Do you have triskaidekaphobia? Fear of the number 13? or paraskevidekatriaphobia, which means fear of Friday the 13th?
Apparently, 17 to 21 million Americans are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. “It’s been estimated that $800 to $900 million US dollars are lost in business on this day, according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Ashville North Carolina in 2004.
The fear of the #13 was created by the Catholic Church. The number 13 was a sacred number as it is the number of lunar cycles each year. Womens’ menstruation is governed by the Moon and so women = 13. All the ancient ties to and worship of the Divine Feminine, and the Goddess were persecuted and made into something evil, bad and to be feared and banished throughout the churches history. The Moon symbolizes the mysterious, the magical, mystical, intuitive, nature’s cycles herself and where women are the most in touch with their own psychic powers when they bleed. Menstruation and the lunar cycles, symbolizes death and rebirth which the Church wanted to control through their own belief system of rewards in Heaven afterlife only through following Christ. A totally stolen story.
Friday is VENUS day its Her sacred day too.
Do not fear the #13 or anything else. If you give your power away to any fear, you are choosing to allow it to control you. You are creating your own powerlessness. Fears are in the mind based first, they are connected to the emotional body and many may be past life fears. Hypnosis, NLP and Past Life Regression can easily remove most fears and phobias.
Positive affirmations help but the underlying connection in the brain/emotional body must be heard and felt and then assimilated and let go of as the phobia or superstition is healed.
Remember you create your own world. Fear feels real but it is just an illusion. Fear is the illusion that we need in order to find our own inner power. Fear is the Devil in the tarot, the illusion of the material world controlling us. Nothing controls you if you are aware and conscious enough to realize that. You are totally at cause in your life. You create your own destiny.
See Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now.
Black cats are beautiful instinctive creatures as are all cats. They see and feel the energies that we do not. That is why women who were/are healers, seers, divination experts, what others called a “witch” always had cats around, not necessarily a black one. Black is associated with stealth, the night, mystery.
Don’t worry about broken mirrors, stepping on cracks, opening umbrellas in the house, walking under ladders.
Or on the positive superstitious side, you don’t really need lucky horseshoes, or crossing one’s fingers for luck, wishing on a star, lucky clovers, rabbit’s foot, etc. If the positive symbols make you feel better, OK but the symbol or image is not what creates luck. It is simply your own projected belief and your positive intentions which creates ” luck.” Certainly, there are times when people go through beneficial periods in their lives and challenging times at others. I would see this as studying astrology to find out when you are in better resonance with certain planets. That is not luck but understanding how astrology works.
Don’t believe in curses, that is another superstition. NEVER pay exorbitant amounts to fake psychics or anyone else who is promising to remove these for you, or CHANGE YOUR LUCK or HEX anyone else, or reunite lovers through candles, prayer, rituals, spell casting or whatever. This is all manipulation. You become even more powerless in the interaction and the “gypsy”or fortune teller, spell caster, witch or whatever they refer to themselves as. Takes your power away, it is a form of psychic vampirism. No one has the power to do that for you. Again it is only the suggestion that you can change that works or not. Nothing anyone else does can really work unless you choose it and make it happen. You are sovereign in your life.
BE BRAVE FIERCE STRONG
Go to a counsellor or adviser who will help you take responsibility for what you have created and attracted into your life. They will help you understand your own psyche, karma, and bring you self-awareness. ONLY YOU are responsible for yourself. No one else is. Therapy, and psychological Tarot reading, this is what I practice. Is recommended. The choice to be empowered and enlightened is yours.
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