Old New Year is a special holiday. It is unlikely that someone from foreigners can understand what he means and even many of our fellow countrymen celebrating the Old New Year do not understand what they are actually celebrating. Yes, and he appeared less than a hundred years ago, when the New Year began to meet on the European, Gregorian calendar.
But many are convinced that fortune-telling for the Old New Year is stronger and more accurate than on our present New Year’s Eve. After all, if the modern New Year is just a calendar event, then the Old New Year has a thousand-year tradition of New Year’s magic and mysticism.
Many fortune-telling on the Old New Year may coincide with the usual New Year’s divination. Therefore, if you did not have time to guess the New Year’s Eve or want to check the prediction of New Year’s divination again, you can do it on the night of January 13-14. However, there are special divinations, which are used only for the Old New Year.
One such divination is divination under the neighboring windows. In this way, they usually guess in the countryside. To do this, on the night of the Old New Year, they quietly go to the windows of their neighbors and listen to what sounds come from there.
If from there we hear the sounds of scandal with curses and smashing dishes, then we should wait a year of anxiety and restlessness. If you do not hear anything or if you only hear a quiet conversation, then the coming year will be calm and harmonious.
Guessing on the Old New Year on the chain are made immediately after midnight (the onset of the new year in the old style) and be sure to be completely alone. To do this, pick up a gold or silver chain, preferably an old one, and, crumpling it up in your palm, throw it abruptly on the floor or on another solid flat surface, for example, on a table.
Depending on the shape that the chain will take, predictions are made for the next year.
If the chain is in the form of a circle, this means that the year will be difficult. If the drawn out figure resembles an oval or an ellipse, this also foreshadows a difficult year, but difficulties will be interspersed with joyful events. If the chain is a straight line — good luck next year will accompany you all.
A polygonal shape (for example, a triangle) also foreshadows a successful year, but the path to success will not be straight and cloudless. The winding line, resembling the path of the snake, is a warning of possible deceit, which you will encounter.
If the figure resembles a figure of eight — this is an omen of a quick wedding. If the chain has depicted a letter, it means that you are destined to meet your betrothed soon, and his name will begin with this letter.