snakeappletree studio journal
PENTACLE aka PENTAGRAM
"Detailed Pentacle adorned with Celtic Knotwork and Animal Spirits showing the elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire with the Goddess as the top point representing Spirit and the Horned God in the center representing the male aspect of nature.
The pentacle is a symbol of a pentagram encased in a circle. Always with 5 points (one pointing upward), each has its own meaning. The upward point of the star is representative of the spirit. The other four points all represent an element; earth, air, fire, and water. All these things contribute to life and are a part of each of us.
The pentacle has long been believed to be a potent protection against evil, a symbol of conflict that shields the wearer and the home. The pentacle has five spiked wards and a defensive, protective pentagon at the center." Celtic Jackalope
Many different groups use this symbol for different purposes. I advocate that the pentacle is the Sign For Mankind, our form being based on 5 with 5 digits on each, if the eyes, nose, ears, mouth and mind are considered as digits. It is a crude and basic but practical and versatile system. Awareness and use of the Higher Senses and Lower Chakras is what takes us up above Animal Man into Spiritual Man. For this, a six-pointed star is more appropriate. Pentacle then is for Earthing and Manifesting wheras Sexagram is for Aspiring and Ascending.