A knife on the floor indicates company is coming.
An itchy palm is money on the way.
The Last Supper falls, tragedy is coming (more on that).
Do you have superstitions?
I’ll admit that I do.
I grew up in a superstitious household so it’s in my blood.
I’ve got good luck talismans tucked all over the house. I won’t eat food cooked by someone I don’t like. I’ve even feng shui-ed the house and tried to appease all the gods “just in case.”
Are superstitions for real and something to obey or just a whole lotta malarkey?
I’m inclined to say it’s the latter yet…I’m still cautious when one of my “omens” shows up in my world.
For example, I vaguely remember one of my grandmothers making a big deal about religious pictures falling so it when my Last Supper came crashing down to the floor one evening, I freaked the hell out.
I looked at my husband and said “Grandma warned that if the Last Supper falls, something bad is on the way.” We were spooked.
What could it mean? Well, that’s the problem with superstitions…they may foretell something but that something is not always clear.
We speculated on what it could be (car accident? sickness?) and then went to bed and forgot about it. Until the next morning when my husband roused me out of a deep slumber to tell me that something terrible did happen. That day? 9/11.
Jaws dropped and we never looked at the Last Supper the same after that. (For good measure, we put extra heavy duty wire on it before we hung it back up.)
But was this a coincidence? Probably. (Didn’t matter because it was certainly a crazy story to tell and one that I will share with future generations!)
As superstitious as I can be and as dramatic as this story may be, I’m a sensible gal. I’m not going to be calling the White House every time a picture falls in my house (that may end up putting me on some kook list).
Nope. Instead, I will look at the signs and most of the time, nothing will happen.
Because that is the thing: no matter how much we obey the signs or ignore them, life goes on and no superstition, even one that is rigorously adhered to, will be accurate or preventative. Sometimes shit just happens.
I’ll still knock on wood and throw salt over my shoulder anyways.
That’s me standing in front of my Prayer Flags. Prayer Flags are supposed to bring good wishes and prayers as they blow in the wind.
I change my Prayer Flags when they get ratty. These are the ones I like: Medicine Buddha Tibetan Prayer Flags From Nepal Set of 10 Flags
New from Seth Godin: Magic and irrational.
Don’t tease: Charlie Hunnam says he’d go full frontal nude in a film. Stop talking and get stripping, dude.
An average wedding today costs how much? Geez.
Loving this post over at Lady Business: Having the confidence to say I was wrong by Kristin Misik.
Good question: why is this woman serving 30 years in prison while the man who abused her got only two? Injustice much?
From Design Sponge: Negativity online – An essay inspired by 200,000 comments. Very good Saturday morning read!
Hipster weddings are the best! When my son gets married, it better go down like that!
Ever have a copycat steal your work? I have. More than once – and not always strangers. I’m talking about how to deal with online copycats over at Course Correction with Angela Lau: Help! Someone’s Copied Your Content.
There is racism buried in these statements. Can you see it?
I cannot wait to see the new Kurt Cobain documentary. Fingers crossed it comes to my hood!
No surprise here: Walker is voted worst governor.
Gwendoline Christie hits the catwalk! I LOVE her so much!
What happens when you give your mom control of your Tinder? Hilarious results! (I think my kids should give me theirs. Heh heh…)
Digging this book on superstitions: Signs, Omens And Superstitions
The marvelous Susan Hyatt wrote this gem on luck: Create Your Own Luck: 7 Steps to Get Your Lucky On
I love everything that Denise Duffield Thomas does. She’s the luckiest bitch I know: Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life
What I’m Grateful For:
Soundtrack for 3/14/15: “Bad Luck” by Social Distortion
Hope your week is filled with luck and joy!
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2015