Breaking a mirror, befriending black cats, and walking under a ladder have all come to be associated with sure-fire ways to bring bad luck upon yourself. You can try to build your life around avoiding these fateful temptations, but you can’t avoid Friday the 13th. As Time points out, they’re pretty much guaranteed to happen once or twice a year, because any month that begins on a Sunday has a Friday the 13th.
It’s not just uninformed and uneducated people who carry a deep, dark fear of Friday the 13th. Even worldly people, including J. Paul Getty, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Christopher Columbus, suffered from triskaidekaphobia: an extreme superstition regarding the number 13. Take it one step further by pairing that with a fear of Friday the 13th, and you’ve got a serious case of paraskevidekatriaphobia. Why all the bad press for Friday the 13th?
Much of the association that the day has with pain, guilt, and death can be traced to the Judeo-Christian tradition. It was on a Friday that Eve served Adam the forbidden apple that got them booted from Paradise, and Good Friday brought the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
However, prior to patriarchal times, Friday the 13th was set aside as a sacred day to worship the Goddess and honor the fertile feminine cycle of creation, death, and rebirth. Thirteen is a very feminine number. It’s the average number of menstrual cycles in a year, and the approximate number of moon cycles in a year.
Here are five ways to put a whole new lucky spin on Friday the 13th and banish any lingering fears or doubts you may have about the powerful magic and potent creativity inherent in this special day.
1) Put the luck of your angels on your side.
With your guardian angel running interference for you and your spirit guides sitting on your shoulder whispering sweet wisdom into your ear, life’s bound to go your way. Consult a psychic for an angel and spirit guide reading. You’ll be put in direct contact with those on the other side of the veil who are on your perpetual protection team and just waiting for you to consciously invite them to play a more active role in your life.
Or, take advantage of the sacred oracular tool known as Angel Cards by scheduling a reading on Friday the 13th. Many psychics love to use Doreen Virtue’s decks because they help to invoke very elevated, refined, and pure energies. You can set your angel card reading intention for physical healing, creating abundance, past life exploration, or receiving insight about your current place and progress on your spiritual path.
2) Crack the code of your personal lucky numbers.
Call upon the predictive science of numerology to better understand your world and yourself. A skilled numerologist will perform a detailed analysis of the impact that the numbers associated with your name and your birthdate have on your life. You’ll gain clear insight on what careers best suit your temperament, areas in your personality in which you can improve, and inherent skills and strengths you can call upon for success. Your numerology advisor may also share predictions about significant opportunities or challenges that may come your way and offer relationship advice.
3) Nail down your personal lucky days for the year.
Decree Friday the 13th to be a day of celebrating Lady Luck by enlisting an astrologer to cast your solar return for either the current or upcoming year. An in-depth look at the most important transits and progressions helps you identify specific windows of opportunity and make the most of powerful timelines that set you up for success.
4) Get luckier in love.
It’s ironic that so much fear and dread is associated with Friday the 13th because Friday belongs to Venus, the planet of love, beauty, riches, and creativity. Bring more love and joy into your life by booking a session with a psychic advisor who’s skilled in offering empowering relationship advice.
Friday the 13th is also a great day to pamper and nurture your body with a massage or facial. It’s also the perfect time to add more nurturing beauty to your life by treating yourself to fresh flowers, a piece of jewelry, or a work of art you’ve had your eye on.
5) Trust the luck of the draw to guide you.
Fear of the number 13 partly comes from its association with endings and transitions, and it is the Death card in the tarot. But the best tarot card readers know that the end of a cycle can be just as liberating as the beginning, and death is never a final ending anyway. Friday the 13th is the perfect day to celebrate the Divine Feminine with a tarot reading using the Goddess deck that places special emphasis on personal empowerment and creative fulfillment.