13 Ways (or 12 if you want to avoid bad luck) to get Through Friday the 13th
Another Friday the 13th has approach, are you prepared? Take a look at these 13, or 12 since 13 is unlucky, tips to avoid bad luck.
A Broken Glass or Dish is a Good Sign
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Don’t Walk Under a Ladder
Fortunately, you can undo the jinx by walking back through the ladder or crossing your fingers until you see a dog.
Don’t Break a Mirror
Also, if you plan on hanging a horseshoe nearby, make sure the ends are pointing up, otherwise your luck will fall out.
Make sure you won’t have to deal with a broken mirror by hanging it right.
Avoid Stepping on a Crack
Find a Place to Hang Your Hat and Place Your Shoes
According to an anecdote, when coal miners died in northern England, their boots were placed on the table. In the years after it became a symbol of tempting fate.
A hat on a bed signals a similar sentiment. A hat on a bed attracts death while others say it’s a measure to prevent the spread of head lice.
Throw Salt Over Your Shoulder
The superstition is also displayed in Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper where Judas has spilled salt. Others claim that because salt was so expensive centuries ago, spilling it was akin to throwing money away. To rectify the spill, throwing some over your shoulder would blind the devil and make him think again about trying to fool someone.
Declutter Home – it can Help you Remove bad Feelings
Add More Lights
Brush off Bad Luck
Some compare it to dusting windows around the house or cleaning blinds.
Keep Keys Around
Just make sure you can find your keys when you rekey your doors.
Don’t get Cross with a Black Cat
Interestingly many humane societies won’t accept adoptions for black cats in the days before Halloween for fear that they will be used in a ritual, though humane societies mostly institute a moratorium on black cat adoptions since may people want to adopt one as an accessory to their costume.
Keep a Cricket by Your Side
But if you don’t find crickets as charming as others, here are some tips to eradicating them and other pests from your home.
Don’t Let a Bird Fly Into Your Window or House
If you need to repair a window, check out some hints here.