The Infamous Number 13

The Infamous Number 13

A common question that’s asked is, “What does 13 mean in numerology?”

And the correct answer is, “A negative number that’s been repeatedly expressed throughout history.” In this short post, you’ll find out the numerological reasoning why this is so infamous in the US and how its negative connotations can be avoided through a productive mindset.

Meaning of Number 13 Through History

Many people believe that Jesus’ crucifixion or last supper began on the 13th. One of the largest controversies about the Last Supper was whether it was a Passover meal or not. In the Bible, John suggested that the meal was eaten a day before the Passover.

As a result, this lead many scholars to assume that the Last Supper occurred on the 13th of Nisan (Jewish month) However, some scholars argue that the crucifixion occurred during the 13th of Nisan.

Judas Iscariot Portrait

In fact, there are more biblical reasons as to why the number 13 is so feared in society. Judas Iscariot, who is the 13th guest at the Last Supper, was the apostle that betrayed Jesus. Because of this, many people have a negative view of the number 13.

Why Is It Known as The Unluckiest Number?

13 is known as an unlucky number due to a mixture of biblical and historical implications. Here are a few reasons why people view this number with negative connotations.

14th Century Conflict

In the 14th century, multiple events in regards to the number 13 occur. Here’s what happened during that timeline:

On October 13th, 1307, King Phillip IV of France arrested hundreds of Templar Knights.

In the novel, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown states that the Templar Leader Jacques de Molay was executed on Friday the 13th. He cursed the King of France and the Pope and caused misfortune years later.

Templar Leader Jacques de Molay Review

It’s also possible in Thomas W. Lawson’s critically acclaimed book Friday the Thirteenth took part in expanding the superstition. In the novel, a ruthless stock broker uses the superstitious day to create a Wall Street Panic on Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is regarded as one of the worst dates in history. These are the following events that occurred during this day:

In 1976, Daz Baxter disliked the Friday the 13th so much, that he planned to stay in his bed. Unfortunately, Mr. Baxter died due to his apartment flooring collapsed under him during that day.

In 2010, lighting hit a 13 year old teenager in Suffolk. He was struck on Friday 13th, 13:03.

Friday the 13th on Calendar

In the early 1990s, a bus conductor by the name of Bob Renphrey decided to stay home during the superstitious day. He fell into a river, made redundant, and crashed four cars on previous Friday the 13ths.

In 2009, the 13.5 million ride at Thorpe Park had a premiere opening. However, the ride was shut down due to a technical programming fault.

Due to the negative events surrounding it, people dislike Friday the 13th. It brings bad luck, unfortunate events, and potentially death. We suggest that you avoid using the number 13 in these situations to prevent any issues from occurring in your life.

What Does The Number 13 Mean In Numerology?

In numerology, number 13 is known as a Karmic Debt. Numerology is based on the idea that every physical entity, soul, or spiritual being can achieve multiple incarnations inorder to receive a higher level of awareness.

During our evolutionary path to achieve multiple incarnations, we have found a plethora of wisdom. However, we have made mistakes or misused the gifts that were given to us. To fix these errors, we take a burden to help learn a lesson that we failed to learn in our previous lives.

The numbers that demonstrate a Karmic debt is 13, 14, 16, and 19. Where they are found in your Numerology chart is just as important as its effects. For example, if you have a Karmic Debt in your Life Path number, you’ll experience the impact repeatedly in your life cycle.

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And, if your Expression number is a Karmic number, you’ll feel it on a continuous but less severe level. It will affect your personal and professional relationships, but won’t be too much of a problem to avoid.

If the Karmic Number falls on your Heart’s Desire Number, you’ll have a tendency to make bad decisions and choices in your relationships and lifestyle. If it's in your Personality Number, you’ll experience it through social and health issues.

Karmic Debt Number 13

Those with this number will experience extreme frustration and will have to work strenuously to complete any task. It’s a consequence of their previous lifestyle that was dominated by taking advantage of others, making bad choices, and laziness.

The obstacles that arise from this number must be overcome consistently. Some might feel frustrated and burned by their futile efforts. They might feel the desire to quit the task at hand, but they shouldn’t.

Karmic Debt Number 13 Karma

Success is within reach for people with this number; one must persevere and work hard in order to achieve this goal. Many highly successful people, including athletes, business people, and artists have the number 13 karmic debt.

The way to succeed with this karmic debt number is through focus. One temptation with the number 13 is to take shortcuts but at an excessive rate. This doesn’t result in easy success and increases the user’s desire to give up.

This results in a poor self-image and the belief that one is unable to amount to much. Order is the main factor for success with this number. Make sure to maintain a schedule, follow through with the schedule, never procrastinate and maintain a clean environment.


Even if you have the number 13 in your numerological chart, you’re not out of luck. You have to take considerable actions, plan, and effectively complete tasks that appear challenging to you. If you stay determined, you’ll find this feared number less of a problem.

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