People who are far from mysticism and religion wear a red thread on their arm because it is fashionable. It seems that its owner belongs to some special caste or secret society. What does a red thread bracelet really mean? Let’s figure it out.
Meanings of red threads
Since ancient times, red has been a symbol of blood and protection. The red thread on the wrist was drawn on the human body before the battle — it is associated with the energy of the sun and life, high vibrations. It symbolizes love, enthusiasm and is able to enhance the aura of people. Due to the fact that red is similar to the color of blood, a thread tied around the wrist charges with positive energy, eliminates problems with blood circulation, and improves well-being.
Bracelet with red thread: basic meanings
The red thread is found among Jews, especially in Kabbalah, among Buddhists, Hindus and Japanese. Even though it’s predominantly an adult accessory, that doesn’t mean its influence doesn’t extend to children.
In Israel, a red thread was tied around the grave of the great mother Rachel, the wife of Jacob and the mother of two generations of Israelis. Rachel loved her children most of all. For many years she tried to give birth to a son, but to no avail. And only seven years later she managed to give birth to her first son, Joseph. During the second birth, she died, and later a tomb was erected on the site of her death. The most important thing for Rachel was to protect her children and protect them from evil, so a special ritual was created for her grave. Seven times she was tied with a red thread to pour into her the energy of happiness and protection. The thread was then cut into pieces long enough to wrap around the left arm. Since then, it is believed that the red thread (in Hebrew it is called Rojte Bindele and is usually made from fine sheep’s wool) is fraught with great power and brings happiness to its owner, provides him with the protection of God. Thanks to her, any business is made easier and simpler, money issues and any problems are easily resolved — both at home and at work. Jews tie it on a child’s bed to protect the child from all evil.
In the religion of Judaism, it is a symbol of reconciliation. It is called «kalava», symbolizes purity, courage and generosity. Used in temples during ceremonies and in Punjab. This shows the unity of the Hindu faith and the community.
It allows the universal radiance to all organs, cleanses the mind and feelings, protects from evil, adversity and negative emotions. It is used to ward off misfortune, blocking all negative energy so that the body can receive positive energy. Men wear it on the right wrist, women on the left.
In Christianity, red is a symbol of fire, blood and Pentecost. It also became the color of martyr saints. The custom of wearing a red thread as a personal amulet is described in the 38th chapter of Genesis. King David’s daughter Tamar gave birth to twins. When the first hand appeared from the womb, the midwife tied a red thread around it.
In the Torah of Joshua, Rahab ties a red thread on the window so that the Israelites, who were about to conquer Jericho, would spare her house and family. Thus, the red thread became a sign of protection.
An ancient Japanese legend tells of an old man who lives on the moon and goes out every night in search of relatives to reunite them on Earth. He finds them, ties them with a red thread.
The sacred Hindu thread is called «Kalava». In India, it is customary to tie a red thread for unmarried girls on the left wrist, and for those who are already married — on the right, during the Hindu yajna or puja rituals. They are held just before visiting the temple.
In Kabbalah, wearing a red bracelet gives a person self-confidence and strength, spiritual blessings in his life. However, many people today use it simply as a reminder that they are not alone, to believe in themselves and stay positive even in the face of what seems to be adversity.
Women wear a red thread until they find their soul mate. When they meet the man of their dreams, the thread miraculously falls off their wrist.
Red thread on the hand of Europeans and Slavs
The sailors brought the tradition of wearing such amulets to Europe, from where it passed to the Slavic peoples. In Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, a red thread is used from the evil eye — a powerful force created by people who are evil by nature. It should be transmitted by his gaze, hence the name «evil eye». The eyes are designed to transform the negative energy of such a person into misfortunes and failures in love. Amulet-red thread is worn on the wrist of premature babies and children born sick. It is used as protection against curses, energy vampirism, jealousy and slander.
One of the reasons why they tie a red thread on their hand is the easiest way to bring success, financial well-being and love into life. Sometimes it is supplemented with threads of other colors, thanks to which you can enhance and improve the process of the impact of this symbolic accessory on your body and soul:
- burgundy helps in socialization, attract the right people and build good relationships with them;
- a pink thread in combination with a red thread to succeed in the field of love, create a reliable relationship in which there will be no unnecessary jealousy and quarrels;
- orange is traditionally considered the color of the sun. The combination of this color with red helps to achieve harmony with oneself;
- yellow thread is necessary for creative people to make non-standard decisions;
- green — helps to get rid of negativity, find your purpose and achieve peace of mind;
- white — allows you to mentally cleanse and tune in to receive the necessary energy from the outside.
