Do you have a superstition or tradition you do on News Years? Many people truly believe that what you eat, who you kiss or who enters your home at midnight will affect the new year for you. Local clairvoyant and astrologer Eileen Lock says these traditions can work for you, if you believe in them. "We all have a belief in something. And I really believe at the beginning of the year everybody kind of goes back to that. All Christmas season and all holiday season there's all this 'believe, believe' all around, written everywhere. And it's like; remember, believe in the magic. Believe whatever you believe in and then focus on that. And so I think that's kinda what happens." Lock says there is always a special emphasis on New Years because people want to start a brand new year with a clean slate; that they take time to reflect on the past and find ways to improve or change and then in essence, make their own good or bad luck.
From Snopes.com other superstitions include: stocking up your cupboards & having plenty of cash in your wallet to ensure prosperity. Paying off your bills and settling debts. Also, the first person who enters your home will influence what kind of year your will have. Ideally, he would be tall, dark haired, good looking and carrying gifts, including a coins and salt. Finally, open your doors to let the old year out and make a loud noise to scare away evil spirits so they can’t enter your home in the new year.