Good Luck Symbols

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Shamrock

Popular symbol of luck.

Cameo

Symbol of good luck and wealth.

Gargoyle

Gargoyles were used in architectural design to protect buildings, esp. places of worship and other important centers.

Bluebird

The bluebird is the most universally accepted of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births and the renewal of springtime. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird.

Tassels & Fringe

  • In the Middle East, people believe that evil spirits will go to great length to avoid anything with either tassels or fringe.

  • In ancient Europe, tassels were worn to guarantee happiness.

Four Leaf Clover

One of the most popular symbols, representing good luck, wealth and good health.

Pig

In old times, when food and money were scarce, having a pig to eat was a sign of good fortune. In Germany, people acknowledge good luck with the saying "you have had pig".

The pig is considered a good luck charm, much like the four-leaf clover or rabbit's foot.

Umbrella / Parasol

In Buddhist tradition, the umbrella is a symbol of dignity and honor. Important people were protected from the sun by parasols in all hot places.

Metal

Metal was used as an adornment by Ancient Egyptians as protection against harm and evil spirits. Many Egyptian women still observe this tradition, wearing glittery ornaments in their hair and around their neck to ward off evil influences.

Colour: Green

This color symbolizes wealth, luck, prosperity and hope.

Horseshoe

One of the most popular symbols of good luck. The prongs have to face up or the luck will run out.

Iron

A metal so strong that it can only be shaped by fire, iron is known as the universal weapon against evil spirits.

Folklore claims that placing a piece of iron at the threshold or under the bed will safeguard the home.

Tomato

In Italy, the tomato is a symbol of good fortune and is thought to bring health and wealth into the home. Some Italians place a large red tomato on the mantle to further ensure prosperity.

Rattle

  • Native Americans used rattles to keep away evil spirits.

  • Rattles were used by Shamans to allow direct communication with the spirits and to enhance powers of healing and the vision of the future, inviting good fortune and asking for protection from evil.

Teddy Bear

  • Commonly used to provide comfort and consolation.

  • The name originates from the nickname of Theodore Roosevelt, who is said to have spared the life of a bear cub while hunting.

Automobile

In Dream Psychology, the car represents the physical body or self. The more powerful the car, the more the driver needs excellent self-control and adaptability.

Shells

  • In medieval times, the shell symbolized a pilgrimage.

  • In China, a shell represents a prosperous journey.

Compass

  • Symbolizes finding our way through life.

  • In dream psychology, the compass signifies safe orientation along the rocky path of life and represents an instrument of direction and identity.

Angel

  • Biblical angels are the messengers between God and the world; they are the bearers of good tidings to the soul.

  • Angels symbolize protection (guardian angels) and guidance.