Since ancient times, people have been interested in objects that have the ability to prevent unpleasant events and attract a successful combination of circumstances. Today such things are called amulets or talismans. Is there a difference between the first and second? You will find answers to this and other questions in this article.
What is the difference between magical amulets, talismans, and amulets
Let’s start with the definition of concepts. Many people consider the words “magical amulet,” “talisman,” and “amulet” to be equivalent, but this is not entirely true. At their core, these concepts are different.
The talisman (from the ancient Greek τέλεσμα “initiation, enchantment”) is a magical item that draws the desired powers and situations to the one who wears it. The mascot allows you to find luck, love, financial well-being, and become more attractive. If we speak the language that every fan of computer games uses, then we can say this: “plus one hundred to health,” and “plus ten to beauty,” etc.
How to wear magic amulets? As we said, the talisman does not have a protective function. Therefore, it makes sense to hide it from prying eyes, so wear it closer to the body. You can also just have it with you, wrapped in a piece of cloth. But each talisman has its own characteristics. Some of them, as an exception, have the properties of an amulet, that is, it has a protective function, which we will discuss later. For example, a solar symbol or a pentagram can protect the talisman from the attention of others, which has a negative character. If we are talking about a stone talisman, then it can be worn in plain sight, since natural stone in itself has protective properties. If we are talking about a talisman ring, then it also should not be hidden from others. The fact is that the ring is based on a circle, which is a symbol of the wheel of life.
The amulet (from the Latin amulētum) is a magical item that has the ability to reduce or lead away, from its owner, various undesirable situations, forces, and problems. It is believed that the amulet is able to prevent the evil eye. In addition, magic amulets can bring good luck. The fundamental difference is that talismans are a kind of good luck magnets that attract it. And magic amulets are needed in order to prevent any events or situations that may disrupt your plans. Outwardly, the result of their impact is the same, but if we saw a subtle plan, we noticed that the process proceeds differently.
How should I wear magic amulets? They have a protective function, but it doesn’t matter whether others see them or not. They can be worn so that they are not noticeable but can be worn over clothes. We are talking about pendants, earrings, rings, and threads. By the way, the red thread is also an amulet.
Magic amulets can be Runic or Celtic, according to the signs of the zodiac, or they can be pagan, gypsy, etc. All of them have the same task - to protect the owner, but there are differences, namely:
- coding information;
- the form.
Of course, magic amulets have certain properties and powers. And each of them has characteristics inherent in it.
The amulet can protect you if you are faced with such unpleasant phenomena as the evil eye, negative energies, and evil in general. The amulet is not always a personal item worn on the body or simply kept with you. It is often used to protect a house, car, or a property. The amulet can be placed at the doorstep, in the kitchen, or in the car. By the way, embroidery on clothes may also have a protective function. A classic example is the clothing of the ancient Slavs, in which each element had its own meaning.
How to wear a talisman? As a rule, personal charms that are not related to the house, car, or any property are worn in conspicuous places. Traditionally, the amulet is an integral part of clothing. We are talking about embroidery, decoration, belt, etc. Previously, the amulet was worn next to the important and vulnerable places on the body. Popular consciousness believed that the area around the face, chest, waist, and below the waist, and wrist is of particular importance. In addition, the amulet was worn on the back. It was believed that this item will protect against words or the evil eye, which was thrown in the back. In the modern world, this protective function is performed by an icon or a keychain attached to a backpack.
Magic amulets, talismans, and charms can be artifacts, that is, things that a person created, and simple objects of a natural origin. The latter refers to minerals, stones, canines, feathers, and branches of a plant, etc.
Magic amulets and their meaning
Symbols and charms for protection
The pentagram is a sign that symbolizes the shield. This symbol will protect you from anything that has a negative impact:
- evil eye;
- the influence that otherworldly forces have.
Typically, such an amulet is used to protect the sorcerer, who performs a complex ritual associated with the interaction with dark forces. The symbol is able not only to eliminate the possible negative influence of entities but also to return them to the place from which they came, to close the “portal” that connects our world to the other world.
