Even if you're not a terribly superstitious type of person, you might get a little nervous on Friday the 13th. For centuries, people have associated the day with bad luck (and a certain movie series starring a villain in a hockey mask only added fuel to the fire). But do you really have anything to worry about? When it comes to luck, good or bad, the stars are often the first place people look for guidance. So what does your Friday the 13th horoscope have to say about your fate?
Interestingly, while you might think this supernatural day would have its roots in astrology or numerology, no one is exactly sure how the whole hysteria over Friday the 13th got started, according to Live Science. The idea of the number 13 being unlucky may have roots in ancient mythology: One Norse myth involved a dinner party for 12 gods where a 13th guest (trickster god Loki) crashed the party and shot Balder, the god of joy and happiness. Similarly, in Christianity, Judas (the apostle who betrayed Jesus) was the 13th guest at the Last Supper. As for the Friday part, the Live Science article explains, it could have something to do with the fact that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. In 1907, author Thomas William Lawson combined the two symbols of misfortunate with the novel Friday the 13th (about an unscrupulous stockbroker). Since then, the concept has just sort of snowballed in a (somewhat appropriately) mysterious manner.
Murky history aside, if you're feeling some trepidation over this inauspicious date, your horoscope might still be able to shed some light on what you can expect!