Friday the 13th – Good or Bad Luck?

Below are to general searches done on Goggle for Friday the 13th. Check it out you may find something that seems interesting to you to read. The first one I used the keywords “magical legends Friday 13th and the second Wiccan rituals Friday 13th

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=wiccan%20rituals%20friday%2013th

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=magical%20ledgens%20friday%2013th

 

The History of Friday The 13th – A Good Day For Pagans

Springwolf Reflections

“Black Friday” or “Black Cat Day”

Friday the 13thFear of Friday the 13th is known as triskaidekaphobes.

When fear of the day started is up for debate. Some suggest little can be found about the day being negative or filled with bad luck prior to the late 1800s. But others link the phobia to older historical events and occurrences which symbolize the link between the number thirteen and Friday to disastrous events.

One thing many seem to agree to is that both the number thirteen and the sixth day of the week (Friday) have been associated with negative connotations from patriarchal societies and most definitely western cultures. Where as matriarchal societies associate both these objects with positive aspects and connotations.

What’s In A Number
To understand the 13th, we should start with comparing it to the 12th. In numerology ’12’ is the number of completeness. It is connected to the twelve hours…

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Lucky Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month’s 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.

There are alot of people that are superstitious about Friday the 13th. However not many have a full understanding of the significance of this day. It has been suggested that Friday has been considered an unlucky day because, according to Christian scripture and tradition, Jesus was crucified on a Friday.

To read the rest of the post go to:

http://gypsymagicspells.blogspot.com/2011/05/lucky-friday-13th.html

THE ORIGIN OF FRIDAY THE 13TH AS AN UNLUCKY DAY

Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets. In the United States alone, it is estimated that between 17 and 21 million people dread that date to the extent that it can be officially classified as a phobia.

So why is Friday the 13th considered such an “evil” day?

The origins aren’t perfectly clear, but we do know that both Friday and, separately, the number 13 have long been considered unlucky and it was around the late 19th century that the first documented instances started popping up of people putting the two together to form the unluckiest day of all.

To read the rest of this article go to:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/09/the-origin-of-friday-the-13th-as-an-unlucky-day/

Friday the 13th Phobia Rooted in Ancient History

By

John Roach
for National Geographic News
Updated August 12, 2004

This Friday some people will be so paralyzed with fear they simply won’t get out of bed. Others will steadfastly refuse to fly on an airplane, buy a house, or act on a hot stock tip. It’s Friday the 13th, and they’re freaked out.

“It’s been estimated that [U.S] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do,” said Donald Dossey, founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.

To read the rest of this article go to:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0212_040212_friday13.html

CELTIC DRUIDISM AND ASTROLOGY OVERVIEW

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CELTIC DRUIDISM

Much has been said about the Celtic Druids. But despite all the traces of evidence, they still remain cloaked in mystery to this day. There is no evidence that can prove how the Druids looked or how their ceremonies and rituals were conducted. Even the ritual sites and the few symbols that point to Druid influence cannot be concretely tied with the Druids at all.

As a matter of fact, most people seem to be unaware that there are several types of Druids. These include:

  • Ancient Druids
  • Fraternal Druids
  • Neo-pagan Druids
  • Spiritual Druids
  • Modern Druids

The differences between these types of Druids are minimal. These differences are mostly related to the timeline of when these Druid groups started to exist, as well as the places where these were started. However, all these groups do share one belief in common: that the practice of Druidism is linked closely to the earth. It is an earth religion that takes a close interest in the relationship between the living beings on earth to the sun and the moon.

All the existing Druid groups also trace their roots back to the ancient Celtic Druids, who were believed to have built the Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. These monolithic slabs of stone are believed to hold a special place in the rituals of ancient Celtic Druids. The place where the stones were placed is believed to be relevant to Celtic astrology. As a matter of fact, several scientists have also extrapolated that these stones could be used to predict certain astrological events.

THE BASIS FOR CELTIC ASTROLOGY AND HOW IT IS DIFFERENT FROM WESTERN ASTROLOGY

Celtic astrology is based on the patterns of the moon instead of the sun. It is comparable to Chinese astrology in that both of them follow the lunar pattern. The Druids divided their calendar into 13 months, each of which is named after a tree. The first tree in the calendar is the Birch tree and it usually starts in midwinter.

The Celtic Druids also assigned some major characteristics for each individual born within the days encompassed by a certain tree. These characteristics and the trees that represent them are listed in the chart below:

To see the chart and read more information on this topic go to:

http://www.crystalwind.ca/astrology/astro-types/celtic-astrology/celtic-druidism-and-astrology-overview

A Thought for Today

MMC

“All through autumn, we hear a double voice: One says everything is ripe; the other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite”

Gretel Ehrlich, poet and travel writer, in her book The Solace of Open Spaces

I found this in the November 2015 Reader’s Digest Page28.

The thoughts it provoked in me were of Mother Earth going from the fullness of being in her Mother phase slipping into her Crone phase and going to sleep for a much-needed rest to bloom again as a Maiden in the spring.

Blessed be dear ones.