Thirteen - An Unlucky Number?

And Friday 13th – An Unlucky Day?

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Do you believe that there is such a thing as unlucky numbers? In my view, they do not exist. The numbers represent certain energies, each one of them a different one, which in themselves are neutral. But the same as all things that exist in the whole of Creation they can be used in positive and constructive ways, as well as in negative and destructive ones. The most powerful force of all is thought and the human ability to think. Having been created in the image of God, every one of the characteristics and powers that are in our Creator are also in us.

It is well known by now that we are creative beings, co-creators with God, and like Him/Her constantly in the process of bringing something into being, and that our thoughts create our reality. The corollary of this is that if we expect a certain number to bring us either good or bad fortune, that is indeed what we are unconsciously creating and drawing towards us. Whatever kind of fortune comes our way, we ourselves in some way are always bringing it about.

So, instead of thinking of the thirteen as an unlucky number, how about turning the matter round and start affirming to ourselves that it is a lucky one? On more general terms, if you think you have an unlucky number, maybe several of them, try to work out what started this belief in you. Maybe something unpleasant happened to you early on in your life on a day with this number. Something could have drawn your attention to the number of the day and that could have made it stick in your mind as an unlucky one. The mind being as powerful as it is, there is a strong possibility that from then onwards the thought of this day as being unlucky for you dug itself so deep into your mind that – unbeknown to yourself – the power of your own thoughts later drew further unpleasant occurrences into your life.

To this day, our world contains a great many myths and superstitions which, in the light of the spiritual knowledge that is flowing ever more strongly into our world, are no longer sustainable. Yet, for as long as one of us still thinks that such false beliefs are true, they will continue to pour their negative energies into our individual and collective consciousness.  This article was written in the hope that it will be possible to disperse the negativity and darkness that to this day surround the widely held belief that the thirteen is an unlucky number. Take it from me that it is nothing of the kind. In truth, it is a warning number. To get a better understanding of why this should be so, please join me in another brief excursion into numerology.

First let’s take a look at the energies of the thirteen. 1 = the Sun, the planetary ruler of fiery Leo, as well as the 3 = fiery and expansive Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius. When these figures join forces, i.e. 1 + 3 = 4, the energies of Uranus, the ruler of airy Aquarius is added. Uranus is the planet of revolution, transformation and transmutation. Its energies are designed to destroy the old, so that something new and better can take its place. Disruptive and destructive as they are by nature, when they let loose on their own and lack the restraining influence of Saturn, the co-ruler of Aquarius with Uranus, the manifestations of these energies can be extremely unpleasant. This is why the wisdom of the Highest has provided that in Aquarius the two planets should work together. Saturn, the stern and unyielding teacher of self-discipline and self-mastery, stands at the gate as keeper and guardian of the Aquarian Age. No-one is going to be allowed entry into this age without having worked their way through Saturn’s trials and tribulations. We are in this life to survive them and through them gain the Divine gift of self-mastery over the instincts and desires of our lower earthly nature.

If you read my interpretations of Leo and Sagittarius, you will see that Fire is courageous, frequently to the point of foolhardiness. The result is that when our energies contain too much Fire, we have great difficulties learning to control our tendency to act too impulsively. The fire signs love to rush in where Angels fear to tread, without due forethought, attention to detail and totally lacking any regard for their own wellbeing and that of others.

Uranus, the ruler of the Air sign Aquarius, enters the stage where the fiery energies of 1 and the 3 are already present. Fire and Air get on well with each other. Just look at nature and see for yourself how Air loves the leaping response from Fire. Observe how Fire enjoys being fanned by Air, how that makes it rush and roar along, to its heart’s content, ever more strongly and unless it is carefully supervised it soon gets out of control, destroying everything in its path. Understanding the nature of these two energies, it takes no genius to work out what is likely to happen in case of the thirteen. Requiring only the slightest impulse, the constant presence of Air sees to it that the soul’s inner fire rises with great enthusiasm and is ready to take off and go whoosh any time.

The great and mighty planet Uranus, co-ruler of Aquarius, represents the will of God. It is not for nothing that it is known as the planet of change, of transformation and transmutation. Its potent energies require some extremely careful handling and unless Saturn’s requirements have been fulfilled by us, we shall not be able to handle them wisely. Uranian energies can and do bring sudden and dramatic disruptions to everything they come into contact with. The idea behind it is that they trying to move us forward into conditions that are more appropriate and beneficial for our present evolutionary state. However, without at least a degree of understanding for the great need for caution, forethought and attention to detail, the Uranian energies may leave nothing but destruction in their wake.

