NORTH AMERICAN LUCKY CHARMS AND RITUALS
SOME ITEMS CONSIDERED LUCKY ARE:
Salt -if you accidentally drop some salt, a pinch thrown over left shoulder brings luck.
A horses shoe-comes from european traditions to keep away evil.
A rabbit's foot - Rabbit is know as a symbol of fertility.
Four Leaf Clover - One leaf is for FAITH... The second for HOPE... The third for LOVE... And the fourth for LUCK! A Four leaf clover is very hard to find, and is consider to be very lucky to find one.
A Wishbone - A thanksgiving tradition. After the wishbone breaks, the person with the bigger piece will have their wish granted.
Shooting star - You can make a wish. The wish will be granted, but it must be made prior the disappearance of the sprinkles
Wishing wells and fountains ( throwing a coin in a wishing well or fountain for good luck or to grant a wish)
Finding a Penny (head side up only) "Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you'll have good luck."
Barn Star. A star on barn or house keeps the devil away
Cricket in the house. Finding a cricket in your home is sign of great luck coming your way. Keeping a cricket in your home (caged) wards off evil.
Dream catcher, Native American culture, are considered lucky, because they catch the negative images from dreams
South american culture
from the tribal to those who live in urban cities, span a whole wealth of Magical beliefs, and customs in involving LUCK.
Here is a look at some of the rich heritage and similarities to other world cultures regarding LUCK.
The chakana (or Inca Cross)
is a stepped cross made up of an equal-armed cross indicating the cardinal points of the compass and a superimposed square. The square is suggested to represent the other two levels of existence. The three levels of existence are Hana Pacha (the upper world inhabited by the superior gods), Kay Pacha, (the world of our everyday existence) and Ukhu or Urin Pacha (the underworld inhabited by spirits of the dead, the ancestors, their overlords and various deities having close contact to the Earth plane). The hole through the centre of the cross is the Axis by means of which the shaman transits the cosmic vault to the other levels. It is also said to represent Cusco, the center of the Incan empire, and the Southern Cross constellation.