This illustration is a talisman to promote good health and longevity. The cicada has been a symbol of immortality and renewal for thousands of years, prominently featured in world mythology. Hidden within the cicada’s body is the alchemical symbol for the sun – giver of health and life. Like the cicada, the new moon is also a symbol of renewal. The moon may wax and wane, but with each new moon it is reborn and so can never die. At the base of the talisman is a bind rune for good health. Whether you are in good health or suffering, may this sigil serve and keep you well.
Original drawn with black archival ink on recycled paper.