Common superstitions about Friday the 13th have little or no meaning in Wicca. The Romans considered odd numbered days unlucky. Medieval Christians thought that Witches' covens consisted of 13 members to parody Jesus and the 12 disciples. Modern Wicca draws from this folklore, but de-Christianizes the meaning -- 13 is the number of full moons in a year, so the significance is lunar and associated with the Goddess of the moon. There is also a practical reason for limiting a coven to 13 members -- Wicca is, as it is practiced today, a living room religion. You can't fit much more than 13 people in the average living room.
As for Friday -- each day of the week is associated with a different planet. Sunday is the Sun, Monday the Moon, Tuesday = Mars, Wednesday = Mercury, Thursday = Jupiter, Friday is Venus, and Saturday is Saturn. Because Friday is associated with the planet Venus, and therefore the Goddess Venus/Aphrodite, Friday is the best day to cast spells for love or to find a new relationship.
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