I’m sure I’ve mentioned sigils, in previous posts offhandedly, but we’ve never actually dedicated a post to them, explaining what they are and how you can use them.
What are sigils?
Sigils are symbols that you empower with your intent to bring about change in your life. For example in the fall I was desperately looking for a job. I had interview after interview and other than casual work I was getting nowhere. I thought maybe I would look up a sigil online to help me get a job before going to this one interview. The place I did the interview for while I had the sigil on my arm actually hired me.
How do you come up with a sigil?
I personally get them from the internet honestly. I’m not an overly creative person so making my own I find it hard. I do however know some methods on how to create them yourself.
So before you create your sigil you want to have your intention already predetermined. You want to create a sentence for your intention. For example: I got the job. After you do that you want to get rid of all the vowels in that sentence. For example: g t t h j b. Then you want to get rid of any duplicate letters. For example: g t h j b (notice I removed a t). Then you take all these letters and mush them together to make a sigil. This is the only method I have tried. It didn’t go great for me but if structure is more your thing then this might work great for you. Another method you could try is to meditate while focusing on your intention. You may find that you see a sigil in your mind. If not maybe you could try doodling after your meditation and see if anything feels right for your sigil. You can really go about the process any way that makes you happy and that feels right to you.
How to use a sigil?
There are two thought process when it comes to the first step of the sigil. The first one is that before you can use a sigil you must forget the intention sentence you used to create it before you can use it. The other thought process is that you don’t have to. Some people believe you need to forget it because the point of the sigil is to empower a symbol with your magick that way your sub conscious can’t effect what you’re trying to manifest. So if you still remember what the intention is behind the sigil then you could still be manipulating the magick through your sub conscious. I personally don’t find forgetting necessary.
If you have chosen not to forget then you go straight to the next step. If you choose to forget then you do this as soon as you do forget. You then have to activate your sigil. If you use sacred circles in your practice you can create one around you and your sigil. Even if you’ve used this sigil for something before and now you’re using it for something new, you need to activate it. To activate your sigil you could focus on the sigil while meditating on it’s intention (if you’ve chosen not to go the forgetting route). Let your eyes relax when your are looking at it. Eventually the sigil will start to appear warped. Shortly after this happens the sigil with appear back to normal, this is how you’ll know it is activated. If this doesn’t work for you, you could also burn the sigil, you could charge them with other power sources (sage, the moon, the sun, etc), bake them into food, etc. If an activation method isn’t working for you, don’t worry, just try something else.
You can incorporate them into your craft in many ways. You can use them as a part of another spell, you can use them to protect your home or a loved one, you could use them on your skin to change your mindset, and any other way that you think will benefit you. I created a protection spell bag for my car, to keep everyone safe in it while driving, and I have a sigil on the front of the bag to help power the magick.
Just remember as with all magick, intention is key even if you don’t get the rest right.
Thank you so much for checking out today’s post. Do you use sigils in your practice? Tell me what methods you use to create them down below along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!