What To Do When a Mirror Breaks
For the superstitious, a mirror smashed into a million pieces is a bad omen that is said to bring 7 years of bad luck. How can you reverse this curse? If you believe in superstitions and want to get rid of the bad luck, read this article on oneHOWTO.
Today we will give you helpful tips so you know what to do when a mirror breaks. Follow these tips to get rid of bad luck and bad omens because, as they say, better safe than sorry!
Why is breaking a mirror bad luck?
The origin of this superstition comes from ancient myths and philosophy. Before the creation of mirrors, it was thought that all that the reflections of a human (in rivers, ponds, lakes or the sea) were part of oneself and represented the soul. When observing these images, any movements or distortions could cause a bad omen. With the appearance of mirrors, this superstition led to the belief that breaking it, whether by accident or on purpose, would bring 7 years of bag luck.
But why seven years? Just like the mirror is associated with the representation of the soul, the number 7 is associated with portentous events. However, the reason why these two superstitions came together in one curse remains unknown. It has been lost in history but the superstition remains as a popular belief in certain areas and countries.
How to reverse bad luck from breaking a mirror
So, what should you do if you break a mirror? First of all, it's important to pick up all the pieces. It is recommended to do this with a broom and dustpan, as glass can be a hazardous material.
Once you have the glass collected, do not simply toss them in the bin. That may bring bad luck! To avoid this curse, you must reuse the glass in a handcraft or turn it into fine powder, preventing the mirror to show any more reflections, and then get rid of it under a full moon.
Another popular method for superstitious people, is immediately spinning around three times in counter-clockwise direction to confuse the spirits and reverse the curse.
Mirrors and salt
One of the techniques known to reverse bad luck from breaking a mirror is to throw salt behind your shoulders. In many cultures salt is a symbol of auspiciousness, so if you accidentally break a mirror, it is recommended to through a handful of salt over your left shoulder with your right hand. Be careful and remember to do this over your left shoulder as it is another belief that throwing salt over your right shoulder may bring more bad luck.
Mirrors and the moon
One of the popular remedies when you break a mirror is to use one of the pieces to see how the moon is reflected in it. This should be done on the first full moon after the mirror is broken. This method is believed to significantly lower bad luck. So, why not give it a try?
What's more effective to reverse bad luck from breaking a mirror than a powerful amulet? It is perfect to protect you from incidents like the cracking of a mirror. Among the most popular charms are lucky four-leaf clovers, a horseshoe or a gemstone.
On OneHowTo you can discover the best stones that bring you good luck.
How to avoid bad luck
Breaking a mirror by accident can happen very easily and yet, it could spell disaster for you, your friends and family. This is why it could be a good idea to prevent bad luck by always being optimistic and thinking positively. If you hold on to negative thoughts it can bring negative energy to your life. On oneHOWTO we offer some tips so you know how to attract positive energy with your thoughts and actions.
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