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Everyday Omens

July 01, 2013

Feng shui expert Marites Allen shares some instances that are generally believed to bring wealth and fortune—or sometimes, bad fortune.

Finding lucky symbols

Old Chinese coins and four-leaf clovers are among the objects believed to attract good fortune. Try to keep them in metal boxes and bury them in your garden to multiply your luck. They possess excellent energies and should not be thrown away.

Wearing clothes inside out

Whenever you accidentally wear clothes inside out, you could be very lucky. This could mean your luck is about to change for the better and you might receive a windfall. Either way you are a winner. Now, do not do it on purpose. It just does not work that way.

When your hands and ears itch

If you suddenly feel the need to scratch your hands or if you experience a tingling sensation in your hands, it could mean either that you will be getting money or losing money. If it is the right hand, it is said you will lose money but if it is on the left then you are one lucky person. A windfall of luck may be coming your way or you may receive money.

If you itch on another part of the body like your ears, for example, it might be a different story. They say when your left ear starts to itch, somebody is talking about you in good light but not so when it is the right ear that itches. It is more likely that somebody is saying unsavory things about you.

Spider webs with your initials

Chances of finding these are rare but if you do find one, you could be lucky forever. Just like that, your dreams will be met without major hitches and you will have the "way of life of a spider". That could mean your needs will come to you without much effort.

Your birthday adds up to 8

Since we are in the period of 8, those with birthdays that add up to 8 are surely lucky. For example, your birth date is 8/7/65 (8+7+65 = 80) then indeed you are lucky. The same goes with people who have a Kua number of 8.

Receiving money on a lucky day

No question about it: it is always a lucky day when you receive money. In feng shui,  days that fall on a new moon or full moon are particularly lucky.  Days ruled by your animal sign (please consult the Feng Shui Almanac to check out those days) and the first fifteen days of the Chinese New Year are also considered auspicious. Thus, if you receive gifts of cash on these days, keep them as your "good luck money."

When butterflies visit

Welcome those fluttering friends of ours because they herald the coming of important guests to our homes. Butterflies that are brightly colored could mean a more active love life. Dark colored ones come with news on career or business. When they fly in, let them be or your luck will change if you scare them away or worse, if you kill them.

Bird droppings on your head

Such an unsanitary and icky prospect but this could also mean that good news is in the offing. Birds are messengers of good tidings and opportunities. It is better to be kind to them so that they will visit you often. Who knows? They might even make nests inside your homes and bring  more good luck for you at the same time.

When you chance upon a snake

It is said that an unlikely encounter with a snake can bring good fortune to you in the form of better luck or that someone important will visit. So, do not inflict harm or even try to kill them because they slither away on their own when not provoked. It is also said that poisonous snakes are luckier than those with less potent venom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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