sigil of destruction

anonymous asked:

If you draw a sigil on your skin, what do you think the best way to activate/charge it would be? :)

“Best” is not really a term I like to use for witchcraft anymore. Because different things work for different people (even the same methods can produce different results), there aren’t any surefire methods that are guaranteed to be awesome for every single magic user - it comes down to what you have access to, and what you want to do. Experimentation is important to find out what works for you. :)

I like to draw sigils on the pulse points - so the ideal one being the wrist - and let the natural flow of blood through the body charge the sigil. It’s sort of like blood magic to me, but without needing to remove it from the body. The energy from the blood is still what charges the sigil, though it’s more about the movement I guess.

You could also kiss sigils drawn on yourself - if you can reach where you drew it, of course. xD Blowing air on a sigil can also prove beneficial.

Another idea is tracing the design with the index finger of your dominant hand, and with this you can channel energy into it from yourself or drawing it in from external sources. 

If it’s warm and sunny where you are, you can expose the sigil to sunlight and have it charge with that potent energy. This technique can be applied with the moon as well.

If you’re okay trying methods involving pain, pinch the sigil, or snap an elastic band on it. My favorite idea for a charging method like this was drawing the sigil on the heel of the foot, then putting a small pebble in your show, and stepping on it. Boom, physical energy and pain. Of course, these methods aren’t necessary, just options. 

Even washing the sigil away can charge it - destruction methods still apply. Use charged water (like moon water) for an added boost.

I hope that gives you some ideas! Good luck!

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anonymous asked:

How do we use these sigils for maximum effect. How do we activate them and release their power.

For a sigil to be active and work towards its intent it must be charged with energy. You are taking the energy from one source and redirecting and sort of programming it into the sigil and to work towards the sigil’s intent. Potentially anything involving energy, light, heat, movement, extreme emotion, pain, etc. can be used to charge a sigil. Some methods are destructive and leave you without a physical copy of the sigil and some are not. Either way is perfectly fine and it’s really up to your own personal preference. Probably the most well-known method of charging is to burn the sigil. When you choose a charging method it is always a good idea to think about the intent of your sigil and try to find an appropriate charging method. That is probably the best way to try and maximize the sigil’s effect. A sigil for cleansing or fresh starts might be charged using water while one for happiness or a bright future might be charged with sunlight. Of course these correspondences aren’t necessarily universal. Figure out what makes sense for you and what you want to happen. Whatever method you choose though, it is important to focus on the intent of the sigil as you do it. You are directing the energy from whatever source into your sigil to accomplish a particular goal. I like to call it ‘programming’ the energy. Again, that will help maximize the effectiveness of the sigil. In general once you charge a sigil it’s active. I have made a page listing several ways you can charge sigils and types of sigils I think correspond with those methods. For now, here are just a few examples of how you can charge a sigil.

  • Burn it
  • Leave it in the sunlight/moonlight
  • Run water over it
  • Bury it
  • Direct your own energies into it (explained below)
  • Place it under a charging phone/electronic device
  • Sex/orgasm
  • Blood
  • Pain
  • Dancing/running/physical exercise
  • Write it in something that will disappear (fog in mirror, etc.)
  • Draw it in your food and eat it
A Crash Course in Sigils

This started out as a submission, but I couldn’t help it and before I knew it I’d spent over an hour writing!

Hey! Not exactly new to the ideas behind meditation, wicca, sigils and such, but before now I hadn’t really had the opportunity to express my interest.. I was wondering if you had some basic guidelines / crash course to sigils and how to go about them? Any help would be much appreciated

– thephoenixguy

A Crash Course in Sigil Design and Usage

Sigils are, at their core, a way of infusing a pattern with magick in a way that means those who use them kind of… “call” on the magick when they need it, and the sigil directs the magick in a prearranged way that removes the need to worry about performing an entire spell every time. The most important thing to remember about sigils, therefore, is that they’re a way of creating a single-purpose spell that can direct specific actions, and they can be very powerful in the hands of someone who’s good with them and knows how to cast them properly.

The first thing to learn about sigils is where you put them. Sigils are intended to be drawn in different places, depending on how they work. Most sigils act on people, and are therefore most commonly either drawn on the skin, or on something that frequently has skin contact (or is often worn on the body). These include amulets, charms, and talismans, but also commonly work clothing items like shoes. Many sigils may also act best on the sleeping mind, and so drawing them on a person’s pillow, or their bedhead or bed frame, is common (especially if you can’t get skin access).

