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Hanging a nimbu-mirchi outside our house, our shops, or car is a very common Indian ritual.

You may find homes with nimbu-mirchi hanging on the door While walking Indian streets. Now, this tradition is centuries old.

Today, many people think that it is a mere superstition, While many think it has some significance attached to it.

In this article, we are going to explore multiple dimensions of this tradition.

We will try to find both the religious and scientific basis of this practice.

So, let’s start with the religious explanation first.

Religious description: According to legends, Laxmi, the goddess of wellness and prosperity, has a twin sister named alakshmi.

She goes together with laxmi wherever she goes.

Contrary to Laxmi, alakshmi brings poverty and deprivation.

So, naturally, people want lakshmi to enter their house, but not alakshmi.

Lakshmi likes sweets and similar dishes.

That’s why in every Indian festival, sweets are definitely a part of the menu.

However, alakshmi likes sour and pungent things.

So, people put lemon and chillies hanging outside their house.

So, when alakshmi comes, She gets satisfied at the door itself and she doesn’t enter the house.

That’s how people ensured that Lakshmi entered their door but not alakshmi.

There’s also a legend that is popular in folklore.

Once, both the sisters went to a merchant and asked which one of them is more beautiful.

The merchant played a very diplomatic trick.

He said that lakshmi looked beautiful when she was coming inside from outside, While alakshmi looked beautiful when she was going outside from inside.

That’s how the religious legend goes.

Now, let us look at some other points of exploration.

There are many popular scientific theories that try to give meaning to this tradition.

Let’s take a look at these scientific explanations as well.

Scientific explanation:
1) A very popular theory that explains this tradition is that in earlier times, people used to walk across forests alone.

So, they carried some lemons and chillies with them as some sort of protective measures.

Whenever they would get thirsty, they would simply squeeze the lemon into water and drink the juice.

Lemon is rich with vitamin C, so it rids oneself of tiredness and makes oneself energetic again. So, lemon is a very handy travel companion.

As for chillies, people used to travel in forests that were full of snakes.

So, they got frequently bitten by snakes.

They used chillies as a measure to check whether the snake was venomous or not.

They would simply bite chillies, and if the chillies tasted bitter, it means the snake wasn’t poisonous.

Because if the snake was poisonous, the nerves would go numb and the chillies won’t taste at all.

Although this explanation is very logical, it somehow lacks the depths this tradition is supposed to be based on.

2) One more scientific theory that is quite popular is that lemons and chillies are natural pesticides.

So piercing a cotton thread through them, if they are hanged outside the house, it will keep mosquitos and other insects away.

The essence of lemon and chillies would simply evaporate in the air through the thread.

Spiritual explanation: There is a spiritual explanation as well. Most of the people hang lemon and chillies outside the house because they think that it protects themselves from evil eyes or negative energies.

Spirituality believes that there are both positive and negative energies.

So, unless one has advanced spiritually and is capable of protecting himself from negative energies, one can take recourse of such methods.

So, it is thought that lemon and chillies hanging together absorb such negative energies and prevent themselves from

entering the house. However, as this explanation is beyond physical, one couldn’t verify it using physical instruments.

After all, through recent studies of many ancient Indian customs, we know that most of them are not mere superstition.

They have some scientific and spiritual significance to them.

However, many of them just couldn’t survive the test of time.

They just became so distorted with time, that no original significance was left.

Due to the lack of supportive texts to these customs, we may never completely know their essence.

We may never know why there are specifically 7 chillies and 1 lemon. Many people use variations of these numbers, such as 5 chillies and 3 lemons. Also, we may not know why we hang it on Saturday and throw it away on Friday.

Most of the people follow this custom, not because they know the reason, but just because they have seen others do it.

It is best if one uses these customs taking knowledge from those who really know.

One doesn’t know what results following these traditions blindly manifests.

So, with proper knowledge and awareness, and by not blindly following things culture can be preserved.

After all, the heart of India lies in its culture, its traditions, its spiritual heritage.

Why We Do Lemon and chilli hanging on the door?

What’s the belief and significance?
Have you ever seen lemon and chilli hanging on a shop entrance? In India, you will undoubtedly come across these in both rural and urban settings.

If you believe in Evil, Evil Eye, or Evil Forces that may try to damage you or your company, these two simple things are believed to help you ward them off.

Lemon and chilli hanging on the door?
You may not believe it, but people trust it. The smooth operation of their companies and shops strengthens their trust. India is a land of commitment, religion, and values. When something has helped someone overcome a tough situation, they will undoubtedly share it with others.

We are obedient to or observe several principles. What is the reason for this? Since our forefathers and mothers handed them on to us. We were never interested in determining whether or not it was valid.

LEMON AND CHILLI HANGING ON THE DOOR is one of them. Not only on doors but also on a scooter or the inside a car. Why are people so interested in this?

Do they really believe it would aid in the warding off of evil? It may be. Let’s see.

Lakshmi and Alakshmi

You’ve probably heard of Goddess Lakshmi, also known as the Goddess of Wealth. Alakshmi, her sister, was the one who bought poverty and suffering for her. Alakshmi was thought to be unlucky.

