Full moon, friday the 13th

Today is not only the full strawberry moon (or perhaps you’ll know it as a honey moon), but it is also friday the 13th. Woooooo….spooky. According to someone, the next time this dubious combo will occur wont be until the year 2049. So what? Why is this so special, whats up with friday the 13th anyway?

Funny you should ask.


Friday the 13th

A few apparent reasons why the number 13, and Fridays are considered “unlucky”

1. Judas is called the 13th guest at the last supper

2. The Templars were supposedly excommunicated and arrested on Friday the 13th. Many of the Templars met a brutal, fiery end.

3. Tupac Shapur was gunned down on Friday the 13th.

4. There is a somewhat scary movie by this title.

5. Jesus was crucified on a Friday.

6. A bunch of people in the middle ages thought Friday was unlucky.

7. Because there were 12 tribes of Israel, 13 is apparently unlucky.

8. According to a bunch of men, 12 is a divine number (12 signs of zodiac, 12 months in a year etc)

9. Loki was also the uninvited 13th guest at dinner in Norse mythology. He ended up killing the “god of light”

10. The ancient Egyptians believed the number 13 was associated with the afterlife, but in a positive way. Once their sacred knowledge began to fall out of fashion, 13 became associated with Death, but in a bad way.

11. Death is the 13th tarot card in the Rider Waite deck.

12. The dreaded Ordo Illuminati had a hierarchy of 13 levels.

13. The oldest known example of “mans” law, the Babylonian Hamurabi from 1700 BC omitted the 13th law from its lists.



Egyptian_-_Isis_with_Horus_the_Child_-_Walters_54416_-_Three_Quarter_Right13 is an ancient and sacred representation of the divine feminine. There are 13 moons (moonths) in a year, and our ancestors used a more accurate, less messy lunar calendar, without the need for these funny little things like DST. There are four (elements) quadrants of 13 weeks that mark the earth’s procession around the sun. 13×4=52

M is the 13th letter of the English alphabet, which is derived from the 13th letter in the Hebrew alphabet, “mem”, which means mother, and in Phoenician, meant water. The Egyptian word for water was “moo”, the consistent root word for mother. Water is where all life began, and in the waters of our mother’s wombs, we are created.

In sacred geometry, 13 is the frequency combined of both feminine and masculine energies.

In music the chromatic scale is composed of 13 notes.

In Kabbala, the Hebrew words love, care and one all have a numerical value of 13.

Friday is ruled by venus, the divine feminine.

The Death tarot card rarely means death, and it actually carries a highly positive message: rebirth, transformation, the journey through our darkness to find the light beneath. Sometimes things need to be destroyed in order to be rebuilt. You might recognize this in the male archetype of SHIVA, the destroyer and the transformer.

Birth is painful, harrowing, sometimes even death defying and treacherous. The rebirth of our psyches is probably more painful. But that does not mean it isn’t good medicine.



In the ancient of days, god had two faces, male and female. Cultures did not just worship the divine masculine energy, but the divine feminine energy as well. They recognized that both were necessary for a healthy individual, family and society.

Only, something happened. The hallowed halls of our ancestors were pillaged, timeless traditions broken, battered. The sacred feminine was demonized, decapitated, abused, mocked. She was called a whore, a harlot, the downfall of man. She was defiled, enslaved, put back in her place. And the sacred masculine who stood for their sisters were outcast, their stories perverted, their legacies mutilated. They huant the halls of our religions and mythos as monsters and rebels, the evil troublemakers who want to trick you and turn you against yourself, your god, your salvation. The world of harmony has been reduced to a seething pit of violence and greed. The garden burned to make way for a highway and a high-rise. Killing is business as usual, rape, degradation, starvation, poverty, all go unanswered as the prophiteers stack up the gold, laughing behind our backs and smiling to our faces, promising safety, security, freedom, salvation.

Why has all this happened?

A wise man once told me, “you want to rule the world? Put one half in charge of the other, and your job just got 50% easier.”

I don’t know for sure, but think about this: you can’t rule the world without a large, expendable army between you and those you wish to conquer. And matriarchs, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, we wouldn’t send our children and loved ones to war lightly. Surely not for some man’s greed. The lives of our sons are not worth any amount of gold.

honey moon

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Today is a sacred day. Take a moment to get in touch with both sides of your own sacred divinity.


About Amber Seree

*wandering wicce, herbalist, jewelry maker, artist, writer, chaos creator & un promotrice officielle du déesse lunaire who sells magical jewelry on Etsy.

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