Good omens have existed just about as long as mankind. They are common in every culture worldwide. Many people pass them off as mere superstition, while others have faith and say good omens work.
Maybe these good omens work because our attitude and behavior changes according to what we believe. It could be our thoughts and the action we take when we believe something to be true to make things happen accordingly.
Explore the fascinating world of good omens, its meanings, and symbolism!
Bee symbolism & meaning
Bees have been considered to be messengers carrying news to the spirit world in many cultures. They represent wisdom and immortality. Bees symbolize love ,fidelity and virginity. They were believed to have knowledge of the future and secret matters.
Bees bring good luck and prosperity. Charms in the shape of a honey bee are good for attracting wealth. The same for coins with a honey bee symbol. If they are gold, then they are more powerful. These charms and coins obviously are lucky omens for success in business.
Bees produce beeswax and honey which are golden. Gold has always been related to wealth. Bees certainly know how to sting to protect their wealth.
Lizards – Symbolism & meaning
Lizards of all kinds have a long history as good omens. Many people worldwide consider the friendly gecko as the guardian of the home.
Lizards symbolized wisdom and good fortune in Ancient Greece and Rome.
In Ancient Rome, lizards represented hope and a good life after death. Lizard’s ability to regrow the tail represents renewal. Lizards were also linked to productiveness in Ancient Egypt.
Still today the lizard is considered extremely lucky omen. The Spanish and Portuguese people may put a décor of a lizard on the wall of their home to attract good luck. Gecko is more popular as a good luck symbol than the horseshoe.
Women wear charms in the shape of lizards to bring good luck. It is also considered very lucky for pregnant women to see a lizard or a gecko (the harmless house lizard). Because, seeing a gecko or any other kind of lizard means that her child will live a long and contented life.
In many places in Europe they believe that lizards protect people and animals against snakes. It is extremely unlucky to kill a lizard or a gecko.
Good Luck Frog
The good luck frog is found in many different cultures around the world. In Christianity, the three stages of the frog life: egg, tadpole and amphibian symbolize spiritual evolution.
Chinese people regard the frog a symbol of good luck. In Ancient China, frogs’ images were found on the drums used to summon thunder.
The Frog spirit Ch’ing-Wa Sheng symbolizes prosperity in business and healing. It is also important that the frog never be placed in a well. A frog in a well means ignorance.
Some believe that frogs are associated with prosperity because they are found near water and we are all in desperate need of water to survive.