Double Fast Luck with Genuine Zodiac Oil presumeably contains the traditional Fast Luck Oil formula, plus Zodiac Oil, a blend of the ingredients specific to each sign of the zodiac.
The primary market for E. Davis products is the African-American community, although the company's current packages are bilingual, with the reverse in Spanish for sale to the Hispanic Santeria market. It's pretty obvious that the Spanish translations were an afterthought: for instance, the target and arrow image, labelled "a hit" in English, is translated as "triumfo" ("triumph"), which fails to reference the visual symbolism, and the bag of money titled "bread" is "plato" on the Spanish side of the package, which means "silver" but is not a hip slang term like "bread" used to be back in the 1960s, when the package was designed.
The imagery on the Double Fast Luck soap package is a mixture of conventional and highly unusual lucky symbolism, consisting of:
- twin hearts pierced by an arrow ("Mystery Love")
- a tree trunk ("Tree of Life"; "Faith, Hope, Charity")
- the signs of the zodiac surrounding the Sun ("12 Month Fortune")
- a target struck by an arrow ("A Hit")
- a money bag ("Bread")
- a radiant five-pointed star ("Lucky Star")
- a crystal ball, which displays the number 8, making it an "8 ball" ("Your Destiny")
- a word circle ("Love * Success * Health * Spiritual Power * Wealth") surrounding --
- a horseshoe ("Fortune" plus indecipherable symbols) which in turn surrounds --
- an eye ("Good Luck")
- a pile of paper money and $ signs ("Dream Wishes Come True")
- a cornucopia from which is produced a house and a car ("Cadillac-House")
Some of these emblems are common sugnificators of luck, other refer obliquely to related symbol-systems. The "tree of life," for instance, is a term given to a diagram in the Jewish Kabbalah -- while the all-seeing eye, the radiant five-pointed star, and the three Biblical virtues "Faith, Hope, and Charity" are important symbolic images in Freemasonry.
It is interesting to note that the E. Davis English-language word-ring, horseshoe, and eye image was stolen for use on the label of another Fast Luck product, a pale green Suerte Rapida (Fast Luck) sachet powder which is made in Mexico by an anonymous occult supply company. For another E. Davis formula, see Money House Blessing air freshener and soap.
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