Spherical in shape and consisting of concentric orbs, the onion represents the wholeness of the universe, eternity, and the divine quest of human existence. Peel back the layers on an onion, beginning with its thin and filmy skin and eventually you reach a juicy core, pungent and almost-sweet. The onion stimulates the senses and arouses the carnal serpent. And, much like garlic cloves, it also was tucked into clothing to protect the wearer against evil spirits, misfortune, and even Death. Keeping the onion close brings power over adversity, protection against nefarious forces, and the ability go deeper and attain true meaning in life.