Do not let the toe point towards the bed
There are many people who complain that they cannot sleep or dare not sleep, because whenever they lie on their backs, they are haunted by evil dreams. So do you know simple ways to avoid this just by wearing shoes?
In the month of the ghost, before going to bed, do not point the toe of the sandal towards the bed because the devil will follow it and go to bed to sleep with you. It is also for this reason that people abstain from letting their shoes turn to the bed. If when you go to sleep, leave your shoes outside at the end of the bed, but the toe of the sandals turns back to the bed, then it is likely to be an opportunity for the qi to go to bed, forming evil dreams. On the contrary, if the toe of the sandals is facing out, it means that the earth qi will follow it to the outside, not disturbing your sleep.
Do not dry clothes at night
In the spiritual world, drying clothes at night is absolutely taboo. Drying clothes at night is not recommended because when the night falls, the humidity often increases, the moisture penetrates into the clothes, which will make the clothes take longer to dry, have an unpleasant smell, and add moisture, causing the fabric to decay and damage quickly. . Not only that, this moisture is also easy to produce mold, bacteria that cause many diseases for the wearer such as itchy fungus, ringworm, allergies, respiratory failure, … in the long run, the disease will be more serious, affecting the health of the skin. health. For children, when the child’s skin is still sensitive and has poor resistance, it is not recommended to dry children’s clothes at night, which can easily cause children to have rashes, allergies, asthma, etc.
Especially in the ghost month of the year. According to the old folk belief, drying clothes at night will attract demons to borrow clothes to wear. The negative world enters the clothes, bringing bad luck to the wearer. After wearing, the devil will leave a large amount of demonic gas, causing the owner of the clothes to get sick.
Abstain from cutting hair
In some localities, the hair will symbolize fortune, so many people abstain from cutting their hair on the 1st day of the lunar calendar, especially the ghost month. Abstain from cutting hair to prevent the whole month’s fortune from being interrupted, property loss, making life difficult for the barber.
In addition, some people abstain from plucking leg hair during the holy month. According to folklore, “one leg hair controls 3 demons”, so if you pluck your leg hair in the month of the spirit, that person is very likely to encounter bad luck in life.
Do not turn your head, turn your head back at night when you hear the call
During the ghost month, when going through deserted places, without turning, looking back, even though it feels “as if” someone is following you or calling your name.
If you are a weak person and must go at night, try to be as calm as possible, do not care about “someone is walking behind” you, or a voice calling your name is floating, unclear. Obviously, the devil is probably just trying to tease you.
Do not stick chopsticks upright on the rice bowl
The taboo behavior of Asians when eating rice is to stick chopsticks vertically in a bowl of rice. This action is said to be similar to putting incense in the incense bowl.
If you put a pair of chopsticks in a bowl of rice, it is like offering rice to the dead. So if you do that, the ghosts around will misunderstand that you want to invite them to eat and enter the house.
Weak people should not go out alone at night
In the spiritual world, it is considered that weak astral shadow or heavy astral shadow is due to the natural formation of two harmonious yin and yang qi in the body from birth.
Those who have more yang qi, less yin qi will be heavy in the stomach, rarely afraid, and difficult to see spiritual phenomena. A person with a lot of yin will be afraid, easily shaken, and worry about everything. Therefore, people who are timid, easily nervous, afraid, or think about spiritual matters should not go out at night in the spirit of the month because it will easily be disturbed by hungry ghosts.
Do not hang wind chimes at the head of the bed
According to his father’s concept, the bell is an extremely sacred object and carries great spiritual significance. In particular, wind chimes, also known as feng shui spirits, are an object that can neutralize feng shui and stimulate feng shui.
The sound of wind spirits created by the vibration and impact of bamboo and copper pipes has a great attraction to naughty evil spirits. Hanging the wind spirit at the head of the bed will lure the devil into the house and wreak havoc in the 7th lunar month.
Don’t eat offerings clumsily
According to Vietnamese beliefs, the 7th lunar month is the time when the souls of the dead and hungry ghosts are returned to the earth. Therefore, worshiping the dead soul has the meaning of helping the dead and hungry souls. In addition, worshiping the soul is also a way for the positive people to avoid bad luck in July as well as to accumulate virtue, accumulate blessings for their children and grandchildren, and erase the sins of the spirits of their deceased loved ones. Therefore, in Vietnam, there is a custom to worship the full moon in July.
Not only in the ghost month, but also in other normal months, eating offerings is also an act of disrespect for ancestors and beliefs. However, eating clumsily offerings to the soul is a taboo. Because when she feels her food is being snatched, the ghost will not hesitate to harm you to keep her food.
Don’t call each other’s names when going out at night
It is said that calling each other’s names at night will make the devil remember the name of the person being called. That is a bad omen. The devil will follow the person whose name is called.
Therefore, it is not advisable to call each other’s names when going out at night in the ghost month, this helps to prevent the devil from remembering names and identities of people. It is extremely bad for a spirit to know the name of a living person, because if appropriate or like, they will follow and make the possessed person become tired and sluggish. Similarly, they do not dare to take pictures at night, because then the ghosts wandering around will take pictures with the living.
Limit getting into the water
Limit swimming, because in these days, the devil will also want to play with the living. If you’re not careful, you can break your leg or get into an accident if they toy with you too much.
You must have heard a lot of stories about ghost skin pulling legs underwater. According to the ancient concept, when a person dies by drowning, their soul will carry a sin such as suicide, unjust death, unable to escape but must wait in the place of death until someone dies instead. So in the month of the spirit, if you go into the water, you will most likely be dragged by the devil.
Do not stand near the banyan tree, the banyan tree
“God of banyan tree, ghost of rice tree, owl of fox tree” is almost uniformly understood as: god resides in banyan tree, ghost lurks in rice tree, spirits of fox owls hide in deciduous tree.
Trees are the abode of demons, where many negative energies converge. The old banyan tree in the communal houses and shrines is heavier and heavier. Therefore, during the month of the spirit, ordinary people should not go near trees with large, dark, and damp canopy.
Do not arbitrarily burn paper, votive paper
In Vietnam, spirit worship is a traditional spiritual belief of the Vietnamese people, passed down from generation to generation. The Vietnamese believe that the human being consists of two parts, the soul and the body. When a person dies, but the soul still exists, some people are reincarnated or others are sent to hell, making hungry ghosts harass the world. Every year, Vietnamese people offer a spirit offering for a month, depending on each family and different regions, not a specific date.
People also believe that the ghost month is the month of the devil, no night is lucky, so most weddings, construction starts, shopping, going away, etc. are avoided in July. Demons will pervade all the earth. Want to burn votive paper for someone you have to pray, bow, see the full time, avoid spontaneously burning paper or votive paper because that will attract many wandering spirits to come to rob.