How to wear a red thread on your hand
According to the teachings of Kabbalah, each person can give and receive energy, for which his hands are responsible. Personal energy is released through the dominant hand in everyday life. We receive the energy of other people through the opposite hand, that is, through the receiving hand. She must wear this talisman. In practice, this means that right-handers should tie a red thread on their left wrist, and left-handers on their right hand.
Putting on an amulet is associated with a special ritual. The bracelet should be tied by a person close to the heart, whom the owner trusts and knows for sure that he wishes him well. You need to tie 7 knots on the thread. Each of them symbolizes a certain spiritual side of a person.
At the moment of tying each knot, you need to think about a specific intention — about protection, love, passing an exam successfully, about money or health, etc. While tying the thread, light a natural beeswax candle and focus on your intention. The candle must burn out completely — burning time is about 2 hours. After that, you need to cut off the excess thread. Her remains must be hidden in the wallet. This rite is designed to ensure the well-being of a person protected by a talisman.
The ceremony of tying the red thread should take place in a quiet and peaceful room. Before you start, you should calm down and concentrate on your intention and think only about pleasant things. Then you need to say any prayer. This will connect the holy words with good thoughts and block the influence of all negative energy.
Kabbalah indicates that the thread will break itself as soon as its energy runs out. Until then, the bracelet should be worn and not removed. When the talisman is broken, another can be tied, of course, following the steps of the ceremony. Thus, we will be constantly protected from the evil eye.
When wearing a red thread, it is necessary to refrain from thoughts or negative statements about yourself and others — they reduce the protective power.
Red thread bracelet with protective pendants: the meaning of amulets
Today, a real cult has been created from the red thread. This accessory, tied for good luck, can be complemented with various amulets or pendants. This does not detract from its miraculous properties, if you sincerely believe in them.
One of the options for what the red thread should be, according to beliefs, is
with stones or beads. It is believed that the addition of minerals and various amulets makes it even more effective, improves the quality of protection.
You can wear a red thread on your right or left hand, but a bracelet with a talisman, such as nazar (Turkish blue eye of the prophet) or hamsa (five) on your left hand, because it is on the same side as the heart.
Hamsa in Israel is the main protective amulet for women, protecting from the evil eye and any damage. According to legend, Fatima Zahra was stirring food on the fire, and her husband entered the house with another girl. Fatima, stricken with grief, dropped her spoon and continued to stir the food with her hand, ignoring the pain, retaining her pride and showing feminine resilience. Since then, her hand has become a symbol of patience and faith.
In Turkey, it is customary to give a red thread with the eye of a prophet to young couples and newborn children, as well as people starting their own business or moving into newly acquired apartments.
Another popular version of what the red thread on the right hand means is bracelets with pendants in the form of three Chinese coins. According to Feng Shui, this decoration is chosen by those who want to improve their financial condition. When buying, you need a ready-made amulet with coins, and a lace and not amulets, purchased separately. In this case, you will not be able to achieve the desired effect. After all, when creating an amulet that attracts wealth, Chinese coins are woven into the base of the bracelet in a special way.
On the left hand, they often wear a red thread with a clover-shaped pendant, the main meaning of which is good luck. But regardless of the meaning of the pendants to which the thread is added, it is always forbidden to wear it during menstruation. Many beliefs say that on critical days, “bad blood” comes out of the body of a girl or woman. And the red thread on the wrist complicates this process.
In the world of show business, the first red thread on the left wrist appeared on the American Queen of Pop Madonna. She has been a follower of Kabbalah for more than 15 years and says that the red thread brings her good luck in her professional and personal life. Leonardo DiCaprio in many interviews said that for a long time he could not receive an Oscar film award as the best actor until he began to wear a red thread. This example was followed by Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Victoria and David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and many other celebrities.
Among the stars of Russian show business, who believe in the magic of such an undemanding accessory, are Philip Kirkorov, Vera Brezhneva, Ksenia Sobchak, Olga Buzova, Masha Malinovskaya and others.
Among the Ukrainian stars who admitted that they put it on during a difficult period are Viktor Bronyuk (Tik group), Olga Gorbachova, Svetlana Tarabarova.
All of them are successful, rich, and this confirms the effectiveness of wearing a red thread. To see this for yourself, order it in the Silvers online store with delivery to any city in Ukraine.