The Magic of the Pentacle – What is a Pentacle?

There is a lot of confusion about the simple pentacle – what it is, what it means, and how it is used in Wicca.

What is a Pentagram vs a Pentacle?

Often used interchangeably, there actually is a difference between the two terms: Pentagram and Pentacle.

A pentagram is a 5 pointed star and literally means “five lines” from the Greek word pentagrammos. It is a geometric shape and by itself, can really just be a star though can take on spiritual meaning depending on your path and the context in which it is used.

the pentacle is a major symbol of wicca and witchcraftThe pentacle is a pentagram surrounded by a circle. While thought by some to be a New Age or Neo-Pagan symbol, the pentacle is actually a very ancient design. It is the pentacle which actually takes on the most meaning in Wicca, Witchcraft and other Pagan spiritual practices and has various meanings depending on the tradition and way it is used.

For the sake of clarity, the Pentacle will be the focus of the rest of this article.

What does the Pentacle Mean?

This is an area for sometimes heated debate as the pentacle has been misunderstood and misrepresented for some time. Part of the confusion comes from the fact there is no one correct meaning of the pentacle. Like most ancient symbols, it has represented various concepts thru the years and been adapted and adopted by multiple spiritual traditions. Also like most things in Wicca, there is no right or wrong answer – you are free to decide what it means to you or the particular branch of Wicca/Paganism you follow.

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What is a Hand-fasting Ceremony? (And How To Do It!) By CLAIRE

Your essential guide to hand-fasting

What is a hand-fasting ceremony and how do you feature one in your wedding? Hand-fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years as couples look for ways to add symbolism and personalisation to their ceremony. We’ve put together a crash course in the meaning behind hand-fasting and what you need to have a hand-fasting ceremony in your wedding.

What is Hand-fasting?

Hand-fasting is a symbolic unity ritual in which a couple stand face to face as their hands are tied together – hence the phrase, tying the knot!. As your hands are bound, you can recite words that express your commitment to one another.

Hand-fasting rituals are associated with Pagan ceremonies, but are now often seen in secular, spiritual, and even some Christian ceremonies.

What Does Hand-fasting Symbolise?

Hand-fasting ceremonies date back over 2000 years. An ancient Celtic tradition, it was originally used to symbolise a betrothal, during which a druid priest would declare that the couple would be bound together. This engagement would last a year, as a

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