Monday, December 31, 2018

HERE BE NEWS for Dec 31, 2018 - plus 10 New Year Superstitions!

Posted by: Dani Harper, Author
All the latest 
from the authors at 
Here Be Magic
10 New Year Superstitions


In Case You Missed It:

Monday, December 24 - 

"HERE BE NEWS" - All the latest from the authors at Here Be Magic.

Thursday, December 27 -

"I HOPE TO GO 3 FOR 3 IN 2019, AND I NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS!" - Author Linda Mooney is laying out her battle plan for the new year. Also, hear a sample of her audiobook, "Miracle Beyond Measure".

Friday, December 28 -

"LETTING GO, STARTING NEW" - Author Jenny Schwartz discusses how the end of the year is "a time to shake things out of our lives, to free ourselves, and to prepare to embrace the good and the bad that's coming at us."



The principle of “What you see is what you get” is practiced all over the world in connection with the advent of New Year. Just for the fun of it, we've gathered a few examples:

1. An age-old ritual is to clean the house by midnight on Dec. 31st to make way for the New Year. Some legends claim that negative energy, along with the disappointments and misfortune of the old year, will be swept away with the dirt and dust.

2. If all your pockets and purses and wallets have coins and dollars in them by midnight, it's said that you’ll have plenty of money in the new year. Some people place coins on windowsills and the tops of doors too.

3. If you wear new clothes on New Year’s Day, more new clothes will come your way. (Wouldn't that be fun?)

4. No crying, fighting, arguing, name-calling or general negativity on New Year’s Day or you’ll have strife and tears all year long.

5. Don’t let valuable things leave your house on New Year’s Day or luck and fortune will go with them. The general belief refers to things like money and jewelry, but some people believe that nothing – not even garbage! – should leave the house on New Year’s Day. Take the empties to the recycling bin some other time!

6. Make sure the cupboards and pantries are full on New Year’s Day, in order to ensure abundance the rest of the year.

7. In many cultures, what you do for the first hour of the New Year signifies what you’ll do the most of for the next twelve months. (Yikes – does this mean sleeping is a bad idea?)

8. Some believe that all debts should be settled before the New Year. Don’t pay back loans or lend money on New Year’s Day however, or you’ll be paying out all year long.

9. Be particularly careful with the dishes! If anything breaks on New Year’s Day, bad luck is said to follow.

10. Working too hard on New Year’s Day will ensure a year of grueling labor. But if you do a small token task – something related to your employment – successfully, it’ll set the tone for achievement in the coming year. (Some of us will be writing!)


All of us at Here Be Magic wish you
 a happy and healthy New Year, 
full of warmth and wonder.


  1. My Irish grandmother always used to say that the weather on the first twelve days will forecast what the weather will generally be for that corresponding month. Ex: if the second day is very cold, February will be that way. :)


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