ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

And you thought Halloween was all about Trick or Treating

Updated on August 26, 2014
Stare into the flame of a jack-o-lantern and see your future this Halloween
Stare into the flame of a jack-o-lantern and see your future this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner it's hard to believe there are so many (other) superstitions associated with the holiday of the undead.

From candles to meeting the man of your dreams, Halloween offers a variety of superstitions so lets get started whether you're in the market for love or even good luck.

Candles play an important part when it comes to superstitions for Halloween. Did you know that if the flame suddenly turns blue a ghost is nearby? Or, if it suddenly goes out by itself whether by breath or wind a ghost has come to call.

The main purpose for a candle in a jack-o-lantern is to keep spirits and demons at bay, but if you gaze into the flame you can actually peer into your future. Candles should be new to ensure the best of luck (and if you burn an orange candle from midnight to sunrise you will have good luck) but if you burn a Halloween candle at any other time of the year, you can expect bad luck or strange things may happen to you which you will have no control over.

When it comes to love (yes even on this day) girls who carry a broken egg in a glass to a spring of water during the day can see their future husband (and get a glimpse of her future children) but mixing some of the water into the glass. At night, she should carry a lamp back to the spring and she'll be able to see her future husband in the reflection of the water.

It's also believed that bobbing for apples can predict who will marry first by being the first to bite into an apple. And while on the subject of bobbing for apples, cut a small piece into the apple and put in a small piece of paper into it. On the paper add a fortune and toss back into the tub of water (be sure to use waterproof ink if possible).

And if you're peeling an apple, start from the top to bottom and the one with the longest unbroken peel will have the longest life. (It's believes if you toss the peel over your shoulder it'll give you the first initial of your future husband's name as well).

Unfortunately, if you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween night, don't look back because it could be Death himself. To look Death in the eye according to ancient folklore is a sure way to hasten your own demise.

It's also an omen of death if you cast a headless shadow or no shadow at all. I've never heard of this superstition and according to legend death shall take place within a year.

Bats also are able to foretell death if it flies around your house three times, but if a bat flies into your house it means there is a sign of an approaching ghost (or maybe the ghost let it in) but if bats come out early and fly around playfully then it is a sign of good weather to come.

Have you ever wanted to meet a witch? Now's your chance and here's how: turn your clothes inside out and walk backwards and you'll meet a witch. And walking backwards in your home will also ward off evil (but you have to also walk around counterclockwise).

If you want to keep ghosts from entering your house bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near doorways of your home on Halloween. This is believed to keep them away.

And you may think twice before you kill that spider on Halloween. It's believed it could be the spirit of a loved one watching over you (I'll send my cat over to kill it instead).

Hopefully these superstitions will help but if you suffer from Samhainophobia (the fear of Halloween) like me, you'll be in bed with a blanket over your head!

Single ladies looking for love should take broken eggs in glass down to a spring where you might find Mr. Right
Single ladies looking for love should take broken eggs in glass down to a spring where you might find Mr. Right

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)