Saturday, November 6, 2010

Norse Magic Lucky and Unlucky Days

The cyclic quality of time is recognized strongly in the the Northern Tradition of Magic. Just as the seasons and festivals come and go, and return again, so the light gives way to darkness, and light comes once again.

Good times are followed by bad times, and so on. Each day of the year is part of seven cycles, and certain days are considered to be bringers of good or bad luck. 

Good luck is associated with correct observances of certain feast days, but in addition to each Friday the thirteenth, there are the following unlucky dates:

January 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 15, 17, 29
February 8, 10, 17, 26*, 27*, 28*
March 16, 17, 20
April 7*, 8*, 10*, 16, 20*, 21
May 3*, 6*, 7, 15, 20
June 4, 8, 10*, 22*
July 15, 21
August 1*, 19, 20, 29*, 30*
September 2*, 4*, 6, 7, 21*, 23*
October 4*, 6, 16*, 24*
November 5*, 6*, 15, 20, 29*, 30*
December 6, 7, 9, 15*, 22*, 28

These dates are considered very unlucky; they are days upon which it was considered perilous to fall ill, to start a journey, to commence any work, or to be married, apart from those marked with an asterisk* which are unlucky days also, but not so bad as to prevent action. 

Good Luck, and Good Magic,


  1. Hello Lory, I was born on one of these unlucky days (June 8). What does it mean for someone to be born on an unlucky day?

  2. Yes Dion, this is something I thought of too. I have both a husband and daughter that were born on the "unlucky" days. But I believe in Quantum Physics, where one can streamline their belief system. So I choose to believe that these old Norse "Unlucky" days are just a guideline for daily events. They did not mention anything of unlucky days in relation to "birth dates". I also think that someone's luck really is the result of we do in the present, that creates our future events.Thanks for the question.