How To Attract Good Luck With Horseshoe

How To Attract Good Luck With Horseshoe

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Hanging horseshoes on doorways of houses and workplace is a centuries-old practice for attracting good luck and protecting the place from evil spirits. The magical powers of these crescent-shaped Feng Shui objects, that repel misfortune and attract blessings, was also referred in Irish folklore where a blacksmith nailed a horseshoe to a devil’s hoof. He then released the devil after it promised no to enter a place ever that has a horseshoe hung over the door.

Feng Shui Placement

Although, the symbol is not a traditional Chinese Feng Shui cure, it brings the same effects as other symbols of good luck. The front door or doorway of a house is a great location for hanging the horseshoe. It is usually hung outside the door as a protection symbol, but there are no disadvantages of displaying it inside the door. Some people also prefer keeping the horseshoe on a wall or a window.  


There are mixed opinions about the way horseshoes should be hung. The widely accepted belief is positioning the object with the open end, facing upwards. This alignment ensures that good energies are stored thus preventing the good luck from being spilled or lost.

Yet, some people believe it might not allow the good luck to be released. The other way could be keeping the horseshoe facing down. The inverted horseshoe thus acts as a magnet and pulls the auspicious earthly luck from the ground which gets poured into the house through the doorstep each time the door is opened.

Things to remember

Use a worn horseshoe: An actual worn horseshoe which was used earlier by the horse carries with it powerful energies of the animal that symbolises strength, perseverance and success.

Clean the horseshoe: Thoroughly clean the horseshoe before using it.

Consider the metal element: Never place an iron horseshoe on a metal door, particularly if the door faces east or southeast. But, the same item would be an excellent choice for a door facing west, the north or the northwest direction.

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