New Year Superstitions
Happy New Year!
- Do you have a personal superstition to share with us?At the stroke of twelve, on January 1, fireworks are let off, and everybody yells, "Happy New Year!" which is superstitiously super: it drives away all the evil spirits. Use it to drive away your personal demons too, you have held on to them too long!
- If possible, start the New Year with all your debts paid off, and your cupboards full: that will ensure wealth and fulfillment throughout the year. As an extension don't lend or borrow on the New Year. Give and accept gifts.
- Take note of whoever crosses your threshold first; that person will bring the kind of luck he or she stands for.
- Do a sample of the work you would like to have loads of, in the year. If you always wanted to write a novel, write a chapter.
- Wear a new dress to increase the possibility of getting lots of new clothes. Believe me, I did that by accident, and it worked in 2007!
- Ignore your sorrows and be of good cheer to set the trend for the coming year. Don't cry, don't get mad, spread peace and light!
- Traditionally, the head of the family should open the door at the first chimes of the clock, to let in the new and send out the old. My wife's the head; will ask her to! Janus, the god of January and of doorways will surely bless her!
- A baby born on Jan 1 will always be lucky. Sigh. You should have done something about this in March! But maybe not. A baby born on the 2nd will have a miserable life. It's a hit or miss situ!
- Kiss the person you want to rekiss throughout the year. Don't miss, or you will spend 2013 in love with the door or whatever!
- Dance in the open around a tree! Hold hands with neighbours for warmth now and ever!
- Plant something on Jan 1st and the world will regain its greenery. Made that up, but I hope that will become a superstition and everybody will do it!
Do you have a personal superstition to share with us? Then please do! Have a great New Year and make it your personal responsibility that everyone around you enjoys it too! Cheers!
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