Life Path Numbers
IN THE LIGHT of our superior knowledge we may regard with amusement the quaint superstitions of our ancestors. The
fact remains, however, that many intelligent people, today, refuse to sit thirteen at a table, decline to walk under a ladder,
carefully throw salt over their left shoulder if they are unfortunate enough to spill some, and shudder at the very thought
of opening an umbrella in the house.
This is nothing to be ashamed of, for some of the greatest characters of history have felt likewise. We are told, for
instance, that when Julius Caesar landed at Adrumentum he tripped and fell. This would have been considered a fatal
omen by his army, but with admirable presence of mind Caesar said, Thus do I take possession of thee, 0 Africa! and
saved the situation.
Superstition is a tremendously interesting subject and, try as hard as we may, we cannot seem to rid ourselves of it
entirely. We do not believe that troubles come in threes, but the chances are that we will cross our fingers when we say
To see a black cat without a single white hair is an exceedingly lucky omen, especially if seen on a white fence.
A howling dog is a sign of trouble.
A gray horse is good luck.
If ants make a heap near your door, it betokens good fortune. When a bee flies in the window, expect good news.
In regard to bees:
A swarm in May worth a load of hay; A swarm in June worth a silver spoon;
A swarm in July, not worth a fly.
If two birds perch on your windowsill in one day, you will be married twice. To stroke a black cat’s tail seven times
ensures good luck at cards. Crickets in a house foretell mirth and plenty.
If a dog runs between a woman’s legs, her husband is going to beat her.
If you lose your dog, whistle for him three times through a knothole and he will return.
If you meet two piebald horses, one after the other, spit three times, and your wish will be granted.