The Mano Fico, also called Figa, higa or Powerful Hand. Its form is that of a closed hand, showing the thumb between the index and middle fingers, indicating contempt and protection from impending evil. An amulet used to ward off the evil eye, it is also used against envy and jealousy and to protect against disease. In ancient times, mothers used to place the Higa (made from jet) beside new-borns. Originally from the Iberian peninsula, it eventually spread to different parts of the world under different names.
The word Onyx comes from the Greek, having the same spelling, and meaning fingernail. Onyx is a variety of chalcedony, formed by parallel quartz and moganite bands, alternating light and dark colours. It was already used in jewelry in the Ancient Egypt, where it was used against the evil eye, and to bring happiness and wealth to its carrier. Onyx eases objective thinking, so it is suitable for those who suffer from melancholy. It helps in taking quick decisions, and in stabilizing emotions faced to the fear of the unknown; it also strengthens meditation. It has stabilizing effects on our organism, improves the proper body functioning. Connected with Capricorn.