It it possible for a weird looking symbol to change your life? Yes! Creating and using a sigil is one of the most effective—and easiest ways to focus your will magickally.
If you’ve never used sigil magick before, try this simple craft and meditation.
First, find a symbol summarizing what you want to accomplish. You can also doodle to come up with a shape spontaneously. Try to keep it as simple as you can. It’s okay to go through several rough drafts, but don’t draw the final version yet. While you are doing this, try to come up with a positive statement that embodies what you want to do as well. Make sure it is brief and easy to say, like a mantra. If you feel stuck, come up with the phrase first and then pick out one or two of its keywords. Use the letters in the words to help make your sigil.
When you feel like you have come up with something approaching the final sigil and phrase, find a sheet of paper and a pen/pencil. You can choose any colors that seem appropriate but aim for one of two effects. Either pick or pencil that contrasts with the paper, like the black and white image above, or use a color that fades more easily into the background, as shown in the three gray-on-gray examples. (Feel free to print out and use any of these sigils, by the way. You can click on them to see them better.)
Now find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for at least fifteen minutes. Shut your pets out and turn off your phone if you need to do so. Get comfortable in a chair, resting the sigil on your knees or on a table in front of you.
Let your breathing slow while you gaze at it, but don’t stare. Trace its lines lightly with your eyes. Begin to say the phrase you have chosen repeatedly. If you can do this out loud rather than in your mind, all the better. If your eyes begin to lose focus or look ‘through’ the paper, that is all right. If your mind begins to drift, that’s fine too. Simply guide your attention gently back to the sigil and keep repeating the phrase. Your tongue may trip and parts of the sentence may even turn into what sounds like nonsense. Go with it. You are weaving your spell. If you feel inspired to sing your phrase or intone it some other way, do so.
When you feel like you can remember the sigil well, close your eyes. Visualize it glowing whatever color seems most powerful to you. Let the glow become bigger and brighter until it fills the whole room—the whole world. Picture yourself standing up and stepping into the very heart of the sigil you created. Still reciting your spell, let the sigil’s power flow through your body and fill you with its essence. When you are about to overflow with its light and power, clap your hands sharply, sending the sigil and the spell flying out into the cosmos.
Open your eyes and wiggle your fingers and toes when you are ready. Go have something to drink and eat to re-energize yourself. Should you wish to, you can keep the sigil you have created, but you do not need to dwell on it or study it every day. Celebrate what you have done and go about your life confidently, knowing you have already reached your goal.