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Sigils

T
hewordsigilcomesfromtheLatin
sigillum,
meaningasignorsignature.Inmagickaltermsa

sigilisa(unitary)glyphderivedfromaname,word,ormagickalformulabymeansofadirect
analogicalprocess(suchasnumericalconversionandtracinguponmagicksquares[kamea]).If
theappropriateprocessisreversed,thenthenameorwordmayberetrievedfromthepatternof
thesigil.However,ifthesigiliscondensedorcompressed,orifitwasgeneratedbyusinga
systemthatyouareunfamiliarwith,youmaybeunabletodecipheritbyreversingthecoding
process.Thisisparticularlytrueofsigilsthatwerecreatedorobtainedthroughtranceorother
nonstandardizedmethods.Inthesecases,itmaybenecessarytoexaminethemthrough
intuition,divination,orastralinspectioninordertodetermineanyword,name,ormeaning
connectedwiththem.

Theimportantideaisthattheseedoressenceofaforce,concept,orpatternisequallyinthe
sigilandthename(logos).Sigilandnamearethetwofacetsofthesamething.Theycouldbe
saidtorelatemuchthesameastheSanskritterms
yantra
and
mantra
do.

TherearemanyapplicationsandformsofsigilsbesidesthoseofthePlanetarySpiritsand
Intelligences.

Yourownnamecanbeconvertedtonumericalformandtracedonplanetarykameatoprovidea
sigilofyourselfintheaspectofthatparticularplanet.Thiscouldbeusefulforworkwith
talismans,ritualinvocation,ordirectmeditation.Therearemanyotherusesandvariations.

(TheAurumSolisusesasysteminvolvingpresigillaassociatedwiththetenSephiroth,the
Zodiac,andtheelements.Theappropriatepresigillaisdrawnbeforethecommencementofthe
sigilproper.Thismethodisfoundinthe
MysteriaMagica
.)

Itcanbeviewedasymbolofourintent.Sigilsincorporatedwithotherinfluencesadddirection
andfocustospellwork.Sigilsmaybetracedintheair,carvedoncandles,drawnonpaperand
burned,etc.Sigilsmaybedrawnorformedusingthemagicksquaresthataredescribedabove.

Saturnrulesfinancialinstitutionsanddealings,suchasbanks,realestatetransactions,
investments,educationalinstitutions,etc.Example:Ifyourintentisforsuccessfulinvesting.You
wouldwantasigiltorepresentyourselfatbeingsuccessfulinyourinvestmentendeavors.Soby
choosingtheword
investor
tobeyoursigil,thevisualizationisoftheselfasasmartinvestor,
surroundedbyfavorableaspectsandclearchoicestomakeourmoneygrow.

ThisisonemethodusingtheWesternsystemofnumerology.Eachletterhasanumerical
equivalentassignedtoit(seechartbelow).

A B C D

G H I

O P

K L

S T

U V

W X

Q R
Z

Takeourkeyword,investor,andmapittothechartshownabove.
I

N V E S T O R

9 5

1 2

Startingwithyourfirstcorrespondingnumberandcontinuingthrougheachinorder,youdraw
outyoursigil.

Thisgivesyouthefollowingsigil,representingyourintention,asaninvestor

TousethissigilyoumightincorporatesomeoftheothercorrespondencesforSaturn.Startby
carvingthesigilintoablackcandleanointedwithbergamotorcypress.Thensurroundthe
candlewithonyxandplaceitontopoftheworldcardfromatarotdeck.Asyoulightthecandle
andfocusyourobjective.NowyouhavedrawninmanyaspectsofSaturnwithcrystals,oilsand
tarot,andpersonalizedyouraimwiththesigil.

SomeOtherMethods

TheRoseof22Petals

TherosycrossdiagramwascreatedbythemembersoftheHermeticOrderoftheGolden
Dawntoprovide(amongsomeofthereasons)asimplerandmorebeautifulmethodof
constructingtheirsigils.

Thethreeinnerpetalscontainthethreemotherlettersoftheactiveelements:Air,Fire,
andWater.

Thesevenmiddlepetalscontainthelettersofthesevenplanets.

The12outerpetalscontainthelettersoftheZodiac


Theroseisfrequentlyusedfordrawingsigilsintheairwithamagickalweaponduringritual,but
itmaybeusedfortheconstructionofanygeneralizedsigil.

Theroseis,initsownright,awonderfulsymbolandmaybeusedasayantraormandala.The
petalsarecoloredaccordingtothecolorattributionsgiveninthescalesofcolorusingthe
King
(Atziluthic)Scale
.

SigilCreation:
Tocreateasigilplaceapieceofpaperovertherosecrosstemplatebelow.
Thenconnecteachletterofthewordfromoneboxtothenext.Thesigilstartswithacircleand
endswithaline.SeebelowwhereIcreatedasigilof"Malkuth."Ifaletterdoesnotexistonthe
template,thenusethesoundoftheletterinstead,orifthatisnotpossiblethenomittheletter
completelyfromthesigil.SigilscanbecreateineitherHebreworEnglish,Ihavehadsuccess
usingboth.