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#31 Dark Moon

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 02:04 AM

*LOL*Arawa, I sympathize, mate, I think its the same reason I don't use a g/f's name as a password<it causes breakups, doncha know?>



Gosh man, are you serious?? Were you joking or is this some established superstition. Tell me fast!  ???
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 02:05 AM

... concealing various witch-repelling objects, such as an open pair of scissors, under the threshold.


Now that's odd because here in India, an open pair of scissors is considered bad omen. It's supposed to cause quarrels in the household.
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:04 AM

curious to know why this one is:

Its bad luck for a groom to see the bride before the wedding on the wedding day!


I heard it's bad luck for the groom to see his bride in her wedding dress on the big day before the ceremony.

In Hawai'i, we consider geckos lucky (though I hate cleaning up after them! lol).

We also grow "money trees" (also known as octopus trees).  The more leaves on a stem, the stronger your financial stability.  These trees generally have 3 to 5 leaves on a stem, but I've seen up to a dozen.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:14 AM

well,  while i was in hawaii, i bought a lei and when it died i had to throw it into the ocean so i come back to hawaii or sumthin. i guess that counts.

there was one i had when i was really little, hold metal while driving past a grave yard(it was either a graveyard or railroad...cant remember)or you'll get bad luck.

also when ever my mom moves to a new house, she pulls out her special supply of holy water and sprinkles it all over the house for good luck(so it doesnt burn to the ground she acctually means)
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 04:50 AM

crossed swords are bad lck
seeing one magpie is bad luck  (one for sorrow ur ment to spit at it or say good day to it )
killing a spider is ment to make it rain
green cars are unlucky

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 09:55 AM

I'll tell you a group of people in this coutry who are amoung the MOST superstitious around....they're usually over the age of 60, travel in large groups and are very active at night.

If you guessed elder gypsies of eastern Europe....then you guess WRONG!!!

Nope, I'm talking about your average casino dwelling senior right here in the good ol' USA. I grew up in New Orleans and spent a lot of time goofing around on the Mississippi Gulf at the various casinos there, and I have to say that when it comes to people who are obsessed with ritual and superstition, these blue haired black-jack addicts are at the top of my list.

I spoke with one old lady that will only gamble if she is wearing her lucky socks, unless it's a Sunday, in which she has to turn the socks inside out.

Then there was the old man I spoke to that believed he could only score big if he circled the parking lot of the casino twice before parking. Another gent believed that he could only win if he parked in an odd numbered parking place.

Well, I realize this post lacked the esoteric woo of hanging noodle drainers on your door for witches to have to count, turning your pant pockets inside out to ward off ghosts or pouring salt around your bedroom door to stall spirits until sunrise, but I hope it informed everyone of the terrors that lie beyond the age of 60....:)
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:03 AM

Hm..don't know about casino gamblers, but it's amazing how many eldery black and hispanic women come into my shop (which is basically a goth clothing store!) and *demand* that I sell them a good luck charm(usually in very broken English or full-on Spanish---which I don't speak but vaguely remember enough of my one semester of it to know what 'cosas para suerte' is), and refuse to believe me if I say I haven't got any or leave until I sell them *something*.  They won't believe in any kind of crystal for some reason, but I have taken to keeping a small stock of keychains made out of those brass Chinese replica coins, which apparently  seems more credible to them.   Very odd...
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:10 AM

Well, shoes left on a table are a sign of a quarral in the household, also thought to be an omen of death (to die with one's shoes on).  Well, at least that's what I found doing a search!
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:17 AM

My thing is odd numbers, I hate them!  In fact Rotorouter broke one of my candle lights in my garden this morning (had 4) refused to leave 3 up so now I have 2.  Yes, I threw out a perfectly good one because I had an odd number.

Hmmmmm...  I'll have to tell my husband about the killing spiders one, LOL, It's his fault we are getting so much rain here lately!!!
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:42 AM

My thing is odd numbers, I hate them!  In fact Rotorouter broke one of my candle lights in my garden this morning (had 4) refused to leave 3 up so now I have 2.  Yes, I threw out a perfectly good one because I had an odd number.



How odd...except for 13, it's usually supposed to be odd numbers for *good* luck!   In fact, I know that in Japan and I've heard China as well, 4 in particular is so unlucky that they only make dinner sets of five or three, and often skip the fourth floor as we do the 13th, and if you knock four times on a door, don't expect anyone to answer it because it'd be bad luck for them if they did!
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:31 PM

I dunno why, been this way since childhood.  I think it may have something to do with being symetrical(sp?) I need things even in every aspect of my life.  I have 3 children planned on 4 but cannot have anymore so I count my hubby as my 4th.  For some unknown reason iti s very important to me, I even land off of stairs on even #s.  Our new house has 13 steps I skip over the last stair always to make it an even number, LOL.  Sad thing is I know it's crazy, but I can't help myself.
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:41 PM

We have always said that an empty rocking chair should not be left rocking.  I have heard it either counts out the years of until your death or it invites spirits to rest there.
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