Friday the 13th: Sacred Feminine Calling…

13 Apr

Expecting a spooky story, apropos Friday the 13th, JUPITER now in SCORPIO, and the MOON in Pisces?
Well, it’s your choice… so many ways of perceiving ‘reality’ and the Archetypes.

I’d rather say:
It’s time to drop and outgrow old, limiting beliefs, agendas, and stories!

For records, this is the first Friday the 13th this year. # 2 will be in July.

Friday the 13th is not what the superstitious world would want us believe…
I’ll roll that out in a bit.

Let’s start with VENUS –
Why? To be revealed in a bit.

 

How’s it going, with VENUS in TAURUS (since March 30, until Apr 24)?

Have you been slowing down to enjoy Spring with all your senses?
Have you been consciously valuing your precious human embodiment?
Have you been honouring and celebrating the inner and outer Feminine?

 

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian / Aries Warrior Takes a Rest)

 

Yes, she does – VENUS is ‘right at home’ in sensual and pleasurable TAURUS, and that’s where ‘she’ dwells on Friday the 13th – today. What do the two have to do with each other?

 

Speaking of Sacred Feminine:
How do you hold Friday the 13th?

What’s your sense about its reputation as a ‘bad luck’ or even scary day?
What’s considered ‘scary’ might actually be sacred!

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Birth of Venus (Detail) –
Painting by S. Botticelli

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, and 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 that’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

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).

Moon Goddess

Zodiac years have 12 – 13 New Moons and / or Full Moons.
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.

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

Hence, 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…

 
Tomorrow, Saturday APR 14:VENUS in TAU in Earth Trine with ‘wild’ LILITH in CAP.
Be in Nature, and in Your True Nature. Always the Best!
Then, on Sunday APR 15 is the day of the NEW MOON in ARIES, with URANUS.
Loving how this super-fresh NEW MOON follows Friday the 13.
Ha, all aligned with VENUS / MOON these days…!

Let’s celebrate, and live the Divine and Sacred Feminine!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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