Broken mirror? Walked under a ladder or encountered a black cat? No reason to worry! If you are a superstitious person or just don’t want to take any chances, this site is for you. Here are a few ways to get rid of bad luck and some tips to avoid it in the first place.
- 1 Part one: getting rid of bad luck
- 1.1 Use salt!
- 1.2 Don’t throw away the pieces of a broken mirror!
- 1.3 Burn incense!
- 1.4 Wear protective lucky charms!
- 1.5 Burn sage!
- 1.6 Use crystals and stones!
- 1.7 Do good!
- 1.8 Cleanse your chakras with fresh flowers!
- 1.9 Pray!
- 1.10 Declutter your home!
- 1.11 Use the power of light!
- 1.12 Travel to another country!
- 2 Part Two: Avoiding Misfortune
- 3 Recognize signs of happiness
- 4 Tips
- 5 Warnings
Part one: getting rid of bad luck
Salt is considered a good luck charm by many cultures around the world. To get rid of many forms of bad luck, you can take a pinch of salt and throw it over your LEFT shoulder (throwing salt over your right shoulder will bring you more bad luck). Alternatively, you can cleanse your body of bad luck by bathing in saltwater. Just add two tablespoons of salt to a bath of hot water! Another method is to sprinkle sea salt in the corners of each room and under each windowsill. It protects your home from bad luck.
Don’t throw away the pieces of a broken mirror!
If you break a mirror, you should never throw the pieces away. This effectively seals your fate and gives you 7 long years of bad luck. You can either take all the pieces of the mirror and grind them up into dust and scatter them in the wind, or take a single piece of the mirror (big enough to reflect you, but not big or sharp enough to be dangerous to you or anyone else ) and wait until the next full moon. Depending on how close you are to the full moon, you may still be unlucky for a little while, but using the mirror to reflect the full moon and gazing at it will negate the misfortune. You can then bury the mirror or keep it.
Burning incense is an effective way to get rid of bad luck and negative energy. Choose pungent scents like sandalwood or jasmine, and if you burn more than one stick, make sure you use an odd number rather than an even! If you experience misfortune in your personal life, burn incense at home! Carry the incense from one room to another, letting the fragrant smoke fill every corner of your home! If you get unlucky at work, burn the incense in your office!
Wear protective lucky charms!
Small, protective good luck charms are a great way to ward off bad luck as you go about your daily life. They can be worn on a chain or bracelet, or carried around in a pocket. Some of the most common include: Keys : Key charms have been used to bring good luck since time immemorial. Bringing three keys together is said to unlock the three doors of prosperity, health and love. Shamrock : Carrying a fresh shamrock or a lucky charm in the form of the rare four-leaf clovers is a popular way of bringing good luck in Celtic mythology. Each of the four leaves represents a lucky characteristic; Prosperity, fame, love and health. Horseshoes: Horseshoes are said to bring good luck as they ward off the “evil eye”. Hang one up around your home for protection, or wear a horseshoe symbol on a chain – just make sure the ends are pointing up or good luck may “escape”! Rabbit’s Foot: A rabbit’s foot is believed to bring good luck and protection in many cultures. However, not every paw will do – it has to be the left hind paw. In addition, the paw must be stroked or rubbed to activate happiness.
For years, sage has been burned by peoples of different cultures as a way to clear negative energy. The practice of burning sage is known as “smudging”. Buy a sprig of sage or some dried sage and light it! It should smolder rather than burn. Carry the sage through your home, waving the smoke away from you to every corner of the house! Open the doors and windows to let the negative energy out! If you like, you can burn some milkweed afterwards to invite positive energy into your home.
Use crystals and stones!
Various crystals and stones are believed to have mythical properties ranging from protection to warding off negative energies and bringing good fortune. Keep these crystals or stones in your home, at your workplace or carry them with you! Black tourmaline protects you from negative energies, such as the evil desires of others. Rose Quartz stimulates positive energy to replace the negative. Labradorite protects you from psychic vampires or bloodsuckers trying to drain your energy and positive emotions. Amethyst protects you from harm while traveling and protects soldiers. Other stones used as protection from negative energies or evil spirits include: Ruby, Quartz, Peridot, Obsidian, Jasper, Moonstone, Black Onyx, Emerald, Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Sugilite, Citrine, Carnelian, and Hematite.
One of the best ways to change your destiny is to earn some positive karma by doing good. This is a way of paying for any evil things you have done in this life or in a previous one. Improve your karma by donating to a good cause or helping people in need, such as the homeless, the elderly, or orphaned children! It is important that you do this good out of a pure desire to help others. If you only do good to gain good karma and make your own life easier, the promotion is void. Volunteering for a good cause also helps put your own situation in perspective – you may think you are unlucky, but once you see the suffering of others, you may realize that your situation is not so bad is.
Cleanse your chakras with fresh flowers!
Fresh flowers can be used to cleanse your seven chakras – getting rid of negative energy and inviting new happiness. You need at least seven different types of flowers in as many colors as possible (all colors except white). Remove all stems and leaves, you only need the buds themselves! Put the flowers in a basin of water and set it outside to soak up the sun for an hour! This allows the water to soak up the positive energy of the flowers. Take the basin to the bathroom and use a washcloth to bathe in the flower-energized water. As you bathe, focus on a spot of light emanating from the center of your forehead. Let this light spread all over your body! When you’re done bathing, carefully collect the flowers, put them in a paper bag, and throw them away! Imagine your bad luck being thrown away with the flowers!
