It’s not that unusual to have Friday the 13th in the yearly calendar. Yet, the superstition around the date drags on deeming it an unlucky day. This week, we have another Friday the 13th in January 2023.
Is 13 really an unlucky number? The 13th floor is often missing in big hotels and no. 13 doesn’t always appear in house numbers, so something’s up.
If you google Friday the 13th, one of the stories that appears is linked to the Bible and the Last Supper. There were 13 people around the table, Jesus and his 12 disciples, one of whom Judas was his betrayer. One possible reason why 13 is said to be an unlucky number.
There’s another reason, however, and this one links back to ancient times when the calendar was based on the lunar cycle and Moon Goddesses were worshipped.
Back then, the number 13 represented the world of the subconscious, all things hidden and intuitive. It corresponded to the number of lunar cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days).
However, as the Solar calendar took over from the Lunar calendar, the number 13 fell out of favour. The night world is spooky & witchy and the opposite of the world of reason, logic & matter. Yet, the dark is as essential as the light and a place where magic and meaning reside.
Friday – Venus’ Day
The other factor to note is that all the days of the week are assigned one of the seven traditional planetary bodies. Friday is ruled by Venus, the planet that rules women.
To sum up, Friday the 13th is an ultimately feminine concept as it links to both the Moon and Venus, the two female planetary bodies.
Fall into the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th and you’re falling prey to not worshipping a day that is linked to the Divine Feminine & ultimately Mother Earth.
Rather than fear Friday the 13th, embrace its witchiness, its hidden qualities and know that this is a special and magical date.
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