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Tue Mar 6, 2012, 4:43 PM by mattdanna:iconmattdanna:
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:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)

“See a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck!”

It doesn’t matter that I’m not a little kid, I still pick up pennies for luck when I see them. Though they have to be heads-up, of course. I also refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t open umbrellas indoors, and I try my best to avoid cracks in the sidewalk. It might be silly superstition, or maybe there’s something more to it.

What ever you believe, cultures and countries around the world and throughout time have decided that different symbols, animals, and events represent good luck.

Check out some of our favorite signs of good luck below!

Cricket by My-AliasI want to hear from you!
How did these symbols get their meaning?
Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
What symbols represents good luck to you?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!









Clovers
Clover by GosiaLucky Clover Pendant Necklace by Om-SocietyFour leaf clover by GanoxClover by AMechanicalMind CloverLuck is
What I make of it
While superstition
Guides my hand
I like to think
I make my own luck
But if the Fates weave their own pattern
Am I nothing
But another stitch?
And so I hold
My four-leaf clover
A little stroke of luck
Brought it to me
And so I have it
To keep me sane
To deceive me
To reassure me
To convince me
I have some control
CloverThree-leaf clovers are common,
Four-leaf clovers not so much,
But does the abundance of them really matter,
Some people are happy with a three-leaf clover,
The clover makes them happy because they love it,
Others are greedy and throw the three-leaf clovers aside,
Looking only for the four-leaf clovers,
The ones tossed aside are undesired and therefore exiled,
By even the most contempt of people,
But there is always the one person,
Who will pick up the beaten and tattered clover,
And he will see not an outcast,
But he will,
C Lover
Clover by crestmultimeadiaFour Leaf Clover... by MPtribeClover... by 00aquarius00:thumb24870875:yotsuba no CloVeR by LanWuclover by maria-chanher clover cosmos by LucemLuck by dragoncaretaker92four leaf clover by sewer-pancake
Crickets
Crickets by morielfeanorwenExotic Crickets by farfulloThe Cricket and the Ant by Red-Clover:thumb128409731:Cricket Revolution by whiteflyinglizard:thumb121709281:Lucky Crickets by LuckyOldDawgpink cricket two by seanmetcalf:Jiminy Cricket by PiaBobackaJust not Cricket by danevilparker CricketsWith sounds of crickets playing,
The end of day has come.
The moon that shines so bright,
She is my only guide.
Now is the time of darkness,
The time to reflect upon the mind,
To see the minds reflection,
Like the moon reflects the sun,
The source of boundless light.
May calmness come to all,
Like the calmness of the night,
Which is peaceful and quiet.
Except for crickets playing.
Cute Crickets by emlacrickets by glopishloub
Rainbows
rainbow by Tasos7Rainbow in the sky by EmmahagLife like pouring Rainbow by hakumoRainbow by ChrissieCoolRainbow by SakonigeKawaii Rainbow Chibi Clay Charm by FatCatCharms:Rainbow by ColeBrandtTwo rainbows by MrFotkermanRainbows by vladstudioRainbow in Prague II by IsacGoulartRainbow by Madame-MustachioR A I N B O W by bleachbestfangirlThe Rainbows by KeltuTo your ocean eyes. by applesrevenge
Dragonflies
:tdragonfly. by Le-VoyageurDragonfly by Karl-BSteampunk dragonfly by hardwidgeDragonfly by everlynblueberryDragonfly by DelinleaDragonfly Secrets by PhantomNayruA Dragonfly Dream by lordeeasDragonfly: back shoulder by zradkins:thumb96175114:Dragonfly by shuttermonkeyDragonfly by RozennIllianoDragonfly on Driftwood II by theforgeryDragonfly Gift by zyphryusDragonfly by meganima
Rabbits
Klimt's Bunny by nienorRabbit by eat01234The White Rabbit by j-b0xOuterspace Rabbit by sebregYear of the Metal Rabbit by fairyfrogYves-The white rabbit by MisandrieRabbit's stuffed animal by hikarishimodaRabbit hop hop by Doroty86Oh my ears and whiskers ::10 by CvyWith rabbit by YaraKlaproos:thumb78720094:Follow me. Said the Rabbit. by MoogleGurlWhite Rabbit mask by Spiked-Foxrabbit,cats and caca by cusonOkami themed rabbit by LonelyFishy
Shooting Stars
A Shooting Star for You by IngridTanShooting Star by RipFire12901Falling Down by Skaterchick18:thumb118725813: Shooting StarShooting star
What luck is this, that I see
Surely, a vain wish
Shooting star.The glass made a tinkling sound.
As it fell to the ground.
The stars twinkled.
Innocent and beautiful.
All of a sudden.
They seemed to jump with happyness.
And send one single one.
Shooting down to earth.
It lay in the earth.
Laying there smoking.
A ghostly rage filled it.
As it stared at its own above it.
And it cursed to its own.
Up in that inky blackness.
Shooting Star by Xxhot-mindsxX85:thumb194221603:Shooting Star by MaryDoodlesFirst shooting star by pod-tanwenJupiter and Shooting Star by huxley75shooting stars by yakkingyetisShooting Star by ellensamaA shooting star. by 7thTank




