Whenever a black cat crosses your path, what does strike your mind immediately? Something bad or good? Do you wait for a moment there or simply continue walking on the same path?
For decades, Black cats have been linked with witchcraft or Halloween in western countries, while in India, it is connected with various superstitions. Even in horror movies, black cats are seen alarming individuals about the presence of a ghost. Where some people believe that black cats are auguries of bad luck, there are some who argue that black cats invite good luck to your life.
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Spiritual meaning of black cat crossing your path:
The spiritual meaning of a black cat crossing your path varies from one culture or country to another. Some countries believe it to be a good sign while others think it indicates something bad. The people in Germany, Japan, and Ireland believe that if a black cat crosses your path, it is a sign of good luck. On the other hand, people in Spain, Belgium, and America believe that this would bring misfortune to you. Again, in Scotland, if a black cat is found arriving at your home, it is believed that it would bring prosperity to your house or family.
According to Greek mythology, Hera, the wife of Zeus once converted Galinthias, her servant to a black cat in the form of punishment for encumbering the birth of Hercules. After that, Galinthias became the assistant of the Goddess of Witchcraft, Hecate, and hence, after that, black cats were considered to be bad luck.
To your surprise, as per Japanese culture or superstition, black cats symbolize love, which means if you are a single or unmarried woman, there are high chances that your love life is going to spice up and you are going to entice more suitors. Germany comes with a twisted superstition that if you see a black cat crossing from left to right, it is going to be lucky for you. Talking about the British culture, the British sailors welcomed black cats on board as it brings good luck to the sailors and it is a sign that they would return back safely.
Talking about India, if a black cat crosses the path you are walking on, it is believed to be ominous. The reason behind it is that the black colour is widely associated with Lord Shani, and as per the Vedic Astrology, it is believed that Lord Shani is warning you not to go outside for the work you are going for or delay the work. Hence, it is considered to be a warning sign. If any black cat is found crossing your path, it is advised to either leave the path and move to some other path or wait till someone else passes through that path. In this way, you can remain apart from the bad luck you might have to face.
What to do if a black cat crosses your path?
If a black cat is seen crossing your path, it is a bad omen, and hence, one should avoid walking on the same path. You should wait for someone else to cross the path first. After that, you should continue to walk on the same path. In some cultures, it is believed that if a black cat crosses, you should avoid doing the work you were going to do. It is better to do that task some other day or think twice before doing it. Again, it is also believed that when a black cat is found crossing the road or path, you should take ten steps behind and wait for someone else to cross the path before you continue walking on the same path.
What if a black cat comes to your house?
Cats are usually found roaming the streets, and as black cats are rarely adopted, their count is more than other colour cats. So, what if a black cat comes to your house? Would you consider it a good omen or bad? Well, to your surprise, if a black cat visits your home, it is a sign of prosperity and good luck for the entire family. It is hence advised to leave some food out in the neighbourhood for the black cat visiting your house. Again, if you have seen black cats in your dreams, it is a good sign. So, next time you see a black cat at your home or in your dreams, don’t panic. Wait for something good to happen in your life.
No matter whatever the superstitions reveal, black cats need shelter too, and hence, one shouldn’t avoid them and feed them.
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