Home Superstitions


  • Never bring an old broom into your home- it may still carry remnants of the past.
  • Make sure you exit by the same door that you entered or you will never settle.
  • If you find a grasshopper inside your home it means luck.
  • A bird flying through a window means death.
  • If a swarm of bees land on your house will soon burn down.
  • If swallows nest under the eaves you will be protected.
  • Ivy growing over the top of your house keeps you safe from black magic.
  • If you’re having a problem selling your old home, try burying a statue of St Joseph (the carpenter who brought Jesus up as his son) in your yard. (I have not recommended this to my clients yet)
  • Never carry a hoe into the house- it is bad luck.
  • Never give a knife as a housewarming present -your new neighbor will become an enemy.
  • Nail an evergreen branch to new rafters to bring good luck.
  • The number of fogs in August determines how many snows there will be the following winter. (My dad used to keep count and he was usually correct)
  • Never sweep over a threshold or you will sweep all the good luck out the door. (My mom sweep the kitchen every night but refused to sweep anything out the door)
  • If a broom falls it means company is coming.
  • If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit.
  • If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet- you’ll never get married.
  • To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning- sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.
  • If you sweep trash out the door after dark-it will bring a stranger to visit.
  • To drop a fork means a man is coming to visit.
  • A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams.
  • A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.
  • A horseshoe hung above the doorway will bring good luck to a home.
  • A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away.
  • Mistletoe in the house protects it from thunder and lightning.
  • A white moth inside the house means death.
  • Rosemary planted by the doorstep will keep witches away.
  • Do not place shoes upon a table it will bring bad luck.
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