Sigils, What to do?

So, I have been reading about on Pinterest, Wattpad (which is a surprisingly good, free source), and other websites and one common thing I’m seeing for witches on a budget or in the broom closet is the use of sigils. I have read that you can make your own but the concept is confusing to me. I want to know do y’all use sigils? If so, do you make your own or do you use sigils from a certain tradition?

Also, Blessed Imbolc to everyone! May the returning of the light bring good energies your way!


Hi there Jayson! Sigils are a very common and cost-effective way to do some spellwork. I actually utilize them in my practice pretty regularly. On my YouTube channel, I have a video explaining two methods for making sigils, as well as a video explaining a few ways you can use sigils. I’ll add them here for you!

Also, if you have any specific questions, let me know!


What @MeganB explains in the videos is exactly what you need to know!

Using already existing symbols can be a very powerful addition to your sigil. It’s also a great way to start when you are stuck or have nothing in mind.

If you have an intention in mind, use a symbol that is associated to that. For example:


The spiral represents the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents eternity and continuity. The spiral in nature appears frequently. It is a symbol that represents innocence, rebirth, and the eternal. The sacred spiral is also an energetic symbol, it represents energy. In fact, if you look at pure energy under a microscope you will see that energy forms spiral patterns. - Source


Well before Christianity, the fish symbol was known as “the Great Mother,” a pointed oval sign, the “vesica piscis” or Vessel of the Fish. “Fish” and “womb” were synonymous terms in ancient Greek,“delphos.” Its link to fertility, birth, feminine sexuality and the natural force of women was acknowledged also by the Celts, as well as pagan cultures throughout northern Europe. - Source

Philosopher’s Stone

The philosophers’ stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment. It is a legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metals such as mercury into gold.

Video with More Symbols

You can also use this website: Symbol Dictionary, as a starting point and then build your sigil from there once you know the approximate meaning of that symbol.

The meaning of a symbol or sigil is subjective and it can change depending on who reads it.

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This is the way I have been doing it…but your way seems simpler. I suppose this is just like any other thing in this craft… Do what feels right to you?

Great videos by the way! Very helpful.