Oooooh…It’s Full Moon Friday The 13th 2019

Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group

A full moon is extraordinary on Friday the 13th as it happens once every 20 years or so according to the Farmers Almanac. The last one took place on Oct. 13, 2000. After this one,  Friday the 13, 2019, the next one is expected to appear on Aug. 13, 2049.

Friday the 13th is a very unusual day. There are many throughout history that equate Friday the 13th with bad luck while others think it it a positive day.

Let’s look at the most popular school of thought and have a bit of ghoulish fun!

Fear of Friday the 13th is also known as Paraskevidekatriaphobia.   If you can pronounce this word even one time, you get one wish.  It's your choice as to how you would like to use this wish.

Let’s back track to the beginning of our evolution when it was written that on Friday the 13th, Eve gave Adam the notorious apple. We know what happened after took a long time for womens rights again. 

Moving forward in time brings us to King Philip IV of France. This is also one of the most popular theories as to why Friday the 13th is so feared.

One of the most popular theories as to the rise and fear of Friday the 13th came about during the reign of King Philip IV of France.  According to historian, Dan Jones, he  tells  the “true” story of this legendary armed religious order called the Knights of the Templar that began during the crusades to protect the European Christians from  being slaughtered on their way to visit the Holy Land. 

During this time also, the Knights of Templar went from protecting pilgrims during the Crusades to controlling a vast financial empire. The King did not like this and on Friday, October 13, 1307, scores of French Templars were arrested, tortured and killed. It was the fall of the infamous Knights of Templar.

Black Cats and Friday the 13th

How did black cats get caught up in Friday the 13th? 

 It was thought that witches turn their cats to black. Remember those movies with the witches stirring the kettle with the pointed hat and black cat?

Another popular cat fear occurs even when its not Friday the 13th. What happens when a black cat crosses your path? 

Let me know when you find out.

Another popular theory is  that when a woman owns a black cat she will have many suitors.

Hmmm… maybe we should include this on popular dating sites. 

Ok, enough of the scary evil side of Friday the 13th.

What Are Some Positive Views Of Friday the 13th?

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order preventing gender discrimination in the government on October 13, 1967

The first scientifically recognized dinosaur eggs were discovered on July 13, 1923.

And lastly, for now, Friday the 13th always precedes the weekend. Yay!!!

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 Janice Zaltman - Realtor, LEED AP, GREEN

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Comments (8)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Janice, I am on vacation right now in Myrtle Beach, and watched the full moon over the ocean - stunning.

Sep 13, 2019 05:21 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there Janice, I'm not superstitious and Friday the 13th is just another wonderful day to be alive. As for full moons, always something to admire in the night sky. I love your last line, it's so true, the weekend is almost here!  D 

Sep 13, 2019 07:25 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for your lovely post explaining the full moon, and all the supersttion that goes with it.  For us, it is another day to live every moment fully.  A

Sep 13, 2019 07:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Janice Zaltman fun post! Personally I love full moon nights and don't care what day it's associated with! It's interesting to read about where and how all those supersitions started....kind of crazy!

Sep 13, 2019 11:07 AM
Janice Zaltman

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 . It's fun to read about the history of it. Noticed it because of the glorious full moon. Enjoy your weekend!

Sep 13, 2019 03:11 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Janice,  It was great seeing this moon in Yellowstone where it was so dark and the moon was so great.


Sep 15, 2019 07:49 AM
Janice Zaltman

Good Morning Will Hamm . You are so lucky.  It was raining and cloudy so could not see the full moon. Wow, it must have been magical seeing it there. 

Sep 15, 2019 08:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy the full moon and have an outstanding weekend.

Thanks for your comments on my recent post.

Sep 15, 2019 09:52 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Janice Zaltman -  lots of new things I didn't know.  I don't know why but I am glad when Friday the 13th is over.

Sep 15, 2019 02:14 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Janice Zaltman 

Sounds like we both have an interest in Friday the thirteenth and this is such a great word... Paraskevidekatriaphobia 

Sep 18, 2019 07:53 PM