Hand of Fortune
According to old belief amulets and talismans are tools to trigger changes in life. In order to achieve this talismans transfer positive powers while amulets grant protection by absorbing negative energies. Old grimoires contain instructions on how to build amulets and talismans in a way so that they can use positive planetary energies to fulfil their purpose.
The biblical king Solomon established the Jewish secret doctrine of Kabbalah and wrote the magic book "Key of Solomon" 3000 years ago - also this talisman is built according to these magic instructions. The wisdom of Solomon until today is the foundation of all western magic.
In the magic doctrine Kabbalah palmistry was used to find out more about the fate of a person and the Hand of Fortune was worn as a talisman to attract lucky occurrences, good chances and luck in general. The talisman is a medieval diagram showing which part of the hand according to old belief corresponds to which planetary energy. The palmistry or chiromancy has a long tradition and was popular in medieval times because of the following biblical text in the book Job " He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work" (Job 37:7). Because of this saying it was concluded that God has encrypted the fate of every man in his hand so that it can be read out of it. The lunar part of the hand therefore shows the palmist how creative and intuitive a person is. The part belonging to Venus stands for the physical aspects of a person and how harmonious these work together. The part of the hand belonging to the Sun reflects our soul and the part belonging to Mercury stands for our communicative skills. Saturn and its part of the hand stand for wisdom, that one can learn in life. The part of the hand belonging to Mars symbolizes the energy of a person while the part belonging to Jupiter reveals our goals in life.
Among other things medieval knights of the 16th century carried this magic talisman as a fortune charm on their belts. It was popular because according to old belief it was not necessary to charge these kabbalalistic pendants - the correct choice of symbols and materials was everything needed for the talisman to work. The knights therefore used this pendant not only as jewelry but also as an aid to achieve changes in their lives.
This pendant is made of brass and copper. The brass, a copper zinc alloy, is responsible for the yellow golden parts of this piece of jewelry and the copper for the red golden ones. With the exception of gold copper is the only colored metal and just like silver and gold it is classified as a precious metal. Due to its softness and malleableness copper is particularly suitable for the jewelry production.
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