The Celestial Alphabet transfixed ancient astrologers, mages and witches. What is it and how can we harness its power today? In the olden times, the numbers and letters were magical creatures. Each had a mysterious allegiance to stars, deities, animals, plants, winds and various frequencies. Everything was connected.
“According to the Hebrew rabbis, the letters of their alphabet are formed from the figures of the stars. They are full of heavenly mysteries, both because of their shape, form, and meaning and also because of the numbers contained herein…”
Agrippa Von Nettesheim 1788
The Celestial Alphabet was also called the Angelic Script, and aside from being potentially magic, it came in handy as code. Spies and people practicing religions banned by the repressive state of the day routinely used esoteric symbols and I-Ching trigrams to convey complex information. The Norse Runes are another form of the celestial alphabet, as are the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians.
Modern Day Chaos Magicians Make Graffiti Sigils Out Of Them
Modern-day Chaos Magicians make sigils out of them. Find a character, letter, rune or number that resonates. Doodle it, graffiti it or turn it into art. It can be a brand or a tattoo. Some sigils are wishes or intent written over and over, reduced to a single character. Others are planetary and deployed to affirm who you are and what you want.
You can keep an encrypted book of shadows that nobody else but you would ever be able to decipher; perhaps you could leave it for a witchy descendant in future times. Or find your symbol and make it potent. How? Wait for a good phase of the Moon – the Moon/Pluto Lunar Portal for example – and state your desires + intent aloud.
Occult Just Means Hidden
Mercury is the God of all this; many cultures saw his influence as the most vital. If you’re secure in mercurial realms, the sigil, sign, letter, rune or number that you need comes to you. You read omens as you walk around your neighborhood by day or dream at night.
Whether you’re studying the Kabbalah, astrology, numerology or I-Ching; the more you pay attention, the more the information flows to you. Remember: occult just means ‘hidden.’