Greetings! I use simple text symbols in my instagram posts and bio to create a boho, magical vibe and to convey deeper meaning. I constantly Google different lists. I finally decided to make a resource of my personal favorites. These text symbols derive from alchemy, wicca, Egyptian hieroglyphs, shamanism, Native American teachings, folk medicine and more.
I have organized them in different categories below. Hopefully this is helpful and if I have mislabeled any, accept my apologies. I have provided information about the symbols where available. Enjoy and happy crafting, creators.
Eye of Horus (Egyptian), also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts.
The most famous symbol of the goddess was the Feather of Ma'at. The Feather of Ma'at was an Ostrich Feather. The ostrich was symbol of creation and light as worn by the God Shu and Amun but worn as the Feather of Maat it represented truth, order and justice.
Serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.
𓁹 𓁺 𓁻 𓁼 𓁽 𓁾
Eyes are probably the most important symbolic sensory organ. They can represent clairvoyance, omniscience, and/or a gateway into the soul. Other qualities that eyes are commonly associated with are: intelligence, light, vigilance, moral conscience, and truth. Looking someone in the eye is a western custom of honesty.
The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that was most commonly used in writing and in Egyptian art to represent the word for "life" and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself.
The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.
The Horned God represents the male part of the religion's duotheistic theological system, the consort of the female Triple goddess of the Moon or other Mother goddess. In common Wiccan belief, he is associated with nature, wilderness, sexuality, hunting, and the life cycle.
𓏲 𓂍𓂂𓎆𓏚🜳 ⍝ ৲ ⥾ 〥∨ ‗ ˞ ﹌
Three stacked lines can represent the three worlds of shamanism. In shamanism the spirit worlds that the shaman visits in trance are classified into three categories: the upper world, the underworld and the middle world.
Celestial, moons, suns, stars
𓇳 ⊙ 𓇶
The sun (alchemy) The symbol of the sun is an alchemy symbol. For the alchemist, it represented the perfection of all matter on any level, including that of the mind, spirit, and soul. The Sun (in general) As constantly rising and setting, and because its rays can be vivifying or destructive, the Sun symbolizes both life and death and the renewal of life through death. The Spring sun is the sol invictus.
𓇷 𓇸 ❍ ☽ ☾ ⋆ ⁂ ◑ ◐ ⬤ ◯
The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dar k side of Nature herself.
𓃰 Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck, power, success wisdom and experience. Because elephants are highly social animals, they are also considered to be a symbol of loyalty, companionship and unity.
𓅰 As totem animals the duck symbolically represent the period of growth and transformation you go through in life to improve yourself and your life as well. They also symbolize releasing the old to make space for new things to come. Vigilance.
𓆣 In ancient Egyptian religion the scarab (dung beetle) was also a symbol of immortality, resurrection, transformation and protection much used in funerary art.
𓆉 Turtle is an ancient symbol that represents creation, endurance, strength, stability, longevity, fertility, and innocence. The Turtle also provides protection, good fortune , and brings happiness and good omens.
𓆏 Monkey symbolizes intelligence, lightheadedness, seriousness, intensity, honor, involvement, grace, community, activity, family, protection, health, charm, curiosity, understanding, authority, observational clarity, energy, and untamed nature.
𓃟 Pig symbolize prosperity, wealth and abundance. Having a fattened pig is a bringer of good luck for many reasons. The Pig is thought to bring luck to farmers as it brings in a good crop as well as rains. The pig is a powerful symbol as it brings all these good things.
𓃾 Ox, or Bison, is a symbol of abundance and manifesting goals. People with this totem are unafraid, often unpredictable, and willing to meet a challenge head on. ... When considering the meaning of Ox, remember that you are both the Ox and the ecosystem that profits from their action.
𓄇 The lioness within a pride is pivotal to the prosperity, growth and survival of the tribe. As they hunt primarily during the evening or at night, they represent the connection to the divine feminine lunar energy of the moon. Our ancestors venerated the lioness also for her instinctive sexual prowess.
𓃗 Horse is a universal symbol of freedom without restraint, because riding a horsemade people feel they could free themselves from their own bindings. Also linked with riding horses, they are symbols of travel, movement, and desire. The horse also represents power in Native American tribes.
🜃 ♁ earth
🜄 ≋ water
I hope you enjoyed this adventure in symbolism and put these to interesting use in your work.
Alison, The Spirit Støne