Luck is a strange phenomenon and belief that define the human experience in terms of probability, particularly negative, positive, or unlikely occurrences. According to some experts, luck affects the level of our success or failure as well as the quality of our lives. The belief in luck is universal, yet a surprisingly large number of people are still convinced that it is something outside of their control. In this article I’ll explain what luck is and where it comes from.
Luck has many definitions. In popular usage, it usually refers to acts of fate, such as winning the lottery or winning the jackpot at a casino. Others define lucky moments as occurring “out of the blue,” “by accident” or “for no apparent reason.” Still others believe that good luck is a spiritual concept that comes from a personal connection with an entity called “God.” These definitions leave the meaning of “lucky” up to the person who believes that it is something outside of themselves.
A person with positive attitudes about luck can look at life with more detachment and more appreciation. A lucky person is likely to be more assertive, creative and resilient. Luck makes it so that good things happen, but sometimes bad things also do happen. Good luck does not make anything happen.
For the nonbeliever, it’s all a matter of chance. You see it as “what goes around comes around,” and there is no pattern that shows when good luck will strike. Thus, you may say that you are unlucky at the moment, but over time you will have the fortunate numbers or good luck symbolically reflected in your life. This may sound like wishful thinking, but it is very possible to visualize the symbols of luck in your life. You just need to be open to visualization and be open to the possibilities.
One of the lucky numbers is seven. It is not a special number, but many cultures find seven particularly lucky. In many cultures, seven is associated with cycles such as the moon cycles or the summer season. If you have a birth date which falls in the summer months, it is a sign of luck and abundance at this time of the year, especially if you are a woman.
Another lucky number is ten. It represents success and ambition. The Mayans are believed to be the first people on the earth who recognized the significance of ten and turned it into a talisman. Thus, it is considered a very lucky omen to have a ten-digit birth date; it is also said to bring riches and success to its owner.
Suerte Tener Suerte De Mulo is another lucky symbol. This lucky toy is made from a plant that grows wild across the Southeastern part of Mexico. The plant is sacred to the Aztecs and is known for its longevity. Upon harvesting it, its bark was dried and the bark became a powerful talisman. When carried with the same object, it would bring good luck and abundance to whoever wears it. A fumerola, a decorative necklace, is also made from the bark of the same plant.
Other lucky numbers such as the number 8 are considered lucky by many cultures. It represents good fortune, prosperity, health, marriage and fertility. Eight has a dual meaning of being a lucky number for birthdays as well as other occasions. Lucky charms are available for all the lucky numbers and are worn on various parts of the body to help boost one’s luck.
Another lucky charm is a four-leaf clover. These herbs have been known to bring good luck and abundance to many individuals. In fact, some Native American tribes believed that four leaf clovers were sacred and were always worn around the neck. When the clover is in season, lucky charm makers often weave a four leaf clover into a lucky charm, adding an extra personal touch to the charm.
Ladybugs are another group of lucky symbols charms. Commonly seen in Asian countries, ladybugs are considered lucky because they are associated with female luck. Two red ladybugs, along with a white one, are considered lucky for couples wishing to be married on Valentine’s Day. A red ladybug is believed to bring good luck to a house when it dies while a white ladybug is thought to bring health, wealth and prosperity to a house.
A group of lucky charms that include ladybugs, lizards, and fuzzy dice are also commonly seen on store windows. Lucky charms are everywhere in reference to luck and happiness. Anyone lucky enough to receive these charms can rest assured that they will find their luckiest days filled with plenty of good cheer and prosperity. Today, lucky charms are available for just about anybody’s budget and any taste.