Today is Friday the 13th, a day that lots of people associate
with ‘bad luck’. But did you ever stop to think why ’13’ is known as an
unlucky number?

We need to go back to a time when the Divine
Feminine was honoured through Earth-based ‘Mother Goddess’ religions, a
time when people followed a natural 13 moon Lunar Calendar, celebrated
the changing seasons of the Earth, and followed the movements of the
Cosmos.  The number 13 was also very important to the Mayans who
calculated one of their many calendar cycles from the Birth of Venus on
13 August 3114 BC (ooh spooky, today is 13 August!), with 13 x 144,
000 days taking us to the end of the cycle on 21 December 2012.  22
December 2012 starts a new cycle 13: 00:00, a cycle heralded by many as
The Return of the Divine Feminine, when Feminine will once
again be respected and honoured on this planet. 

If you follow the Mayan Calendar, you’ll notice a ‘year’ is made up of 13 x 20 days.

 In
the old days women would all menstruate in sync with the new moon,
entering their sacred time every 28 days, 13 times a year. To this day
women who spend a lot of time together find that their menstruation moon
cycles start synchronising to match each other.  Women, in the native
tradition, still today call their sacred time ‘moontime’. Women,
instead of saying ‘I have my period’, how would it feel to you to say
"I’m on my moon". Say it and see what it does to your cells. Instead of
feeling you are experiencing something burdensome, get in touch with
the specialness of it. It is the time when your intuition and
creativity is heightened. It is a time to go within, to rest, to
meditate and seek inner visions and guidance.

Around the time of
the Roman conquest, humanity were subjected to the man-made Julian and
then Gregorian calendars, which eventually took people out of sync
with natural time. At the same time, Earth-based ‘pagan’ religions were
vilified, and people who used natural herbs or healing abilities to
help others were labelled ‘witches’ and burned at the stake.  In their
pursuit of power, the Roman conquerors had to find a way to make that
which threatened their power ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’. Thus the Goddess and the
Creator were replaced by an angry, Churchy mad-made version of God,
healers and psychics were ridiculed or killed, and the number ’13’ was
cast a role of ‘unlucky’.  The Spanish did the same kind of thing to
the Mayans, whose holy books were burned, and holy priests killed.

I
read today that "Friday the 13th is traditionally a day when the
ancients would take the day off to make love in honour of Freya’s Day
(the Norse Venus) & the 13 moons of the lunar calendar. It was the
Romans who ‘demonized’ this day to instill duty to the state rather
than one’s heart…. Be radical on this day: love yourself & those
around you to honour this time old tradition."

Today on Friday
the 13th, reclaim the power of the 13.  Reclaim your connection to the
natural cycles, to the cycles of the moon, the cycles of the earth and
the cycles of the cosmos. As you reconnect to the natural cycles, you
reconnect to your , to your authentic connection to your
higher self and Source Energy. You reconnect to your intuition and
innate inner sacred knowledge. Reclaim the power of the 13 today!

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