Ankh is a common and widely used attribute. This sign has the meaning of a rebirth. He allows his master to gain great power and protects him from witchcraft forces. The symbol is the key that opens the gates to the world where the gods live. A person wearing this sign is considered protected from any illness, accident, and trouble. When choosing magic amulets for yourself, you should always consider the value that they carry in themselves, otherwise, you can strengthen in yourself what is not required.
The key of Solomon is an amulet that protects its owner from the effects of unclean forces and sorcerers. This sign has a greater force than the pentagram and begins to have an effect in case of danger to the owner. It is believed that the amulet can make the owner invisible to the evil spirit. Such magic amulets are also suitable for those who practice magic and need protection.
Themis Sword is a tool of justice. Such an amulet can be worn by a person who needs to protect himself from the influence of otherworldly forces, and who has no desire to harm other people. If someone insulted you and did it undeservedly, the amulet can punish your offender. And if you did wrong, then your action will return to you.
Amulets of love
Yin Yang. Such a sign is multifaceted, and it is impossible to say that it is only love. The sign is a reflection of two principles (male and female) and is a symbol of unity. If at home there is such a charm, then the marriage will be strong. By the way, the amulet can protect family members from the influence of evil spirits. This item is offered by every store of magic amulets.
A crane with a peach fruit is a rare amulet, the birthplace of which is Ancient China. It is suitable for a woman who dreams of a strong family, children, and a happy life in marriage. It should be worn until she gets married and gives birth to her first child. And in the future, such magic amulets are stored in the Corner of Children in the apartment according to Feng Shui.
Amulets for happiness and wealth
Coin of happiness is a Korean magic amulet for wealth. Its owner will have to learn what unprecedented luck and profit are. Anyone who wears a coin of happiness will be successful in any endeavor. It’s all about the energy flow that emits this sign. A coin is a magnet for success, good luck, and wealth. If you buy a magic amulet and wear it regularly, then you can find both financial well-being and good luck.
The wheel of fortune is a powerful amulet that can attract money. It is used to increase your wealth in a short time. For an avid player who finds it difficult to stop on time, this amulet can be a salvation. Thanks to it, the owner will feel when it is time to stop. The wheel of fortune helps the owner and user to make a profit even in the most difficult of situations.
TRISKEL is the most famous Celtic amulet. It is a symbol of harmony with the outside world and balance in the inner world. Thanks to the amulet, its owner gains the ability to accumulate spiritual and material wealth. The symbol is an interweaving of the four elements with infinity. The amulet will help everyone to act fairly with the owner. His work will never be underestimated. Due to the fact that such magic amulets are asymmetric, their owners become self-sufficient.
Horseshoe - this amulet is probably familiar to you. Many place it above the door in order to attract money. According to legend, a horseshoe became a symbol of wealth in the Middle Ages, when only rich people owned horses. In order for the talisman to attract money, the horseshoe must be correctly positioned.
Charms against disease
The amulet of the sun is a famous amulet that can heal a person. It is believed that the amulet is a symbol of the main body and therefore it is a source of powerful positive energy, which is enough for healing.
These magical amulets give their masters great willpower and vitality. An amulet can help if its owner suffers from some kind of physical illness. Moreover, it will be useful in diseases of a psychological nature. If a person suffers from prolonged depression, neurosis, and similar troubles, then in order to normalize his condition, he needs only to wear this talisman for several days.
Amulets granting wisdom
The magic pentacle of Solomon or, as it is otherwise called, the magic amulet of Solomon is a symbol of wisdom and logical thinking. It helps to increase and develop the mental capabilities of its owner and gives him the ability to be wise and make decisions correctly. The magic pentacle amulet is ideal for people whose life is related to science and education. Thanks to him, a person improves his memory.
