Magic Symbols: Ouroboros (Uroborus), the Circles of Life

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This symbol makes its first appearance in “Codex Marcianus” in the 2nd century bC where its roots seem to disappear in the millennia. Uroborus (or Ouroborus) was used by Gnostics a lot and it had been confused with dark arts during the Middle Age. It seems like that this symbol was a sacred emblem in Phrygia in the first centuries bC.

This symbol makes its first appearance in “Codex Marcianus” in the 2nd century bC where its roots seem to disappear in the millennia. Uroborus (or Ouroborus) was used by Gnostics a lot and it had been confused with dark arts during the Middle Age. It seems like that this symbol was a sacred emblem in Phrygia in the first centuries bC.

But Uroborus has a much more harmless meaning. And it seems that the symbol’s energy helped the symbol itself to last through the ages. It has been used to symbolize the time continuum. It has also been used to symbolize the eternal life and the following incarnations. Breaking the Circle of Ouroborus / Uroborus is the breaking the Circle of incarnations and the entering to the blessed Nirvana. Ouroborus was also been used in a way like the Taoist symbol Yin-Yang. Like the head and the tail are separated yet one, as its all things. Some times Uroborus is not just a snake but a dragon which probably symbolizes more the Yin-Yang meaning than the eternal time. It seems that Uroborus was used to define more earthly things that are subject to time continuum (like our earthly Incarnations). It symbolizes the Saturnian energies and some Tarot Decks correspond the Ouroborus with the Hermit, the 9th Triumph of the Major Arcana. Other than that Ouroborus can be found as a symbol of the Eternal life of our Souls and Spirits in any Alchemical, Magical Grimoire or Sacred Text. if you want something to last for ever to meditate in your Past or Future incarnations for Karma Magic (not for the novice ones) to conjure the powers of Saturn for balance Join our Magical Community in Facebook and Connect with us! https://www.facebook.com/MagicalRecipesOnline/

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