i love friday the 13th. western culture has a stigma about it being evil and unlucky, but if you look deep into the roots of both friday and the number 13 you will find some interesting mysteries hidden there. friday is vendredi in french- named after the goddess Venus. yes, friday is venus’ day! 13 is also deeply connected to the Goddess- it is one of her sacred numbers, there are 13 lunar cycles each year, and the progressed moon moves 13 degrees each year. let’s not forget the maligned 13th sign ophiuchus which is associated with kundalini, healing and magic (all Dark Goddess areas of expertise) and the debased 13th apostle- Mary Magdalene- and maybe you start to see the funny distorted picture…? we call a day that is most connected to the Goddess evil- just as we have demonized, repressed and controlled the empowered Divine Feminine for millenia. anyone else out there ready to change the tradition???
do something today to honor the Goddess, the Divine Feminine, your body and the earth. today is a day to celebrate!