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Witchcraft Symbols, Sigils and Signs

There are many symbols, or sigils commonly associated with witchcraft and Wicca. Many have come to be associated with Satanism and vice versa, even though the associations are erroneous and unfounded. Witchcraft Symbols, when charged with the will of the worker, can be a powerful talismans. Witchcraft Symbols are also sometimes used as a sort of shorthand, employed by witches to record spells, rituals, and other information.

A Variety of Symbols

Listed below are a variety of symbols that are correctly or incorrectly associated with witchcraft. While some are purely satanic sigils or symbols or signs of recent invention and without true significance, we have included them for information purposes only. It is important that we make it clear that Spelwerx does not necessarily endorse many of these meanings, we have only presented them as closely as we can to define popular, modern beliefs.

Inverted Pentagram

Used in witchcraft and occult rituals to conjure up evil spirits. Satanists use it 2 points up and pagans use it one point up.


Baphomet is a mythical pagan deity that was revived in the 19th century to serve as a figure of Satanism. There is also a longstanding association with Freemasonry, but the Masonic association is dubious in nature as it is believed to be based on an essay by the Viennese Orientalist Joseph Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall, Mysterium Baphometis revelatum as The Mystery of Baphomet Revealed, which presented an elaborate pseudo history constructed to discredit the Freemasons by linking them with "Templar masons".


Symbol used in Witchcraft. Represents the elements, earth, wind, fire and water with the spirit surrounding them.


One of the most potent magickal symbols. Used to work magic.

Udjat or all-seeing eye

One of few symbols referring to Lucifer, whom it is thought will pass judgment. Below the eye is a tear because he mourns for those outside his influence.

All-Seeing Eye

Believed to be the eye of Lucifer and those who claim control of it have control of world finances. Used in divination, hexes, curses, and psychic control. A symbol of the Illuminati.

Tau Cross

Symbol of the god Mathras of the Persians and the Aryans of India. To them, Mathras was an "angel of light" or the "heavenly light". It is used in modern Masonry under the symbol of the T-square.

Italian Horn

Also known as the Unicorn horn and Leprechaun staff. Introduced by the Lord Druids of Scotland and Ireland. It is associated with good luck and good fortune. It is also used to ward off "Maluka" or the "Evil Eye". Some claim it also means satan will take care of your finances.


Symbolizes fertility rites and lust. A spirit of Lust is the power of this union of male /female representations. Also called the Long Life Seal.

Upside Down Cross

Satanist symbol. Symbolizes mockery and rejection of Jesus.


Symbols of the zodiac used for the reading of horoscopes.

Goat Head

Often called the horned goat, goat of Mendes, Baphomet, god of the witches, the scapegoat.

Cross of Nero

Commonly called the "Peace Sign." Also know as "The Dead Man Rune". It appears on the tombstones of some of Hitler's SS troops.


In Chinese philosophy, two great opposite principles or forces on whose interplay everything depends. Yang is male, light, and positive, Yin is female, dark and negative.

Scarab Beetle

The dung beetle which is the Egyptian symbol of reincarnation. It is also a symbol of Beelzebub, Lord of the flies (satan). Worn by occultists to show that they have power and as a source of protection.

Satanic "S"

Represents a lightning bolt that means "Destroyer". In mythology, it was the weapon of Zeus. Worn to have power over others. Also was worn by the feared SS of Nazi Germany.

Satanic Cross

Upside down question mark that questions the Deity of God. Within the occult it is the representation of the three crown princes: Satan, Belial and Leviathan. Symbolizes complete power under Lucifer.

Star and Crescent

Represents the moon goddess Dianna and the "son of the morning." White Witchcraft uses it with the star to the left and Satanism turns it in the opposite direction.

Horned God

Represents the horned god of witchcraft. Pan or Cernunnos.

Horned Hand

The sign of recognition between those in the Occult. When pointed at someone it is meant to place a curse.

Witch Sign or Moon Sign

Used to salute the rising moon.


Biblical: The number of man; the mark of the Beast.

Swastika or Sun Wheel

An ancient religious symbol used long before Hitler came to power. It was used in Buddhist inscriptions, Celtic monuments and Greek coins. In sun god worship, it is supposed to represent the sun's course in the heavens.

Bad Company

Tied to the temple of Psychic Youth.

Anti Justice

The Roman symbol for justice was an axe upright. Being upside-down it represents anti justice or rebellion. Feminists use a double axe upright as a symbol of ancient matriarchy.

Black Mass Indicator

Indicates a black mass has or will take place.

Holy Earth

Symbol for mother earth. Also appears as a Hopi medicine wheel and Norse sun symbol.

Seal of the Left Hand Path

Indicates Black magic and the path to Satan.


A maze design of bronze age Crete that symbolizes the path of initiation.


Ancient Goddess symbol of universal pattern of growth in nature. A variation with three lines was used by some to represent the biblical number of the beast "666."

Blood Ritual Symbol

Represents animal and human sacrifices.

Sexual Ritual Symbol

Used to indicate the place and purpose.

Inverted Cross of Satanic Justice

If found carved in the chest of a victim, it means the person was a traitor. The vertical line represents man's presence. The horizontal line indicates eternity past and future. The arch represents the inverted world.

Ritual Circle

Has different meanings to different groups. Protection from evil, symbolic of life cycles or completeness. Nine feet across with a smaller one inside and perhaps a pentagram drawn inside.

Sword of Power

May be seen upright or upside down with a drop of blood. Used by some Satanists to represent light and darkness.

Talisman or Amulet

Believed to have magical powers. Usually has a drawing or writing with the name or image of a deity.

Thaumaturgic Triangle

Used for magical purposes in casting of spells and the summoning of demons. Found near ritual sites. Believed to be the door through which the demon will be called.


Symbol of enforcement among occult groups. there are many variations.

Unincursive Hexagram

Designed by Aleister Crowley as the symbol of his Order of the Silver Star, Astrum Argentum or AA.


Designs used in Voodoo to summon the various Loa or spirit deities. Symbol for Baron Samadi, Lord of the graveyard and death.