Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good Luck Charms

Lucky Rabbit's Foot

The Rabbit's Foot

The belief that a rabbit's foot is lucky is common in American culture, but at one time in the past, this belief was considered a superstition, especially one of Afro-American origin. In earlier decades, it was only the left hind foot of the rabbit that was considered lucky and the wearer had to rub it to bring on good luck. This was because people noticed in amazement that when a rabbit ran, its hind feet went ahead of its front ones. Therefore, the hind feet were considered lucky. Some people also believed that the rabbit's foot was a source of protective magic.

Lucky Horse Shoe 

 The Horseshoe

There is good reason to believe that the crescent form of the horseshoe links the symbol to the Moon goddess of ancient Europe, and that the protection invoked is that of the goddess herself, or, more particularly, of her sacred vulva. In regions where the horseshoe is placed facing upward, folks believe the horseshoe must point up "or the luck runs out." In places where it is hung facing downward, they say exactly the opposite - "it must point down so the luck can pour onto you." However, when it is placed over the doorways of barns and stables, the horseshoe usually points downward, and it is said that Ono witch will pass under it.

Four Leaf Clover   
 All plants and clovers have leaf arrangements in sets of three. A four-leafed clover is a very rare occurrence and therefore considered lucky. One who finds a four-leafed clover is believed to be lucky. The clover must be plucked and kept for continued luck.

Wish Bone 
 The Wishbone

The hen and the rooster were popular in ancient birdlore. Since the hen cackled when she laid an egg and the cock crowed at the beginning of the day, it was believed that these fowls had special powers and could answer human questions. After the hen oracle was performed, the fowl was sacrificed to a special god. Its collarbone was saved and hung in the sun to dry. The person seeking an answer from God made a wish on the bone, which gave it its name - the wishbone. Afterwards two people snapped the dry bone, each making his own wish. The person holding the longer end was believed to be granted his wish.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sun Signs and Lucky Flowers

Did you know you had a flower that could bring you luck? Not many people are aware that by placing their lucky flowers, they can turn things around in their life. Find out what your lucky flower is and how it can benefit you…

Your lucky flowers are: Poppies, Dahlia, wild rose
Where to place them: Place your lucky flowers in the north direction and see how your finances shoot up for good.

Your lucky flowers are: Lily, Wild and Red garden rose, Daisies, Tulips
Where to place them: Placing your lucky flowers in the northeast will rid you of annoying physical ailments.

Your lucky flowers are: Lavender, Iris, Lilies
Where to place them: Avoid placing these lucky flowers in the north direction. Placing them in any other direction will bring mental peace.

Your lucky flowers are: Poppy, Daisies, Water lily, White rose
Where to place them: Place your lucky flowers in the north or the east direction and you will notice your health will blossom.

Your lucky flowers are: Marigold, sunflower, daffodils, cowslip, heliotrope, peony
Where to place them: Placing your lucky flowers in the north or the east direction will ensure you do well professionally.

Your lucky flowers are: Lily, Pansies, Cornflower
Where to place them: Placing these lucky flowers in the eastern direction will be extremely good for business.

Your lucky flowers are: Violet, Daisies, White rose, White Lily
Where to place them: Placing any of your lucky flowers in the northwest will rid you of family tensions forever.

Your lucky flowers are: Celandine, purple heatAll red flowersm, Chrysanthemum
Where to place them: Place any of your lucky flowers in the south or west direction and see how your mental tensions fade away.

Your lucky flowers are: Carnation, Pink Tulips and Pink Roses
Where to place them: Place any of your lucky flowers in the east for good luck in your career.

Your lucky flowers are: Red Poppies
Where to place them: Placing these flowers in the north direction will be ensure you never fall short of love and romance.

Your lucky flowers are: Orchids, Peach Blossoms
Where to place them: Placing any of your lucky flowers in the north direction will ensure there is never a dearth of wealth in your life.

Your lucky flowers are: Orchid, Iris, Poppy, violet
Where to place them: Placing these flowers in the north-east direction will ensure professional luck.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fortune Teller Playing Cards

It's All in the Cards

As a teenager, I came across an old fortune-telling magazine that featured a divination method using a regular deck of playing cards. This method appealed to me because the cards were related to Astrology. In fact, the four suits were associated with the four elements (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water). 
Long before people used cards to play games, they were used to foretell the future. In fact, playing cards were invented for divination purposes.
Although there are different ways to approach cartomancy, we will show you a simple method and lay out the basic meanings attached to each playing card below.
Once you know the basic meanings of the playing cards, you can choose a spread that is right for you. In fact, you can even choose to select only one card out of a deck to get a fast and easy "answer" to your problem, if you so desire.
First things first, the suits (Hearts, Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds) are associated with the four elements, as follows:

