Today is Friday the 13th. When the September Full Harvest Moon will illuminate the sky this evening. When this day comes to me I smile. I was born on the 13th day of February so I had a few birthdays fall on a friday. Growing up you associate Friday the 13th with anything bad or superstitious. I remember being 8 or 9 years old and going to a slumber party and forgetting some things in my bag. I didn’t blame myself for not checking my bag. Or maybe blame my mother for packing my bag. I blamed the day for having bad luck. “Oh,it’s Friday the 13th and I have bad luck.” Now that I’m older I don’t believe in bad luck or a cursed day. I believe in only Good Luck so i wonder if I’m a hypocrite.
The History of Friday the 13th
There is many different stories of how this day came into place with fear. One myth comes from when the Knights Templar were arrested and burnt across France on October 13, 1307. The fear of the 13th also come from a phobia known as Triskaidekaphobia that originated from Paraskevi. (Greek for Friday) Many Catholics also believed that Jesus last super and crucifixion which there were 13 people present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday. The night before his death on Good Friday. With all these fears and superstitions it has made a great way for movies to come. One of biggest horror movies, Friday the 13th. The birth of Jason Vorhees the hockey masked killer that don’t seem to ever truly die. I’m just naming a few but there a many stories that can be associated with this dreary number. With the bad comes the good. Great Goddesses associated this day with good luck and good fortune. It was considered the day of the Goddess. A day to worship the Devine Feminine that lives in all of us. It was also a day to honor the cycles of creation, death and birth. Woman were considered to have have magical powers when she got her period. As time passed on, to be a woman that was empowered became a woman to be shamed and bad luck also followed along.
Full Moon- Influence and Superstition
The Moon is known for influencing the tides, people behavior and increasing your libido. It’s been known that there is an increase of accidents, crimes, and suicides during this time. Some people think that a full moon play on our emotions and moods.
With all the bad luck surrounding Friday the 13th. Let’s focus on, the Full Moon and How to bring Good Luck to you. Things to Do on. Full Moon: Charge your Crystals by putting them on a windowsill or outside and let then charge by the light of the moon, Make a wish, Meditate, Take a relaxing bath, Read Your Cards, Forgiveness Ritual, Be Grateful and learn to be satisfied to pull more luck to you.
The are a few Superstitions with a full moon. Some believe breaking a mirror will give you 7 years of bad luck, if you cut your hair on a full moon it will grow back quicker, full moons trigger childbirth, and if you hang your laundry out it will shine are a few to name.
After writing this article I feel more positive of this day that is put into a negative light. I believe you make your day with positive thoughts and a number nor a Moon should determine how you day will be. Go out and enjoy this beautiful day and for the evening watch some cheesy horror movies and have some good laughs.