The second thing is that a sigil design is a very personal enterprise, and as a result it can be extremely difficult, and usually impossible, to know for sure why a sigil was created just by looking at it. Unless you know exactly what a sigil means, therefore, it’s a bad idea to just use one you found online - for all you know, it could be a hex or a target!

But how do I make a sigil?

Creating sigils is a relatively simple process, and there are many methods out there. The most common method beginners use is the “letters” method, but sigils made in this fashion can often be overly complex or not really “speak” to the person making it, and can sometimes therefore be less effective. 

  1. The letters method involves writing out a statement that you want to perform; say, to be a wiser person when making judgements. You would write out a statement on paper as “I am a wise judge of situations”, making sure to use phrases like “I am” rather than “I will be” - this has more “oomph” as it were, it’s a command to the magick rather than a request.

    I’ll include a written illustration at the bottom!

  2. Next, you remove all the vowels in the sentence. This is because when you pronounce a word, vowels are often what make it intelligible; on their own, consonants can be anything, and therefore make a better conduit for the meaning YOU want to put there. So, “I am a wise judge of situations” would become “MWSJDGFSTTNS”.

  3. This is pretty long, so next we erase all duplicated letters. Some people erase all of them, others erase all but one. I’ll erase all of them for simplicity, leaving us with “MWJDGFN”.

  4. Finally, we make our sigil from the letters! Arrange them however you want; big, small, back to front, upside down, inside out, cursive, blocky, bold or italicised, howsoever you like it! 

As you can see, I mucked up my first attempt and didn’t like what I had made, so I just crossed it out. That’s totally allowed! Sometimes I run through a whole A4 page before stumbling across a design I like, especially with this method. 

Of course, the letters method is a great beginner technique, helping you to craft something new, unique and with an inherent message. However, I don’t much like the sigil I did for that specific message using that method, because it feels wrong. So, I also drew a more freeform sigil, simply using some imagery and a little imagination!

The sigil I designed freeform is the one in the middle, with the black and white circles. In this instance, I used a few different inspirations for the design, none of which were letters. 

  • The stylised infinity symbol represents the eyes of a person, representing the all-seeing nature of the truly wise and impartial judge.
  • The circles, one black and one white, represents that there is always more than one side to a judgement, and that all aspects must be considered. 
  • The lines at the base represent that there are myriad possible outcomes, and one must be wise enough to select the best from the many. 
  • The cross in the centre (the diagonal is simply a stylisation) connects the centre elements together. 
  • The circle moving around the outside, broken around the circles for stylisation reasons, represents the ever-repeating nature of decisions and judgements, one feeding into the next, and into the next, and back to the first, forever.

Though it may appear simple, there’s a lot of energy going into each sigil because it’s designed with a lot of thought and love, and a lot of creativity and design. Every element of a freeform sigil has meaning, and every element is important, which is why I find they’re usually more powerful.


So I’ve got my sigil. What next?

The next thing you’ll need to do is cast it! All spells need to be cast, and by casting a sigil what you’re doing is “casting” its energy out into the world, infusing that pattern with magick for a purpose.
Everyone has a different method of casting their sigils, but the most common method is Fire casting, which is taken from Chaos magick. This involves drawing the sigil on paper, and then burning the paper into ash whilst concentrating hard on what you want the sigil to become. This method works well for those who work with discordant magick, and especially for sigils of a destructive nature. However, as a nature-worshipper I find that Fire is not my best element and therefore I developed Earth-casting.

I’m not the only person to use this method, but I developed it independently and I find it works well for me. I dig a hole in the earth, usually about 6 inches deep. I write, on biodegradable paper, the sigil and its meaning. I then place the sigil into the hole, and replace the earth before pouring over some water and pushing the magick into the planet itself, infusing it into the Earth. 
Other methods involve shredding the sigil and scattering it to the wind, burning it in a sacred dish as an offering to your gods, soaking it in the ocean and letting it go, tying string around it and wearing it for a day and a night as a pendant… you name it. Most methods of casting destroy the original, but some do not! Find the method that works best for you, though be aware that like all magick it can be very tiring! Don’t do too many at once.
I hope this helps as a crash course in sigil magick! Look up other forms of sigil magick and research around, perhaps you’ll find your own path!
– Juniper

anonymous asked:

Hi im a baby witch starting off and i was wondering if you could tell me the difference between charging sigils and activating them and do you know any examples of doing both. Also does it affect he purpose of the sigil or how well it works if i draw it on myself? (and your blog is awsome i dont know what i would do with out it!) anyways sorry for so many questions but thank you so much😊😊😊

Charging is putting the energy into the sigil. Activating it is releasing that energy into the world to do its biz.

