About the Faerie Star

10 Feb

The septagram, or Faerie Star, is used instead of, or with, the Pentagram by many Faerie and Celtic-based traditions. The seven points represent the Sun, the Forest (or Wood), the Sea, Magic, the Moon, the Wind, and Connection (or Spirit).

Point 1: The Sun

This point closely mirrors the pentagram’s element of Fire (creative, passionate, energetic, enthusiastic, courageous, determined, daring, and faithful, but also proud, selfish, restless, jealous, angry, hateful, stubborn, greedy, and resentful), but is more focused on the role of the Sun as the procreator of life, the spark of regeneration, and the divine spark that burns within each of us. Like the pentacle, one of the elemental spirits is the Salamander, but also included are the Dragon and the Phoenix.

Colors: Gold, Orange, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Crimson

Gemstones: Honey Calcite, Sunstone, Fire Opal, Fire Agate, Ruby, Obsidian, Tiger Eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Amber, Bloodstone, Citrine, Diamond, Botswana Agate, Unakite

Point 2: The Forest/Wood

This point somewhat mirrors the pentagram’s element of Earth (practical, endurance, persevering, skill/ability, knowledgeable, reliable, punctual, stable, and wise), but concentrates on the life, fertility, powers of abundance and generosity of the Forest (undeveloped, untamed) environment. Most fae feel a deep connection to Forests and Woods in general, with trees considered as kin, cousins and brothers. The fae see deep secrets hidden in the branches of trees, and understand the power and nature of trees and woods. Unlike the pentacle’s elemental spirit of the Gnome (which lives underground), here we find the Forest elemental spirits of Satyrs, Fauns, Elves and Dryads.

Colors: Green, Brown, Black, Olive, Tan, Russet, Citrine, Gold

Gemstones: Moss Agate, Amber, Salt Rock, Granite, Holy Stone, Picture Jasper, Emerald, Jade, Malachite, Hematite, Amazonite, Jet, Lodestone, Peridot, Serpentine, Turquoise, Labradorite, Black/Banded Agate, Chrysocolla, Red Jasper, Kyanite, Rhodonite, Smoky Quartz

Point 3: The Sea

This point closely mirrors the pentagram’s element of Water (loving, imaginative, compassionate, forgiving, sensitive, easygoing, modest and flowing, but also moody, fantastical, without boundaries, indifferent, depressed and unstable), but concentrates specifically on the Sea (which is Water combined with Earth (salt)). The sea drives the weather of the world and, as the birthplace of life on earth, its waters represent the waters within the womb and the blood that flows through our veins. It is from the Sea that dreams, intuition and emotions arise, and we find the Sea elemental spirits of Mermaids, Selkies, Oreads, and Naiads. The Undines of the pentagram are not included as they are the fresh Water elemental spirits of forest pools and waterfalls.

Colors: Sea Green, Aqua, Turquoise, Silver, Grey, Blue, Green, Indigo, Purple

Gemstones: Aquamarine, Ocean Jasper, Pearl, Moonstone, River Pebble, Amethyst, Fluorite, Geodes, Beryl, Lapis Lazuli, Limestone, Rose Quartz, Shells/Abalone, Sodalite, Albite, Granite, Larimar, Mother of Pearl

Point 4: Magic

There is no corresponding point with the pentagram. The fae are believed to be not just users of Magic, but Magic in and of themselves, which includes everything from the simple but profound Magic of a snowflake to the more complex but natural Magic of crossing through the veil, immortality, shape-shifting, granting boons and wishes, cursing and hexing, and such. It is not a matter of understanding Magic, but of living Magic. There are no elemental spirits associated with this point.

Colors: Purple

Gemstones: Amethyst, Fluorite, Apatite, Azurite, Charoite, Copper, Corundum, Desert Rose, Geodes, Hawk’s Eye/Falcon’s Eye, Herkimer Diamonds, Infinite (Light Green Serpentine), Iolite, Snowflake Obsidian, Rutilated Quartz, Sugalite, Tanzanite, Tourmaline

Point 5: The Moon

There is no corresponding point with the pentagram. Here the Moon represents the Goddess, the bringer of light and giver of life to the Sun God. She lights the dark night skies and creates the tides. The Moon governs the Goddess mysteries, women’s health, the home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, and emotional healing. When she is waxing, she governs growth and sensuality, including increasing things such as good luck, money, and love. When she is full, she governs emotions and the psychic, such as divination. When she is waning, she governs the spiritual, the underworld, death and transformation, including banishing, binding and eliminating things such as negativity, bad habits, disease, and obstacles. There are no elemental spirits associated with this point.

