Who doesn’t need a little more spiritual protection in their lives? That’s why people fell for the chic talismanic evil eye jewelry, which feature the powerful evil eye motif.
This guide explains the evil eye and the amulets used for protection against it.
The Nazar Boncuk charm (or Evil Eye Bead) is an “eye”, often set on a blue background. It stares back at the world to ward off the evil spirits and keep you safe from harm.
Since then the people have been attaching this evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from the evil eyes. From the new-born babies to their horses or even to the doors of their homes.
This tradition still lives in Turkey. The glimmering evil eye beads that are hand made with ancient methods by a very few glass masters, are distributed from Anatolia to the whole world.
Types of Evil Eyes
It’s believed that there are three types of evil eyes.
The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one.
It was believed that, this eye saw all the wickedness in the world and removed poverty and ignorance. When Horus opened its eyes the world was enlightened, when he closed, it became dark. From Egypt, the eye talisman had spread to the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe.
The bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user.
To know evil eye meaning it is very important to know blue color. What do the colors mean? In Turkey or in Greece and surrounding countries, the most popular evil eye charm color is blue. Turkey is in a dry part of the world, where water is precious — with water things prosper and grow, and without it, things shrivel and die. The color blue reminds people of fresh, cool water.
In the Jewish faith, the color red is often associated with luck and good fortune, so red is also a popular color.
When the Evil Eye Bead appears in other colors besides blue or red, it is usually for fashion reasons — color coordination with one’s wardrobe. Beads in the alternative colors have every bit as much protective power as the traditional blue ones
Evil Eye Meets Fashion
Now we can understand that the evil eye is believed to give happiness to the friends and the beloved ones. Protection from the evil eyes, covetous friends and strangers. Meanwhile when celebrities and fashion bloggers pile on the eye bracelets and necklaces today, it is more of a fashion statement, an exotic, mysterious and stand-out piece.
So do you believe in the power of the evil eye? Is there something you wear or carry with you every day for some good juju? Hit comment and let me know!