SYMBOLS

ANCHOR - Stability, security and strength...end of an ordeal

ELEPHANT  -  Strength, power, spirit, loyalty, wisdom and luck.

CROSSAtonement and protection. Suffering, triumph and victory.

FOUR LEAF CLOVER/SHAMROCKFaith, hope, love and luck

WISHBONEHolds the promise of Luck.

PINEAPPLESymbol for hospitality, welcome and inclusion.

STAR OF DAVIDSeven spiritual builders - Kindness, severity, harmony, perseverance, splendor, foundation and royalty.

OM/AUM - The sound of the universe and a spiritual icon. Om represents the four divine state of Brahman (a core belief in both Hinduism and Buddhism) - kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

CIRCLE - The center point of focus.  Inclusion, infinity, perfection and completion. Infinite nature of energy, inclusivity of the universe.

EVIL EYE

This is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of  envy or dislike. The evil eye is usually given to others who remain unaware. 

Attempts to ward off the curse of the evil eye has resulted in a number of talismans in many cultures. As a class, they are called "apotropaic" (Greek for "prophylactic" or "protective," literally: "turns away") talismans, meaning that they turn away or turn back harm.

The Hamsa, a charm made to ward off the evil eye.

HAMSA - Protection, luck and happiness.

Hamsas always have three extended middle fingers, but there are some variation to how the thumb and pinky fingers appear.  Whatever their shape, the thumb and pinky finger are always symmetrical.

The Hebrew word is Hamesh which means five. Hamsa refers to the fact that there are five fingers on the talisman, though some also believe it represents the five books of the Torah. Sometimes it is called the Hand of Miriam after Moses’ sister.

​In Islam, the Hamsa is called the Hand of Fatima, in honor of one of the daughters of the Prophet Mohammed. Some say that in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. Many believe that the Hamsa predates both Judaism and Islam, though no one is certain of its origin.

 

 

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