Alakshmi was kept at bay by the lemon and chilli hanging on the door. Alakashmi enjoys sour, pungent, and spicy foods. As a result, lemon and chilli hanging at the entrance is a step in restricting Alakshmi at the door only.

People believe that sour foods should not be prepared during festivals because they should attract Alakshmi. That is why, during festivals, sweet dishes are prepared to attract and obtain the blessing of GODDESS LAKSHMI.

A short but beautiful story
This is how a fantastic tale about these opposite sisters goes. Both Lakshmi and Alakshmi once went to a merchant and asked, “Who is more beautiful?” The merchant responded diplomatically. “Lakshmi looks beautiful when she’s coming inside, but Alakshmi looks beautiful when she’s going outside,” he said.
Another theory claims that lemon and chilli hanging on the door would shield you from harmful energies. These are deep convictions, not just superstitions.

Faith, we still claim, aids us in being stronger. As a result, believing that lemon and chilli can fend off evil allows us to concentrate on our jobs rather than thinking about the negatives that might or may not occur. In addition, 7 chillies and 1 lemon are commonly used. 5 chillies and 3 lemons are used by others.

Theories about lemon and chilling hanging on the door
According to some theories, people used to pass through forests alone in the past. As a result, they used to bring lemon and chillies with them. The significance of lemon is that it is used to quench thirst when combined with water.

If they are bitten by a snake, on the other hand, they will use the chilli to determine if the snake was venomous or not. If they don’t detect the taste of chilli, the snake was venomous.

Lemon and chilli hanging on the door with a cotton thread are thought to be beneficial.
The lemon juice and chilli are soaked in the thread, which then vaporizes in the air. It is suitable for inhaling as well.

Nazar Utarna [Warding off the evil eye]
We say “NAZAR UTARNA” in Hindi, which literally translates to “casting off the evil eye.”
It is often said that you should never step on a lemon or a chilli that has fallen on the driveway.
It’s not a good omen. Since it is assumed that if you step on it, you would be consumed by the evil that the person who threw them on the road was attempting to ward off. As a result, the bad will flee him and wreak havoc on you.

All of these views lead to the conclusion that there are certain beliefs for which we lack evidence but still believe. It’s ingrained in our ancestors’ values and practices.
We don’t mean to offend them, but we also don’t put too much emphasis on them.

There are many other beliefs related to curses, mysteries about Indian temples and dreams. We cannot prove each and everything to be true. So, it is all about belief and mostly about science vs religion.

Scientific Reason Behind Hanging Lemon and Chillies
It is often seen in Hindu custom that lemon chilli is definitely involved in the beginning or opening of new work. This practice has been going on since ancient times in Hindu society. Today, you know what are the scientific reasons, due to which, even in the 21st century, lemon chilli is used.

What’s is the reason behind hanging lemon and chilli?

In India, you would possibly see lemon and chilli hanging on doors of outlets, homes etc and also in vehicles but why are people practising this thing from old times? Do they really believe that it’ll prevent evils and sorcery or was there the other reason for using lemon and chilli on doors and vehicles by people from decades?

The scientific reason behind hanging lemon and Chilli on Doors

One reason behind the use of lemon and chilli, which you will be surprised to hear, was the raw roads before and people used to carry some chilli and lemon along with water while reaching their destination. If they are thirsty or dehydrated during the journey, they squeeze the juice from the lemon in water and can use it to refresh themselves.

The scientific reason behind the hanging of lemon and chilli on vehicles

People used to fall prey to poisonous snakes in green lakes, chilli played a big role in determining whether the snake-bitten was poisonous or not. To determine whether the poisons are poisonous or not, the victim ate chilli. If there was no sensation in his tongue, it meant that snakes are poisonous. If the victim’s mouth burns, it means that the snake was not poisonous.

This is the real reason for using lemon pepper and keeping it close to you. But even today in Hindu society, it is associated with things like Nazar cutting to help remove evil, but the science behind this belief probably stems from a culture that used lemon and chilli properties for its use. Is encouraged.

Both are rich in Vitamin C, both are rich in Vitamin C. So when a thread is sprinkled with these lemons and chillies, it absorbs the vitamins and various nutrients that are slowly in the air. Become vaporized. We breathe this air and use these properties for its health benefits. It is so when a thread is sprinkled with these lemons and peppers, it absorbs the vitamins and various nutrients present. Which gradually evaporate into the air. We breathe in this air and use these properties for its health benefits.

Even after so many years of independence, the case of blind faith is not taking the name of ending. In such a situation, people are also believing more on methods like superstition. This is a very complicated matter because in such a situation there is a possibility of an event and some of the other events also happen. Despite being in the 21st century and advancing the country so much, people trust such wild things with great ease, which is very wrong.

10 Common Indian Superstitions Which Some Believe Have A Scientific Reason
Do you believe in superstitions? Do you tend to change your direction or halt your journey if a cat crosses your path? Does you mother give you a couple of spoons of curd with sugar before you leave for an important work? Do you wonder about the bunch of lemon and chillies hung on doors and vehicles? Or are you one of them who hangs those things? This country is full of superstitions and people who believe in them. In a progressive world like today’s, there is very little scope for such superstitions and fortunately the younger generation doesn’t care about these unless reiterated by the older generations! Most of the people are aware by now about the logical reasoning behind various superstitions in India.

