Given below are list of important omen , if one keeps these in mind and practices good fortune can be assured.
Bed.-If the head of a bed is placed towards the north it foretells a short life, towards the south a long life, the east riches, the west travel.
Bush.-To have one's garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking is a promise of good luck, involving monetary gain.
Coal.-To pick up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path is generally regarded as a sure promise of success and good luck.
Door.-If a front door does not face the street, ill luck will attend the house. You should always close a front door with your face towards it.
Fish.-When eating a fish, you should begin at the tail and work towards the head.
Glass.-To break un coloured glass in any form but that of a mirror or a bottle is a fortunate omen; but if the glass is red, future trouble and anxiety are implied. If green glass is broken, bitter disappointment will be your lot.
Hair.-To attract good fortune one's hair should be cut at the new moon.
Hand.-If you knock your hand accidentally against a piece of wood or a wooden article, it is an indication that you are about to have a love affair. If you knock your hand against iron, however, it must be taken as a warning against treachery.
Horseshoe.-Finding a horseshoe is an assurance of good luck, but if you give it away or throw it away, your luck will leave you.
House.-If after leaving your house, you turn back to fetch something, you must sit down when you get indoors and count backwards from seven, in order to avoid ill luck. It is unlucky to move into a new house during the months of April, July, and November.
Knife.-Crossing two table-knives by accident portends bad luck. The dropping of a knife foretells the visit of a man friend in the near future. If someone lends you a pocket-knife, return it in the way in which it was given; that is, with the blade open or shut, pointing away from you or towards you. It is unlucky to make a present of a knife or any other sharp instrument unless you receive something in exchange.
Ladder.-Ill luck will attend those who walk under a ladder, unless they cross their fingers while doing so.
Lease.-It brings ill fortune if a lease or any contract is signed in the months of April, July, or November.
Lucky Days.-The days of the week on which it is considered most lucky for women to make any important decision or to undertake any great tasks are Tuesday and Friday. For men the fortunate days are Monday and Thursday.
Meeting.-It is very lucky if, by chance, you meet the same person twice when you are out on business. It is even luckier if you encounter him once when you are setting out and again when you are returning.
Mirror.-Breaking a mirror portends seven years of bad luck. It is also extremely unlucky to receive a mirror as a present.
Nail-cutting.-There is an old rhyme concerning nail-cutting which goes as follows: Cut your nails on Monday, cut them for news; Cut them on Tuesday, a pair of new shoes; Cut them on Wednesday, cut them for health; Cut them on Thursday, cut them for wealth; Cut them on Friday, a sweetheart to know; Cut them on Saturday, a journey to go; Cut them on Sunday, you cut them for evil, For all the next week you'll be ruled by the devil.
New Moon.-It is unlucky to see the new moon for the first time through glass. Upon seeing the new moon you should turn whatever silver you have in your pockets or handbag, and thus ensure prosperity for a month. New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new moon.
Picture.-If a picture should fall from the wall upon which it is hung, the death of a relation or friend, illness, or a sudden stroke of bad fortune to an inmate of the house who is about to go upon a journey is foreshadowed. If the glass is broken in the fall, the force of the omen is intensified.
Plate.-Breaking a plate is an omen of misfortune, especially if it had not already been cracked.
Purse.-If you give anyone an empty purse he will never be blessed with riches. Place a coin inside it for luck.
Salt.-It is universally considered unlucky to spill salt; if both salt and pepper are spilt at the same time, the force of this ill omen is doubled. If you help a person to salt, you will help him to sorrow.
Shoe.-It is unlucky to put on the left shoe before the right, and it is worse still to put the right shoe on the left foot, or vice versa. This belief dates from classical days, and it is related that the emperor Augustus nearly lost his life at the hands of assassins after putting his sandals on the wrong feet. New shoes should never be left on a table, or ill luck will descend upon the house. If you do not present a new pair of shoes to a poor person at least once during your life, you will go barefoot in the next world.
Sneezing.-To sneeze to the right is a promise of money, but sneezing to the left foreshadows a disappointment. Other divinatory meanings connected with sneezing are contained in the following old rhyme, which is traditional in some parts of the country: Sneeze on a Monday, sneeze for danger; Sneeze on a Tuesday, kiss a stranger; Sneeze on a Wednesday, sneeze for a letter; Sneeze on a Thursday for something better; Sneeze on a Friday, sneeze for woe; Sneeze on a Saturday, a journey to go; Sneeze on a Sunday, see your lover to-morrow.
Stairs.-It is unlucky to pass anyone on the staircase.
Stumbling.-A very unfortunate omen. If a person stumbles when leaving his house at the beginning of a journey, or trips or stumbles more than once during the course of the journey, it is advisable to postpone it.
Table.-It is unlucky to sit on a table unless one foot is touching the ground.
Umbrella.-It is unlucky to open an umbrella in the house.
Water.-Never pour water into a tumbler which already holds some, for it is an invitation to evil spirits to visit you.
Whistling.-Women should not whistle, for it encourages evil spirits to visit them. Remember that a whistling maid and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men.
Wine.-Spilling wine is an auspicious omen, if it is done accidentally; while to drop a glass of wine and break the glass is a token of a happy marriage and enduring affection.
Wood.-If you should be congratulating yourself upon avoiding some form of ill fortune, you should always touch wood when you do so, lest the averted evil should come to pass at some future date.
Words.-When you are talking to someone, and if you should both happen to say the same word or sentence at the same time, you must each clasp the other's little finger and wish. Then, if you do not disclose your wish, it will be fulfilled.