Do you believe in luck? Seemingly unpredictable and out of our control, some attribute luck to faith and superstition—meaning, there are invisible forces at work—while others think what we call ‘luck’ is merely random chance; a mathematical anomaly in an otherwise ordered world.
Since human civilization has existed, people have believed in luck. In ancient Rome, the goddess Fortuna embodied chance events, bringing luck that was both good and bad. Her identity was closely tied to virtue: individuals who demonstrated poor strength of character invited bad luck into their lives. Wavering morality attracted random misfortune like a magnet.
Still, there was an uncertainty surrounding events that seemed to be out of our control. So, Ancient Romans took charms to lure in Fortuna’s gifts of good luck: one of these symbols was the precious stone, yellow opal.
Creamy and buttery in color, yellow opal is said to contain energies that stabilize emotions, balance the mind, and bring good luck. With a hue commonly associated with warmth and happiness, this kind of opal is also thought to amplify positive emotions. It’s also thought to activate the crown chakra, which connects the individual to the universe.
Whether or not you believe in luck, or the power to invite unexpected events with an inanimate object, if an item can rile confidence and calm within a person, is it not considered a good luck charm?
In Japan, the color yellow usually represents courage. No matter our beliefs regarding luck, fate, or fortune—life tends to be unpredictable, and there will always be happenings that are out of our control, we can all consider ourselves brave just going about our days. If yellow opal can symbolize the strength and fortitude it takes to be a human, it's certainly worth a try.
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