Certain universal symbols have developed simultaneously across cultures since the dawn of civilization, somehow surpassing geography, language, race, or religion. Rooted in a common human experience, these touchstones carry powerful psychic messages even today. Get to know the six most influential symbols in the universe, then embrace their vibrations in your life.

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1. The Hamsa, the healing hand. Also known as the Hand of Fatima, the Hamsa is a revered symbol of divine safekeeping, worn to dispel negative energy. Depicted as a flat open palm with fingers extended, the Hamsa is in essence the hand of God — which brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

To combine the positive power of the ancient Hamsa with a modern design, consider the Hand of Fatima Expandable Necklace.

2. The Ankh, key of life. Steeped in Egyptian lore, the ankh is the hieroglyphic character meaning “eternal life,” and wearing it was believed to impart death-defying magical powers. The ankh later was adopted into Christian culture as a symbol of Christ’s promise of life after death. With its elegant lines — a cross with a loop on top — the ankh has been crafted into works of art, from tomb paintings to exquisite mirrors.

Capture the uplifting eternal promise of the ankh with one of the Ankh Adjustable Necklaces.

3. The Cross, a sign of infinite love. Ever since Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th Century, the cross has been an icon of the religion. However, the symbol actually has pagan origins. Both the Greek goddess Diana and god Bacchus have been portrayed with crosses near their heads. And in Mexico, crosses were used centuries before the Spaniards brought Christianity to the culture. The cross possesses a deep spiritual power and evokes sacrifice, victory, and redemption.

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4. The Eye of Horus, the great protector. The eye is the ultimate symbol of protection, used to keep danger and dark forces at bay. A stylized outline of the eye of Horus, Egypt’s highest deity, was the most popular amulet in the ancient kingdom, designed to defray bad luck. Throughout the Middle East, especially Turkey, the round blue rings of the “evil eye” crop up everywhere from door knobs to earrings, even today.

Feel the power of spiritual protection with the Eye of Horus Set of 3 Cuffs.

5. Om, harmony with the universe. The character for Om is comprised of three Sanskrit letters containing three curves, one semicircle, and a dot. These three parts represent different spiritual trinities including the heavens, earth, and underworld, and the waking, dreaming and dreamless states. To others, the symbol connects to Ganesh, the Hindu half-elephant god, who removes obstacles, because its shape resembles his rotund curves and graceful trunk.

Wear the Om Charm Bangle to embrace universal consciousness. 

6. The Lotus, flower of awakening. “Just like the lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the darkness and radiate into the world,” reads an old proverb. It is fabled that Siddhartha, who inspired Buddhism, caused lotus flowers to bloom wherever he walked as a sign of purity and awakening. In Egypt, this sacred flower represents regeneration, as the plant grows in muddy swamps but rises to blossom, pure and unspoiled, each day.

To channel enlightenment with this mystical bloom wear the LOTUS PEACE PETALS Pull Chain Bracelet.

Written by Joanna Powell

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