Planets and the Days of the Week

There are seven days in a week, but did you know that each day is ruled by a different planet? This ancient tradition dates back to Babylonian times and is significant because it is where Astrology's first organised roots can be found.

The outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, had not yet been discovered (as early as 2,000 B.C.) because the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers were limited to working with planets that could be seen with the naked eye. 

Surprisingly, the days of the week can be used as a general planning guide to help you know when it's best to initiate or pursue certain endeavours. In terms of the days of the week, here are the astrological associations and suggestions for how to best plan your week...

In Astrology, the Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instincts. The Moon governs Cancer, the sign associated with motherhood and mood swings. The Moon, in fact, ebbs and flows more than any other planet. This is why starting anything on Monday is likely to result in a change of direction.

Monday is ruled by the Moon

Mars represents the principle of assertive energy in Astrology. Aries is the zodiac sign ruled by Mars. We associate Aries with qualities of leadership and courage because of the fiery Mars. Tuesday is a good day to start something new that requires courage and strength. 

Tuesday is ruled by Mars

Mercury is the planet that governs our thoughts. Mercury, the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo, bestows us with rational thinking abilities and a quick, clever wit. Mercury is a planet that analyses, discerns, and communicates. As a result, anything requiring clear thinking, dialogue, or decision making is best started on Wednesday.

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury

Jupiter represents abundance, prosperity, and the expansion principle. Jupiter, as the ruler of Sagittarius, is the planet that helps us strive for high ideals and principles. Jupiter, the moral and just planet, longs to broaden his horizons through travel, education, and spiritual pursuits.

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter

Venus rules over love, harmony, money, and possessions. Venus, the ruler of both Taurus and Libra, is graceful, charming, sensual, and social. As a result, Friday is the best day for pursuing anything related to the heart, especially a wedding!

Friday is ruled by Venus

Saturn is the planet of dedication and responsibility, but also of constraint and delay. Saturn establishes boundaries, and Capricorn, Saturn's ruling sign, exemplifies this ability. Structure leads to success, and it is possible to accomplish something long-lasting and successful on Saturday.

Saturday is ruled by Saturn

In Astrology, the Sun represents vitality and is the source of all life. The Sun rules Leo, which is known as the most generous and noble of signs. Perhaps this is why Sunday is regarded as a good day to boost one's energy, approach a well-respected authority figure, or even figure things out. Whatever you start today is likely to succeed.

Sunday is ruled by the Sun

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