If you know me, then you know I am one very superstitious girl. My family tends to shake their head and laugh when they learn of a new ritual I have incorporated into my daily life. Whatever…let’s see who’ll be laughing when I win the lottery!
Anyhoo, I will do almost anything in order to help positive things come my way (my recent attempt to use Feng Shui in my apartment was quite the experience to say the least). If I took half the time and effort I use for my positive energy quest and applied it towards laundry, exercise and/or going through my stack of junk mail, I would be sitting pretty.
So on my way home last night, while listening to the radio, the DJ mentioned that the first day of every month, he wakes up and says “white rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit” for good luck. Say what!?!? I had never heard of this before. I only knew, “I hate white rabbits”, the phrase we would yell as the campfire’s smoke blew our way.
When I got home, I did a little research and it turns out this has been a British ritual for quite some time.
The exact origin of the superstition is certainly unknown, though it has appeared in print at least as early as 1420 in England, where it is most commonly said to have originated, though some reports place its origins even earlier, into the 1200s. Today it has spread to most of the English-speaking countries of the world, although like all folklore, determining its exact area of distribution is difficult. The superstition is related to the broader belief in the rabbit or hare being a “lucky” animal, as exhibited in the practice of carrying a rabbit’s foot for luck.
There are variations but most people say either “white rabbit” or “rabbit” three times in hopes of bringing good luck or fortune to them that month. Now, it is important to mention you must say this out loud right when you wake. If your first thoughts of the day are negative, then supposedly your month won’t be so good.
After reading some articles on it, I thought this is awesome!!! Tomorrow is September 1st, I’ll say “white rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit” when I wake up and the month of September will be amazing. So, I went to bed, thinking about all the good things I want to happen this month and fell fast asleep.
Morning came and unfortunately, the first thing I said out loud was “Lulu and Stella, it’s dark out, what the hell time is it?” Oh crap!!!
So needless to say, I blew it this month, but you can definitely bet I’ll try again on October 1st.
I wonder if I can counteract with more Feng Shui…hmmmmm.
Wishing you all the best,
(white rabbit photo by neodecay.deviantart.com)