So in order to ward off bad luck, I've been wearing the color red every day, the one jade earring I have and keeping a low profile. When behind the wheel, I also hum "Don't worry be happy" and keep happy thoughts towards others.
Then my sister told me not to wear read in urban areas because it's a gang color. Sigh. There are a bunch of other things to do and avoid that I will try to remember. So, I have 10 more months of serpentining (not a word). Wish me luck!