There are lots of ways to do this so these aren’t the only ways but they’re ways I’ve used before *shrug*
- Create the sigil during an astrologically- or geomantically- significant window of time; use the astrological hours or geomantic hours for calculating base windows, or learn some astrology to make your sigil during a genuine astrological event.
- Invoke a spirit from your spirit-court, and ask them to assist you in charging the sigil.
- Do a zone rite, such as LBRP or casting circle, and command the talisman to be charged by empowering it using the working tools of your tradition.
- Draw the sigil over and over and over again on a piece of paper, until it suddenly looks ‘right’.
- Create four to six sigils at once, and consecrate them simultaneously. Make one of them a ‘robofish’ that’s specifically energized to bring about something you know is going to happen anyway (e.g., “chicken fried rice for dinner Monday.”), which makes the others more likely to come about.
I have heard people burning a candle or incense to charge a sigil.
Spread it around the internet, like on tumblr.
Place it in a mirror box, or any kind of charged/magical container.
Do energy work and visualizations on it.
A method I am quite fond off is to use the mental energy/concentration that come from playing games. I play 20 to 50 levels of Unblock Me (a puzzle game app) for a spell or a sigil.
The greatest truths sound like babblings of madmen - till they are understood.
While working through Modern Magic, by the late D.M.Kraig, and for that matter Learning Ritual Magic, by John Michael Greer and others, I made a number of tools: the pentacle or pantangle, the Fire Wand, the Rainbow Wand of the Adeptus Minor, my own Water Chalice (the lotus painting was annoying, but I loved learning to spin clay on the wheel), and my own Air Dagger (which I only painted on a store-bought dagger, but I’m learning some blacksmithing in order to make a new one from scratch).
I strongly recommend making your tools. The high victorian method of making dagger, chalice, fire wand, lotus wand, and pentacle leaves one with a massive collection of ‘goodies’ which is, frankly, annoying. What does one do with these things once one has them? However, I would maintain that one is not a master magician in truth until one has made them.
That said, once you’ve made them, you should try ‘making’ your tools from a live twig with a blossom on it for fire, a cupped leaf for your chalice, a sharp rock for your dagger, and a flat stone for your pentacle. Or assemble your altar at a greasy-spoon diner out of the materials on the table: a plate for your pentangle, a dirty knife for your dagger, an unwrapped straw for your wind, and a smirched water glass for your chalice. For until your tools can be found and not made, you will likewise never be a master magician. :-) — abwatt