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Imaydaybest Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I like it!
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sweta-singh Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
love the kind of things here
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Acidburn713 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DOUBLE RAINBOW EVERY TIME!
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Teddiii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god yes!
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Shine-Moonie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
yeah ,believe in good luck n bad luck. luck is 4-leaf clovers n shooting star in viet nam too
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seamuspotter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing art!

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goldgust Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Hm. Fourleaf clover is most definitely lucky, or associated with such, partly because it is so rare.
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blaze-faerie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Artist
I love four leaves clovers although i have never found one myself. I associate four leaves clover as a good luck thing. hope to find one someday :D
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sage2434 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know how these sybols got there meaning....
i do sort of believe in good luck and bad luck but i also beleive that there's someone up above who can CHOSE wether to strike you with a lightning bolt or not ...
the number 7 is my good luck charm and if i see anything that adds up to 7 i go crazy . but alot of bad things have happened accurring with the number 7 thats why my back up good luck charm is an owl or the color red ... but thoseare practicly just my favorite things so *shrugs *
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sage2434 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
every picture i saw i fainted :faint::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pick up !
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icenectar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   General Artist
Nice selection!
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dw817 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
4-Leaf Clovers are lucky simply because we believe they are.
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FatCatCharms Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, thank you so, so, so much for the feature! This really means a lot to me! :happybounce: There are some really amazing and beautiful features here. :meow:
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thesmallwonder Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
You're welcome! I was super excited when I saw your charm!
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DarkLordsDaughter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe in luck.
Luck is a human concept that just really means chance. People have this word luck to represent the hope of winning the odds, but nothing ever alters them except (of course) cheating.

The hunt for bringing down luck on you and your house through the use of charms or other rituals can consume people's lives.
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1w1w Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did these symbols get their meaning?
Symbol of Shooting Stars:
In some ancient cultures, shooting stars were thought to be the souls of those who had died about to be reborn.
Symbol of the Cricket: In ancient Chinese folktale, if you have a cricket on your hearth, it means good luck to your family.

Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
I do believe to a degree in good and bad luck, but, I mainly let the forces of the universe and my own actions dictate my future.
What symbols represents good luck to you?
The cardinal is a symbol of good luck to me because in Chinese mythology, red is a very lucky color, and since the bird is a year round bird my area, it shows how the bird has luck on its side to withstand the harsh elements of mother nature during the seasons.
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8ieni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Artworks *-*
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooooooooooooh!
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ShiniYami1985 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I pick up pennies too! :D Shamrocks are supposedly lucky cuz of their rarity, and there was something about the luckiness of crickets in Mulan. I think rainbows probably have the same reasoning behind them as shamrocks. Idk about rabbits and dragonflies though. :shrug:
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101dewdrop Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only two I know are 4 leaf clovers for good luck and you wish on shooting stars. Oh and you say "I hate white white rabbits" three times if your around a campfire and the smoke will move away from you
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sidd-says-gimme Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I especially love the rabbit ones. <3
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VampireHeart518 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And if there are certain ''elements'' that to some people bring any kind of good luck or good fortune, it's because of their confidence in them.
You can chose to be 'lucky' simply because. Without clinging to other symbols, events, you-name-it.
But sometimes, the road is long...
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VampireHeart518 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that you don't *really* believe in those things because you're afraid that something bad would happen to you. I think that you chose to believe in those superstition just for the magic, just to have a little more to believe in...

