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6 Protection Symbols to Keep You Safe

Looking for extra protection in your life?

Feeling ungrounded? Wish you could let a few worries go and let the universe handle them?

You can, with willpower, faith, and a focus point – get additional protection with protective symbols.

Where does protection come from? What represents safety and protection?

Protection comes in many forms: spiritual, energetic, immunity, physical, and mental.

Like many things in life, protection is not just limited to one area; oftentimes, we have to consider protection in multiple areas to ensure our safety.

Safety is created by stacking multiple layers in your favor. After taking care of the mundane problems, stacking your arsenal with a protective symbol can help.

For example, if someone you live with is abusive, it’s important to not only protect yourself physically, you also need to protect yourself mentally and energetically. This can come in the form of a call to the police, your first appointment with a mental health counselor (to get that abusive person out of your headspace), and your favorite protection symbol to help prevent future issues and help with healing.

If you have a low immune system, it’s important that you protect yourself immunity-wise, energetically, and physically. Take your prescribed medicines and vitamins, carry your favorite protection symbol, and make sure you’re staying healthy through exercise.

Trying to protect yourself from getting the flu, viruses, or any other sickness? Once you’ve started your medical treatment or preventative care, then you should work with protection magic, such as Wiccan protection symbols, Witch protection symbols, and more.

Magic and mundane must always work in tandem. Action should be taken in, both, the physical realm and the spiritual realm.

Take everyday action first to set the energy and magic in motion, then seal in your practice with a charm.

Whether your practice is tied to Ancient Egypt, Witch Culture, Islamic Culture, Christianity, or anything else, these protective amulets can help keep you safe in your daily life.

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1. Algiz Rune: A Norse & Viking protection symbol – keeps you safe from random, unseen harm.

The algiz rune is a great all-purpose protection sigil that can be used to keep you safe from everything!

This symbol of protection comes from the Elder Futhark runes of the ancient Germanic people. It is said that Algiz stems from Heimdall’s Aett, or Heimdall’s portion of the runes. Heimdall was known as the Watchman Of The Gods, meaning that Algiz is perfect for keeping you safe from things you can’t see or detect.

Shaped like a Y with an extended post, use this rune to protect you from any harm that may come your way, due to a random event. It also helps empower you to be less afraid and make the best decisions if you find yourself in danger. Finally, it can help you make the best choices for your highest good.

How To Use Algiz For Protection

Simply carve the rune into a candle, trace it onto any surface, or buy a necklace charm that has it inscribed. Then, visualize the rune turning gold as you see yourself protected by its historic power.

You can also trace it into the aura of individual people you want to protect or use it as a ward around your property.

2. Cross: A Christian & Celtic protection symbol – protection in all areas.

Though this is typically seen as a Christian symbol, the cross holds an immense amount of power.

If you’re a Christian Witch who successfully mixes your spiritualities every day, we know you love working with the true, divine, universal love and protection that this historic symbol provides.

We cannot deny the amount of power embedded into this protective symbol over dozens of centuries. Power is power, and this symbol is packed with it.

If you don’t feel a close connection to the traditional Christian cross, take a look at the Solar Cross or the Celtic Cross, instead.

How To Use The Cross For Protection

Wear this symbol or draw in on any item to invoke the power of universal love and protection. These powers help ward away bad luck, illness, harmful energies, and physical harm.

Be sure to always let your cross know what you need help with, in order to direct its charge to a specific purpose.

3. Angels: A Supernatural protection symbol – protects you when you ask them directly.

Wish you could have a bodyguard whenever you need one? You can and do – Angels.

Often seen as strictly Christian, as they are most often noted in Christian theology and Jewish culture, they also exist in the Witches Qabala and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.

Long story short: Angels are always on standby to help anyone in need, no matter who you are or where you are in life.

Angels can bring you good luck and good fortune, turn away the power of evil, bring blessings, and bestow good health and healing upon you.

How To Work With Angels For Protection

Wear angel symbols, light angel candles, and ask your angels for specific protection; they often don’t help unless directly asked.

Also, be sure to listen out for any divine thoughts of encouragement and guidance when working with Angels.

4. Nazar Or Mati (Evil Eye warding charms): Greek, Turkish, & Middle Eastern protection symbol – keeps harmful wishes and hexes away from you.

In many ancient European cultures, evil eye warding charms represent a fake version of your own eye that is meant to distract harmful energies from finding your real eye.

In Middle Eastern, Greek, and some cultures of Ancient Egypt, this fake eye is typically a blue glass bead that is used to protect against the evil thoughts that are sent to you.

How To Use The Nazar or Mati For Protection

Use this eye symbol or wear it as a protective amulet to guard against what some people call “the stink eye”.

Belief in the Mati and its protective powers will keep you safe from any evil wishes sent from your enemies.

Think of it as a decoy that pulls intended negative energies away from you and toward it.

5. Hamsa or Hand Of Fatima: Ancient protection symbol – protects you from everything.

The Hamsa is known in Middle East cultures as the hand of God.

This hand-shaped symbol features a palm with the fingers of the hand, which are pressed together like the universal symbol of “stop”.

It literally stops things and negative energies from harming you.

In the center of the palm is a single eye, which is similar to the Nazar charm. This charm not only wards off the evil eye, but also brings divine intervention to anything that would cause you harm. This is a powerful protection symbol.

How To Use The Hamsa For Protection

Hang the hamsa in your home or wear jewelry that has this symbol to keep yourself protected against all that is not aligned with your highest good.

6. Eye of Horus: Ancient Egyptian protection symbol – gives you good health.

Coming from Ancient Egypt, the Eye of Horus protects you from becoming sick.

This eye-shaped symbol represents each of the parts working together to complete a whole. If any single part is not working well, the entire system does not work.

By wearing the Eye of Horus, you are allowing your entire body to be healed so that all of your senses may operate as one.

Your divine thoughts become more closely tied to the overall health of your physical body.

How To Use The Eye Of Horus

Wear the Eye of Horus to promote energetic balance and help boost your immune system and keep you healthy.

Bonus. Pentacle: Witchcraft & Wiccan protection symbol – protects and empowers the wearer.

The pentacle is a symbol made of a pentagram, or star, that is enclosed in a circle.

Each arm of the star stands for the elements of creation: earth, air, fire, water, and spirit.

The circle around the star stands for protection from negative energies that slow down creation and manifestation.

While primarily used by Wiccans and Witches, the pentacle carries symbolism that can be seen in many ancient circles.

How To Use A Pentacle For Protection

Simply remember that you always have the power of manifestation within you and that you’re always protected by the powerful energy of your aura.

Seal that visualization into your pentacle and wear it, knowing, with your divine thoughts, that you’re protected.

Other Protection Symbols

  • Spirals
  • Labyrinth
  • Triquetra
  • Dreamcatchers
  • Mistletoe
  • Circles
  • Brigid’s Cross
  • Hecate’s Wheel
  • Athame, Knife, Spear
  • Triple Goddess
  • Ankh, or any symbol of immortality
  • Fairy Stars
  • Hexagram of Solomon
  • Dragons
  • Medicine Bags
  • Holy Trinity
  • Any symbol belonging to one of several protective deities

Spiritual Symbol FAQs

We know this list isn’t primarily Witchcraft-based, but, Witches exist in every culture and every religion. Because of this, ancient cultural symbols, like the ones above, are often used within their work. We encourage you to give non-Pagan symbols in this article a try!

Don’t want to tie yourself to a single culture? Make your own protection sigil! Find out how →

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