Mirrors are among the items present in every household. Since they're more vain, the representatives of the fairer sex are the ones that peer into it more often. Besides serving as a loyal ally when putting makeup on, the mirror is quite a special object.
Ancient texts refer to the glass instrument as an item of magic. What's more - magicians, fortunetellers and esoterics believe that the mirror is a portal to other dimensions and that it can be used to travel from one world to another.
Additionally, it is said that a mirror's surface has the ability to retain negative energy that can cause harm to the individual staring at his reflection in it.
Whenever you say something negative or even think about it while in the presence of a mirror (no matter who it's directed at), the object will take in the negative energy and reflect it right back at you.
The same thing will happen if you carry around your purse mirror and go to places that you find unpleasant.
That is why you have to clean your mirror regularly. At least once a week, wipe it clean with silver water or a solution of 1 tbsp baking soda and 1 1/5 cups (300 ml) warm water.
For this same reason you must not stare long into others' mirrors. If you move to a new home, the 1st thing you need to do is clean the mirror and only then begin to use it. That is the only way to make sure that it won't attack you with negative energy, practitioners say.