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Sigil work

Updated: Jan 29

The submitted question covered in this blog/video:

"How do you make sigils?"

Thank you to whom submitted this question. I make magickal sigils often, And I use the more common way to create them. By combining consonants to form a symbol that can be charged with intention. I explain most of it in this video:

There are multiple techniques to create a sigil. In this video, I'm going to focus on the most common way to make them using letters of a word. For the purpose of this example, I've decided to use an oracle deck to choose the word for me that I will make a sigil from. Phrases and sentences can also be the focus of the suck being made.
The word that I will use for this example is
"T R A N S F O R M A T I O N"
A transformation sigil can be used with the intention of big changes to come in the near future. Be sure to write down your intention with a sentence, phrase, or word that you have chosen to make the sigil from.
Examples: "More confident at work"; "Bryan Stafford will win the lottery"; "Manifest healing" -- Be specific with your desires.
To get started, you will need a piece of parchment or paper, and a pencil, pen, or marker to write with. I like to begin with the first letter, "T" for this example. Then I added the next letter, "R". Be creative and feel satisfied by the placement of each letter. Skipping all vowels and repeated consonants. The letters to work with here are, "T R N S F M". So, in this example, the next letter to include is "N". The letters can actually be added to the sigil in any order providing not to be repeatedly used. And, don't forget to skip vowels. Next, I added the "F". Device carefully. Then, I added the "M". Charge each letter with the energy of your desire as you write. Take the time that you feel that you need to create your sigil. Last, I added the"S". Runes and other symbols can also be implemented into the sigil. I added positive 'Flow' in different directions for this example.
When completed, with focus on your intention circle the sigil the times. This is a convinient time to say an incantation if you'd like. Can be something simple, like "With this sigil, being to mea positive transformation. So more it be, so shall it be, so blessed be.". Focus on the new sigil design and associate with the desire. For this example, "positive changes coming". Charge the sigil with the associated intention, such as "a positive change coming my way".
This same technique can also be applied with the use of a Theban alphabet / character set to make the studio the same way: using only consonants without repeating letters from the word, sentence or phrase written in Theban lettering. You can also use all lower case, as shown in the video, or uppercase letters. It is your choice.
Another technique used to make sigils is with the use of numerology, and a 3x3 square chart (see video @ 03:30 for sample).
A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=1, K=2, L=3, M=4, N=5, O=6, P=7, Q=8, R=9, S=1, T=2, U=3, V=4, W=5, X=6, Y=7, Z=8,
Another technique that is similar is with the use of a letter circle chart (see video @ 03:58 for sample). And, there are other techniques, such as Pictorial sigils which is created with images to represent the intention within the sigil. Another, is with automatic writing, closing your eyes and scribble while meditating and allow with the open or pencil to intuitively form a sigil. And more! (Can be searched online).
Once I have a sigil created, I will sometimes surround it with symbols of runes that that I associate with my intention for it's use afterwards. The sigil can be implemented into candle magick by placing a charged candle over the sigil and allowing it to burn the wax down completely. A grounding powder (made with cinnamon bark) can be sprinkled over the candle to give this candle spell magickal extra boost!
There are many uses and ways to benifit from sigils:
Stir into tea, coffee and other drinks.
Place inside the bottoms of your shoes
Paint on your skin
Burn into wooden spoons, or tools, table tops, alter or work spaces.
Draw onto discuss and entrances
Place under your bed, chair, etc.
Paint onto rocks, carve into sticks,
Draw into the sand or dirt,
Write into a leaf or piece of paper and burn it to release it's energy.
Stitch into clothing, pillow cases, blankets, towels, quilt, etc.
Place behind your phone case,
Draw onto mirrors, or on the wall behind a mirror,
Carve into the edge of candles,
Bring to your place of employment,
Or carry it with you, in your purse, or wallet,
Use as a book mark, it place within your book of shadows,
Carve into ice, and allow to melt releasing it's energy,
Hide a sigil under carpet, being wallpaper, or paint over it,
...the possibilities are endless!!!
When using Oracle or tarot cards, I always take time to discharge the cards and to thank the deck for its assistance.
Destroying a sigil, such as burying or catching it on fire, will release it's energy to the universe. That is basically it.

-- Here are the templates for a couple of sigil creations.

As always, I am happy to clarify anything here.

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