The pentagram represents the four elements of nature crowned and united by the fifth—spirit. To the Egyptians, the five-pointed star signified “rising upward towards the point of origin.” For centuries the five-pointed star has been used as a symbol of protection, and an amulet for health and well-being. It was popular among the Babylonians, Egyptians, Assyrians, and Hebrews. The Pentagram represents the fifth element of spirit, the divine and guiding principle, also called the quintessence. Spirit crowns and connects the other four elements and makes the whole of the pentagram greater than the sum of its parts.
The Pentagram-headed wand is the scepter of the Chief Adept in the Portal Hall (The Second Degree).