How To Get Rid Of Bad Luck

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Luck
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No one wants bad luck. When you have a string of unlucky moments, you may start to wonder if you're living beneath a gray cloud.

Bad luck can be described as a string of events that are harmful or negative, and sometimes people think that their own actions are the cause of bad luck.

How do you get rid of bad luck?

There are different things superstitious people do to ward off misfortune. 

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Some people carry around a rabbit's foot to stop bad luck before it happens.

There are people who knock on wood or avoid walking under ladders to stay away from negative vibes.

There are lots of ways to get rid of the feeling of bad luck before it happens. 

Here's how to get rid of bad luck:

Gather the incense.

According to Healthline, incense is a substance that is burned to produce a fragrant smell.

The word is derived from the Latin word for “to burn.”

Incense was used in religious rituals in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece.

Incense has been used in various ways, including to repel demons or evil spirits.

Find a four-leaf clover.

A four-leaf clover is known to be a common sign of good luck.

During the Middle Ages, a clover with four leaves meant good luck and it was believed to allow one to see fairies.

Apparently, St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity.

It’s believed that the fourth leaf represents God’s grace.

The four leaves of the clover could also represent faith, hope, love, and luck.

One cause of the four-leaf clover would be mutations of the white clover.

These mutations are believed to be uncommon — only one 10 thousand plants can produce the four-leaf clovers.

In other words, there is only a 0.01 percent chance of these mutations occurring.

Wear a key.

There was a time where keys were made completely of iron and they were considered lucky items.

It was considered good luck to touch a key once one felt they were going into a dangerous situation. 

It’s thought that if there’s an evil spirit hanging around, jangling your keys could drive them away.

One could place a key under a kid’s pillow and it’s believed to bring safety to that kid.

If a singular key isn’t enough, three keys on a chain can bring health, wealth, and love.

Another way to get good luck would be to bring a key to a new home.

Whether it’s a spare key to the house itself or just any key isn’t specified.

You can also put green leaves in keyholes to bring good luck.

When you put your key into the keyhole, you’re “stirring up that green energy and dissipating it about the house.”

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In certain aspects, salt can bring luck.

Spilling salt can bring bad luck while throwing salt over your left shoulder can bring good luck.

Both superstitions originate from a time where salt was extremely expensive.

And spilling salt would mean money wasted.

Throwing salt was done by those who could afford to throw it.

You can also bathe in salt to rid yourself of the bad energy.

You can also sprinkle salt in every corner of your house to get rid of bad luck.

Get a goldfish — or a few!

According to Vastu Shastra, goldfish should be kept in the house.

Goldfish help to increase good luck within the house.

They are also considered the “most sacred and prosperity bringing fishes of all.”

Goldfish in an aquarium can bring positivity and good luck.

If you really want good luck, eight goldfishes with one blackfish can remove bad luck.

Hang up a horseshoe on your door.

The good luck of horseshoe comes from Irish folklore.

The story takes place in the 10th century with a blacksmith named St. Dunstan.

He was visited by the Devil and he asked Dunstan for a horseshoe.

St. Dunstan gave the Devil a hot horseshoe and the Devil was in pain. 

The Devil asked St. Dunstan to remove the horseshoe and St. Dunstan agreed under one condition.

The Devil has to respect the horseshoe and he can’t enter anywhere that has a horseshoe hung above the door. 

Because of this story, people believe that horseshoes ward off bad luck, therefore bringing in good fortune.

Why do people believe in bad luck?

If you break a mirror, you might think it's bad luck.

If you drop the salt shaker, you could imagine that the day is going to end up badly.

Superstitions surrounding mirrors and bad luck began when people saw their reflection for the first time. 

People believed that the image they saw was their soul and damaging that image will risk injury to their physical self.

An ancient myth states that mirrors have magical powers, thus breaking one could terminate its powers.

Upon breaking a mirror, the soul would be led astray from the physical world.

And there would be misfortunes brought upon that person.

The Romans were the ones to first say that seven years come from a broken mirror.

The length of seven years came from the common belief that it's that amount of time for life to renew itself. 

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Chinyere Ibeh is a writer who covers entertainment and pop culture news, and astrology.