Witchcraft sigils are powerful symbols that can be used in many types of spells. They're fun and easy to use in kitchen magick, as well. Let me show you how.
The home and kitchen provide endless opportunities for witchcraft, and the use of sigils is no exception. From astrological symbols to ancient runes and glyphs, these magical symbols have appeared in metaphysical practices across cultures and throughout history. Even a simple mark like a cross, circle, spiral, or five-pointed star carries energy and power.
So lets look more deeply into witchcraft sigils, how to create them, and how to use them in kitchen magick.
what are sigils
Sigils are simply any written symbol that has been charged with an intention. The difference between a sigil and any other symbol, or even letters and words, is the the magical energy imbued into it. When you create a sigil, you are charging it with your energy and intention and giving it a specific purpose. It then holds that intention for you every time you see or draw your sigil.
You can use existing shapes or symbols, but they don't become a sigil until you charge them with your intention.
how to make witchcraft sigils
There are a variety of ways to craft a sigil. You can simply charge an existing symbol such as a letter, an astrological symbol, some other symbol like a dollar sign, or even a letter. If you want to get a bit more creative, you can create your own sigil. As with all things in witchcraft, following your intuition will always lead you to the most powerful symbol.
If you already love drawing, sigil-crafting may come naturally to you. If like me, you can't even draw stick people, here's a classic technique you can try.
- Write down your intention in the form of a positive, present tense statement.
- Cross out all the vowels and duplicate letters until you're left with just one of each consonant in your intention statement.
- Then begin doodling with the shapes of these letters. Keep drawing them together until you come up with something that feels good to you. It doesn't have to be overly complicated. In fact, I think if you want to draw your sigil often, simpler is better.
- Once you've decided on the shape for your sigil, write it on a clean sheet of paper.
Once you've come up with the design of your sigil, you'll want to charge it. This is the step that imbues your symbol with your energy and magical intention. A simple visualization can work. You could also charge the sigil with crystals, fire, water, or whatever feels most powerful to you. Basically, you want an intentional act that transfers power from you to your sigil.
Then once you've given your sigil its purpose and power, you can begin to use it in any form of magic you like.
using sigils in kitchen magick
Kitchen witchcraft allows us plenty of opportunities to incorporate sigil magick. Here are just a few examples.
- Stirring - Whether you're stirring a cup of tea, a pot of soup, or a fancy risotto, you can use your spoon as a wand and stir in the shape of your sigil to charge your food with the intention and power of that particular symbol.
- Carved into pastry - Next time you bake a pie or are working with another type of pastry, use a toothpick or another sharp object to carve your sigil into the dough before adding your filling. The whole dish will be infused with its power.
- Toppings and seasonings - Whether you're adding salt to a plate of food or drizzling honey on your toast, you can add ingredients in the shape of your sigil.
- Decorating desserts - Pipe a sigil for a bright and happy future onto a birthday cake. Cut the shape of a sigil into the top of a pie. Create a stencil of your sigil and fill it with sprinkles.
- Sigil cookie cutters - If you have a personal sigil you want to work with long term, you could even get a custom cookie cutter made.
awesome recipes for witchcraft sigils
Some recipes are just begging for a bit of sigil witchcraft. Here are a few ideas of things to cook and add your newly craft sigils to.
- Whipped Ricotta - Sprinkle each herby topping in the shape of your sigil, rotating the bowl and eighth of a turn for each on so that they overlap. Each herb will bring its own additional energy to the power of your sigil.
- Mini Pork Pies - If you want to keep your sigils hidden, carve them into the inside bottom crust of each pie. If you want it to show, stamp it out of the top crust.
- Sour Cream Scones - Scratch a sigil with a toothpick into the top or bottom of each scone before baking. It will be faint, but you'll know its there.
- Whipped Feta on Toast - Carve your sigil into the cheese before you add your toppings.
- Lemon Risotto - Risotto needs constant stirring, so why not stir in the shape of your sigil a few times to infuse the dish with your intention?
I hope this gives you some ideas about how to work witchcraft sigils into your kitchen magick practice. How would you use your sigils? If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. You can also share your kitchen sigil magick with me on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you create.
I love all of those!
Most of the time I use oil to draw sigils on pans or dough.
Another thing I use are food safe markers to draw sigils. What I like about those is that you can even use color magic on top of the sigil magic.
I love those ideas. Edible markers is brilliant.