There's nothing better than New Year's Eve. There's good vibrations running through out the day. Can you feel it? A new year, new changes, new growth, new opportunity all right there ready for the taking. My mom always said the way you spend the new year sets the tone for how your entire year will go! What is more important than setting a perfect tone on New Year's Eve and even New Year's Day? My mom is so intense about her New Year's Eve superstitions that she takes every January 1st off. Tradition says you should avoid doing any hard labor on January 1st because it will set a tone of too much work within the coming year. Makes sense. I decided to take January 1st off this year, let's see what that does.Along with this tradition, there are several more I try and follow every year, these are the traditions my family has been doing before I was even born.
1. Wear red under wear on New Year's Eve.
This tradition is thought to bring love and keep love for the New Year. Last Year, I wanted to make certain there would be plenty of love in my life so I went ahead and wore red undies and a red bra. There's also the option of wearing yellow underwear to bring forth money and fortune into your life. Im happy to report I have the love, and have kept the love. Hey boo. I have also done the red undies for the past 20 years.Twenty plus years of red undies. Keep wearing them single ladies. Last year, I gifted a friend brand new red undies from Victoria's Secret in an attempt to get her to believe. Two months later she met the one. Now, whenever she doubts anything I say I have two word for her "red undies".
2. The Egg Thing.
Sounds super weird. My family and I have done this since I was a kid. The egg thing is supposed to predict your future. Egg in water = Fortune Teller. Instructions:
1. Take clear glass, fill halfway with water.
2. Gently crack one raw egg into clear glass with water.
3. Hide glass with egg in a dark place.
4. Find egg in the morning and reveal your future.
The egg will have morphed into a shape/shadow that indicates what the future will bring. Examples: a bridge, baby basket, Eiffel Tower, ladder. The ladder is a good one to get in your egg. This represents success. However, the family will undoubtedly freak out if you get a baby basket, crib, baby face or anything resembling a baby. Ay mira!
This one is for attracting travel into your life. At the stroke of midnight, take empty luggage and run around your house. One year we took this above and beyond and ran around our street. We traveled to Jamaica that year. This one is super fun and you will look crazy, but it's all in the name of Travel.
I've never done this one, but plan on doing so this year. At midnight, eat 12 grapes. Each grape represents each month of the year and brings luck to every month. I've even read about one wish for each month/grape. 12 wishes? I'll take them!
5. Midnight kiss.
Self explanatory, just do it. Kiss a lover, friend, or frog. The midnight kiss brings love and solidifies love in the new year.
I've never given much thought to the New Year's menu until I began to research. Usually, on holidays I eat whatever I want whenever I want. Apparently, beef is out because cows stand still. Chicken or Turkey is out because they scratch at dirt for food. ( Thus bringing money troubles). Pork is the winner here, because piggies move forward and never look back. ( limited neck mobility).
When researching luck and New Year's superstitions I realized theres a million superstitions people follow. Open all the doors at midnight to let out bad spirits, blow horns at midnight to scare away the devil,place peices of gold in your champagne glass for money. If one attempts to follow them all they will go crazy. Frantic phone calls to my cousin from the grocery store about pork at 9pm proved this to be correct. People follow superstitions because they make them feel safe. Superstitions give us the ability to have some type of control in this psychotic world. If wearing red under wear makes us feel invincible, why not? Wear those underwear, eat those grapes, run with that luggage. Happy New Year!