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How to Protect Yourself from The Evil Eye

Updated on October 30, 2012

We've all heard about someone giving us the evil eye. For most people, this just means that we were given a nasty look and the worst that we think is going to happen to us is that we're going to get some hurt feelings from the experience. However, the evil eye dates back to ancient times and it is taken very seriously as a curse in some cultures. Because of this, many talismans have been invented to help people protect themselves from the evil eye.

Here are some of the most common ways that different cultures might protect themselves from the nefarious effects of the evil eye:

  • Fish symbols. Certain cultures, particularly the Jewish culture, believe that the fish is a symbol that dissipates the effects of the evil eye. Any piece of jewelry with the fish symbol could be worn as protection from the evil eye.
  • Make-up dots or beauty marks. Some people opt to wear a black dot on their faces to protect themselves from the evil eye.
  • Oils. Several different cures for the evil eye involve various oils. Sometimes they are related to anointing the affected individual. However, they may also involve using oil in water to determine the severity of the evil eye curse.
  • Phallic charms and symbols. Some cultures, such as the ancient Roman culture, believe that anything horn-shaped or phallic can counter the effects of the evil eye. The basic belief is that the phallic symbol will attract the attention of the person giving the evil eye and minimize the curse.
  • Prayer. Various prayers, meditations and forms of exorcism may be used to escape the effects of the evil eye. Sometimes these are done by the individual who has received the curse and sometimes they are done by an elder or a respected religious person in the community. Various rituals may be associated with the prayer depending on the culture where the practice is taking place.
  • Smoke. There are various rituals done with smoke or burning sage that different cultures have adopted to get rid of the evil eye curse.
  • The blue eye. Any talisman or amulet with a blue eye is said to send the evil eye straight back to the person that is giving it to you. Different cultures have different versions of the blue eye. For example, some Middle Eastern cultures use a series of concentric circles made up of varying shades of blue and white. Others specifically used a hand-shaped amulet with the eye in the center of the hand (known most commonly as a hamsa hand.)

Someone who is interested in protecting himself or herself from the evil eye needs to first decide which talisman has the most significance to him or her. Then the search can begin for the right amulet with this symbol on it. Any jewelry store can be scoured for these symbols but it is preferable to look in antique stores and local spell shops for charms that are more potent.


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    ashley 2 years ago

    This site offers variety of evil eye jewelry options, check it out at

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    Nesrina 4 years ago

    To buy genuine evil eyes - visit our evil eye store : to buy evil eye charms.

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    Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

    Very interesting..I can remember always making jokes about someone giving a person the evil eye. Reading about the history of it is interesting.

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    oktay 5 years ago

    Do you need charm? Evil eye bead protects you and your family againist to bad energy. There are lots of different items like wallhanging, keychain, jewellery such as bracelet or ring, ornament such as car mirror charm and glass paperweight. I would like to suggest you an online store to purchase handmade items. It sells all over the world with higly cheap prices. SSL certificate and paypal is only one of its advantages.

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    Oktay 5 years ago

    Do you need charm? Evil eye bead protects you and your family againist to bad energy. There are lots of different items like wallhanging, keychain, jewellery such as bracelet or ring, ornament such as car mirror charm and glass paperweight. I would like to suggest you an online store to purchase handmade items. It sells all over the world with higly cheap prices. SSL certificate and paypal is only one of its advantages.

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    yneewop 5 years ago

    I believe someone haa put a hex on me,going back to high schoolI also believ this person is no longed a live how so I get rid of this hex that was put on me

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    Saron800 6 years ago

    please help! my full-blood brother has been hunting me & is incestuously in love with me. He is very mean spirited person. A brother-in law also lust after me. It seems like an incestuous love spell has been cast on me and I want to stop that.Please tell me how I can do that. I've chosen to live far from those family members.

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    Danielle 6 years ago

    I would start drinking water. Bad american diet. I suffering/ suffered from it, evil eye. You have to focus more on you. You sound sad hun. I think it. Im no health care providered, just an internet googler.

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    tina 6 years ago

    Hi i need some help i have a sister in law who happened to be in love with my husben. she relaised that she came to late in his life and so she married his older brother. Since we took a photo together i feel realy sick, i have no energy ,i feel like my life i falling apart i haven't stoped eating. i eat like ten times a day. please some body help me.

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    6 years ago

    The strongest force to protect from evil is Love.

