The Magic of the Number Thirteen

by Cayelin Castell

See table below for the Next Friday the 13th

What Is Up With the Number 13?
Some say, like the ancient Celtic and Norse peoples, 13 is a LUCKY number, and on Friday the 13th they took time to celebrate the Goddess because Friday is named after Freya the Norse name for Venus and 13 is her sacred number.

So Friday the 13th was the perfect day to make love or do other ceremonies in honor of the Goddess.  Plus, there are 5 Venus cycles that occur every 8 years and in that 8 years Venus goes around the Sun 13 times. This links to the Fibonacci Sequence because 8 plus 5 equals 13.

For many 13 represents the return of the Divine Feminine including the mysteries connected with Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Shekinah and Sophia representing the natural rhythms and cycles coming into sacred balance. 13 is also thought to be the essence of the empowered and embodied Christed Feminine. Some say 13 is a number that transcends matter and is coded with the frequencies of Ascension, Oneness and Unity that transforms all things. Since 13 is a prime number it is only divisible by itself representing purity – as 13 then is incorruptible and exists within its own integrity.

Turtle NumbersPlus, 13 is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Many ancient secret societies and mystery schools understood that the number 13 represented death and rebirth through ascension into eternal life and it represented the secret knowledge of all life including sacred sexuality. It is synchronistic that the 13th card in the Tarot is the Death card and the 13th rune in the Norse alphabet “Eiwaz” is also linked with the balance between light and dark, death and rebirth, the Heavens and the Underworld.

Turtles are considered to represent the ancient wisdom of the Earth, with 13 segments on their shells.  Now many believe this has to do with what is called the true Lunar Calendar. However, 13 is just one of the sacred numbers for the Moon along with 12, 19, and 29.5. More about the sacred numbers of the Moon will come later.

The Egyptians described 13 steps on the ladder that leads to eternity and the thirteenth step was where the soul reached the source of its self and attained spiritual completion. Interestingly, the word reincarnation has 13 letters. In Arthurian Legend, Merlin guards the 13 Treasures of Britain.

The Sacred Chord of the Druids had 13 segments and that there are 13 Doctrines of the Bards. The flag of the United States of America has 13 horizontal stripes 6 white and 7 red and the original flag had 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies. The U.S. Government Great Seal has 13 stars, 13 arrows, 13 berries, 13 stripes and 13 leaves, as well as two 13 letter phrases.

For example: the Latin phrase on the Great Seal e pluribus unum has 13 letters and means “out of the many, one” or “one from many” or “many uniting into one”. On the back of the Great Seal it says Annuit cœptis. This phrase is take from the Latin words annuo meaning “to nod” or “to approve”, and coeptum meaning “commencement, or undertaking”. This phrase is literally translated as, “He approves of the undertakings” or “He has approved of the undertakings”.  He refers to God.

Some say 13 is a unifying vibration that activates the solar light body. Said another way it is the 12 around 1. The One is us and each One is integrating the twelve archetypes of the signs that when embodied and expressed through each of us is the 12 around 1 or 12 in the One. Together the 12 in 1 becomes 13 and then we truly know the experience of Unity within the Diversity. We are the One who the twelve circle. So each One of us is essential to the whole as we make up the 1 in the number 13. After all Christ had 12 disciples so he himself was the 13th.

Over the years, the elite who hold the power of commerce, government, religious institutions, etc. have successfully instilled fear around the number 13. It has been viewed as a most unlucky number when actually it is just the opposite. Instilling fear of the number 13 was a way to disconnect the masses from this powerful divine source energy. It is time once again, to remember that the vibration of 13 helps us to realign with source energy and our own healing.

MoonThe Moon and the Number 13
Usually there are only 12 Full Moons from the December Solstice to the next December Solstice or from January 1 to January 1 depending on your starting point. When we understand the nature of the Moon cycle it becomes clear that both the number 12 and 13 are sacred numbers of the Moon.

This is because the Moon takes 27.3 days to return to the same sign and degree but it takes the Moon 29.5 days to return to the same lunation (i.e. Full Moon to Full Moon). The number 27.3 divides into a year about 13 times and the number 29.5 divides into a year about 12 times. That means most years we only have 12 Full Moons.

Most people who insist the only sacred number of the Moon is 13 do not realize that we do NOT have 13 Full Moons or New Moons every year. 13 Full Moons occur about every three years.  (See Understanding the Blue Moon)

As an expression of its trickster reputation the 13th Full Moon of any solar cycle is always in Gemini, bringing to light the more playful, creative and fun side of life. Celebrating, networking, socializing, doing something fun and entertaining are all great ways to enjoy and engage a 13th Full Moon energy. If what you are doing is not fun, is there a way to make it fun or to do something else that is more creative and fun?  If what you are doing is not especially fun is it leading to something that is more FUN? If not then why are you doing it?

