Read on to find out what this number signifies and what it means in different cultures.
The number 13 has many meanings and interpretations in different religions and parts of the world. Here are few of them.
Language of 13
In Hindi, it's called as 'Terah', which means 'your's'. It represent your karmas. In the spiritual context, it could also mean that every thing belongs to one God/Creator including the soul present in every human being.
What the readings say?
As per angelic number readings, it means angels are with you. Also, according to those readings No. 13 says - Ascended Masters ask you to stay positive and give them any fears or doubts that they can heal and transmute. This also means the sacred feminine, the goddess and the intuitive side. There are 13 Moon cycles in a year.
What's on the Tarot cards?
The number 13 brings the test, the suffering and the death. It symbolises the death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit: the passage on a higher level of existence. (In Tarot, no. 13 card is named as Death, but it mostly means death of a struggling period and new beginning s. In some Tarot deck's The thirteenth mystery of the Tarot does not have a name. It marks the uncertainty, the hesitation, the fickleness or again a transformation, the end of something (the death) and a renewal, a rupture, that is to say a very important change.)
13 and its connection with feminity
In ancient cultures, the number 13 represented femininity, because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days). The theory is that, as the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar, the number thirteen became anathema.
Is it a sign of bad luck?
For the superstitious, this number brings bad luck or misfortune. This dates back to Biblical times. Judas who betrayed Jesus is said to be the thirteenth disciple. Also, the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation is reserved to the antichrist and to the beast. It is also the day when Christ is said to have died on the Cross.
According to a legend. A year which contained 13 full moons instead of 12 posed problems for the monks who were in charge of the calendars. This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who were in charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number.
However, in a typical century, there will be about 37 years which have 13 full moons compared with 63 years with 12 full moons, and typically every third or fourth year would have 13 full moons, making it a reasonably common occurrence, unlikely to tax monks any more than leap years.
Superstitions associated with the number
To see a black cat on Friday 13 leads to misfortune. It is preferable not to go out on that day, but if one leaves by a door, it is always necessary to enter by the same door. The superstition of Friday 13 was also revivified in this era of the computer by some viruses introduced into the computer systems appearing only on Friday 13.
Not all bad
The fortune teller on the other hand predicts a better future on Friday 13. In France, as soon as there is a Friday 13 to the calendar, the National Lottery organises a special drawing because some choose that day to bet money.
Other facts about the number 13
The number 13 in the Coperos religion (small culture in Brazil) is like a God number. All coperos must know that this number can save humankind.
Thirteen is the name of a custom and cruiser motorcycle magazine that is published in New Zealand. The name Thirteen refers to the letter "M", as it is the 13th letter in alphabet.
(Information by astrologer Dr Soniyaa P Bhaagiyaa)