The Pentagram and What It Symbolizes

Pagans/Wiccans view the pentagram as an amulet of protection, a symbol of balance, and a representation of the elements and the Gods. Pagans use the pentagram with a point facing up like the one see above. This is not an evil symbol! The one "Satanist" use has it turned slightly so a point is facing straight down.

Paganism isn't the only religion that uses a 5 pointed star! Did you know in the Catholic religion, a 5 pointed star is used to represent Jesus hanging on the cross and the places he suffered his flesh wounds?

Each of the 5 points represents one of the five elements:

  1. Earth: Represents stability and physical endurance. (Bottom left point)
  2. Fire: Represents courage and daring. (Bottom right point)
  3. Water: Represents emotions and intuition. (Right point)
  4. Air: Represents intelligence and the arts. (Left point)
  5. Spirit: Represents all and the divine. (Top point)

The circle around the star represents Goddess and God and, at least to me, represents the continuing cycle of life.

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