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If you’ve ever been intrigued by the power of symbols and their ability to manifest desires, then you are in for a treat. In this week’s article, we will delve into the depths of planetary seals and sigil craft, an art that has been utilised for centuries by magickal practitioners. By harnessing the energy of planetary squares, we will unlock the secrets of the universe and learn how to create powerful sigils using planetary squares that can bring about profound change in our lives.
Understanding the history and significance of planetary squares and sigils
Planetary squares are actually derived from mathematics, and are known as “magic squares” in the field. It’s a bit peculiar, but their origin is not related to any form of magick. These squares were used for mathematical purposes by scholars from Asia to Europe, even before they were associated with any sort of magickal practice.
It was during the early Middle Ages, Arabic scholars connected the first seven magic squares to the seven known planets and made links between astronomy, magic, and maths. Even though they were initially just mathematical squares, these scholars were quite persuasive in their talismanic rhetoric, and their ideas about the magickal applications, such as using them to create sigils, stuck around for centuries.
Sigils themselves also have a rich history and have been used by various ancient civilizations throughout the ages. Sigils are essentially visual representations of intentions or desires, created through the combination of letters, symbols, and (in the case of planetary sigils) numbers. They serve as a focal point for the manifestation of the desired outcome.
The use of sigils can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia, where they were inscribed on amulets and talismans to invoke the protection of deities. In mediaeval times, sigils were associated with the practise of ceremonial magick and were believed to hold immense power. Today, sigil craft has become popular among modern practitioners of the occult and those interested in harnessing the power of symbols.
Exploring the power of planetary squares in sigil craft
So now we know that planetary squares can be a fundamental aspect of sigil craft and play a crucial role in unlocking the hidden energies of the cosmos. The first seven planets in the solar system (including the Sun and the Moon) have their own unique squares, which are essentially a grid of numbers arranged in a specific pattern that hold certain mathematical properties. These planetary squares are believed to hold the energetic vibrations of their corresponding celestial bodies.
When creating a sigil, practitioners often incorporate the planetary squares into the design. By doing so, they tap into the specific energy associated with the corresponding planet, amplifying the intention of the sigil. For example, if you are seeking abundance and prosperity, incorporating the planetary square of Jupiter, the planet associated with expansion and wealth, can enhance the manifestation of your desired outcome.
Step-by-step guide to creating sigils using planetary squares
Creating sigils using planetary squares requires a systematic approach to ensure the desired intentions are accurately represented. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started:
Set your intention: Clearly define your desired outcome and write it down in a concise statement. This will serve as the foundation for your sigil.
Choose the appropriate planetary square: Determine which planetary square aligns with your intention. Each planet has its own unique square, so choose the one that resonates with your desired outcome. More on this below.
Simplify your intention: Begin by simplifying your intention statement into one word, or as close to one word as you can make it.
Incorporate the planetary square: Use a codex to transfer the word that signifies your intention statement into numbers.
Create a symbol or design: Use the numbers from the planetary square to create a visually appealing sigil. As long as the numeric application of the word is featured, you can experiment with different shapes, lines, and curves until you find a sigil that resonates with you.
Activate your sigil: One of the best methods that we know for activating your sigil comes from creating the design in the planetary hour of your chosen planetary square.
Harnessing the energy of each planet for specific intentions
Each planet in the solar system is associated with certain energies and intentions. By understanding the correspondences of each planet, you can harness their specific energies to amplify the effects of your sigil craft. Here are some examples of planetary correspondences and their associated intentions:
Mercury: Communication, knowledge, and intellect. Use Mercury’s energy for sigils related to learning, effective communication, or enhancing mental abilities.
Venus: Love, small gains, and beauty. Venus is associated with matters of attraction and can be utilised for sigils related to attracting love, nice things and small gains.
Mars: Strength, courage, and energy. Mars represents assertiveness and can be harnessed for sigils related to motivation, overcoming obstacles, or boosting physical energy.
Jupiter: Expansion, abundance, and prosperity. Jupiter’s energy is ideal for sigils related to financial gain, personal growth, or manifesting abundance in all areas of life.
Saturn: Discipline, structure, and stability. Saturn’s energy can be utilised for sigils related to self-discipline, long-term goals, or establishing a solid foundation.
The Sun: The self, charisma and confidence. Use the Sun’s energy to create sigils that enhance how you are seen in the world, and for increasing your confidence.
