People have really only considered Friday the 13th to be unlucky for the past century or so. Yet for such a new tradition, it’s got a pretty firm grip on our imaginations.
Did you know it’s estimated that at least $800 million is lost on Friday the 13th due to people limiting their normal routine to ward off bad luck? People stay at home, refuse to fly, call in to work and all other manner of behaviors intended to limit the chance that bad luck will happen to them.
I wonder if Pagans are less likely to hold this superstition? The majority of us see 13 as a lucky number, a good omen. We also tend to look favorably on Friday, the day of Frigga and Aphrodite. The date and day together should prove auspicious.
I for one see it as very lucky. My new laptop arrived in the nick of time, as my old one made doing anything with video impossible. So I expect to be pretty productive today. The sun is shining. I’m having lunch with a friend. It’s going to be a good day.
How about you? What are your plans? How do you feel about Friday the 13th? Do you do anything different today?