What do you consider bringing forth good magic in the universe? Do you believe luck exists, or are we rewarded by a higher power for doing charitable deeds for others? Is luck made up of positive events in our lives occurring all at one time?
With the anticipation of Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to discuss the assorted items that people associate with bringing them good luck. Many are aware of the green four-leaf clover tied to leprechauns and the luck of the Irish, but what are the other items.
1. Four leaf clovers are an ancient Irish symbol of luck. The Celts believed that a four-leaf clover could help see fairies avoiding their mischievous behavior only seen as bad luck. The lucky clovers come from the white clover plant, also called Trifolium repens. True four-leaf clovers are rare, with only about one in ten thousand plants carrying the lucky leaves.
four leaf clover
2. Lucky horseshoes are associated with casinos tied to wealth and good fortunate. The Celts believed that iron could harm the fey, thus adoring their horses with iron horseshoes making them lucky. The Celts believed that those tricked by the far were surrounded by bad luck, so they need methods to keep them at bay.
3. Ladybugs are popular insects worldwide known for bringing a person luck. Some believe that if a ladybug lands on you, and you don’t brush it off, then your luck will improve, but be warned, the deeper red their color and the more spots they have, the luckier you’ll be. Others say that if a man and a woman see a ladybug at the same time, they’ll fall in love. Many ladybugs in the spring was a sign to farmers that there would be a successful harvest that season.
4. Acorns are an easily abundant item used for good luck found in nature. In Norse mythology, Odin hung himself from an oak tree to gain knowledge, symbolizing knowledge and wisdom. The Norse also believed that acorns could bring divine protection from the gods and placed them in the windows of their homes to ward off lightning. During the Norse Invasion, Englishmen would carry acorns in their pockets hoping it may offer them protection and good luck.
5. Lucky coins are associated with pennies, tied to the famous saying, find a penny, pick it up, and all that day you’ll have good luck! Although many only think pennies are lucky if found face up, but it all depends on your intent. If you put positive energy toward a coin, it could bring you good luck.
There are hundreds of other items associated with good luck and good fortunate. Feel free to leave a comment below if you agree that the items listed can offer good luck. What do you use as a good luck charm? Do you see magic displayed in the world as something different?
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