With holiday travel fast approaching, I thought a post featuring travel protection charms would be a timely subject. Travel insurance is all well and good, but with air travel becoming more of a hassle every time, gas prices constantly fluctuating, and fall hurricanes and winter snowstorms, we travelers can use all the added protection we can get!
Here are a few charms, amulets and talismans believed to help get you to your destination (and back) without hiccups (read about the protective properties of each below the images):
1. Traveler’s Prayer
The Traveler’s prayer (Tefilat HaDerech in Hebrew) is a traditional Jewish prayer recited at the beginning of a trip for a safe journey. Filigree sterling silver mezuzah prayer box pendant on a hand-knitted cotton wax cord by MIZZE Made for Luck Jewelry
Moonstone, a member of the feldspar group, is associated with much folklore. including attracting passionate love, aid in gardening, balancing emotions, and providing travel protection, especially on water and at night. All useful things to get help with for sure! Moonstone stretch bracelet with an Om charm by EvaDane
Runes are characters, often thought to have magical powers, from several different alphabets that were used by Germanic people around the 3rd – 13th centuries. This bone pendant has a hand carved bind rune (a combination of two or more runes) of Raidho, symbolizing the journey of Life, means of transportation, street smarts, travel, movement; and Elhaz, symbolizing protection, safety. Handmade Safe Travels rune by Carine of NYC Spellbinder
4. Our Lady of Loretto
Our Lady of Loretto is the Patroness of air passengers and auspicious travel. This pewter and stainless steel necklace comes with a holy medal and a small charm of your choice. Safe flight travel protection necklace by Crystal Devotions
Malachite is a green copper carbonate said to help the wearer be comfortable in changing situations, assist with releasing negative experiences, and provide protection from accidents, especially in air travel. Handmade Malachite and sterling silver stretch bracelet by Unearthed Gemstones
Amber, fossilized pine tree sap from millions of years ago, was carried by travelers for protection in ancient times. Today, Amber is more known for clearing negative energy, and anybody who has been at an airport lately knows what a valuable property that can be! Cognac-colored Baltic amber pendant, set in 925 sterling silver by Amber Regina
No, not the fancy brand with the orange boxes. This time, we’re talking about the ancient Greek god of of roads and travel. Hermes had a lot on his plate, and among his numerous duties was being the patron god and protector of all travelers. Black onyx amulet engraved with the Star of Hermes by Best Amulets
8. St Christopher
St. Christopher has long been considered a protector of travelers, and is carried by Catholics (and others) all over the world. Silver-tone expandable bangle with a St. Christopher charm and 4 other smaller charms by Alex and Ani
Don’t miss our other posts on Good Luck Charms! You can never have too much luck! 🙂
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