Fear, hate, or dislike of the number thirteen (13)
Today is Friday the 13th and it’s a day feared by many. There may be some who feel that this number is simply bad luck all around and avoid it entirely and others who think that when it falls on a Friday it’s especially bad.
However there’s another way to look at the number 13 itself – read on to get my take on this.
Numerology And The Number Thirteen
When you break down the number thirteen you easily come to the number four (1+3). The number four stands for stability, structure, seeing things and relationships in your life come into being, and, for your personal roots that go back many years and to many past lives.
Thirteen In Astrology
Again broken down to a four, thirteen relates to the fourth house of home, family, what is supportive in your life and celebrations that relate to marriages and permanent relationships. It includes motherhood as this house is naturally ruled by Cancer and The Moon – both of which represent the feminine side of life, especially the woman who raises children.
It also brings in the house we live in, property we own, and how we create a nest for ourselves and everyone we love.
This is certainly all very positive as it is the central part of our lives and represents what we value in family and home.
Thirteen In Tarot
Here it does have a card that relates to it – the Major Arcana Death Card. That is not as bad as it sounds by any means. Death’s full name is Death And Rebirth and so it brings the possibility of things you no longer need falling away to make room for better things to take their place.
Breaking down thirteen to a four in Tarot Major Arcana gives us The Emperor, which is a powerful card of authority and discipline. Once again nothing to be feared.
Four in Tarot Minor Arcana suits bring stability, and much like the fourth house in astrology, can mean a time of family celebrations (Four Of Wands), or of keeping your valued possessions safe and sound (Four Of Pentacles).
Growing Up With Thirteen
As a child I saw the last of the Old Guard who really did believe that Friday the 13th, and anything with the number thirteen on it, was to be avoided at all costs.
One big example of this was that the skyscrapers built in the early 20th century in the Greater New York City Area, did not include a 13th floor. I know I worked in one of them located at 5th Avenue and 44th Street, when I was in my twenties.
Take numbers as they come and look at them as just what they are – ways to count things.
Thirteen can’t do you any harm all by itself. It’s only when you believe that it has some kind of evil power that bad luck will come knocking on your door.