Colors: Silver, Blue, White, Gray, Tan

Gemstones: Moonstone, Labradorite, Selenite, Silver, Opal, Pearl, Carnelian, Milky Quartz, Amber

Point 6: The Wind

This point somewhat mirrors the pentagram’s element of Air (logic, justice, discrimination, wonder, imagination, laughter, music, joy, humor, communication, intelligence, intuition, and diligence, but also thoughtless, judgmental, critical, impulsive, frivolous, boastful, gullible, gossipy, spendthrift, untruthful, selfish, fickle, and inattentive). However, Wind as an elemental encompasses constant movement, while Air is both movement and stillness. From light, playful breezes to cruel, punishing hurricanes, Wind elementals are never still. We find here not only the Air elemental of the Sylphs, but also the Wind elementals of the Gryphons, Gremlins, and Pegasus.

Colors: Yellow, Light Grey, White, Ice Blue, Sky Blue, Violet, Pastels, Clear, White, Blue

Gemstones: Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Sapphire, Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, Mica, Pumice, Larimar, Prehnite, Rose Quartz

Point 7: Connection/Spirit

This point closely mirrors the pentagram’s element of Spirit (unification, change, transformation, alchemy, divinity, infinity, timelessness, and spacelessness). This is the point where heaven and earth, spirit and matter are conjoined, where Nature, the fae and ourselves are the embodiment of divinity. Nature and the fae are our greatest spiritual teachers, showing us how we are all interconnected and how accessible deity is–in the world around us and within us. Along with the pentagram’s elemental spirit of Angels, here we also find the elemental spirit of the Sphinx.

Colors: Iridescent and Brilliant White, Black, Clear, Violet/Purple

Gemstones: Rhodochrosite, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Jet, Black Onyx, Amethyst, Angelite, Apophyllite, Chiastolite (Fairy Cross), Chrysoberyl, Chrysoprase, Elestial, Kunzite, Lepidolite, Moldavite, Petalite/Castorite, Phenacite, Tanzanite

An alternative set of definitions rests upon use of the Faerie or Elven Star as a gateway to the Otherworld; each point of the star is one of the entrances to the Faerie Realm, a pathway, or the 7 rays of manifestation of the Higher Self, as follows:

1st point – Power, Personal Will and Determination
2nd point – Unconditional Love, Wisdom and Growth
3rd point – Knowledge and Intelligence
4th point – Harmony and Tranquility
5th point – Powers of Mind and Science
6th point – Devotion and Honesty
7th point – Magic

The points blend with each other, nurturing and joining us as one with the Universe, bestowing personal and spiritual transformation.

8 Responses to “About the Faerie Star”

  1. Nik Fri, 18 Feb 11 at 5:20 PM #

    I love this post! It completely breaks down the Fae star, and you’ve given color/stone correspondences! :D This is definitely the best explanation of it I’ve seen so far! :) Yay!
    How have you been?? I miss talking with you! I see your tweets on new jewelry you’re making though! I think about you often esp. when I see my Faerie Tarot bag! :D
    -Nik.

    blog- http://nik.pixel-dreams.net
    twitter- http://twitter.com/faeryseawitch

  2. aquariann Sat, 19 Feb 11 at 10:33 PM #

    As always, your blog captivates me! Thank you so fairy much for sharing your knowledge. :D

  3. steev Wed, 6 Apr 11 at 5:20 PM #

    I love this too. I was wondering if fluorite was a crystal that could be associated with the faeri realm? Also what is the best way to ask for healing without surcoming to the faeri tricksters? Ive recently become a reiki healer.

    • Faerie♥Kat Wed, 6 Apr 11 at 6:29 PM #

      Yes, fluorite is associated with the Sea; you must have missed it in reading.

      It takes many years of practice to work directly and comfortably with the fae because you do have to be careful not to offend. When you dedicate yourself to faerie magic and are accepted, a faerie elemental will choose you and, if you are lucky, you will be chosen by more than one. These are guides and intermediaries.

      Study, research, meditation, journaling and respectfulness cannot be emphasized enough for beginners. As a Reiko practitioner, if you were to make a general request for assistance, you should be able to feel whether or not effective assistance, rather than distraction or misleading assistance, in the form of light and energy were being offered and you could politely decline and block the former.

  4. steev Wed, 6 Apr 11 at 5:23 PM #

    can I also ask how the points are numbered? am I starting at the very top and going clockwise round the star? Im just learning more about this gorgeous star now, im used to the 5 pointed pent.

    blessed be
    thank you for putting this online ~_0

    • Faerie♥Kat Wed, 6 Apr 11 at 6:41 PM #

      The points of the faerie star are not numbered because it is not used in blessing or banishing like a five-pointed star (where the star is traced in the air or on the body in a certain progression). Also, the elements are not aligned with any cardinal directions, as they are when there are only four (Earth=North, Air=East, Fire=South, Water=West, with Spirit being in the Center and represented on the pentacle as the fifth point). Truthfully, I don’t name/number the points of the pentacle in this manner.

      As I included at the end of the post, the star can be used as a path of study with seven steps, but although each step is represented by one ray of the star, the rays are not actually specifically numbered or named.

    • Faerie♥Kat Wed, 6 Apr 11 at 11:41 PM #

      I’ve updated a post I did in 2008 about the points of the pentagram; if you’re interested, check it out here.

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