When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. – Author Unknown
What is it about superstitions? Why are we always so quick to believe that sign about the breaking of a mirror bringing bad luck or an itchy palm for good luck? Let’s take the black cat for example. While it’s common belief that black cats mean bad luck, this classic Halloween symbol is looked at differently by each culture. The Scots, Brits and Japanese actually believe they are a symbol of good luck; but the Germans and Americans thought they were cursed if a black cat crossed their path. And the Egyptians? They worshipped black cats. They were so much in awe of them that Egyptian priests spent a lot of time studying each and every movement these cats made and interpreted this to a particular event happening in the future. Now I’m not here to tell you what the black cat should and shouldn’t mean to you. Whatever it is you do believe in, I wish you good fortune now and for always.