Most of you probably know a bit about where the names of the days of the week come from but in case you don’t I can fill you in now. Monday is rather obviously from Moon Day, Tuesday is one of the Saxon/Norse one named after the Viking God of Justice, Tyr. Wednesday is another Viking one; named after Odin or Woden as the Saxon’s named him. Thursday is those pesky Vikings again with Thor’s Day and Friday is the last Viking entry as Odin’s wife was Freeya, she is the Viking Goddess of home, marriage and childbirth amongst other things. The Viking equivalent of the Greek Goddess Hera. Saturday is short for Saturn’s Day, after the planet and Sunday has to be the most obvious of the lot!
In magical and occult workings different days of the week are ruled by different planets and have different energies. Monday is ruled by the Moon and is good for anything to do with pregnancy (the Moon rules the womb), Tuesday is ruled by the planet Mars so it’s a good day to compete in sporting events, Wednesday is ruled by the planet Mercury so it’s the best day to communicate. Thursday is ruled by the planet Jupiter so it’s the luckiest day of the week and Friday is ruled by Venus so it’s the best day for that romantic candle dinner. Saturday is ruled by Saturn so it’s a good day to see something through to completion and Sunday is a great day to sun bathe!