Archive | April 13, 2012

The History of Friday The 13th – A Good Day For Pagans

Friday the 13th“Black Friday” or “Black Cat Day”

Fear of Friday the 13th is known as triskaidekaphobes.

When fear of the day started is up for debate. Some suggest little can be found about the day being negative or filled with bad luck prior to the late 1800s. But others link the phobia to older historical events and occurrences which symbolize the link between the number thirteen and Friday to disastrous events.

One thing many seem to agree to is that both the number thirteen and the sixth day of the week (Friday) have been associated with negative connotations from patriarchal societies and most definitely western cultures. Where as matriarchal societies associate both these objects with positive aspects and connotations.

Pagans Honor The 13th
We should begin with a short explanation for the layman about who and what are Pagans.

By academic definition, Pagans are any religion or spiritual path that does not follow Abrahamic doctrine. It’s a category of religions that would include Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism and Pagan Metaphysics (Witchcraft). It’s these last two that are largely associated with modern Paganism. Continue reading

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Todays Tarot Meditation Drawing: Justice – Inverted

Justice - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Some one around you is trying to tilt the balance and drowned out the other side of the story. It’s up to you to ensure the swords have been lowered and balance remains in tact before decisions are made. Remember Justice is blind for a reason. Get all the facts without prejudice and you will bring reason into the fight to resolve the conflict fairly.

 


Additional Insight:

There is always two sides to every story. You may not want to believe what you hear today, but it’s important that you don’t take sides. You’re being watched and judge by others for the manner in which you’re handling this issue. Don’t rush through your judgement and don’t take sides based on friendship or whither or not you like someone. Talk to both parties involved. Talk to those who work closely with them and may be involved in the conflict. Back the ‘story’ up with facts, check emails and time stamps against schedules and assignments. By late today, you’ll be able to fairly resolve the issue. 

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