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Maneki-neko literally meaning "beckoning cat", is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.

Top 20 Good Luck Charms for Money

Who wouldn’t like a little extra money in their life every now and again? From taking on more hours to picking up part time work, starting your own side gig, and entering every Lotto draw and competition under the sun, there are tons of ways of bringing a little extra cash into your life. But what if we told you there were a series of ways that you can manifest good fortune (and a few extra dollars) into your wallet…

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What star signs are lucky?

There are many people who believe that your star sign impacts your personality. However, a little less known is that your place in astrology can also impact on the way the world works for you. Whether you are Aries, Leo or Scorpio can impact how your luck plays out. Here we go through each of the star signs and explore the luck they can expect. Aries Aries is ruled by Mars. It is, therefore, a star sign in the red…

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Elizabethan Fate and Fortune

It was a time when the mysteries of science were emerging but religion was still a powerful influence on the people. Yet, many of the superstitions that dominated Elizabethan Britain dated far back into time. There was the mysterious influence of old magic and the natural properties of animals and herbs. There were witches who had their broomsticks and their potions and familiars. There were the superstitions of touching wood, seventh sons, spilling salt, ladders and more. Why so much…

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OCD and Superstitions

One of the more misunderstood parts of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the propensity to morbid obsessions, magical and superstitious thinking. You might recognise the phrase “This might sound crazy…” that shows the person understands that the belief system they are employing is irrational. Yet, still, they feel the need to lean on this superstition to make sense of their world and employ some form of control over the unknowable. Such reliance on superstition has led to some people with OCD being…

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Why does it always happen to me? Avoiding bad luck

You may be one of those people who haven’t even made it to good luck yet. You may still be in that rocky boat where you are keen to avoid any more challenges in life. Sometimes it is fair to ask the question: what has the world got against me? Well, it could be that you have stumbled over a bit of bad luck and you could have avoided it if only you knew the weird and peculiar rules that…

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Reasons the number thirteen is unlucky

Throughout the ages, the number 13 has been considered bad luck. People go out of their way to avoid the number, whether it is missing out rows on aeroplanes or missing out a floor when building a high rise. It feels like this is more than a superstition that we secretly believe and smile when we succumb to its power. There are serious people who make serious choices to avoid the number 13. In hospitals, for instance, you might find…

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Why do we wish upon a star?

In 1940, Walt Disney produced an adaptation of Pinocchio and there was the song “When you wish upon a star”, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Harline and Washington. It went onto become an iconic song for those hoping that fate would intervene and offer us our dreams for life. Then, in 1978, Rose Royce had a massive hit with “Wishing on a star” written by Billy Rae Calvin. The lyrics speak of a woman hoping for…

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Is success a product of luck?

There is a famous quotation that is rolled out every now and then from baseball player Lefty Gomez. He said he would rather be lucky than good. In western societies, we are keen to play down the role that luck plays in our success. Instead, we would like to believe that success is a direct result of the hard work and talent we bring to our area of expertise. This debate is more than just a trifling discussion about fate…

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Cricket captains and their lucky charm players

Live professional sport is on its way back! Soon we will have live cricket again, with the test match between England and the West Indies set to toss the coin in early July. Therefore, it is time to turn our minds to selection and the relative chances of captains to make their mark this season. Although cricket is undoubtedly a game of skill and tactical brilliance, there is also a definite sniff od luck about the game. You ask any…

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Lucky Rituals in Casinos

There are many traditions that gamblers follow to increase their odds of winning. Relying on lucky rituals in a casino might seem pointless; however, many of the rituals date back to early man. From tribal dancing to other ceremonies, people have performed actions that have hoped to attract the favour of various gods. Even in what we considered enlightened times, people practice vestiges of these rituals when they visit the casino and hope to land the big jackpot. Before we…

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