Praying to God, or whatever spiritual being you believe in, can help you regain happiness. Remember to pray regularly and ask forgiveness for past misdeeds and negative thoughts! Take some time during your prayer sessions to reflect on who you are as a person and if there are any steps you can take to better yourself! Thank God for all the good things in your life – this simple action could change your perspective on the “unhappiness” you have suffered and make you realize that you are actually blessed.
Declutter your home!
Living in a messy home can block positive energies from flowing through the house and create negative feelings and bad luck. This simple action can give you renewed energy and empower you to turn your unhappiness into happiness. Start decluttering your home – remove any unwanted or unused items and throw them away! Then give your house a thorough cleaning – by clearing away cobwebs and removing dust! Try rearranging your furniture to improve the flow of energy and painting your walls to breathe new life into your living space! Try listening to music and burning incense while you work, and leaving all doors and windows open to let the sunshine in — this encourages positive energy to flow into your renewed living space.
Use the power of light!
Introducing radiant light into your home is an effective way to get rid of bad luck and disperse negative energies. Try turning on all the lights in your house and lighting candles so there are no dark spots where bad energies are hiding! A practice that uses the power of light to protect you from misfortune and attract good fortune in its place is to light three candles – two of them must be white, one for protection and one for purification, and the other must be orange, to bring about a change of fate.
Travel to another country!
Traveling to another country is said to get rid of bad luck as bad luck is left behind and dissipates in your absence. The further you can get away from your home country, the better. Crossing an ocean or flying somewhere in a different time zone works best. Traveling could also help you realize that bad luck doesn’t stick to you, it sticks to your home or job situation. Taking some time away from yourself could help you understand the changes that need to be made upon your return to get rid of bad luck.
Part Two: Avoiding Misfortune
Avoid actions or circumstances that bring bad luck!
Many superstitions regarding things that bring bad luck are well known, but it’s a good idea to review the main ones. This way you can try to strategically change your behavior to avoid bad luck. Even if bad luck is still unavoidable, you will be able to recognize the signs and take immediate steps to reverse it. Some common signs of bad luck include: Breaking a mirror – said to bring seven years of bad luck. Seeing a crow – if a crow crosses your path, it is said to bring bad luck. However, when two cross your path, the misfortune is reversed. Walking under ladders – this is believed to bring bad luck as a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle – symbolizing the Holy Trinity. By going through the triangle, you disregard hallowed ground. Putting shoes on a table – In England, it was said that putting shoes on the table was a mark of respect for a dead miner. Therefore, when you put shoes on the table, you are tempting fate. “Unken” – this means saying out loud something bad that you think is going to happen to you. This is a form of tempting fate. Wearing opals is believed to bring bad luck – unless you were born in the month of October. Stepping on a crack in the sidewalk. An old English proverb says: “Step on a crack and fate will break your mother’s back!” (Step on a crack and fate breaks your mother’s neck.) It is said that if a black cat crosses your path, it will bring bad luck. This superstition comes from the association of black cats with witches and sorcery. Opening an umbrella indoors is considered bad luck – a superstition that comes from the ancient Egyptians (who used umbrellas for sun protection). In those times it was believed that opening an umbrella indoors would offend the god of the sun.
Familiarize yourself with some of the less accurate superstitions!
Some superstitions are less well known. It’s a good idea to read up on such superstitions and be aware of the risks associated with certain actions, otherwise, you may unintentionally bring bad luck upon yourself. Examples of some of these lesser-known causes of bad luck include: Picking up a penny/penny/cent if it’s number up. Dress with your left arm/left leg first. See an owl during the day. Knit a pair of socks for your friend – he will run away from you. Kill ladybugs or shrews (especially money spiders). It’s bad luck to close a pocketknife unless it was you who opened it. “Sleeping with feet towards a door will lose you your soul forevermore” When an owl hoots three times in your garden. Sleep at or under a dining table. Start an activity on a Friday. Killing a bee in your home. Turning a loaf of bread upside down once it’s cut will bring you terrible bad luck. Saying the word “pig” at sea. If you ever drop a knife, picking it up yourself will bring you bad luck in money and life. You should ask someone else to pick it up for you. Start a new venture, meet someone new or start a relationship on a Friday the 13th. Sticking needles through your balls of yarn will bring bad luck to anyone wearing anything made of the yarn.
Be wary of superstitions that predict death and sickness!
Most superstitions predict only bad luck, but some superstitions also predict death and disease. You should definitely familiarize yourself with these: if a robin flies through a window into a room, death will follow shortly. You have to hold your breath when you walk past a graveyard, or you’re breathing in the spirit of someone who recently died. Opening your front door and being greeted by a magpie staring at you is a sure sign of death. If you dream of death it is a sign of birth, if you dream of birth it is a sign of death. If the left eye twitches, there will soon be a death in the family. A white moth in the house or one trying to get into the house means death. Dreaming of white is believed to portend death.
Recognize signs of happiness
Recognize when your destiny begins to change!
Once you’ve taken some positive actions to rid yourself of bad luck, it’s important that you stay alert for signs that your fortunes are changing. Examples of such signs include: Dreaming of being on a very high place, such as a building. Sneeze 3 times before breakfast. Putting money in the pockets of clothes you are wearing for the first time. Seeing a spider spinning its web in the morning. Find a needle pointing at you. Dream of clear water. Eat the top of a piece of pie last. Find a crust or bubble in your pizza. See a cricket in your house.
To take advantage of the misfortune of seeing a crow, first make a wish! If the bird doesn’t flap its wings before you see it, your wish will come true. When it does, look away, count to ten, and when it’s gone, it comes true too. While it can be good to have him, it can be his wise decision to seek help when your superstitions get in the way of things. Don’t cut your nails at night or a ghost will appear in your room!
Understand that bad luck only has as much power over you as you let it, so don’t dwell on it!