Did you know that animals can be positive symbols for wisdom, abundance and success? For this week’s Animal Weekly Witchy Challenge I decided to share the animal spiritual meanings of ten symbols I found reading the book: 365 Ways to Attract Good Luck by Richard Webster
Top 10 Lucky Animal Charms
I made a video of my favorite 10 lucky animals and added one extra animal at the end. There’s also a printable page below 🠗
Animal Symbolism And Meanings
Add this page to your Book of Shadows! Find the meanings of these lucky animals below:
In Japan, frogs are a symbol of good luck. They also represent transformation, as they change from tadpoles into frogs. The story of the frog prince also shows this as the frog is transformed back into a prince. Frogs also symbolize abundance, because of the large number of eggs they lay. They are also reputed to protect young children.
It’s a sign of good luck if a frog comes into your garden. If you make a wish when you see your first frog in spring, it will come true.
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, reincarnation, immortality, and the soul. Good luck is on its way if you see three butterflies fluttering together. In China, a butterfly is a sign of good luck in love.
The cat is a symbol of independence. Cats have been considered signs of both good and bad luck. Cats were worshiped in ancient Egypt, as they symbolized Bast, the protector goddess. Cats gradually developed a bad reputation as they could see in the dark, when evil spirits were around. People believed witches could transform themselves into black cats.
King Charles I had a black cat, and when it died he said his luck was gone. One day later he was arrested. Nowadays, it’s a sign of good luck for a stray black cat to walk into your home. It’s good luck to go for a walk and find a cat on your right side. It’s good luck for your finances if this cat crosses your path and continues to the left.
The bear is considered lucky because it is able to survive the long winter months by hibernating. In Norse mythology, Odin as well as Thor often take on the appearance of bears as disguise.
Bears symbolize wisdom, strength and healing that bring balance to the seen and the unseen world. As female bears are good mothers, bears symbolize good luck in home and family matters.
Bees are considered messengers of good luck. If a bee enters your home, it’s a sign that good luck is coming your way. If possible, allow the bee to find its own way out again.
If a bee lands on one of your hands, it’s a sign of money in the near future. If it lands on your head, it’s a sign that you have the potential to become famous.
Tradition says that when a beekeeper dies, the bees will attend the funeral.
It’s a sign of good luck coming your way for crickets to come into your home. Killing a cricket is said to bring bad luck. In Japan, people keep crickets in tiny bamboo cages as good luck charms. They have been doing this since at least the tenth century. In Barbados, a cricket chirping inside the house is a sign that money is coming. In Zambia, seeing a cricket is considered a sign of good luck.
The dog symbolizes loyalty, friendship, and unconditional love. It’s also considered “man’s best friend.” It’s a sign that good luck is coming your way if you’re followed by a stray dog. It’s also a lucky sign if a dog walks into your home. If the dog is golden, your fortunes will increase. A white dog is a sign of romance, and a black dog provides protection.
In the Christian tradition, the donkey is considered a lucky animal, as the dark hairs across its shoulders form the shape of a cross. People used to believe that these hairs appeared only after a donkey had carried Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Superstitious people used to pluck three of these hairs as they believed they were able to cure a variety of illnesses. Donkeys are also considered a symbol of patience and humility.
It is said that if a pregnant woman sees a donkey, her unborn child will grow up to be intelligent, well behaved, and lucky. Farmers sometimes keep donkeys with their cows to protect the luck of the herd. They are said to prevent accidents and premature births.
Elephants are considered lucky because of their intelligence, strength, wisdom, loyalty, and longevity. They are also considered symbols of power and prosperity.
In India, Ganesh the elephant god removes obstacles and brings good luck. Because traditionally only the richest families owned elephants, they are seen as a symbol of fortune and wealth.
Rabbits are considered lucky for many reasons. Rabbits are extremely fertile, and people used to believe their babies were born with their eyes open. Because of this, people thought rabbits could ward off the evil eye.
Rabbits dig holes into the earth, and in the past, people were scared of darkness and the underground. Rabbits are also extremely fast, thanks to their powerful rear legs.
Because of this, the rabbit’s foot became one of the most popular of all good luck charms.
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When I fly to Argentina this donkey (which you may have seen in the video behind me) always travels with my wife and I:
Do you have any lucky charm animals?