With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner celebrating the luck of the Irish, we thought we would share why we do some of the things we do or consider good luck.
Looking for a Four-Leaf Clover
The legend of lucky four-leaf clover comes from Ireland. Four leaf clovers are said to have mystical powers representing faith, hope, love and luck. Four leaf clovers are extremely rare occurring only one in 10,000 plants. It is the Trifolium clover plant (white clover) that is said to be lucky.
Putting a Horseshoe Over Your Door
Horseshoes are considered lucky because as legend has it that they were made of iron that would keep mischievous fairies away. Another legend is associated with the devil and that he would stay away from any house that had a horseshoe on the door.
Picking Lucky Number 7
The number 7 is considered lucky because according to ancient Greeks, it was the sum of 3 (triangle) and 4 (rectangle) which were thought to be perfect forms. Also 7 is considered to be lucky because of its recurrence in nature. There are 7 days of the week, 7 colors in the rainbow, and 7 planets visible to the naked eye.
Decorate Your Home With Lucky Animals
According to the feng shui, having goldfish in your house is said to attract luck and prosperity. Other animals and bugs that are also considered lucky are elephants (wisdom), turtles (long life span) dragons & horses (feng shui), pigs (Germany) and beetles (Egypt). And, of course, there’s the rabbit’s foot. The legend has it that the left foot of a rabbit would ward off evil spirits.
Make A Wish When You See A Rainbow
Rainbows are considered lucky because of the legend of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Today, more often rainbows are a great time to take pause and make a wish, two wishes if it is a double rainbow. After all, you only get what you wish for.
Pick Up A Penny on the Ground
Most of us know this saying, “Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.” There are two theories about why pennies are considered lucky. From ancient folklore, anything metal, like copper was said to be a gift from the gods to ward off evil. Another thought is that pennies are linked to more wealth and more good luck.
We think that eating Aroniaberries should be a new symbol for good luck, health, and prosperity. Superberries Aroniaberries top the antioxidant chart having more antioxidants than popular berries, like elderberries, cranberries, and blueberries. They also provide the most balanced protection against free radicals which can cause cell damage and may lead to illness. Superberries Aroniaberries support important systems in our bodies, including eye, joint and cardiovascular health. That, in itself, is worthy of considering it a good luck charm.