The Moon: Intuition, nurturing and your emotional side. The Moon symbolises emotion and can be used for sigils that enhance empathy.
By aligning your intentions with the corresponding planetary energies, you can enhance the effectiveness of your sigil craft and unlock the true potential of your desires.
Charging your sigils for maximum effectiveness
Creating a sigil is just the first step in the process. To maximise its effectiveness, you need to charge it with energy. Activation involves bringing your sigil to life by infusing it with its planetary purpose. We suggest that this is done most effectively by creating the sigil on the planetary day, in the planetary hour. Charging this, on the other hand, involves energising your sigil with the desired outcome when you come to use your sigil. Here are some methods you can use to charge your sigils:
Meditation: Find a quiet and peaceful space where you can focus your mind. Hold your sigil in your hands or place it in front of you. Close your eyes and visualise the desired outcome while projecting your intent onto the sigil. Allow yourself to fully immerse in the emotions and sensations associated with your intention.
Ritualistic ceremony: Design a ritual that resonates with you and your intentions. This can include lighting candles, burning incense, performing specific gestures or movements, or reciting affirmations. Incorporate elements that symbolise your intention and use them to charge your sigil with energy.
Sigil gazing: Fix your gaze on your sigil and allow yourself to enter a meditative state. Focus on the lines, shapes, and symbols of the sigil without any conscious thought. Allow the sigil to imprint itself into your subconscious mind, where it can work its magick.
Remember, the key to effective charging is to fully immerse yourself in the energy and intention of your sigil. Trust in the process and believe in the power of your desires.
Tips for enhancing the effectiveness of sigils using planetary squares
To make the most of your sigil craft practice with planetary squares, here are some tips to enhance its effectiveness:
Intent is everything: Before creating a sigil, be clear and specific about your intentions. The more focused and specific your intention, the more effective your sigil will be in manifesting your desires.
Trust and belief: Once you have activated and then charged your sigil, it is important to trust that the universe will work in its own time and in the best possible way to bring your desires into reality. Just keep your own eyes and ears open for any signs and opportunities.
Experiment and adapt: Sigil craft is a personal practise, and what works for one person may not work for another. Be open to experimenting with different techniques, symbols, and incorporating more planetary correspondences to find what resonates with you.
Align with your intuition: Trust your intuition when creating and working with sigils. Let your inner guidance lead you in choosing the right gestures, incantations, and correspondences that align with your intentions. By following these tips, you can enhance the effectiveness of your sigil craft practise and manifest your desires with greater ease.
Common mistakes to avoid when using sigils and planetary squares
While sigil craft can be a powerful tool for manifestation and transformation, there are some common mistakes to avoid to ensure the effectiveness of your practice. Here are a few pitfalls to be aware of:
Lack of focus: It is important to be clear and focused on your intention when creating a sigil. Avoid vague or conflicting intentions, as they can dilute the energy of your sigil and hinder its manifestation.
Misaligned correspondences: Choosing planetary squares that don’t resonate with your intentions and choosing planets that don’t have the appropriate energies won’t give you the energies required to secure your outcomes. Stick to the planetary energies that connect to your intentions.
Neglecting activation and charging: Creating a sigil is just the first step; activation and charging are crucial for its effectiveness. Neglecting these steps can result in a somewhat lacklustre manifestation or maybe even no results at all.
Overcomplicating the sigil design: While it’s tempting to create intricate and complex sigil designs, simplicity is key. Overcomplicating the design can dilute the energy and make it harder for your subconscious mind to absorb the intention.
Lack of belief and trust: Doubt and scepticism can undermine the power of your sigils. It is important to believe in the process and trust that the universe is working in your favour.
Neglecting self-reflection: Sigil craft is a transformative practise that requires self-reflection and introspection. Take the time to reflect on your experiences, learn from them, and adjust your approach accordingly.By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure a more effective and rewarding sigil craft practice.
Embracing the transformative potential of sigil craft and planetary squares
Sigil craft using planetary squares is a powerful and transformative practise that allows us to tap into the hidden energies of the universe. By understanding the history and significance of sigils and following a step-by-step guide, we can create sigils using planetary squares that align with our intentions and manifest our desires.
Remember, sigil craft is a personal journey that requires trust in the process and belief in the power of our desires. Embrace the ancient wisdom of sigils and planetary squares, and let the limitless possibilities of the cosmos guide you on a transformative adventure.
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