I have so many people who ask me about the pentagram when they find out I am a Wiccan. They also ask me if I am a witch, if I can cast spells, if I can see the dead or predict the future…so honestly, I can tell there’s a lot of disinformation and under-education in society when it comes to magick, witchcraft, Wicca and spiritualism in general. Most people think that I am the unconventional one, however, Wicca is one of the oldest religions in the world, and magick in general has been widely accepted for thousands of years as real and practical. It is only modern time which has created this viewpoint that Wicca and spell casting is taboo.
So, I wanted to talk about the pentagram, because the most common question I probably get is “Is the pentagram evil?” and “does the pentagram mean you worship the devil?”. The pentagram (also known as the pentacle) is actually pagan, and traces its start in the modern world to 1954. So it is a somewhat new addition to witchcraft. Although not all traditions and sects of Wicca acknowledge, or even use the pentagram, it has been a really useful tool for the ones who do. The most important thing is that the pentagram doesn’t mean the same thing for every Wiccan…and to some it means nothing at all. For me, I have jewelry with it on, as it helps me focus in a balanced perspective. I imagine that each of the five points is a sense, and it reminds me to balance my physical senses like a balance my chakra. I even have a pentagram tattoo. I use the pentagram in my rituals as well. When I do cast a spell, I draw it on the circle floor (wood upstairs in my attic) using chalk and I place a candle at each point and use the points as a way to “extend my senses and physical existence,” allowing me to stretch into the circle, and maximize my spiritual existence.
So really what I am trying to say guys, is that the pentagram has nothing to do with the devil, does not mean devil worship is occurring and most certainly does not signify black magick. It is used every day around the world for positive things and is even most used for protection spells, which are completely white magick.
Got a Palm Reading Today
Today was my first palm reading and it scared the ever living bleep out of me! The woman looked like she came right out of the grudge movie. I think she may have been living in the wagon that she did my reading in. It was at a small local trade show here. She had tarot cards setup all over the wagon walls, it was really cool…but she was really scary accurate. She started out by telling me that I was in a career that helps other people. And that is exactly what I am, I am a paramedic, so basically all I do is help other people all day. She then said there was a message for me from someone from my past who is no longer with us, a man who is older than me and a father figure. My father died 12 years ago. She said that this man was trying to tell me it was okay, and that he wasn’t mad “about the ball.” When I was 8 years old, I hit a ball with a baseball bat and it shattered my grandfather’s urn. Ash went everywhere, and inside the urn was a note that my grandmother had placed in there that said that “as long as this note is here with you, we are together” and was my grandmother’s way of coping with my grandfather’s death. My father was devastated when he realized that the note was in the ash and that it would never be the same again…as most of the ash was displaced or wet from a vase that shattered with it. Although he never said it directly, I always felt he blamed me, and that was all he had left of my grandfather. I couldn’t even believe it when she delivered this message. This was very real. She then told me unfortunately that I may live a shorter life, and may die younger due to an accident. I am now scared out of my pants looking left and right everywhere I turn.
My sister told me not to worry, said it was just for entertainment, but she doesn’t believe in this kind of stuff the same way I do. I know it’s real. When I was just a little girl, I saw my mother, who I never met and who died giving birth to me. She was very real, and it was a ghost of her. I ever since have been a full on believer. I have also had so much luck with many different spells I have cast, and since then I have realized that there is no limit to the things magick can tell us. I have to look out for this accident and be vigilant every day so that I can live a longer, more full life. I DO believe I can change my fate and live a full and complete life.
But only time will tell I suppose!
The Idiocy of Society Will Never Cease to Amaze Me
Today I was in my normal routine, each day for lunch I have to take the same road basically no matter where it is that I choose to eat. There is always a group of guys that harass me along the way. You would be surprised how many times I see the same guys. Typically they say the same thing every time, although sometimes it varies. Usually they just say “What do COEXIST stickers mean?” because I have a Coexist sticker on my bumper. The first time they asked me, I said “The Coexist sticker means we should all allow each other to believe what we want to believe without infringing on anyone else’s beliefs.” and they started laughing at me. I think they already knew what it meant and were just making fun of me. They replied and called me a crazy religious nut.
HONESTLY!? I think Christians are more crazy than Wiccans, not that the Coexist sticker MEANS I AM A WICCAN ANYWAY … though I think people just always instantly assume you are a witch if you have a coexist sticker on your car. Sure, I do the occasional spell here and there, but I would hardly call myself a witch. That’s a long shot for sure! And what’s wrong with promoting freedom religion anyway? Isn’t it my freedom of speech to put my religious beliefs on my car? I thought, and was raised to believe, that this was a free country, however, there is a lot of biggotry and hate in my area. I am a nice person, I work at starbucks and I serve you your mocha every day. I even see some of those guys AT MY STARBUCKS. They don’t realize I work there I don’t think, but each time I serve them, I do it with a smile and tell them to have a nice day.
Why are people so rude and disruptive? Why can’t we all just COEXIST !? 😉
Anyway, I know people are always telling me “Just because you believe it, doesn’t mean you have to put it on your bumper” I want to just say “Just because I put it on my bumper, doesn’t mean you have to read it!”
Welcome to my slumber world, where I am already asleep!
You came around to play around and tumbled at my feet!
I sang a song and you sang a long and before you know it we were friends…
I cried a bit and you said you were guilty and wanted to make amends…
However, the town has met and the bell has rung and the sky is already dark…
My famous face and battered tone may be gone but not without a mark.
So sing a long a little more and try to keep up with me…
For this song is not long and the time has washed up at sea.