Misfortune, unfortunate occurrences, unfavourable outcomes, bad luck: whatever you call it, almost everyone has cursed it at some point.
The bad beginning
How to avoid incurring misfortune from them
Unlucky Charms -Cracks -13 -Breaking a mirrow -Open an Umbrella indoors -Looking the moon a window -Black cat gets in your way or walking towards you -Walking under a ladder -Invert Horseshoe
Your OWN Unlucky Events
The Bad Beginning
Misfortune, unfortunate occurrences, unfavorable outcomes, bad luck: whatever you call it, almost everyone has cursed it at some point. The book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms—a broken mirror, a black cat crossing in front of you, cracks in the sidewalk, an inverted horseshoe—and how to avoid incurring misfortune from them. For example, viewing a new moon through a pane of glass or over your left shoulder was considered to be unlucky as early as 1830, and the remedies to reverse this luck included “turning all the silver in your pockets.” Guide for the Unlucky is a wonderfully artful gift for the person who could use a little help with their luck.
Luck or fortuity is good or bad fortune in life caused by accident or chance, and attributed by some to reasons of faith or superstition, which happens beyond a person’s control. Cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to luck explanations of faith or superstition. For example, the Romans believed in the embodiment of luck as the goddess Fortuna, while the atheist and philosopher Daniel Dennett believes that “luck is mere luck” rather than a property of a person or thing. Lucky symbols are popular worldwide and take many forms.
If you step on a crack in the floor you got bad luck or just you keep walking like nothing? Too bad I keep walking.
The Curse of the number thirteen has its origin in the Last Supper of Christ with the twelve apostles, in which he was betrayed. It is believed that if thirteen people sit down to eat at one table, one of them will die within a year. The day of the week varies: in Spain, Mexico and Greece are afraid to Tuesday and thirteen, and in Anglo Saxon countries to Friday and thirteen, because Jesus was crucified on a Friday
Breaking a Mirror
It is said that seven years of curse causes.The mirror was a magical element of divination, so if it broke, was to not show a frightening picture of the future. Seven years is the time it supposedly took to renew a body.
Open an umbrella indoors
The first record we have of this belief in eighteenth century England, where they believed was bad luck for the negativity that existed between the umbrella and the house, as it protects its inhabitants and will not tolerate any additional protection. If someone opened it on his head, presumably that person died before the end of the year.
Moon through a window
For good luck, you should see the moon on the right hand man, view through the left have the opposite effect. Itâ€™s bad luck to see the new moon through a window, but through the branches of a tree, is positive. A circle or halo around the Moon Announces rainy season .
Black cat walking towards you or gets in your way
Although Egypt was believed that the cat was the reincarnation of the gods, centuries later, the Catholic Church regarded him as the reincarnation of the devil, so they were burned. The black was identified with the devil to be the color of the night. In most of Europe and North America is believed that a black cat brings bad luck if they turn you away, but good luck if you walk towards you.
Walking under a ladder
It is by the way this triangle with the wall. Formerly it was thought that all triangles were a sacred symbol, so the pyramids as the trilogy of the Holy Trinity and, therefore, was a sacrilege to pass under the arch. It is believed that once they had passed, evil conjured crossing my fingers, spitting on the stairs once or three times after crossing. It also relates this superstition with the gallows always had to use a ladder to place the rope and also to remove the body: death and the stairs were always very close. Another belief comes from the paintings of the Crucifixion, which contained a staircase under which saw Lucifer with fury how Jesus died to save humanity. Hence the habit of crossing himself to protect themselves from the fury of the devil or drive away the danger.
From Italy, the belief that horseshoes bring good luck was very taken into account by the townspeople. Nailed or hung on a door, this object would draw the energies of heaven. The horseshoe symbolizes the strength of the horse and its enormous utility, at least in times past, in the work of field yen wars. Around the right side and horizontally represents the C, initial of Christ. Another legend attributes to St. Dunstan to have granted to the horseshoe, hung above the door of a house, a special power against evil. Blacksmith by profession but who would become Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 959,
How to avoid incurring misfortune from them
Sometimes, when things constantly go wrong, there can be a temptation to stop living how you usually do and do things dramatically differently in a bid to break the cycle and change your life: suddenly, instead of doing what you would have done a few months back you do it another way that you would never have considered before that, in the hope that something really good might happen as a direct result. It could be anything, from how you put your clothes away in your chest of drawers to how you walk to work each day.
Stop believing that what happens in your life is down to the vagaries of luck, destiny, supernatural forces, malevolent other people, or anything else outside your self. Psychologists call this “external locus of control.” It’s a kind of fatalism, where people believe that they can do little or nothing personally to change their lives. Because of this, they either merely hope for the best, focus on trying to change their luck by various kinds of superstition, or submit passively to whatever comes—while complaining that it doesn’t match their hopes. Most successful people take the opposite view. They have “internal locus of control.” They believe that what happens in their life is nearly all down to them; and that even when chance events occur, what is important is not the event itself, but how you respond to it. This makes them pro-active, engaged, ready to try new things, and keen to find the means to change whatever in their lives they don’t like. They aren’t fatalistic and they don’t blame bad luck for what isn’t right in their world. They look for a way to make things better. Are they luckier than the others? Of course not. Luck is random— that’s what chance means—so they are just as likely to suffer setbacks as anyone else.What’s different is their response.When things go wrong, they quickly look for ways to put them right. They don’t whine, pity themselves, or complain about “bad luck.” They try to learn from what happened to avoid or correct it next time and get on with living their life as best they can. No one is habitually luckier or unluckier than anyone else. It may seem so, over the short term (Random events often come in groups, just as random numbers often lie close together for several instances—which is why gamblers tend to see patterns where none exist). When you take a longer perspective, random chance is just . . . random. Yet those who feel that they are less lucky, typically pay far more attention to short-term instances of bad luck, convincing themselves of the correctness of their belief. Your locus of control isn’t genetic.You learned it somehow. If it isn’t working for you, change it.
Remember that whatever you pay attention to grows in your mind. If you focus on what’s going wrong in your life—especially if you see it as “bad luck” you can do nothing about—it will seem blacker and more malevolent. In a short time, you’ll become so convinced that everything is against you that you’ll notice more and more instances where this appears to be true. As a result, you will almost certainly stop trying, convinced that nothing you can do will improve your prospects. Fatalism feeds on itself, until people become passive “victims” of life’s blows. The “losers” in life are those who are convinced they will fail before they start anything; sure that their “bad luck” will ruin any prospects of success. They rarely notice that the true reasons for their failure are ignorance, laziness, lack of skill, lack of forethought, or just plain foolishness—all of which they could do something to correct, if only they would stop blaming other people or “bad luck” for their personal deficiencies. Your attention is under your control. Send it where you want it to go. Starve the negative thoughts until they die.
Your OWN Unlucky Events
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Published on Aug 6, 2013