is important that the hex painter be clear as to the appropriatness
of the hex before beginning to draw and then paint the design.
Tradition proclaims that, when asked to do this work, the
painter respond "I'll try" in recognition that we
do not completely control our fate. As good practitioner will
counsel with their client first, making sure that the person
is prepared to do their share to make the magick work. The
Hexen do not suspend the rules by which the universe works,
but rather work with them, so that someone who might desire
prosperity, but be unwilling to do more than complain about
their poverty and buy lottery tickets is not a particularly
good candidate for having the magick work!
the actual design, traditional elements can be used and modified,
and additional elelment added. Hex, like some other forms
of magick, has traditionally borrowed liberally from local
cultural symbols. Not only do we see geometric forms, but
also hearts (love) tulips (faith -- they are viewed as a form
of lily) oak leaves and acorns(strength, masculinity), grapes,
grape leaves, ivy leaves (feminity), pomegranites (fertility)
and even pineapples (welcome), unicorns (purity) and distlefinks
(welcome) (thought to be a representation of a German bird
similar to a goldfinch), eagles (strength, protection) and
with 3 repetitions of a motif, or points on a geometic design
relate to things of the spirit, as to those with 6 (2x3);
designs based on 4 or 8 relate to things of the material world.
However these are only rules of thunb... you will notice that
the Double Creators' Star is based on 6 but is traditionally
painted to "bind the blessings of prosperity." The
basis for this is Solomon's Seal" - "To surround yourself
mentally with these six lines is to establish yourself within
the strongest balance of the Universe"
general, 3 and 6 are also considered feminine and 4 and 8
masculine, but since the spirit element in this is stronger
than the physical, do not hesitate to cross these "lines"
and draw an 8-frequency hex for am woman or a 6 pointed one
for a man.