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Good Luck Superstitions


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Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Fingers Crossed - By making the sign of the Christian faith with our fingers, evil spirits would be prevented from destroying our chances of good fortune.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Knock on Wood - It was believed that good spirits lived in trees, and that by knocking on anything made from wood, we could call upon these spirits for protection against misfortune.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Saying God Bless You When Somebody Sneezes. When the great plague swept Europe., sufferers began sneezing violently which was a sign of death. The Pope therefore passed a law requiring people to bless the sneezer. At the same time, it was expected that anybody sneezing would cover their mouth with a cloth or their hand. This was obviously to stop the spreading of the disease, but many believed that it was to keep the soul intact. Sneezing 'into the air' would allow the soul to escape and death would be imminent. Up until this time, the opposite was true. Those who sneezed were congratulated, as it was believed that a violent sneeze would expel evil from their bodies.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: A robin flying into the house
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Sneezing 3 times before breakfast
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Meeting 3 sheep
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Looking at the new moon over your right shoulder
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: A 4-leaf clover
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Spilling wine while proposing a toast
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Putting a dress on inside out
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: 9 peas in a pea pod
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Hearing crickets singing
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Picking up a pin Dropping a glove
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: A horseshoe Peacock feathers
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Cutting your hair during a storm
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Sleeping facing south
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: White heather
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Picking up a pencil in the street
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Breaking clear and uncolored glass
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Walking in the rain
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Sleeping on un-ironed sheets
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Avoiding cracks in the sidewalk
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: An itch on the top of your head
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Scissors hanging an a hook
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: A ladybug on you
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck & longevity!
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: To find a four-leaf clover means immense good luck, so keep it safe, if you lose it
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: To pick up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck : To have one's garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking is a promise of good luck, involving monetary gain.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new moon.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: If by chance you meet the same person twice when you are out on business. It is even luckier if you encounter him once when you are setting out and again when you are returning.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Dolphins swimming nearby a ship
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: A naked woman on board a boat is said to calm the seas.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Golfers can have a successful day on the course if they start their round with odd numbered clubs and don't use balls with numbers higher than 4
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: To set out for golfing on a rainy day
Good Luck Superstitions:  See a penny, pick it up; all day long you will have good luck.
General Superstitions:  If you see a chimney sweep then shake his hand so that some of his good luck rubs off onto you.
General Superstitions:  If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
General Superstitions:  Clover protects human beings and animals from the spell of magicians and the wiles of fairies, and brings good luck to those who keep it in the house.
General Superstitions:  It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
General Superstitions:  For good luck throughout the year, wear new clothes on Easter.
General Superstitions:  A frog brings good luck to the house it enters
Moving into a new home Superstitions:  Nail an evergreen branch to new rafters to bring good luck. An empty hornets' nest, hung high, also will bring good luck to any age house.
Halloween Superstitions:  In North America, it's bad luck if a black cat crosses your path and good luck if a white cat crosses your path. In Britain and Ireland, it's the opposite.
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck: Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck & longevity!
Good Luck Superstitions:  Good Luck : To have one's garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking is a promise of good luck, involving monetary gain.
Acting and Stage Superstitions:  Actors never wish each other, good luck before a performance as it might have the opposite effect. It's safer to tell an actor heading for the stage to, break a leg, knock 'em dead, or see you on the green.
Animal Superstitions: Dogs:  Meeting a dog - good luck (especially Dalmatians)
Animal Superstitions: Adder:  To kill an adder - general good luck
Animal Superstitions: Badger:  Carrying a badgers tooth - Good luck (especially for gamblers)
Animal Superstitions: Butterfly:  If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year
Animal Superstitions: Butterfly:  Inside the house - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Calf:  Giving mistletoe as a gift to the first calf of the year - good luck to the herd
Animal Superstitions: Cat:  A black cat crossing your path - good luck (A white cat in USA, Spain and Belgium)
Animal Superstitions: Cat:  Dreaming of white cat means good luck
Animal Superstitions: Cockerel:  White cockerel - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Cuckoo:  First sound of a cuckoo in spring coming from the right - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Fox:  Seeing a lone fox - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Frogs:  A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.
Animal Superstitions: Goat:  Meeting a goat when on an important journey - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Goose:  Goose eaten on Michelmas day - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Guinea Fowl:  Generally good luck
Animal Superstitions: Hares:  Seeing a brown hare - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Hares:  Carrying a hare's foot - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Kingfisher:  Seeing a kingfisher - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Ladybird (Ladybug):  Landing on you - very good luck
Animal Superstitions: Magpie:  Chinese belief - a magpie is good luck and shouls never be killed
Animal Superstitions: Martin:  Nesting in a house - good luck to the household
Animal Superstitions: Oyster:  Carrying an oyster shell - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Porpoise:  Harbinger of good luck
Animal Superstitions: Rabbits:  Passing in front of you - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Rabbits:  Keeping a rabbit's foot - good luck
Animal Superstitions: Ravens:  Welsh belief - A raven on a chimney is good luck to those within
Animal Superstitions: Spiders:  A spider spinning in the morning - Good Luck
Animal Superstitions: Spiders:  A spider dropping on its thread - Good Luck
Animal Superstitions: Spiders:  Seeing a spider cross a wall - Good Luck
Animal Superstitions: Wasp:  Killing the first wasp of the season - good luck
Card Superstitions:  It is good luck is to blow through the cards when they are being shuffled.
Baby Superstitions:  A baby's tooth, set in a ring or brooch, was sometimes worn in order to bring good luck
Christmas Superstitions:  A Christmas candle left burning in the window all night guarantees the household's good luck in the coming year. If the candles goes out, it is bad luck.
Christmas Superstitions:  It is good luck to kiss under the mistletoe. It is bad luck to deliberately to avoid doing this.
Greek Superstitions:  Greeks believe that Money attracts money, so never leave your pockets, purses or wallets completely empty and never completely empty your bank account. Always leave at least a coin or two. It is also considered good luck that when you give a gift of a wallet or a purse, that you put a coin or two in it before giving it to the recipient.
Greek Superstitions:  Filahta Talismans are good luck charms. Sometimes they are pinned to the backs of small childrenís and infantís clothing, while other times people carry them in their pockets and purses. There are numerous items that are used for Filahta that are thought to guard you from evil, such as gold crosses, medals of Saints, evil eyes, beads, sachets containing anything from holy ground or something that has been blessed.
New Years Superstitions:  If the first person to cross the threshold of a house after midnight on New Years is a dark-haird man and he carries a shovel full of coal, then a year of good luck will follow.
New Years Superstitions:  Clocks should be wound up immediately the New Year begins in order to endow the house with good fortune, while all daily cleaning and dusting should be completed early in the day of December 31 in order to avoid the danger of sweeping good luck from the house.
New Years Superstitions:  Black-Eyes Peas: A tradition common to the Southern part of the United States says that the eating of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day will attract both general good luck and money in particular to the one doing the dining

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