Throughout human history, many objects have been cast as luck charms. Many different cultures have their own symbols of luck. The most powerful good luck charms are those that are easiest to find and recognize. There are many symbols that American consider to be luck charms. Here are the twelve most common good luck charm symbols.
- Four Leaf Clover – One leaf is for FAITH… The second for HOPE… The third for LOVE… And the fourth for LUCK! Four leaf clover is very hard to find, and is consider to be very lucky to find one.
- A rabbit’s foot – Rabbit is know as a symbol of fertility, which means fast reproduction, which means getting lucky!
- Horseshoe – The elements of fire and iron used to create a horse shoes were thought to have special powers. The orientation is argumentative, but no matter which way you hang the horseshoe, good fortune will come.
- A Wishbone – A thanksgiving tradition. After the wishbone breaks, the person with the bigger piece will have their wish granted.
- Shooting star – You can make a wish. The wish will be granted, but it must be made prior the disappearance of the sprinkles.
- Lucky Penny- It must be a head side up penny. The rhyming verse: “Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.”
- A Rainbow – There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
- Acorn – a symbol of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power.
- Keys – three keys worn together symbolize the unlocking of the doors to health, wealth and love. They represent the knowledge and wisdom of life.
- Dream catcher – from Native American culture, are considered lucky, because they catch the negative images from dreams.
- Number 7 – The number of days in a week.
- Lady Bugs- Ladybugs eat harmful crop pests. It is a beneficial insect, therefore is considered to be lucky by farmers.
“Good Luck is when Preparation meets Opportunity”. As good luck is always around us – be ready.