Numerology deals with the planetary energies of the astrological planets and signs. As established, in the thirteen we encounter Uranus and Saturn is sitting in the prompting box of the great theatre of life, well hidden from public view and waiting to take us through our final tests that will show how ready we are to be released into the greater freedom of the Aquarian Age. In truth, the much hated Saturn of past ages has always been humankind’s best friend. He is Old Father Time himself, the teacher who in later life turns into the rewarder of those who patiently attend to his lessons. Under Saturn’s supervision anyone who acts too hastily at any given time, encounters delays and frustrations that stops them from trying to get to their goal too quickly. For those who do not heed Saturn’s stop signals and insist on pushing forwards carelessly and without concern for anyone’s wellbeing, accidents will teach them to be more cautious next time. Could this be how over time the thirteen acquired its poor reputation?

Yet, in things like these wise ones recognise the great power and care, love and wisdom of the Highest, who decreed that Saturn should act as the guardian of the gateway to our true home, the final reunion with our Creator. Everybody has to pass through Saturn’s tests to reach the spiritual freedom that is the promise of the Aquarian Age. No exceptions are made, for that is the only way any one of us can become spiritualised, i.e. altogether more focused on our true reality and our true nature, in touch with our spirit and soul and capable to respond to its demands,

At all times the Universe is trying to guide us in some way and to give us clues as to what is currently moving through our lives. In the fullness of time the awareness of this can grow into a valuable tool and life-help. All we need to do is to pay attention to the signs, signals and symbolisms we are finding along the way. It is up to us to make an effort at intuitively interpreting their meaning. For example, if the number thirteen crops up in our life repeatedly and we insist on living too much on the fast track, the Universe may be trying to tell us to slow down, as otherwise there could be an accident.

If your life is affected by the thirteen, maybe permanently because you were born on that day of the month – any month – or just temporarily, this article is a gift from the Universe for you. Yes, it is bringing a note of caution but that does not need to frighten you or anyone else. It is merely trying to help us find a better understanding of the thirteen, so that we may shed yet another one of our false beliefs and overcome the fears that used to accompany this number. If anything, do all you can to make it into a lucky one.

Written reference to the superstitious fear of the number thirteen dates back to the late 1800s. Its origin is conjectural, i.e. a matter of guesswork. The Latin name is Triskaidekaphobia, which first appeared in the early 1900s. It was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen + phobia, fear of = a fear of thirteen.

And what about the fear of Friday 13th, Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia? It is an extension of Triskaidekaphobia and has its roots in Paraskevi, the Greek word for Friday. A suggested origin of the superstition is that on Friday, 13 October 1307, the date Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar. But this event may not have been formulated until the 20th century. It is mentioned in the 1955 Maurice Druon historical novel The Iron King (Le Roi de fer), John J. Robinson's 1989 work Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, Dan Brown's 2003 novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and Steve Berry's ‘The Templar Legacy’ 2006.

This fear, the same as that of the number 13 on its own, is completely unfounded because of the energies that rule every Friday 13th. 1 = the Sun, planetary ruler of Leo, the Sun’s own sign that brings the gift of exceptionally high creativity. 3 = Jupiter, expansive and benevolent ruler of Sagittarius, the showpeople and storytellers of the zodiac. Every Friday is ruled by the number 6 = Venus, the planetary ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra, planet of beauty, harmony and peace. 1 + 3 + 6 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 = the Sun and Leo once more. There could be no more beneficial and benevolent energies available to us any time.

When three planets of this calibre join forces and work together, the result can only be a particularly lucky and creative day for all who are affected by it. So, instead of being afraid when another Friday 13th is ahead, it’s much more realistic to rejoice and make the most of it.

Happy Friday 13th January 2017

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘The Magic Of The Number 13’
•    ‘Wikipedia On The Fear Of Friday 13th’

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Recommended Reading:
•    ‘The Sun In Leo’
•    ‘The Sun In Sagittarius’
•    ‘The Sun In Aquarius’
•    ‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought’
•    ‘Thought – The Most Powerful Force Of All’
•    ‘Saturn As The Teacher And Rewarder’

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The above is a chapter from ‘The Astro Files – Excursions Into Numerology’.
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