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.