Witch’s Knot (Witch’s Charm)

The Witch’s knot is a common symbol in folk magic. The witch’s knot is a symbolic representation of the knot magic practiced by witches in the middle ages, and was used as a sympathetic charm against witchcraft, and usually scratched over doorways of homes and stables. One aspect of its efficacy as a protective charm lay in the ability to draw the complicated symbol in one continuous motion.

While the symbol appears to be made up of intertwined vesica pisces, it does not represent “feminine powers” as is sometimes claimed, but the inversion of those powers- the four radiating half circles symbolically reflect malefic winds. Ironically, this is a popular emblem of choice for modern witches.

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jenny April 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Thanks. Been looking for the meaning of the witches knot. Thanks again

American Astrology November 30, 2013 at 1:23 am

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Morgan October 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

It is a beautiful and iconic piece of our Celtic ancestral homeland and I would be proud to add it to those talismans I leave to my children and grandchildren that follow the Old Ways in America.

Delphi December 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Actually the symbol was used and is still used to protect against NEGATIVE witchcraft it was also used in love charms and weather charms it is not an evil emblem at all. You should read The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols by Adele Nozedar.

Jennifer December 8, 2012 at 4:03 am

Actually, that might end up being a bit recursive, as I believe many of the entries in there use this site as a source.

Raven October 25, 2017 at 6:20 am

My opinion about witch craft is very similar to all of yours but mine doesn’t reverse back on to me

Anonymous October 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

Thankyou for your insight. I’ve been given jewelry over the years with some of these patterns and only recently inquired of their r erpresentation. I think someone has been trying to enlighten me all these years but I’ve been clueless for the most part….smh

DankDruid November 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

“Magic” is neither positive nor negative… Its simply a tool. As such, there is no “protection from NEGATIVE magic”, just a protection from Magic

The polarity, if you really needed to assign one, comes from intent… Not the magic itself

scotty May 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

i need the good s

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