If you still aren’t, we have the solution.

We have compiled a list of some of the most popular superstitions and the logic or scientific reasoning that some people connect them to.

  1. The ‘Nimbu-Mirchi’ totka
    Ever wondered if that long strip of lemon and green chillies actually wards off evil? Well, that is the purpose they are supposed to serve as per the Indian superstition norms! People put it in front of their stores, newly opened offices and even vehicles. Why? To keep away the evil or ‘buri nazar’. However, the reason why it actually came into being was more of a scientific one. The thread that passes through the lemon and chillies absorbs their juices/acids and releases them into the air. Not only did that have positive effects on the environment, but also acted as a pesticide/insecticide as the insects were kept away by its odour. When this turned into a superstition is a big question!
  2. Throwing coins in fountains/rivers
    In the olden golden days, the coins were made of copper. And we all know how beneficial copper is for our body. Now back in those days, people use to have water from wells or mostly, any water source available. Throwing copper coins into that source of water aimed at purifying the water to make it more beneficial for drinking as copper is known for its antimicrobial properties and effects on bacteria. When the coins stayed in the water for long, the water became safer to drink. So, the next time you throw a coin in a wishing well, just know that it won’t make your wishes come true!
  3. Lizard falling onto your body
    It is believed that when a lizard falls on you, it brings about bad luck. As scary as it feels while writing or reading this, it is no where near to bringing any one bad luck. The logical reasoning behind this superstition is that since lizards generally emit poisonous chemicals to protect themselves, they might transfer those to you. So coming in contact with a lizard should be avoided just to protect yourself from such poisonous stuff. Although, another superstitious belief says that when a lizard falls on you, it brings good luck. I guess we can all just laugh it off, as this notion only came up with the sole aim of cheering up the ‘victim’!
  4. No sweeping after sunset
    It is believed that one should not sweep the floors when it gets dark after the sunset as it causes poverty. This superstition started off as a important advice during early days when there was no electricity. At that time, people believed that in case they had dropped any valuable item on the floor and if the floor was swept, the valuable item would be thrown along with the garbage and no one would come to know as there was not light. Therefore, they used to sweep the floors only during the day time.
  5. Staying indoors/do not look at the sun directly during an eclipse
    On any given day, we should not look at the sun as the power emitted by the sun is much more than what our eyes can take. However, during an eclipse, even though the sun is hidden behind the moon, and while you are looking at it simply because you can, it might just take less than a mili second for the sun to pop out from behind the moon. At this moment, since your retinas will not be prepared for a sudden inflow of harsh rays of the sun, it can lead to serious damages of the eyes. It is only due to this unpreparedness that it is not advised to look at the sun directly during an eclipse unless you are wearing protective sunglasses.
  6. Eating curd and sugar before stepping out
    Having personally faced it and despite knowing the logical reasoning behind it, I can never seem to tell my mother to not do it. For her it is something that has to be done, whether you are going for an exam, an interview or even a holiday! This superstition has a valid reasoning and that has got nothing to with ‘good luck’ or ‘bad luck’. It was believed that since curd has cooling properties, it cools down the stomach and sugar added to it keeps our glucose levels up so that we don’t tire off soon. For these two simple reasons it was used as a perfect thing to be had before stepping out of the house for any kind of work.
  7. Oops! A cat crossed my path, i gotta turn back now!
    I have seen people follow this till date, not just senior citizens but young ladies too! As shocked as I was on seeing it, I wish I could give them the logic behind that reaction. In the days when people used to travel at nights on carts pulled by animals, the sudden appearance of big cats like tigers and leopards often scared the domesticated animals as their eyes would shine in all the darkness. It was then that the people would choose to halt their journey or change their direction to avoid the sightings. Over the years, the big cats became small cats! And people would change their plans or directions is they saw a cat crossing their path, without knowing the reason behind it.
  8. Breaking of mirror brings bad luck
    It is a common superstition that breaking of a mirror leads to bad luck, special credit to some television serials! Well, the origin of this superstition dates back to those dates when mirrors were expensive and equally fragile. To avoid breakage or negligence, people started saying such things so that those handling the mirrors would be extra careful. No scientific reason per say, this is the only logical rationale behind this superstition. It was a lie told by some people to safeguard the mirrors from any kind of manhandling.
  9. Taking a bath after attending a funeral
    It is called as ‘purification of the soul’, however, it is actually a way to prevent your body from any sort of infection. As we all know that when any living being dies, the body starts to decompose. So when a person dies, the people around it become exposed to the bacteria which participate in the decomposition of the body of the dead person. When they leave the funeral venue or the cremation ground, they should take a bath before touching anything or anybody so that they germs do not get transferred to anything else.
  10. No haircut on Tuesdays!
    This popular belief dates back to those days when most the population was engaged in farming. The farmers would retired on Mondays after a week of rough work and complete their chores, cleaning and pending haircuts. And because of this, the barbers did not have any jobs on the next day i.e. Tuesday and ended up closing their shops. Therefore, taking a haircut on Tuesdays has nothing to do with luck, its just a routine that was followed in the olden days which was given a different direction in the later years.

