Why is the cat first allowed into the house for a housewarming?
There is an old tradition: when someone moves to a new home, the cat is launched first.
In Russia, there is even a service for renting cats for housewarming, and the service is quite in demand. There is no such service in Belarus - so maybe this is a ready-made business idea?
However, jokes are jokes, and yet let's figure out where the legs of this omen come from.
Where did the custom of letting the cat first come into the house?
The roots of the omens of letting the cat first enter the house in the customs of the ancient Slavs. They believed that we were surrounded by spirits, both good and evil. And even in a completely new house invisible residents already live. The cat, entering the house, makes friendship with the spirits and thereby provides people with support from otherworldly forces and safety.
Another version is related to the fact that brownies must be picked up when moving from an old house to a new one. Indeed, peace and prosperity of the inhabitants of the home depend on the brownie, and if this creature is not appeased, it will create disgraces. The cat was believed to be connected with the world of spirits and was friends with brownies. And if the brownie, moving from the old house, enters the new one on a cat first, then wealth enters in front of the tenants.
The cat was also a symbol of well-being. That is, entering the house first, she seemed to bring prosperity to the new house. By the way, therefore, the cat could not be expelled from the house - make yourself worse.
There is another theory why a cat should be allowed into a new house first, not so flattering for animals.People believed that the old problems would move to the new house with the tenants. And, most likely, they will fall upon the one who enters the house first. Moreover - some believed that the first to enter a new house, the first to leave it - forward with his feet. A gloomy omen ... Therefore, most often the elderly were the first to be launched, sacrificing them to some extent - they say, and so did not last long. But then they decided that relatives were still more pitiable than a dumb creature, and began to let in the first cat.
In the photo: The cat is allowed first in a new house.
How is the custom of letting a cat first into a new home relate to energy?
Nowadays, few people seriously believe in brownies, but many believe in the energy of the room. And from this point of view, the custom of letting the cat first into the house also has its own explanation.
Some believe that a cat has a special flair, she feels energy flows and looks for good places, avoiding bad ones. And, entering the house first, the cat will find a particularly attractive corner, where it will be located. This means that strategically important pieces of furniture can be placed there, for example, a desk or a bed.
Another version: the creature with positive energy should be the first to enter the new dwelling in order to spread it to the entire room. And, they say, if the cat is the first to cross the threshold of the house, the energy in it will be wonderful.
However, there is an opposite point of view - that the cat attracts and "takes away" negative energy. Therefore, it seems to clean the house. But to put a bed in a place where he likes to lie in purr is by no means impossible.
To believe in all this is up to you.In any case, the cat is able to contribute to the comfort in a new (or old) house. Of course, if she is a welcome and beloved pet.