“If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
~ Groucho Marx
I’ve always found the superstition and fear around Friday the 13th a little odd. The word Friday comes from the time of the old Gods. Freya, Frigg and Venus were each the Goddess of Love for their respective pre-Christian cultures. Until the patriarchal Christian religious beliefs came into vogue, Friday was a day named to honour love, sex, feminine energy, family, fertility and creativity.
The number 13 has also had an unhappy makeover. It was once held to be a sacred feminine number. The average number of menstrual cycles a woman has in a year is thirteen. There are thirteen lunar cycles in a year. Thirteen was considered a number of potent good fortune – representing lunar energy and intuition, luck, fertility, and the Great Goddess. During the Middle Ages it became associated with both the thirteenth Apostle and the betrayal of Christ, and also the arrest, torture and burning at the stake of hundreds of the Knights Templar at the orders of King Philip on Friday 13 October, 1307.
‘Friday the Thirteenth’ has gradually become known as a day of ‘witchcraft’, bad luck, danger and death. Such is the level of fear that the number thirteen evokes that this fear even has a scientific name; ‘triskaidekaphobia’; and the fear of Friday the Thirteenth is called ‘paraskevidekatriaphobia’.
Today I choose to reclaim Friday the Thirteenth as a celebration of love, intuition, cycles of life, connection to self, soul and soulmates, fertility in all its forms and a day to honour Mother Earth.
How about you? Are you ready to reclaim the positive energies of Friday the 13th?
Let’s be part of the change that anchors Love instead of fear!
Much love, Nicole ❤ xoxo
19 thoughts on “Are You Ready To Reclaim Friday the 13th As A Day Of Love?”
Hi Nicole. Thanks for setting the record straight. Personally, 13 is lucky for me, and it really comes down to inherited and learned beliefs. X
I’ve never had a problem with Friday the 13th, or the number itself. I remember entering a vintage dance contest and the lady handing out the contestant numbers set aside the number 13 and was going to hand me 14. I wouldn’t have such nonsense and insisted on the number 13. My partner and I won 1st place for the cake-walk and 2nd place for the Charleston. Lucky #13! I also have two black cats, my little loves! Great post, thanks! xo
Yay… to Friday the 13th.. Thanks Lovely 💜🐱💜
I was born on the 13th and have always loved the number.. 🙂 I ♥ back Friday
If if I can not spell it 🙂 haha
And Friday and 13 heart you back xoxo
Me too. Born on 13th and celebrated my 21st on Friday 13th (a few years ago 😁)
Happily celebrating with a glass or two of bubbly 🍾
Woo Hoo! Bring it on, Baby!
Yep! Let’s make it a LOVEFEST! xoxo
No need for me to reclaim, Nicole, because it never concerned me.
But I love that it is a day about ❤️ Happy Friday the 13th 😀
Me too, Mitch! And I am going to love this day up big for all the ancestors and black cats who suffered because of superstition, fear and the need for power. Nx
I reclaim it as well!!!! Thank you dear Nicole ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💚👍13!
I’m with you! I have never been superstitious.
I’m starting a watercolour class with my mum today so it’s a good day. Happy Friday 13th!
Penny, that sounds delicious! Enjoy xoxo
This Friday, October 13, my husband and I celebrate 44 years of marriage. Definitely a day of LOVE!
Congratulations, Jan. What an achievement! Wishing you many more happy years together. Hugs and love, Nicole xx
Beautiful 🌈My son is 21 today so I think it’s the perfect day to make a change and claim this day as a day of love ❤️
Congratulations to you and your son, Beka! Much love to you xoxo