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Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucky 13

Some people hate the number 13. Superstitions abound about this number. There is that unpronounceable name, paraskevidekatriaphobia, meaning "fear of Friday the 13th". As for me, I have no problem with the number 13. My favorite, a baker's dozen, which is 13 of a delicious baked something (hopefully chocolate chip cookies!) My mom always called 13 a "lucky" number, as she was born on the 13th. The number 13 figures prominently in Wicca. 13 Full Moons during the Witch's Year.  There are 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief. I don't think you can find a Wiccan, Witch or Pagan who consider 13 an unlucky number.

Too add to this year's possible fear-factor for some is the fact that 2012 has three Friday the 13ths. Today is the third one of the year. So for those who are a little squeamish about, you can breathe easy after midnight tonight!!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Lucky Friday the 13th!! Enjoy the day!

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12 comments:

Linda Wildenstein said...

Sweet Man's birthday is the 13th and as you said 13 and witches seem to just go together.
My Mom was so afraid of Friday the 13th that as she got older she stayed in more and more often on that date.
Love the graphic. Happy Friday 13th BB, Oma Linda

Jess said...

Happy Friday 13th to you too! I've never found it unlucky so I'm very pleased indeed to hear that! :)
Jess xx

Sandy Sandy said...

In most Asian cultures, 13 is a a lucky number and although I'm not Asian, it's always been serendipitous for me! A fortunate Friday the 13th to you too, Robin! xxoo

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Happy Friday the 13th!
We have always considered number 13 and Friday the 13th as our lucky number and lucky days in my family :-)
Unfortunately that doesn't mean the rain will stop falling :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Friday is the only day of the week named after the Divine Feminine (Freya's Day) and as you point out, 13 is the sacred number of the Goddess. So Friday the 13th is doubly special to us! Have a good one!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Happy Friday the 13th!!! Tis a grand day....

mxtodis123 said...

Happy Friday the 13th to you as well. To me, it is a good day, but I do have to say it appears to be sending my clients into behaviors more appropriate to a full moon. I see already it is going to be a long day.
Mary

AkasaWolfSong said...

Happy Friday the 13th Robin!!! :)

I welcome this day and hold no truck with this superstition.

I'm of the old school and the 13 moon calendar...

Have a wonderful weekend Beautiful!

Wendy S. said...

I was born on an October 13th, so the 13th has no bad connotations at all for me. I think truly magickal people celebrate that it's the 13th!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love Friday the 13th's ;o) I got something very special in the mail today, that I will be sharing on my blog soon ;o) I hope you are having a wonderful day, filled with 13 chocolate chip cookies ;o) Hugs ;o)

Magaly Guerrero said...

13 is my favorite number and I think 3 is one of the most magical numbers, so you know that today I'm a happy, happy, happy Witch!

Mina said...

Happy belated Friday the 13th! People are so silly with their "evil" superstitions. Thank goodness we witches know how to lighten up. ;-)