The Secret Power of the Lucky Numbers
Lucky numbers; everyone has them. These could be numbers that you play all the time in the lottery, numbers you like for no reason at all, or a number that resonates with you. For me, my lucky number is 3443 because that is the last hospital room my mother was in before she died and it is our house addresses combined (mine is 34, and hers was 43). Seems like too much of a coincidence, right? My aunt also plays that number for the Pick 4, and in the three years since my mother’s passing, she has won about $700. Not bad for a lucky number, huh?
There are countless numbers that people can choose from; however, one number seems to come up a lot when celebrities are asked what their number is. Can you guess it? Quite a few celebrities have made 13 their lucky numbers! Some of the most notable celebs are Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift (who is very about her love of the number), Adriana Lima, Leyla Milani, LL Cool J, and Mena Suvari. I wonder why. Who knew so many celebrities favor 13?
For many people, 13 is an unlucky number—Friday the 13th is no joke! Well, that is if you are superstitious. Why exactly is 13 viewed as being so unlucky? Well, there are no clear, definitive answers to this question, but there is some speculation.
It All Began with Judas
It is believed that Judas, the man who betrayed Jesus, was the last person to sit down at the Last Supper. He was the 13th person at the table.
Loki, the Uninvited God
According to Norse legend, there were 12 gods seated for a banquet when Loki crashed their party. Loki went on to kill one of the other gods, and the result was the event called Ragnarok where bunches of other gods were killed too.
Cain Killed Abel on the 13th
Christians believe that Cain killed Abel on the 13th. Christians also believe that Jesus was crucified on Friday the 13th. While this may be a popular belief among the Christian community, many researchers believe the murder took place on April 3, 33 AD.
Apollo 13 Mission Failed
Although all the astronauts on board Apollo 13 did come home safely, the mission was to get them to the moon. As we all know, the oxygen tank exploded, and it was uncertain if the astronauts would survive, and frankly, that’s enough for me to be wary of both space travel (back then anyway) and the number 13! Oh, did I mention it was the only unsuccessful moon mission?
13th Card = Death
In a deck of tarot cards, the 13th card is the “Death” card. A skeleton depicts the card with a scythe. Nothing can be considered more unlucky than death, right? Also, in medieval England, the hangman charged a standard fee of 13 pence to carry out the deed.
Although 13 has had a bad reputation, maybe it’s all coincidental? 13 has some very positive associations with it. The United States holds 13 to be a significant number: 13 colonies, 13 stars on the original flag, 13 stripes on the current flag, and the dollar bill is riddled with 13 symbolized.
According to numerology, it is said that:
“He who understands the number 13 will be given power and dominion. It is a number of upheaval and destruction; a symbol of power which, if wrongly used, will wreak havoc and destruction upon itself.”
According to a resource we have found:
“Cancer is the fourth (1+3) sign of the zodiac, and it rules the continent of Africa, its inhabitants, and people the world over of African descent. The Moon rules Cancer and is therefore the cosmic ruler of all African people. The average celestial motion of the Moon is 13° per day, and 13 weeks is the time it takes the Earth to travel from the equinoxes to the solstices. For example, it takes the Earth 13 weeks to travel from the first day of spring (March 20th) to the first day of summer (June 21st); 13 weeks from the first day of summer to the first day of fall (Sept. 23rd); 13 weeks from the first day of fall to the first day of winter (Dec. 21st); and it takes the Earth 13 weeks to travel from the first day of winter to the first day of spring…”
It’s fascinating when you research the number 13 and how it has gotten both positive and negative views. I guess it all comes down to what you chose to believe. Hell, you could say phooey on the whole thing and view 13 as being a simple number.
Me? I like to think 13 is lucky. Hello… Baker’s dozen = 13 donuts! Who can say no to an extra donut? Especially if it’s vanilla cream!?
And I’m not alone.
Taylor Swift in Love with 13
Taylor Swift has previously been seen with the number 13 drawn on her hand. While this number is bad luck for several people, it has only ever had a positive meaning for Taylor Swift. In the past, she talked about her love for the seemingly ordinary number 13 and mentioned how it attributed to her many successes.
According to her, she paints it on her hand before every show because she considers it her lucky number for quite a lot of reasons some may consider strange.
These are the reasons why:
- Taylor was born on the 13th of December 1989
- She turned 13 on Friday which was also the 13th
- Her debut album went gold in 13 weeks
- Her first song had a 13-second intro, and every time she won an award she either get the 13th seat or 13th row.
That may seem like nothing but coincidence to so many people, but Taylor Swift believes that number indicates that something great will happen to her.
Jim Carrey and “Number 23”
Although Jim Carrey is one of the wealthiest and most popular comedians worldwide, his career began with a rocky start. He got his big break into the entertainment industry in Los Angeles in 1983 (in his thirties), after trying for so long.
Jim Carrey once starred in a movie called Number 23, a thriller about a man who was so crazy about that particular number. Long before the film, he had an encounter with the number, 23 and the film left an impact on Jim. Shortly after its release, the name of his production company was changed from Pit Bull Productions to JC23, because he believed in the supremacy of the number, 23.
Michael Jordan and Mighty 23
Michael Jordan, every young African American child’s idol had probably what we’ll call the best NBA career, and he intentionally used the energy of 23 to bolster his performance. After his consistent wins in the championships in his number 23 Jersey, he retired. He decided later to return to the court and played with the number, 45, when he lost just once, he immediately switched to his lucky number. He learned the skill of being a team player, so much so that he learned the position and moves of his teammates. He was also very willing to cooperate with people so everyone to celebrate a win.
Another famous sportsman David Beckham has always been fascinated by the number 23 and how it relates to everything in life. Upon joining Real Madrid, his jersey number was changed from 7 to 23.
