How to Make Your Own Personal Sigils

Personal Sigils

Personal Sigils

How to Make Your Own Personal Sigils

Imagine putting a magical intention into an object. Why would you do that? Wiccans do this because they want the object to hold power to help them realize a personal desire. For example, you may be job hunting and you want the power of the object—in this case, a sigil—to assist you to get the ideal job.

Making your own personal sigils is easy. Some time ago, author/artist Austin Osman Spare devised a method for creating sigils.

Since that time, a number of authors have discussed Austin Osman Spare’s process of making sigils. One book I appreciate is Frater U. D.’s Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success.

I have made a couple of my own additions to the process.

First, throughout history, witches made sigils out of virgin parchment. But that is quite expensive. Also if you’re vegan and will not wear leather, you will want to use something else. Why? Parchment is typically made from goat skin. So let’s talk about a process devoid of parchment.

I use the heavier art paper, the kind that absorbs ink and which can be infused with different tinctures made with herbs. Water color paper is a nice choice, too.

What about inks? You could use one or of the many magickal inks on the market. My favorite is Dragons Blood Ink. But magickal inks can be expensive. So you can make your own out of a high grade ink such as Winsor Newton ink or India ink. To make it a magickal ink just add some essential oil to it, like myrrh. Mix and consecrate.

You can even use Sharpie pens as author Peter Paddon suggests. Just make sure to designate specific pens for only magickal work. They’ll be part of your set of magickal tools.

You can use different colors for different desires. Here is a short list of colors and meanings that I include in my book The Hidden Children of the Goddess [free chapter when you CLICK HERE]:

• Red: sex, desire, vitality, strength
• Orange: charm, confidence, joy, jealousy, persuasion
• Yellow: intellectual development, joy, intellectual strength
• Green: prosperity, abundance, fertility, money matters
• Blue: healing, protection, spiritual development
• Purple: the occult, power, magick
• Pink: love, friendship, compassion
• White: purity, innocence, peace, tranquility

Write out your desire on a scratch piece of paper; you can use a single word or a phrase. Some examples are:

• I want an ideal job for me at this time
• Happiness
• I need a new house
• Success

We’ll now use the word “Success” as our example. Cross off all of the repeat letters in Success. You end up with S, U, C, and E. (You want only one of each letter that appears in the word.) Next, scramble the letters, getting S, E, U, and C (for example).

Now comes the fun part: Combine the letters together in an image.

Success Sigil

Success Sigil

Can you find the letters?

In this way you can make all sorts of sigils.

If you want to imbue it with a potion or tincture this is the time to do it. You can either soak the paper in your tincture or brush it on. Either way you must let it dry. Overnight is best.

Now with this new image (of combined letters), inscribe it with your magical ink on your absorbent paper.

Now that you have the sigil, the next step is to breath life into it with Pranic Breathing, also known as belly breathing. If you’re familiar with yoga, you are probably familiar with Pranic Breathing techniques. Breathe in deeply; allow your stomach to inflate. Visualize pulling up energy from the earth. When you have built up enough energy in your lungs, blow it onto the sigil. This will charge it with your energy and further empower your intention.

Now place your sigil in a safe place and forget about it. Forgetting about it is the toughest part of the whole process. This helps the magick work.

As you can see, making your own sigils is quite easy and fun. After some practice, you will be able to do them quickly and easily.

Remember to consider using sigils to further your goals and get what you really want.

Learn more about sigils at Sigils: Special Techniques for Manifesting What You Want


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29 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Personal Sigils

  1. Reblogged this on Replaygiarism and commented:
    The ritualism described here seems quite at odds with the art of forgetting. Surely there should be more emphasis on directing the will than proscribing materials, paper and ink are largely irrelevant unless it is meant to be a permanent sigil.

    What’s your view?

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  2. Hello, how are you?

    I’m Wiccan and Brazilian. I have a blog and would like your permission to translate this publication and use it in my blog. I’ll put the credits and his own, of course.

    Divine blessings, my dear.

    Briann Hildebrand


  3. I found this article to be extremely helpful and I can’t wait to create my own sigils. I had just been preparing an email for some friends to help them with warding off negative energy at their house and had found a different article about protective sigils. it was a great article, too, but the writer used Icelandic sigils and I was struggling with that thinking that it might be important to feel connected to Iceland in some way for them to be truly effective. Then this came across my Facebook and it couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you Moonwater SilverClaw! xo


    • Hestia,

      I’m so glad that my post was helpful to you. This is one of the main reasons I have the blog, to help others. I would love to hear how everything turns out for you and your friends.

      Blessings and good luck!


  4. Seems that I learned this as an apprentice in a coven while reading Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft. Is this just a rehash of information or did I miss you sighting where your sources were?


    • Aesithair Runekafi,

      Thanks for your comment. As you saw in my blog post, I had this reference: “One book I appreciate is Frater U. D.’s Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success.”

      Any modifications may have come from my elders. I learn a lot from my elders because I have dyslexia.



  5. My husband asked me if it would be possible to use the letters of someone’s name? I do not know if that would work considering more then one person has the same name. What is your opinion?


    • Yes you can use the letters of a person’s name. In this way you can have a sigil that can help them. So for example the name Jim could be used in the phrase Jim is Healed. You would use the letters “j,i,h,e,a,l,s,d. Then combine the letters into a sigil for healing.



  6. Thank you so much for this post! It was the most helpful post on sigil creation i found on the interwebs! I was wondering what program do you use to draw electronic version of your sigils? I’ve been creating mine on tracing paper to burn but I would like to cut one in vinyl to put on my coffee cup but transferring it to an electronic version just looks all wonky to me.


    • Hello Erin,
      Thank you for the compliment Erin. As for my sigils I hand draw them by hand and scan them into Photoshop. Then I can manipulate them again if needed. Hmmm… I might try putting them on vinyl like you said, sounds fun.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  7. can I use crayons instead of the magical ink and still expect the sigil to work? thanks for your post…I really has been helpful


  8. Him I was in need of a particular Sigil for Wealth abundance for me and I found one on internet and I draw it already on a special paper with black ink marker. How can I consacrate?


    • Hello Martin,
      You would have consecrated the materials before you started. You may not want to consecrate it now due to you have already placed the sigil on the paper and the act of drawing the sigil helps to activate it.

      You may want to consider it next time. Thank you for the question, Martin.



  9. That was the simplest, yet complete, explanation for the AO Spare method I have ever seen (as it applies to the statement of intent and removing the extra letters) Cheers to you.

    After the creation of the sigil itself, Wiccans follow a little different tradition for charging than Spare but this first part is beautiful in its forthrightness.
    I’ve seen videos that ramble on for 35 minutes explaining what you did in about 4 sentences. Bravo.


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