Monday, February 28, 2011


Who among us has not sat in a patch of clover searching for that special four-leafed one?

According to Wikipedia, "the four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. According to legend, each leaf represents something: the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck."

This power-packed little symbol has been with us for thousands of years...
  • In Celtic culture, the quatrefoil symbolizes "the wheel of being".
  • In Christianity, it is seen as a variation upon the Christian cross, and some claim that each of the leaves of the quatrefoil symbolizes the four evangelists of the Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
  • In Native American culture, the four leaves of the quatrefoil are believed to symbolize the four ends of the earth. This represents Native American prayers to the North, South, East, and West.
  • Since it is easy to divide a quatrefoil into equal portions or into other shapes, it has also come to symbolize harmony, symmetry, and proportion.

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