Simply put the pentacle is an upright pentagram, or five pointed star, surrounded by a circle. The pentacle is used a symbol of Wicca and as a tool. The points of the star symbolize the elements: water, fire, earth and air. The top point represents the spirit. The circle around the star represents the cycle of life: birth, growth, death and rebirth. The pentacle represents feminine energy and is associated with the Earth element. Pentacles are used in protection magic.