Los antiguos egipcios y romanos tenían espejos hechos con metales muy pulidos. Lo más
Ancient Egypts and Romans had metal-refined mirrors. The curious part about that it is that powers atributed to the mirrors started even long before the first mirror was built.
Superstitions started when the first men saw their reflection in the ponds and believed they were some spirits or souls or even some abstract part of themselves which could be damaged. Breaking that image was equal to hurting your other self.
Big and sumptuous mirrors were a trend in one of the most important and beautiful cities in the world, Venice. They were made with silver layers, so they became a very expensive object. Only rich people could afford it. Its cost was similar to a servant working for some years. That is why owners warned their
servants not to break a mirror,or otherwise they would be without receiving any salary for their work for a long time.
Romans thought life was divided by seven-year cycles, so they organized their life in this way. This belief was valid for a long time. As they ancestors say, mirrors don't show our image but our soul. When you break one, the mirror is shattered into pieces along with the soul reflected which It becomes part of the broken mirror. For How long for? During one of our vital cycle: seven years.
Within Tarot beliefs, the Carriage Arcane number VII represents the threshold to reach a superior reality. That is to say, the searching of your true self and the ability to progress with faith to achieve your wishes. In numerology, number 7 shows us how to find our vital unity, finding spiritual and corporal balance.
Number seven represents security and protection. Its astrological equivalent is Neptune. Number seven emits different forces that make people to be calm and protective. They value bravery and that is why they don't go along with weak people who cannot cope with their own problems or challenges that life brings them.
The Peruvian culture believes that days finishing in seven are bad lucky days, so you should not leave your house or celebrate any festivity, such as weddings, these days.
"Neither marry nor leave your house, or a misfortune could happen in day seven" - Popular proverb
Our everyday life is surrounded by seven. Seven lives of a cat, seven days in a week, seven plagues of God, seven colors of the rainbow, and so on.
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