Lucky Charms That Will Inspire You

Winning online competitions and contests is based somewhat on luck, so have you ever thought about lucky charms? There are some people that swear by lucky charms and others think that they are silly. However, whether lucky charms work or not they can actually influence your attitude and make you more positive. Take a look at these lucky charms that can help to attract some luck into your life.

 

Four Leaf Clover

Four leaf clovers are an old Irish symbol for luck. The Irish believed that a four-leaf clover would help them to see fairies so that they could avoid their mischief, which was thought to be bad luck.

The four leaves represent hope, faith, luck and love and were thought to have mystical powers. However, other legends assign different meanings to the leaves.

There are also a number of variations, but the lucky ones come from the white clover plant, which is also called Trifolium Repens.

Real four leaf clovers are rare and there is only 1 in 10000 plants. If you think you have found one, you will see that one leaflet is smaller than the other three.

However, if you want a four-leaf clover for a lucky charm, you don’t need to trek through the woods. There are some great crafts, charms, jewelry and more that come in the lucky clover.

Horseshoe Charms

This is a popular lucky superstition and there are a number of legends as to why horseshoes are thought to be lucky.

One legend says that they are lucky because they are made from iron and fairies could not stand the touch of iron so they would stay away from horses that wore it. Another legend says that lucky horseshoes come from Saint Dunstan, who was commanded by the devil to shoe his horse, but instead Dunstan nailed it to the devil’s foot and refused to take it off until the devil agreed to stay away from every house that has a horseshoe on the door.

Horseshoes are a fun lucky symbol that you can hang on your door. The points need to face up so that shoe can fill with luck. You can also get horseshoe stickers or even a charm.

Ladybugs

Many cultures believe that ladybugs bring luck. There are cultures that believe that if a ladybug lands on you and you don’t take it off then you improve your luck. Others say that if a man and woman see a ladybug at the same time then they will fall in love. A large number of ladybugs in the spring meant that farmers would have a good harvest.

Also, the redder the ladybug and the more spots they have then the luckier you will be.

If you kill a ladybug then you will bring misfortune.

If you would like a ladybug charm then you can create a ladybug pot, paint rocks to look like ladybugs or other ladybug crafts.

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Number 7

The number 7 is thought to be lucky because it has special mathematical properties and because it crops in prominent places like the days of the week etc.

If you would like to incorporate the lucky number 7 then why not have a group of 7 lucky symbols like 7 ladybugs or 7 crystals.

Rabbit Foot

A rabbit foot keychain whether they are real or fake is considered to be lucky. The story behind the lucky rabbit’s foot is that the left hind foot of a rabbit that is caught in a cemetery at night could ward off evil magic.

You are able to get fake rabbit’s feet, but you can also sew a lucky felt bunny or draw a lucky bunny.

Other Lucky Animals

In feng shui, goldfish are thought to attract luck. Horses and dragons are also thought to be lucky.

In Germany, lucky pigs are used as tokens for luck and are given to friends and family at New Year.

Tortoises and turtles are also considered to be lucky because they live for a very long time.

The ancient Egyptians believe that the scarab beetle is lucky.

Rainbows

The legend of the rainbow is that if you dig at the end of it, you will find a pot of gold, which is why rainbows are thought to be lucky.

Rainbows are great lucky charms with a great story and they are bright and cheerful, which will help to create a positive mood.

Coins

There is an old saying that says find a penny, pick it up and all that day you’ll have good luck’.

There are some that say the penny is only lucky if it is found face-up. However, pennies are not the only lucky coins.

Chinese I-Ching coins are thought to be lucky and are usually given as gifts of luck on Chinese New Year and for weddings.

You can decorate your competition space with lucky coins and bring in some extra luck.

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Lucky Bamboo

Lucky bamboo is not bamboo but rather Dracaena. This is a long lived and hardy plant, which might be why it is thought to be lucky.

The more stalks that lucky bamboo has then the more luck it is supposed to bring. A plant that has 3 stalks is said to bring wealth, happiness and longevity. However, there are plants with more stalks so you will get all kinds of luck.

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers come from the Native American culture and looks like a net that is stretched over a loop and decorated with feathers and beads and they are thought to catch bad dreams.

As the bad dreams are caught the owner of the dreamcatcher becomes happier, balanced and luckier.

You can hang a dreamcatcher by your window to keep the bad luck away or you could get dreamcatcher earrings or a necklace.

Evil Eyes

Giving someone the evil eye used to mean a lot more once. These evil eyes were triggered by jealousy and giving someone the evil eye was thought to cause mental illness and other suffering.

People have been using evil eye talismans or nazurs for years to ward off bad luck that is caused by these curses.

These evil eye charms come in a variety of forms. There are some that use a hand with an eye in the middle and others use blue or green beads. The most popular form though comes from Turkey and are glass beads with alternating blue and white circles.

There are a number of lucky charms that you can use to improve your luck. These charms are thought to bring you luck, which will change your attitude when you are entering online competitions and contests because you will feel more positive about the experience and you will start to feel like you will win and eventually you will.

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