The Pentagram is of a star encaseed in a circle. Always with 5 points (one pointing upward), each has its own meaning like the upward pentagram and the inverted pentagram.
Half of us probably know what the upward pentagram means and half of us probably dont.
The upward pentagram contains the five elements. Spirit, fire, earth, water, and air. The spirit is always on top. Air is on the left and water is on the right. Earth is on the bottom left and fire is on the bottom right. This pentagram is usually used for protection.
The inverted pentagram has come to be seen by many pagans as representing the dark side and it is abhorred as an evil symbol. Fundamental Christians, indeed, see many form of pentagrams as such. However, these are recent developments and the inverted pentagram is the symbol of Gardnerian second degree initiation, representing the need of the witch to learn to face the darkness within so that it may not later rise up to take control.
The Pentagram as a Christian symbol:
Up until the medievil times, the five points of the pentagram represented the five wounds of Christ on the Cross. It was a symbol of Christ the Savior. This is in steak contrast today when the church eventually chose the cross as a more significant symbol for Christianity, and the use of the pentagram as a Christian symbol gradually ceased and became the symbol of evil.
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