Full moon, and the 13th of December.. all this goddess energy. the symbols of the thirteen. Why such a bad rap? This is commonly referred to as the Wolf Moon and if you're in the Northeast, wolves are huddling together on this cold night. It is a relief. Friday the 12ths planetary energies were heavy.. heavy..oh boy. I cried for hours about how unhappy I felt,, until I realized I was really releasing and this was a free flow process. I felt much better on Saturday. I could smile and my energy was red hot fire. Now tonight..hmm.. more introspective, more writing/research on the full moon and witches. Surprise surprise 13 is a feminine number. Well, I think this is what it is- Thirteen is a powerful number( look at how many people avoid it)- that's still power if you fear something and think it is mysterious or superstitious. So, thirteen must have some very deep transformative and/or polarizing qualities. It shows up in the Bible. It occurs first in Genesis 14:4, where we read "Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they REBELLED."
Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea. Rebellion- well, that was a disturbing idea back in the day. Not so much now.
The second mention of thirteen is in connection with Ishmael, Genesis 17:25. He was thirteen years old when Abraham circumcised him and admitted him into the covenant to which he was a stranger in heart, and which ended in his rebellion and rejection.
We see it stamped upon the very fore-front of Revelation. For while the opening statement of Genesis 1:1 is composed of seven words and twenty-eight letters (4x7), the second verse consists of Fourteen words, but Fifty-two letters; Fifty-two being 4x13 tells of some apostasy or rebellion which caused the ruin of which that verse speaks.
I feel like there is an aspect here of power which is feared and reviled. Pagans respect the number 13.In the occult science of numerology it is said that, “He who understands the number 13 will be given power and dominion. It is a number of upheaval and destruction; a symbol of power which, if wrongly used, will wreak havoc upon itself .Sounds like someone is afraid of something here. And what is FEAR.....False Evidence Appearing Real.
Not unlike the power of women as Goddesses in the early mythologies. If you didnt like a woman, demonize her. Call her a witch. Strip her sexual power. Women living in a natural environment tend to have their menses during a full moon. A twenty-eight day menstruation cycle is most typical, so a woman usually has 13 menses in a year. Supposedly, in the past, a woman who menstruated during a full moon might be thought a witch.
In Sikhism, the number 13 is considered a special number since 13 is tera in Punjabi, which also means "yours" (as in, "I am yours, O Lord"). The legend goes that when Guru Nanak Dev was taking stock of items as part of his employment with a village merchant, he counted from 1 to 13 (in Punjabi) as one does normally; and thereafter he would just repeat "tera", since all items were God's creation. The merchant confronted Guru Nanak about this, but found everything to be in order after the inventory was checked.
Starting with the 13 colonies, the first national flag had 13 stars, and even today it still has 13 stripes. On the green side of the dollar bill there are 13 steps in the pyramid of the Great Seal. The motto above the pyramid, which reads “Annuit Coeptis,” has 13 letters; the eagle on the right side has a ribbon in its beak that bears the motto “E pluribus unum,” which contains 13 letters. The eagle has 13 tail feathers, and on its breast there is a shield of 13 stripes. In one talon the eagle holds 13 arrows, and in the other an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 berries. Over the eagle’s head are 13 stars that form the six-pointed “Star of David.”
Well. I liked this Full Moon Saturday December 13th- it feels strong, but totally expected in our new millenium.