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The symbols used in Wiccan practice are powerful and insightful. Almost all Wiccan symbols have an innate protective quality about them, but there are the specific Wiccan Symbols for Protection.
Here are just 5 Wiccan symbols for protection that will keep you on the magickal path:
The pentacle is possibly the most well-known of all Wiccan symbols. It is a star enclosed in a circle. The star represents the four elements of earth, air, water and fire plus the spirit. The circle symbolizes their interconnectedness and being one.
You know how you need to cast a circle to protect yourself before casting a spell or performing a ritual? It’s pretty much the same concept. Imagine having the same level of protection everywhere you go? Because you cannot possibly cast a circle on the bus, in the subway, in your car, on the street, etc., a pentacle necklace performs the very same function and casts a web of protection around you.
The Pentacle is the absolute symbol for protection. If you must dabble in the art of spell casting, you MUST have the protection that only the Pentacle can lend to you.
The pentacle is one of the most powerful Wiccan symbols of protection. Let it be your protection from negative, evil energies and against attacks from spirits and demons.
The triple moon is the ultimate symbol of the Mother Goddess or the Moon Goddess out of all the Wiccan symbols for protection. It is the symbol of feminine power.
It features the three phases of the moon, known as waxing, full and waning, that the Moon Goddess goes through every month, which is also the maiden, mother and crone stage.
If you are a women, having a triple moon Wicca symbol strengthens your connection with the Moon Goddess.
The first crescent, the waxing moon symbolises new life and new beginnings, when you are full on energy and vitality; the full moon phase is when magick is at its most powerful and you are at your peak; the second crescent moon represents the moon during its waning period, when you are at your wisest.
You can perform your magick according to the phase of the moon. Under the waxing moon is when you cast spells of ambition, prosperity; under the full moon is when you cast spells of new beginnings, change, letting go of bad habits; under the waning moon is when you cast spells of wisdom and decision-making.
What makes this a Wiccan symbol of protection is that when you wear it or keep it close to you, the love of the Mother Goddess envelopes you.
Out of all the Wiccan symbols for protection, the ankh is the one that depicts the union of the God and the Goddess and the infinite creative power of the universe. The loop top depicts the rising sun, the horizontal bar depicts feminine energy, and the vertical bar depicts the masculine energy.
To the Egyptians, the Ankh is the ancient symbol of eternal life and resurrection, often referred to as the "Key of Life." It was a symbol of eternal life and immortality.
The Ankh is an amulet for protection, good luck, and good fortune. It has the power to protect you against bad energies. If you take a look at the scepters of the deities in Egyptian artwork, you will see that they are in the shape of Ankhs.
What makes the ankh extra special is that it has healing powers, which is why the Egyptians would place them over wounds to promote regeneration and healing.
The ankh also opens the doors to psychic communication with the Divine, which is why you see some Egyptian art depicting the Ankh over the forehead, where the third eye is, to foster a strong connection with the Divine.
Out of all the Wiccan symbols for protection, the Eye of Horus is the one with the most badass look. This symbol was used by the Egyptians to protect them against envy and ill-wishes. The protection also extends to hexes and curses.
What makes the Eye of Horus even better is that is has healing powers as well. The Wiccan symbol was painted on the coffins of the deceased to bring them back to life.
But just the physicality of the Eye of Horus just makes anyone wishing to do you harm stop in their tracks. It just has that effect. If you don’t believe it, take an Eye of Horus necklace home and see for yourself.
Out of all the Wiccan symbols for protection, the triquetra is one that depicts a knotwork to shield you from evil. Some interpret it as a symbol of the connection between the mind, body and soul, others interpret it as the three realms of earth, sea and sky.
What makes this a Wiccan symbol is because it depicts the power of threes. The power of threes is in line with the Wiccan Rede: Whatever you give out comes back threefold.
For maximum protection, you can use all 5 Wiccan symbols for protection. Add them to your pentacle collection, buy shirts and mugs imprinted with any of these Wiccan symbols.
Use them in conjunction with your Wiccan altar tools - all 5 symbols will work in harmony with your altar tools and can make your magick more powerful and your life more magickal :)