many weird and wonderful Superstitions and Omens that exist in the
our world. They range from the quite bizarre to the obvious.
Some of us
believe in the supernatural and other worldly matters a lot more than
others, some of us don't even stop to think what the significance of
any event is, while some of us will freak out at the thought of going
out on a Friday the 13th; Black Friday!!
some superstitions that we are all familiar with...
Omens and Superstitions:
a mirror. If you break a mirror you will supposedly have seven
years of bad luck. You can reverse the bad luck by burying the
pieces of mirror by moonlight. If a mirror suddenly falls off a wall
and smashes then it is said that this is an omen that a death will
soon occur. Charming! Common sense would tell us that if bits of
flying broken mirror glass hit you then that would indeed be bad
the 13th. Actually, it's the number 13 that seems to
be the problem here. Have you noticed when you are in a lift that a
lot of buildings don't even HAVE a 13th floor? They do of
course have one, they just don't recognize it officially as the
thirteenth floor. And, there's many people who have a fear of Friday
the 13th. As an adolescent I used to try and get out of
going to school on those days, hey it was worth a shot :)
under a ladder. This is bad luck. If you walk under a ladder you
supposedly break a spiritual triangle that will leave you friendly
with the devil. I should imagine that walking under a ladder could
well land you a bucket of paint on your head.
salt. If you should happen to spill some salt, grab a pinch of
the salt and toss it over your left shoulder. This will keep away
any bad spirits that are out to get you. I have always tossed the
salt over my left shoulder...just in case.
luck Omens and Superstitions:
a coin as you walk. If you see a coin in the street while you
are walking along, pick it up and you will have luck all day long.
Of course it's a good omen to be finding money, though I suspect
most of us would rather pocket a note than a coin!
I live near a racetrack, but I have never come across any stray
horseshoes hanging around. If you find one, pick it up and hang it
over your door and you will have good luck. I don't know how the
horse would feel about it...
Doesn't every household have a fight over the wishbone in the
chicken? Two people grab one side of the bone each with their
pinkies and pull. If you end up with the big half of the wishbone,
make a wish and it will come true. Anyone with any spare wishes
reading this page, I'd like a Brad Pitt lookalike thanks!
Leaf Clover. About the only thing I find in clover is bees, but
there are four leafed clovers out there, and if you find one, hang
on to it because it will bring you luck. Hey, you could sell it on