Symbols of Luck
The Lucky Childe was imagined by a mother who wanted to create a welcoming and healthy space for families to build memories together. Her vision was meant to bring a childe-focused atmosphere to northern Nevada. The meaning behind The Lucky Childe’s name and corresponding symbols of luck add to the concepts of creativity and collaboration.
Each month we like to celebrate a unique theme that we find in our littles. For March, we are celebrating the lucky childe. Today, we wanted to share the symbols of luck that are represented in The Lucky Childe along with well-known symbols like the clover, horseshoe and rainbow. With our name and the fish in our logo, The Lucky Childe concept is filled with history and tradition.
One of the most well-known symbols of luck and St. Patrick’s Day is the four-leaf clover. Did you know that the chances of finding a single four-leaf clover is about one in 10,000? The four-leaf clover — a rare variation of the three-leaf variety — is thought to bring good luck to its finders, especially if found by accident. Each leaf is symbolic, and stands for faith, hope, love and luck as declared by St Patrick. In the middle ages, children believed that if they carried around a four-leaf clover they would be able to see fairies.
A horseshoe symbolizes good luck, power over evil and good fortune. Horseshoes are associated with a horse’s strength and dependability. In an upright position, it is also symbolic of the moon. Pointing downwards, it is symbolic of the womb. A horseshoe protects one’s house and land, keeping strangers away. When a horseshoe is up on the wall or above a doorway, the “U” shape will hold good luck inside forever. Some say that an upward-pointing horseshoe gathers luck, while a downward-pointing horseshoe showers you with luck.
The rainbow is said to be an extraordinary symbol of following our hearts and purpose. To get to the end of the rainbow symbolizes the celebration of that journey. A double rainbow symbolizes serendipity and that “serendipitous magic is on the way.”
It’s said that the water element connection gives fish the connotation of emotions, healing and purification. Because of the water element, all water animals move with purpose, have mindful independence and symbolize luck. In Japan, the Koi fish is associated with good fortune, luck, and strength of purpose. We have a fish in our logo representing a favorite pastime of our creator, but also to invoke the feeling of luck felt when you are lucky enough to catch a fish!
The Noble Childe
The unique spelling of the word Childe embraces a traditional custom seen in literature, which symbolizes a childe of noble birth. Cultivating a healthy learning environment, The Lucky Childe affords every childe the space to be loved and valued, treating them like nobility.
The Lucky Childe is an interactive environment that nurtures relationships while offering benefits for both parent and childe, making everyone feel lucky.