Suddenly. . .the mirror breaks.
Breaking a mirror will give you seven years of bad luck! We all know this, but what can you do about it? If you’ve recently broken a mirror or just want to be prepared, I’ve got seven fast techniques that can save your soul. Keep in mind, these should be used as quickly as possible, before your luck runs out.
Broken Mirror Remedies To Ease Your Mind:
#1 – Throw Salt Over Your Left Shoulder
Do this as soon as possible! It’s said that you’re throwing the salt straight onto the Devil who lurks there. According to the Morton Salt website, the French throw a little behind them to hit him in the eyeball. This will buy you some time to crawl under a table and come out the opposite side.
#2 – Spin Like Your Life Depends On It
Without hesitation, spin around three times counter clockwise. [cut to whip scene drone footage] Careful not to do this unless you’ve just broken a mirror, as doing so on it’s own brings you bad luck itself. Doing it after breaking a mirror is to confuse the spirits. Try not to get too dizzy in the process!
#3 – Grind, Grind, Grind
Grind the mirror shards into a fine powder. This prevents more reflections from being viewed in the broken mirror. However, you need to be extra careful! There are multiple ways to grind the glass so use whatever method you prefer. Don’t forget to wear safety goggles and gloves as the glass is likely to move around in the process.
#4 – Recycle and Repurpose
Reuse your broken glass for a craft! There are so many DIY options for broken glass. Using broken glass to create a mosaic effect really adds some flare to your décor. Use it on the outside of a terrarium or even a beauty tray to make your accident look fancy. Some people call it clumsiness, we call it creativity.
#5 – Toss It Into A Stream
This is a tip that works if you have a bit more time, and all else has failed. Toss the pieces into a south running stream. This will wash away the bad luck in only seven HOURS instead of seven years. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
#6 – Burn Baby, Burn
Use flames to blacken the mirror fragments, then bury them exactly one year later. As always, be careful. Unfortunately, you’ll still have one year of bad luck until then, so hang tight.
#7 – Touching A Tombstone
Take a single piece of the broken mirror and touch it to a tombstone. Not sure where this one originated, but it’s supposed to lift the 7 year curse immediately. It might be a little creepy, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
#8 – Bury The Evidence
Bury the pieces very far into the ground where the spirits can’t find them. It is best to do this at night so your reflection is less likely to be taken with the pieces. Bring a friend with you if you’re scared of the dark, and be wary of the moonlight. . .
You may be wondering how you’re supposed to know if the method you tried worked. The answer is pretty simple–if you can still see your reflection in a mirror then your soul is safe. . .for now. If you want to be extra safe then carrying a goodluck charm such as a four leaf clover or horseshoe is likely to help.
Why does it have to be SEVEN YEARS of bad luck instead of just a day or two? This superstition dates way back to Roman times, when they believed it took seven years for a soul to renew itself. The myth itself dates back much further, the oldest mirrors we know of date back to Anatolia in 6,000 BC.
If you have any other tips to remedy bad luck, let us know in the comments below!