We live in a world of myriad cultures, religions and beliefs. And in this colourful world, even colours have significance. Some say colours define who you are. Some speak of magical powers through colours. It is even believed that colours play a role in persuading Lady Luck herself to visit!
Well, here are some delicious titbits I’d like to share with you about colours and the lucky factors behind them.
When thoughts of nature come to mind, 99% of the time, green is usually the dominant colour in one’s mental image. On the visible spectrum, green lies sandwiched between blue and yellow. The colour symbolises youth, growth, success, good luck and beauty. Have you ever heard of the legend of the Irish leprechauns? Legend has it that these little green men store their pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! Of course, it’s just a legend, but it’s a fun bedtime story and is proof that green is a depiction of luck in some cultures.
The green four-leaf clover, which is very difficult to find, is also a sign of lucky times. Many people believe that if you manage to acquire a four-leaf clover, you are a very lucky person! Legend has it that each leaf represents faith, hope, love and luck.
White has always been associated with purity, cleanliness, godliness, sincerity and innocence. This colour is considered one of the luckiest and most calming colours around. At western weddings the bride always wears a white dress.
The bride wears white to ensure a lucky and happy marriage. White doves are also part of the wedding ceremony, as is the inclusion of a white aisle. So, white is a preferred colour as a symbol for good luck at weddings.
What about the other colours. Well, luck is a fickle friend. It comes at unexpected moments to unexpected people for the most unexpected reasons. Some say luck can be harnessed through the possession of lucky charms or by surrounding yourself with colours that emanate a lucky aura or even through magic. As for me, I believe that luck is a mystery — a force no one should meddle with. Luck is something of a gift. But a word to the wise: Luck isn’t everlasting.