Happy Friday the 13th! Today is the day of the Divine Feminine! Contrary to popular belief, today is a sacred day to be celebrated, not feared!
Friday is ruled by Venus, the planet + goddess of Love, Abundance, Fertility, Art, Beauty, Luxury + Affection. Friday is named after "Freya's Day," the Norse goddess of this archetypal energy.
The other Divine Feminine celestial body in the sky is the Moon. She is the cosmic Mother + Nurturer. She represents our emotions + is the ruler of women. As women, our menstrual cycles parallel the Lunar cycles. Just as there are 13 lunations in a year, women have 13 menstrual cycles each year as well. The Moon also travels 13 degrees across the sky every day. The Number 13 belongs to the Moon + WOMEN! The Moon is cyclical in nature, ebbing + flowing between Darkness + Light. The darkness is not a place to be feared! In this darkness, we find the womb of creation where new life + new ideas spring forth! We are entering into that Darkness, the time of the New Moon. This an excellent time to set an intention + plant a seed that you would like to see manifest! We have the New Moon in Scorpio, a Water sign, just 2 days away on the night of November 15th. After all, gardeners know to follow the Lunar cycles to increase the productivity of their harvest. The Moon is intimately interconnected with the Water element here on Earth, pushing + pulling the tides as well as affecting the water in the soil. (More about gardening in tandem with the Lunar cycles here.)
This Friday the 13th is particularly special because today Mars, the Warrior planet of the Sacred Masculine, is stationing direct after a 9 week retrograde period in the sign of Aries, the home sign of Mars. 9 is the last digit and in numerology it is said to contain the wisdom of all of the other digits:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 36, 3+6 =9
9 suggests endings + things coming to completion. The astrological symbolism signifies the beginning of the end of Patriarchal society. Venus is in her home sign of Libra; the sign of the Scales, justice, balance + relationships. The placement of these 2 planets signify a time of the Divine Feminine + Sacred Masculine coming into balance. Neither one dominating the other...
May we reclaim this day as a sacred day to celebrate women + honor the mysteries of Divine Feminine energy in the cosmos: Mother Moon, Venus + most of all our home planet, MOTHER EARTH!