If you haven’t heard of an evil eye bracelet, or the evil eye curse, then I’m going to assume you’ve been living under a rock for a while.
Everyone has jumped on this bandwagon recently, including the likes of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Even I’m wearing an evil eye bracelet, and I’m the last person to jump on any bandwagon!
But what does the protective amulet really do, and is it bad luck to buy yourself an evil eye bracelet?
Why don’t we take a closer look and find out?
Can you buy yourself an Evil Eye Bracelet?
You could buy yourself an evil eye bracelet. In some cultures, this is a perfectly normal and acceptable thing to do. In other cultures, however, it is more customary to buy an evil eye bracelet, or other evil-repelling talisman, for someone else.
The power of the protective symbol is believed to be greater when it is received from someone else.
In many cultures, items designed to ward off the evil eye are given to babies and young children.
They are vulnerable and more susceptible to curses and bad spirits.
Just to be on the safe side, it is probably best to get someone else to buy and then gift you an evil eye bracelet.
Is it Bad Luck to Buy Yourself an Evil Eye Bracelet?
There are cultures that believe it is bad luck to buy yourself an evil eye bracelet.
On the other hand, there are cultures in which there is no link between buying or making yourself an evil eye bracelet and bad luck.
Ideally, someone else will give you your evil eye bracelet to ward off bad spirits, illnesses and injuries, bad energy, and unpleasant circumstances.
It is a symbol of someone wanting to protect you, which is why symbol-bearing items are often inherited from an older family member or close friend.
You can use the following methods to get your hands on an evil eye bracelet without having to buy one yourself:
- Add the bracelet (or another evil eye protective talisman) to your Christmas or birthday gift list;
- Agree to a bracelet swap with a friend, family member, or loved one;
- Ask a family member, loved one, etc. to buy one for you;
- Seek out and make a request on local spiritual groups on social media/the internet;
- Add an evil eye protector to your Amazon wish list.
What happens if you buy yourself an Evil Eye Bracelet? 7 Benefits
An evil eye bracelet is not something that will change your life overnight. It is not a magic spell, nor will it work as one. Instead, it is a protective device, much like a burglar alarm in your home. It’s there as a precaution, just in case.
1) Increase Good Luck (By Decreasing Bad Luck)
When life isn’t full of bad luck, it feels good, doesn’t it?
When the washing machine doesn’t break, and the energy bill doesn’t come in three times the amount you expected, and the kids don’t come home with yet another pair of wrecked sneakers that you’ll need to replace, it feels like you can breathe.
On those days, it feels like a curse is upon you – and maybe it is.
Evil eye bracelets are designed to help you avoid those days. When it feels like life isn’t throwing you a barrage of bad luck (and trust me, I’ve had so, so, so many of those days), you feel like you’re on the up.
Whether it’s more good luck or less back luck, it’s definitely a good thing!
2) Repelling and Disposing of Evil Spirits
In some cultures around the world, such as Turkey, the Nazar Boncuk – the circular, blue-eyed evil symbol we have come to associate with warding off the curse – is hung around the home, worn as a jewelry or an accessory, and are even added to pet collars and on children’s jewelry. This is to repel any bad spirits.
In some cultures, it is believed that the evil eye amulet catches the gaze of evil, rather than a person’s eyes.
The curse is then placed upon or stored in the protection symbol.
Over time, the symbol breaks or becomes damaged and needs to be replaced – but this is believed to be a sign that it has done its work and is now worn out.
Disposing of the damaged and worn-out evil eye bracelet or amulet is essentially the same as taking the trash out.
3) Protect Your Personal Relationships
The Mal de Ojo, or evil eye in Puerto Rican, can be cast upon someone through admiration and compliments just as much as it can from a wicked glare.
Once cursed, a person is said to suffer from a wide range of misfortunes, particularly in terms of:
- Personal relationships;
- Such as friends;
- Family, and lovers.
The protective symbol in Puerto Rico is slightly different from the eye-shaped hamsa or nazar, with red or black pieces of coral used to absorb and/or deflect bad spirits and energy.
4) Stop Your Houseplants from Dying
In some Brazilian cultures, it is thought that an evil eye curse doesn’t affect the humans who was at the receiving end of the evil eye.
Instead, it affects the house plants of the receiver instead!
Within just a few days (or even hours, in some cases) previously healthy plants start to wilt, turn darker, and eventually shrivel up and die.
5) Protection at Sea
If you regularly find yourself on the open water, such as on cruises or travelling by ferry, you should consider adding an evil eye talisman to your travel list.
Known as luzzu in Malta, the eye is considered to offer protection to those at sea, primarily fisherman.
Because of that, you’ll often find the eye-shape painted on boats and other water vessels.
6) Prevent Inflicting Harm on Yourself
Greek theology has an interesting take on the evil eye, attributing it mostly to jealousy or envy, and also the Devil.
