I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I grew up in a culture filled with silly superstitions.
While I do think they can be silly, if they have to do with money, I don’t see any harm in taking heed. For instance, they say not to put your purse on the floor.
Putting your purse on the floor is bad luck in my culture and many others. I don’t think it’s 100% certain that you will lose money if you put your wallet or bag on the floor, but it is still bad for sanitary reasons.
What does putting your purse on the floor mean?
Your purse (or wallet) is the object that holds your valuable items, your money. Putting it on the floor shows disregard for it.
That’s why putting your purse on the floor means you will lose your money, because you are not showing proper value for it.
If nothing else, the ground is filled with dirt and various sorts of germs from people walking on it and who knows what else. You also carry your purse around with you everywhere and that would spread the germs all over. So even if you don’t believe in this money superstition, you should never put your bag on the floor because it is a good practice to follow for cleanliness.
There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “A purse on the floor is money out the door”.
If you know nothing about Feng Shui, you should know that it is all about the arrangement of your environment to create harmony and create good energy. A purse being placed on the floor is not an area that carries good energy, so it shouldn’t be there.
Another belief says that it is also bad luck to buy your own purse or wallet. Instead, these items should be received as gifts with money in them so the receiver will have good fortune. As they say… Money attracts money!
The best place to put your purse
If leaving your bag on the ground is bad, where should you put it?
When you’re out and about, find any elevated area to place your purse. Don’t forget that there are also hooks on the back of bathroom doors to do this!
When you are at your house, it is best to put it in the wealth corner of your home to enhance your ability to attract wealth. This area would be the southeast corner.
Other Money Superstitions
There is a list of other money superstitions all over the world, here are a few of them:
1. Your left-hand itching
All of my life, my mom would always ask me to scratch her left hand. She told me that your left hand itching means money will come to you, and if you scratch it yourself, it will go away.
However, she also told me that the lucky hand for each person is different!
2. Bird poop is good luck
I don’t know why, but I grew up hearing that a bird pooping on you is good luck and you’ll be receiving money. I don’t think I would ever stand around waiting for a bird to do that to me!
However, if it does happen, I may be inclined to test my luck while I’m at it.
3. Penny on the floor
If you find a penny (or any coin on the ground) that is heads-up, you should pick it up and put it in your pocket for good luck.
However, if you find the coin tails up, you have to immediately give it away to someone to get good luck.
The wealth corner of your home is in the southeast corner, that is the best place to put your purse in order to attract wealth.
I currently have a citrine crystal, or merchant’s stone, in my purse; it is one of the various ways to attract money and enhance your wealth.