People are often skeptical when it comes to superstitions and different ways of securing good luck for certain occasion. But why not take into consideration some interesting ideas that can help you for a successful move to your new home and give you an extra reason to celebrate the new stage of your life. There are plenty of superstitions revolving around moving into a new house, and it is really up to you whether you will take them seriously or as something to laugh at.
But bringing new luck into your new home and life is a natural wish, so here are some very useful and common traditions that one can think of when seeking for a blessing of a new home:
- When you move to a new house, always enter first with a loaf of bread and a new broom. Never bring an old broom into the house.
- The salt should be sprinkled in all the rooms and across the door sills, so evil spirits will never enter.
- Pick your move-in date very carefully. Regardless of contract exchange, escrow or lengthy chains, you should move in when the moon is waxing. Avoid Fridays, Saturdays and rainy days.
- The number of steps on a staircase should not be in multiples of three. Count off the steps as oro (gold), plata (silver), and mata (death). The last step must not fall on mata.
- When moving into a new home, scatter coins in the living room so prosperity will reign.
- Bees found inside the house will bring fortune and good luck to its occupants.
- Number four in an address is bad mojo, especially if it’s written on the letterbox (the word for ‘four’ sounds like the word for death in Cantonese and Mandarin.
- Properties that sit on curved roads or facing a ‘T’ intersection will invite bad fortune.
- Having an eight in the listing or rental price is a sign of good luck and prosperity. $888,888 would be a cosmic goldmine!
- In the Chinese Feng Shui philosophy, your new home must have windows facing the east for the sunrise in order to have good luck.
- One of the biggest superstitions in Spain is their unlucky day: Tuesday. There is old Spanish proverb that goes: ‘En martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes’. Translated means, on Tuesday, don’t get married, embark on a journey, or move away
- If you give anything with a sharp blade or point it could mean a doomed or broken relationship for the people receiving the gift. Note to self: No knife sets as wedding presents.
- This is a strange one but the Spanish would never put a hat on the bed as it brings bad luck.
- Now this could bring you good luck, or at least protect you from evil spirits entering your house. It lies in the ability that the cactus has to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and any other evil spirits that may be lurking around outside.
- It is very bad luck in Spain to walk into a room with your left foot forward. If you accidentally do this then you can counter act it by signing the cross three times!
- Indian tradition holds that boiling milk and rice in a pot until it overflows helps bring purity and long life to the homeowners.
- Bring a cow into your new home and wrap a flower garland around its neck.
- Thursday is the luckiest day to move into a new home. Fridays, Saturdays and rainy days are considered unlucky.
- Never sweep and clean the house vacated as this signifies scooping the wealth off the house.
- According to an age-old Jewish custom, the first items brought into a new home are bread and salt.
- Before moving into a new home, some have the beautiful custom of inviting a group of young children to study some Torah in the house.
- It is recommended to bring some Jewish books and a charity box into the home even before the movers bring in the rest of the boxes. This establishes the Jewish flavor of the home.
- Tuesday is the most propitious day of the week for scheduling the actual move, Mondays and Wednesdays are inauspicious days to plan a move