Which amulet should I be lucky enough to wear?

Lucky charm: if you believe in it, it will help too!

"Happiness often arises from paying attention to small things, misfortune often from neglecting small things." - Wilhelm Busch

All people strive to find happiness in their life. Often it is not the big things that bring you closer to this goal, but rather the little things that can enrich life and make us happy. So many people carry a little lucky charm with them that gives them strength and confidence and, above all, of course, should bring them luck.

But what is a lucky charm anyway? A good luck charm can be an object, but also a plant, an animal or even a person who is said to have good luck. A lucky charm often appears in the form of jewelry as a talisman, amulet or other pendant. Through him you want to protect yourself from evil forces and support the positive forces in order to maintain prosperity, a long life, health and happiness. Objects often became lucky charms because of their historical past or a legend, but a person who brings good news can also be regarded as a lucky charm.

There are many different shapes and types of lucky charms. One plant that we say brings us luck is the four-leaf clover. Some people find one with a quick glance at the meadow, others look in vain for it all their life. Luck is only brought by those shamrocks that you found by chance, not those that you grew yourself. When traveling, the shamrock is supposed to protect against misfortune and sewn into clothing against evil. The luck symbolism of the shamrock goes back to the Bible. There it says that Eva stole a four-leaf clover from paradise, so that everyone who finds one will have a piece of paradise. If you are unsuccessful in your search for the shamrock, jewelry or the like in the appropriate form are also good lucky charms.

Another symbol of luck in animal form is the ladybug. It is considered to be the messenger of heaven from the Mother of God Mary. It is supposed to heal the sick and protect the children when it comes to them. But if you shake it off or even kill it, you get bad luck and bad luck. There are even true ladybug cults that are primarily religious. The ladybug is often depicted on greeting cards and adorns numerous chains as a pendant.

One thing that is said to bring good luck is the horseshoe. The horse symbolizes strength and power and has been a loyal companion of noblemen and knights in the past. To protect the horse's hooves, they are shod with iron. This protective effect for the valuable horse is the reason why they are considered to be lucky charms. Fastened to the mast of a ship, horseshoes are said to ensure a safe journey home, fastened above the door they protect the house and yard from misfortune and prevent strangers and evil spirits from entering. The horseshoe is fastened over the door with a nail and is supposed to fall on the devil's head if he dares to enter the house in human form. A horseshoe that is open at the top can be a symbol for the horns of the devil, but at the same time it can also be seen as a fountain that catches happiness. A horseshoe that is open at the bottom lets happiness fall out and one that is open to the right shows the letter "C" and thus stands for Jesus Christ.

But luck charms are not only found in our culture and in the Christian faith. In Islam, for example, there is the hand of Fatima, which is supposed to give blessings, happiness and strength. It wards off the evil eye and evil spirits. Since she once healed Mohammed, her hand is said to have healing powers to this day. Why the hand of Fatima was mentioned as a symbol is controversial. Some attribute this to African rituals and defensive magic, others refer to the image of Fatima from the eastern Mediterranean, where she is depicted as a protective goddess with a child in her arms and a raised and open right hand. This symbol is also often found as a pendant on chains.

Lots of people think of lucky charms as superstition, but it's definitely worth a try. No lucky charm is a guarantee for a healthy and fulfilling life, but belief in it gives the owner confidence and vitality. As a result, it can in turn contribute to making you feel happy and to strengthen your well-being. You just have to firmly believe in it and get involved, then it will be easy to find happiness in the little things too.