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Lucky Symbols

Every culture has its own good luck symbols, emblems believed to bring in good fortune and luck, ward off evil, usher in prosperity and remove negative energy and sickness. And behind every good luck symbol is a superstition, born of cultural perspectives and rooted in history. Whether you believe in them or not, they permeate our culture and can be found everywhere – in jewelry and fashion, architecture, literature, arts and religion.


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Good luck charms range from acorns, to horseshoes, dreamcatchers to four leaf clovers, depending on the context it’s viewed within. They vary from culture to culture. Sometimes, what’s considered good luck in one culture, can have a different meaning in another. So, as with every symbol, context is everything.


In our articles on good luck symbols, we’ve explored popular lucky charms from around the world, outlining their significance, relevance and symbolism.

Hamsa Hand: A Potent Symbol of Protection

Symbolism of the hamsa hand

If you take a trip to the Middle East or North Africa, chances are you'll spot a lot of people wearing the Hand of Fatima, also known as Hamsa. You may even hear people mutter "Hamsa, Hamsa, ...

Why Ladybugs are Considered Lucky Symbols

Ladybug symbol luck

Lucky charms usually differ in the Eastern and Western sides of the world. However, there are a few symbols of luck that are celebrated in both cultures, including the ladybug. In this article, we ...

Lucky Bamboo – Why Is It a Lucky Symbol?

lucky bamboo symbol

The lucky bamboo has invaded thousands of homes as a popular house plant, but do you know what exactly makes this plant special? In this article, we’ll trace the roots of how the lucky bamboo ...

Kokopelli – What Does This Symbol Mean?

Kokopelli symbolism

Kokopelli is an interesting symbol, featuring a hunchbacked flute player. The first images of Kokopelli appeared on Hohokam pottery over 1000 years ago. Sometimes he is illustrated with a sack ...

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