Friday the 13th, Lucky or Unlucky?

Friday the 13th is regarded by many cultures as a day of bad luck. Yet few know why it is perceived so negatively.

Background on Friday

Interestingly, the only day of the week named in honor of a female or woman is Friday, named in honor of the pagan goddess Freya or Frigg.

Friday is a variation of “Freya’s Day” or “Frigg’s Day.” Surprisingly, even though most people in the United States do not worship pagan gods, our calendar continues to remember and recognize them.

According to feminist researcher Barbara G. Walker, Friday is considered unlucky because of its connection to the Goddess. Please reference the following:

“Friday …Day of the Goddess Freya, called unlucky by Christian monks, because everything associated with female divinity was so called.” Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, p. 325

There are many people who really believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Consider the following:

Friday the 13th



There are many different reasons behind the Friday the 13th lore. In Goddess and pagan lore, the Number 19 represents the sacred number of the Goddess. Friday the 13th combines the individual sacred goddess numbers of “6” and “13.” When these two numbers are added, you get the Number 19. Because Friday is the 6th day of the week and the number 13 or the 13th day of the month falls on the 6th day of the week, 6 + 13 = 19. For pagans, 13 is actually a lucky number for the above reasons.

Mythologist Joseph Campbell taught the significance of the number 13 as it applied and related to Jesus, at least in an arcane, esoteric, or metaphysical sense.

Jesus’ 12 disciples represented a perfect circle or cipher (circle of life, 12 departments of life denoted by the Zodiac) and Jesus being the 13th person of the group denoted Jesus being outside of the circle of life, basically Jesus being in the realm of the unknown (death, the mysterious) which most people are afraid of. Jesus had to die in order to enter into the realm of the unknown. This was not an actual physical death referred to in this sense, but a death to or of a certain dimension.

In Western culture, Friday has been considered an unlucky day since the 1400s, when first discussed in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Layering on the belief that 13 was an unlucky number, Friday the 13th was thought of as a particularly bad day, with potential for great misfortune.

The number 13 is another one of those ancient ideas that history has not treated kindly. Some people have given a dark and sinister account to that has controlled the public’s perception. Astrology, numerology, wicca, palmistry, and the other occult sciences have fared similarly.

Succumbing to Superstition

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. “It’s been estimated that $800 – $900 million [US currency] is lost in business on this day”.

There is no need to suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskavedekatriaphobia (para-ska ved-e-ka-tria-phobia), a Greek word meaning ‘a fear of Friday the 13th.’ This condition was first mentioned in professional journals in the early 1950s.

The Reality of Friday the 13th

Just like any other day of the year, the energy you give something will manifest itself. If you believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, chances are you will attract negative experiences. On the other hand, if you believe that Friday the 13th is a like any other day, you will attract positive experiences.

People get back what they send out in thought and feeling.

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    Q: I have a question, my baby girl is 11 months old and this Friday I notice that she has a big eye and too much tear so I clean and wash the eye with chamomile and I just reading about this plant call clary sage they call the cleary eye so can you please tell me if it can help us.

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    Yes, the actual plant is what you want to use. Not the essential oil. Any flower (i.e. chamomile, chrysanthemum, calendula or marigold, passionflower, etc.) will help the eyes.

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    Q: Hi D, I began the FULL BODY DETOX this AM - Sun.13th. In the past I have experienced high blood pressure (BP) in about the 130/88-95 range. I have personally chosen not to take prescription meds for this but instead to lower it naturally. I have been taking Ultimate Omega, CoQ-10 (100mg), Magnesium, Super Calcium (1200mg)and Kyolic (6x day). I thought to monitor my BP while on this cleanse. I took my first reading @ 6:50 (164/95) pulse 66. Took second reading @ 9:45 (175/101) p- 66. By taking the herbs will this cause my BP to rise? what might be the cause of this and what recommondations might you be able to share with me. Also, I have not been taking my above pills while cleansing - not sure if I was to or stick strictly to the cleanse.

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    Your BP is self-regulating itself so numbers will fluctuate. Don't panic or worry! Trust in your body's natural healing process! With healing it's Ordo Ab Chao: order (stability) out of chaos! And by all means strictly stick to the cleanse! You''ll be fine!

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    Your health situation is called DYSMENORRHEA (dysfunctional menses) which means your hormonal system is impaired. The clotting is a good sign because your uterus is expelling old, toxic waste which would otherwise become cancerous if it was to stay in your body.

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    Beloved, I urgently suggest you perform the Full Body DetoxFULL BODY DETOX kit followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Your body is talking to you telling you that you need to cleanse it with an emphasis placed on your reproductive system. You just need a cleansing followed by a change of diet. That's all! Read some of our free articles on our site for more information on female reproductive health.

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    How do you feel? This is what counts!

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    CHANGE your diet! Your body is too acidic and needs to be more alkaline. Eat more alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables to balance your pH.

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    The number 17, You should focus on #1, and #7 as well as #8, (for 1+7 = 8). Cope you some good books on numbers, numerology, and Doreen Virtue's Angel Number book, and see what you come up with.

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    Goodness, Raw foods and drugs is not a good mixture. You are having a reaction. See, the raw foods are good as they alkalize the body and the medication you're taking is acidic and very bad for you. Drugs don't heal. God made the herbs for medicine (Ezekiel 47:12), and for the healing if the nations (revelation 22:2), not drugs!

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    Hepatitis C is easy to knock out! She just needs to detox with the FULL BODY DETOX and drink Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root tea.

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