The symbol of the hand in Mediterranean and Eastern cultures is ancient. It is a powerful magical protection against the Evil Eye. It may be an ancient remembrance of the "Eye in the Sky" the forms in the heavens when Ophiuchus the 13th Astrology sign forms the Wheel of Fortune between Sagittarius and Scorpio. The next return of this constellation will be December 21, 2012. Thus it makes the regained of popularity of this amulet very appropriate at this time.