VI Salt over Shoulder
Description : No evil can attack you any more because you have a ‘salt’ lying ‘over’ your ‘shoulder’.
Origin and belief : Salt is used to make holy water in the Roman Catholic Church rite as a religious symbol of sanctity, associated with exorcism. A variety of methods are used to avert the evil omen of spilt salt. The most com- mon contemporary belief requires you to toss a pinch of the spilt salt over your left shoulder, into the face of the Devil who lurks there.
Area of belief : Christian
How to wear good luck : Shoulder brooch (wear it on left shoulder because the evil only hangs around behind your left shoulder, waiting to take advantage of you.)