Hearts - Water
Clubs - Fire
Diamonds - Earth
Spades - Air

What Each Playing Card Means:
Ace of Hearts Love and happiness. The home, a love letter. This card is a particularly favorable card that indicates troubles and problems lifting.
King of Hearts A fair-haired man with a good nature; or a man with Water signs predominating in his chart. Fair, helpful advice. Affectionate, caring man. This man helps you out without much talk. His actions reveal his kindness and concern.
Queen of Hearts A fair-haired woman with a good nature; or a woman with Water signs predominating in her chart. Kind advice. Affectionate, caring woman. Sometimes, this card can indicate the mother or a mother figure.
Jack of Hearts A warm-hearted friend. A fair-haired youth; or a young person with Water signs predominating in his or her chart. Often this points to a younger admirer.
10 of Hearts Good luck, success. This is an important card that suggests good fortune after difficulty.
9 of Hearts The card of wishes. A wish/dream fulfilled. Look to the card just preceding this one to determine what the querent desires.
8 of Hearts Unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party.
7 of Hearts Someone whose interest in you is unreliable; someone with fickle affections for you. This card can indicate lovesickness.
6 of Hearts A sudden wave of good luck. Someone takes care of you, takes warm interest in you.
5 of Hearts Jealousy; some ill-will from people around you.
4 of Hearts Travel, change of home or business.
3 of Hearts Love and happiness when the entire spread is generally favorable. In a difficult spread, this can indicate emotional problems and an inability to decide who to love.
2 of Hearts A warm partnership or engagement. This is a very favorable card that indicates strength and support coming from a partner.
Ace of Clubs Wealth, prosperity, unexpected money/gain. However, in a difficult spread, this money may disappear almost as quickly as it appears.
King of Clubs Dark-haired, kind-hearted man; or a man with Fire predominating in his chart. A generous, spirited man.
Queen of Clubs Dark-haired, confident woman; or a woman with Fire predominating in her chart. She may give you good advice.
Jack of Clubs A dark-haired or fiery youth. Popular youth who is good-hearted and playful. Can also indicate an admirer.
10 of Clubs Business success. Good luck with money. A trip taken now may result in a new friend or love interest.
9 of Clubs Achievement; sometimes a wealthy marriage or a sudden windfall.
8 of Clubs Work/business problems that may have to do with jealousy. This is generally thought to be quite unfavorable.
7 of Clubs Business success, although there may be problems with the opposite sex. A change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion.
6 of Clubs Financial aid or success.
5 of Clubs New friendships, alliances are made.
4 of Clubs Beware of dishonesty or deceit; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.
3 of Clubs Love and happiness; successful marriage; a favorable long-term proposition. A second chance, particularly in an economical sense.
2 of Clubs Obstacles to success; malicious gossip.
Ace of Spades Misfortune; sometimes associated with death or, more often, a difficult ending.
King of Spades Dark-haired man; or a man with Air predominating in his chart. An ambitious man, perhaps self-serving.
Queen of Spades Widowed or divorced woman; or a woman with Air predominating in her chart.
Jack of Spades A youth who is hostile or jealous.
10 of Spades Worry; bad news.
9 of Spades Illness, accident, bad luck. The querent is at his/her personal low.
8 of Spades Temptation, misfortune, danger, upsets.
7 of Spades Advice that is best not taken; loss. There is some obstacle to success, and this indicates that obstacles may be coming from within the querent.
6 of Spades Small changes and improvements.
5 of Spades Opposition and obstacles that are temporary; a blessing in disguise. Sometimes indicates a negative or depressed person.
4 of Spades Small worries, problems. Financial difficulties, personal lows.
3 of Spades Breaks in relationships. Sometimes indicates that a third person is breaking into a relationship somehow.
2 of Spades Breaks in relationships; deceit. A break in an important process in the querent's life. If the question concerns a particular romantic interest, this is considered a warning card - infidelity or separation is quite likely.
Ace of Diamonds Change; a message, often about money, and usually good news.
King of Diamonds Fair-haired or graying man, or a man with Earth predominating in his chart. A man of authority, status, or influence.
Queen of Diamonds Fair-haired woman; or a woman with Earth predominating in her chart. A gossip.
Jack of Diamonds A youth, possibly in uniform. Or, a jealous person who may be unreliable. A person who brings news, generally negative, but relatively minor.
10 of Diamonds A change in financial status, often for the better.
9 of Diamonds A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence.
8 of Diamonds New job; change in job situation. The young or the old may find love on a trip.
7 of Diamonds An argument concerning finances, or on the job. Generally expected to be resolved happily.
6 of Diamonds Relationship problems, arguments. Separation.
5 of Diamonds Happiness and success. A change for the better. A birth, or good news for a child. A good time to start new projects.
4 of Diamonds Financial upswing; an older person may give good advice.
3 of Diamonds A legal letter. Be tactful with others in order to avoid disputes.
2 of Diamonds A business partnership; a change in relationship; gossip.

The Spreads

The basic idea for laying out a spread is to shuffle the cards as you think of your question or problem, and then draw cards in a particular order and lay them out on the table before you. You can make your own "fortune telling" session as simple or as complex as you please: 
  • Draw only one card for a simple and fast answer to a burning question. 
  • A common spread involves drawing three cards -- the first represents the past, the second shows the situation in the present, and the third reveals the outcome, or future of the matter.
  • Some will do a larger spread when looking for a general outlook for a person. For this method, draw three cards for each of these categories: Yourself, Your Family, Your Friends, What You Expect, What You Don't Expect, and The Outcome.
  • Use your own categories, tailored to your question.
Interesting Notes About Playing Cards
There are thirteen cards in each of the four suits, corresponding to the 13 lunar months in a year. Fifty-two cards correspond to fifty-two weeks in a year.
Hearts correspond to the element of water, and signify love, friendship, happiness, and domestic concerns. Generally speaking, they are "happy" cards.
Clubs correspond to the element of fire, and generally signify business, ambition, and achievement issues. They generally indicate success and happiness.
Diamonds correspond to the element of earth, and generally signify career, and money issues.
Spades correspond to the element of air, and generally signify gossip, challenges, messages, and upsets.