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Ran Kim

September 13, 2013


At one point in your life, you’ve heard that old saying ,“See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” Well today is Friday the 13th and there’s no better time to put some of those old superstitions to use. For many of you, it’s just another normal Friday while for others, it’s one of those days when you triple-check if you’ve turned off your stove before you leave the house and set five alarms for work. Superstitions have been around for hundreds of years, and some of them have some lingering influence on our everyday decisions. For this week’s top 5 pins, we thought we’d cover some old superstitious charms people have used for bad luck over the years. Besides, you can never be too lucky or too careful!

1. Four-Leaf Clovers

Each leaf symbolizes faith, love, and hope, but the fourth leaf always represents luck. Have you ever been lucky enough to find a four leaf clover? It is said for every 10,000 three leaf clovers, there is only 1 four leaf clover, so it’s no surprise if your search was never very fruitful. Keep searching though! Persistence never fails.

2. Dreamcatchers

Having a bad dream before you start your day can be a real buzzkill. Dreamcatchers are old charms composed of a hoop, web, feathers, and beads and were designed to filter out bad dreams. The negative dreams get caught in the web and the good dreams slip through the holes and glide down the feathers onto the sleeping person below. Have one of these hanging over your bed and you can be sure to rest more peacefully.


3.  Stars

We thank our lucky stars when we stumble up good news or things work in our favor. Stars have always been a sign of good luck and fortune for generations in different cultures. Sailors used the North Star to find their ways home and people wish on shooting stars. If you feel like you need to carry a little good luck with you throughout the day, try making one of these nifty rodarte star hair pins to wear or fold a container of origami lucky stars.

4. Wishbones

The wishbone is the clavicle bone of a bird’s body and strangely holds the promise of good luck. Although, the good luck only applies to the person who yields the longer end of the wishbone when two people pull the ends apart. You may already be familiar with this one since it is a popular tradition among family and friends during holidays. It really gets you in the mood for Thanksgiving, doesn’t it?


5. Just Be Positive!

Sometimes, the best cure to a string of bad luck is to stay positive! Smile, strut your walk, and go about the rest of your day without a care in the world. Often times, we overthink the negative things we experience in our everyday lives. Learn that bad things happen for a reason and that the best way to overcome them is to look beyond them and think positively.

What is the most unluckiest thing that has ever happened to you? Share with us!


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