Which are the best days of the week for your outing, event, regular meeting or celebration?
This article outlines The Seven Days and how they were named. The associated Anglo-Saxon or Norse Rune and what each day is best for is also included.
SUNDAY – The Sun
Named after the Sun, a symbol of creation, life and renewal.
Tarot Link – The Sun
Rune – SOWELU (So-way-loo)
The Summer Solstice – A Lion. Vital force. Radiant health. Bright ideas. Clarity about that which was hidden. A boost in personal power. Self-confidence. Warmth or warm places.
Sundays are best for –
An excellent day for social approval, children’s parties/events, any out-door celebration, especially weddings. Joyful church services. Short trips. Rejuvenation. A day for child-like happiness and banishing negativity or sadness. The beach or picnics. Promotions for health or well-being. Starting a health/ fitness plan or a holiday.
MONDAY – The Moon
Named after the Moon, which waxes and wanes, moves the tides and reflects light.
Tarot Link – The Moon
Rune – LAGUZ (Lagooz)
Water – Rain, a River, a Lake or the Sea. The ebb and flow (or tides) of feelings. (The Moon.) Journeys on or over water. A renewal of heart or the land (rain). Being fluid, adaptable or intuitive. Seeking true value or real meaning.
Mondays are best for –
A day of reflection, quiet achievement, or talking to friends and relatives. Counselling, spiritual readings. Keeping journals/diaries. Recording dreams. Writing. Studying. Yoga, massage, healing. Quality time with family. A quiet evening at home. Sailing or boating on calm waters. Swimming. Fishing. Walks by water. Working quietly.
TUESDAY – Mars
Named after Tyr’s day. Or Teiwaz, the God or Archetype of the Warrior or Spiritual warrior who made great sacrifices for others.
Tarot Link – Ace of Swords
Rune – TEIWAZ (Ty-warz)
Sacrifice – An Arrow. The Oak. Leadership or mastery. Devotion to a cause. Justice with social, political, business, military, police or legal issues. Yet this will require a sacrifice or self-conquest. Heroism, courage, calculated risk. Facing fears.
Tuesdays are best for –
An excellent day for promotion of worthy causes, fund-raising, or political/community campaigns. Best day for resolving justice or legal issues. Humanitarian projects. Conflict resolution. The military. Activities that require self-mastery. Sport. Parades.
WEDNESDAY – Mercury
Named after Woden’s day. Or Odin, the God or Archetype of the Wise Elder. Like Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, Odin wandered the land dispensing wisdom, using a staff of transformation.
Tarot Link – The Magician
Rune = ANSUZ (Arnsooz)
Messages – The Staff of Odin that links Heaven and Earth. Spiritual messages that impart blessings. Communication with an element of surprise or a powerful effect. Inspirational music. Chance meetings that inspire, or unique magical solutions. Information that transforms beliefs.
Wednesdays are best for –
Communication, regular meetings, advertising, media announcements, lectures or interviews. Excellent for classes, work-shops and seminars. Telephone calls or news can change thinking. Unconventional ideas are favoured. Poetry, film or music with a unique message. Internet promotions. Radio or television. Has to be a focus on accuracy and truth.
THURSDAY – Jupiter
Named after Thor’s day. Thor, like Zeus and Jehovah, symbolised awesome power (like lightning), great influence, expansion, victory over opposition.
Tarot Link – Chariot
Rune – EHWAZ – Movement
Energy – The horse. Progress or energetic drive. Willpower and the confidence to undertake a journey or to expand. Facing fears and going ahead. Motivation. A new vehicle for self-expression. Increasing prestige, influence or recognition.
Thursdays are best for –
A good day for declaring needs, plans, or political moves. Assertiveness. A time for dynamic energy, especially to handle people or to triumph over odds. A day to begin long journeys or drive/travel. Anything to do with horses or transport. Work on major projects, or expanding business horizons. Creative or innovative pursuits.
FRIDAY – Venus
Named after Freya’s day. Or Frigg, wife of Odin, the Goddess or Archetype of Relationship or Unity.
Tarot Link – Two of Cups
Rune – GEBO (Geh-bo) – A Gift
Or Kiss – Partnership, giving and receiving, mutual benefit. A loving relationship or a business offer secured by the giving of a special gift. A union based on shared respect. Mutual obligation.
Fridays are best for –
Dating, meeting others, romantic dinners, or cementing business partnerships. A good day for engagement parties, business social events, surprise parties or unexpected gifts. A great time for anniversaries or birthday outings. An art exhibition opening. Favourable for beauty, decorating, jewellery, artistry, craft, or clothing.
SATURDAY – Saturn
Named after Saturn’s Day. This stands for self-discipline, duty, responsibility and karmic obligation.
Tarot Link – Hierophant
Rune – JERA (Jehra)
The Harvest – Guaranteed success when the work is done well. Harvest Festivals. Cycles of planting and reaping what is sown. Rewards when excellence is the goal. Establishing a secure framework for future prosperity. A serious commitment to long-term growth. Gradual mastery. Staying power.
Saturdays are best for –
A day of rewards for hard work (Saturn). Yet in our society it is often the busiest. Hebrew Sabbath. (God rested on the seventh day.) A formal wedding. Events may have a solemn or serious tone. Work or duties may be taxing, but can consolidate long-term gain. Rituals or traditional ceremonies. Important anniversaries. A Graduation dinner. Harvest celebrations.
This is a simple and fun chart, yet it clearly illustrates the universal nature of archetypal symbols (in Tarot, Runes and Astrology) that transcend time, place, race and history.
By ascertaining the day you were born (via a calendar for that year on the Internet) you may like to use the applicable symbols, in jewellery, art, etc.
Copyright © 1993. Quotes from my books “The Handbook to the Holistic I Ching” Part II – The Tarot and the I Ching and “The Holistic I Ching” by Judith.