The Kolovorot is one of the most famous Slavic symbols. This is not just an image, but a sign of a special sign that carries a sacred meaning. Since ancient times, the Slavs have used it as an image of the sun, personifying the path of two gods - Svarog and Khors.
Kolovorot (Kolovrat) can be described as a traditional Slavic talisman with powerful magical properties. "Kolo" in translation means "circle", and "gate" means "rotation".
It is depicted in the form of eight rays with ends bent to one side, emanating from one point. It represents the symbol of the sun, the succession of events, the alternation of day and night, a cycle of a world scale.
The history of the appearance of the brace dates back to ancient times, the researchers attribute the first female amulets of the lunar made of silver to the 10th century AD. Many people still wear talismans with his image today: women with the direction of the rays to the left, and men to the right, according to ancient tradition.
The color of the brace can be different, as a rule, it is fiery red and yellow, sunny gold. In Russia, shoes and a home amulet doll "Day-Night" were decorated with a brace. It is noteworthy that if on the days of the autumn (September 22-23) and spring (March 20-21) equinox you visually connect the stars of the Big and Ursa Minor in the sky, you can see a schematic view of the brace. This fact suggests that our ancestors used this symbol for orientation in space.
In general, the meaning of the brace represents the victory of good over evil. The eight rays of the brace mean the sum of the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, autumn) and four elements (fire, earth, water, air).
However, the image format has acquired new features since the beginning of its appearance. So, there can be four or six rays in a symbol. Of course, the amulet with eight rays is considered the strongest, because it establishes the protection of all solar (solar) gods. Four rays symbolize protection from each side of the world (north, south, east and west), and six rays mean the protection of Perun - the god of thunder and warriors.
It is accepted that the right-hand rotation of the brace means protection from dark forces and the attraction of the positive energy of the heavenly world - Rule, and left-hand rotation is associated with another world, the underground - Navi, it allows you to acquire unique paronormal abilities and get help from outside. The amulet can be made from a variety of materials: wood, metal, silver, gold, natural fabrics.
You should avoid wearing the symbol on a lace made of genuine leather, as the lace will carry the energy of a killed animal. It is not forbidden to apply the image of the brace on various surfaces and clothes, the energetic effect of the symbol in this case will also be effective.
If the charm in the form of a brace cracks, distorts, this means that it has completed its task - it has protected its owner from evil forces. For the greatest strength, this magical symbol of the sun should be done with your own hands, but the most important thing is to have faith in its magical properties.