Since the Middle Ages, horseshoes have been hanged on the door to prevent luck from running out. Bad luck will be trapped within the circle formed by the horseshoe. When you hang the horseshoe on your main door, you must hang the horseshoe with the points pointing upwards.
It is also believed that the horseshoe hanged onto the door also prevent the entering of evil into the house. Evil can’t cross the opening of the horseshoe because it is said that although Satan and his minions are capable of flying through open windows, they are terrified of iron. The cresent shape of a horseshoe makes it even more lucky.
People in the Middle Ages also uses horseshoes to keep away illnesses. They buried horseshoes in the roots of an ash tree. Ash trees are considered to be the luckiest of all trees. The Greek and Romans nailed horseshoes onto their walls to protect them from plagues.
Fishermen along the east coast of England often nailed horseshoes to the mast of their boats to ensure lucky catches. Even one of the most successful sailors, Admiral Lord Nelson, had one horseshoe nailed to the mast of his flagship when he went to war with Spanish and French fleet. Although Lord Nelson was killed in the battle but his fleet was victorious and the British empire was saved. So do you think the horseshoe bring luck to Lord Nelson?
I came across this free book "Liaofan’s Four Lessons". It was said to be written by Mr Liaofan in the sixteenth century about how he changed his destiny.
When Mr Liaofan’s whole life was accurately predicted by a fortune teller, Mr Liaofan seems to loose interest in his life because whether he work hard or just idle away his time, he still got the same result as what the fortune teller had predicted. Then one day he understood what is destiny and found a way to change his destiny. He was predicted to be childless but he changed his destiny and had a son. He was predicted to be earn certain amount of salary but he used the method to get promoted and earned even more.
There are four chapters or lessons in this book.
The first lesson of "Learning to Create Destiny" is about the Law of Cause and Effect.
The second lesson, "The Ways to Reform" is developed from understanding cause and effect.
The third lesson of "The Ways to Cultivate Goodness" is the primary lesson, that of cultivating and accumulating goodness. It is based on feeling regret and reforming our faults.
The fourth lesson, "The Benefits of the Virtue of Humility" is the conclusion for the book.
Although you may not totally agree with the book but you can try the method Mr LiaoFan used. The method sounds logical that it may even work.