Sunday, March 11, 2012

Luck in Business Symbolism

Business Luck symbols

Coatl (Serpent)

The Aztecs and Mayans had many good luck symbols, and the Coatl is a sacred serpent among these people who symbolized foundational wealth. The Coatl can be seen in their ancient architecture as pillar pieces - holding up the wealth housed in their temples. The Coatl speaks of a kind of abundance that is stable and concrete - nothing can tamper or diminish this kind of wealth. This Aztec serpent is an icon for the tangible, and can serve to galvanize our material/financial dreams into solid reality.

The Coatl serpent is also great for business people because it's an emblem of balance. It harbors both male and female energy, and thus produces a stabilizing effect for those who acknowledge it. 


A tattooed coin is like a seed, growing into many more coins can to get the money ball rolling. 

Coins with holes in them are more auspicious than others. 

Spitting on coins is fabled to win you a great day's pay. 

Silver coins being tossed on a new moon at midnight grants you financial blessings during the moon's upswing (waxing) cycle.


The cornucopia serves as a great good luck symbol because it's all about value, abundance and infinite supply. The horn of plenty

Mythology indicates it's the horn of endless plenty. The original cornucopia was a ram or goat's horn in Roman mythology. The Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) gave a goat's horn to his nursemaid as a reward for doing such a great job babysitting him and taking care of him as an infant. It was a magical horn of supply, and whenever the nursemaid desired something, she just made a wish, reached in the horn, and pulled out her heart's desire.

Try tattooing a Cornucopia bursting with crisp cash like it just unleashed a jackpot.


In the Rigveda, a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns, the elephant is described as the only animal who has a hand. It talks about giving and receiving, and might be an initial answer for why the elephant is a symbol of good luck, fortune and wealth to India. 

Another reason is that elephants were owned by only the wealthiest families of India. It was like a status symbol. I suppose it would equate to a materialistic impression of a Bugatti Veyron - an insanely expensive, exclusive car only elitists own.

Ganesha is an elephant-headed god of India, and is legendary for happily harboring good luck to those who acknowledge his presence. He's also known for stampeding obstacles out of the way.


The Futhark is a specialized divinatory alphabet from ancient Nordic people (Anglo-Saxons, Germans, Scandinavians). The Feoh is a symbol for cattle and cattle were just like money to the ancient Nordic people. The measure of a man's wealth was based on how many head of cattle he owned. The value of cattle was even higher than land ownership.

The Feoh is also the first letter of the Germanic alphabet, which underscores its symbolic importance. This symbol represents wealth gained by honest means, and hard work.

Jade Plant

The Jake Plant is one among many Chinese good luck symbols. The jade plant is actually a symbolic mimicry of the actual jade stone. Jade is considered highly valuable, and therefore very lucky - a material representing great wealth, auspiciousness and fortune and status.
 Jade plants, like the stone, are green and (just like the bloodstone) this color carries symbolism of growth, renewal, spring time sprouting in the form of wealth in our lives.

Lakshmi's Footprints

Lakshmi is a beloved scintillating East Indian goddess of good fortune, and believed to be the giver of great wealth. Lakshmi is also generous and compassionate with her gifts. What's more, Lakshmi is all about refinement, beautification and opulence. Indian art depicting this goddess has tremendous "wow-factor" because she is bedecked, bejeweled and wholly beguiling.

 In India, Lakshmi's footprints are seen painted on doors, carved on coin boxes, and kept as charms in money drawers. The belief pattern here is: A little faith, a little love, some luck, and an open heart will allow Lakshmi to walk a path of richness and abundance into our lives.

Staff of Ptah

Ptah is an Egyptian creation god and has some serious manifesting powers. Ptah is kind of like the architect of the universe. He first dreams the design, and then speaks it into existence. The symbolic and esoteric correlations to this act are far more than this page will allow for elaboration. It might be worth a little independent research on Ptah and his methods of creation. Fascinating stuff. Note: Ptah's staff is actually comprised of three symbols, theankh, the was and djed.

Ptah is also a patron of craftsmen, sculptors and so his staff may appeal to people who are working on the foundation or construct of their business.


Wheels are mobile circles, and remind us of the circulatory motion of wealth in our lives. Ideally, money should flow in an out of our lives in a beautiful, fluid motion - never too much, never too little - always plenty to go 'round. The wheel is also a sacred symbol of energy, and an illustration of how energy perpetuates through everything. Always rolling, turning and moving through all things. If you incorporate the wheel as a personal symbol of fortune, be mindful your wheel rotates in a clockwise manner - that's the direction most auspicious for business and accompanying wealth.

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