Exploring the Faerie or Elven Star

The Faerie or Elven star is a seven pointed star. Often associated with the Fae and fairy folk, some consider it a key to the hidden faerie realm.

The 5 pointed star or pentagram we've heard referred to as connecting to the 5 human senses and even the five limbs - head, two arms and two legs. Lucy Cavendish introduced the extra two points in the septagram as fairy wings! Thanks Lucy for that little touch of magick.

Symbolic History Snippets

The Faerie (or Elven) Star, also referenced as a Heptogram or Septagram, is a unique pattern of 7 points drawn in a single line. It is known as a gateway symbol, a gate or entrance between our world and that of the Faerie Realm. The unbroken form gives the star its identity as a symbol of Eternity and has a long history.

It is said to represent a gift from Faerie to humans to bridge the understanding between the mortal human realm and that of Faerieland. It is a sacred symbol with a magical power in various pagan traditions and is considered to be a portal to the realm of Faeries and Elves. 

Those who have an affinity with the Faery Folk will likely feel drawn to it and may use it communicate with them.  

The seven points are said to correspond to the following connected principles..

  • The Sun (Fire)
  • The Woods (Earth)
  • The Sea (Water)
  • The Wind (Air)
  • The Moon (Divine Feminine)
  • Magick (The magical realm that is the faerie realm itself)
  • Connectedness (Spirit-The interconnected of all things)

Early Christians used it to symbolise the seven days of creation and became a traditional symbol of protection. Alchemists correlate the 7 points to the 7 classical planets.

There is much more to the Elven Star and it is worth delving deeper to understand its many layers of meaning and history.


We have some variety in our range of Faerie star pendants. Made from Sterling Silver, with the choice of star only or with a circle. The circle is available in Sterling Silver or a polished Bronze which gives a great gold/silver colour combination.



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