The Hamsa is a potent protective emblem from the Middle East. It is a protective symbol against negative energy when worn with the fingers pointing up. The open palm is a symbol of protection in and of itself. Tanit, the Phoenician deity, is represented by the Hamsa sign. Tanit is seen in photographs with one eye on her palm. Her raised hand protects her against the evil eye and other spells. The Hamsa emblem signifies God’s strong hand in Judaism. The Hamsa symbol represents the five chakras in Buddhism. It is worn as a peace and protection symbol.