Many times I see the word, “Amulet” next to a beautiful object. Usually a necklace. Usually something grand. Question. Is it truly an amulet? The same can be said for the word “Talisman” and the same question stands. What is a Talisman? Can It be both? The answer is Yes and No.
Amulets offer protection. Most of the time I have seen the word used it is misused, and in reality, it seems like this is a “fashionable way” to simply describe a necklace. In my humble opinion, it is misleading. So what is an Amulet and what is a Talisman? And what is the difference?
An amulet uses power symbols of protection involved in the design and the symbol or symbols incorporated are used with intention, furthermore correctly. Amulets use symbolic language to shield and are not made during a specific planet or moon phase. They can protect the wearer from danger, and through symbolism, ward off unwanted energies.
Talismans are charged with specific magical properties that can span from protection, luck, or to apply the wearer with a desired outcome. Talismans are made over many moon and/or planet movements. Incorporating energy from these plants in a layered form. The Talisman is “charged” as the Amulet is magically symbolic. A good example is the Evil Eye symbol. This is an amulet, a symbol that protects you from the Evil Eye. If a maker were to charge it as they made the piece, it would be both, an amulet and a talisman.
The Hex Breaker is technically both an Amulet and a Talisman. Providing protection with the use of symbols and specific planet/moon phases. At the same time, made with moon water from specifically dated eclipses or Moons to provide empowerment. A talisman can empower with embedded energy. An Amulet cannot empower, only guard. The Hex Breaker is a cross combination of both.
The symbolic nature of the Hex Breaker has been one of the main questions emailed in. The planetary movements and Moon waters have been specifically stated, but the symbolic stages of the Hex Breaker were not. In the Hex Breaker Booklet, they will be thoroughly explained. Not just by their actual symbolism, but also by their placement and the whirlwind’s dialed positions on the face of the Amulet.
Here I will give identification and a brief description of each symbol for reference. Full understanding of the uses and placements of the symbols are detailed in the booklet.
Symbol One: Ausekis
Ausekis is a Latvian power symbol. It is sometimes referred to as the 8 pointed star. (Octagram) Representing Venus also known as The Morning Star. Appearing right before dawn, a symbolic metaphor for overcoming darkness. It is one of the Crosses of Lietuvēns. The other being the pentagram. These crosses are always drawn without lifting your hand.
This star is also known as the Anu Star, yes, this ties to Mesopotamia starting with the Sumerians and their pantheon. The King of Heaven Anu and his daughter the Queen of Heaven. Also known as The Star of Venus, The Star of Inanna, or The Star of Ishtar. Depending on the counterpart. They are all tied together.
This symbol was placed at the very top to represent the dawn but offset towards the first hour to represent moving forward. Also, offset from the middle symbol for increase or movement against misfortune.
Symbol Two: Hex Star – The Shape of Defense
When starting this project, I knew that shape was everything. The shape of the Amulet or Talisman must be the first symbol or shape that is laid out. You can easily use an oval, a circle, a square, or a rectangle; but it must make sense. I didn’t want to use a standard shape that is an everyday shape to the eye, I wanted to use a red-lettered shape from antiquity. I chose the Hex Star. This symbol has so many names and I have given a small list of those in the booklet.
Do not let this name deceive you. The Hex Star acts as a mirror and has been associated with protection from bad luck, evil spirits, hexes, and negative energy since antiquity. In many cases, it was worn into battle as a protection amulet.
Symbol Three: The Mirror – Divination Through Reflection
This symbol of the Mirror can be found in every single culture. This Mirror is the Pictish Mirror. I chose this Mirror not only for what it represents but also because of how this symbol has an effect on other symbols. A stratification of “spelling” if you will.
The Pictish Mirror is a mystery to many light-level scholars, but if you dig a little bit deeper, you will find that the Mirror’s reflection is quite clear. Divination is not something that can be accomplished without shadow work. This type of work cannot even be applied until we face the ego. The Mirror shows you the self. The self now, the self then, the self in the future.
Symbol Four: Fehu is the Creation
In this day and age, most seekers of knowledge concerning the old world, have known something of Fehu. A rune concerning abundance, wealth, and the “source” of wealth. This rune can also concern property protection; this can cover the property of the self and the movable property of the things you own.
More on its position and whirlwind ties in the booklet.
Symbol Five: Triple-Disc Crossbar aka The Cauldron
The Triple-disc crossbar symbol also referred to as the cauldron, has a layered meaning. The Triple-disc in symbolism usually refers to the phases of the moon, but sometimes refers to the constellation regarding the gates of heaven. Cancer to Capricorn, summer and winter solstices, with the bar going through as the path. They are tied into the symbols on the same row for safe passage throughout each solstice.
