Friday the 13th: Not as Scary as You Might Think

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Friday the 13th has been a dreaded day by many for decades. There are so many myths surrounding this day that there are far too many to mention.

Many of these myths are based on Christian events including the last supper which was attended by Jesus Christ and his disciples on Maundy Thursday. The 13th and most infamous guest to arrive, Judas Iscariot, was the disciple who betrayed Jesus, leading to his crucifixion on Good Friday. Well, I’ll give you that. Some might attach an unlucky energy to that day based on what happened.

But the concept of unlucky Fridays goes back even further than the crucifixion. Friday is said to be the day that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. Oops! It’s also understood that the day Cain murdered his brother, Abel was also on a Friday. The Great Temple of Solomon collapsed on a Friday and the day Noah’s ark set sail in the Great Flood was also a Friday. Fair enough.

Superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th are much more recent.

In fact, they’re a Victorian-era creation. Thomas W. Lawson’s novel, Friday, the Thirteenth, was published in 1907. It describes a ruthless broker who took advantage of the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th to intentionally crash the stock market. It was designed to create fear in those who read it.

Then came the famous film series from the 1980s called Friday the 13th that featured Jason Voorhees as the gruesome killer. Oh my, I’ll take a pass on that one.

But we also need to consider there are some positive beliefs surrounding Friday the 13th observed by those practicing Paganism. Pagans believe to have a unique association with the divine feminine, love, marriage, fertility and motherhood.

Move this forward into modern times and the number 13 is still seen as something worthy of fear. Except for maybe the likes of Taylor Swift.

“I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No. 1 song had a 13-second intro,” she told MTV in 2009. “Every time I’ve won an award, I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section, or row M, which is the 13th letter. Basically, whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it’s a good thing.”

In India, the number 13 is said to bring longevity, peace and good fortune.

The Numerology of Friday’s Unlucky Number

Now from a Numerological perspective, the number 13 is regarded as a karmic debt number. The belief is that those who have the number 13 in their birth codes are guilty of some bad behavior in a previous lifetime and they have invited the opportunity to clean up the mess they made.

The 13/4 karmic debt implies that those with this number were lazy and unmotivated. They didn’t pay attention to details and have a tendency to lean towards victimhood. The goal for those who share this number is to approach their seemingly endless stream of obstacles with an attitude of gratitude. They need to see the obstacle as a lesson. Rather than seeing the lesson as a limitation, they need to see it as an opportunity.

We also can’t ignore that when we experience a Friday the 13th, there is a universal day influence at play.

Friday, October 13th, 2023 is a 3 universal day which invites creative expression and communication.

This will not be a day to hide under the covers. Far from it! This is a very socially influenced vibration that doesn’t need to be feared. The 3 vibration tends to be light and joyful. The 13 is also influenced by a welcome theme of organization, discipline and focus. Friday, October 13th, 2023 will lend itself to originality, creativity, self-expression and social events. Sounds like a great day to me.

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