The amulet “Five Good” is another Chinese amulet that has come down to us from ancient times. He became a symbol of five blessings:
Thanks to the talisman, the master becomes wise and can learn all the secrets of the world. However, there is one important condition: a person who knows some information will not be able to share it. It is also impossible to use the acquired knowledge to enrich oneself.
The all-seeing eye is a symbol of the eye placed inside a triangle. The all-seeing eye is a very powerful amulet that can eliminate any evil. It is believed that the all-seeing God is portrayed by this symbol. Such magical amulets give their owners wisdom, tranquility, and good judgment. If you wear an all-seeing eye, then the gates to the knowledge of the whole world and creation opens to you.
The magic crystal ball is a well-known tool of magicians. It can be used during rituals, carried with you, used when performing any special concentration exercises. The ball is a closed model of the universe and has tremendous power. The ball can be used to enter an altered state of consciousness and gain visions. Who can use the ball? There are no restrictions. It should be understood that an experienced magician will have a more effective interaction, and a novice will have less.
How many magical amulets can you wear?
An amulet or amulets can be worn without removing them until the moment when the thing works out. An item that protects its owner takes negative energy and stores it in itself. For this reason, magic amulets need to be cleaned. How to do this, we will discuss below.
What magical amulets fit different zodiac signs
If the amulet is correctly selected, then it will work flawlessly. It grants the owner not only luck and prosperity but also happiness and success in personal affairs. It is important to note that each zodiac sign has its own amulet. So, be careful when choosing such things.
Make sure that the amulet is new and no one has ever worn it before you. It is advisable that magic amulets be charged with a magician who is well versed in this matter. It is important to remember that your talisman should not be given to anyone, even for a little while. If this happens, then the owner can lose his strength and become susceptible to various misfortunes, troubles, and diseases.
Aries: A person born under this sign spends a lot of energy on interacting with other people. An amulet having a round or square shape will suit him. Suitable colors: green, red, and orange. They allow the owner to maintain mental strength. It is known that the patron saint of Aries is Mars. Therefore, an amulet in the form of a bladed weapon, for example, a dagger, sword, knife, is suitable for such people. It could be a magic shield. Aries fit products from amethyst, pomegranate, ruby, and diamond.
Taurus: The ideal material for the amulet is bronze or wood. A wooden amulet is especially relevant for people of this sign. Thanks to the elephant figurine, Taurus can find prosperity, including financial. You should know that red is not suitable for people born under this sign. Taurus is good to have magical amulets of jade, emerald, and sapphire.
Gemini: This is a sign of the changing air element. It is favourable for Gemini to have an amulet in the form of a key, a theater mask, or a keyhole. For representatives of this sign, magic amulets of blue or white colors are suitable. It is undesirable to use green. Of the stones, it is better to choose chrysoprase, beryl, agate, which have protective properties.
Cancer: Representatives of this sign are protected by the moon. Therefore, an amulet made in the shape of the moon or heart will suit them. Magic amulets in the form of a crab / cancer will help to become more calm and confident. Suitable metals are white gold, silver, and from stones, it is better to give preference to amber, turquoise, and pearls.
Leo: As an amulet, a figure of the sun, an eagle, and, of course, a lion will do. The patron of Lions is the Sun. The representative of this sign should not give preference to cold colors. Gold and topaz are perfect for the amulet.
Virgo: In order to gain confidence, receive protection from adversity, attract love and success, Virgos also needs an amulet. If you make it from clay / gypsum, then its effect will increase. A calm and cold shade is best suited. Representatives of this sign should give preference to cornelian or malachite. An amulet for a Virgo can be based on the image of an owl.
Libra: To become more serious and collected, you need to find an amulet in the form of scales having two hanging bowls. Representatives of this sign are suitable for magic amulets made of silver. Of the flowers, it is better to give preference to cold shades; and if we are talking about stones, then weights of opal, beryl, sapphire are suitable for Libra.
Scorpio: For Scorpions, mascots with symbols related to weapons or battle are suitable. We are talking about a miniature mace, a small cannonball, etc. The figure of a frog will bring luck to the representative of the sign. Red color suits scorpions, and if we are talking about stones, it is better to give preference to hematite or ruby.