Symbol Six: Whirlwind is Source
They are “source,” the push symbols, first seen in cuneiform and hieroglyphics, pushing in different directions. They give support to symbols that are overused like Fehu. The Whirlwinds like the ones on the Hex Breaker add energy to the symbol, sometimes slightly changing its meaning or giving an extra oomph. You can use the ones I have used when writing intention. Give your words a charge. Push and emphasis your words.
Each symbol is given the power of movement. Each has been activated and brought to life. Remember, when writing daily goals or even dreams… use a few whirlwinds. They wake up words and symbols like no other!
Symbol Seven: The Toll Cross — New Magic Inspired by Old
This symbol has a newer history that may be entwined with the old. It has been said that a troll cross wards off malevolent magic. Although this symbol has a newer manifestation, it could be entwined with a symbolic language of old. A cross of protection and ancestry. More details are in the booklet.
Symbol Eight: Triskelion, Triskele, or Triple Spiral
The Triskelion represents the movement of life, that we must endure, it is the only way we can become. If we are not moving, we are not becoming. May we continue and let nothing stop our cycle.
Life, Death, Rebirth — Past, Present, Future — Spirit, Mind, Body — Creation, Preservation, Destruction — Maiden, Mother, Crone
This symbol is to keep you in motion with the universe and in your own divine plan. As well as the universe’s divine plan for you. Just remember, the only things that do not grow are dead things. Even then there is rebirth on the horizon.
Symbol Nine: Four of Hearts
This symbolic language has two important acknowledgments regarding the Hex Breaker. One is what we may not see in plain sight, the Four of Hearts symbols in the center of the Amulet. The second is about the symbology of the Heart as a shape. More about these two ingredients in the booklet.
Symbol Ten: The Eagle
The eagle has the ability to see ahead, far ahead, and knows what is coming. He has eyes that can withstand the glare of the sun. The Eagle has the ability to pierce forward and have an overview of everything. When we are in it, we can’t always see the overview. When it is hard, become the eagle, floating above all of it. See it in an overview form that gives you that Eagle sight. Look at life the Eagle sees the world.
Symbol Eleven: The Helm of Awe — The Helmet
The Helm of Awe, oh the tales, the blending of tales. To see or meet Eye To Eye, in such a profound way; that all conflict can stop and understanding can be had. It is better to meet in peace than destroy. When two opposites meet and peace is had.
Symbol Twelve: The Serpent
This symbol is among some of the oldest symbols we have on record in this world. Rebirth, healing, medicine, renewal. So many different truths to this symbolism. Incorporating the symbolic language to heal thyself, renew thyself, and revive thyself from the depths is the best subconscious cast a person could ask for. The manifestation of the world: the beginning and the end, but there is no end. The snake will eat his tail. The corner world continues. Snake medicine is the first medicine and the last.
Symbol Thirteen: Waxing Moon
In this period of time, much is surrounding the Dark Moon and the shadow self, pop-culturally speaking. We must remember that no matter what phase is on-trend, that all phases are of importance, and emphasis on just one only will cause a great imbalance. The use of one for specific manifestations is important, but no one is more important than another. For this manifestation, we call the waxing moon. I wanted to emphasize this phase of the moon because it has to do with your own increase.
Symbol Fourteen: Circles on Bail
This is one of the many cycles, phases, chapters to a book that has no real ending. The snake will always eat his tale. The circle does not break.
Symbol Fifteen: Pictish Beast
The Pictish Beast is the belly, the belly of the world. The place of intuition and gut feelings. This is the place where all feelings show themselves. From the butterflies in your stomach to their eerie feeling similar to dropping floors in an elevator. This is the place the spirit speaks. The beast is your intuition and protection center. Always listen.
Symbol Sixteen: The Center — The Cross of Chnoubis
“One god will hide another, but eventually they come together. They were the same after all.” — The center stands for the truth, and acceptance of it. The complexity of this place is only the web that humans wove it to be. We are the spider and the fly, but most of all the web.
Thank you for reading this condensed blog about the Hex Breaker Amulet and the science of Talisman and Amulets. The booklet is available now and is the first installment of a few upcoming books on the subject. The release of a book on crystals is up and coming this year, followed by two books about the specifics of Moonwater and a ten-book installment on Animal Medicine.
Many Bright Blessings and all of my love to you.