Today, the pentagram is perhaps one of the most easily recognized pagan symbols. Unfortunately, this isn’t always a positive thing; many people mistakenly believe it’s an indication of devil worship or Satan himself.
The pentagram, on the other hand, depicts the four elements of life — air, fire, water, and earth – as well as a fifth element, the human spirit.
It’s important to know which way the pentagram points. The human soul rising beyond earthly pursuits is symbolized by the single point pointing upwards. The human spirit embraces his carnal and materialistic nature in the inverted representation.