Yesterday, I put out a call for sigil suggestions via Twitter. One of the site’s followers, @Aste13, suggested “Prosperity.” It’s a perfectly understandable thing to want a sigil for, but it presents a few challenges. What is “prosperity,” after all? It can mean a lot of things in variety of contexts: successful, thriving, wealthy, fortunate. Over a long enough period of time, most people will have prosperous eras in their lives.
From a sigil-making perspective, it’s also challenging. Using the standard, down-and-dirty method of writing in capitals, striking out the vowels and skipping over letters that occur more than once, “PROSPERITY” leaves you with just “PRSTY.” That’s not a lot to work with.
So, I tweeted back at @Aste13 asking for something more specific. The response gave me a starting point: “Affluent, clear and free (through work/or windfall..not by inheritance)… and maybe timeline? Within the next 3 years?” From this, I took a few liberties with the interpretation and came up with something that was a little easier for me to work with: “I will gain prosperity through my own effort in the next three years.”
It’s a fun little sigil, and hopefully it speaks to the core idea.