This time Sunday Scribblings prompt is superstitions.
This is something I do not relate at all. I do not believe in superstitions. But I would like to say something about it though. What I have observed through the years.
In my part of the world, new ventures are rarely undertaken on Saturdays. It is said that Saturn has a bad effect on anything undertaken on Saturdays. Metallic especially stuff made up of Iron are rarely bought. Sometime back even travelling long distances was kind of taboo too.
If a black cat crosses ones path, that person is supposed to turn back and wait a while before venturing out again.Or else some thing bad is bound to happen.
Nothing new is to be worn on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Then there are colour codes too. White on Sundays and Mondays, red on Tuesdays, green on Wednesdays, yellow on Thursdays, blue on Fridays and black on Saturdays. What about all those other colours, hues, shades? I have seen many blindly following those without rhyme or reason. If one wears those designated colours on appropriate days than the ill effects of the planets are nullified as each day of the week is supposed to be ruled by one planet or the other. How can planets rule us from so far away?
Then there are some who believe in not cutting their nails on Mondays and Thursdays. A few do not wash their hair on Thursdays. They do not even do any laundry that day.
To top it all, horoscopes are matched for those who are getting married. As if that would ensure a long fruitful union. I have seen marriages breaking down even after the horoscopes were said to be very well-matched.
Superstitions tend to rule us if we let them to. I do not believe in any of the above. I do not give in to those. I only do what I think is right on any given day.
I do believe in premonitions, ESPs, omens and signs though.
Do check out other superstitions.