Who Will I Marry? Ways to Find Out

superstitiondictionary.com-who-will-i-marryPeople often wonder, “Who will I marry?”. There are many folk traditions that suggest that it’s possible to find out the identity of your future spouse. With the right attitude (and just a little bit of magic), you can try these simple tests on your own. Good luck, but more importantly, have fun!

One superstition was mainly intended to be tried at parties with multiple people, but it could work just as well on your own. First, fill your mouth with water and grab an entire handful of salt. Go outside and walk around the house three times. If you succeed in doing this without swallowing any water or spilling any salt, you will find your future spouse in the first person (of the correct gender) you meet.

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Drink salt water before you go to bed, and you may dream of being offered cold water to drink. The one offering it to you is your futures spouse (but only if you don’t wake up before drinking it!) Unfortunately, if you wake before drinking it, the saying goes “Lover is fled. And you’ll never wed!”.

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Place a glass of water with a sliver of wood in it beside your bed. If in your sleep you dream of falling off a bridge and someone rescuing you, the face of the hero will be that of your future spouse.

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Fill your mouth with water. While holding a mirror in one hand and a burning candle in the other, walk around your house three times. During the walk, if you see a face reflected in the mirror that is not your own (and is of the correct gender), it is your future spouse.

Other tests yield less specific results, but you may still have fun trying these as well:

Peel a pippin apple, making one long, unbroken apple peeling. Swing the peeling around your head three times and let it drop to the floor. If it forms a letter, it will be the initial of your future spouse. As you peel the apple and swing the paring, repeat the following lines:

“Pare this pipping round and round again,
My sweetheart’s name to flourish on the plain.
I fling the unbroken paring o’er my head,
My sweetheart’s letter on the ground is read.

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Place two halves of apple seeds on your eyelashes, after naming each for a lover. The first to drop off will prove unfaithful.

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Place three dishes on the floor: one empty, one filled with dirty water, and one filled with clean water. After being blindfolded, approach the plates and dip your finger into one. If it enters the empty dish, you will never marry. If your finger goes into the dirty water, you will be widowed or have an unhappy marriage. If your finger goes into the clean water, you will have a happy marriage.

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Tie a wedding ring to a string and swing it around a drinking glass while saying the alphabet. When the ring clinks against the glass, the letter you have reached will be the initial of your future husband or wife.

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Get an apple and assign to it the name of the person you are curious about marrying. Count the seeds in the apple to the following rhyme:

On I love, two I love, three I love, I say:
Four I love with all my heart.
And five I cast away:
Six she loves, seven he loves, eight both love;
Nine he comes, ten he tarries.
Eleven he courts and twelve he marries.

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Write someone’s name under the name of the person you are curious about. Cancel all the common letters, then counting off all the uncanceled letters, repeat this formula:”Friendship, love, indifference, hate; friendship, love, indifference, hate.” The word you say on the final letter will be the fate of your relationship with the person in question.

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Fill a bowl with water. On the surface of the water, place a sheet of thin tissue paper. Next, two people at a time should lay a well-greased needle (one apiece) on the tissue paper. As the needles behave to one another, so will the two people placing the needles. If they go toward each other, the people will be attracted and probably marry. If they move apart, so will the people.