Luck comes in all shapes and sizes. Find your lucky charm!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day this week, we are going to press our luck today! In our enlightened age, many people say there is no such thing as luck, as they cross their fingers! If luck doesn't exist, how does that explain why millions of people purchase lottery tickets every day and win, or win thousands-- even millions of dollars when pulling the handle on a slot machine? Each year, American's spend millions of dollars on good luck charms. Are we that superstitious?
Luck is probably the most universal belief amongst the entire human race. All of us have experienced the joy of good luck and the wrath of bad luck. You can help luck along. All you need is the right good luck charm. Now a four leaf clover alone will not help you by itself, you must have good intentions.
Most people know about rabbits foots, the Number 7, and Horseshoes being associated with luck. We thought it would be fun to explore some examples of less traditional good luck charms that may help with manifesting goals.
The A-Z of Good Luck
• Acorns – Often placed near windows or hung from window-shades pulls to bring luck to the house.
• Baby's Hair – A lock of baby hair is cut and put away by the mother for safekeeping as a lucky charm.
• Cornucopia – The horn of plenty helps businesses thrive and expectant mothers have a safe delivery and healthy baby.
• Dolphins – Carvings of a dolphin at a sea port will bring luck to the sailors who pass through.
• Emerald – Considered a lucky stone for expectant mothers, a protector of eyesight, and prevents memory loss.
• Frogs – A charm in the shape of a frog is said to attract true friends and help find long-lasting love.
• Garlic – An effective lucky charm for curing illness and relief from toothaches. As a bonus, it also fights off vampires!
• Hearts – Charms in the shape of hearts are associated with bringing luck in love.
• Ides of March – March 15th, a lucky day in Roman history despite the assassination of Julius Caesar. Celebrations included consuming a cup of wine to add years to your life.
• Jasper – This stone confers powers of health, security and beauty to its wearers.
• Key – A key given as a gift between lovers is considered a symbol of unlocking the door to the heard and the giver will be lucky in love.
• Ladybugs – If a ladybug lands on you, money will come your way. If you kill her, the money you already have will fly away!
• May Day – May 1st. It was a tradition on the first of May to cut down a sycamore tree and carry it into town to erect in the square. The branches were cut and place over doorways to bring luck to the households during planting season.
• New Year's – If you open the windows at midnight on New Year’s Eve, good luck will fly in and the bad luck will fly out. Plus making noise at midnight encourages the bad luck to go away!
• Opal – Necklaces and charms with opal will make you a more truthful person and if you have a pure heart will give the gift of foresight and prophecy.
• Pigs – Gold charms in the shapes of pigs bring good luck to any business venture. In Irish tradition, the figures should be without an ear or a leg, otherwise they don’t qualify as a lucky charm.
• Quartz – Symbolizes the spirit and intellectual powers unique to the human race. Rose quartz makes you receptive to good luck and can help conquer depression and sadness.
• Rice – The tradition of showering a bride and groom with rice was from ancient China, where rice was a symbol of fruitfulness, good luck, and abundance.
• Sneezing – When you say "God Bless You" after someone sneezes, it is a wish for luck, dating back to America's European roots. It is based on the belief that a sneeze can expel the soul from the body and the blessing serves as a vocal charm to protect the sneezer from death!
• Tiki – Polynesians of the South Pacific wear tikis around their neck to protect them from witches and other evil influences. If the head is tilted, it means it is listening intently for evil lurking in the air.
• Umbrella – Unlucky if opened inside a house. However it is also belief if opened indoors when sunny out, it will bring rain which can be needed during a drought.
• Valentine's Day – February 14th. The day honoring Saint Valentine has always been considered a lucky day for those who wish to kindle or rekindle love.
• Wishbone – After a turkey has been picked clean, the wishbone is a powerful luck bringer. It is grasped by two people with their eyes closed; they make a wish, and pull it apart. The one with the larger portion can expect the wish to come true.
• X, Y and Z – Sorry, we've got nothing for these letters. Looks like our luck has just run out!
But don’t let your luck run out! Remember our Psychic Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to guide you in all aspects of life. Consider them one of your lucky charms! And please share some of your favorite good luck charms with us, by leaving a comment below.