Magic Mondays- The Utchat
Magick Mondays - The Utchat
The Utchat comes in two ways one is an eye facing left the other is an eye facing right. Together they represent the eyes of Horus (Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon). His right eye was associated with the sun god, Ra. The mirror image, or left eye, sometimes represented the moon and the god Djehuti.
The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the "Tear drop" marking sometimes found below the eye. When worn as an amulet it brings strength, vigour and protection.
"The lunar eye of Horus (The Left) , as the eye of completion, is a healing and regenerative entity, thought to bring health and safety to its wearer. Likewise, the regenerative eye of Horus was thought to help the dead pass safely into the afterlife, and wedjat eye amulets were commonly placed within mummy wrappings to help the dead.The right wedjat eye, the solar eye of Ra, was thought to be embodied by a vengeful but protective feline goddess. Like the Horus eye, the eye of Ra was thought of as protective entity. Her ferocity warded away evil, protecting those who used the image for evil."-Kierra Foley.