In many cultures the
precious little ladybug (called
ladybird by the English) has been
believed to bring good luck. To the
English farmer and the French vintner
it signals good weather. It is also
thought to represent the Virgin Mary.
If one lands on a person’s hand or
dress it will bring good fortune, and
If one lands on you when you are ill,
it takes the illness away. The more
spots on the back the better the luck;
each spot represent a lucky month. If
a young girl catches a ladybug and
then releases it, the direction in
which it flies away will be the
direction from which her future
husband will come. In Sweden, a
ladybug on a young woman’s hand
signifies that she is being measured
for wedding gloves. And children just
love them, and seem to communicate
with them directly.
If you encounter a
ladybug, make a wish and chant:
"Ladybird, ladybird fly away home.
Your house is on fire and your
children all roam." If the ladybug
flies away, your wish will come true.
Ladybug Gifts: Magnet