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Do you have a lucky charm/item in your home to bring you luck!

(36 Posts)
bikergran Sun 09-Feb-14 18:17:23

I havn't! I used to have a soapstone fish that was supposed to bring you wealth lol but!!! 24 yrs on I'm still waiting hmm

tanith Sun 09-Feb-14 18:19:46

No can't say I have either.

annodomini Sun 09-Feb-14 19:30:47

I don't think it has brought me luck or otherwise but I do have a very small jade Chinese dragon bought in the jade market in Hong Kong. I was born in the year of the dragon which is supposed to be the most auspicious sign in the Chinese zodiac. Superstitious? What, me?

Granny23 Sun 09-Feb-14 19:37:03

I have quite a collection of penguins from big fluffy ones to brooches. Don't know if they bring me luck but I just feel better, sort of reassured, if there is a penguin in the room. smile

feetlebaum Sun 09-Feb-14 19:37:23

Gambler's maxim: 'Luck doesn't exist; time does'.

Soutra Sun 09-Feb-14 19:51:56

My mother used to have a tiny wooden buddha. Rubbing his tummy was supposed to bring good luck confused

FlicketyB Sun 09-Feb-14 20:15:35


rosesarered Sun 09-Feb-14 20:19:02

Nope, me neither.Looks like [so far] we are not a superstitious lot.However, there is still time.Have a cake, for good luck!cupcake

Flowerofthewest Sun 09-Feb-14 20:48:26

I have a 'lucky' scarf which I borrowed from my daughter almost 3 years ago. I just grabbed it from where she had left it as mine was upstairs. I was on my way to see my consultant for scan results. I had good news and have worn it ever since when going for results, mine or DH's. I am not usually supersticious, but since having cancer I have become more so.

A little secret: shhhhhh!!! when tearing loo roll off and a scan or results coming up I am only happy if a sheet is torn off in one piece. If it tears irregularly then I keep tearing until I get a full sheet. Lord above the number of loo rolls I have got through this past 3 years. grin

POGS Sun 09-Feb-14 20:51:21

I don't have a particular lucky charm but I do have a bullet that I keep to remind me how lucky I was one day.

When I was younger I used to be in the TAVR and we were doing rifle practice at a rifle range. We took it in turns to 'man' the target area and change the paper dummies, that's how long ago it was!

I was bending over to pick one of the paper dummies up when somebody 'accidently' let off his rifle. The bullet bounced off a metal post and landed on my army boot. No Health and Safety in those good old days. Bless him he did say sorry. confused

whenim64 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:52:40

No, although I've had a few given me over the years, esoecially from one crystal-tripping, Feng Shui loving, water-dowsing colleague who thought I should litter my home with symbols of the cosmos and luck-drawing items that all made their way to the charity shop.

Flowerofthewest Sun 09-Feb-14 20:55:14

A friend popped some Rose Quartz inside her bra one day, think it was for luck, that evening she phoned me in a panic to say that she was getting undressed and had found a lump in her breast. I suggested that she undress completely and examine herself then see her GP the next day. A few minutes later she rang to say that - YES, it was the Rose Quartz crystal.

grannyactivist Sun 09-Feb-14 22:15:52

My Taiwanese son has given me lots of 'lucky' symbols over the years, mostly dangly jade things. I have accepted them all and appreciate his good wishes, but I don't have a superstitious bone in my body.
My mother and siblings however are incredibly superstitious. My sister is a business woman and once gave an important presentation whilst wearing her cardigan inside out, because it's 'bad luck' to change an inside out garment. confused Who thinks these things up? Like believing that putting new shoes on a table is bad luck? A few years ago I did this in my mother's house and the way she reacted you'd have thought I'd put a live snake on the table - her shriek of get that box of there could be heard a mile away. hmm

harrigran Sun 09-Feb-14 23:18:16

I have a little horseshoe bought at Cockington forge in 1966. I have carried this when I sat my Nursing final exams and when I sat my driving test, all passed. DC were given horseshoe for O and A levels again all passed with flying colours. I am not really superstitious but the horseshoe was a very handy little keyring.

newist Sun 09-Feb-14 23:51:42

Cockington forge has happy memories for me I used to go there quite often

LizG Mon 10-Feb-14 00:34:45

You aren't my daughter are you ga? I get teased by my family because I get upset when shoes are left on the table. I won't walk under ladders and touch wood regularly but I am forever saying 'I don't believe in these things'!

besottedgran Mon 10-Feb-14 01:01:19

Can anyone remember the superstitions surrounding setting the table? My great auntie Liz believed that while setting the table if by mistake --2 teaspoons in a saucer meant birth/pregnancy --2 knives meant an argument--dropping a knife meant a gentleman caller (a fork meant lady caller) . Can anyone remember any others or was my family just extra superstitious? Btw they belonged Leith.

bikergran Mon 10-Feb-14 17:22:02

I have heard of 2 teaspoons in a cup indicates a wedding...

Marelli Mon 10-Feb-14 18:08:30

I keep a piece of citrine in my purse. It's supposed to ensure that your purse will never be empty of money. I also keep a small, very worn pentacle in my purse as well. This from my 'hippy' days when I chose (and probably still do choose) to believe that the power of nature and not orthodox religion is the way to go! smile

granjura Mon 10-Feb-14 19:40:46

I don't have one. Made me smile to hear today that Jenny Jones, who won the first ever British medal on snow, for snowboarding, at the ripe old age of 33, and having learnt on an artificial slop near Gloucester- keeps a lucky tea-bag in her bra for good luck smile

Judthepud2 Tue 11-Feb-14 17:15:39

I was not usually superstitious but like FloweroftheWest that changed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My daughter gave me a little metal charm with 'miracle' printed on it before my surgery. I held it in my hand constantly for the next 6 months and then at every review. Tomorrow going for my final review and hope to be signed off! Can't find my lucky charm though hmm

KatyK Tue 11-Feb-14 19:16:35

Hope it goes well Jud flowers

Judthepud2 Tue 11-Feb-14 21:18:00

Thanks KatyK.

Marelli Tue 11-Feb-14 21:25:21

Best of wishes for tomorrow, Jud. Your charm will have worked its magic, I'm sure. flowers.

bikergran Tue 11-Feb-14 22:22:33

strangely enough today! my friend whom is very religious (I'm not) gave me a little wooden type bracelet with stickers on depicting Saints, she said they will look after me! hence I have the bracelet on now as I typesmile and tomorrow I shall go and do the Irish lottery (which means I have to go in the Betting Shop) shock