscious mind. Sunset is the best time to cast spells for weight-loss, banishing misery and pain, and transforming negative habits.
The Quarters / The Elementals
This symbol represents the four elements of nature, which are the basics for casting any spells. It can also symbolizes the four different directions, with north being linked to air, east to earth, south to fire, and west to water.
This symbol represents the eight festivals celebrated by Wiccans — Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon. They are separated by approximately even intervals throughout the wheel of the year, which represents the journey of the human soul.
This spiral symbol is a feminine symbol associated with lifecycles, fertility, and childbirth. It can also represent intuition and other womanly traits.
This symbol represents the Goddess, the womb, and the female reproductive organs. It also represents feminine qualities like intuition, subconsciousness, psychic ability, and gestation. The chalice’s base represents the material world.
This magic symbol represents the element of Fire. Since it is a masculine principal, it is usually seen alongside the feminine chalice to represent procreation and creativity.
This symbol represents the element of Air. It is used during spell castings to bestow blessings, charge objects, and ‘draw down the moon’ during a ritual.
This symbol represents abundance, prosperity, and fertility. It is commonly associated with the colors brown and green.
This symbol represents communication, wisdom, and the mind. It is also commonly associated with the colors yellow and white.
Fire is a strong, masculine element. Its symbol represents strong will, energy, transformation, and change.
Water is a feminine element. It symbolizes the womb, purity, and washing away negative aspects from one’s world.
This symbol, in the shape of a circle, represents wholeness, unity, and infinity.
A crescent moon represents femininity and creativity. That is why this symbol is commonly linked to the creative power of the Mother Goddess.
This symbol represents the Triple Goddess’ three natures — Maiden, Mother, and Crone. It also represents the three main aspects of life — birth, growth, and death.
The Lord Of Shadows
This symbol of The Lord Of Shadows represents reflection and rebirth.
This is one of the most famous symbols that you have probably seen in horror movies before. Placing a circle around a pentagram represents the connection and reciprocal relationship between the five elements — air, fire, earth, water, and spirit.
Moon Rise & Set
The rising moon represents change, new beginnings, and youth. Meanwhile, the setting moon represents endings, death, and the cleansing of the soul.
Cosmic Lemniscate (Infinity)
This symbol represents reincarnation and the endless cycle of the soul.
Cauldrons represent the womb of the Mother Goddess. It also represents divine inspiration, infinite sustenance, and abundance.
This symbol represents the movements of the sun, marked by the solstices. It is a charm for good luck and protection.
Although this symbol looks self-explanatory, it has a deep meaning. Bread is the product of grain, which symbolizes continued life. It can represent both mortality and the desire to survive.
The Bolline (Work Knife)
This symbol represents the harvest, because the tool is used for cutting cords, wands herbs, and candles. It is never used against flesh.
This symbol is considered masculine in nature because of its phallic shape. It offers protection from evil spirits and negative energies. It also offers cleansing and purification. This symbol keeps evil forces at bay.
This symbol is associated with the element of air. It is used for spells that have to do with communication, wisdom, and the mind.
This symbol represents renewal and hope. It symbolizes a fresh start.
Since Spring is the season when flowers begin to bloom, this symbol represents fertility, birth, renewal, and growth.
This symbol represents harvest, abundance, and bounty since summer is the time when crops are growing and forests are full.
This symbol represents harvest, balance, transformation, or a change in attitude.
Each phase of the moon has a different type of energy. You should cast spells for new beginnings during the new moon, cast spells for creativity and growth during the waxing moon, cast spells for harvest and sexuality during the full moon, cast spells for releasing and cleansing during the waning moon, and cast spells for peace and rest during the dark moon.
The Witch’s Foot
This is a symbol of power. It looks like a snowflake with three straight lies. The middle line represents the upper and lower worlds. The other lines represent the four directions of the world.
The Witch’s Knot
This magic symbol has been used for love spells and weather spells. It can also be carved into the front door to ward off evil spirits.