Superstitions About Luck
“What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.”
- Robertson Davies
As Psychics, we’re often asked for lucky numbers or lucky days, but while our clients have had some real success with the information we have offered, there is a lot more to “luck” than being able to apply a simple formula. Some folks carry a lucky scarf, or stone. On a winning streak, some ball players wear their unwashed socks over and over, others grow beards during an important series…. we have a lot of beliefs about luck and what makes us lucky. Here are some insights from our team about Luck:
Four Leafed Clover
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone. Ahhhh four leaf clovers. People search their whole lives to find one spending hours and hours looking. In this lifetime I have been blessed with the ability to find them. When walking over clover I know when one is there and I look down and sure enough there it is. I’ve given away so many and the joy on peoples’ faces makes it all worth while.
In fact it was a four leaf clover that helped me meet my wife. When my wife, Sharon, was younger she was told by a psychic that whenever a four leaf clover comes into your life pay attention. I worked with my wife’s friend Heather and she would talk about her friend all the time. One day I found a four leaf clover and I brought it to Heather and said “give this to your friend”. The rest is history. I guess four leaf clovers are lucky because it helped me to find and marry my best friend. Robert
Magic Squares, Lucky Cats
Luck is a funny thing isn’t it. Even though I know for certain that the only luck I possibility could have control over in my life is by being diligent in my thoughts and feelings and by possibly keeping my money section in my house (south/east) clean and happy, I still like anything that helps me along the way. I guess there isn’t anything wrong with having fun in life so if something makes you happy and you aren’t hurting anyone else, just smile and do it. The luck I’ll write about is money luck. Here’s some things I do for luck. I always have a Magic Square in my house. . It’s known to balance things. I found someone who did them in pottery so it not only produces the energy I want but it looks kind of cool too. Also much to my husband’s dismay I also have a money shelf. I painted the shelf gold and I have all the things that represent abundance to me. I have a money pot I made in a course, praying hands, a buffalo, the list does go on and on. This shelf is in my south/east corner which in feng shui represents your money section. I always keep a citron stone in my purse, I have a little lucky cat that shakes his arm, and I have frogs with coins in their mouth around the house……oh my goodness the list goes on and on. Come to think about it it’s a little embarrassing the things I do to keep the flow going. Well whatever I’m doing whether it be my funny little things all over my house or directing my thoughts to receive abundance its working because I feel I’m the luckiest woman in the world.
Magic square, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
In recreational mathematics , a magic square of order n is an arrangement of n ² numbers, usually distinct integers , in a square , such that the n numbers in all rows, all columns, and both diagonals sum to the same constant.  A normal magic square contains the integers from 1 to n ². The term “magic square” is also sometimes used to refer to any of various types of word square .
Normal magic squares exist for all orders n = 1 except n = 2, although the case n = 1 is trivial—it consists of a single cell containing the number 1. The smallest nontrivial case, shown below, is of order 3.
The constant sum in every row, column and diagonal is called the magic constant or magic sum, M . The magic constant of a normal magic square depends only on n and has the value
in this case, each column and row adds to 15
For normal magic squares of order n = 3, 4, 5, …, the magic constants are: 15, 34, 65, 111, 175, 260, … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square
Notes on Luck
A teacher of mine was fond of saying that luck happens when persistence and opportunity collide. This works for something that is truly attainable like a new job you’re already qualified to do and if there’s a demand for your skill set. It doesn’t work too well for winning the lottery though, and I guess this could be seen as the difference between “dumb” luck and “smart” luck.
Was Thomas Edison just “lucky” when he invented the electric light bulb? Perhaps a little, but he smartly tried and failed many times until he came up with the correct process and materials. His invention of light, as well as the first phonograph, were made during a Saturn/Prometheus (Uranus) opposition similar to the one we’re about to go through, a time when authorities (Saturn) said it couldn’t be done.
Quite often when good fortune arrives, someone might say “I guess all the planets were lined up just right,” and of course I’d be tempted to agree. Perhaps a special someone from a past life shows up during a Venus retrograde, or a Full Moon conjuncts your second house Jupiter and you win a thousand dollars in the lottery. It could happen, but first you need to buy a scratch-off ticket.
I’m not condoning gambling of any sort, but the point here is that when times are favorable – when the planets are lined up – you have to make the effort to make things happen. Nothing ever falls through the roof and into your lap, luck needs an opportunity to collide with persistence. Phil
Superstitions About Wishing Luck
1909 – Fishermen count it unlucky for any one to wish them good luck as they are putting out.
1922 – To wish a man luck when on his way tp a race-meeting is considered unlucky. Instead of saying “Good Luck!” you should say something insulting, such as, “may you break your leg!”
1932 – It is regarded as unlucky should anyone wish an actor ‘good luck” on the first night or beofre a performance.
1805 – In the afternoon the drover received his payment from the butcher’s wife, and not only went away content, but returned a shilling as luck-penny.
1824 – The cash which the seller gives back to the buyer after the latter has paid him; it is given back with the hope that it may prove a lucky bargain.
(a t-shaped bone from sheep’s head)
1851 The lucky born is worn to produce good luck and is an excellent protection against witchcraft