“The job I want will be mine”

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“The job I want will be mine.”

Few things are as nourishing to the human spirit as the feeling of doing fulfilling work. Sure, getting paid well is nice. But it’s even better to be well paid to do something you truly care about. Finding that kind of work takes effort. It often means learning new skills, relocating to a new area, or opening yourself up to the frustrations of short-term failure and the stubborn push to start over. Ask most people who have actually done it, however, and they’ll insist it was worth the effort.

This sigil speaks to that goal in the broadest possible sense. Maybe the job will be fulfilling, maybe it won’t. There’s no way to know until you’ve done it.

“Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods”

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“Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods.”

Here’s a little something for our Wiccan and other pagan friends, as Samhain (Halloween to the rest of us) is just around the corner.

“I will travel to all the places I dream of”

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“I will travel to all the places I dream of.”

Suggested by a Tumblr follower, this sigil speaks to that aching desire to meet new people, have new experience, see the world in new ways, and marvel at how much more alive we feel when seeing the sun rise over an unfamiliar horizon.

“The harmful actions of others have no effect on me or those I care about”

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“The harmful actions of others have no effect on me or those I care about.”

While it’s usually a good idea to assume the best about other people until they prove otherwise, the reality is that there are some real jerks out there. Malicious, mean-spirited, petty, jealous, vindictive, and otherwise awful people are rare, but they do exist. While you can certainly take steps to avoid them, sometimes these people decide to plant themselves firmly in your path. When that happens, the best course of action is often to simply minimize their impact on your life, and to keep the harm to yourself and your loved ones to a minimum.

That’s what this sigil speaks to. Suggested by a Tumbler follower who was having problems with an acquaintance who brought tons of uninvited drama and damage into her life and relationship, the aim of this sigil is to let all that noise and thrashing slip by, never connecting with anything important or causing harm to those who matter.

Sigil Art Show in Spartanburg, SC!

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Love sigils? Want to see an entire show dedicated to them? Live near upstate South Carolina? Then check out the Sigil Art show presented by Sigil Daily at the Little River Coffee Bar in downtown Spartanburg, SC!

We’ll be doing a closing on Friday, Oct. 27th, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a live sigil creation and activation event. Costumes welcome.

“Negativity does not influence me.”

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“Negativity does not influence me.”

Few things are as toxic to a hopeful, creative outlook on life than negativity. From the harsh internal criticism we all deal with in our dark moments to the thoughtless words of total strangers, negative attitudes coat everything it touches in a thick, oily bile. There’s a difference between true negativity, however, and honest, sincere feedback and criticism. Learning how to filter out one while learning from the other is essential. That distinction is exactly what this sigil speaks to.

Sigil details: Brush and ink on canvas.