I think that, when superstitions come true, it's because the only people who say that they're true, are the ones who actually believe in them. Point is, whatever you chose to believe in, that will be the truth. You can make up your own superstitions. Or you can chose not to be dependant on anything, and see beyond this.

You'll never really know until you try. :)
The power is yours.
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:____:heart:
I don't really have idea regarding the origins of these symbols other than the vivid colors and rarity of rainbows... Plus that they appear to lead somewhere, sometimes between the earth and heavens... Maybe that's got something to do with the way they are considered lucky symbols?
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice collection. I believe that good luck is when we do right things, bad luck is when we do something wrong. ;)
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Minakie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that was Karma xD
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you can say that :nod:
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Brookette Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like that there were some artisan crafts in here too!
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BaconRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Make him known, make him famous!

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Join me and Innvisible Children to help make Kony known word wide and help aid his arrest. Tell everyone on facebook about what he's done. Share with everyone on deviantART through a journal on who he is and how we as a connected world can help. Everyone in this world is affected by events, even if these events are an ocean away.

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Kony 2012
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JuwelsisterTM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe that the one whom created humans and gave us free wil who was meant to be a punishment to learn about life itself is luck, to be here is luck be what also is bad luck... to be a part of life is luck :) But not everyone sees it that way :) Even though i had a lot of a hard time... but every time i see that ligth who pulls out of that hole and lead me rigth trough that goal. Thats luck :)
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rocco-kreuzer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
you know i use to be good luck
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Penfan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Luck: the one thing I don't have.
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LittleAylia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The first image under Clovers is actually not really clover but oxalis.
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Wild-emo-13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Photographer
good choices :love:
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JackXAngelicaforever Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
More luck for me so. XD
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JackXAngelicaforever Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I have found a Clover 6. :la:
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JaxBnice Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Artist
When I have a penny in my pocket, I drop it on the ground for someone to find :)
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thesmallwonder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
:la:
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
A fabulous feature, and YAY how wonderful to see a FRACTAL included :woohoo::woohoo: :love:


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thesmallwonder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I :heart: fractals!
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I'm so pleased you :heart: fractals, they definitely could do with a little more recognition here on DA :D :huggle: :bow:


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thesmallwonder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I think we did a really cool feature not too long ago about them which helped people understand what they were. But yeah, it's definitely a really cool art form!
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Aaah, I seem to remember someone telling me you did that, but it was at a time when I was ill and offline for about 9 weeks. When I got back on here I was overwhelmed with messages etc' and never did get round to seeing the feature :(
Hopefully, if there's something similar again, I won't miss it next time :D

And yup, fractals are cool, I call it 'happy art', as it's fun to make and fun to view too :D :love: :huggle:


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thesmallwonder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Aha, I managed to find the article Link

It looks like it was more of a debate then anything else. But still cool. :)
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Ooh thanks for taking the time to find it sweetheart, that's very kind of you :bow:
I'll check it out tomorrow, I must go to bed now as it's 2 AM and I'm falling asleep over my keyboard hehe :laughing: :yawn:

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sewer-pancake Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo: :dance: :boogie: :squee:
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Redemption0001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and it's really cool.
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Redemption0001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I'm with 'priteeboy, I don't believe in "luck" as it were, I believe that the good things in life are because God gives us those things. And to be honest, I've never really considered having a good luck symbol before. I just used the ones that were already there, like a rainbow, or a shooting star. By the way, when I saw that a rabbit was a good luck charm (technically I already knew that a rabbit's foot was good luck), I was waiting for Bugs Bunny to show up. :lmao:
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful feature! I believe in Karma more so then good and bad luck :)
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