The Meaning Of A Pentagram - there are actually several meanings for the symbol and none of them support the common belief that it is a symbol of evil. It represents the human star, with four limbs and the head. It is a protection against evil. It represents the five elements (air, water, earth and fire with the spirit sitting on top). It was once even a Christian symbol, representing the five wounds of Christ. An open pentagram is aware and active - a closed pentagram contains and protects.