Anything that generates or contains energy can be used to charge a sigil; generally destructive methods are used to “break” the sigil and thus free the energy to act in the world. 

So, you can charge a sigil with your own personal energies, however you deem fit, and then activate it by tearing the sigil.

Fire is a great example of a method that simultaneously charges a sigil and releases that energy to be active in the world and bring about your intent.

The activation part is a large part of the “traditional” method of using sigils - a lot of sigilwork on Tumblr recently doesn’t really include a lot of activation, just charging, but our methods have still proved effective for us. But, YMMV, and that’s cool.

You can draw the sigil on yourself, in my opinion and experience, and still have the effects present in your life. In that case, the most activation-y method you could do would be erase the sigil afterwards - as in, charge it however, then wipe it off your skin and go about your life.

Thank you! I appreciate the compliments, I hope I have helped you on this matter!

spncer  asked:

i'm sort of new to this witchcraft thing, so bear with me but how do you charge a sigil/how do they work?? what are the best and most discreet ways (i live with parents and it wouldn't be fun to explain that i'm a witch)

For a sigil to be active and work towards its intent it must be charged with energy. You are taking the energy from one source and redirecting and sort of programming it into the sigil and to work towards the sigil’s intent. The more energy you put into it, the more energy it has to complete its task. Potentially anything involving energy, light, heat, movement, extreme emotion, pain, etc. can be used to charge a sigil. Some methods are destructive and leave you without a physical copy of the sigil and some are not. Either way is perfectly fine and it’s really up to your own personal preference. Probably the most well-known method of charging is to burn the sigil. When you choose a charging method it is always a good idea to think about the intent of your sigil and try to find an appropriate charging method. A sigil for cleansing or fresh starts might be charged using water while one for happiness or a bright future might be charged with sunlight. Whatever method you choose though, it is important to focus on the intent of the sigil as you do it. You are directing the energy from whatever source into your sigil to accomplish a particular goal. I have made a page listing several ways you can charge sigils and types of sigils I think correspond with those methods. For now, here are just a few examples of how you can charge a sigil.

  • Burn it
  • Leave it in the sunlight/moonlight
  • Run water over it
  • Bury it
  • Direct your own energies into it (explained below)
  • Place it under a charging phone/electronic device
  • Sex/orgasm
  • Blood
  • Pain
  • Dancing/running/physical exercise
  • Write it in something that will disappear (fog in mirror, etc.)
  • Draw it in your food and eat it

As for which methods are the most discreet, I think it depends on your situation. You could draw the sigil on yourself in something washable right before you take a shower. You could even use your soap or whatever to draw it on you and charge it by washing it away. I like drawing sigils onto my sandwiches with condiments and charging them by eating them. Drawing them on the bottom of your feet/shoes and charging by walking might be good. They don’t need to be near you to work either. If you live near running water you could draw it on a rock and throw the rock in the water. Or draw it in chalk on a sidewalk somewhere people will walk over it and it will get worn away over time.

anonymous asked:

how do you charge a sigil? how does it work?

For a sigil to be active and work towards its intent it must be charged with energy. You are taking the energy from one source and redirecting and sort of programming it into the sigil and to work towards the sigil’s intent. Potentially anything involving energy, light, heat, movement, extreme emotion, pain, etc. can be used to charge a sigil. Some methods are destructive and leave you without a physical copy of the sigil and some are not. Either way is perfectly fine and it’s really up to your own personal preference. Probably the most well-known method of charging is to burn the sigil. When you choose a charging method it is always a good idea to think about the intent of your sigil and try to find an appropriate charging method. A sigil for cleansing or fresh starts might be charged using water while one for happiness or a bright future might be charged with sunlight. Whatever method you choose though, it is important to focus on the intent of the sigil as you do it. You are directing the energy from whatever source into your sigil to accomplish a particular goal. I have made a page listing several ways you can charge sigils and types of sigils I think correspond with those methods. For now, here are just a few examples of how you can charge a sigil.

  • Burn it
  • Leave it in the sunlight/moonlight
  • Run water over it
  • Bury it
  • Direct your own energies into it (explained below)
  • Place it under a charging phone/electronic device
  • Sex/orgasm
  • Blood
  • Pain
  • Dancing/running/physical exercise
  • Write it in something that will disappear (fog in mirror, etc.)
  • Draw it in your food and eat it

anonymous asked:

I've been told that you have to destroy a sigil for it to work. Is this true and if so how does it translate into carved or burned in sigils?

