You’ve seen the Friday the 13th films, you know what to expect. The bad news is the superstitious superstitions people hold about the date are false, but the good news is they’re harmless.
You know that superstition where you say a phrase out loud that you want to be true? Or that you want to believe in? If you’re superstitious like me, you might say that Friday the 13th is one of those days for you. Maybe because that’s a day where something bad happens to you. Maybe because you need the luck of the draw. Or maybe it just feels like something bad is happening that Friday the 13th. Since I’m superstitious, I’ve always felt a bit weird around Friday the 13th.
According to the astrological calendar, this Friday the 13th will be a good day to work on your luck. Lucky days occur when there is a major planetary influence (the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn) that is in a favorable position in your birth chart. In this case, Friday the 13th falls on the 4th of December (the day before a new moon), the Sun is in the sign of Capricorn in the 1st house.
Friday the 13th is one of my favorite holidays.
(Knock wood, no arrogance, a great deal of appreciation.)
When that day arrives, I am overjoyed. It’s a great event for me. It would be a floating national holiday if I had my way, with everyone getting the day off or the option to call in sick.
For me, it’s always been a fortunate day (again, knock wood).
I’ve always had a thing with the number 13 in general. I was born at 3:13 p.m., a number that has always made me feel unique and linked to it. It was also a fortunate number, according to my father.
My future husband and I met at a Friday the 13th party I hosted in honor of the day. On Friday the 13th, we married (this date was chosen on purpose, of course).
My friends often make a point of wishing me a “Happy Friday the 13th” since they know how special that day is to me.
As a result, everytime this holy day arrives, I like seeing people’s responses. Fear, apprehension, excitement, indifference… Throughout the spectrum.
I don’t intend to domesticate the energy when I remark that today is a fortunate day for me. That good fortune still has a wild and mysterious aspect to it.
We should, in my opinion, be appreciative of this day.
Don’t make fun of it. Don’t go into it with arrogance.
Allow it to enthrall you rather than frighten you.
Friday the 13th is one of my favorite days since it is a day that we remember. It’s not just another day. Whether you believe in superstitions or not, it draws attention to itself. This day is one of my favorites since it is filled with intrigue and half-heard tales; there is a sense of the unknown and that anything might happen. This is one of those days when the curtain seems to be a little thinner than usual.
When you ask people why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky, they typically respond with a hazy historical explanation or a “I don’t know” or “It just is!” attitude. There are many tales around it, but pinpointing the actual origin of this belief is challenging.
However, the number 13 has a negative connotation in two tales with a similar subject.
Jesus and his 12 disciples were among the thirteen guests at the Last Supper. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th visitor.
A dinner party with 13 guests is also mentioned in Norse mythology, this time in Valhalla. The trickster Loki was the 13th visitor, and his deception led to the murder of Baldur, the adored and benign deity.
Moreover, despite the popular perception that Friday the 13th is steeped in history and tradition, Wikipedia claims that “there is no documented evidence for a “Friday the 13th” superstition before the 19th century, and the belief only achieved broad circulation in the 20th century.”
As a result of the lack of solid facts, mystery, and my personal fondness for this day, I began to reflect about superstitions, customs, long-held ideas about ourselves, and other things that we just accept in our life without question.
Are you a believer in superstitions? Do you ever pause to consider why you believe some of the things you do?
If you’re frightened of Friday the 13th, consider where your dread comes from. Do you have any proof? Have you ever had a terrible luck on Friday the 13th?
As I have said, I believe in a healthy respect for this day. Consider the self-fulfilling prophecy concept.
If you’ve built yourself up and are really worried and afraid, it’s best to stay away on Friday the 13th; you may simply bring disaster upon yourself. You may also make it a goal to have a fortunate day and ask for heavenly protection or bring your most trusted lucky charm with you.
I’m very superstitious and a lover of ritual, and I participate in any holiday or custom I can, but it’s sometimes invigorating to examine our assumptions, particularly about ourselves, to try things on from a new viewpoint, and to wonder why we celebrate or dread the things we do.
On that topic, I designed this Tarot spread for you to use on Friday the 13th to examine your own assumptions and views.
Do you have a Friday the 13th celebration? Is it passing you by without your knowledge? What do you think is fortunate or unlucky? Set aside some time on Friday to consider your beliefs and why you hold them. It doesn’t have to be frightening; have some fun with it. Best of luck!
P.S. I’m giving a special reading for Friday the 13th, and there are only a few spots left. Take a look at it.
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