Everywhere you turn there are omens, signs of what you expect to happen in the future. They give you information you couldn't learn in any other way. In the past it was believed that these were messages from gods, some still believe this.
If you get out of bed in the morning on the wrong side, this is a bad omen.
If a bee comes to rest on your head, but doesn't sting you, you will be a big success in life.
If you step on a beetle,
It will rain.
If you pick it up and bury it,
The sun will shine again.
Monday's child is fair in face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is merry and glad,
Thursday's child is solemn and sad, (aw that's supposedto be me)
Friday's child is free in giving,
Saturday's child will work for a living,
The child born on Sunday
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
DITCHES, HOLES, DIRT, AND NAILS
Step in a ditch, your mother's nose will itch.
Step in a hole, you'll break her sugar bowl.
Step in dirt, you'll ruin your father's shirt.
Step on a nail, you'll send him off to jail.
If a strange dog follows you home, you can expect good luck.
If your left ear tingles, your sweethear is thinking about you. If your right ear tingles, it is your mother.
If you see a broken flower in the road, someone you know may get sick.
If you see a funeral procession, it is a bad omen. If you count the cars, it is even worse.
Wet your first finger and thumb and draw one of your hairs between them. If the hair curls, you will be rich. If it doesn't curl, you will be poor. (I'm gonna be poor)
It is a good sign if you see a horse standing with its head over a gate.
If you drop a knife, a quarrel is on the way.
If you walk under a ladder by mistake, you will be hanged. If you remember to back out from the ladder, you will save yourself.
If a ladybug lands on your shirt or your dress, you will get a new one.
If you see the new moon over your right shoulder, you will be healthy during the coming month.
If your nose itches, you will soon be angry.
If you meet a pig the first thing in the morning, you will have a bad day.
Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger,
Sneeze on Tuesday,kiss a stranger,
Sneeze on Wednesday, sneeze for a letter,
Sneeze on Thursday, something better,
Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow,
Sneeze on Saterday, hug someone tomorrow,
Sneeze on Sunday, safety you had better seek,
Or the Devil will have you
The rest of the week.
If a spider gets into your clothes, it is a good omen. If you see a spider coming down on one of it's threads, it is a sign that you will have a guest. But if you kill a spider, you will have very bad luck.
If you wish to live a thrive,
Let the spider stay alive.
If you can make a circle around your wrist with two of your fingers and not touch your wrist, very good things await you.