It was once believed that body
jewellery was worn to ward off evil spirits. This belief came from the fact
that evil spirits entered the body through five orifices and by placing
jewellery in those orifices, evil spirits could not enter. However, the
jewellery that was placed in any of these places carried there own tales.
Emeralds were considered to be
bad luck because they were the most common jewel to be used for religious
figures and therefore, became a main target for robbers. Opals were also
considered unlucky until the 13th century alchemist Albertus Magnus declared
that a wearer of opal could become invisible by wrapping the precious gem in
bay leaves. During the medieval times, pearls were thought to be unlucky
because they were believed to be solidified tears. Diamonds were considered
to be the luckiest precious gem of all. They would not only ward off evil
spirits but they would also prevent the wearer from insanity.
If you are wearing gloves and
drop one, it is unlucky to pick it up yourself. However, it is good luck if
someone else picks it up. Both the glove wearer and the one to pick it up
will benefit from this good fortune.
It is very lucky to put on an
item of clothing inside-out by mistake. For the luck to come however, you
must not take the piece of clothing off until you would normally do so.
If you hook an item of
clothing or button up an item of clothing incorrectly, that is a sign that
bad luck is soon to come.
It is unlucky to put your left
arm, left foot, or left leg into an item of clothing before the right.
When a girl’s pants or
underwear slips down some, this is a sign that someone she loves is thinking
If a girl’s pants or underwear
suddenly get two or more holes in them, she will be receiving a gift
Garters have always been
regarded as symbols of good luck. Girls used to place them under their
pillow at night in the hopes of dreaming of their future husband.
It was once considered lucky
for a girl to get married with no underwear under her wedding dress. This
came from the fact that the new husband would automatically incur any debts
brought to the marriage with his new wife. If a girl were to walk down the
aisle wearing only her dress, then those she owed would take pity on her for
not having enough money for proper clothing. They in turn, would forgive her
It’s a sign of good luck to
tie a knot in a handkerchief. It was once thought that evil spirits would be
so interested in the mysterious shape that they would forget about causing
the person any trouble.
If you put a hat on starting
at the back, you will most likely have a bad day.
If a woman wears a man’s hat,
it’s a sign that she wants to be kissed.
Shoes on a table are a sign
that a hanging is near.
It’s bad luck if shoes are
crossing each other while they are on the floor. It’s also a sign of bad
luck if shoes are put on the wrong feet.
If you walk anywhere wearing
only shoe, it’s a sign that one of your parents is about to die.
If you are just about to
embark on a journey and your shoelace comes untied, you should not go on the
journey as that’s a sign of bad luck.
If you tie someone else’s
shoelace, you should make a wish as you do so.
You should wear a new item of
clothing on Easter Day because that is a day of new beginning.