Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

Symbols are an important part of every faith. From Buddha statues to the Crucifix, to the Star of David or and the Pentacle, just about every faith has a symbol that is important to them. In the Wiccan faith, or any Pagan faith for that matter, we have a number of different symbols that represent a variety of things to us. Some symbols we use to represent the Gods or Goddesses themselves, while others are used to represent other things when we practice magic.

Many of the symbols that we use in magick we use to represent either the God or the Goddess. In Wicca, since we tend to honor the Goddess more often than not, many of the symbols that we use reflect the power of the Goddess. Most Wiccans, even beginners, are aware of some of the more commonly used Goddess symbols like the moon, the circle or the spiral, but there are many other symbols that represent the Goddess as well that can be quite powerful when used in magick.


The rose is a powerful symbol of the Goddess. The petals of the rose are representative of the vulva of the Goddess, the sacred gateway through which everything on life is born.

Cowrie Shell

The cowrie shell is another symbol that is representative of the birth canal of the Goddess. Some scholars believe that the cowrie shell was actually one of the original symbols of the Goddess, as there is evidence of its use dating back to 20,000 B.C.


The ocean is symbolic of the womb of the Goddess, its waters bringing forth life to the world. The waters of the ocean are symbolic of the amniotic fluid we form in, the blood in our veins, the salty sweat of our brow and the salt of our tears.


The apple is a symbol of the Goddess and is mentioned in many faiths as a symbol of importance. The apple played an important part even in Christian faith, as it was the forbidden fruit eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden. When Eve consumed the apple, she was given wisdom, or more specifically, the knowledge that she was Divine. As we recognize the Goddess as Divine, the apple is symbolic of the Goddess and the Divine knowledge she wishes to bestow upon us. It is also worth noting than when an apple is divided evenly in half, the shape of the seeds within form the shape of a pentacle, another symbol of the Divine.


There are other shells that are symbolic of the Goddess as well besides the cowrie shell. Spiral shaped shells or conch shells are also symbolic of the Goddess and can make powerful magic. The spiral shells are representative of the spiral shape that is symbolic of the Goddess and is one of the most commonly used symbols in Magick. Conch shells, with their unique shape, also represent the womb of the Goddess.

There are of course, many other symbols that are used in Wicca to represent the Goddess and her divine form. Some symbols, such as the Eye of Maat, may be used only in certain forms of Paganism. Other Goddess symbols are variations of commonly used symbols, such as the double spiral or triple spiral which can be used in place of the standard spiral, or the crescent moon which is more recognizable as a moon symbol than the full moon symbol which may be confused with a circle.

All of these symbols represent the feminine side of the Divine. All of these symbols can be used in any form of Paganism, just as any symbol that represents the Goddess can be used in Wicca. There are various methods in which you can employ these symbols in your magick, which I will cover in a future posting.

Brightest Blessings,
Rose Ariadne Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch in Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 7


  1. Hi Rose, I think the Goddess symbols and their meanings, about faith and MAGICK, was really beautiful, the way you wrote it! It made me really think alot! I have been trying to get so many things together, have been trying to put 7 Journals together, tried to start a site 4 times, but decided I wasn’t ready yet! I study this and I study that ! So I am going to slow down a bit and take your good advice, and focus on mostly one topic more and start every day with my whole HEART and SOUL into it! One Day when I am ready to start my site, It would be a honor to have you as a Link, with your permission of course! Rose you have given me great insight and inspiration! I love you always! One Day the Harmonia Journals will be ready to come out. BY the Way I chose my Witch Name back in 2002, YOUR little Witch Divination name kit, said it was a perfect Match! I got such a thrill!!!. Harmonia is my Witch Name. Thanks ROSE ! LOVE, Harmonia

    July 16th, 2010 | #
  2. vishesh nowlotha says

    Hi Rose, the blog was so interesting. When i’ve got spells from you , that means when there are GOD and GODDESSES , i didn’t know with what should i represent them…. But its all because of you, now i know it.. thanks a lot Rose…:wink:

    July 16th, 2010 | #
  3. kenneth says

    Hi Teacher

    Thank you for this blog on symbols of representing the gods and the goddesses. I know they will be please with anyone of them. I love apples of any type even as an offer to them. I’m very thankful in my heart with harmony and Aphrodite is wonderful and so is the Gods and the Goddesses.

    July 18th, 2010 | #
  4. viveen says

    Hi Rose,

    Thank you for your imformation concerning the concerning the symbols of wicca. Now I have better understanding I will use them with more confidence.

    Bless you.

    love, Viv:eek:

    July 18th, 2010 | #
  5. Marie-Christine says

    Hi Rose,
    What a beautiful information about thoses symbols, wich I didn’t know all of them, but now I’m aware of the meaning of it in the wicca as it is in the pagan art. Thank you. :)

    July 19th, 2010 | #
  6. Nevaeh says

    Where would I find your Divination name kit?

    July 20th, 2010 | #
  7. viveen says

    Hi Rose,

    As I mentioned earlier on this blog I think your information on symbols is priceless. It amazing the connection we have with nature and do not realise it.

    I would like to take you up on some of your special offers but I would have to use my husbands card and he does not know I practice magic. He goes to church:wink: I really need some of the offers you have made but I do not know of another way to make payment. Please inform me if there is another way I could purchase your offers without trace?

    Love, viveen:???:

    July 23rd, 2010 | #

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