Friday The 13th Astrology and Magic of the Days January 13 and October 13 in 2017
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer
(Born on the 13th of another month)
There are two of them this year. Friday the Thirteenths. Triskaidekaphobiacs (those who fear 13) can plan to shake and shiver while we triskadekophiles (those who love 13) can begin to smile and intone “carpe diem – live it up”! Surveys reveal that most of us have some feeling, pro or con, about a Friday the 13th day when it roles around. As a triskadekophile, born on the 13th and with 13 letters in my name, I have always marveled at all of the links to 13. It’s the Death Card in the Tarot, 13 witches make a full coven, 13 Full Moons make a lunar year, 13 attended The Last Supper. The United States of America, the wealthiest and most privileged society which has ever existed on the planet, has a flag of 13 stripes, 13 original states, the National Seal has an eagle with 13 tail feathers holding 13 arrows and 13 olive branches. The number 13 links to Masonic practices too, which were followed by many of the Nation’s founders. Fridays are named for Freya, a Norse goddess linked to love and feminine power. Fridays favor love, leisure and indulgence over business. TGIF, Thank goodness it’s Friday. It’s pay day and the end of a week of work and drudgery for many. There is a legend about a ship, the SS Friday, with a Captain Friday. It set sail and vanished on a Friday the 13th and was neither captain nor crew was heard from again. A carpenter who worked for our family once said he never accepted a new job if it came in on a Friday. Overall Fridays don’t favor long distance travel.
On Friday, January 13, 2017 the Moon will be in flamboyant and dramatic Leo. Black cat coincidences might be in evidence as this is the sign of the Lion. Humor and drama related to 13 can prevail. The Full Moon phase is just ending and this can bring a peak of paranormal activity. Why not visit a haunted site or have a séance? The Sun will parallel the dwarf planet Pluto on this Friday the 13th. This accents creativity, willpower and the ability for individuals to make a difference – for good or not depending on personal inclination.
On Friday, October 13, 2017 the Moon will enter Leo at 3:43 am EDT . This lunar transit is an example of one of the many coincidences which surround these mysterious days. Watch for cat omens and any rituals or films or theatrical productions which feature myth and magic. On October 13 there will be a Moon-Jupiter square as the only significant aspect. This brings a zest for life and quest for adventure. Life assumes a bigger and brighter dimension for many.
Both months favor honoring Friday the 13th with a special candle and incense because Leo is a fire sign. Try patchouli or frankincense fragrances and a red or orange candle. Focus on what these mystical days mean to you and chant either thirteen or three times at your preference: Don’t blow or pinch out the candle, that will cancel its power. Snuff it instead or just allow it burn out.
“Radiant Light, Lost Magic Time,
Welcome Surprises and Visions,
A blessed Day for is mine
All that is bad turn to good and revision”
So Be It! Wishes for happy and interesting Friday the 13th’s!