A 19th century English tradition held that it was disrespectful to point at the moon. To do so would bring evil upon the person doing it.
A new moon seen over the right shoulder is said to be lucky. The new moon seen over your left shoulder is unlucky.
To see a new moon through glass is said to be unlucky.
Turning over coins in your pocket brings good luck if done at the first new moon of a New Year. You must also bow to the moon three times. This will ensure that you will have money throughout the year.
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