Lemon-Green Chillies tricks are extremely popular, in fact, this is the easiest and most often used remedy to avoid bad eyesight. You have often seen dangling lemon and chilli on the door outside many shops and houses. All this exercise is done to protect from evil eye and induce prosperity. In this article we will explain to you the elixir of snack. Lemon-Green Chillies is used to prevent a bad look, but why it is done. An interesting argument behind this is that the taste of lemon and Green Chillies is sour and tart, which dissolves the concentration of a person with a bad eye and does not stop at that place for longer time. This is a common logic, besides some religious and astrological reasons, which you will find in this article. Let’s know the truth of the lemon-Green Chillies tricks!.

What is Lemon and Green chilli Mala?
There is an interesting religious argument about the trips of lemon and green Chilli. The elder sister of the Devi of Wealth (Lakshmi) is Daridra or needy. It is clear from their names that there are sorrows, sufferings and controversies where they live. Indeed, her existence is seen to be a torture on Lakshmi, she brings along Lakshmi’s insult and disrespect, so it is natural that people become scared by the name of poverty. For this reason, many measures have been sought to avoid the disaster of Lakshmi. One of them is the drizzle of lemon and Green Chillies. It is believed that Daridra likes sour, spicy and pungent food and so she goes in search of it go everywhere, however she runs away from the sweet dishes Therefore, lemon and green Chillies are hanged outside the house or shop so that the desire for food and needy for money is fulfilled outside and they return from outside.

The perfect remedy of lemon and green Chillies :
After learning about the concept of lemon and Green Chillies, now read many related solutions. Through them, you can reduce the difficulties in your life.

Tulsi/ Holy Basil :
Tutsi’s name comes first when talking about auspicious tree in the house. Tulsi has been given the status of Lakshmi in the scriptures. It is said that in the house where there is a basil plant and the proper worship of the plant is done then there is always the increase of wealth in that house. This plant removes the negative flaws in the house. According to Vaastu Shastra, Tulsi plant should not be planted in the southern part of the house. If this happens, then this plant will be painful for you, therefore, it is necessary to always place the Basil plant in the north or right direction. Tulsi should be watered in the morning after bathing, after bathing. Basil is also of great importance in the form of medicine
Use the lemon to protect from a evil eye :
If any child or older person has somebody’s evil eye, then any member of the family should take lemons seven times from head to toe on top of the victim. After that, throw 4 pieces of lemon into a harmonious place. Remember, after throwing lemon pieces; do not look back at all.
Make success in business :
If the business is not running properly, then make a note of lemon on Saturday. Take a lemon and touch it on the four walls of the shop or office. After that, cut the lemon into 4 pieces and throw a piece of lemon in four directions. All the negativity will be destroyed if you do this measure
Lemon for prevention from evil eyes effects :
Sometimes a bad look leads to a decrease or decrease in the person’s job, business and health. To avoid this situation it is advised that the To avoid this it is advised that please hang peeled Lemon and Chillies outside the house or shop, This is a sure-fire remedy to avoid evil eye defects.
Livelihood luck :
Convenient Lime – Make an unmistakable breakthrough to awaken your well-being. Take a lemon and blow it over your head seven times and divide it into two pieces. Throw the left hand piece on the right and the right hand to the left.
To get job :
Take 4 cloves and insert them on one lemon and chant 108 mantras of ‘Sri Hanumate Namah: Mantra’ and carry lemon with you. you will get success in job and interview
Helps in fighting prolonged illness and ailments :
If a person or child is suffering from fever and is not getting relief even after treatment, then take a lemon on Saturday and rotate over the head of the patient seven times. Then cut the lemon from the middle with a knife, slowly touching the head to the feet. Throw both pieces of lemon into two directions at evening. However, this measure should be done only by asking a knowledgeable person.

Nimbu Mirchi In Front Of Homes And Shops – Reason – Is Hanging Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?
Nimbu Mirchi tied on the doorways of shops, business establishments and Hindu homes is a common sight in India. But why is it hung on the door? Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition? Nimbu Mirchi tied on a thread are hung outside the door to keep away Alakshmi, or Jyestha, who is considered inauspicious. Alakshmi is the sister of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity. But Alakshmi brings poverty and misery.
Alakshmi likes sour, pungent and hot things. Therefore shopkeepers, merchants and people tie nimbu mirchi on the doorways of their shops and homes so that Alakshmi will only come up to the door and eat her favorite food and satisfy her hunger and leave without entering the shop or house.

It is believed that after consuming nimbu and mirchi, Alakshmi loses her urge to enter the house or shop. She will turn around without casting her malevolent eye.
Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?
Yes, it is a superstition if you are non-believer.
For a believer it gives hope and confidence that his/her business will flourish.

What’s that all about? Chilli & Limes & Nazar?
People believe in superstition and follow the tradition which is followed by their ancestors without questioning them once or finding out the truth or fact behind it. Some follow it because of their strong belief in that act, while some do it just because they’ve been following it for years. With this journey on The Jai Jais I seem to question so much about the reasons behind or rites, rituals signs and symbolism. This is also the inquisitive nature of my children too, always asking…..”but mummy why?”. I have been humbled by your responses to my posts and blogs of how much you are also learning and teaching your children along our journey together.

There have been people who have tried hard to find reasons for these age-old practices. One of them is ‘nazar utarna’, or removing the effects of the evil eye. So today, we thought of investigating, The Jai Jais Way the logic of this superstition, which actually also has a scientific reason to it.

