Cords used for measuring the proper circumference of a magic circle. Cingulums are worn by Wiccans, the color of a Wiccans cingulums represent their rank. Each Wiccan wears a nine foot cingulum cord.
Cingulums are used for measuring the proper circumference of a magical circle.
In many traditions of Wicca, the colour of a person's cingulum indicates what rank of initiation they are; in several Australian covens for instance, green denotes a novice, white denotes an initiate of the first degree, blue for the second, and a plaited red, white and blue for the third, with the High Priest wearing a gold cingulum (symbolising the sun), and the High Priestess wearing silver (symbolising the moon).
Traditionally they are nine feet in length (nine being three times three, the magical number), and are used to measure the circumference of the magic circle so that it can be set up correctly.