|Traditionally this was the day ivy was used to divine what kind of health a person would experience during the coming year. Ivy was also used to protect the home from harmful energy during the winter months.
To predict your health for the rest of the year, you'll need an ivy leaf, a bowl of water, and a clean white cloth. First, place the ivy leaf in the bowl of water. Think of any health concerns you may have and cover the bowl with the cloth. Let it sit overnight undisturbed. Check the leaf the following morning. If the leaf has remained green and unblemished, you should have a healthy year. If the leaf has begun to darken or is covered with black spots, you should take steps to protect your health-get plenty of rest, watch your diet, and so on. To protect your home from negativity, keep an ivy plant near a window or door.