They don’t have to be destroyed. Some charging methods do destroy them, like burning, but some don’t, like music or sunlight. Either way is perfectly fine and it’s really up to your own personal preference. I have a Charging page with lots of ideas on how you can charge sigils, some destructive, some not. When you choose a charging method it is always a good idea to think about the intent of your sigil and try to find an appropriate charging method. A sigil for cleansing or fresh starts might be charged using water while one for happiness or a bright future might be charged with sunlight. Whatever method you choose though, it is important to focus on the intent of the sigil as you do it. You are directing the energy from whatever source into your sigil to accomplish a particular goal. That Charging page also has some correspondences to help you choose a fitting method if you’re interested in that too.

jlu234  asked:

Sorry to bother you but how do you charge sigils?

There are so many ways. Potentially anything involving energy, light, heat, movement, intense emotion, etc. can be used to charge a sigil. Some methods are destructive and leave you without a physical copy of the sigil and some are not. Either way is perfectly fine and it’s really up to your own personal preference. Whatever method you choose though, it is important to focus on the intent of the sigil as you do it. You are directing the energy from whatever source into your sigil to accomplish a particular goal. Here are some examples:

  • Burn it
  • Leave it in the sunlight/moonlight
  • Run water over it
  • Bury it
  • Direct your own energies into it
  • Place it under a charging phone/electronic device
  • Sex/orgasm
  • Blood
  • Pain
  • Dancing/running/physical exercise
  • Write it in something that will disappear (fog in mirror, etc.)
  • Draw it in your food and eat it
  • Draw it on a balloon and pop it
  • Place it in front of speakers and play music
Sigils: Destruction and Forgetting vs. Preservation

*This post is very heavily based on my own opinions and views on this topic; in no way are you required to agree if you do not, and open discussion is always welcome.*

An excerpt from my (potentially upcoming) book, “Doodles That Do Stuff: A Guide to Modern Sigil Magic.”


As Philip Cooper states in his book [Basic Sigil Magic]:

“… Once [your sigil] has been emblazoned on your subconscious mind, it should be destroyed. This act is actually the most important part of the process.”

On that last point I disagree, as do other magic workers I have met and talked to personally. Yes, destroying a sigil does have its benefits and its place in the craft… but it is not all encompassing, and certainly not the only way of doing things. I myself have never destroyed a sigil in my entire time practicing sigil magic, and they have all manifested results as desired. Whether you destroy your sigil or not is completely up to you and your personal preferences. It is one option, but not the only one; decide for yourself if you feel your sigil should be destroyed or kept intact.

Along the same line of thought as the destruction method, is the matter of forgetting about your sigil and the intent you used to create it once it’s been charged. Philip Cooper speaks of this as well, saying:

“Forgetting what you want to happen is vitally important. Magick works best when the subconscious mind is left to its own devices to do its job. … You need to forget what you want in order for the subconscious to get to work and materialize your desire.”

His statement of “need to” completely contradicts the whole point of chaos magic - no set rules but those you wish and set for yourself. I believe his personal ideas of “need to” and “vitally important” shouldn’t be pushed off as the absolute way to do things - especially to beginners who may not know to be discerning of that statement - when it is certainly isn’t the only way. Again, yes, there are benefits and applications of this particular method, but it isn’t totally necessary to get your sigils to work. It is, once more, a matter of preference and what you want to do (and not do) with your sigils.

A question I get asked a lot is “how do I know if I should destroy / forget a sigil or not?” Well, your first hint should be if you want to. Besides that, there are some occasions that I personally think a sigil may be better off destroyed, due to its “nature.” 

The following statements are my own views; you do not need to agree with them or act them out if your opinion differs. You can choose to heed them or not, that’s up to you. I am not trying to push these thoughts upon anybody, merely provide suggestions to perhaps spark ideas for your own practice.

A sigil to assist in the removal of a bad habit might be best forgotten - removing the sigil from your mind could symbolize the removal of the habit from your life, as well as the need or desire to perform it. On the flip side of that, something you wish to bring into your life (courage, confidence, a better memory, etc.) may be better kept in your mind, and even in your line of sight. A visual reminder can help instill the intent and desire within yourself, providing further energy and encouragement for the sigil to perform, as well as inspire you to perform in a way that bolsters the sigil’s power.

anonymous asked:

would you mind explaing how to activate and destroy sigils? or refer me to a book/article? bc im having a really hard time finding information on that

I’m not yet invested in sigil magick as of yet, but I’ve been looking into it for my own desires and knowledge. I found four websites/articles that you might want to look through:

Sigils Daily: Creation and Activation

Sigil Magic

Making a Magical Sigil

Sigils Reboot

Also, anyone here who works with sigils and has something to add besides what these pages offer, please feel free to reblog with your own comments!