I hope you are all keeping well. This is going to be an interesting discussion on superstition because there are so many things that people consider good or bad. The good ones are always welcomed but unfortunately the bad ones are always considered as ‘an ugly duckling’. I am sure everyone will come up with some interesting superstitions.
I am not superstitious; however, I like saying ‘keeping fingers crossed’. When I was a child I had to believe in some of the things told by my elders, though my small mind never accepted them at all. When I was quite younger, my grandmothers both from my mother and father’s side used to advise us that if someone is leaving home never to ask where s/he is going. Because this brings bad luck and the person leaving should sit for a while. There’s another superstition about a black cat. If a black cat crosses someone’s path, the person should change the path to save himself from something happening wrong to him. Jokingly, in my view if a black cat crosses your path, you should not change your path. Instead you should make the cat change its path.
There are some more interesting superstitions to share with you all. I will begin with the bad ones first. It is considered to be bad luck if the milk spills. Seeing of an owl is said to bring the news of death. Breaking of mirror is a sign of bad luck. A pregnant woman should not do any work with needle, scissors and a knife when it’s solar or lunar eclipse. It is believed that the baby is born with some abnormalities. I have also heard another one of such kind that an expectant mother should not go out of home in solar or lunar eclipse. Babies born with teeth are not considered lucky for the family. However, medical science has an answer to this one that why are babies born with teeth?
Some good luck superstitions are: crowing of a crow at a window is the sign of guests. If a honey bee builds a comb outside a house, it is said that a person buys a new home. Putting a dress on inside out. I can only think of these
Answers to your questions Jo:
1) A horseshoe - lucky
2) Oepning an umbrella whilst indoors - unlucky
3) Anew pair of shoes on the table - unlucky
4) A black cat crossing your path - unlucky
5) Breaking a mirror - nlucky
Good luck to all
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