What does a black cat crossing your path portend: features of superstitions about these animals

By SSPDaily editionJan 6, 2024 08:00 AMLife
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Even in our technologically advanced age, a black cat on the road can be superstitious for many of us. But does their presence really portend bad luck? SSPDaily talked about the peculiarities of superstitions about these animals.

If a black cat crosses your path, you are in trouble.

The direction of its movement also matters

  • Crossing from right to left

When a black cat crosses your path from right to left, it heralds the end of a period of misfortune. It is believed that the four-legged friend has brought you good luck.

  • Crossing from left to right

If a black cat's path runs from left to right, it means that you will face trials and minor troubles ahead. In short, it is a reminder that life's difficulties can arise unexpectedly.

Additional signs associated with black cats

  • If the cat throws itself under your feet, it is a warning of imminent danger. Therefore, you should choose an alternative route.
  • When a cat runs at an intersection, it is a reminder that success often brings losses.

How to ward off bad luck

  • Spit three times over your left shoulder

This ritual is believed to dispel negative energy.

  • Spin your headdress

If you have a hat, for example, spin it. For those who do not wear a hat, you can tie a scarf around your head for the same purpose.

  • Walking backwards

To confuse the sinister forces, it is better to walk the section of the road that the cat has crossed backwards.

  • Crossing fingers

It is believed that crossing the middle and index fingers, first on the left and then on the right hand, brings protection.

  • Meeting with a car

If a black cat crosses the road in front of your car, you should draw a cross on all the windows in the upper right corner, as this is considered a protective measure.

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