The truth about the number 13

Unlucky 13, Friday 13, the number 13 had been given a bad reputation over the years, but what is the truth about all this, is 13 so very unlucky.

Over the centuries there has been a concerted effort to make 13 seem bad and unlucky, but the truth is 13 is permeated into nature.

13 is a prime number, there are 13 lunar cycles in one solar cycle, meaning 13 moons to a year, and women have 13 cycles in a year. The Maya, along with indigenous cultures calendars are tracked with the moon, meaning that the year is a 13 lunar cycle.

In the mystic teachings in the Hebrew faith there are 13 aspects that make up the body of God, and 13 Sephiroth in the Tree of Life. 13 also mark the halfway point between full moons. Day 13 also marks the half way point in a women's cycle and denotes our fertile period.

In fact the number 13 is ingrained in the feminine, and from some of the earliest records found from the Neolithic period we have found Goddess figures with the number 13. 

One of the more well known pieces from the Neolithic period is a carving known as the Venus of Laussel, found in the South of France. It depicts a voluptuous goddess figure with her right hand holding a bison horn with 13 notches engraved in it and her left hand over her pregnant belly.

Clearly the fear that has been breed around the number 13, is clearly motivated to suppress the faith of the Goddess, so let's stop with the fear and let 13 be what it should always have been, a number all about cycles and nature.