friday the 13th_danceForecast 12/13

Theories abound as to why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. The superstition is relatively modern, not having much reference prior to the mid-nineteenth century.

Of course, Friday is thought to be the day Jesus was slaughtered and when devout Catholics used to abstain from meat. The number 13 has negative associations from that story as well. The 13th member of the Last Supper, has been called a betrayer, Judas.

From my perspective as an astrologer, Friday the 13th is a good day, unless other factors mitigate its overall vibe. It is Venus’ day. The goddess of love and beauty is a perfect choice to open the weekend. Also Friday is Freyja’s day, the powerful goddess in Norse mythology. Her domain also was love, beauty, fertility and gold… but Friday may get some of its shadow legacy from her: Freyja oversaw war and death.

Yet the number 13 is the amount of new moons in a lunar calendar. When you consider that and the goddess influence, Friday the 13th is imbued with energy of the feminine: Moon and Venus.

The feminine energy is amplified this month due to the Taurus Moon, an earth sign which emphasizes the tactile. Give yourself something delicious to see, taste and feel.

A Mars/Neptune picture indicates the possibility of rushing in a direction that may not lead where you think. Some people are tired, low energy or afflicted with a mysterious malady, depending on their natal horoscope. This need not have lasting impact, as long as you pace yourself.

The message here is to give yourself downtime. The body and spirit needs rest to recharge, so if you can schedule some early morning reflection, good for you.

This is a powerful morning to reach influential allies or research financial options. Anything put in motion today has a potential for excellent outcome, in spite of whatever obligation comes with it.

It is imperative to listen well to any messages. Encourage dialog to gently discover what is not easily said. ©Cucinell 2013- all rights reserved