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Most of the symbols used in Wicca remain obscure to the uninitiated, the uninformed and the uninterested. There are some however that have become fairly well known but because of mis-understandings, mis-associations and mis-interpretations, have fallen into bad repute. Religious intolerance and dogmatism on the part of some non-pagan groups exacerbates the matter.

The Pentagram, the Moon and the Mano Cornuto (Horned Hand) are probably those best known by the general public and will be discussed in this article. All of these Wiccan symbols are erroneously associated with Satanism in spite of the fact that Wicca and Satanism are two completely different religions. Many a treatise has been written on the differences and I recommend that those interested in informing themselves of the facts visit the following two Religious Tolerance web pages for an objective overview of each: http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanis1.htm & http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcra.htm

Pentagram and Pentacle

The Pentagram is a five pointed star surrounded by a circle. As a symbol, it is ancient and was widely used over millennia by different cultures (as far afoot as the Mayans) and different religions (including Christianity). In Wicca, the Pentagram is a sacred symbol and representative of the earth aspect during ritual. It contains all the elements that give life. The circle surrounding the five pointed star represents the sacred space where Spirit (Deity, the Divine) rules over the four mundane elements of earth (work, home & hearth, etc), air (intellect, thought, etc), fire (action, energy, etc) and water (emotions, love etc). The pentagram is considered a protective symbol in most traditions, just as the cross is considered a protective symbol by Christians.

The upright Pentagram, as used in Wicca, is often confused with the inverted Pentagram and the Baphomet Pentagram. The latter is an inverted pentagram containing the head of a goat. Anton La Vey, who was the founder of the Church of Satan (mid 20th Century), used the Baphomet Pentagram as the main symbol of his church. The Christian Church condemned the pentagram as a symbol of evil soon there after. No distinction was made between the Wiccan pentagram and the Baphomet Pentagram.

The Moon

The Moon is a sacred symbol of the Goddess and representative of cycles of rebirth, maturity, old age and death, followed by rebirth. The waxing crescent moon represents a young woman (maiden) and symbolizes new beginnings and growth. When the moon moves towards full, the woman enters the "mother" phase of her life. When the moon wanes, and the woman enters her "crone" years. For Wiccans, this stage is associated with wisdom and knowledge. In Wicca all stages of a woman's life are valued and respected.

Witches celebrate the phases of the moon as a representation of life and make use of the different phases to lend power to specific spells. In example, the waxing moon could be used to lend power to a spell to aid the recovery of someone after illness, whereas the full moon could be used to lend power to a spell seeking to maintain good health and the waning moon to reinforce a spell seeking to destroy a disease.

The misconceptions around the Wiccan moon symbol stems from the fact that Satanists describe their symbolism of the moon as death and blood. This is illustrated from the following excerpt by Vexen Crabtree, a known and published Satanist:

"Primitive religions, sun worship, has recognized the moon for what it is: A symbol of death and blood. [...] The moon, the symbol of the night, symbolizes the victory of everlasting darkness and of sexuality. [The Moon has] always perturbed Humanity. [...] But this fear, in modern Satanism, is faced and accepted full on without the barriers that other religions erect."
"The Sinister Left & Fear of the Moon" by Vexen Crabtree 2002 Oct 26

The contrast is self explanatory.
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about the misconceptions of pagan symbols here:

Some of the most beautiful and honest vows I have heard are from those involved in a Pagan ritual, the Wicca Handfasting or Handbinding.

This is a ceremony that binds two individuals together but instead of traditional wedding vows, the two are bound by their belief in one another and their promises to the Natural world around them.

I simply love this type of ceremony. There is something so peaceful and beautiful there. Not only is it the colours and smiles, as with every weddings, but also the grounded suitability and altruism of the people involved.

Pagan Handfasting involves a number of different aspects. It can be done in several ways but the most popular is for the two individuals holding hands and the celebrant wraps a cord or ribbon around their hands, tying a knot in it. The couple exchange promises (and kiss - I think it is a great time to put a kiss in there) and then the celebrant unwraps the cord without untying the knot, thus symbolising their union.

Guests may be asked to stand in a circle to call the quarters, lighting of a unity candle and ultimately, the "binding of hands". There can be any number of readings and sometimes the Jumping of the Broom! Overall the ceremony is full of rituals that are centuries old.

Some like to promise their love for "as long as it lasts" and after such time are free to part ways. A more traditional view is for the promise of a betrothal of "a year and a day", at which point it can be decided to renew or not. Equally "a lifetime"and"for all of eternity" can be appropriate pledges.

The time of day, the setting of the sun and moon and time in the year are all important aspects. The most important is choosing the right celebrant to write an individual script for the happy couple involved. (Hint, Hint!)


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The Pagan Library: Witchcraft 101
9 books I recommend for those witches just starting out on the path and looking for books to read or to build up their library. Resources: www.WitchSchool.com Witch School First Degree by Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell ISBN: 9780738713014 Green Magic by Ann Moura ISBN: 0738701813 The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak ISBN: 9780738702766 The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation Solitary Witch by Silver RavenWolf The Wiccan Mysteries by Raven Grimassi Llewellyn Magical Almanac www.llewellyn.com The Witches Almanac www.TheWitchesAlmanac.com Your Book of Shadows by Patricia Telesco Magical Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst *Tip: I didn't mention this in the video but I get most of my books at second hand shops and library sales - be sure to check out your local used book store or online like thrift book and book outlet for deals!

Neo Pagan Wicca Witchcraft Festival Wheel Of The Year
http://www.malcorvus.blogspot.co.uk NEO-PAGAN WITCHCRAFT WICCA WHEEL OF THE YEAR The Wheel of the Year is annual cycle of the Earth's seasons as celebrated by some neo-pagans. These eight festivals are often referred to as Sabbats, a term of Hebrew origin which originating from Judaism Contemporary Neo-Pagan festivals rooted in Celtic and Germanic pre-Christian feasts, variously re-interpreted and established in modern Paganism, Witchcraft and Wicca The combined eight festivals in one calendar unknown together in any one older pagan calendars, but have evolved into modern neo-pagan systems. Similar in how Christian festivals adopted dates, overlaying with new interpretations prior festivals of original pagan origin Combination of Celtic and Germanic pre-Christian cultures' solstice and equinox celebrations form the basis of today's eight current neo-pagan festivals. Most of the festival names derive from historical Celtic and Germanic festivals. Dates for festivals are interpreted & vary widely amongst different neo-pagan groups & individuals. There is no definitive or universal tradition observed by all neopagan, witches or wicca Generally there are eight festivals observed which are divided into Lesser & Greater Sabbats The Greater Sabbats (and/or Fire Festivals) Samhain (Nov), Beltane (May), Imbolic (Feb), Lammas (August), The Lesser Sabbats Yule (Dec), Ostra (March), Midsummer (June), Mabon (Sept) These fall on the suns solstices and equinoxes Actual dates & different festivals, even their names vary widely amongst various pagan, witchcraft & Wicca interpretation Pagans in the Southern Hemisphere adapt the Wheel to natural seasons in their locality, although difficult for those in equatorial regions to do Increasingly in recent years Neo-pagan, Witchcraft & Wicca have gained increasing popular support Neo-Pagan Wicca & Witchcraft Eight Festivals of WHEEL OF THE YEAR

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