Many home moves will take place in August, probably because spring is still one of the most popular times to place a house onto the market, and by the time all of the legal wrangling is done, it is summer before the actual move happens.
So, come September, people are really starting to think about how to make their property a real home. For some, that might also include taking into account Superstitions!
Superstitions abound when it comes to Hearth & Home! Whether you are renting or buying, live in an apartment or house – it all means the same thing. Safety and security, on a practical level it provides shelter, on an emotional level it means so much more…
So, just what do people try, to ensure the prosperity of their home?
- Moving on a Friday is probably one of the most popular days in the UK, giving the movers a 3-day weekend to get sorted. But superstitions suggests this is one of the worse days, as it is supposed to be unfortunate for many activities. Equally moving on a day that is rainy – is bad luck. Something that many of us will struggle to avoid!
- If you are settling moving dates, you might want to coincide yours with a Waxing Moon – this is a highly positive time of the month, and reinforces fresh-starts and new beginnings.
- If you live in an apartment building, and consider moving within the same complex, you should not move to a lower level – this is seen as ‘going down in the world’. But it is okay to move to a lower floor than you are on in a different building.
- When you are packing for moving day, you no doubt sort some essentials you can put your hands on, quickly after arrival. Toilet roll, a kettle, tea bags, maybe even a bottle of wine. But, also on your list should be ‘salt’, ‘bread’ and ‘coal’. Perhaps, the first two are easier than the last… Bread of course represents you always having food, salt is a purifier, and in fact was often sprinkled into fire places and the corners of rooms on arrival. Coal, represents always having warmth.
- Having a broom handy is a great idea, not to tidy up any moving-in mess though, but to sweep away any spirits attached to the previous owners. It should be a new broom (to avoid evil spiritual forces jumping from the bristles), and don’t leave it in a corner once finished (otherwise unwelcome strangers may visit).
- If you have a house warming party, and guests are kind enough to bring gifts, you want to hope that no one offers a present of a knife. The theory being that it might ‘cut love’, or cause arguments amongst a couple. If a knife is gifted, a coin should accompany it, which is thought to avoid the severing of friendship.
If you are moving property this autumn, we hope it goes very well and you will be happy, healthy and prosperous in your new home.Tweet