For every idea, a sigil

Sigil magic is a very powerful way of giving shape to your ideas, thoughts and feelings. I was told this month we have to share a how-to so today I’m going to attempt to teach you how to sigilize your thoughts and ideas through use of planetary magic squares because so many people seem to want sigils for Demons whose sigils aren’t readily available in any book they own.

There are a few ways you can do this. First, you’ll use the planetary square that matches the purpose of your magic or the purpose of the demon. That is, you’d use mars for cursing for example or mercury if you want to pass an exam or if working with demons who have those traits. Next there are several ways to do this. You can assign a letter to the number in each square, then choose a keyword or a spirit, demon, or person’s name and write it down. Then start drawing the sigil based on which letter corresponds with each number. Let me illustrate this with a simple example. Let’s pretend you’re spelling the name Anna. If the square containing the number 1 corresponds with A, then you would start in the box with number 1, draw a line to the box with the number that corresponds to the letter n, and then you’d go back to the box with number 1 in it. You’d end up with either a V shape or a straight line with a circle at either end depending on how you choose to do it. 

Another way to do it is to use the numeric value in the box in tandem with gematria and draw the sigil based on numeric meaning of names or key words you want the sigil to represent. This does get more complicated and will mean you’ll need to learn at least some basics of gematria. You’ll find gematria used in Enochian magic, Thelema, and many other areas of the occult. There are entire books on it so I won’t explain it here. I recommend the two volume book Sepher Sapphires or Crowley’s 777. The Complete Book of Demonolatry has a simpler method explained in it too.

I’ve even known people who just pick the numbers in the square that they feel drawn to and then draw a sigil based on that. Sigils are only a small part of the usage of magical squares anyway.

Here are some planetary squares you can make sigils from. Remember to use the planet whose properties most closely match your purposes. You can make your own magic squares to do this, too.

Moon and Mercury

Mars and Saturn

Venus and The Sun


There is also the option of using free-writing to get a sigil. Start by sitting in a comfortable place with a pencil and a pad of paper. Relax and take yourself into a meditative or ascension state. Then think of the idea or demon or whatever it is you want to sigilize. Allow your hand to move freely and draw the sigil.

Another method is to use dream walking or astral travel to discover sigils shown to you by your subconscious mind. You must go into this state with the intent of finding the sigil you’re seeking.

Share your own methods for creating sigils in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “For every idea, a sigil

  1. Michael

    Thats very interesting. I used to “freestyle” sigils when I was younger. I’d be completely bored and clear my mind…I came up with all kinds of neat sigils. Too bad I didn’t know what I was doing until now. lol Yeah, brand new to all of this.

  2. dl

    Thanks for providing the squares. I had never done the free write method or a sub-conscious method before, great ideas. Sigils are also awesome for quick to do workings on the go. Sewing the seeds of chaos. 🙂

  3. Shayla Bess

    I have books on gematria but have not read them. I am familiar with dream and ascension sigils and receiving them that way. I have done the freehand ones, and played with the sigils from the Book of Demonolatry. This method is new to me and I always like utilizing different methods to do various contacts with my daemonic workings. Thank you for sharing this method. I can not wait to try it.

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