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We all know that sigils are a symbol that represents our desire and our will to gain what we desire. But where should a sigil be drawn? The different places you put a sigil can have an effect on the outcome of your spellwork. Here are some ideas of different places to try:
- On Your Skin
- On Paper
- In The Air
- In Chalk On Sidewalk
- In Paint On Walls
- On Wood or Stone
- In Your Book Of Shadows
- On Plant Pots or In Plants
- On Index Cards
- Shrinky Dinks
- Nail Art
- On Letters And Stationery
- On Water Bottles
- In Your Food
- Under Your Bed
- In Your Wallet Or Purse
- On Your Phone Case Or Computer Cover
- In The Dirt
- On Teapots And Coffee Makers
- Wherever Feels Right For You!
On Your Skin
This is probably one of the most popular places to put a sigil. It’s easy and you can use your body as a living canvas. Plus, it can be really fun and empowering to walk around with your own personal magical symbol on display for all to see! Just make sure that if you do choose this option, you use non-toxic ink and sign your name in mirror image so that it can’t be read by others.
You can even take a sigil you mean to use for your whole life and have it tattooed.
Another common option is to simply write or draw your sigil on a piece of paper. You can carry it around with you, tuck it into your wallet or purse, place it under your pillow at night, put in on the inside of your front door… really anywhere that feels right for you. Just be sure not to crumple up the paper too much or expose it to too much water (like placing it outside during a rainstorm) as this could cause the ink to run and potentially change the look of the sigil.
Paper is also easy to burn, meaning that the sigil is easy to activate with flames. Just light a candle, hold the paper above the flame and watch as it burns away.
In The Air
This option is a little more advanced but also pretty fun. You can either write or draw your sigil in the air with your fingers extended. Then you can visualize the sigil as it floats away from your body.
In Chalk On Sidewalk
Grab simple sidewalk chalk and draw a sigil to protect your family or home. This is a great way to do protective magic!
When you draw a sigil in chalk on the sidewalk, it’s as if you are etching it in stone without damaging the concrete. The sigils become part of the Earth as rain washes them away, charging them and allowing them to take on a life of their own.
In Paint On Walls
Take a color you’ll be using to paint a room, and paint a sigil first. When you cover it, the sigil will be invisible but still active in the room.
Sigils are like spells that you can program to achieve a specific outcome. When you paint them on walls, they become part of the energetic fabric of your home and help manifest your intention in physical reality.
On Wood or Stone
Another solid option is carving your sigil into wood or stone. This could be a small piece of jewelry that you wear, a keychain charm, a necklace pendant… really anything that you can take with you on the go. If you choose wood, keep in mind that different types of wood offer different energy properties that could aid (or hamper) your spellwork. For example, birch is often associated with new beginnings while oak represents strength and stability. As for stone options, some people swear by using crystals like amethyst or quartz because of their inherent magical properties.
You can buy a wood burner or an engraver for stones. Or you can use alcohol markers or paint to color the wood or stone.
In Your Book Of Shadows
This is a great option for sigils that you want to use on a regular basis or for those with more personal meaning. When you add a sigil to your Book of Shadows, it becomes almost like part of your magical ritual and practice. You can refer back to it anytime you need some extra support or guidance from the Universe.
To add a sigil to your book, simply find a blank page (or even better, create an entire section devoted solely to sigils) and draw or write it out in whatever medium you choose. Be sure not putting anything else on the same page as this could potentially muddle the energy of the symbol.
On Plant Pots or In Plants
If you have a green thumb, consider adding your sigil to the bottom of a plant pot or even directly into the dirt of your plants. This is perfect for spells related to growth, abundance, and fertility. You could also try carving it into leaves or stems if you’re feeling extra magickal. Just make sure not to damage the plant in any way as this could harm its energy (and yours!).
A Sharpie marker works perfectly for drawing on most plant pots.
On Index Cards
Create a deck of sigils that you can pull out and use in spells again and again, like a deck of spells. Use different colors of cardstock to add extra meaning and energy to the sigils. For example, blue for calm or pink for love. Get creative!
This is a fun option for kids or anyone who wants to add some extra whimsy to their sigils. All you need are some Shrinky Dinks, an oven, and whatever medium you want to use to draw your sigil onto the plastic. Once it’s drawn on, bake according to the package instructions and voila! You have yourself a magickal charm that can be used in all sorts of spells and rituals. Just make sure not to lose it!
If you plan to use your sigils again and again, this is another great option. They can even be used for divination, similar to runes!
This is a really fun way to show off your sigils (and your nails!). You can either paint them directly onto your nails or create decals that you can place on top of polish. Get creative with colors, designs, and patterns! Tiny brushes will help you to draw more elaborate sigils on the small canvas of your nails.
On Letters And Stationery
Send magical energy to your loved ones in letters and cards by incorporating sigils into the design. This could be as simple as adding a sigil stamp to the envelope or coloring in some magickal designs on blank stationery.
This is a great way to add extra meaning (and magic!) to correspondence between you and your loved ones.
On Water Bottles
Drink in the magical energy of your sigil every time you take a sip from your water bottle. This is a great way to stay hydrated and work some extra spellwork into your day! You can use a permanent marker to draw the sigil directly onto the bottle or create stickers out of paper or vinyl.
In Your Food
Some foods are easy to add sigils to, such as cakes. Find a way to add the sigil to the food and that magic will be transferred to whoever eats it. This could be as simple as adding the sigil to frosting on a cupcake or piping it into the batter of a cake before baking.
You can also try this with other foods, like cutting shapes out of fruits and vegetables or using cookie cutters on sandwiches. Just get creative!
Under Your Bed
This is a great place for sigils associated with protection, restful sleep, and other similar topics. If you have trouble sleeping, try placing a sigil under your bed (or even on your mattress!) to help you drift off into peaceful slumber. You could also use this method for rituals related to sex magick or creating more intimacy in your relationships.
In Your Wallet Or Purse
Keep your sigil close at all times by adding it to your wallet or purse! This way you’ll always have it with you when you need some extra magical support. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter if someone happens to catch a glimpse of it peeking out from behind your credit cards.
On Your Phone Case Or Computer Cover
If you’re someone who is constantly on the go, consider adding a sigil to your phone case or computer cover. This way you’ll always have it with you (and it will help keep your tech devices protected!). You could also try this method for laptops and tablets.
In The Dirt
This is a great option for sigils related to nature and the Earth. Simply draw or write your sigil in the dirt with a stick (or your finger) and let Mother Nature do her thing. The rain will wash it away eventually, which is a way of charging the sigil.
On Teapots And Coffee Makers
Give your morning cup of joe or tea a little extra boost by adding a sigil to your teapot or coffee maker. This is a great way to start your day off with some positive intentions! You can use paint, markers, or even Sharpie mugs to add the sigil. Just make sure that whatever you use is safe for consumption and won’t leach toxins into your beverage.
Wherever Feels Right For You!
At the end of the day, it’s important to trust your intuition when deciding where to place your sigils. If something feels right for you, go with it! There are no wrong answers here (except maybe putting them in places where they could potentially get damaged). Trust your gut and see what feels like the best fit for you and your magickal practice.
Looking for a magical discipline that is easy to learn and quick to master? Look no further than sigil magic! This powerful form of magic does not require complicated rituals or paraphernalia, and can be used to enhance your own abilities.
With Practical Sigil Magic, you will learn how to create and use personal symbols of Will power for success in all areas of your life.