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Saturday, October 31, 2009


Here are a few superstitions to keep in mind through this Halloween season.
  • Do not sit under a Hawthorn tree on Halloween if you do not want to be enchanted or carried away by faeries, but to release a person from ghost or faerie possession, throw dust from your footprint at them.
  • To prevent ghosts coming into the house at Halloween, bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near the doorway.
  • It is told that owls ate the souls of the dying by swooping to earth on Halloween.
  • A clear moon on Halloween means fine weather ahead. Clouds racing across the face of the moon mean storms are on the way and the wind at midnight indicates the prevailing wind for the coming season.
  • Seeing a spider on Halloween means that the spider could be the spirit of a deceased loved one who is watching you.
  • On Halloween Don't: Go hunting.
  • Go to a crossroads at Halloween and listen to the wind, you will learn all the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months.
  • Halloween babies have the gift of second sight.
  • At Halloween all family members should put an ivy leaf without spot or stain into a glass of water overnight. If the leaf is still spotless in the morning, the person is assured of life for another year but if the leaf has spots on it, the person who put it in the water will die within one year.
  • You should walk around your home three times backwards and counterclockwise before sunset on Halloween to ward off evil spirits.
  • Like at anytime, bells ward off evil spirits.
  • If a candle flame turns blue there is a ghost about.
  • On Halloween Don't: Watch your shadow in the moonlight.
  • When bobbing for apples, or when apple snapping, it is believed that the first person to bite an apple would be the first to marry.
  • On the morning of November 1st throw a silver coin through the front door of the house. The coin has to remain where it has fallen in order to bring financial luck.
  • On Halloween Don't: Turn around to see who is behind you.
  • Unless you were born in October, the wearing of an Opal will be very ill-fated.
  • It is lucky to catch the falling leaves from trees in autumn; for every leaf that you catch before it hits the ground, you will have a lucky month the following year.

Happy Halloween!!!


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