THE HAMSA HAND: A UNIVERSAL SIGN OF PROTECTIONAlthough the Hamsa hand is known to bring fortune and fertility in some religions and cultures, its primary spiritual meaning is protection against the evil eye. The evil eye originated as a symbol but is generally known as bad energy brought by anyone with malice or through evil looks.
The Hamsa hand is universally known for uniting the good, dispelling the bad, bringing about positive energy, and thwarting negative energies.
The eye symbol seen on some Hamsa hands is not the evil eye, but rather an eye that guards the wearer against the malevolent force of the evil eye by looking out for it. It's somewhat of an “anti-evil eye” that brings positivity while also shielding the wearer from negative energy.
The talisman brings good fortune and wards off evil, depending on how you wear it. If the hand is facing downwards, the owner is open to the universe's goodness and welcoming in good fortune and prosperity. A hand facing up (generally with an eye) wards off the evil eye and protects the wearer from bad luck.
The Hamsa hand has various meanings throughout the many cultures and religions in which it is represented. Its most universal symbol is that of unity and protection, and in every representation, the Hamsa hand is a means of protection from evil.