Friday the 13th is a most auspicious day– Freya’s day, and when it falls on the 13th, it’s especially lucky. Barbara Walker in her Women’s Myths and Secrets says that the number 13 was said to be unlucky because it corresponded to the 13 months in the lunar calendar, the 3-in-1 nature of the Goddess. Considered the “devil’s dozen” by the church fathers, this sacred number was demonized.
Above is a collection of designs by tattoo artist Sarah Anoinette Martin— if you are lucky enough to live in Brooklyn!
Today is Friday the 13th, a day that always felt a bit lucky. Maybe it’s just the contrarian in me! Friday is Freya’s day. There are 13 lunar cycles in a year. 13 witches in a traditional coven. In a baker’s dozen, it means that extra cupcake.
To celebrate, I’m holding a one day sale in my Etsy Shop— everything is 13% off. Use coupon code FRIDAY13.