Presenting: A Sigil To Prevent Burnout, or the Anti-Burnout Sigil
We have arrived at the last of five sigils to be released: a sigil to prevent burnout. These sigils were created collectively with the students in my Sigil Witchery workshops on my most recent tour. To find out more about that process, check out the first sigil released here , the second sigil here, the third sigil here, and the fourth sigil here. You can also read about the Power Sigil from 2016.
While these sigils were rooted or inspired by local happenings affecting each community – every sigil struck me as something that deserved to be shared with the larger community. And so I have re-drawn them so they could be easily shared and registered them with Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. For each sigil, I’ve included a photo of the whiteboard drawing, described it more in detail, and included a high resolution graphic for sharing. The purpose of these sigils is for them to be shared and used.
A Sigil To Prevent Burnout was created at the Art of Sigil Witchery workshop that took place at The Raven’s Wing Magical Co in Oakland, CA. This workshop ran on an evening after several consecutive really heavy days of news that could easily send any aware person into a downward spiral. After mentioning the sigils that were created in workshops the week before, the class decided that it was good idea to focus on something that could bring a sense of renewal when facing difficult times and situations. Nowadays, it’s far too easy to get worn down by the constant barrage of news and feel like you can’t make an impact on the world around you. You most certainly do and can, but it’s important to also remember to take care of yourself. Thanks so much to the students of this workshop who worked with me to create the sigil.
As you will see in the high resolution image, when I redrew it, I ended up modifying the design slightly, to give more space to the star and connect it centrally to the rest of the sigil. Depending on how you see the image, you are welcome to place it in any orientation to aid in preventing burn-out. The crescent moon can act as a protective umbrella that deflects away the noise, or when flipped, it becomes a bowl that can collect energy and be a reserve of sorts.
Built into this sigil:
-abundance (in terms of what energy and resources needed)
-maintain a sense of balance as needed
-amplify good health
-a pilot light that inspires, cleanses, and invigorates
-allow for rooting, grounding (of ideas, of mind and body)
-a focus on other, the umbrella, community
What to do with this sigil:
You are welcome to use this sigil however you see fit that is in alignment with the intent of the sigil. As long as it’s not used for profit/commercially, you can wear it, share it, draw it in healing colors, place it on your altar or put it where folks need to be renewed and refreshed. This would be a good sigil to “consume” – via food or beverage.
It is protected by the Creative Commons License, details below:
The Anti-Burnout Sigil by Laura Tempest Zakroff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
If you’re interested in learning more about this method of sigil crafting, check out www.sigilwitchery.com or even better, check out the book I wrote on it – which is available via amazon, the previously mentioned website, and bookstores everywhere.