If you expect to see Dire Portents of Dreadful Doom everywhere you look, you'll almost certainly discover at least some stuff that you can interpret as signs of impending disaster.
It's called "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy," and we see it all the time in newcomers. The reality of occult practice is far more prosaic than you imagine it to be.
Actual portents are extremely rare, and most if not all of the stuff that you will see going on around you on a daily basis has absolutely no occult significance whatsoever.
I assure you: the Universe is not filled with demons and other malefic entities out to cause trouble for you; there is no hidden war going on between the Powers of Light and Darkness that only you are aware of; the Zombie Apocalypse is not right around the next corner; and the world is not going to come to an end on 21 December 2012. Are we quite clear on all of that now?