Thought it was time for a stamp/rant.
The pentagram, (not to mention the whole of Satanism itself,) have been misrepresented for a very long time.
You know what this symbol represents?
Do you, really?
If you answered "the 5 elements of the soul in a circle of binding." ...congrats, you win a cookie.
That's what the pentagram stands for, simple as that... yet people still have this misconception drilled into their minds at a young age that it is all "evil and stuffz."
What people don't realize is, that yes, the pentacle (point-up) star represents the same basic principle.
But, the heavier elements (earth/water) are on top when the star is point-up, leading to the bottom two elements (air/fire) being smothered... which leads to it being imbalanced.
As well, the top point (spirit/ether,) leads to it being put into space rather than back down to the Earth to replenish it.
Point-down, the elements are in harmony with each other, and the spirit is balanced. Point-down also represents the correct shape of the 6th chakra, which is a point-down cone.
Oddly enough, the point-up star actually ends up being the wrong way