Thirteen Lucky Charms1- Acorns
In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune.
Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the oak tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses from lightning's wrath.
Rainbows are considered lucky, because we all know, if we find the end of the Rainbow, there will be a pot of gold
Dolphins are considered lucky in many different cultures, including the Ancient cultures of Greece, Sumer, Egypt, and Rome.
For Christians and Native Americans, the Dolphin is a symbol of protection, and its image is said to bring good luck. Ancient sailors who spent months or even years out of sight of land, found the sight of Dolphins swimming around their ships to be the first sign that land was near.
4- Turtles are believed to have Power over all kinds of Bad Magic.
A Turtle symbolizes mother and Mother Earth. Turtles are also said to symbolize Longevity and one's Hope and Wish for a long life.
5- A Buddha charm or statue is thought of as being lucky, especially if you rub the Buddha's belly.
6- Dream Catchers
Dream catchers, from Native American culture, are considered good luck, because they catch the negative images from dreams.
The Legend of the Dream Catcher
A spider was quietly spinning his web in his own space. It was beside the sleeping space of Nokomis, the grandmother. Each day, Nokomis watched the spider at work, quietly spinning away. One day as she was watching him, her grandson came in. "Nokomis-iya!" he shouted, glancing at the spider. He stomped over to the spider, picked up a shoe and went to hit it. "No-keegwa," the old lady whispered, "don't hurt him."
"Nokomis, why do you protect the spider" asked the little boy. The old lady smiled, but did not answer.
When the boy left, the spider went to the old woman and thanked her for saving his life. He said to her, "For many days you have watched me spin and weave my web. You have admired my work. In return for saving my life, I will give you a gift." He smiled his special spider smile and moved away, spinning as he went. Soon the moon glistened on a magical silvery web moving gently in the window. "See how I spin" he said. "See and learn, for each web will snare bad dreams. Only good dreams will go through the small hole. This is my gift to you. Use it so that only good dreams will be remembered. The bad dreams will become hopelessly entangled in the web."
7- The Number Seven
The number Seven is considered lucky by many different cultures and religions.
In Christianity- *Seven represents self-sacrifice and higher virtue. It appears repeatedly in Scripture in such things as the seven lamps of the temple, seven wise and seven foolish virgins, and Christ's feeding of the multitude with five loaves and two fishes. The early church taught that belief in God brings seven gifts: wisdom, understanding, honor, glory, blessings, strength, and godliness.
*It is believed that the seventh son of a seventh son has the power of healing and that the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter has the gift of interpreting dreams.
*In the mythology of Japan, there are also Seven Gods of Fortune.
A Horseshoe symbolizes good luck, power of evil, good fortune and fertility.
Some legends say, that a Horseshoe "'Pointing Up" will gather your Luck, whereas "Pointing Down" it will shower you with Luck.
9- Four Leaf Clover
The Four Leaf Clover is a popular Western symbol of luck, probably due to its association with St. Patrick's Day
Four-leaf clovers do exist, they just are not as common as the three-leaf variety. If you find one, it's considered good luck. Legend goes that when Eve had to leave paradise she took a four-leafed Clover along for Good Luck.
10- A Wishing Well
A wishing well is a place where you toss a coin (another symbol of good luck) and make a wish.
*The ancients believed that a token gift to the gods would keep the wells from running dry. Many believed that the gods of the sea could be kept happy if a few coins were occasionally thrown their way. *A custom observed all over the world, says that if you look for your reflection in the water and then make a wish after throwing a coin into it, the wish will be granted. But when in Rome, remember that their sea gods will accept no less than three coins.
The sapphire has been a symbol of good luck since the most ancient of times.
* The Greeks believed that to wear the sapphire was to invite the favor of the gods. * In the ancient Middle East, this blue stone was believed to have supernatural powers. It was said to have been the centerpiece of King Solomon's ring. * In India, it has the power to bring health and wealth. * Among its other powers in other parts of the world are the ability to repel spiders, to protect virgins and to turn away envy.
12- Cat's Eye
The Cat's Eye clears all obstacles and helps one to move ahead in life. It also wards off the Evil Eye, Ghosts, Spirits and negative planetary influences.
*In India, if one carries a cat's-eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is thought to bring luck in games of chance. * It protects one from unforeseen losses in business or profession, and ensures financial stability, by guarding the owner's wealth.
The Ladybug is considered a harbinger of good luck and prosperity. It shall free you from day to day problems.
*Wearing a Ladybug amulet or having a live one land on you will brighten your day, give you patience with those around you, and most importantly, lessen your burdens. *Killing a Ladybug is considered bad luck. *If one lands on you when you are ill, it takes any illness away. *If a Ladybug lands on your hand and then flies away, it said to be good weather on the following Sunday.