Uri Geller and Magical 1111
There aren’t as many popular magicians as Uri Keller. As an illusionist and psychic, he has made so much money from tricks that will blow your mind. It’s only right that a magician would believe in superstition, which is why Uri Keller firmly believes that the number – 1111 is a lucky number that also has magical properties. Watch out for this number if you ever watch his magic shows.
Madonna and 11 Life Path
A serious spiritual study accompanied Madonna’s rise to fame, which revealed the influence of master number 11 on her life path.
Her fierce independence in expression has been complemented by her emotional connection with her audience because of this path. By inspiring women to break from social expectations and follow their calling, she brought equal rights between men and women, as her breakout album and behavior brought awareness to a whole new level.
Beyonce and Tattooed 4
The number 4 is incredibly special to Beyonce.
Here’s why. She was born on the 4th of September and her husband, Jay Z was also born on the 4th of December. Their first daughter, Blue has her middle name Ivy, named after the roman numeral four. This number is so special to her, so much so that both she and her husband have it tattooed on their hands.
She explained the significance of the number in her personal life in her Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 show (a series of concerts lasting, naturally, four nights). “On April 4, 2008 — eight divided by two is four — [Jay Z] put a ring on it,” she explained with a smile.
There’s enough evidence to show that the number 4 may be really lucky, and rightly so for Beyonce.
Elvis Presley and His Numbers
When Elvis was older, he used numbers to help him through specific times. One such number is the number 3. The number 7, which is popularly known as God’s Number, also fascinated Elvis. There are even rumors that Elvis often used numerology to select women that would be perfect for him.
Elvis had his life ruled by the strength of specific numbers. He was obsessed with the number 3 and loved any number that was easily divisible by 3. His favorite number ended up being 24 for that specific reason and because several situations in his life that involved numbers were always adding up to 24.
A perfect example was that you arrived at 2001 by adding 8-16-1977, the opening theme of “2001, A Space Odyssey” was used for all Elvis performances.
He also died on the 16th of August which is commonly written according to the American format as 8/16. When both numbers are added it results in 24.
The breakdown of 2001:
Was it a case of coincidence? Or was Elvis aware of the ties between his death dates and the numbers? One of the reasons Elvis could prepare himself and others for life without him was because the numbers warned him that his time was running out. With numerology, Elvis was able to guide his course.
Initially, there was no connection between Elvis’ birth and the number 8, but it became apparent later that both twins were born on January 8. The double 8 of his birth and death added up to 16; Elvis and his mother both died in August. Elvis’ life seemed to run in parallels with a famous movie icon, Bela Lugosi. Strangely, Elvis died on the same day Bela Lugosi passed. In addition to that, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, and Ricky Nelson who all died tragically were born on the 8th day of their birth months.
He promoted numerology enthusiastically and taught many of his friends and co-stars that numbers could impact lives and determine, change, or carry them forward. In all of Elvis’ movies, it is noteworthy that numbers are appearing in certain facets of each film, numbers that interestingly add up to the magic number of 24.
In one of Elvis’ last suits on stage, the 1977 MEXICAN AZTEC SUNDIAL SUIT, which he wore at his last concert on June 26th, 1977, there are references to the same numbers found in his date of death.
This was a meaningful piece of material design for Elvis in that the sundial design had points, each of which represented a number.
The “SUNDIAL” JUMPSUIT
From top to bottom, counting clockwise, the outer points of the sundial symbol equal 16; the inner, smaller points equal 8, so 8/16 represents Elvis’ death date. Coincidence? In the last year of his life, Elvis helped design the suit. A clearer photo may reveal more startling numerological evidence.
Did Elvis study the Mayan prophecies? Was he aware of the significance of the year 2012 on the Mayan calendar? During the time Elvis lived in Hollywood, Lord Pakal was a resident of Hollywood, according to his diary, which was published in 1989. Though he never met Elvis in person, he mentions that he saw a deceased Elvis in a sundial jumpsuit and discussed Mayan information and reincarnation with him, a belief Elvis strongly held. According to Elvis, his last incarnation, during the Civil War, was as a Civil War soldier who was killed, shot in the groin where he had always been affected since he was born (a deformed colon).
Despite all the information we have read or heard about Elvis, or heard from family or friends, he was a very profound, complex, highly spirited being. The way Elvis compartmentalized his relationships and beliefs was to keep them separated from his innermost feelings and beliefs.
Michael Jackson and Lucky 7
There is a theory that Michael Jackson’s superstition about numbers 1 and 7 stems from the fact that his first and last names each have seven letters.
Michael Jackson’s favorite number has long been well known throughout his fanbase, so we examine a few times he used this number:
- In the ‘Scream’ music video, Michael wore a top with a 7
- His leg guards during the HIStory World Tour have seven embossed on them
- As shown on the cover of the ‘HIStory’ album, the number 777 appears on Michael’s arm
- On 7/7/02, Michael signed his will
- The two longest-serving number one hits of his career were ‘Black Or White’ and ‘Billie Jean’ each lasting seven weeks at the top (USA)
- In a family of nine children, he was the seventh child
- The first and last names of Michael have seven letters each
- The number of years between Michael’s birth and death is 1 + 9 + 5 + 8 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 34: 3 + 4 = 7
- MJWN’s newsletter is called Network 7
Lucky Number 7
Among 30,000 people surveyed by a Brazilian mathematician Bellos, claims to have found people’s favorite number, with 7, coming out on top out of one to 1,000.
There may not be any truth to the claim that any number can ever bring good luck, but as we have seen, a number of the world’s biggest celebrities seem to believe it, so maybe they’re right.