Did you know that today, the 3rd of May is said to be a lucky date? I didn't!
I sure hope that its true though because I have an important meeting this evening which, if it goes well, could open up a few possibilities for me. So, fingers crossed! And there you go, another lucky symbol, crossing our fingers. Where did it come from? Apparently early Christians would cross their fingers in order to invoke the power of the Christian cross for protection against evil. Simple!
So on this lucky day, with my fingers crossed (makes it hard to type) I've put together a list of my favourite lucky charms + superstitions.:
1. The Black Cat
Depending on where you are in the world a black cat may mean good luck or it could mean bad luck. For me, having grown up in Ireland a black cat brings good luck, especially if it runs across your path. Gifts of black cat symbols are often given to a bride to bring her lucky in her marriage. It is also believed that a strange black cat arriving at your home means prosperity and that a female owner of a black cat will have many suitors.
2. Bird Poo
Not the most pleasant of lucky signs I will admit but still it seems to be universally agreed that a bird dropping his "do-do" on you is a lucky omen. The exact reason for this is unclear however, some think that it is the fact that the chances of you getting hit by birds droppings are as high as say, winning the lottery and because it happened to you in particular must be a good thing. Others take it as a sign that there is wealth of some kind coming from heaven. I have heard variations of this superstition over the years and it seems that it doesn't necessary have to be on your body that the birdies lets loose but on your freshly washed clothes blowing on the wash line or even your car will suffice.
3. Throwing Salt
4. Four Leaf Clover
Surely with all this talk of luck the outcome of my meeting later will be a good one!
What are your favourite lucky beliefs? Do you carry a lucky charm with you at important events?
Do you believe in luck at all?! Let me know, leave a comment below.
Have a happy, creative + LUCKY day!