Horoscope for February 13, 2009

A horoscope reading for Friday, February 13, 2009

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Today’s Horoscope: Friday, February 13, 2009

Aquarius January 20 – February 18
If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff, you will get your wish. Common sense should tell you that this is nothing more than a baseless superstition – but who’s to say that it’s not true? Have you ever tried to not blow out all your candles? Probably not. Holding on to the old ways can be a way to honor our elders and their wisdom. Try: looking for a four leaf clover

Pisces February 19 – March 20
Did you know that legend has it that if you have 13 letters in your name, some people would say that you have the devil’s luck? All you have to do is think of Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo to believe in that myth, of course there are exceptions. Your mission today is to find as many names as you can with thirteen letters. Try: getting out of bed on the same side that you got into it

Aries March 21 – April 19
There is nothing wrong with being a paraskevidekatriaphobic — a person afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. However, you have nothing to fear today because it’s the end of the work week for you and tonight will be a blast. Expect to have some well deserved fun. In the romance department you might receive a call from an old love. Gains are on the way so keep your eyes open. Try: throwing salt over your shoulder

Taurus April 20 – May 20
If you worry about Friday the 13th take note — according to experts this is one of the most superstitious days in the minds of Americans and to top it off this year there will be three of them to face head on. Rather than heading home after work you might want to head out to meet some friends for a night of laughter and raucous fun. Today brings with it unlimited possibilities that you will recognize when the time comes. Try: Opening an umbrella indoors

Gemini May 21 – June 21
Legend has it that if 13 people sit down to dinner together, one will die within the year. Sounds a little extreme but hey you have nothing to worry about because tonight it’ll just be you and a couple of friends celebrating the end of the work week. You may want to cuddle up to someone warm tonight, as it will take the chills away and put you in a better mood. Try: stepping on a few cracks

Cancer June 22 – July 22
Superstition is a belief, or system of beliefs where there is an occult or magic connection. Fact: Throwing salt over your shoulder will only dirty up your floor. Rumor: Throwing salt will stave off any bad luck. Instead of giving into ridiculous superstitions, you may want to put together a little gathering of like-minds to entertain you. Tonight, instead of talking about politics try talking about superstitions and why they persist. Try: eating 13 jelly beans

Leo July 23 – August 22
The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia. If you knew the origin of words you would know that paraskevi means Friday and dekatreis means 13. Of course we all know that phobia means fear. This information will help you because today you can take your knowledge and spread it around. Others are standing by waiting to receive you tidbits of trivia. Try: baying at the moon

Virgo August 23 – September 22
According to Smithsonian Magazine, fear of the number 13 costs Americans a billion dollars per year in absenteeism, train and plane cancellations, and reduced dollars. Today you find yourself becoming more aware of what others think. Everyone may be talking about bad luck, but you would be wise to explain that fear of a number is not grounded in rationality. Try: carrying a rabbit’s foot

Libra September 23 – October 22
Here are some facts that may have you thinking about the number 13 and how it came to be such a superstitious numeral: There are 13 steps leading to the gallows. There are 13 knots in a hangman’s noose. The guillotine blade takes 13 feet to fall. Airplanes have no 13th aisle. Today you will find yourself ridding yourself of the fear based theories that have driven you up the wall recently. Give yourself comfort and know that the number 13 is just a number. Try: knocking on wood twice

Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Talking about taking a superstition and making it a law — in French Lick Springs, Indiana, a law was once passed requiring all black cats to wear bells. Your sense of humor is riding high today and you may find yourself laughing at the silliest things. It would best to place yourself in the shoes of someone else. Try: carrying a horseshoe

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Did you know that to cure a cough you can take a hair from the coughing person’s head, put it between two slices of buttered bread, feed it to a dog, and say, “Eat well you hound, may you be sick and I be sound,” and the cold will vanish? Things that once sounded unbelievable will amaze you and have you wondering how someone could possibly believe that they worked. Try: gluing together a broken mirror

Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Every year there’s a movie to honor Friday the 13th and this year is no different. This year’s Friday the 13th movie is about a group of young adults who discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears) and his deadly intentions. If a formula works then stick with it. Try: petting a black cat

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