Sagittarius: For protection, a phoenix bird or a scarab beetle is suitable. It is also favorable for representatives of the Sagittarius sign to wear a small horse figure or a small bronze horseshoe. The preferred color is blue, and the stones selected should be among the following agate, topaz, and/or chrysolite.
Capricorn: A ladder or coin is best suited. To attract good luck and success, a yellow amulet is suitable. Of the stones that Capricornians opt for ruby and onyx should be preferred.
Aquarius: An amulet in the form of an angel or bird figurine suits Aquarius. In general, representatives of this sign are suitable for everything related to flight and sky. Aquarius should give preference to silver and platinum. If we are talking about stones, then zirconium and amethyst are suitable.
Pisces: Of course, everything connected with water is suitable for the representatives of this sign. For example, it can be magic amulets made of coral. Pendants in the form of a fish or a jellyfish are ideal. Pisces fit green and blue.
How to make magical amulets with your own hands
We will look at how magic amulets that contribute to the development of magical abilities are created.
Such an amulet is suitable for those whose Venus is dominant in the horoscope. The amulet enhances femininity, charm, sexual attractiveness, strength, tenderness, fertility, talent, harmony, elegance, tact, artistry, sensitivity, and diplomacy.
The Venus amulet should be made in a certain period (April 20 - May 20). Whereas October 23 - November 21 is considered to be a bad time. It is best to make magic amulets on a Friday, during the evening around twilight.
The image is applied using green ink. After creating the amulet, they take it in the palm of your hand and say the following: “Spirits of earth and fire, I call you, conjure you; sanctify this amulet so that it brings me beauty and joy, youth and good fortune, and saves me from all evil. Let it be so!”.
After that, magic amulets are fumigated with chamomile. And in order to enhance magical power, amulets are left between burning candles for an hour.
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An amulet is suitable for you if the Moon is dominant in your horoscope. Thanks to the amulet, one can find beauty, mystical abilities, strengthen intuition, become more charming, sexual, tender, and poetic.
The favorable period for making and wearing this amulet is June 22 - July 22, and the unfavorable period is from December 22 to January 20. It is best to make magic amulets on a Monday at midnight.
The image is applied using silver ink. After creating the amulet, you should pick it up and say: “Spirits of water, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it endows me with intuition and the ability to foresee good luck and peace, and save me from all that is ungodly. Let it be so!”
Next, you should fumigate the magic amulets with the help of St. John’s wort. And to give the amulets magical powers, they must be left for an hour among three burning candles.
The amulet is suitable for those whose Mars dominates in the horoscope chart. An amulet can make a person more courageous, assertive, active, warlike, open, independent, sexual, and resourceful.
The amulet should be made between March 21 and April 19. You should not do this from September 23 to October 22. The best day to create the amulet is Tuesday, and the time of day should be noon.
The image is applied using red ink. After making the amulet, they take it in the palm of your hand and say: “Spirits of fire, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it brings me strength and endurance, luck and courage, to protect me from any enemy and envious person. Let it be so!”.
Next, magic amulets are fumigated with a thistle. And to give them magical powers, they should be left for an hour among five burning candles.
The amulet is suitable for those in whom Mercury is dominant in the horoscope. Magical amulets strengthen their owner and wearers with many positive qualities such as dexterity, intelligence, quick wit, and mobility, etc.
The amulet should be made in the period May 21 - June 21. It is better to refrain from events such as making and wearing the amulet from November 22 to December 21. The best day to create the amulet is Wednesday, and the time of day is morning.
The image is applied using dark blue ink. After making the amulet, take it in the palm of your hand and say: “Spirits of air, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it bestows me with eloquence and dexterity, luck and prosperity so that it preserves me from evil eye and corruption. Let it be so!”
Next, magic amulets are fumigated with sage. And to give them magical power, they are placed for an hour among seven burning candles.
