That’s fear of Friday 13th to you and me. It’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it, it’s also known as paraskavedekatriaphobia – perhaps give that one a try instead! If you can’t pronounce either, don’t worry, because Friday 13th could be your lucky day!
In the words of Daft Punk, it’s time to ‘Get Lucky’, so here’s what to look for if you want to have good luck on an unlucky day…
Forget black cats, keep your eye out for blackbirds, particularly ones perched on a roof. This is said to be extremely lucky on Friday 13th! If you manage to spot two nesting together, then today really is your lucky day!
While you’re rooting around in the trees for nesting blackbirds, look out for spider webs too! Find one that spells out your initials and your luck is definitely in. If you can’t find your initials, then be sure to make friends with the spiders anyway, because according to British folklore, should one of our 8-legged friends fall on to you, you are destined to come into some money!
And as you are staring up to the skies looking for falling spiders and perching blackbirds, you had better hope that one decides bless you with its droppings! This is considered extremely lucky in many cultures.
If the garden’s not bringing you much luck, get back into the house and search for creepy crawlies instead. A ladybird or frog in the home suggests money is coming, and a grasshopper indicates a distinguished guest will soon arrive – could that guest be Lady Luck???
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