ACORN - Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck &
APPLE - You have to eat at least 1 apple every day to guard against
ill-health, an apple a day, keeps the doctor away! "
BED - You must never put a hat on a bed. Also you must get out of bed
the same side you got in otherwise you bring bad luck upon yourself!
BEE - If a bee flies into your home then you will get a visitor, but
if you kill the bee then the visitor will turn nasty!
BIRD - If a bird flies into your home then it is an omen of death!
BRIDGE - If you want to see a friend again, then don't ever say
goodbye to them on a bridge!
BROOM - Never take a broom with you when moving house - buy a new
CAT - If a black cat walks towards you then it brings very good luck
to you - but if it walks away from you, then it takes it's good luck
CHEEKS - If all of a sudden your cheeks feel as if they're burning,
then someone, somewhere is flattering you!
CHIMNEY SWEEP - These are regarded as very lucky - so if you see one
then shake his hand so that some of his good luck rubs off onto you!
CLOVER - To find a four leaf clover means immense good luck, so keep
it safe, if you lose it then you also lose the luck!
CROWS - To see a single crow is very unlucky! But 2 mean good
luck! 3 mean health, 4 means wealth, 5 is sickness & 6 mean death!
DOG - If a dog suddenly barks for no apparent reason in a house
that has a sick person then it means that death is coming.
EARS - If your ear is burning, then someone is talking about you! To
determine whether what they are saying is good or bad, remember this
rhyme, - " Left for love, Right for spite! "
EASTER - You must wear new clothes at Easter or you will have
FINGER NAILS - Never cut your finger-nails on a Friday or a Sunday as
this is unlucky.
HAND - If the palm of your right hand is itchy, then it foretells
that money is coming to you, but DON'T scratch it as that stops the
money from coming! If its your left palm that is itchy, then scratch
away, as that means that you'll soon be paying out money for something!
HORSE-SHOE - A horse-shoe must be hung above a doorway turned upwards
otherwise the luck will run out!
KNIFE - There will be an argument if knifes are crossed at a table.
Also, if a lover gives you a knife as a present you will soon split up!
LADDER - Bad things will happen if you walk under a ladder!
MAGPIES - If you see these birds, remember this rhyme - " One for
sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver,
Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told. "
MIRROR - Breaking a mirror means 7 years of bad luck, unless
you take the pieces outside & bury them in moonlight. Also, an
undisturbed mirror in a house suddenly fall & smashes then it means that
there will soon be a death!
NEW YEAR - How you start the year is how you will end it, so you must
ensure that you are wearing new clothes & looking your best, have paid
off all your debts & are with your partner ( to ensure that you are
still with them at the next New year!). Also you must open a window to
let the old year out & the new one in.
OPAL - Unless you were born in October, the wearing of an Opal will
PEPPER - If pepper is spilt, then you will have a serious argument
with a friend.
SALT - If you sprinkle some salt on the doorway to a NEW house then
no evil can enter it! Also, if you spill some salt then you must take a
pinch of the spilt salt & throw it over your left shoulder as the devil
waits there & by throwing the salt you are driving him away!
SCISSORS - Dropping a pair of scissors is said to warn that a lover
SHOES - Never place shoes on a table as it means bad luck for the
remainder of the day.
SNEEZE - Always say " Bless You " after someone sneezes to
ensure that the devil hasn't entered their body!
SPARROW'S - These little birds are said to carry the souls of the
deceased to the after-life. To kill one means that you will be cursed.
SWAN - A bride must sew a swans feather into her husbands pillow to
UMBRELLA - It is extremely unlucky to open an umbrella inside a
WEDDING - If a groom drops the ring during the ceremony then the
marriage is doomed to failure.
WOOD - You must knock on wood 3 times after mentioning good fortune
or the evil spirits will ruin things for you.