Rubys Astro Readings
Friday, Oct 13th
Today is Friday the 13th! There are so many different reasons around people’s fears and superstitions about this date, but mainly all the negative hype has caused the number 13 to be feared and disliked throughout history. Mostly, this is due to older generations with strong religious backgrounds that taught the younger ones to fear the number 13. If the facts are true or not, about why they feared the number 13 remains a constant debate. There’s really no other stories in history about this number being bad or evil, except around the turn of the 19th century. That’s when the number 13 became popular to fear basically and the hype just kept going. There’s even a mental disorder that seems to paralyze some people from going out on Friday the 13th.
The number 13 is very fascinating, as it’s often associated with endings and transitions and sometimes even death. The 13th card in the Tarot, for example, is the “Death Card.” But the Death card doesn’t necessarily represent a physical death, more often than not it represents an ending of some kind. For example an ending of a relationship, job, or rough patch in one’s life, and after the ending, there’s always a new beginning and new energy that takes a hold.
“To the ancient Egyptians, we are told, life was a quest for spiritual ascension which unfolded in stages — twelve in this life and a thirteenth beyond, thought to be the “eternal afterlife.” The number 13, therefore, symbolized death, not in terms of dust and decay but as a glorious and desirable transformation. Though Egyptian civilization perished, the symbolism conferred on the number 13 by its priesthood survived, we may speculate, only to be corrupted by subsequent cultures who came to associate 13 with a fear of death instead of a reverence for the afterlife.”
Despite whatever terrors the number 13 held for our ancestors or ancient civilizations, in all actuality they didn’t seem to believe in the dread of the number 13. The Chinese regard the number as lucky, as do the Italians and Egyptians in the time of the pharaohs.
In ancient Numerology (the study of the meanings of numbers) the number 13 gets broke down when you add 1 + 3 = 4.
Fours are associated with Angels in many different cultures and religions. Commonly throughout history Angels have come to our rescue to help protect, heal, and guide us! Angels aren’t considered unlucky, not at all. The number 13 is also considered to be a “Spiritually” evolved number and lucky among many other cultures. So in Numerology the number 13 just doesn’t have any particularly ominous meanings.
The word Friday comes from what’s known as “Freya’s Day,” which represents the planet Venus, which rules over things that associate with pleasant things like love, friendship, art, and even a little indulgence.
Our beliefs are the strongest part of who we are and they help shape and mold our reality here in the physical world. So whatever, you were conditioned to believe or have formed to believe about the number 13 will continue to be passed down for generations to come. With so many folks holding on to the belief that the number 13 is “unlucky”, it might be difficult to create a new reality around it with proof or not. The number 13 will continue to live up to its nasty reputation and probably continue to be feared by many, but it still remains a mystery.
There is a growing group of people who don’t agree with the modern beliefs or old superstitions, who have a more cosmic belief that the number 13 is more about endings while in this life. Like the Egyptians, they have a more spiritual belief that an ending or death of something is magical and is a transition into a new phase, place, or the afterlife. They believe that death is simply a transition over into another realm, one that is full of peace and tranquility. And just like in life, the energy of an ending actually always leads to a new beginning in some way. A new energy is born.