Bringing Good Luck Home

With the current tumultuous state of the world, I thought we could veer a bit from my usual article topics. I’ve been researching ways to bring good vibes into my home and discovered many different ideas on how to do so. Most of them are actually pretty simple and use common materials most of us have on hand. So let’s get started!

Ye Olde Farmers’ Almanac

First up, let’s check out some advice from the Farmers’ Almanac, which has been in continuous publication since 1818. Impressive! According to the Farmers’ Almanac, if you stuff fennel into your keyholes or hang it above your door, you will be protected from evil spirits. Another idea is to hang an evergreen branch or an empty hornets’ nest high in the rafters of your house to bring good luck to your home.

Bring good luck home by putting an evergreen branch in your rafters
Putting an evergreen branch in your rafters can bring good vibes to your home. Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on Unsplash

Southern Superstitions for Good Luck in your Home

Up next, let’s look into southern superstitions. Eating black-eyed peas (for luck), collard greens (for money) and pork (for prosperity) on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck and health for the year. (My mom always insisted we eat our age in black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day growing up.)

A horseshoe mounted over a doorway will bring good luck. If hung in a U shape, your luck never runs out. If hung upside down, it gives luck to anyone who walks underneath.

a horseshoe mounted in a U-shape on a doorframe to bring good luck into a home continuously
A horseshoe mounted on a door in “continuous luck” position. Photo by James Bruce on Unsplash

Let’s get a little woo here

Shifting gears a bit, up next we’ll talk crystals. Many believe in the healing properties of crystals. Having them nearby or even on you can provide many benefits. Black Obsidian is well known for its protection and grounding qualities. It eliminates negative energy from both yourself and your surroundings. Citrine is used for good luck and stimulates optimism. Clear quartz attracts good fortune and luck. Green Jade provides luck, abundance and prosperity. Place these items around your house to bring good luck to your home.

Bring Good Luck Home in a DIY way

Finally, I’d like to share a few simple Pagan rituals that help bring good luck and prosperity into your home. You can make your own incense. Any of the following herbs and spices are beneficial for bringing good luck: sage, lavender, chamomile flowers, whole cloves, mint and thyme. Mix some or all of these in a small jar. Adding clear quartz in with the mixture will strengthen it further. Burning this will help clear any negative energy from your house and help bring good vibes your way. For prosperity, place a pinch of cinnamon in the palm of your hand. Stand outside your front door and blow the cinnamon across your threshold.

Cinnamon has a range of good vibe properties. Photo by Rens D on Unsplash

I hope these ideas help anyone feeling like they need a bit of luck these days. Please let me know if you try any of these or if you have other ideas on how to bring about good luck and prosperity. We could probably all use some!