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It is unlucky for someone who is not a Scorpio to
wear an opal.

Submitter comment: Elinor's great aunt was a Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21),
and owned a lovely opal ring. Her daughter, Nettie, wanted
the ring, but her mother cautioned her against wearing it,
as it would bring bad luck. Nettie wore the ring anyway. The
first time she wore it, she was almost hit by a car. The
second time that she wore the opal, she had a mishap,
mangling the ring beyond repair, and losing the opal. After
that, Nettie believed what her mother had told her.
Nettie told this to Elinor as a warning, because they are both
Sagittarius. Elinor also was told by one of her students,
Molly, that she had a terrible string of bad luck for a
whole week, until she gave away her opal ring.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRASER

Keyword(s): Horoscope, proscription, advice, astrology, gems, jewelry

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 00001960S

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Wearing opals when you are not a Scorpio is only bad
luck if you are single; if you are married they won't
harm you.

Submitter comment: Jane, a friend of Elinor's, states that wearing an opal if
you are not supposed to interferes in the finding of
a husband. She then told Elinor that she could wear
an opal if she wanted to, since she was married.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): horoscope, astrology, spinster, advice, reassurance, gems

James Callow Keyword(s): JEWELRY

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 00001987ca

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THE SIGNS OF THE SCORPION AND THE CRAB ARE GOOD TIMES
TO ROOT FLOWERS AND TO SET THEM OUT.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ZODIAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PLANT IRISH POTATOES ON THE DARK OF THE MOON.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- P476

Date learned: 06-19-1970

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IF YOU HAVE YOUR HAIR CUT UNDER THE SIGN OF SAGGITTARIUS IT
WILL GROW THICKER.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ZODIAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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TWIN DAYS IS A GOOD TIME TO PLANT CUCUMBERS AND FLOWERS.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): GEMINI ASTROLOGY ZODIAC

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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YOU SHOULD NEVER WEAN A BABY UNTIL HIS ZODIAC SIGN IS IN HIS
KNEE OR HE WILL CRY HIMSELF TO DEATH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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CUT OR BRUISE BUSHES WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE HEART DURING
MAY OR AUGUST AND THEY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT BEANS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE ARMS. THEY WILL BE
LONG RUNNERS WITH NO BEANS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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THE BEST TIME TO PLANT BEANS IS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE FEET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT ANYTHING WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE BOWELS OR SECRETS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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THOSE PEOPLE BORN IN JANUARY WILL SHOW CONSTANCY, TRUE
FRIENDSHIP, AND FIDELITY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 04-07-1972

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THOSE WOMEN BORN IN MAY WILL BE LOVED AND HAPPY WIVES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 04-07-1972

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IF YOU ARE BORN IN DECEMBER, YOU WILL BE A SUCCESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 04-07-1972

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IF YOU HAVE PULLED YOUR TEETH DURING THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY
AND MARCH THEY WILL BLEED EXCESSIVELY. THE REASON FOR
FEBRUARY AND MARCH IS BECAUSE THE (moon) SIGN IS SUPPOSEDLY
IN THE HEAD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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Superstition

Point at a shooting star or even speak of it and you lose your next wish.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Origina BN's [P600.880, P800, P880] crossed out and replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY ; ASTRONOMY ; BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; GESTURE ; jinx ; Point ; SPEAKING TABU ; SUPERSTITION ; TABU ; WISH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Comet
BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Gesture

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Celestial Body Legend

Idea of looking for the "man" in the moon.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ASTROLOGY ; ASTRONOMY ; CELESTIAL ; Legend ; Man ; MOON ; Tale

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon

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Superstition

You should not operate on pigs (geld) if the moon sign is in the heart or head. If you do, there is more sickness and loss.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; U.H. Garrett

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; ASTROLOGY ; HEAD ; HEART ; MEDICINE ; MOON ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Plant beans when the moon sign is in the arm. If you do, beans will hang out heavy with many pods like fingers. Otherwise the beans will be shaded inside under the leaves and there will not be as many pods.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Arm ; ASTROLOGY ; Beans ; FARMING ; GARDEN ; PLANT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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