Happy Friday the 13th!
A day that for some means good luck, for others, superstitions or bad luck.
(See any black cats today?)
On a quest to fight off the bad energies/luck of the world, let’s focus on the good, positive energy of the day.
Here are some foods that are considered “lucky” that you can eat today:
Black Eyed Peas
You may have heard of foods you should eat around New Year’s Day to bring you prosperity and good luck for the rest of the year. A lot of these ring true today, and may be familar/similar. But it has been said in the Southern part of the United States, along with a Jewish tradition on Rosh Hashanah, that eating these little morsels will do just that: bring good luck for the year. So why not spread that good luck year round at eat them on Friday the 13th too?! One example of a “good luck meal” using them is pork, diced onion, and a hot chili sauce, along with either collard, turnip or mustard greens, and ham, known as Hoppin’ John. The peas are geared towards prosperity, eating the greens symbolizes money, and pork, well you’ll see why pork is lucky below.
Gah-lic you say? I say yes. Garlic has been known to ward off bad spirits in many a storyline! Hanging a wreath of it was said to ward off anything from bad spirits, the evil eye, vampires and werewolves. If it keeps evil spirits away, it should keep away bad luck for you today! How about some garlic bread?!
Technically it’s another New Year’s good luck tradition, but again, let’s spread the love year round. In Asian culture, the tradition is to eat long noodles on New Year’s Day, but there’s a catch. The noodle cannot break before it’s in your mouth! This may be cause to try out some Lady and the Tramp style eating. Why long noodles? They’re said to symbolize longevity, a long life!
So you may have heard of people eating the greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s. But what about pork? Pork and sauerkraut is a VERY popular dish around New Year’s for good luck, but why? It has been said that because the pig pushes forward, rooting itself in the ground before moving ahead, eating the meat symbolizes progress. So why not spread that progress and the idea of moving forward year round. Time for some BBQ!
Fish is considered to be a “lucky” food too! Why? Its scales for one, are said to resemble coins, which means MONEY! Some also say because they swim forward, it symbolizes moving forward, and as they swim in schools, it symbolizes abundance. Sometimes we all need a little push to move forward, and maybe eating some fish today could symbolically do just that for you.
Another thing you can do? Drink plenty of water.
Water flushes out toxins in your system, and cleansing those toxins cleanses the soul, which means less negative energy and more positive energy!
Here’s to a POSITIVE, lucky Friday the 13th for all 🙂 !