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Pentagram ATC (Occult ATC #8)

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Pentagram ATC (Occult ATC #8)
Swap Coordinator:Missykitty (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:December 16, 2015
Date items must be sent by:December 23, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

The Pentagram is a symbol of a star encased in a circle. Always with 5 points (one pointing upward), each has its own meaning. The upward point of the star is representative of the spirit. The other four points all represent an element; earth, air, fire, and water.

A circle around a pentagram contains and protects. The circle symbolises eternity and infinity, the cycles of life and nature. The circle touching all 5 points indicates that the spirit, earth, air, water and fire are alll connected.

The pentagram may be inverted with one point down. The implication is of spirit subservient to matter, of man subservient to his carnal desires. The inverted pentagram has come to be seen by many pagans as representing the dark side and it is abhored as an evil symbol. Fundamental christians, indeed, see any form of pentagram as such. However, these are recent developments and the inverted pentagram is the symbol of Gardnerian second degree initiation, representing the need of the witch to learn to face the darkness within so that it may not later rise up to take control. The centre of a pentagram implies a sixth formative element - love/will which controls from within, ruling matter and spirit by Will and the controlled magickal direction of sexual energies.


SWAP INFO

For this swap, you will create one ATC for one partner featuring a pentagram/inverted pentagram. The ATC can be any form of media-- just no sticker slapping! Digital elements are fine as long as they are used artistically (ie as part of a collage-- do not just print something out and call it a day). Make something your partner will be excited to receive.

✞ ATC's are always 2.5" x 3.5" with no overhang

✞ backing should be pre-cut ATC backing, thick cardstock, or thin cardboard

✞ include title, date created, and name/username on back

✞ send in plastic trading card sleeve

✞ add a note with swap name and username


RULES

✞ open to newbies with well-filled profile

✞ 4.9+ rating for everyone else

✞ no 1's or 3's in the past 6 months

✞ no 1's or 3's without effort shown to resolve

✞ suspicious swappers will be banned at my discretion

✞ I'll angel after you rate your partner a 1

✞ your partner gets a 5 if the ATC meets all swap requirements, even if you don't like it

Let me know if you have questions or concerns-- I generally reply to messages same day.


THE SERIES

This swap is part of a nine-round occult swap series. Participation in all rounds is not required, but encouraged! The rounds are as follows-- don't worry if you don't know much about some of these, they will all be explained!

✞ WEEK ONE: Eye of Providence (DONE)

✞ WEEK TWO: Thelema (DONE)

✞ WEEK THREE: Baphomet (DONE)

✞ WEEK FOUR: Ouija (DONE)

✞ WEEK FIVE: Zodiac (DONE)

✞ WEEK SIX: Palmistry (DONE)

✞ WEEK SEVEN: Sigils (DONE)

✞ WEEK EIGHT: Pentagram/Inverted Pentagram (CUURENT)

✞ WEEK NINE: Sender's Choice

Thanks to @Fry for some of the ideas!

NOTE: I am picking up this swap for benevolentghost

Happy swapping!

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