I still remember to this day my mum removing Nazar with salt, chillies, shoes, poppy seeds circling in 5’s or 7’s, or burning things in fires, does the fire smell? or if there is Nazar no smell, which surprised me a lot no smell when chillies were thrown in fire. This in in the UK and visits to India too. I actually do this with my children now since babies, and have seen the difference it makes, but never questioned it as that is what we did. I cleanse my own energy and vibe using white sage and palo sticks at home. In children, people usually try to counteract the effect by putting a small spot of kajal on the forehead or behind the ear…. Do you know why? The basic logic behind this is to make the child look ugly so that he or she looks unattractive to the ‘evil eye’.

Have you seen Chillies and Limes hung over doorways and in vehicles? People think its can bring prosperity and others think it can ward of the evil eye.

The scientific reason behind hanging lemon and chilli on entrance –
Long ago, the technology was not that advanced so pesticides were not available. So, our Ancestors invented this insecticide from Lemon and Chilli. They used to put the lemon and chilli on doors of their shops or home to keep away the mosquitoes and insects because they used to live in the homes made up of mud and stones.

Lemon and Chilli are very rich in vitamin C. So when the lemon and chilli were pierced by a cotton thread, the fluid acid from the lemon stick all over the thread and the smell of it get spread into the surrounding environment with the help of air. This smell helps to repeal the insects to enter into shops and homes and in the same way, Chilli too is remedial as it acts as germ-killer when hung outside. (Ref: Asking Minds)

Just like the technology was not advanced, paths too were full of trees and dirt. So, while traveling from this type of areas, there might be a risk of snake bites and other venomous creature’s sting so in such case lemon and chilli were used to check whether the bite was venomous or not by tasting it. Taste buds of a person doesn’t work after a venomous sting as his nerves would be paralyzed. So if the taste buds feel the sour or spicy taste of lemon and chilli that means the bite was not venomous but if the taste buds can’t sense the difference in taste so this indicates that the bite was venomous which helps people in knowing if they need immediate medication or not. (Ref: Asking Minds)

According to legends, the goddess of wealth and prosperity Lakshmi has a twin sister called Alakshmi, they both came from the churning of the ocean. She goes with Lakshmi everywhere she goes. Alakshmi is the opposite to Lakshmi and brings poverty and deprivation. Lakshmi likes sweet things, where as Alakshmi likes sour and pungent tastes. People leave limes and chillies hanging so she is satisfied at the door and does not enter the adobe. She looses her urge to enter the house or shop and will turn around without casting her vicious eye.

There is also a popular folklore legend that once both sisters went to a merchant and asked which one was more beautiful. The merchant played a very clever trick and said that Lakshmi looked beautiful when coming inside from outside, and Alakshmi looked beautiful when she was going outside from inside.

After knowing the reason, all logics seem so simple, our ancestors are more scientific than us!! They just hide the pure logic and attach it to religion. Do you believe in Nazar or preform rituals to get rid of the evil eye would love to know your views.

Nimbu Mirchi
These dangling decorations of lemon and chili peppers are meant to ward off a goddess of misfortune.

Beyond the gulab jamun and pokhara stalls selling their dishes in New Delhi, you can find the food that Indian vendors have created not for customers but rather for Alakshmi, goddess of poverty and misfortune. Walking along the crowded streets, you will often see seven chili peppers and one lemon strung together to form what locals call nimbu mirchi. As spicy and sour are Alakshmi’s preferred flavors, residents and shopkeepers hope that she will head to the hanging citrus fruit and peppers to satiate her needs rather than go inside and wreck havoc on their lives and finances.

If you look closely, you will notice that the peppers are hung just far enough outside the threshold to be close but not too close. One wouldn’t want Alakshmi getting too interested in what’s going on inside.

How to Remove Evil Eye from Your Relationship

If you feel like your relationship is going through a rough patch for no apparent reason, it’s possible that you’re dealing with the negative energy of the evil eye. The evil eye is a concept that has existed in many cultures around the world for centuries. It refers to the idea that someone’s jealousy or envy can manifest into negative energy that affects the object of their envy. In this case, that object is your relationship. In this article, we’ll explore how to identify the effects of the evil eye on your relationship, traditional and modern techniques for removing the evil eye, and how to protect your relationship from future attacks.

Understanding the Concept of Evil Eye in Relationships
To understand the evil eye and how it can affect your relationship, it’s essential to know that emotions can be incredibly powerful. Envy, jealousy, and negative thoughts can seep into the energy of a place or person and have a real impact on their life. When a person looks upon something with jealousy or envy, the evil eye can manifest and cause problems. It’s almost like the energy of their negative emotions begins to interact with reality, causing bad luck, arguments, and other negative consequences. When this happens in a relationship, it can cause tension, misunderstandings, and, in some cases, even a breakup. Consequently, it’s crucial to know the signs your relationship may be affected by the evil eye.

One of the most common signs that your relationship may be affected by the evil eye is a sudden change in behavior or mood. If you or your partner have been feeling unusually irritable, anxious, or depressed, it could be a sign that negative energy is affecting your relationship. Additionally, if you notice that you and your partner are arguing more frequently or having difficulty communicating effectively, it could be a sign that the evil eye is at work. It’s important to address these issues as soon as possible to prevent them from causing further damage to your relationship.

