Want to bring more luck to your life? Well, whether you plan on winning the lottery or achieving a goal against the odds, these good luck charms could increase the amount of luck that surrounds you.
The Vikings used to place acorns on their windowsills to protect the home from lightning. Since Oak trees attract lightning, the Vikings believed that acorns were immune to the wrath of Thor, the god of thunder and lightning.
In Asian and Native American cultures, crickets are seen as a sign of good luck. In fact, it’s considered extremely bad luck to kill a cricket – even if you kill one by mistake. Some people believe crickets protect the house and, if they stop chirping, it’s a sign that danger is near.
Some people believe that receiving bamboo as a gift brings you luck. According to Feng Shui, your luck can be increased by placing a friendship bamboo plant in the east part of a room.
Horseshoes are powerful good luck charms thanks to the horse’s reputation as a strong and powerful animal. Apparently, placing a horseshoe above your front door prevents evil from entering your home.
According to Native American culture, dream catchers gather good dreams and banish nightmares. Legend has it that Nokomis, the grandmother in Ojibwa folklore watched a spider weave a web day after day until one day her grandson tried to kill the spider and destroy its web. She protected the spider and, to thank her, it spun a fresh web in the window overnight. Nokomis found that her good dreams went through the web and returned to her while bad dreams became trapped in it.
The Hamsa Hand
The Hamsa Hand and ‘The Hand of Fatima’ have become popular good luck charms around the world. They originated in both Jewish and Muslim communities and are often worn as jewellery to protect the wearer from the envious or evil eye.
Cat’s Eye Gem
According to first-century Rome, by carrying a cat’s eye gemstone around, you can protect yourself from evil. The stone is believed to protect its owner from evil spirits, disease, death and poverty. If you’re struggling to make a decision or decide which path to take in life, gently pressing the stone against your forehead could bring you clarity.
The jolly Buddha has become a symbol for happiness and prosperity. By placing a statue of him in your home, you can bring yourself joy and wealth, particularly if you rub his belly.