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When Is The Next Friday The 13th? You Won't Get Through 2021 Unscathed

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Friday the 13th may seem like a rarity, but there were two in both 2019 and 2020 — most recently, in November 2020 — and the next Friday the 13th isn’t too far off. If you're a superstitious person, then I bet you automatically think twice before scheduling something on the 13th day of any given month, especially when it also happens to land on a Friday. However, sometimes the date comes and you don't even realize until it's too late. Don't worry, though, because I'm here to prepare you for the next Friday the 13th, which happens to be in 2021.

The notorious superstitions stemming from the number 13 being a symbol of bad luck go as far back as 1792 B.C. with one of the world's most ancient documents: The Code of Hammurabi, which omitted a 13th law from its list of rules. Ever noticed how most elevators in the United States don't have a named 13th floor? The legend is taken quite seriously to this very day.

According to, approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population has a fear of the number 13 (aka paraskevidekatriaphobia), and the even more specific fear of Friday the 13th.

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When Is The Next Friday The 13th?

The next freaky Friday will take place on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, and there will definitely be some interesting astrology occurring within that week. On Aug. 8, there will be a new moon in the creative, playful, expressive, romantic, and passionate sign of Leo, followed by Mercury entering the practical, analytical, and cleansing sign of Virgo on Aug. 11. The new moon effects typically take place within the two weeks following the new moon, which means you will likely be feeling some of the effects on Friday the 13th. Luckily for you, the essence of Leo is far from spooky; the fire sign simply wants you to let your guard down and have fun. Plus, new moons are nowhere near as intense as full moons; they simply represent a new beginning, so don’t fuss too much.

Wondering how this will affect you personally? Take a look and see where Leo is located via your birth chart. The astrological house can help you determine the area in your life where this energy will come into play.

With that being said, there's no need to stress. After all, it isn't a problem when there's a solution.

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