Well its a symbol with inferred magical qualities…..similar to a talisman. Amulets have been used for personal benefit since the dawn of time. Many came from ancient, mysterious Egypt and followed humankind all through history. The majestic Romans had many gold and gemstone amulets , Industrial Europe followed suit and Modern America brought them into a less mystical reality.
If you study the influence, you will be surprised by how many changes they have brought to the world. Some religions have placed them on a special pedestal and idealized their unquestionable positive effects. However they really help people achieve positive results because the carry important magical symbols and invocations that extend the human ability. They activate awareness to help us perform better both physically and spiritually in this world. The advantages and improvements that they brought into the material world are obvious and have been recorded in human history for centuries.
Most are intended to bring good luck, some sort of protection, and gifts from the spirit realms. Some can be used for darker reasons and should be avoided as to not invoke Karma to ones self. Jews, Christians, Muslims believe in their protective healing powers. I can’t think of any religion or belief that doesn’t use some sort of amulet for power.As a child, being brought up in the Catholic faith, I remember wearing scapulars under my clothing for protection and a gold cross around my neck. When I forgot to put them on, I felt very vulnerable.
Nowadays, I have various amulets that I would leave home without. One of which is an Evil Eye that’s used for protection in my car.
Just notice the number of people who wear astrological pendents, Ankhs, St. Christopher Medals, and a variety of others. A funeral director said many people request to be buried with their amulets. All around the world the number of people wearing amulets is increasing. Amulets were originally natural items such as an animal tooth or a precious gemstone. Crystals and gemstones have been used for thousand of years to increase power and protect. In fact it is believed that people started wearing talisman jewelry before they started wearing clothes. During the Crusades, soldiers carried bloodstone carved with a runic message, hoping it would make them brave and protect them from harm.
The best way to choose your amulet is to define your goal and then pick the one that appeals to you. Whether you like the color, shape, texture or size, you will be drawn to the one best suited for you., Once you have chosen it, it must be charged to fill it with power and energy. It is an important magical tool and needs to be dedicated to your specific goals. The best time to charge it is on the waxing moon. There are many different ways to do this. Putting it on your altar is one. Saying specific prayers or hymns is another.
If it is financial success you intend, you must believe it will work. If you are skeptical there is no point in wearing it because your subconscious mind will override the power of the amulet. instead of working toward your goal. Positive intent, conscious belief is all you really need to make your amulet work for you.