According to expert Tarot readings at PsychicSource.com 13 stands for change. And transformation mostly causes fear for the humans. In Tarot, the thirteenth cards archetype is death. In the Bible, there were 13 present at the Last Supper of Christ before his death.
Doesn't it make total sense to allow a simple number to inspire fear and extra caution? Well, no, it doesn't. But our fixation with the number 13 runs deep. Architects frequently omit a 13th floor from their plans. Parties featuring 13 guests give hosts pause and the arrival of a Friday the 13th on the calendar can cause palpable dread and frantic re-scheduling of plans.
More than 93% of children went Trick or Treating according to a survey by the National Confectioners Association. Well, I can understand that high number. Where else can you send your kids to get free stuff? Stuff you don’t want to spend any money on, that gooey sugar filled crap that gets stuck in your teeth. Hey, let me check your goody bag Junior! Hmnnnnnnnnnnnn good. Oops!
As for the adults who handed out the treats, 41% confessed that they ate treats from their own candy bowls so often that at some point they were giving out handfuls’ of coins to the kids once they ran out of candy. That is embarrassing if you have to do that while your teeth still have chocolate on them.
"At the Last Supper in Christian theology, there were 13 dinner guests, so that number is unlucky because Christ was betrayed. ... And in Norse mythology, 12 benevolent gods were gathering in a hall and the evil god Loki attacked the group. Loki was the 13th guest, and the god Balder was killed in the melee."
It also has been noted that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was quite fearful of the number 13, and he took great pains to avoid hosting a meal for a group of that size. "If he had a cancellation and it looked as if there might be 13 people to lunch, he invited his secretary to join them so there wouldn't be 13," he said.
The fear of the number 13 is so pervasive that it even has a phobia named after it: triskaidekaphobia. Based on this phobia, airlines typically do not have a 13th row, and most tall buildings do not have a 13th floor. Enjoy your day!