There is not a single person who would not like to know what will happen tomorrow, in a month, in a year ... All people strive to become masters of their destiny, and for this you need to have knowledge about the future. Knowing everything about the upcoming troubles and trials, you can arm in advance and meet the blows of fate fully armed. Unfortunately, knowing what will be, is not given, so people from antiquity have found ways of divination or deciphering the various signs and signs given by fate or Higher forces.
Divination for the old New Year
Previously, in the old New Year, it was necessary to enlist the support of the Higher Forces and read fortunes for a new crop. To do this, the mistress gave the children the youngest in the family grain and ordered to scatter around the house. It was necessary to observe how the grain lay down: one by one or in groups, covering the entire floor or eating bald spots. Then the grain was carefully harvested and stored until sowing, and then mixed with the seeds and sown fields.
To find out what this year promises to the family, they cooked fertile porridge. Late in the evening, the oldest woman in the family followed the grain to the barn, and the oldest man followed the water to the well. After that, the whole family went through the cereal, while maintaining complete silence, and put the iron in the furnace. At that moment everyone had to get up from the table and bow to the belt of porridge with the words:
"Blessed porridge, fertile porridge, tell me what awaits us in the coming year."
If the finished porridge ran out of the iron or burned, and the iron cracked, then such signs promised the family trouble and various misfortunes. This porridge was thrown into the flowing water so that it took with it all the trouble. And if the porridge turned out to be ruddy and crumbly, then the year must be waited for a good, successful one in everything. The porridge was left on the table, and in the morning they were eaten by the whole family straight from the iron.
In the southern regions of Russia and Ukraine, the custom of generosity is common. Young boys and girls, dressed up in strange and unusual costumes, walked around the village with generous songs, congratulating them on their holiday and begging for food. It is believed that the more and more diverse you serve ryazheny, the more successful the new year will be.
If during a festive dinner to leave the table and look at the brightly lit windows of the neighboring houses, you can predict the future of their relatives. If the people sitting at the table are clearly visible, then the whole family will be together the whole year, if someone is not visible, but you can only hear conversations, you can conclude that someone will not be around for some time.
Christmas time - the right time for divination by the suitors. The easiest and easiest divination at home - on the threads. Unmarried girls pick up threads of the same length and at the same time set fire to them. The girl whose thread is the fastest to burn will be the quickest to get married. If the thread accidentally goes out, then this is a bad sign: you will have to wait for the groom for a long time.
A simple way of fortune telling and on nutshells. In a large bowl with water, drop two shells and watch: if the shells converge, soon there will be a wedding, if they swim separately, the girl will not wait for the desired offer soon, and if one of the shells drowns, it will take a long time to marry.
On the morning of January 13, 2019, clean the house, burn all rubbish, remove dirty clothes and be sure to wear clean, and if you can, new ones. With this simple act you leave all illnesses, misfortunes, failures last year, and with you take only good luck and luck.
Do not forget to treat that day to the brownie. Put a cup of milk and a plate of cookies or buns in the nook in the house and say:
"Uncle Brownie, here's a treat for you, give me forgiveness if you offended you. Let's live in peace and harmony."
The grain, which poured onto your floor by carolling and generous young men and women, cannot be thrown away. It should be gently swept away and hidden in a secluded place. If in the spring to feed this grain chickens, they will be well nestled and will bring many healthy chickens.
In order for the fruit trees to give a good harvest, you need to remove the snow from them after sunset.
So that in the garden was a rich harvest, in a festive evening you can spend on the snow with a rake with the words:
"I am not rowing the snow - I rake, I bless the holy land. Sleep, rest, and in the spring do not forget that work awaits you until the seventh sweat. May my harvest be rich, may the land be generous to me."
Cheerful and mysterious holiday - old New Year or Vasiliev evening. It is a pity that lately they began to forget about him. Although in rural areas it is celebrated with the same pomp.
A special sign of the holiday is considered to be a richly laid table. A must-have attribute of the holiday table is kutia: porridge made from wheat with honey and dried fruit, as well as pork dishes. A particularly good sign is the whole roasted suckling pig - a symbol of well-being and fecundity. Our ancestors believed that if you eat plenty of pork on this day, you will be full and healthy all year, children will appear in the family, and the offspring will always please the owners.
By the way, sweet kutyu was cooked mainly in the southern regions, and in other places it was cooked with meat and richly filled with fried lard.
In addition, the hostess cooked dumplings predictions. They put different fillings: a coin, salt or sugar, ember, a ring, a piece of pickled cucumber. By filling and determined who and what promises the new year.
The coin is for money, bread is for wealth, the ring is for marriage, bean or pea is for heir, ember is for trouble, bay leaf is for honor.
Divination in the old New Year is not only a favorite entertainment, it is a tradition, rooted in deep antiquity. And maybe you should not turn away from everything that our ancestors believed in? After all, we, as in the old days, are concerned about the same questions: what will happen next year? What year will bring us?