I initially published this post over at my Patheos Blog this morning, but I feel it's quite relevant to share here as well, as it's about sigilcraft - and finding our own power.
This morning, as I put inked brush to paper, my hand trembled. I’ve been using brushes for over 35 years, and I can’t remember a time when my hand shook like this, from the emotions welling within. I could have probably used a Micron pen to offset it, but my gut said ink and brush.
So much is at stake, at risk, and in danger – yet these are the times we were made for. I seek to exchange my tears of fear and dread – for those of determination, spawn by the winds of revolution. I have put brush to paper, intent into action by crafting a sigil for all of you who need protection and guidance against the impending storm. To summon its power and remind you of your own. To be a beacon to get us to time of the Star, navigating safely through the time of the Tower.
Description of the Power Sigil and the meaning of its parts:
The largest part of the form is a 5-pointed star, representing protection and the elements that make us up: earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. Within that star is a second star, another layer of protection and a balance of conflicting identities, shining against the dark and the unknown. Within that star is an open circle representing an egg, a seed of truth, the eye of calm within, potential. Extending out from each arm of the larger star are tripled-barbed arrows. They guide our energy outward, reaching while protecting, their points finding purchase in what they pierce. Flanking each internal chevron of the star is a crescent moon – its horns protecting the vulnerable areas, while also representing the waxing and waning of the moon, of ideas, of waves. There is one for each of the next 4 years, with a 5th to mark the rising of a new era of hope and change. Behind each is a black dot – a point of origin or destination, a new moon’s energy of facing fears and banishing the dark within and without.