Friday, January 13, 2006


It's Friday the 13th. And there will be a full moon tonight.

Full moons are associated with insomnia (huh, what time is this being typed?) and insanity. Perfect for making words like lunacy and lunatic. In the Rider-Waite tarot, the Moon card talks about secrets. But man, the world looks positively magical when lit up in the blue glow of a full moon. And have you ever seen the woman in the moon?

Friday the 13th got it's legendary lucklessness from a variety of myths, including the Last Supper's number of attendees and Loki, the uninvited 13th guest who barged into Valhalla. If you fear the day, then congratulations: You have paraskavedekatriaphobia. And you'll have to face it again in October, an even spookier month. But, if you are in Spain, Tuesday the 13th is what you'll fear. The Mailbox wonders if the Spanish versions of the Friday the 13th movies were appropriately changed...

Personally, the Mailbox is a fan of the number 13 and of full moons. The weather should be beautiful tonight...go out and enjoy that beautiful moon. Or, stay inside and ponder the mathematical magic of 13. It's a prime number and a Fibonacci number (which are associated with the Golden Ratio). If you want unlucky numbers, try these out: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.

Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]