* Friday Nov 13: Double Feminine… and Nice Alignments

13 Nov

How do you hold Friday the 13th?

What’s your sense about its reputation as a ‘bad luck’ or even scary day (uhh, maybe even more so in SCORPIO)?

Did you know that the Norse Goddess Freya gave Friday its name? She is the equivalent of VENUS / Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, attraction, erotic pleasures, art.

The Romans called the 6th day of the week ‘De Veneris’ (belonging to VENUS) which became Venerdi in Italian, Viernes in Spanish, and Vendredi in French.

So here’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

Venus Birth Botticelli

 

Just for fun, here are the 7 days of the week and their associations with planets, Sun, and Moon:

SUNday

MOONday

MARSday (Mardi, Martedi) – Tuesday relates to Tyr / Tew (Norse good of war and law – equivalent of Mars)

MERCURYday (Mercredi, Miercoles)
JUPITERday (Jeudi, Jueves) – Thursday relates to Thor (Norse good of thunder – similar to Jupiter / Zeus)

VENUSday (Vendredi, Viernes) – Fridey relates to Freya

SATURNday

And now, what’s with the 13?

Uhh, there is a lot of story around vilifying the number 13… do your research.
The number 13 may have been purposely vilified by the founders of patriarchal religions in the early days of western civilization because it represented femininity. Thirteen is said to have been revered in prehistoric goddess-worshiping cultures because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days). Zodiac years have 12 – 13 New Moons and / or Full Moons per Zodiac cycle. In 2015 / 2016 we just ‘barely’ missed the 13th New Moon, since the New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse(!) on March 20 (remember?) was at 29:29 Pisces – the Sun entered ARIES only 13(!) hrs after the New Moon.
As the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar with the rise of male-dominated civilization, so did the “perfect” number 12 over the “imperfect” number 13.

 

Moon Goddess

The association of 13 with the feminine and lunar cycle is the MOON side of Friday the 13th.

So in reality we have a strong VENUS / MOON themed day.

Those who sowed the seeds of superstition must have been very afraid of the power of the Feminine…

This time, in the evening of Fri Nov 13, we might see the finest sliver of the crescent MOON, by then in SAG (which can laugh at it all), after passing SATURN there on Nov 12 (be done with limiting beliefs…!).

Also, on Fri Nov 13, precisely at 9:12 am PST, VENUS in ‘her’ LIBRA domain goes into sextile (a VENUS themed, pleasant, looking for communalities) aspect with SATURN in SAG, and we can see how ‘old stories’ influence our cultures and personal relationship. Can we outgrow them, and make peace with it all?

And MERCURY in SCO goes into sextile with JUPITER in VIR on the same morning, just 1 hr later: Thinking, speaking, writing about taboos, and going to the core of the matter is favoured, and supported by the bigger understanding of wholeness and integrity (nobody is ‘lesser than’, no one should be shamed or diminished).

 

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