Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Friday, November 13th, 2020
Gateway of the Divine Feminine
Around the 4th century AD, when Christianity was adopted as the religion of the Roman Empire, the pagan religions of the ancient Mothers began to be persecuted and absorbed by Christianity.
This absorption is clear in the modern day celebrations of almost any Christian holiday. What do the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus have to do with the bible? Absolutely nothing. But including pagan symbolism in Christian holidays ensured that more Romans would convert to Christianity.
Before this wholesale highjacking of the Divine Feminine energy within these pagan practices and religions, Friday the 13th was a holy day, dedicated to worship of the spirit of the Goddess. In a myriad of different forms and faces, the Divine Mother was revered and celebrated on this day. Friday is ruled by the planet Venus, which is the representation of the female principle. Venus is the Empress in the tarot, the divine counterpart who faces her lover, the Emperor, or Aries, which is ruled by Mars.
The number 13 is also deeply revered in Pagan religions and practices as we see 13 cycles of the moon in a calendar year, women thus have 13 menstrual cycles each year, and in the tarot, 13 is the Death card, representing the putrefaction and transformation of Scorpio. Water is the element of the Queen Mother, and Scorpio is fixed water. Scorpio shows us, as Joseph Campbell wrote: “We proceed from the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb.”
Western society looks at the number 12 as a number of completeness.
There are 12 tribes of Israel, Gods of Olympus, months in the calendar year, apostles of Christ, signs in the zodiac and hours on the face of the clock. Western society is the face of the patriarchy. What the patriarchy considers to be complete is only truly complete once the Divine Feminine, or our consciousness, becomes part of the equation through awareness and observation. What is observed (12) is joined with the observer (1), in the event of observation, to form the only point in creation in which transformation takes place… in the Divine Womb of Presence (13). The ever present moment of NOW.