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    Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

    The "evil eye" can be piercing, if the opposite end allows it. Although the "good eye" has more power. (voted up)

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    Bill Russo 6 years ago from Cape Cod

    In Italian, the Evil Eye is called 'Malocchio' and the little horn-shaped charms worn on neckchains offer some protection. The only guaranteed defense against 'Malocchio' is to confront the person giving you the Evil Eye with a special hand gesture. It consists of pointing your fist at the person with the forefinger and little finger extended and the thumb tucked over the middle finger. After you point the fist, you must shake and wag it menacingly. This symbolizes a pair of horns that pierce and gouge out the eyes of the evil caster. This will work. Practice daily and you will be able to fend off anyone casting 'Malocchio'.

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    kafsoa 6 years ago

    Do you really believe in evil eye?

    For information I do, I have a real experience.

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    sonia 7 years ago


    i need help . my uncle is doing black magic to me . and he know magic . he use devil and sending to destroy me plz i need help . i visit this website this website is great http://getrideviljinndevilwiththehelpofquran.blogs...

    plz do some thing i need help

    there are many things but its hard to me becaue devil hit me hardly if i do any thing plz i need help

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    candle62 7 years ago from London

    thank you for sharing the information.

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    Mel 7 years ago

    For real protection,place a small piece of kalinite inside a cloth and wear it near your body. It must touch to your body. When there are evil forces and eyes around you, kalinite usually dissolves into dust. It is good against magic as well.

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    Angela Uras 8 years ago

    The evil eye belief is more common than I ever thought. Since I started JEYLA the Evil Eye Store over 10 years ago, I have heard so many stories from customers regarding the evil eye and how they were affected.

    I will be honest. I was skeptical about the entire concept myself when I started the website but I am a huge believer mainly based on what I have heard from many others. This is exactly why my two daughters have evil eye jewelry on them or keychains attached to their backpacks etc. You can never be too safe from the evil eye and do not want to learn it the hard way

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    diamond question 9 years ago

    i had an evil eye protection ring, i feel normal when i used it. but then i sold it off. i dont know why i did that..after that i started to feel sick, as in my spirit welt away and this the effect of the evil eyes? i read that the evil eyes effect can cause dryness and killing or weakening the human spirit. is this true? now i have a ring made of diamonds, white gold,m rubies blue sapphires and tsavorite surrounding a blue neelam sapphire stone that is placed in the middle of the ring that is almost like the eye protection. would this be the same? thanks

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    ali akyuz 9 years ago

    Blue evil eye charm or Turkish glass Nazar Boncugu amulet.Blue glass evil eye bead amulets are the most common talisman in Anatolia to stop the evil eye. It's believed that there are three types of evil eyes: The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one. In daily life you can find glass evil eye charms almost everywhere. People donate everything they love or appreciate with these blue evil eye charms. They attach an eye bead to the clothes of a new-born baby. They buy gifts with an eye bead for their sweethearts. They bring gifts with eye bead for a new office or a new car . Almost everywhere you see thousands of blue eyes, that aim to stop the evil eyes with an eye amulet. Visit our documentary site about evii eyes:

    Or visit our evil eye store : to buy evil eye charms.

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    mroconnell 9 years ago from France

    This is a neat topic.

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    Woody Marx 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    How about a 'phallic symbol' on a keychain? Maybe a good idea to have so you can pull it out when you suspect you are being accosted by an evil eye? ;)

    thanks for interesting hub!

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    Bozyslawa 9 years ago

    Thank you so very much for your help, i really appreciate it! Keep it up - well done. it is so good to get help from people who know what needs to be done when danger looms. Thanks again, all of you!

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    Your Buddy 9 years ago

    There are ways of protecting one from the effects of evil eye and jealous, which are mentioned in the 'Qur-An', the holy book of Islam. In fact, this book is not only for Muslims but to the entire mankind sent by THE GOD ALMIGHTY. One of them is as mentioned below [translation of chapter 114 AN-Naas (The Mankind)].

    1. In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    2. Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,

    3. The King - Ruler - of Mankind,

    4. The god – judge - Mankind,-

    5. From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),-

    6. (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,-

    7. Among Jinns and among men.

    Reciting the above verses will cure the effects of evil eye and jealous, provided it is recited with faith. It is very powerful yet simple medicine.

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    Blogger Mom 9 years ago from Northeast, US

    I learn something new everyday on HP! =)