Signs Your Relationship is Affected by Evil Eye
It’s not always easy to know when your relationship is affected by the evil eye. Here are some signs you should look out for:

Unexplained arguments and fights
Constant feeling of negativity and tension in your relationship
General sense of anxiety and unease around your partner
Financial troubles and unexpected expenses
Difficulty maintaining intimacy and affection with your partner
If you suspect that your relationship is affected by the evil eye, it’s important to take action to protect it. One way to do this is by performing a cleansing ritual, such as burning sage or using protective crystals. You can also seek the help of a spiritual healer or counselor to address any underlying issues in your relationship. Remember, it’s important to prioritize the health and well-being of your relationship, and taking steps to protect it from negative energy can help you maintain a strong and loving connection with your partner.

The Negative Impact of Evil Eye on Your Relationship
We’ve already touched on a few of the negative effects the evil eye can have on your relationship, but it’s important to understand just how pervasive those effects can be. The evil eye can impact every aspect of your relationship, from your communication and intimacy to your finances and overall happiness. It’s like a dark cloud that hangs over the relationship, tainting everything it touches. In some cases, the damage can be so severe that it’s impossible to repair the relationship without removing the evil eye first.

One of the ways in which the evil eye can negatively impact your relationship is by causing feelings of jealousy and mistrust. If one partner believes that the other is being affected by the evil eye, they may start to question their loyalty and faithfulness. This can lead to arguments and a breakdown in communication, further damaging the relationship.

Another way in which the evil eye can harm your relationship is by causing financial difficulties. If the evil eye is affecting your finances, you may experience unexpected expenses, loss of income, or other financial setbacks. This can put a strain on your relationship, as you struggle to make ends meet and deal with the stress of financial uncertainty.

Traditional Methods to Remove Evil Eye from Your Relationship
Fortunately, there are many traditional methods for removing the evil eye from your relationship. Most of these techniques have been used for centuries and involve anything from prayer and cleansing rituals to symbolic objects and talismans. Here are a few examples:

Burning sage or carrying a sprig of rosemary to cleanse your space and your relationship
Wearing a hamsa hand or evil eye charm for protection
Using a piece of black tourmaline or obsidian to absorb negative energy
Creating an altar and performing a ritual to ask for the removal of the evil eye
It is important to note that while these traditional methods can be effective, they should not replace seeking professional help if you are experiencing serious relationship issues. Additionally, it is important to approach these methods with an open mind and a willingness to believe in their power. Remember, the power of intention and belief can be a powerful tool in removing negative energy from your relationship.

Modern Techniques to Remove Evil Eye from Your Relationship
If you’re not comfortable with traditional techniques or want to try something more modern, there are still plenty of options available. Here are a few examples:

Scheduling a couples therapy session to work through any problems you may be experiencing in your relationship
Doing a meditation or visualization exercise to help you release negative energy and bring in positivity
Working with a reiki or energy healer to balance your chakras and restore harmony to your relationship
Another modern technique to remove the evil eye from your relationship is to practice gratitude. Focusing on the positive aspects of your relationship and expressing gratitude for them can help shift your energy and bring in more positivity. You can also try setting intentions for your relationship and visualizing a happy and healthy future together. Remember, the key is to stay open-minded and find what works best for you and your partner.

Spiritual Rituals to Ward Off Evil Eye from Your Relationship
In addition to removing the evil eye, there are also spiritual rituals you can perform to ward off future attacks. These rituals are designed to protect your relationship from negative energy and promote positivity and harmony. Here are a few examples:

Burning incense or using essential oils to create a peaceful and protective environment
Creating a love altar with pictures, candles, and other objects that represent your relationship
Doing a daily meditation or prayer to focus on the love and happiness in your relationship
Another spiritual ritual that can help ward off the evil eye from your relationship is the use of protective crystals. Crystals such as black tourmaline, amethyst, and rose quartz are believed to have protective properties that can help shield your relationship from negative energy.

You can also perform a cleansing ritual to remove any negative energy that may have already attached itself to your relationship. This can be done by smudging your home with sage or palo santo, or by taking a spiritual bath with herbs and salts that are known for their cleansing properties.

How to Protect Your Relationship from Future Evil Eye Attacks
Once you’ve removed the evil eye from your relationship, it’s crucial to take steps to protect it from future attacks. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Put boundaries in place to limit interactions with people who have negative energy and could be envious of your relationship
Practice daily self-care to maintain a positive mindset and deflect negative energy
Communicate openly and honestly with your partner to avoid misunderstandings and ensure your relationship stays strong
It’s also important to remember that the evil eye can be unintentional. Sometimes, people may unknowingly send negative energy towards your relationship. In these cases, it’s important to approach the situation with compassion and understanding. Instead of reacting with anger or defensiveness, try to have an open and honest conversation with the person. Explain how their actions or words may have affected you and your relationship, and ask them to be more mindful in the future.

Seeking Professional Help for Removing Evil Eye from Your Relationship
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and are still struggling to remove the evil eye from your relationship, it’s time to seek professional help. Counseling, therapy, and other forms of mental health support can be incredibly beneficial in helping you and your partner work through any underlying issues and remove lingering negativity.

