Pentacles have often been used as talismans
representing elemental balance,
strength and wisdom.
Of the many versions I have created over the years,
one of my favorite is the Grape Vine Pentacle Amulet.
The classic symbol of the pentacle is pushed into an organic form:
The Grape was considered on of the “gifts of the Gods” in ancient times:
it has many properties of use:
the fruit, leaf and even the vine has it’s uses.
Fashioning the Pentacle as a twisted vine
also may be associated with the art of wicker:
twisting the natural vines into furniture and other useful items.
The term “Wicca” has also been associated with the concept “to bend”,
much like the grape vine.
In tribute to the multifaceted Grape and Pentacle,
I have combined these two images into a single piece:
the vine itself is twisted into the Pentacle,
grapes beneath the pentacle bear the fruit of knowledge and wisdom,
leaves cover and protect the shape from damaging weather
giving a feel of mystery:
their is always something else to learn.
The Grape Vine Pentacle Amulet
is for those who love life,
celebrate it in it’s many facets,
enjoy the fruit of a life well lived
and strive for a balance between themselves and others.