History of The Milagros Good Luck Charm
In Mexico, Milagros have a long history as charms that can be used to promote healing and wellbeing. They are typically made from metal and are small charms that are decorated with a range of images; from arms and legs to animals and crosses. Milagros were designed as small religious charms to be used for protection against evil spirits and to provide the owner with luck. They have a long history and are deeply embedded in Mexican culture.
Mexican people will ask saints to help them with anything that they are struggling with and in return, they will go to visit the statues of the saints and leave Milagros as an offering and to thank them for their generosity.
Why the Milagros Charm Brings Luck
The Milagros is said to bring the owner luck if they always carry it with them. Different Milagros depict different pictures and there are specific charms for health, protection, fidelity, strength and many more – including Milagros that protect animals from harm.
How to Use the Milagros Charm
If you are lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful Milagros then you must always carry it with you to receive its blessing. You can carry it in your pocket, bag or even wear it as a necklace. The Milagros you carry are specific to you and will show the area you need the most help in so that the saints know how to help.
How the Milagros Charm Is Made
How Milagros are made depends on the area of Mexico it comes from. They are typically made from metal but they could also come in wood, bone, wax or even precious metals like gold. The shape can be flat or rounded and they are made in the image of the thing they are to help with.
How to Make the Milagros Charm at Home
Milagros making is a fun activity that can be done at home. The main idea is that you create an image of something you or a loved one needs help with. For example, you may want to create an image of a pair of legs to keep someone safe when they are traveling.
You can download many Milagros images from the internet, print and cut them out. Some Milagros are heavily ornate so the more decoration the better!
Once you have finished you Milagros you will need to ask the saints to bless it and then pass it to the person you made it for.
Interesting and Fun Facts About the Milagros Charm
- Did you know you can get Milagros in pretty much any shape you want? They are widely made and produced to ensure the owner has luck and protection.