Is a talisman an amulet?
People who work with energies are often assisted by various objects whose power is supposed to support the effectiveness of the owners. It happens that the terms “talisman” and “amulet” are often used interchangeably as a description of the same object. However, is it rightly so?
The explanation of the difference between the function of a talisman and an amulet is simple. An amulet is supposed to repel specific things from us, while a talisman is supposed to attract. What does this look like in practice?
An amulet, since it is supposed to repel things from us, usually has a protective effect. A talisman can help us attract love, be a constant reminder of Angelic help or at least invite Prosperity into our lives. The rank of a talisman object can be acquired during a ritual, such as an Angelic ritual. Such an object then retains the energy of that ritual in itself, and can also serve as an angelic contact. Such an object can be some mineral, jewelry, or even a feather. When doing the ritual, it is up to us to decide what object we will make a talisman. However, it is worth remembering that it should be something that with its properties will be consistent with the ritual. So, when we want to improve our relationship with money, malachite will work better than rose quartz, for example.
Amulets usually have a protective effect, diverting misfortunes. But whether it is security itself, or protection against illness, deprivation, energy attacks – it depends on the amulet, what rank we give it, how its action is supported by its shape, etc. Some sources consider that the amulet is formed only naturally. Others claim that it must contain a particle of all the elements within it. However one approaches it, what matters most, however, is its effectiveness.
What’s too much is unhealthy
It is a good idea to refrain from wearing too many symbols at the same time, especially from different cultures, which will have different effects at the same time. This can cause too much energy turmoil, and this, as is well known, creates confusion in a person’s life. Let’s also remember one more important thing. Before wearing an item, it should be cleaned first, as we usually don’t know what happened to it before and what energies it was dealing with! This is the basic health and safety of magic. Depending on the item, washing it with running water, putting it in a pot of salt, or lunarization/sun exposure will work great for this purpose.
When it comes to choosing your own talisman and amulet, as usual, it is worth trusting your own intuition. It is best to rely on yourself and how you feel about a particular artifact. If, despite the great opinion of someone else, we feel that the talisman or amulet is not consistent with us, let’s just not use it. Let’s also remember that if we are working with an object to attract something into our lives, it won’t always happen in the way we dreamed.
There are objects that can have both the rank of a talisman and an amulet. The pentacle will serve a protective purpose while enhancing our spells – it is a symbol versatile enough that it is also used to evoke powers. The Seal of the Seven Archangels, also known as the Talisman of the Archangels, will also work protectively, and at the same time will harmonize our lives, bring us true happiness. It is a matter proof of the action of the Angels in a person’s life. There are, of course, many talismans and amulets, which it is impossible to list in a short article. Each culture has established its symbols, which in it have specific functions, although in the case of magic the most important thing is the effectiveness of a given artifact, not its aesthetics.
An important note on ancient symbols – make sure beforehand that the meaning of a particular shape has not been changed and does not deviate from its original effect. In the case of symbols whose energetics have been altered and sacred action disturbed, on its original principles, the right to use it is given to those who in their incarnational course experienced incarnation in the given times, in the place of the original use of the symbol in question.
It is also worth remembering that if we lose an item, we should not despair – it has probably already served its purpose and would no longer be useful to us. And by the way, a space for something new appears in us, which is just asking to be consciously filled.