Spiritual Meaning of Thirteen
Triskaidekaphobias believe 13 to be unlucky, especially when the 13th day of the month is a Friday; a fear that was reinforced by the explosion that almost wrecked the Apollo 13 lunar spacecraft in 1970. Skeptics note that it returned to Earth safely, unlike any other manned spacecraft that has exploded, making its crew some of the luckiest people on the planet. The fear of 13 may relate to Judas Iscariot’s having been the 13th person to arrive at the Last Supper, but its negative undertones go back much earlier, probably because an extra 13th item spoils the auspicious 12. There are 13 lunar months in the year (with a small error), which led the Maya and the Hebrews to consider 13 as auspicious. In medieval theology 13 = 10 + 3 (Commandments plus Trinity), and therefore the number had some positive aspects. Does anybody believe that Friday the 13th is necessarily a bad luck day anymore? Get over it. Superstitions make great copy and distill fear, the key element in our reality upon which most storylines are based. They control those who would allow themselves to be controlled, or more to the point, are programmed to that end and need to awaken and move beyond conditioning. In the 21st (3) century, for most adults … it’s just another day in the life.
The number 13 is probably the most common of all superstitions, considered a bad luck day unless you were born on Friday the thirteenth in which case it is allegedly your lucky day.
13 = (1+3) = 4 = closure of our reality program or the evolution of consciousness back into light.
4 also references the number 40, given significance throughout history. Year 40 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.
13 is a Fibonacci Number (F7).
13 is the 6th prime number. 6 is sometimes considered an unlucky number due to its association with 666 (18=9=closure).
13 is the second Star Number.
There are 13 circles in Metatron’s Cube.
13 is the atomic number of aluminium. In chemistry and physics, the atomic number (also known as the proton number) is the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom. It is traditionally represented by the symbol Z. The atomic number uniquely identifies a chemical element. In an atom of neutral charge, atomic number is equal to the number of electrons. The atomic number is closely related to the mass number, which is the total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom.
In prophecy we find:
- 12 crystal skulls around 1 forming a matrix at the end of physical time
- Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count Calendar and Calculating the Tzolk’in date portion which takes us to Long Count 18.104.22.168.0 onDecember 21, 2012.
The lunisolar calendar generally has 12 months but every second or third year has 13.
With the 12 around 1 matrix, we find the origins of a superstition linking 13 people at the Last Supper – 12 disciples around Jesus, his death creating bad luck, until he returns.
The human menstrual period occurs in a typical woman every 28 days, and this in many ancient cultures suggested a connection between thirteen and women. The association of thirteen with bad luck may be a vilification of the “female” number.
According to another interpretation, the number 13 is unlucky because it is the number of full moons in a contemporary year, but two full moons in a single calendar month (mistakenly referred to as a blue moon in a magazine article of the 1940s) only happens about every 5 years.
Early nursery rhymes stated there were thirteen months in a year because of the natural moon cycle that was used to count the lunar year. In England, a calendar of thirteen months of 28 days each, plus one extra day, known as “a year and a day” was still in use up to Tudor times.
It was suggested by Charles A. Platt writing in 1925 that the reason 13 is considered unlucky is that a person can count from 1-12 with their 8 fingers, two thumbs and 2 feet, but not beyond that, so the number 13 is unknown, hence frightening, hence unlucky. This idea discounts the use of toes or other body parts in counting.
In Scotland, there is no gate 13 in any airport, instead there is a gate 12B.
Inside of a Lufthansa plane with row numbers going straight from 12 to 14.
Some airplanes skip a row 13, going straight from 12 to 14.
Some tall buildings have resorted to skipping the “thirteenth floor”, either by numbering it “14” or as “12a”.
Some streets do not contain a house number 13.
In some forms of motor sport, for example Formula One, there is no number 13 car.
In many cultures, getting married on any day of the week that falls under number 13 is highly discouraged. There is a superstition that should thirteen sit at a table to dine, one will die in the next year. This prompted the formation of The Thirteen Club to debunk it.
The legion with which Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon was the Legio XIII Gemina or the 13th legion.
The Code of Hammurabi, a collection of laws created ca. 1760 BC, does not contain a thirteenth law.
The College of William and Mary claims 13 priorities, or achievements of the academic world, which they accomplished before any other university or college in the United States. For example, William and Mary was the first college in the US to establish an honor code. A marble plaque commemorating these 13 priorities hangs on the exterior wall of the Wren Building, the nation’s oldest academic building still in continuous use. Today, the Wren Building houses the college’s Religious Studies department.
The Apollo 13 spacecraft malfunctioned after being launched on April 11th at 13:13 CST, forcing it to return to Earth without a landing on the moon and imperiling its crew.
After 13 years of being the richest man in the world, Microsoft Corporation chairman Bill Gates lost this title, according to Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the world’s billionaires.
Microsoft plans to skip Office 13 for being “an unlucky number,” going directly from Office 12 to Office 14.
The creators of the online game Kingdom of Loathing avoid the number 13 in all of their programming.
Friday the 13th
The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatria phobia or paraskevidekatria phobia, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a phobia (fear) of the number thirteen.
Thirteen may be considered a “bad” or “unlucky” number simply because when a group of 13 objects or people is divided into two, three, four or six equal groups, there is always one leftover, or “unlucky”, object or person.
Friday the 13th superstitions originated in a Norse myth about twelve gods having a feast in Valhalla. The mischievous Loki crashed the party as an uninvited 13th guest and arranged for Hod, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Baldur, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow. Baldur was killed and the Earth was plunged into darkness and mourning as a result.
‘Friday’ was named after Frigg (or Frigga),
the Norse goddess of marriage.
Later she was confused with the goddess of love, Freya, who in turn became identified with Friday. When the Norsemen and Germanic tribes became Christians, Freya was supposed to have been banished to the mountains as a witch. Friday came to be called ‘witches’ Sabbath. It was believed that on this day, each week, twelve witches and the Devil met – thirteen evil spirits in all.
Some believe that the arrest of Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France is the origin of this superstition. That day thousands of Templars were arrested and subsequently tortured. They then ‘confessed’ and were executed. From that day on, Friday the 13th was considered by followers of the Templars as an evil and unlucky day.
Were the Knights Templar created by a group called the Priory of Sion? The treasures and secrets of these mystical organizations take us to the American continent and the Freemasons, who carry the energy signature of the creation of our reality with them.
The Freemasons left us clues some of which include number 13.
13 illuminated stars form a Star of David around a central source
Merkabah – Movement of Consciousness in and out of realities above the Eagle.