The pentacle is a tool used in witchcraft symbolizing the five elements: Earth, air, fire, water and spirit. It represents the five directions: north, east, south, west, center. By placing this pentacle in your altar you may use it to charge items, respect your craft, or even use it in pendulum work. It is said that the upward point represent spirit and the remaining four points the elements and directions encased in a circle that has no beginning or end. It helps us with protection and balance.