Amulets are a type of magical items. They always have a natural origin. These can be different types of semi-precious stones, ordinary pebbles with an interesting shape or with a hole in them, some kind of plant or just a twig from a certain kind of tree. /The amulet can be also a combination of all these items./ The purpose of the amulet is to protect us from various misfortunes and bring us prosperity and luck.
Usually the amulet is made individually, for a specific person. It is woven with energy and symbolism specifically designed for that person and thanks to their action, the amulet helps that person find the way to their own happiness, well-being and luck.
According to tradition, the amulet must be made by a magician, but it turns out, this is not necessary. Unlike a talisman, an amulet may not undergo any preliminary magical rituals because its natural contents are considered to possess the necessary power anyway. Actually, it's just a kind of ornament that you can wear instead of jewelry. Apart from beautifying you externally, the amulet will strengthen and charge up your positive powers.
Some people think it is better to still perform a certain ritual before starting to wear their amulet. Here we can offer you one that is quite easy to do.
The only condition is that the ritual be performed during a waning moon. First, light a candle, then sprinkle the amulet with salt and say the words: "I consecrate you with the element of Earth." Then sprinkle it with water, saying, "I consecrate you with the element of Water."
The ritual continues with the enumeration of the remaining two elements - Fire and Air. To charge your amulet with them, pass it through the candle flame and into the air above the burning candle respectively. Do not forget to pronounce the corresponding words: "I consecrate you with the element of Fire" and "I consecrate you with the element of Air".
Then continue with the following incantations: "I charge this amulet with the power of the Sun, Moon and Stars to bring me /here you should mention your names/ luck and happiness and to protect me from all evil forces." Finally, finish off by saying, "I declare this amulet filled with the Energies of the Universe."
Good luck amulets from around the world
The four-leaf clover is an Irish symbol of good luck. According to the ancient Celts, the four-leaf clover promotes contact with fairies and deliverance from evildoers. The four leaves of the plant symbolize faith, hope, love and luck. Another legend says that they represent wealth, health, fame and love.
One legend says that horseshoes bring good luck, because they were traditionally made of iron. Evil spirits could not stand the touch of iron, so they retreated from houses decorated with it.
Considering how many games of chance are played with dice, it's no surprise that they have become a symbol of luck. Many people still wear them as good lucky amulets. If you also want to benefit from their magical power, you can carry them in an inner pocket, have them in the form of a bracelet or earrings. Or carry dice in your car. Some people even tattoo these symbols as tattoos for good luck.
Ladybugs are popular insects around the world and many cultures believe that they bring good luck. Some say that if a ladybug lands on you and you don't brush it off, your luck will improve. Others say that if a man and a woman see a ladybug at the same time, they will fall in love. In Belgium, a ladybug crawling through a girl's hand is a sign that she will soon marry. A large number of ladybugs in the spring was a sign to farmers that there would be a good harvest.
However, when we talk about a ladybug as a good luck charm, we must note that it is not about all species. According to legends, bright red ladybugs bring the most luck. If you kill a ladybug, bad luck may befall you. So be careful. If you also want to surround yourself with ladybugs as good luck charms, you can place small souvenirs of this shape on your desk.
It turns out that the number 7 is also a kind of lucky charm. Growing up, you may have heard that seven is the luckiest number, but did anyone ever tell you why? The number seven has been associated with luck, perfection and the acquisition of knowledge in many cultures throughout history.
One reason for this may be that the number seven has special mathematical properties. The ancient Greeks called 7 "the perfect number" because it is the sum of 3 (triangle) and 4 (square). And those figures that are perfect shapes. We also find 7 in many other places.
There are 7 days of the week.
There are 7 colors in the rainbow.
There are 7 planets visible to the naked eye.
Guesses are that the 7th son of the 7th son is especially gifted and lucky.
Now, if you had grown up in China, you would probably say that the number 8 is the luckiest number and the reason is much more clear than with the number 7. In Chinese, the word for the number 8 sounds a lot like the word for prosperity. So its lucky properties are kind of a play on words.
The number 8, with its two graceful curves, is also a balanced number. Balance and harmony are vital ingredients for a happy life.
This lucky charm is associated with a sinister legend. The belief is that if you catch a rabbit at night in the cemetery, its left hind leg will bring you great luck. Of course, we don't imagine you engaging in such pursuits. However, there are many souvenir fake rabbit paws that can do the same job.
Rabbits aren't the only lucky animals.
For example: In feng shui goldfish are said to attract luck and prosperity. Dragons and horses are also considered lucky.
Turtles are also considered lucky charms because of their long lives.
Ancient Egyptians considered the scarab beetle lucky.
In Korea, the swallow is considered a symbol of good luck.
Some people say that if you find a penny that is numbered up, then it should be kept, because it is a good luck charm. And we think that finding a penny on the road is good luck on its own.
According to some legends, bamboo and dracaena bring good luck. For flower lovers, they are the perfect good luck charms.
Dreamcatchers come from Native American culture. According to tradition, they are placed above the bed to protect the occupants of the home from nightmares and to make the people in the household happier and more balanced. And besides, they bring good luck.
Norwegians believe that acorns can bring divine protection and place them near the windows of their homes to protect themselves from lightning. The next time you go for a walk in the woods, take an acorn and carry it in your pocket as a lucky charm.
This is a Turkish talisman that protects against evil eyes, jealousy, envy. It can also bring you good luck.