#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Friday the 13th

I’m not superstitious–well, not very–but I do tend to watch my p’s and q’s on Friday the 13th.  :)  I’m also not wild about walking under ladders–that’s probably just common sense–but I don’t throw salt over my shoulder when I spill it or anything like that, and I have no issues with black cats.  My daughter has two.

On the other hand, the full moon always seems to affect me, as does Mercury Retrograde.  (Even when I deliberately ignore them.)

Are you superstitious about anything?  Let’s talk about it.

Just click on the comment button below.  I’ll send an autographed book to one of you.

Have a great weekend and, oh, yes, don’t walk under any ladders.

27 comments to “Friday the 13th”

  1. Sara Ellis
      · January 13th, 2012 at 5:55 pm · Link

    If I could sleep through it I would.If it can happen to me it does! People try to kill me on the highway so I stay home,the cat doesn't even like me.

  2. Sara Ellis
      · January 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm · Link

    If I could sleep through it I would.If it can happen to me it does!People try to kill me on the highway so I stay home, the cat doesn't even like me.

  3. nifer
      · January 13th, 2012 at 6:04 pm · Link

    I do believe in the power of 3. I do believe in the craziness of a full moon. Walking under ladders is more common sense than superstition. And black cats are the cutest!

  4. Nyoka
      · January 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm · Link

    I am not really that superstitious but i do believe in taking care in all I do. I don't believe there is anything that God is not in control of, and that includes my life.Keep up the wonderful writing!God bless!

  5. Lea and her Mustangs
      · January 13th, 2012 at 6:29 pm · Link

    I am not supersticious but my sweet mother in law was. If anyone bumped a rocking chair and made it rock with no one in it, she hurridly stopped it. I think it meant someone was going to die. She threw enough salt over her shoulder in the years I was part of the family to start her own ocean. My husband has had 2 wrecks in the 60 years I have know him on Frid/13th. but circumstance?

  6. sam
      · January 13th, 2012 at 6:42 pm · Link

    I believe the full moon does affect people.I believe that things happen in three's,(my nan always said " break a matchstick to break the cycle" and it works sometimes!!)If ever I see a magpie on its own, I always salute it and say "Hello Mr magpie how is your wife today"(magpies are birds who have a partner for life,and to see one on its own can mean sorrow to you,so you have to show respect.)As for friday 13th,I to am aware of it and I am a bit more careful!! Have a good week-end.

  7. debbiekoziel
      · January 13th, 2012 at 7:17 pm · Link

    I'm not superstitious at all, but the full moon does effect me….makes my skin feel like it is crawling!!!

  8. Hilda
      · January 13th, 2012 at 7:43 pm · Link

    I'm not superstitious but I love a full moon – makes a dark night a little brighter! Is that "reverse superstition" ??????

  9. Leni
      · January 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm · Link

    I'm just a bit more aware and on the look out for people playing practical jokes.

  10. Lauri
      · January 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Such a great discussion for Friday the 13th. I can't say I'm superstitious, but I do believe in many things. Positivity, love, law of attraction, the power we each possess, all those things and more. :)

  11. Jennifer
      · January 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Find a penny~Pick it up~All day long you'll have good luck!My grandmother used to say that – I can hear her now and it makes me smile to remember walking with her and finding pennies. Being raised during the depression, Gram did not walk by pennies on the ground the way folks do today.My favorite superstitions are with my pets. I have two dogs and two cats – each of which are a better barometer of incoming storms then any scientific device or trained meteorologist. They know when a storm is coming, and then so do I!

  12. Lois
      · January 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm · Link

    I don't let the date make me nervous. It is another day. I think other people let it bother them. I won't under ladders but that should always be. I think full moons make people act strangely. Have a great weekend to all at the triple L.

  13. Lois
      · January 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm · Link

    I never let the date friday the 13 bother me. I think full moons bother people more. Have a great weekend to all at the Triple L

  14. Ozma
      · January 14th, 2012 at 12:15 am · Link

    My lucky day ;D (Gotta love self fulfilling prophecies)

  15. SarahC
      · January 14th, 2012 at 12:53 am · Link

    I believe the full moon affects people, but I don't believe it's "magic" or anything like that. Probably the shift in gravity or something equally boring. We make our own luck by choosing our actions toward others. If you give out bad it will find it's way back to you eventually. Likewise, if you do good for others, the good will come back around too. And, I have two black cats (and a gray one) and they're the best friends ever!!

  16. LindaC
      · January 14th, 2012 at 2:20 am · Link

    I'm not superstitious, but I know that the hull moon affects the students I teach and affected the elderly people my mom took care of at the local nursing home. I don't think it's magical, just natural. LindaC

  17. Koni
      · January 14th, 2012 at 4:30 am · Link

    I'm not superstitious, but you should always be careful of ladders. I think the full moon does affect people, like it affects the ocean, changes us somehow. Mental health professionals will tell you, the people they work with are defenitely affected by the moon.

  18. Nana
      · January 14th, 2012 at 7:54 am · Link

    I'm not at all superstitious, but I do believe that the episodes of my life come together in a way that will tip the scales toward your favorite football team loosing if I am in attendance. :>)

  19. Laura
      · January 14th, 2012 at 3:26 pm · Link

    i tend to be cautious as well. not so much superstitious…more common sense. i have 2 black cats, love the full moon, and dont walk under ladders. but if i heard a chainsaw at night i might change my mind…. lol!

  20. Laura
      · January 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm · Link

    i am not generally superstitious either. i have two black cats, love the light of the full moon, and dont walk under ladders. but if i heard a chainsaw at midnight, i might change my mind!

  21. Susan
      · January 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm · Link

    I do love a full moon, enjoy watching them rise out here on the farm, and my Daddy always tells me which one it is (each month's full moon has a different name). I am not superstitious, but my aunt always told me not to tell a bad dream before breakfast or it would come true, and my grandma had several superstitions. She always wanted to leave a building by the same door she entered and if she dropped a knife, we had to stop and look at which way it was pointing, for she was sure company was coming from that direction! Sweet memories :)

  22. Barb
      · January 14th, 2012 at 5:52 pm · Link

    I am not superstitious but it does seem that people are a bit crazier when there is a full moon. Drivers especially. They seem to go so fast it's like they have Spring Fever. Speaking of Spring, I hope it comes soon this year. I also like black cats. Not walking under ladders only because haven't had any to walk under. Wouldn't bother me anyway. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen and that is my main belief.

  23. AudreyS
      · January 15th, 2012 at 1:05 am · Link

    I am superstitious, but not about Friday the 13th. Full moons have proven themselves time and again, especially when I worked in medicine. If we ever said "quiet" then things got busy. Black cats are wonderful animals and not to be feared!

  24. Sally
      · January 15th, 2012 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Mom always freaked out when we left a hat on the bed, remember??? To this day, I must move it if Jim leaves a hat on the bed.

  25. Sally
      · January 15th, 2012 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Mom always freaked out when we left a hat on the bed, remember??? To this day, I must move it if Jim leaves a hat on the bed.

  26. cjvierow
      · January 16th, 2012 at 12:16 am · Link

    I'd rather think of Friday the 13th as a lucky day–but just to be safe I don't do any thing silly–lol. Not superstitious–just figure I only need to rely on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I'll be ok. Thanks for your great books, I enjoy all of them very much. CJ

  27. Sharon S.
      · January 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm · Link

    I was sick on Friday, so didn't see this until today. I do throw salt over my shoulder, but not so much because I'm superstitious, but because I was told to. :( Friday the 13th never meant much to me, but I don't go out of my way to do something stupid because you never know when someone else is going to!

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