The amulet is suitable for those in whom Saturn dominates in the horoscope. An amulet can make a person more powerful, persistent, organized, calm, and prudent.
The amulet should be made in the period from January 21 to February 19. You should not do this from July 23 to August 22. The best day to create the amulet is on a Saturday, and the time of day is midnight.
The image is applied using black ink. After making the amulet, take it in the palm of your hand and say: “The spirits of earth and air, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it brings me self-confidence and perseverance, good luck and power, and also saves me from everything dark and unclean. Let it be so!”.
Next, magic amulets are fumigated with wormwood. And to give them magical powers, they should be left for an hour among eight burning candles.
An amulet is suitable for you if the sun is dominant in your horoscope. Thanks to the amulet, one can find courage, openness to everything new, kindness, responsiveness, sexuality, attractiveness, charm, sincerity, honesty, authority, spirituality, artistry, originality, and sociability.
The favorable period to make and wear this amulet is July 23 - August 22, and the unfavorable period to make and wear this amulet is between January 21 - February 19. It is best to make the amulet on a Sunday at dawn.
The image on the amulet is applied using golden ink. After creating the amulet, you should pick it up and say: “Spirits of fire, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it gives me the power of light and the magic of charm, so that it grants luck and success in any business, and also saves me from any black magic. Let it be so!”
Next, magic amulets should be fumigated with chamomile, hypericum, and sage. And to give them magical powers, they should be left for an hour next to a burning candle.
Such magical amulets are suitable for you if Jupiter is dominant in your horoscope. Thanks to the amulet, one can find magnanimity, tolerance of other people’s shortcomings, majesty, nobility, justice, self-confidence, selflessness, religiosity, and the ability to lead people.
A favorable period to make and wear this amulet is between November 22 - December 21, and an unfavourable time period to make and wear this amulet is between May 21 and June 21. It is best to make the amulet on a Thursday evening.
The image is applied using red ink. After creating the amulet, you should pick it up and say: “The spirits of water and air, I urge you, conjure you, sanctify this amulet so that it brings me the favor of the people of power and success in my career, so that it gives me luck and wisdom, and also protects from all evil and evil spirits. Let it be so!”
Next, magic amulets should be fumigated with the help of thyme. And to give them magical powers, they should be left for an hour next to nine burning candles.
Is it allowed to wear different magical amulets?
There is no reason why it would be harmful to carry or wear several amulets at the same time. Any symbol combines well with others, even if we are talking about Slavic, runic, and or Scandinavian amulets.
If you still doubt that the two amulets are combined with each other, then you should check this. To do this, put both objects in front of you, light a candle and try to focus on your amulets. Feel how they interact. Is there a tension between them? Is, for example, a magical amulet resisting luck and wealth, and the second talisman, which is aimed at finding family happiness?
If you don’t feel anything like that, then wearing these amulets at the same time is nothing wrong.
Where to wear magical amulets and talismans
It is believed that the left hand perceives, and the right holds and/or gives. The same applies to the sides of the body. An amulet that has a protective function is best kept on the left.
As for the amulets that are designed to attract a successful marriage, wealth, and luck, it is better to keep them on the right side of the body.
An amulet can be worn around the neck. And the important thing is how regularly they wear it. For example, an amulet that is worn on the chest will be more effective than the one that lies at home.
Note that the amulet that a woman wears to conceive a child should be placed at the abdomen. Such magical amulets, whose powers extend to a certain part of the body, should be worn exactly where their help is required.
Is it possible to wear other people’s magical amulets?
It is more important to consider whether it is safe to wear other people’s magic amulets? This question is relevant for many. Of course, magic amulets are considered personal and even intimate. These magical things relate to their master in a special way and the master may not be very happy about such a change. It is believed that it is favorable to buy an amulet for oneself, and it is extremely unfavorable to give it to someone else.
Nevertheless, if we are talking about jewelry that is passed down from generation to generation, then such an amulet is very strong. Even if we are talking about a simple vintage brooch that your grandmother loved, then this is the strongest amulet for you.