A Fashionista Guide to Spiritual Symbolism:A Feather and The Evil Eye​

redlipmamiAs a newcomer to the understanding of chakras (chakras is a practice of belief of the spiritual power found in the human body, including the crown, third eye, throat, heart, navel, sacral, and root.) I’ve been gravitating towards the practice of self-awareness including yoga, meditation, and light therapy. Studying the spiritual belief for about two years, I’ve seen such a  positive difference in myself that motivates me to wake up every morning. I’ve stopped thinking negatively, found joy in the smallest things, and been in tune with reaching goals that I thought was impossible to achieve.Overall the outlook of my life has become more balanced.

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In addition to the practice of chakra and my addiction to fashion, I’d replace my jewelry aesthetic and started purchasing items that intertwine with spiritual symbolism.Symbols found in jewelry exhibits their visual diversity as well as their endless number of interpretations.My two recent purchase consists of one of the most common symbols in jewelry, a feather, and the evil eye.

A feather has multiple meanings.Usually linked to a favorable prognostic it represents veracity, love, a protector of evil and new beginnings.

featherringA symbolic connection of a feather originated from Native Americans. Native Americans believe that feathers are meaningful gifts from nature.Including the sky, the trees, and water. The symbolism of a feather depends on which bird the feather is detached from. The bird is a spirit guide that helps people understanding the differing stages of life.

Below is a chart from War Path To Pieces site explaining the Native American beliefs of what each feather means.

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Names of Birds

Meaning of Feathers

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Bluebird
A feather from a bluebird symbolizes happiness and fulfillment

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Crow
A feather from a crow symbolizes balance, release from
past beliefs, skill and cunning

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Dove
A feather from a dove symbolizes love, gentleness and kindness

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Eagle
A feather from an eagle symbolizes great strength, courage leadership, and prestige. The bald eagle and the golden eagle were considered sacred birds

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Falcon
A feather from a falcon symbolizes soul healing, speed, and movement
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“Adjustable Plume Ring” by Fiyah

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The evil eye or as my mom will say in Spanish, “mala ojo”  is one of the most known images in history.Despite the differences in various cultures that contribute to the story of the evil eye, it clings to the same message. In its most basic form, the evil eye logic is the look given to command suffering or some bad luck on those that it is cast on. It is a glare recognized for something dreadful to happen to the object of one’s focal point.

The original evidence of the belief in the evil eye goes back to ancient Greece and Rome. In Greece and Rome, the folktale is the evil eye was the greatest threat to anyone who idolizes too much or received recognition beyond what they deserved. The person would become so inflamed with pride that they would bring their tragedy via the evil eye, which was believed to be able to cause physical and mental illness.

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“Evil Eye” Necklace by DeadGyspyCo on Esty

There are different methods to ward off the bad luck of the evil eye such as ritual practices and the most favored in the modern age used in many cultures is the use of evil eye talismans and evil eye jewelry.As the originator of the evil eye belief, Greece created an evil eye amulet.The charm helped reflect the harm the evil eye may cause. The most recognize design to protect yourself from the evil eye was made in the Middle East, a coordinated sky blue and white circles made to symbolize the evil eye, known as the Nazar.

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36 thoughts on “A Fashionista Guide to Spiritual Symbolism:A Feather and The Evil Eye​

  1. Kaleigh says:

    I love this post! I first learned about the evil eye when I was living in South Florida – many of my latina friends wore it and I learned it was the same concept as how us Italians wear the bull horn! Good luck with your journey toward self-awareness! I am on that same journey and am excited to learn more. 🙂

    • She Is Melrose says:

      Good luck to your journey as well. Our background shares a lot of the same values and spiritual beliefs. Is sad to admit I still haven’t visited Florida but it is my goal to visit before the year ends.

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