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  • Writer's pictureYolanda McAdam

7 Powerful Shapes in Magick

Have you ever wondered why the pyramids look the way they do? And why in ceremonial magick we cast a circle for protection and not let’s say, a cross? Geometric shapes like symbols have power and when used correctly can amplify your spells.


The circle represents balance, cycles, harmony, unity, completion, fertility, luck and protection. A circle is cast before ritual work.


The cross represents the four elements. The four elements (air, fire, water, earth), four directions (east, south, west, north), the meeting of the spiritual and the material, intersections, crossroads, Christ consciousness and banishing. The cross can be used when casting spells for road opening (attracting opportunities from all directions).


The diamond represents wealth, action in two directions, “as above so below”, sacral chakra and sexual energy. A diamond shape is often used to draw in wealth in candle magick.


The hexagon is formed by the interlocking of two triangles and is associated with work, order, group efforts, harmony, truth and manifestation. The hexagon is found everywhere in nature, like in the shape of a honeycomb and it’s also the shape of an enduring cloud formation on Saturn’s north pole! In magick, a hexagon is often used for business spells.

Lemniscate (infinity symbol)

The lemniscate which is the symbol above the Magician’s head in the tarot is a figure eight on its side. The lemniscate is associated with enlightenment, magick, manifestation and cycles of birth and rebirth. It has a more dynamic quality than a circle so is often used to accelerate things and also to assure that what you want is ongoing.


The pentagram represents the five elements (fire, air, water, earth and spirit), manifestation, freedom and the spiritual over the material. We use pentagrams when doing spells for the increase of creativity.


The square is associated with the four elements (fire, water, earth and air), binding, blocking, structure, stability and protection. If you’re looking for stability and structure in your life you would use a square shape in your spell.


The triangle represents the magic number three, birth-death-rebirth, the body-mind-spirit connection and is used for summoning spirits in ceremonial magick. You use a triangle to materialize or manifest spirits for example when making talismans.



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