This article was originally posted by The Moonlight Shop here: How To Choose The Perfect Pentacle For You
The pentacle is one of the most recognizable and powerful symbols in Wicca. If you don’t already know, the pentacle symbolizes love for nature, the mystical number 5, and as a talisman, it protects you, enhances your abilities and helps you in your spell casting.
The right pentacle necklace for one person might not be the best choice for another. There are factors you should consider before you make your final choice. This guide will hash out all the details to help you make a buying decision.
Factors to consider:
- Cord Length and Type
If you are very allergic, meaning you react to many many things, make sure to choose a pentacle pendant that is made of hypoallergenic material. Usually, it is nickel that triggers an allergic reaction to people so choose something like sterling silver, platinum, titanium, gold, copper, and nickel-free pewter.
For pentacle pendants with crystals, Swarovski crystals are a safe choice since Swarovski crystals are tested according to European standards and most specifically for nickel allergy.
Pentacle pendants nowadays don’t just have the image of the pentacle, they are etched with other symbols to magnify their protective powers.
Here are some examples of symbols that you might find on pentacle pendants:
Pentacles that come with a moon design are best used for spell casting that calls on you to invoke the Goddess
The Elder was very sacred to the Druids, since they used in their mystical and spiritual practices. A broom made of elder was used to sweep away evil spirits and negative energies. A pentacle pendant that features an Elder broom is best worn if you wish to banish evil spirits and energies.
Snakes are a symbol of rebirth, renewal and transformation. Having a pentacle pendant that features a snake helps you “shed your skin” to let go of the old and let in the new, it also serves as a reminder to not be afraid of change and that change is a natural occurrence in life and a starting point for greater things.
Dragons are incredibly strong mythical creatures that are symbolic of the god and goddess, light and dark, and wisdom and balance. Wearing a pentacle pendant that also features a dragon will make you take on the qualities of the dragons, one being staying true to yourself and being accepting of your weaknesses. Dragons are also fierce protectors, they will protect anyone who they see is ready for them.
Crystals, no matter what type, are very helpful in channeling energies and calling forth the healing powers of the Universe. Wearing a pentacle with crystals, especially ones that form a circle or having one in each cardinal point, form a circle of protection around you, enabling you to block and repel harmful spirits and energies.
If you decide to get a simple pentacle, you still have the full protective powers of the pentacle.
Crystals are such beautiful things. They are strongly connected to the Earth, and have the natural ability to make your spirit soar! Crystals are like people; each has its own properties, characteristics, and potential for magick. For whatever your desired outcome may be for your spell, whether it’s healing, calming, or energising, there is actually a corresponding gemstone for it.
There is also a corresponding birthstone for every birth month. And if you combine a symbol such as the pentacle with your personal birthstone, you will come to see their amazing healing and channeling capabilities of both combined.
You can choose a pentacle pendant that features a gemstone that corresponds to your birth month or that represents a strength in an area where you are in need of help.
4. Cord Type
The cord type that you choose for your pendant is up to you. The things you should consider are durability and ability to last a long time. Leather cords are usually secured close by lobster clasps while cotton cords are knotted according to your liking.