You’re in Luck
Who wouldn’t benefit from a little extra luck? There are many strategies believed to bring luck, prosperity, good fortune, and good health to a home’s inhabitants. While there may not be a pile of scientific studies to support the validity of these lucky symbols, it can still be fun (and possibly fortuitous) to integrate these items and symbols when updating a home. Bring the air of good fortune into your home by loading up on these prosperous animals, colors, and symbols.
That fruit sitting on your counter may be more powerful than you realize. In feng shui, different fruits carry different meanings. Apples are associated with peace, grapes symbolize an abundance of wealth or success, and peaches represent immortality. Another belief that’s recommended is to keep nine oranges in a room to ward off bad luck. If you’re not a big fan of real fruit, consider hanging a still-life painting or some other representation of fruit.
In many parts of the world, elephants symbolize strength and wisdom, and an elephant with its trunk turned up is a sign of good luck. Keep an elephant figurine near your front door to protect your home, or accessorize your family room sofa with a throw pillow that depicts an elephant for positive energy and good fortune.
A chirping cricket in the house could keep you up all night, but that noisy cricket could also be a sign of good things to come. It’s believed that crickets represent wealth and good luck, and that their visits remind us to be happy!
The Color of Your Front Door
It’s not just what you keep inside your house that brings good luck, but how it appears from the outside as well. Various religions and cultures have strong associations with the color red, making it a popular color choice for the front door.
If you’re into feng shui, however, red may not always be the best choice. In feng shui, the color of your door should depend on the direction your house faces: earth tones if it faces east, reds and yellows for south, soft neutrals for west, and deep, dark tones for north.
Saint Joseph Statue
Not having luck selling your house? Many Roman Catholics have taken to the tradition of burying a statue of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of home and family, upside down in their front yard while saying a prayer for a speedy sale. Some homeowners dig up the statue once their house has been sold, while others leave it in the ground to protect the new homeowners.
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Article by Savannah Sher and Katie Nolan – Monday