According to legend, the practice of making a wish on a shooting/falling star/meteor was started by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy when he wrote that the curious Gods would occasionally peek at Earth from between the spheres. As they peeked, stars sometimes fell through the opening and became visible. Because we were already being observed, it was thought that any wishes made during this time would be more likely to be answered since the Gods were inclined to be receptive.
While we can’t guarantee your wishes will come true, why not check out the Meteor Shower Guide for 2014 and enjoy a summer night or two looking at the stars…only the Gods will know if you make a wish. 😉