Every month that has 31 days features three of the days of the week 5 times depending on what day of the week that month begins.
For example, in July, 2011 there were 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Mondays in July that got a lot of attention probably because it represented the weekend days. I remember seeing several sources talking about it being a rare event that only occurred every 823 years. I was skeptical about this figure since what five days show up in the month of July are a feature of the numbering system of our calendar that tends to repeat every 6 years though depending on how these show up it can occur in 5 years based on our Leap Year situation.
So though I was skeptical back in 2011 it felt like a message to pay attention to because I had turned 55 earlier that year. So of course I noted it.
Contrary to the claims about this only happening every 823 years – this event played out again in July of 2016 and will occur in July 2022 and July 2028 as part of a regular pattern that repeats about every 6 years though it can be affected by a leap year as was the case in 2016.
May 2020 features 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays and 6 years later in May 2026 this pattern plays out again. For those who like numbers and love to figure these things out – you can do more research on the 31 day months and how they repeat certain patterns over the years regarding what three days are featured five times in a 31 day month.
Basically any month that has 31 days and begins on a Friday will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This goes for any day of the week the month begins in a 31-day month for example if the Month Begins on a Monday there will be 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays and 5 Wednesdays or if a 31-day month begins on Tuesday, it will have 5 Tuesdays, 5 Wednesdays, and 5 Thursdays featuring the days we consider the middle of the week.
Most months feature 5 in some way but unless it is a month with 31 days it is unlikely to have three days of the week show up 5 times in a month. Since our calendar is number based this doesn’t have astrological meaning however the number magic is worth noting.
A Different Example around Friday the 13th.
Another monthly pattern that has captured my attention in the past is noticing the months that begin on a Sunday always feature Friday the 13th. See Article on the Number 13
In 2019, 2021, 2022 , 2024 its only happening once. Two occur in 2020 and 2023 and three occur in 2026. More dates and details are HERE
2020 March and November (Leap Year)
2021 August – 2022 May
2023 January and October
2024 December (Leap Year)
FIVE Number Magic
Five is the number of adventure, radical change and transformation. It seems to be a number with particular significance to our human bodies as the majority of us are born with five fingers, five toes and five senses.
5 is a prime number (as is 55) and one of the numbers of the Golden Mean or Golden Ratio (one the most predominate patterns found in nature showing up in many plants and flowers and even fruits have fivefold symmetry).
5 is one of the sacred numbers of Venus who forms a pentagram in the sky with 5 different helical risings over 8 years. The Venus cycle connects with the Fibonacci series of numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, etc. where each number is formed by adding the previous two numbers.
5 Venus risings in 8 years just so happen to be linked with the Fibonacci series because in that 8 years Venus has also made 13 sidereal transits around the Sun.
Message of the Number 5
Some believe that when the number 5 shows up your guardian angel is sending you a message about changes on the horizon.
5 is a number that loves change, unpredictability, being independent in thoughts and actions – in essence a trickster that reminds us that life is ever changing and the one thing we know for sure is what we know or what IS now – will most likely change.
In keeping with the Number 5 here are 5 questions to ponder:
Are you open to change?
Do you resist change?
Do you change easily?
Are you willing to change?
How does change help inform your life?