What does the Fatima hand mean?
The hand of Fatima, also known as the hand of Miram, Hamsa, Jamsa or Khamsa, is a very popular symbol throughout the world. Its first known use can be traced back to the Phoenicians, a civilization that spread throughout the Mediterranean region between 1550 and 350 BC. This culture used the figure of the hand to represent Tanit, who was the patron goddess of Carthage, their capital city, and controlled the lunar cycle.
How to use a Fatima Hand?
The hand of Fatima or Hamsa can be used either upwards or downwards. When Fatima’s hand is used with the fingers pointing upwards, it basically acts as an exclusive protection against any evil that originated by human beings, such as envy, jealousy, anger, the aforementioned evil eye, among others. If worn downwards is to attract good luck than to repel bad luck. It continues to protect us from evil. This position is to endow people with patience, to bring and continue the existence of love, happiness, luck and prosperity.