Having more money is usually near the top of our wish lists for the New Year. Over the centuries, cultural practices arose in hopes of influencing fate to provide us with cash.
In my New Year's Intentions post, I suggested that instead of seeking money itself, perhaps we could focus on what we would like to achieve with that money instead. However, there are many paths from Point A to Point B. Therefore, here are some of the most popular customs (and areas of origin, when available).
- Eat collard greens on New Year's Day. The green symbolizes money, and collards are usually served alongside black eyed peas, which promote good luck. (Southern United States)
- Put money in your shoe to encourage a year full of wealth. (Latin America)
- Fill your wallet with money so that money will be plentiful all year long.
- Place coins and money in each room of the house, and put money in your pockets as well. (Philippines)
- Hold money in your hand. (Latin America)
- Do not conduct any monetary transactions on New Year's Day. This includes spending money, paying bills, and loaning money to someone else. In addition, paying off any debts before the New Year is preferable.
Are these rituals effective? Perhaps. If anything, they help us to develop a mindset that money is coming our way. This belief can increase the likelihood that we will meet our objective through the often-discussed Law of Attraction. You may just get lucky.
You can also use our Currency Oil in your rituals and practices to assist with financial matters as well! Have a wonderful New Year.
~ Shelby Fizer