Friday the 13th occurs in these months:
2020 March and November (Leap Year)
2021 August
2022 May
2023 January, October
2024 September, December (Leap Year)
2025 June
2026 February, March, November
2027 August
2028 October (Leap Year)
2029 April, July
2030 September, December
2031 June
2032 February, August (Leap Year)
2033 May
2034 January, October
2035 April, July
2036 June (Leap Year)
2037 February, March, November 
2038 August
2039 May
2040 January, April, July (Leap Year) 



  1. JoAnn

    This is great information thank you for taking the time to teach us

  2. Geena G

    I have always loved the number 13 and now I know why! Thank you for this.

  3. David13thson

    13 live to you and yours

    Thank you for the confirmation I’ve been looking for

    • cayelin

      So glad you found this confirmation. 🙂

  4. janae fechner

    HEY!!!!!! HOW DID YOU GUYS KNOW ALL OF THAT!!!???? Spot on for me personally…I’m Janae Fechner and I was born on May 13th,1994 on a Friday,
    On the 113th day of that year
    At 1:13pm and 26 seconds
    I am currently 26.
    I am magical I think and would like to know how to use it.
    Thanks the amount of magic is getting a little too weird and scares me sometimes.😳😁

    • Janae

      Weird i just came back to this and i had no idea i had read it AND NOW I COME ACROSS THIS COMMENT I FORGOT ABOUT AS WELL

      • cayelin

        I totally get it Janae as I have read articles I read before or even written and been have amazed either barely remembering them or not remembering them at all! Love all the 13 confirmation of your birthday. Plus this month has a Friday the 13th and that only happens once up to three times a year! WOW…and YES you are magical. We are all magical and we can choose to cultivate and live a magical life as explained here


          Hu Cayelin, the interview you posted is blocked – not a public video.
          Can you share it?
          Thank you and wish you a great 2022!!

          • cayelin

            Thank you Bruno for bringing that to my attention. I updated the link to a video I did on Cultivating Magic. The interview was posted on someone else’s YouTube channel so I couldn’t find it either. Here is the link and may 2022 be filled with MAGIC and wonder for you and all you hold dear.🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️

    • Gsoyelsol

      How long did it take you to put all that together 🧐..muchas..jKs…you are what you think you are no one can ever take that….

  5. Tumwesiga Agnes

    Thanx for the info.
    I was born on 13th July 1991

  6. Jackie Harray

    Beautiful compilation of the sacred secrets and mysteries of 13! Thankyou 🙏🏼💙🌳🌀

  7. Areej

    Love these insights about the number 13 as it has been showing up like crazy. It repeats in minutes on the TV the phone, digital clocks and more. At first I felt afraid and now I feel a beautiful energy of love having been led to you and the insights you share about 13 .. Thank you very much for the valuable information it was useful ❤️

    • Travis

      I had and still experiencing the same thing😮 I felt little bit wierd but I see many 13th numbers in television programmes, YouTube channels descriptions, book pages, in my watch the seconds and minutes. Sometimes I wakes up in the middle of the night, and when I check the watch it says ….the minute 13…I mean many times😮

  8. David

    I was all tripped out since I’ve been seeing 13 everywhere and I was terrified. Thank you for the info!

  9. Skye

    I love all the positive vibes and spiritual sacred vibes in the 13.
    Thank you so much for your powerful knowledge.
    Us humans can be so silly, especially when misguided.
    This is a super help to the truth.
    Would launching the beginnings of a small side venture to make extra money be good to start on a date that sums to 13?
    The pieces of the date, that add to 13, are all my favorable numbers, and numbers that I would like to see added to the venture, all there.
    Thank you for your wonderful addition the the truth of the numbers….

    • cayelin

      So glad this was helpful and that you have such a powerful connection to the number 13! There are other things to look at besides the number 13 for launching a side venture but of course you could include that in your decision!!! 🙂

  10. Sean

    Very interesting read for sure, I have done a lot of my own research into 13 because it presents itself to me everyday. I think it’s always been there but I’ve only really become aware of its presence in the last 3-4 years. I have accepted it as a guiding force in my life and its a subtle but beautiful reminder that there is so much more at play than us humans could ever understand. I have “Tredecim” across my knuckles which is Latin for 13. May everyone that is reading find peace, love and happiness in their lives! God Bless!



  11. Marisa

    I love to read this article I’m born too in June 13 1976p

  12. Carina

    I love these insights on the number 13 and how it is helping to shift my view of it as an unlucky number. This is so timely as clearly not only have we been mislead about the number 13 but so many other things that are happening now as well. I appreciate the reminder to question what is really true and not just accept whatever we have been told. In that sense the number 13 is continuing to work its magic. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Fanny

    Thank you for this wonderful article! It is super interesting.

