Is it Bad Luck to Separate Ashes?

"bad luck?" written above one big urn with 4 smaller keepsake urns

The act of separating ashes can be very important for families as a way to give everyone a fair share of their loved one. This can usually be done through the use of keepsake urns which are small urns designed to hold a portion of your loved ones ashes. Keepsake Urns hold a very minor amount of ash so they can be given to as many people who want them. With ashes being split this many times, some people are tempted to ask is it actually bad luck to separate ashes? That's what we will answer in this article as well as providing you some other helpful information. 

Why do people consider it bad luck to split ashes?

The idea of splitting ashes being bad luck comes from the idea of a soul being split. Most people believe that a soul needs to be intact in order for it to reach the afterlife. While this can be true, the splitting of ashes does not in fact split the soul. When a body is cremated, the soul of the person is released and proceeds to go to their respective afterlife. The ashes that remain can have an inert energy, but their soul is not present in any significant way. This is why many people's ashes are stored in beautiful urns as this inert energy provides us a tangible way to still feel the warmth of our loved ones. Whatever your beliefs may be, this most common outlook on what happens to a body after a cremation is that the soul remains intact. Spiritualism, superstition and luck are all highly personal subjects and are ultimately up to you to decide what you believe in and what makes sense to you. This article is not meant to convince you of any particular truth but merely to inform you and give you options for when you are deciding whether or not to separate your loved ones ashes.

Why do people split ashes anyways

There can be many reasons as to why you would want to split the ashes of your loved one. The most common reason is due to the fact that many families live separately but still would want to have a part of their deceased loved one with them in their homes. As mentioned before, the best way to accomplish this is through the use of keepsake urns. If your relatives are particularly far away, you can actually send them the ashes through the post office. Just be sure to check with the carrier of your package if they allow you to do so, but in most instances you should be able to. Another reason is that not all of the ashes may fit within your designated receptacle. Your special and unique urn may unfortunately be too small, so most people in this instance will opt to scatter the overfill of the ashes instead. 

Whatever you end up deciding to do with your loved ones ashes, just know that it is not bad luck to separate them. Separating ashes is a necessary step for most families when everyone wants to keep their loved one close to them. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality urns available, so check out our range today.