Pentacle pendant and 61cm natural cord necklace with clasps.
Five Pointed Star With A Circle Around It Meaning
The Pentacle meaning, a 5-pointed Star contained within a circle. The five points of the Pentacle represent the four directions and four elements, with spirit at the top. A human with arms and legs outstretched in front of the star creates a circle of colour with the aura revealing a living breathing pentacle of protection.
The pentacle meaning in the Golden Dawn system is one of a magical protection shield and summoning device. When used in ritual magick the pentacle is made of clay, wax, or earthenware. In some esoteric traditions, it’s made of pure gold, silver, copper or iron.
The pentacle’s origins go back to the ancient Mesopotamians, who engraved it on pottery and tools, often with the symbols meaning the four corners or directions and man. The Greeks associated the pentacle with perfection, while the Hebrews aligned the pentacle with truth and honour. Many other cultures used the pentacle to symbolize the natural elements, the power of the number five, and the relationship between people and the deities they seek and worship.
The Celtic people believed the pentacle is the sign of the Goddess of the Underground, Morgan or Morrigan Celtic Goddess of death (Morrigan’s major form is of an old woman, surrounded in a cape of black raven feathers. Often she takes the form of the death raven announcing a death, like the banshee). “Ireland had five great roads, five grand provinces and five mystery paths of magickal law. The fairy folk counted in fives and the wood sprites wore cloaks fold into five. © Ian Scott To read more about pentacle vs pentagram>