Monday, March 16, 2009

Erin Go Bragh

By Barbara Garcia
Photo: Shawn Hughes

“Ireland Forever” is the translated expression of allegiance to the beautiful emerald green country of Ireland.

Do you believe in lucky charms, leprechauns, or special meanings of rainbows, synchronicities, or a symbolic talisman? If you do then you will appreciate this photo submitted by Shawn Hughes of a captured rainbow by sheer good luck.

There are oodles of legends around the world that conjure up images of beautiful rainbows in magical places. “If we should find the end of the rainbow there will be a pot of gold” so reads one legend.

There are some cultures that use certain symbols for warding off bad fortune and to bring good fortune and some are thought to grant wishes. Each of these charms are magically charged by the energy that is summoned into them.

Capture tiny dancing rainbows by hanging crystals in a sunny window and grow your own good fortune with a potted shamrock. Put a coin deep into the soil and you’ll have created your pot of gold. What a lovely day you will have made.