Unicorn Hex Sign
Unicorn Hex Sign
This unicorn anti-hate hex is painted on a wooden surface 18” in diameter and 1” thick, with a mounting bracket on the back for hanging indoors (if hanging outdoors, please apply an additional clear coat to front and back). Modeled after a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch design, it is intended to be used to clear and protect space from hate and other negative energies when used as an anchor for energy work. See instructions for cleansing, charging and consecrating your hex sign here.
The depth and breadth of the unicorn as symbol makes its interpretation and applications near inexhaustible. They have been seen as guardians of the forest, allusions to sexuality, an embodiment of purity and a spirit guide to the realms of fantasy and dreaming. They must be sought after with a pure heart, as emotional baggage that we carry can make us too heavy to exist within their finely tuned vibrational pattern. Here, faced outward rather than inward, the pair of unicorns rear up in defense of their respective medicines. Comfrey and All-heal, Motherwort and Valerian root, Elder flower and Yarrow all compliments to the crucible. Conflict can be transformative, giving rise to dialogue, understanding and compromise. Each disc bears symbols of protection and a radiant border to project its energy into the surrounding space, creating an energetic safe zone.
These round seals were a tradition carried to the East Coast by Germanic immigrants several hundred years ago. Their formulas were shared in farming communities and repeated with individual variations for a variety of purposes. Some were hung on barns to protect the building from fire, storms and disease, others were intended for the home to anchor peace, fertility and to attract prosperity. Many who practiced this folk art form did not and would not call it folk magic, but if you think of magic as a way of setting intentions to materialize them on this plane, you could easily make the argument that a Hex Sign qualifies.
Hex signs have come to be used by non-Pennsylvania Dutch persons as talismans for folk magic rather than as items of decoration. The Pennsylvania Dutch barn hex designs originate with the Alpine Germans. Hexes are of pre-Christian Germanic origin; for instance, a circled rosette is called the Sun of the Alps in Padania. Based on this history, Neopagans or Germanic heathens have taken up the practice of creating hex signs, incorporating other pre-Christian signs and symbols into the hex work. Gandee, in his book Strange Experience, Autobiography of a Hexenmeister, described hex signs as "painted prayers".