Animal Totems & Symbols
In Witchcraft and mystical practice an image of an animal may inspire our imaginations and serve as an emblem or symbol of a Spirit Guide, Divintiy, Messenger and/or Magickal Intention. These charms may be worn as pendants or carried for object links to specific intentions. A link can be forged with the spiritual power that the charm represents, and it can also serve as a home for a Spirit which is welcomed to reside within it.
Pewter: a gray alloy of mostly Tin (ruled by Jupiter) with Copper (ruled by Venus) and antimony used as a hardener.
Unicorn: Unicorns are some of the most magickal of all Fantasy Spirit Animals. It is said they can move easily between the realms, outside of space and time, stretching our imagination and vision. putting us in touch with a well of power. Legend has it that Unicorn is also a master of shapeshifting and can, at will, become anything. In this charm there are several multi-colored crystals.
Owl: Owls are generally a symbol of paranormal wisdom, regal silence, and fierce intelligence. Known for its sharp vision and keen observation, this animal totem may represent for you enhanced insight and intuition. Athena had an Owl companion, Merlin had an Owl companion. Owls are big "medicine". This little silver charm may be for you.
Stag: Stag symbolism appears in a number of myths, legends, and folktales. Often associated with woodland deities, the stag plays a key role in the tales of the Greek Artemis and her Roman counterpart, Diana. Antlered Celtic Lord of the Woods, Cernunnos, is protector of animals, humans and wild places. The Stag is an emblem of this Sacred Masculine Diety, also associated with fertility and prosperity. In this charm there is an amber-colored crystal.
Stag "Sorcerer" Cave Painting: From the Cave of the Trois-Frères is a cave in Southwestern France famous for its cave paintings, this the "most famous and enigmatic human figure" with the features of several different animals, whose exact characteristics remain a matter of debate. has captured our imaginations for generations.
Ram: symbol of zodiac sign Aries, whose planetary ruler is Mars, and multiculturally, representative of leadership, initiative, action, authority, determination. Call upon Ram spirit for inner strength, confidence and strength. In Witchcraft, horned animals may be an object link to sacred Masculine Divinities, such as Egyptian God Khnum.
Goat:symbol of zodiac sign Capricorn, and Earth sign, fertile, stubborn, powerful, self confident... teaches us we can do all things, and no hardships will break us. In Witchcraft, horned animals may be an object link to sacred Masculine Divinities, such as Greek God Pan.
Horse: courage, integrity, perseverance, and power. Horse head symbolism has its origins in multicultural myth and legend, conveying a spirit full of nobleness, freedom and wildness.
Triple Horse: this Celtic mandala depicts three horses in a circular style, representing all the attributes of Horse, and additionally, for some, the Horse Goddess Epona, a very well-attested deity, with shrines and altars all over Europe.
Ganesha: Hindu God of New Beginnings, Success and Wisdom, Remover of Obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
Baphomet: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
Inspired by the famous line drawing by Eliphas Levi, the great French magus of the 19th century which was composed as the frontispiece to second section of his masterwork "The Ritual and Dogma of High Magic". Richard Ravish aka Azaradel writes: Levi devised this picture, which synthesizes many elements and symbols from a variety of religious and magickal traditions to illustrate the concept of "astral light, the great magical agent," the medium through which all seeming miracles are performed. Because this drawing was originally intended to be correctly understood by only initiates of the Mystery Traditions, in more recent times it has been greatly misunderstood, maligned and sometimes abused by the ignorant and those who are unable to perceive its true meaning. Levi alternately titled this drawing "The Sabbatic Goat" (in reference to rites once held in honor of the divine goat of Mendes in ancient Egypt). It is also "Baphomet of the Templars" ( the order of the Knights Templar, the forerunners of modern Freemasonry). Ceremonial magicians and Witches have often recognized this symbol as one of the many representations of the Horned God, although this figure is never worshipped. Rather, we recognize and venerate the principle for which it stands. To quote Levi, "Baphomet is not a God: he is the sign of initiation. He is also the hieroglyphic figure of the great divine TETRAGRAMMATON...he is a hold-over from the cherubs of the ark and the holy of holies...he is the guardian of the key to the temple...the goat which is represented in our frontispiece bears upon it's forehead the sign of the pentagram with one point in the ascendant, which is sufficient to distinguish it as a symbol of light... between his horns he carries the torch of life, and the living soul of this torch is God....it is also the type of the soul exalted above matter, even while cleavingto matter, as the flame cleaves to the torch." © 1986 e.v. Azaradel
Love is the law, love under will
Serpent: one of the oldest mythological figures, symbolic of transformation, rebirth, healing, immortality, passion, fertility, rain, guardians, metamorphosis, charm. In Eastern and Western cultures, serpents were considered to be immortal as they regained new life after shedding their skin.
Salamander: often depicted in shape with a lizard-like form, usually ascribed an affinity with fire, sometimes specifically elemental fire.
Bast charm: Call upon Bast, Sacred Egyptian Cat Goddess, protectress of home and family, for emotional healing and sensuality, and also to protect your feline familiar(s).
Bast heart:Call upon Bast, Sacred Egyptian Cat Goddess, protectress of home and family, for emotional healing and sensuality, and also to protect your feline familiar(s).
Birds: considered messengers from the spiritual realms like Norse High God Odin's two ravens, Huggin and Muninn. They symbolize transformation, freedom, power, and freedom because they can fly in the air, walk on the earth and some swim in the sea. This charm depicts two birds holding a cladaugh heart. Wear it for the power of love.