    When I was born I got a wristband like all babies in hospitals in Sweden do, and it was with the number 1313, this freaked me dad out. Like that’s a lot of unluck! I had a sense it could also be a positive sign and drew from the mathematical derivation that two negatives becomes a positive.

    Reading this article make me change the interpretation of it again! Do you have any idea what I could change it into?

    • cayelin

      You are so welcome Fanny! I am imaging you have already changed your interpretation to align with the power of the number 13 that has been so long demonized and feared to something positive.Interestingly, I do feel our belief about something – be it number or something else – does impact our experience so good for you for having already been exploring that. ❤️🙏🏼🙂

  14. Nancy

    I have 5 daughters. No boys. Just my girls and a grand daughter. 3 of my girls were born May, June, and July 13. My other two one was born on 11/27/02 which is 13 without adding the 20 to the beginning of the year and my youngest on Halloween which is 13 reversed. My grand daughter 08/30/20 which is 13 without adding the 20.

    • cayelin

      Wow Nancy. The number 13 shows up for you and your family in a BIG way. Thank you for sharing!❤️🙏🏼❤️

      • Kay.Jesus

        Hey Cayelin,

        I had such a crazy few events.

        I was involved in an accident recently, this man hit me who was uninsured. Two weeks later I was doing the claim and they asked me for the mans information. I found out he was born on the same date as I was. March the 13th. I was born on a Friday the 13th and it always had a bad connotation. I thought wtf are the chances of that happening?

        In Vegas you bet on a number and here I am getting hit by the a person with the same dob as me! Well later that evening, I went to go look at an apartment as I walked out the door shined a number the “13” in gold. I freaked out, my body turned cold in a way. I felt the # 13 was a person following me. I thought this is too weird.

        The next day I had a conversation with someone about the accident and I said the meaning of 13 has to mean something because I keep seeing everywhere and I looked it up and it says death of old life rebirth of my soul!

        Two weeks later, I found out they went with another applicant & I was like ok and that apartment kept speaking to me. I took a covid test and when I opened up the package it had the date 03/13/2* (whatever year) well I tested positive and today I took a test that will come back negative. I feel lots better.

        I got a call shortly after and it was my roommate saying remember the apartment we really wanted they called back and said the last applicant didn’t follow through. They are asking us if we want it? I couldn’t stop thinking about that apartment! I said yes we will take it!

        Right after that call was my mother saying they offered to pay us out on vehicle that was totaled in that last accident. It’s like life is telling me I’m officially reborn again! I wanted to share this with you and tell you this was an amazing article. I would love to share my story on your platform if you have any feedback or input. I believe this is crazy in a different way!

        • cayelin

          Thank you so much Kay for sharing this story and how you are changing your relationship with the number 13 is so amazing!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. Shawn Retell

    Thank you very much for this amazing information, I really enjoyed reading it.
    The number 13 has always been my lucky number so I found this information most interesting. I’ve always been a numbers person, I often find myself adding and aligning various parts of my life with the number 13.
    Thank you again, sincerely SMR13.

    • cayelin

      I so love that you took the time to share how 13 has been your lucky number! Thank you!🙏🏼🙂❤️

  16. Charlotte

    I have always noticed the number of 13, it’s been very significant in my life. My birth date. My grandpappy passing on my birthdate. And one of my favourite artist Tupac. I see this number everywhere, every day. The other day I was listening to a YouTube video about the NFTs and the music business…. It ended. As I reached down to grab my fone the time was exactly 13:13. I then look to my right simultaneously to find myself passing a door with 13a 13b. I then sit in a bar later that night and my opposite table has a wooden spoon labelled 13. Then upon leaving a black cat walks across the road from me right. Noticing these numbers to this degree doesn’t leave me feeling crazy, though thoughts have arisen that it should do. Thank you for this post, felt it was time I look into the significance. Happy to find so much in regards to unification. Kindest regards.

    • cayelin

      Hi Charlotte,
      Thank you for sharing about your experience with 13. You definitely have been having 13 magic getting your attention! It seems the Universe is definitely sending you messages through the number magic of 13!🙏🏼🙂❤️

  17. Nano

    I was born April 13 93, the number 13 is def an unlucky and lucky number at the same time. Ups and downs … but it def helps sometimes. Very powerful number in nature

    • cayelin

      You could also say life is lucky and unlucky at the same time – so I get it…🙏🏼🙂🙏🏼🙂🙏🏼🙂

  18. Elizabeth Martine

    My Grandmother Elizabeth 5/26=13 My Mother Mrs. Love 6/25=13 and me`Elizabeth 9/13=13 = 3 generations of Divine Feminine spiritual beings living a human existence here on planet earth!

    • cayelin

      Wow Elizabeth…my Great Grandmother and my youngest son was born on 5/26. How cool is it that we share that connection?🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️


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