It’s important to remember that seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a proactive step towards improving your relationship. A trained therapist can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you and your partner to explore your feelings and work towards a healthier, happier relationship. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you feel like you need it.

Tips for Maintaining a Positive and Healthy Relationship After Removing the Evil Eye
Finally, once you’ve removed the evil eye and protected your relationship, it’s important to maintain a positive and healthy dynamic with your partner. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Practice gratitude and appreciation for your partner every day
Set goals for your relationship and work towards achieving them together
Make time for one another, whether it’s a weekly date night or a weekend getaway
Communicate openly and honestly about your needs and feelings
By following these tips, you can ensure that your relationship remains free of negative energy and continues to flourish. Remember, the evil eye can be incredibly damaging, but it’s not unbeatable. With the right techniques and support, you and your partner can overcome it and build a lasting, healthy relationship.

Another important aspect of maintaining a positive and healthy relationship is to prioritize self-care. It’s easy to get caught up in the demands of daily life and neglect your own needs, but taking care of yourself is crucial for your well-being and the health of your relationship. Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether it’s reading a book, taking a yoga class, or going for a walk in nature. When you prioritize your own self-care, you’ll be better equipped to show up as your best self in your relationship.

7 Benefits of Starting your Day with Lemon Water
Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has been a popular trend for years. It’s been publicized as rejuvenating your skin, boosting metabolism, fighting off viruses and more but is it really so absolutely, incredibly, fantastically beneficial and life changing? Read on!

What to Do?
When you first wake up, pour a glass of room temperature water. Water that is too hot or ice cold requires more energy for your body to process, so it’s best to slowly wake up your body with warm water. Squeeze juice from a lemon into your water (if you are under 150 pounds use half a lemon, if you are over 150 pounds use a whole lemon). Drink it fairly quickly, and wait at least a half hour before eating to reap the most benefits.

What are the benefits?

  1. Rejuvenates your Skin
    Lemons have loads of vitamin C, which assists in decreasing the production of wrinkles, and defends your skin against free-radical damage. Water also helps carry nutrients to your cells, so staying properly hydrates is important!
  2. Boosts Energy and Alertness
    The potassium in lemons helps with brain and nerve function, which can increase your alertness. Plus, according to Natural Health Magazine, scientist found that just a whiff of lemon can boost your feel-good hormones and reduce stress levels. Drinking water also helps in this area, as dehydration can drain your body’s energy and make you feel sluggish.
  3. Hydrates your Body
    When your body is dehydrated, it holds on to fat cells, and dehydration can also make you feel hungry. Staying hydrated is crucial for your overall body health, so starting your day with a glass of water is a no-brainer. Plus, the lemon gives it a flavor boost.
  4. Helps your Immune System
    The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons is necessary for healing wounds. Lemon water is also touted as helping break up phlegm during a cold and soothing sore throats. Drinking water during illness is crucial, as your body’s defenses are working overtime to fight off sickness. Consuming lemon in order to tackle and prevent illnesses like the common cold hasn’t been proven, however, unless you live in severe climates.
  5. Eliminates Toxins
    The liver responds to fresh lemon juice more than any other food source because it amps up its enzyme production, according to Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe. This boosts the liver’s efficiency in secreting bile for digestion and releasing toxins. Lemon juice is known as being a diuretic, which means it helps your kidneys eliminate water and some toxins by increasing the frequency of urination. This could potentially help people who suffer form UTI’s.
  6. Could Aid in Weight Loss
    In addition to helping regulate your metabolism, lemons also contain pectin fiber. This fiber makes you feel full, and therefore can help starve off hunger and prevent cravings. Drinking plenty of water also contributes to this full feeling. By combining two natural ingredients, lemon and water, your already starting your day on a healthy note and this can lead to better eating habits throughout the day.
  7. Improves Digestion
    The acidity of lemons stimulates your digestive system and liver. This can help regulate your metabolism and bowel movements, thus helping your body absorb nutrients and potential leading to weight loss.

What are the Drawbacks?

Citrus Erodes Enamel
Brush your teeth before your lemony beverage, or wait an hour. Acid softens enamel, so brushing too soon after consuming acidic foods and drink can aid in erosion
Rinse your mouth out with purified water after you drink the lemon water.
Drink through a straw and be sure not to swish the lemon water in your mouth
Drink the lemon water within a few minutes, rather than sipping on it all morning
Too Much Acidity Can Cause Heartburn
If you’re prone to heartburn, a dose of zingy citrus in the morning may not be your best route.
Discuss it with your doctor

9 Lemons in a Bowl: The Power to Cleanse & Uplift
9 lemons in a bowl is believed to be auspicious in some feng shui practices. Some feng shui practitioners swear by the use of 9 lemons in a bowl to attract wealth and clear negative energy.

Why Do You Put 9 Lemons in a Bowl?
The theory behind putting 9 lemons in a glass bowl is twofold. The first is the cleansing properties attributed to lemons, and the second is the auspicious energies of the number 9.

Disinfectant Properties of Lemons
Lemons are known for their disinfectant and high acidic values. Lemon has been used as part of cleaning solutions for centuries.

