Sigils–#30daysmagicalroots: Day 26: Sigils @Plentiful_earth #Blogs #BloggersBlast

Whoa! Now I’m really behind. Okay the prompt for the #30daysmagicalroots challenge day 26 was:

Craft a sigil that represents the path you are on or the path you want to follow. This is a deeply personal creation so put some thought into it. (Recommended Resource: Practical Sigil Magic by Frater U.D.)

I love me some Celtic spirals, but you know what? I don’t work with sigils. Or, not for a long, long time. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I used one, except…last full moon I was in a group ritual that made one. I’m not sure I can show you that one, and truth to tell,I can’t tell (yet) if it “worked”. Such is the facts with spells: sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. The thing about sigils, y’all? And I don’t think 90% of the people upchucking them onto their covers (ala Full Metal Alchemist) understand this but…. they’re used way more in ceremonial magic than in most other paganism–or at least wicca. (in fact so much was taken into paganism from ceremonial magic, I doubt many witches understand what came from where.) but it’s always felt too… formal for me. (and slow, in fact, I was struck by that fact when I was reading a recent book,The Tower Alchemist by Alesha Escobar (which I am enjoying despite what I’m about to say). The character has to skitter to find something to draw on then activate the sigil to even trigger the magic. In the middle of a fight. Otherwise, I am enjoying the book. But if it was real life, and real magic,  if I was in the middle of a fight, bopping the bad guy on the head would work faster. *g* Sorry Alesha.

I don’t even think Caitlin has ever used one in the Antique Magic books. Her husband, Trevor, doodles of course, but if either of them have ever used true focused sigils in their magic? *shrugs* If they have, they haven’t told me. Sigils are used a scant bit in Celtic Stewards Chronicles: there are sigils on the walls and gates and here and there in the background of different buildings the harshad druids inhabit. You might miss them if you don’t read close  but they are there :). Not quite as front and center as in  Alesha’s book but they are.

But as for using one in my other workings? Like I said, I can’t remember the last time I did. But for this blogging experiment, I decided to try one. So I did some research, and found a formula here that I tried. What’d I come up with? This:

sigl by Juli D. Revezzo

🙂 Now you see why I don’t share my doodles much! and you see how it still looks like words. So, make words into images? er, that’s too much math for me! *lol*  Anyway, so that would be one made officially for this here blog post. The full moon’s coming up again, so we’ll see how/if it works. (*fingers crossed loosely*)

If you count less garbled pictures? I don’t know if you count this but I have my logo…

*pets logo* Obviously, that’s my favorite. It’s Bran’s/Morrigan’s raven and…well, the crown, is not to be arrogant but their sovereignty. *nodnods* And I think means a heck of a lot more than any mixed up little “do it this way” sigil, In fact, it’s so personal I would’ve liked to get it tattooed (but then I had that whole allergic reaction and we’re afraid the chemical I’m allergic to might be in tattoo inks and thus, life threatening so I just use it as a logo. After all “They” know what it means, so who cares where it shows up in my life circle, right? 🙂 

But so, there we go. My babble about sigils.

See more of my #30daysmagical posts here.

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA’S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER’S HEART–now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.