It’s January 1st and you want to know how the year will go? You can use this handy guide, written by a 14th century Italian merchant, in which he offers what to expect throughout year, based on which day January 1st falls on.
If the first of January comes on a Friday, the winter will be
temperate, and the summer and autumn, dry. Grain will be cheap. There
will be eye diseases, and many infants will die, and there will be
movement of knights, and there will be much oil in some places.