Health Benefits of Lemons
Drinking lemon juice in water is a known health benefit. The vitamin C found in lemon helps to boost your immune system.

What Do Lemons Symbolize?
For some feng shui practitioners, lemons represent cleansers and purifiers of sha chi (negative chi). Since the lemons are equated with powerful beneficial effects on your environment, they are used as tools for neutralizing negative chi energy in your home. The lemons clear the way for auspicious chi energy to enter and move throughout your home.

Sha Chi Energy and Cleansing Properties of Lemons
Many modern feng shui practitioners believe that lemons work like the black fish in the traditional feng shui aquarium set-up. Like the black fish absorbing the sha chi energy and dying, the lemons are believed to serve as magnets that attract and absorb sha chi.

Evidence of Lemons Absorbing Sha Chi
The theory for lemons absorbing sha chi states that when a house has negative energy, the lemons will rot and even grow mold. However, it’s believed if your house has good chi energy, the lemons will take longer to decay and will simply dry up, bypassing the rotting and molding stages.

9 Lemons Feng Shui Meaning
In feng shui, the number 9 is auspicious. In fact, number 9 is considered more than just good luck; It is considered great luck!

Why 9 Lemons in a Bowl Are Used
Number 9 represents prosperity and the future. In time dimension feng shui (flying stars), the number nine flying star is often referred to as the big-hearted star since it bestows auspicious energies as the purple star.

Number 9 Magnifies Energies
It’s important to understand that the flying star number 9 is indiscriminate. This means it will expand and multiply good and bad fortune without favoritism. If the energy it magnifies is from a malevolent star ruling a sector in your home, such as the black star number 2 (illness) or the yellow star number 5 (misfortune/violence), then these energies are magnified.

How 9 Lemons Feng Shui Work
It’s easy to see how the auspicious energies associated with lemons can be magnified by the number 9. When you place 9 lemons in a bowl, you create an amazing combination of auspicious chi energies.

What Does 7 Lemons In A Bowl Mean?
Some people choose to use 7 lemons in a bowl instead of 9. When you use only 7 lemons, you’re tapping into the number that means health luck.

Luck Sectors for 9 Lemons in Bowl Placements
You can place a bowl of 9 lemons in one sector of your home to attract auspicious energies and clear out negative energies. You want to consider the elements of each sector and how they will interact with the lemon energies. You’ll most likely want to avoid placing in the south (fire), west (metal), and northwest (metal) luck sectors since fire burns and metal cuts. The other elements will symbolically aid in the nurturing and growth of fruit, like lemons.

East (wood element) health luck.
Southeast (wood element) wealth luck.
Southwest (earth element) for love and relationship luck.
Northeast (earth element) for education luck.
North (water element) for career luck.
Inauspicious Number 4 and Lemons
You should avoid using only 4 lemons. In feng shui, number 4 is an inauspicious number since it sounds like the word for death. In fact, the number 4 has such a bad reputation that people avoid buying homes with the number 4 in the home address, as well as telephone number, bank account, driver’s license, and other important numbers used in everyday life. It’s far easier and more auspicious to stick with number 9 for your lemon display.

Ways to Display 9 Lemons in Feng Shui
You aren’t limited to displaying lemons in a bowl. You can use glass apothecary jars or glass vases to create auspicious lemon displays.

Place 9 Lemons in a Bowl on Dining Room Table
The most auspicious placement for your 9 lemons in a bowl is the dining room table. You can place the bowl of lemons as a centerpiece for your dining table. If you have a mirror that reflects your table then you will double the abundance and good luck the 9 lemons bring you.

9 Lemons in Bowl in Office
You can display 9 lemons in a bowl or vase in your office. You can place the 9 lemons in the southeast (wealth) or north (career) sector of your office.

Alternative Displays for 9 Lemons in a Bowl
You can use a pair of glass vases or pedestal compotes with 9 lemons in each. Place one vase or compote on either side of a bowl of garlic. In feng shui, garlic is considered the ideal table centerpiece for wealth. The double 9 lemons will magnify the luck energy of the garlic.

Place on a Tray
You can place 9 lemons on a round tray. You may want to include some of the lemon tree foliage as long as you remove the thorns found in most lemon varieties since they create poison arrows.

9 Lemons and Lemon Blossoms
You can use real sprigs of lemon blossoms in a glass vase with the 9 lemons as vase fillers to support the sprigs. The sweet aroma of lemon blossoms will perfume the air, and you’ll be amazed at the instant transition in the energy of your room.

Lemons and Other Citrus Fruits
You can other citrus fruits with your 9 lemons in a bowl. Citrus fruits are considered auspicious in feng shui, so don’t be afraid to add oranges and limes to your 9 lemons.

Can You Use Fake Lemons for Feng Shui?
You can use fake lemons in a feng shui display that is symbolic of the energy of real lemons. You won’t get the same benefits of real lemons and their abundant energies, but if you aren’t going to be vigilant and replace the fruit as it ages and spoils, then you are better off using fake lemons purely as a symbolic gesture.

9 Lemons in a Bowl for Auspicious Feng Shui
You may decide to try placing 9 lemons in a bowl to reap the beneficial energies this auspicious combination brings to your home. You should check the fruit daily and replace any decaying lemons, so the grouping is always fresh.