Most people agree that FRIDAY THE 13th emits a particular kind of magnetism which can trigger “miraculous” events, especially as far as wins at games and finding true love are concerned.
This is a very special time, when you can see hundreds of people who are in very difficult straits (emotional problems, family conflicts, financial difficulties and others) experience a surprising and rapid change in their lives, often in less than 30 days.
Superstition - Friday, subjected to Venus, is widely held to be unlucky and a day when evil influences are at work - especially if it happens to be the thirteen day of the month. A day when anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
The day that Eve offered the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden, Friday is favoured for the holding of witches' covens and was formerly the customary day for hangings.
Accidents are more frequent on Fridays (though visits to the doctors are not advised), and clothes made on this day will not fit. Projects or trips begun on Friday will not prosper and any person who laughs on that day, says one proverb, will cry on Sunday. Many people add that Friday is also inauspicious day for moving house or for weddings, and formerly in some parts if the British Isles those who courted their lovers on a Friday were hounded by friends and neighbours banging noisily on pans and kettles. According to one old Shropshire superstition, news received on a Friday makes a physical impression upon the hearer in the form of a new wrinkle for every tiding.
Children born on Friday will prove unlucky, but will enjoy the gift of second sight and healing powers ( I was born on a Friday) Many claim that the weather on Friday will be repeated on the following Sunday. New undertakings of many other events of a personal nature, will also be postponed.
Others assure us that the contrary is true, doubtless because the card XIII signifies rebirth
Most unlucky of all is the discovery that one has sat down to dinner at a table where thirteen people are present, a reference to the fact that there were thirteen people present at the Last Supper, where Judas Iscariot was the thirteenth. In reality, the prejudice against the number thirteen is of obscure origins, as evidence exists of it in Roman civilization long before Christ and the Last Supper, which is none the less usually cited as the source of superstition.
Perhaps significantly, the number thirteen was to the ancient Egyptians the last step of the ladder via which the soul reached eternity, though other authorities have suggested Hindu origins.
*The Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions Author David Pickering Friday page 80, #13 page 258