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What is the meaning of the Evil Eye?

  • Why do I need an evil eye? How can the evil eye protect?
  • What is the evil eye curse? What is the evil eye used for?
  • Where should I hang an evil eye?
  • What if my evil eye breaks, what does it mean?

The name "Evil Eye" leads many to believe the amulet or talisman itself is evil. That isn't true...
As you will see by reading more below:
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The evil eye is a "Luck Charm" believed to "reflect evil"… and thereby protects a person or an object against misfortune. The evil eye is a shield that guards against various forms of bad luck that is willed onto you or an object by others.

Evil Eye Amulet

Evil Eye Protection for People:

When a person wears or carries an evil eye with them, it guards against misfortune and from bad things happening in one's life. It helps to keep your life in balance, protects you from "bad karma" and ill-will that could otherwise have a negative effect on your well-being or your life in general.

Evil Eye Protection for an Object:

When someone is envious of an object you own, whether it is a new car, new house or that new cell phone you just acquired, this envy can cause misfortune to the object causing it to be broken, wrecked, ruined, etc. in some way, either minor or major.

So How Can Someone Cause this Misfortune?

Some people (consciously or unconsciously) harbor ill feelings. When someone "gives you the evil eye" or looks at an object with an evil eye, they are putting a jinx on you or the object. A "jinx" is a type of curse placed on a person or thing that makes them or an object fall prey to misfortune or other forms of bad luck.

We cannot always know when someone may be giving us or an object the evil eye and that is why an evil eye charm is worn or carried or placed in or near an object to protect it. Many times, what we think is a nice or kind comment from someone, can instead be transferring the evil eye curse. For example, "I like your new phone" said by someone that may be harboring inner negative thoughts or feelings, can cause misfortune to the phone – it breaks, malfunctions, etc.

This concealed envy, malevolence or a wish for bad luck (whether it is intentional or involuntary) is transferred through the eyes of someone harboring these bad inner thoughts or feelings, and that is what causes the harm, distress or bad luck.

The Evil Eye is known in Many Cultures:

Historically, the evil eye is found throughout many cultures including ancient Anatolian (Turkish), Egyptian, Italian, Greek & Roman cultures. References to the evil eye are also found incorporated into Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Latin American and Hindu traditions and customs.

In other cultures, the evil eye is referred to by different names. For other names associated with the evil eye, click on the link at right >>>

Click Here to See Other Names for the Evil Eye

Has your Evil Eye Broken?

broken evil eye

It is believed that if your Evil Eye amulet cracks or breaks, it has done its job of protecting you from some misfortune or bad luck and should be replaced!

Carry an evil eye with you at all times - You'll never know when someone might be giving you the evil eye.

THE MEANING OF THE EVIL EYE IN VARIOUS COLORS

The most traditional evil eye amulet is a deep cobalt blue but evil eye charms and beads in offer additional protection of a more specific nature, i.e., turquoise for health, green for happiness, etc.

Click on the Image at right for more information on the evil eye color meanings

evil eye color meanings

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Meaning of Evil Eye, What is the Evil Eye What is the meaning of the evil eye? What is the evil eye used for? Where should I hang an evil eye? What is the evil eye curse? What if my evil eye breaks, what does it mean? The evil eye is a Luck Charm believed to reflect evil and protect the wearer against misfortune and from bad things happening. The evil eye is a shield against bad luck that is willed onto you by others. It helps to keep your life in balance, protects you from bad karma and ill-will that could otherwise have a negative effect on your well-being or your life in general Copyright 2015 Cafe Anatolia LLC. All Rights Reserved.