The Bad Luck Superstition You Actually Believe In, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Are you superstitious? Do you believe in bad luck? If you ever catch yourself avoiding ladders and making sure you don't open your umbrella until you are out the door, you might be more superstitious than you realize.

You may not think much of it because you've always practiced superstitious rituals without thinking; so has your mom, grandma, and uncle.  But that right there is a superstition you follow without realizing it!


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We all have superstitions and ritualistic practices to avoid bad luck. You might not even know you’re a bit superstitious but trust me, you are (at least a little) and your zodiac sign may be able to explain why.

According to astrology, there are certain traits and personalities associated with each zodiac sign ranging from a strong will to fearful disposition. Some people consider their sign to be the main reason they do or feel a certain way and even study how the planets are positioned after reading their daily horoscope. 

Some people consider numerology, but don't even realize that they are doing it. From lucky number on sports jerseys, to choosing what seat they must have when going to an event, they try to improve their odds of good luck. From sports to Friday the 13th, superstitions are everywhere. I know someone who literally WILL NOT watch an Eagles’ game without wearing a specific hat. You might be one of those people who considers carefully if you should date a guy or never date him based upon the color or time that you met each other.


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Some superstitions don't even make sense but we live by them anyway. I didn't even know the origin of most well-known superstitions until I was looking them up to write this! For the most part, I thought zodiac signs and astrology were all wrong. 

It’s just part of who you are and who you are depends on when you were born. Here is what each sign is most superstitious about according to astrology.


Aries (March 21 - April 19): A “Lucky” charm is your idea of a great gift.

Aries NEED to win. Whether it’s a sport, competition, or simply trivia at the local bar, an Aries will unconsciously throw on a “lucky” article of clothing.  It’s just her competitive nature mixing with old-as-dirt superstitions, and she won’t part with that lucky charm anytime soon. If you’re going on a date with an Aries, see if she is wearing the same bracelet or shoes on the second date as well. It might be her superstition showing.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20): You believe in "beginner’s luck."

Sorry to break it to you, Taurus, but your stubbornness translates over to superstition. Did someone beat a Taurus at her own game? Nope, it was beginner’s luck. She’ll say there is no way a first-timer could be that good. A Taurus is stubborn to the core, which means you’re just lucky, not a prodigy.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Walking under a ladder must be avoided, but not because of safety reasons.

Taking a trip underneath a ladder would make anyone nervous, especially a Gemini. It’s bad luck, for one. But Geminis are innately nervous people and will avoid doing anything to heighten that. As nerve-wracking as the literal ladder is, having bad luck for 7 years is a nightmare for a Gemini. They are already indecisive, and always wondering if it was a bad decision or just bad luck would drive a Gemini insane.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22): You won’t step on a crack because you’ll break your mother’s back.

This silly saying you chanted as a child really hit home for Cancers. As a very emotional and sentimental sign, a Cancer is very protective of her family. Just the thought of anything happening to a Cancer’s mom or anyone in her family or that she loves dearly is enough to keep her from stepping on ANY cracks EVER.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22): Breaking a mirror puts the fear of god in you.

You can always seem to catch a Leo checking herself out in every mirror she sees. Leos are confident, borderline vain, and like to make sure they look good at all times. It’s easy to see why being cursed with bad luck for breaking a mirror would be a big fear for a Leo. Honestly, she’d probably be super upset about the fact that a mirror broke (sorry, girl, you can look at yourself later). Bad luck from breaking a mirror when strutting her stuff and loving what she sees? TERRIFYING.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Finding a penny tail-side up makes your day.

Virgos are famous for paying attention to even the slightest detail. She’s probably the friend who finds pennies on the ground all the time. She’ll pick them up if they are heads-up; that’s GOOD luck. But that penny is stuck where she found it tails is showing — there’s no way she’s about to have bad luck all day over one cent! Details are just part of a Virgo’s personality — and superstitions.

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Libra (September 23 - October 22): Libras, you either love black cats or hate them.

Seeing a black cat is nothing but bad news if you’re talking about superstitions. They have been linked with death and bad luck throughout history and even today black cats are the least adopted cats from shelters (according to a shelter worker when I adopted my black cat, Herschel). Libras hate the idea of death and being alone, and avoid black cats like the plague (side note: the black plague killed many cats so they were considered bad luck in the middle ages). 

A Libra would be in a personal hell if she thought someone’s death was somehow her fault thanks to the cute black kitty she saw on the street last week. You probably shouldn't give your friend a black cat as a gift, no matter how freaking adorable it is, if she’s a Libra.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Do you wish on a shooting star?

Scorpios are passionate people who bottle up emotions for as long as possible. Making a wish when they see a shooting star is a way for Scorpios to release their unspoken truths without having to let others see them express their emotions. 

God forbid someone sees a Scorpio show emotion. Shooting stars make it easy for a Scorpio to wish for something and never have to tell a soul they are struggling with depression or need a new job.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): If you fear Friday the 13th, you're superstitious.

Everyone knows a Sagittarius loves a good adventure. She is ready to up-and-go at any moment-except on Friday the 13th. When a Friday falls on the 13th of the month bad things are bound to happen. Every Sagittarius knows not to fly, camp, hike, etc. on Friday the 13th just to avoid some crazy disaster.  Your Sagittarius friend is simply not trying to die in a plane crash or get murdered in the woods if she can prevent it.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): If you refuse to open an umbrella inside of the house.

Capricorns love to be prepared, even overly prepared. Your friend that never leaves home without a coat? Probably a Capricorn. But you’ll never catch her opening her umbrella in the comfort of a building, even if she’s always carrying one. That’s bad luck, and no amount of preparedness can prevent good old-fashioned bad luck.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Practicing numerology. 

Bad luck comes in threes, and an Aquarius wants nothing to do with it. Being the problem solver she is, an Aquarius loves numbers  to an extent. Number combinations like 666 freak her out, enough to make her buy another item if her total winds up being $6.66. Don’t be surprised if an Aquarius is convinced she chose the wrong major because she failed three tests in a row.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Saying “bless you,” after someone sneezes.

Pisces is always looking out for others. They want to see others succeed and love the fact that they can help. It’s not a surprise that they’re probably the ones shouting “bless you!” at strangers in a coffee shop when after they sneeze. They’re just trying to make sure said sneezer doesn't end up with a spout of bad luck.

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