Sigils for Defending Transfolx and Protecting Rights

Sigils for Defending Transfolx and Protecting Rights November 16, 2018

A Sigil to Defend Transfolx +  A Sigil for the Protection of Transgender Rights


Now that I’m back from being on tour, I’m going through all of the sigils that were created in the Sigil Witchery workshops I taught along the way.  These sigils are part of what I call shared magick work. This post includes two related sigils that were crafted at different events, with slightly different focuses, but they are related and I thought best released together. What I especially love is that in every workshop, a diverse group of people came together to craft sigils for the greater good, even if they felt it didn’t personally apply to them.

Definitely something needed right now that more people need to know about and better understand.  There is no “THEORY” – this is our community, our siblings, our collective reality.  Protecting their bodies and their rights is vital and should be the interest of ALL human beings. No matter how you identify, we are all interwoven.  Don’t be fooled into othering because of patriarchal bullshit and the “not enough pie to go around” mentality.  We raise everyone up, together.

The first, “A Sigil to Defend Transfolx”, was crafted in the second workshop that took place in Atlanta, on October 27th.  I’m including a snapshot of the original process we did in class.  When you compare it to the high-resolution image, you will noticed the addition of 3 chevrons to the main vertical line.  As I re-drew the sigil to scan it in, I felt those three chevrons help add more direction and urgency to the sigil.

Picture of the workshop whiteboard

Built into this sigil:
-protect transfolx
-stand up for them
-speak up to defend them
-help educate the world
-bring greater comprehension, understanding, empathy
-foster inclusion
-aid in healing 

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 appropriate places, use it for blessings, tattoo it, etc.  It can be used to defend one’s home, body, or community place.

It is protected by the Creative Commons License, details below:
Creative Commons License
Sigil to Defend Transfolx by Laura Tempest Zakroff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

The workshop whiteboard from Austin, TX
combination sigil variation

The second sigil, “A Sigil for the Protection of Transgender Rights” was crafted in Austin, TX at the Scarlet Woman OTO Lodge on November 3rd. We worked over a few variations, that you can see on the board above.  One of the students drew on the board the transgender symbol, and we did a one that uses it – which actually was a second variation.  I ended up redrawing the bottom sigil for the image to be scanned, but you can easily recreate the combined symbol as well for yourself.

Built into this sigil:
-understanding
-respect
-compassion
-education
-strength
-equality
-acceptance
-protection 

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 appropriate places, use it in places where rights are being violated or in danger, use it in postcards, legislation, and other material to educate folks.  It’s a front-line sigil for helping to defend trans rights, which are human rights.

It is protected by the Creative Commons License, details below:

Creative Commons License
A Sigil for the Protection of Transgender Rights by Laura Tempest Zakroff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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If you’re interested in learning more about this method of sigil crafting, check out www.sigilwitchery.com or check out the book I wrote on it – which is available via the previously mentioned website, your local metaphysical/witch/occult/indy bookstore, and of course the usual online places like amazon. Support your community!

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