The Hamsa charm is popular in both the U.S. and in other parts of the world. It is a palm-shaped amulet that depicts the open right hand. The Hamsa is an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many cultures and religions. No matter what your beliefs are, the Hamsa is a universal symbol of safety and security.
Wearing a Hamsa charm is a wonderful way to protect yourself from evil spirits that it is now very fashionable and trendy. Ancients civilizations believed it to ward off the evil eye and to also keeps expectant mothers safe from harm. The Hamsa has a long history. Known as the symbol of the "divine hand" in some civilizations and a symbol of holiness and healing in others, it means something different in every culture. Each society associated with the Hamsa fills the symbol with the meanings held most important to them.
Hamsa translates into "five", relating to the five fingers of the hand. Drawn by both a two-thumbed hand or a more traditional hand the Hamsa has many uses. It is an amulet to protect from the evil eye or hung as a wall plaque. Often these plaques include a Hebrew prayer centered in the palm. They protect the household from natural disasters and negative energies.
Depending on the hand configuration, the Hamsa has different meanings. If the hand has the fingers spread apart, it will ward off evil. If the hand has the fingers closed, the Hamsa will bring the wearer good luck. Currently, the Hamsa is found trending in fashion magazines and being worn by anyone who finds the open palm symbol appealing or restorative to their energy.
Closely associated with Judaism, the Hamsa is a sacred symbol of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Shamanism. Regardless of your religious beliefs, the Hamsa is both a beautiful and powerful talisman to keep away negative energy or to bring good luck.
You can choose from many Hamsa charm styles on the Girl Intuitive website, from delicate charms for a bracelet or necklace to more statement earrings worn to keep away unhealthy energies. The Hamsa is a truly timeless and versatile fashion accessory. No matter what your style preference, Girl Intuitive has you covered. Learn more about hamsa charms by clicking here.