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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Superstition Mirror

Saturday Superstition Mirror

Most people are aware of the superstition that states that if you break a mirror it brings seven years of bad luck. Seems like a steep price to pay, doesn’t it?

It is thought that this stems from a time when people believed that a person’s soul is seen in their reflection, so if the mirror breaks, so does the soul. Hmmm. It is also said that to reverse this, the broken pieces of the mirror should be picked up and cast into a river flowing south.

Some superstitions say that if the mirror breaks into small pieces the bad luck will be minor, but beware a mirror that breaks into large pieces!

There is also the idea that mirrors held the key to the future, and so if one is broken, so is one’s future. In Roman times, a “mirror-seer” predicted the future by gazing into water, and later, into a mirror. This practice was called catoptomancy.

Just some things to think about during your next ballet class when you look in the mirror!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #132:
“Breaking a mirror is said to cause a breaking of one’s soul.”

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“Mirrors,' she said, 'are never to be trusted.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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