According to old texts, when you cast the curse of the evil on someone else, deliberately or otherwise, you also cast a curse upon yourself, too.
By wearing an evil eye bracelet, or another protective talisman, you can prevent causing yourself the same harm and distress you potentially cause for someone else.
7) Protection Against Unexplained or Untreated Illnesses
Have you ever wondered what the evil eyes colors mean?
In Trinidad and Tobago, the colors are one of the most important factors when it comes to warding off an maljo curse.
The blue shades incorporated into protective bracelets, clothes, and other items aren’t a random choice; they are used because of their properties.
Known locally as maljo blue, the bright colors are said to prevent illnesses that can’t be cured by medical doctors.
Can you make your own Evil Eye Bracelet?
It is quite easy to make your own evil eye bracelet or have someone make one for you.
There are several items and decorations you can add, each to serve a different purpose.
The nazar is a typical sight on protective jewelry and other talismans, but it’s not the only symbol that can ward off bad spirits and the curse of the evil eye.
You might want to consider adding as many positive-energy symbols as you can, to get the most spiritual protection.
Eye of Horus:
The Eye of Horus is a traditional Egyptian symbol of protection, often used together with the circular evil eye design.
The hamsa is an amulet in the shape of an outstretched or flat hand… Usually with an eye in the center of the palm.
Just as with the evil eye, the eye in the center of the hamsa provides protection against the evil eye.
This symbolic design was first prevalent in the Middle East and northern regions of Africa.
Cross and Hook:
A cross is usually depicted as a Christian symbol but in some Turkish cultures, it is seen as something to essentially dissect the eye into four pieces.
Sometimes, a hook-shaped item is added to evil eye and other protection talismans.
Blue and Green Beads:
Those with blue and green eyes are seen as more susceptible to an evil eye curse, and more likely to be the bearer of such a curse.
Adding these colored beads or other elements to a talisman will distract the curse-giver.
In some places, such as Senegal, it is common to wear bracelets and other items made with cowrie shells.
Those shells then store the negative energy and potential lingering curses, which are then disposed of when the shells become brittle and break.
Can I give an Evil Eye Bracelet to someone I love?
Yes – and you should!
Bracelets and other protective amulets work better when they are given to someone rather than bought for oneself.
The protective urge of another person is thought to make the properties much stronger, giving added protection.
If someone is going through a hard time and you want to help them, why not consider buying or making them an evil eye bracelet?
They’ll soon be thanking you when the bad luck starts to dissipate.
Do Evil Eye Bracelets really work?
This is an argument that people have had since the beginning of time.
Some people believe protection amulets work; others think they’re a load of mumbo-jumbo. The one question you must ask yourself is this:
Why have people been talking about and using evil eye protection amulets for such a long time if they don’t work?
I was once a very skeptical person, and I wasn’t the greatest believer in all things spiritual. After a particularly bad few years in which I became quite sick, lost my job, and even lost my partner, I was gifted an evil eye bracelet by someone who was much worse off than I was. They were homeless. Penniless. Hopeless. Yet they still managed to find the strength and hope to pass some protection to me.
I can’t tell you whether it was the bracelet, but my life got significantly better not long after that.
I’m now employed, living in a nice home, and happily in another relationship – and in the best shape, physically and emotionally.
Do I think evil eye bracelets work? Yes, I absolutely do.
Which evil eye stone color should I wear?
As the most popular one is blue-eyed stone. But here comes other options as well and each color has its significance. Their key traits are:
|STONE COLOR||SPIRITUAL POWER|
|Red||Will enhance your courage.|
|Green||Brings in happiness.|
|Yellow or Golden||Are in charge of your good health.|
|Pink||Marks for relaxed and calm feelings.|
|Brown||Helps to maintain a balancing life.|
|Violet or Purple||Will look after your love and relation issues.|
For brief knowledge, you can visit our recent article to find out the suitable one evil eye stone as per your zodiac sign.
Wearing an evil eye bracelet won’t necessarily bring you good luck, but it will help you to avoid attracting bad luck. The talisman is more about protection than positive manifestation, but positive thinking certainly won’t hurt!
If you’ve been wearing your bracelet for a while, it has simply ‘run out’. It has absorbed and deflected as much bad energy as it can, and it now needs to be disposed of and replaced.
You will want to buy a bracelet that speaks to you personally, whether you’re buying one for yourself or a for a friend. You are projecting your positive and protective energies into the amulet, so you will want to pick one that catches your eye for whatever reason. It doesn’t need to be the most expensive or elaborate one; it just needs to be the right one for you.
Julia is a world-renowned spiritual teacher from Sweden, who quit her job at Google to pursue her dream of becoming a digital nomad. I help spiritual seekers step into their purpose and power. Passionate about astrology, meditation, nomad life and the law of attraction.