Why do we consider the number thirteen to be unlucky? What is there about it that causes us to lump it with black cats and broken mirrors as something to avoid?
Many people choose to stay home, and avoid meetings on Friday the 13th, though few could tell you why this superstition exist. Many office buildings and hotels skip the number 13 in their numbering of floors, or rooms. We even have terms, such as a baker’s dozen, which we can substitute for thirteen.
Thirteen men sat at Jesus table for the Last Supper, and afterwards he was betrayed by Judas. Thirteen is the number of the Death card in the Tarot, but it doesn’t actually portend a physical death as some cards do – it is a card of transformation and change.
Thirteen in Numerology
To both the numerologist and the tarot reader, thirteen is a number of transformation. It usually leads to a destruction, a tearing down of the old structure, followed by a rebuilding in a new, often better form. It is never an easy process, and requires hard work and persistence to see it through.
Thirteen in a numerology reading, calls for a testing of your basic principals; what you believe in. It attracts changes in your fortunes that lead to shifts in your world view. It reduces to a (4) a number rooted in practical matters, and hard work. It will tend to bring opportunities to recreate yourself, but only at a cost.
So, don’t be afraid of the number thirteen. Instead treat it as the ancients did; as a divine and powerful number for change.