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Kitchen Omens and Superstitions

Kitchen Omens and Superstitions



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Published by: petersanthanam on Mar 27, 2008
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The reading of omens is an art and practice dating back to antiquity.Omens reveal many things and are all around us, if we permitourselves to be aware of them. They can be quite beneficial,especially in warning us of dangerous situations ahead of time. Thetrick is knowing how to correctly interpret the omen.The kitchen is one place in which many omens manifest. For instance, a rainstorm is portended by the repeated boiling over of acoffeepot and also by the accidental spilling of water on a tablecloth.Other omens include the following:* Money will soon come your way if any of the following things shouldoccur: bubbles appear in a cup of coffee, you accidentally knock over a sugar bowl, rice forms a ring around the edge of a pot, or tealeaves float to the top of the cup.* Trouble is indicted by the accidental omission of spices from arecipe or by the spilling of salt. Be prepared for an argument withsomeone if you should happen to spill pepper on the kitchen table or floor. (According to occult tradition, these bad omens can beremedied by simply adding the spices, and by tossing a pinch of saltor pepper over your left shoulder, respectively.) It is also said that if two persons stir the same boiling pot or sit together on a table, theywill soon find themselves involved in a quarrel.* If your apron comes untied by itself and falls off while you areworking in the kitchen, this is generally seen as a sign that someoneis thinking about you. Some say that it means your sweetheart ishaving romantic thoughts about you at that moment.* It is believed by many to be an omen of good news when bakedapples burst while in the oven, or when the salt and sugar areaccidentally mixed up.* If a fork accidentally falls onto the floor, a woman will soon knock onyour door; a spoon indicates the arrival of a gentleman. (In someparts of the world, the fork means a man, and the spoon a woman.)Unexpected or unwelcome visitors are also presaged by the droppingof a knife that sticks in the ground and by cracks that form on theshells of eggs boiling in a pot of water.* If you are engaged or wish to get married, according to an old belief once common in England, you should take care to never sit on a

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