Superstitions are culturally held beliefs (truisms) about how and why something could or could not happen. They are not necessarily proven fact but they do take hold and become words of wisdom or caution that many believe could shape the circumstances in their lives.
Here are some examples:
Superstitions to keep you Lucky
- To see the thin crescent over ones left shoulder is lucky
- Charms and amulets shaped like a crescent moon can help protect you from witchcraft.
- Planting, courtship and new business ventures are best started when under a new moon.
- A horseshoe hung above the door will bring good luck.
- If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wish for.
Superstitions to warn you of Bad Luck
- It is bad luck to step on a grave.
- It is bad luck for a different person to close a knife than the person who opened it.
- It’s bad luck to completely finish a new house.
- Wearing an opal when it is not your birthstone is bad luck.
- If when giving a toast your glass breaks you will have bad luck.
- It’s bad luck to wash on New Year’s Day.
- Don’t open an umbrella in the house.