Chaos Star (Chaos Wheel, Chaosphere)

The Chaos star is a spoked device with eight equidistant arrows radiating from a central point. It was originally devised by the fantasy author Michael Moorcock as a symbol of chaos (infinite possibility), and has been adopted as a symbol of Chaos Magick. Its current rounded shape was devised by occult author and chaos magician Peter Carroll. The chaos wheel is a popular decorative emblem for jewelry and clothing.

Popular Variations
Similar Symbols:
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Anonymous April 14, 2016 at 12:14 am

warhammer 40k anyone?

James Catlin November 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Of course he acknowledges it… never even tried to deny it. Just like he took the ‘color of magick’ from Terry Pratchett… to whom he gave full credit. HAIL ERIS!!!

InBloom1996 July 10, 2013 at 2:07 am

Anybody know the history/significance of the chaos symbol with a heart being the central point.

Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

You’re thinking of the black sun symbol.

the_bewildered_beast September 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Actually, this symbol was created by Michael Moorcock, and was used to represent the forces of Chaos in his books. Peter Carroll acknowledges that he took it from Moorcock.

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