A Hamsa is a symbol of security and unity.
Its essence is universal. The Hamsa hand is known for uniting the good, dispelling the bad and bringing about positive energy. They appear as talismans on necklaces and bracelets. No matter how the Hamsa jewelry is worn, it is elegant, beautiful, and spiritual. The symbol itself is a way to bring positive energy.
The Hamsa Hand or Hand of Fatima is an ancient Middle Eastern talisman. The image of the Hamsa hand has a place in almost every prominent religion. It is a symbol of protection and hope for many. It is a talismanic symbol that people believes to protect them from harm against the evil eye and bring them goodness, abundance, fertility, luck, and good health.
Hamsa hand bracelet or Hand of Fatima necklace is worn by people who have faith in a "Supreme Power". They could follow different religions; some of them could be Jewish, Muslim others could be advocates of Christianity or Buddhism. Irrespective of their religious beliefs, they would find themselves in a common ground as far as having faith in a Higher Power is concerned.
The amulet consists of five spread fingers, often with an eye on the hand. The wearer of the hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and it is believed to give the owner success, harmony, and protection from the evil eye.
Which way up should the Hamsa hand be?
Hand Facing Up
When the Hamsa hand is facing up, it is a universal sign against evil. It is a powerful sign of protection, and shields us from our inner thoughts of hatred, jealousy and insecurities. Often, in this position, the fingers are spread apart to ward off evil.
Hand Facing Down
When the Hamsa hand faces down, it opens you up to all of the abundance and goodness of the universe, welcoming them into your life. Hand facing down also brings fertility and answers to prayers and manifestations. Often, in this position, the fingers are closed together to bring good luck.