Book of Shadows: Signs & Symbols

witch-signs-and-symbolsThe next entry from my Book of Shadows is an index of commonly-used witchy symbols plus a few rather more obscure ones. There are 118 symbols in total over two pages.

grimoire-signs-and-symbolsThe reference list ranges from the signs used for the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) and the seasons, to the planets and zodiac, as well as life and spirituality, the tools of magick, and finally the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark. There are many more alchemy symbols to record, plus alphabets, sigils and bindrunes, but they’ll have to have their own special pages!

book-of-shadows-symbolsThe aged and stained paper of this journal looks as if was made centuries ago, and glimmery jewel tones are lovely on its creamy texture, like medieval illumination. To get a hint of this effect, I used Uni-ball Signo and Zebra Sarasa gel pens in a range of metallic hues, outlined with the deep black of a Pentel EnerGel. (Another time, I must try my hand at an actual illuminated letter.) The overall character of this grimoire is beginning to emerge!

book-of-shadows-signs-symbolsIf you missed it, here is a look at the awesome leather-bound journal I’m using for this Book of Shadows plus the title page, as well as a layout for the Wheel of the Year.

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