Moving into a new house makes us superstitious. We try to do all that we hear and read from different sources in order to wade away negativity and bad luck. The outpour of good luck wishes from all the four corners of the world surely makes you feel good but doesn’t affirm that everything will be in your favor. That’s why there are traditions and rituals people perform before entering the new house. There’s also a practice of adorning the house with good luck charms.
Take a closer look at good luck rituals and things that you would like to put to practice before moving into a new house.
Lightening a candle: Lightening a candle on the first night in the new home is a practice that people of many cultures and regions adhere to. Lightening of the candle is symbolically and literally seen to ward off darkness, chasing away shadows of evil and blessing the occupants of the home with brightness and happiness. In many religions, holy verses and prayers are sung upon lightening up of the candle to sacrosanct the house. Lightening the fire in a fireplace situated in the new home is believed to absorb malignant energy and purify the homes.
Burning Sage: Burning sage is a house blessing tradition of the US. The burning of dried sage is a way of clearing out negative vibrations and protecting the home from evil spirits. To perform the ritual authentically, you would need a white sage. Tie sage with other fragrant herbs like lavender and let it burn and smoke. Walk around the house clockwise so that the smoke can pervade into every corner (the place where negativities accumulate).
Ringing A Bell: Bells are rung in temples and other holy places because the sounds and vibrations are considered auspicious. Ringing bells in your new house is a way to dispel evils and summon deities. The sound of bells send holy vibrations around the house.
Good Luck Plants: Our home has Feng Shui corners and areas. Decorating these with good luck plants is considered favourable as it balances the chi of the home. Certain lucky plants for home like Lucky Bamboo, Money Plant, Jade Plant are symbolic of good fortune and wealth. You should know the effective areas of the Feng Shui or Good Luck plants for reaping the best out of it.
Elephant Statue: These huge and friendly creatures are seen as wise, loyal and steadfast, which is the reason they are also a symbol of good luck. You can place an elephant figurine in your house to safeguard your family.
Fresh Flowers: Fresh flowers are seen not only as a decorative piece to add vibrancy and happiness to the abode but a Feng Shui symbol. Those who practice Feng Shui keep flowers in their house for good fortune. The only thing to keep in mind is not to pick a variety of flowers with thorns. Thorns have negative connotations attached to them.
Boiling Milk and Rice: Boiling milk and rice in an open pot until the milk boils over the sides represents purity and long life. Some people always believe that it denotes flow of money and wealth in the house. You can offer milk and rice to the guest.
Bread and Salt: Bread and salt are the symbols of hospitality, wealth, and prosperity across all the regions, religions and cultures of the world. Bringing bread and salt on the first day of the new home ensures that no family member goes to bed empty stomach and have a life full of flavour. Bread is the most essential food item and salt is the basic spice.
Leave Your Old Brooms: Enter the new home with new beginnings and memories. Leave the past troubles behind. And for that you should leave the old broom, mops, vacuum cleaners at your olde place. Old brooms are considered metaphorically to bring the dust and negatives of the older times.
Throw a Housewarming Party: People throw housewarming parties not just for fun but for superstitious reasons as well. It is considered the best way to start a new beginning and fill the house with love and warmth.
Wishes and blessings for your new home. Good Luck!