You don't have to wait for good luck to come into your life. With special talismans, good luck charms and jewelry, you can become master of your destiny and attract good fortune directly into your lives. So browse through our various collections of Irish, Indian, Buddhist, and Chinese good luck charms to find the best symbol of luck for yourself.
Good Luck Charms You Can Wear Every Day
It would be great to have some extra luck in life, to be able to attract positive energies and good fortune. But it does not have to be just in our thoughts – we could try and attract luck with special talismans and good luck charms. There are figurines and crystal items you can place in your home, and there are also various types of good luck jewelry that you can wear every day.
The Ancient Good Luck Charms
People have always believed in bad and good luck. Of course, their wish was to protect themselves against the bad and to attract as much as possible of the good. As a result, many symbols of luck were born in ancient times. Some of them continued their legacy in the modern world, others got lost forever, while some remained but acquired a new meaning.
Such symbols as Ankh for Ancient Egyptians, dream catcher for Native Americans, acorn for the Vikings and their descendants, elephant for Indians, Evil Eye and Hamsa for Greeks and Turks, or a four-leaf clover for Irish, hold significance in the cultures they come from as well as many others who believe in these charms. But, with so many options, how do you choose the one that would reflect what you wish to attract into your life? Let’s find out how to choose Chinese, Indian, and Irish good luck charms.
How to Choose Irish Good Luck Charms
Some of the old and well-known symbols of luck come from Ireland, where a lucky color is green, and a lucky plant is a clover. Shamrock, a three-leaf clover, has a long history going back several hundred years. Back then, ancient druids of Ireland thought that shamrock possessed the ability to find bad spirits.
Later, the story of the clover continued with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who is said to have used the shamrock to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity. But, what does luck have to do with this plant? Well, the shamrock is counted among good luck charms because of its unique four-leaf variety, which is so rare that you might come across 10,000 three-leaf clovers before finding one with four leaves.
The origin of four-leaf clover Irish good luck charms is said to date back to the time of Adam and Eve. It is believed that Eve took a four-leaf clover with her, after being cast out of the Garden of Eden, as a reminder of paradise. Ancient Egyptians gave four-leaf clovers to newly married couples as a symbol of everlasting love.
Now, people still believe that anyone who finds a four-leaf clover will have luck in any of the ventures they start. But, because of the plant’s rarity, four-leaf clovers now appear in jewelry items, such as lucky necklaces, bracelets, and other good luck charms. Some jewelry items have a real pressed four-leaf clover as an element for an extra boost of good fortune.
You now know about the clover story, but do you also know that a horseshoe for luck is also a tradition that came from Ireland? If you are searching for Irish good luck charms, look no further. Hundreds of years ago, people placed horseshoes above their doors to ward off evil and attract good luck. But, you do not have to get a full-sized horseshoe for your living space. Instead, you can get a charm with this symbol of luck.
The horseshoe can face up or down, and its meaning will be different based on the way it is displayed. Hanging it upwards would keep all the good luck and positive energies attracted by the symbol. And hanging it downwards would mean that all the attracted luck would shower on you and your home immediately.
There is also a belief that a horseshoe has protective powers because of its shape resembling a crescent moon. It was said to bring fertility, good luck, and even protect against the curse of the Evil Eye. Even now people wear horseshoe Irish good luck charms with seven holes in them. These holes symbolize the nails attaching horseshoes to the door. Number seven is a lucky number too, so there is more luck in there than what meets the eye.
How to Choose Indian Good Luck Symbols
There are many good luck symbols in India. You are most likely to know or would have heard about some of them. Lucky symbols are found in nature like the elephant, in religion like the figurines of Hindu gods, and spiritual traditions like Buddhist good luck charms with the Om symbol and yantras. If you are looking for Indian good luck charms, here are some ideas to get you started.
An elephant is one of the most well-known symbols of luck coming from Hindu traditions. An elephant is considered to represent power, peace, diligence, dignity, and intelligence. It is a symbol of good luck and fortune in many cultures across the world. There is even a famous saying about the elephant, that you should keep an elephant at the door of your house for protection from bad luck and letting only good energies enter your home.
Om, which is also known as Aum, is one of the most sacred and important symbols in Hinduism. It represents the sound that marks the beginning of all major Hindu mantras and appears in Sanskrit texts. Its meaning is vast; in fact, it encompasses anything and everything in the universe, words, sounds, and all creation. This symbol appears in clothing and good luck charms and is believed to bring luck and good fortune.
Yantras in Hinduism are sacred geometries that symbolize the universe. These symbols of luck are comprised of simple geometric shapes, such as triangles, squares, circles, and crosses. Along with mandalas, yantras are used to aid in meditation. The most well-known yantra is Sri Yantra, which is also recognized as the mother of all yantras and symbolizes the connection between female and male energies. Yantras carry strong symbolism and are believed to be helpful Buddhist good luck charms for attracting good energies and luck.
Another lucky symbol we can find in Buddhism and Hinduism is the lotus flower. Apart from its beautiful image, this symbol also carries deep and significant meaning for these two cultures. Buddha associated lotus flower with a human being. Just like this fragile and gentle plant rises above the murky water and blooms into a beautiful flower, a human can also bloom into someone incredible irrespective of their origin. Many feng shui masters recognize lotus as a lucky flower, and say that it can turn your bad luck into good, increasing your sense of joy.
Last but not the least from Indian good luck charms is the symbol of Ganesh, the Hindu god of luck, a deity with the head of an elephant. It is believed that Lord Ganesh provides success, fortune, and prosperity. He is also known for removing life’s obstacles and bestowing wisdom and material prosperity on those who believe in his powers. You can wear a good luck charm with Ganesh symbol, or you can get a Ganesh figurine and place it in your home for good feng shui energies.
How to Choose Chinese Good Luck Charms
Chinese good luck charms are so popular that you might be already using one without knowing about its origins. For example, take the lucky cat symbol found in so many Chinese jewelry pieces and souvenirs. Maneki Neko, or beckoning cat, is a symbol that originated in Japan and is a figurine of a cat waving its paw. This talisman is commonly placed in shops to attract customers. Now, the image of the lucky cat appears in Chinese good luck charms and can contain just a head of the lucky cat or a head with a palm.
Then, there are the laughing Buddha statues and charms. Laughing Buddha figurines do not have the same appearance as Buddha symbols. He has a round belly and a wide smile and represents prosperity, abundance, and good luck. Many people believe that rubbing the Laughing Buddha’s belly will bring them luck. And according to feng shui, you should place the good luck charms with his symbol in any part of your home that needs a boost in luck.
Next, comes the symbol of the dragon. In Ancient China, people believed that the emperor descended directly from the dragon. That’s why dragons appear in Chinese good luck charms, figurines, jewelry, and architecture. They are seen as good and lucky, and they symbolize luck, power, and nobility. Getting a charm with a dragon or buying a dragon figurine for your home are the best ways for you to attract good luck into your life constantly.
One of the most used symbols in feng shui is the mystic knot. It represents a long and happy life, which is full of luck and good fortune. Commonly seen in good luck charms and house decorations, the mystic knot is thought to bring a flow of good energy into every aspect of a person’s life, including career and money, love and marriage.
While you are looking for good luck charms to add to your collection of amulets, think about these Irish, Indian, Buddhist, and Chinese good luck charms and what they can do to attract luck, good fortune, and abundance into your life. Believe in the symbols of luck and become the master of your destiny.