Number 13: Lucky or Unlucky

Number 13: Lucky or Unlucky

Why the number 13 is so mysterious? Why do people have fear of lift number 13, building number 13, Friday the 13? Why is this number is considered odd? Why it is an inauspicious number? Why it is considered a number of bad luck? In the article- Number 13; Lucky or Unlucky, we are going to learn some mysteries prevailing around the number 13.

There are many hotels where no number 13 room is found. There is no lift number 13. Many airlines even skip seat number 13. In some hotels and hospitals, room number 13 is not found.

Fear of number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia. Number 12 is considered a perfect number. Calenders have 12 months, the day is halved by two sets of 12. 12 is a whole, complete, perfectly divisible number. There are 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 Gods of Olympus and 12 apostles of Jesus. But why number 13 is so sinister?

In many cultures all over the world, there is a belief that the number 13 brings bad luck. But number 13 is more than this. It carries spiritual meanings. It is believed that if this number appears often in your life then it means that the message is sent to you from your divine angels.

Biblical meaning of number 13

First, let’s see what numbers 1 and 3 mean. Both these numbers are considered angel numbers. Number 1 is associated with a positive way of thinking and a new beginning while number 3 is perceived as a symbol of imagination and creativity.

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Number 13 symbolizes that a message is sent by your guardian angel and your guardian angel will never send a message to hurt you. If it comes from the universe then there is no need to worry because your angel will protect you. On the other hand, there is the belief that this number brings bad luck so they try to escape from this number. This superstition comes from the old religious belief.

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It is said in the bible that the number 13 is a symbol of all governments that a man has created and that has been inspired by Satan. Number 13 can be seen as a rebellion against eternal life and eternity as a general.   

In the biblical text, Friday has had a history. On Friday 13th, Jesus was crucified, Eve tempted Adam on a lazy Friday afternoon, Abel was slain by Cain and the great floods began on Friday.

In the last super the uninvited 13th guest, Judas (13th apostle) had betrayed Jesus.

There are also many other facts about the number 13 in Bible for example bible has mentioned 13 tribes of Israel and about 13 sins that Jesus put in his list. There are 13 famines mentioned in the Bible.

Other than Bible

Even in space, number 13 is the unluckiest. Apollo mission 13 launched in 1970 from Kennedy space centre but this mission had been aborted because of an explosion of an oxygen cylinder. Luckily all Argonauts were landed safely.

In tarot, the 13th card in the deck is death. Citizens were executed on Friday in Rome.


To see number 13 as negative or positive depends on you. In most cases, the appearance of the number 13 in our lives doesn’t mean anything bad.  

All of you readers came here to read number 13, so perhaps number 13 isn’t unlucky for me after all.  

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