Sunday, March 18, 2012

Good Luck Tattoo Symbols


Good Luck Symbols

Since as long as we've been human we have sought out a good luck symbol to protect us from all manner of negative influences.

A good luck symbol of any kind is steeped in superstition, and tied to the psyche of mankind. This is because symbols of good luck are symbols of our own hopes, and indications that we are cabable of fearing for our own safety.

There is no harm in adopting a symbol for good luck as long as we realize the power is not in the symbol itself. Rather, the "luck" is in the focus we give to the symbol.

Here are a few of these good luck symbol meanings - adopt them in good health, and know that it is your own perception that leads to protection.





Acorn:

 During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dried acorns to protect themselves from the brutalities of the day. Considered to be an emblem of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power.

 It also represents spiritual growth


Skull:

 Mostly understood as a symbol of warning, the skull was often used by ancient cultures to ward off any type of evil influence or illness. It's philosophically viewed as the seat of intelligence, spirit and the spark of human life.

 The skull is also the remnant of the body that is the most resistant to decay - another sign of its strength as a symbol.

 Many primitive cultures believed wearing skulls would insure protection and well-being. 

Star:

 Legend claims this geometric symbol was designed by Pythagoras to represent perfection. It was also known as the Wizard's Star in the Middle Ages and was worn as an embelm on clothing to represent the mysteries of the Universe.

 The Lucky Star is such because in ancient times it was believed good fortunes were determined by the Stars.

Caduceus:

Used as a good luck symbol in Egypt, India and ancient Greece, this emblem was said to ward off sickness, quarrels, and bring peace to any situation. The wings represent those on on the feet of Mercury who was the messenger of all the Greek gods. The snake symbolism speaks of the balance between good and evil. 

Shamrock and Clover:

 Specifically, the four-leaf clover is revered in Celtic myth for its emerald green hue and its vigorous growth. Each leaf symbolizes a different lucky characteristic:
 1) Fame,
 2) Wealth,
 3)Love,
4) Health. 

If you wear a lucky clover, your sweetheart will come to you, if you possess one, no evil can harm you, and if you dream of one you will live happily for the rest of your days.

Hand:

 A symbol of spiritual power, strength, domination, and protection. The Hand of Fatima (Muhammad's daughter) is worn as a good luck symbol in Islam - each finger representing an attribute
1) Faith,
2) Prayer,
3) Pilgrimage,
4) Charity,
5) Fasting.

 In ancient Europe a hand held up was believed to protect against the "evil eye."

Horseshoe:

 Another ancient emblem used to ward off the "evil eye." Common legend is that the ends must be pointing up (keeping all the good luck in). There are theories that the magic of this symbol is in its shape - that of the horned moon. 

Keys:

 Three keys worn together are said to unlock the doors of
 1) wealth,
 2) health,
 3) love.

The ancient Greeks used one key as a symbol for knowledge and life. A gold and silver key crossed is a papal emblem of authority and translates to mean the "keys to the kingdom of heaven." 







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