24.1.10

The pentagram and some weird information about my sleeping patterns!

Greetings blogland. I am not in my best shape. Lately i sleep early in the morning and i wake up noon. Yesterday i wanted to break that pattern and i tried not to sleep until tonight so i can wake up normal hours. But then the sleepiness got to me around ten am and i slept until five this afternoon. I have messed up my biological clock completely! I can't stop laughing with the whole situation. Since high school i have n't grown up the way people usually do. I do not have that kind of seriousness and organising in my life. The way i approach some things is the way Major Arcana's Fool approaches every situation. I guess if i ever have kids this will have to change and i will not have a choice but to be completely organised. If i don't i can easily picture myself waking up afternoons during my golden years...
Enough about all my craziness. It is time for our witchy stuff. The subject today will be, you guessed it, the pentagram. The pentagram is a represantation of the elements. It is unicursal(written with one movement) which symbolises the connection of the elements and that they are balanced and united. The top point represents the Spirit and the rest respresent Water, Fire, Earth and Air if you see them clockwise. You can invoke an element (start from the opposite side of the star and draw towards the element) or banish an element (start from that element and draw towards the opposite one).
Pentacles are not necessarily pentagrams but can be any kind of charms or talismans. In Tarot pentacles stand for the element of Earth. These days pentacles are usually considered as a pentagram with a circle around it(the circle enhances the sense of unity and balance). A pentagram without a circle is called open.
The pentagram is a very powerful protective symbol and this is the reason many witches, including myself, wear it on their necks(next to their hearts). Usually is used with one point up while the inverted pentagram is abhored as the dark side's symbol. But its inverted form is also used as a second degree initiation symbol in many magical traditions.
You can make pentacle talismans to hang above your door from clay(of course you can also buy them), so no evil can enter your home. You can have one on your altar for protection while in ritual, or inscribed on your BOS and if you are out of the broom closet you can wear it as jewellery.
It is an ancient symbol that many cultures used to represent the divine power, the truth and the heaven, including Sumers, Greeks and it can also be found in Taoism, Judaism and Christianism. Until 19th century christians did n't consider it evil. Up until medievil times it represented Christ and his five wounds on the cross.
. So next time some idiot tries to "save your soul" if you have the courage explain it,but if you do n't, you can always close your eyes and mummble abracatabra a few times and he will run like the wind!
Until next time, be blessed, be strong and be magical.

9 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

It's really hard to break sleeping patterns. When I worked in a bar at night, I would sleep all day, then when I switched to days, it was hard to learn to sleep at night. Even now, I work 8:30-4:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Friday...and 11:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday and Thursday. So, naturally, I sleep a little later on my late days...but then when Thursday night rolls around, I have a real hard time of it. Monday and Friday are my worst days at work due to lack of sleep. I know they say we should arise the same time everyday, but it is oh so hard when you know you don't have to get up early.
Mary

Autumnforest said...

As long as you can sleep that way and continue with your duties, go for it. I liked the education on the pentagram. It drives me nuts when people get all freaky about it. I remind them I'm not wearing it inverted, so they can just calm down. I'm afraid TV and movies have used it to represent bad things and blame it on witches. It drives me nuts. We don't go after Christians for inverted crosses and evil.

Leviathan said...

Excellent...like you I wear a pentagram in the classic position (spirit point up) around my neck every day. It's certainly a powerful symbol, and it emboldens and empowers me to live with purpose and passion.

The sleep cycle, all I can say is keep trying to correct it, it will come eventually.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i still have to call my son and blast him out of bed every day or he would sleep until the afternoon. when i was in my early 20's, i could sleep all the time. especially during the day. now i am up by 4:30 am and in bed by 8:00 pm. there is hope for you yet!!!

Shadow said...

don't talk about sleep patterns. mine's completely haywire too.... must be the moon, heee heee heee. as for the pentagram, i think the media (movies mostly) have made it out to be something it isn't. thanks for the clarification. and the magic words...

Rue said...

I do hope you get your "clock" worked out. I'm not the best sleeper, so don't have too much advice, except trying to do something before bed to signal your body it's time to sleep. I find that if I have a bath in the evening, I'm ready to sleep!

Good luck!

mxtodis123 said...

There is something waiting for you at Moontides.
Mary

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