Everyone knows that ladybugs bring good luck! Having one land on your hand is said to bring luck to you!
Legends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common (and enduring) is this: In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops! The farmers called these beautiful insects "The Beetles of Our Lady", and - over time - they eventually became popularly known as "Lady Beetles". The red wings were said to represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows. Nearly ALL cultures believe that a Ladybug is lucky.
Ladybugs take ailments away!
If a ladybug lands on you in France, they believe it will take away any ailment you might have when it flies away.
Ladybugs can help you make your wishes come true!
If you have a ladybug on your hand and make a wish, whichever way the ladybug flies away will show you the direction that the answer to your wish will come from.
Ladybugs can understand our languages!
Some Asian cultures believe that ladybugs can understand human languages and are blessed by God.
Ladybugs tell us how many children we will have!
The number of spots on a ladybug in Brussels will tell the person holding it the number of children they will have!
Ladybugs bring babies to people!
In Switzerland the ladybug brings babies to people, just as the stork does here in the U.S.!
Ladybugs lead us to money!
If you find a ladybug in your house, count the spots and that will be how many dollars you will soon find!
Ladybugs cure toothaches!
A long time ago dentists would mash up ladybugs to cure a toothache. (Please don't try this at home!)
Ladybugs are good omens!
It was a good omen to find a ladybug in your cabin during the pioneer days.
Ladybugs foretell the future!
If a ladybug has more than 7 spots there will be famine, less than 7 and the harvest will be good.
Around the world ladybugs are good luck!
In every culture ladybugs are good luck! Killing or harming one will bring bad luck! So if you find one in your house, garden or on you, consider yourself lucky! Good things are coming your way!
Using Ladybug Good Luck Symbols
Some of the ways that you can incorporate ladybugs into your feng shui design is to add the symbol to a specific sector of your home. Remember, the symbolism of the ladybug is one of protecting vegetables from harm. Consider this trait when deciding where to place your ladybug symbol. Perhaps you want added protection in your wealth sector or maybe you'd like to place the symbolic ladybug in your health sector.