The Iron Pentacle comes from the Feri tradition. It is a tool of transformation that involves reclaiming ideas that we are often taught are negative which diminishes our personal power.
The Gilded Pentacle is the opposite BUT it is also based in fear (aggressive fear rather than passive). The Gilded Pentacle is more like fool’s gold rather than real gold. It is a false coating that hides the rust beneath. This is the fight response to fear.
The Rust Pentacle is the decayed and demeaned reflection of the Iron Pentacle. The Iron Pentacle rusts when our flight response is triggered and instead of dealing with issues we run from them.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties or defeat. It is being able to adapt to highly stressful situations or crises and being capable of overcoming adversity. Developing resilience is important for protection against overwhelming circumstances and allows you to bounce back after things don’t go your way. It helps you to learn from your mistakes but not dwell on them, and to focus on what you will do differently next time.