Below I have summed up the correspondences for each day of the week and given a brief history of how it got it's name.
Taking its name from our closet star, the Sun, Sunday is the best day of the week to work magical involving fathers and other authority figures such as your boss. It is also a good day to work on questions regarding leadership, money, prosperity, and power.
Color: Yellow, gold
Deities: Brighid, Helios, Ra, Apollo
Crystals: Quartz, diamond, amber, carnelian
Herbs: Marigold, sunflower, cinnamon
Associations: Success, promotion, fame, wealth, prosperity
This day of the week is dedicated to the moon, in which it gets its name. This is a great day to work with moon energy, especially if it is a full moon. Divination and prophetic dreaming are best performed today. It is also a good time to work magic focusing on mothers, nurturing, fertility, woman issues, and growth.
Color: Silver, white, light blue
Deities: Thoth, Selene, Diana, Artemis, Luna
Crystals: Pearl, opal, moonstone
Herbs: Wintergreen, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile, mint
Associations: Illusion, glamour, sleep, dreams, fertility, insight, peace, beauty, women's mysteries
The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
Color: Red, orange, black
Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
Crystals: Garnet, ruby
Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength
This day of the week gets its name from Woden's Day, an Old English name. It is a direct translation of the Latin term mercurri dies, "day of Mercury." When they translated the day, they changed to god Mercury to a local god, Woden, so people would understand. This is a great day to work on communications, thought, wisdom, self expression, and the arts. Also a good day for divination.
Color: Purple, orange
Deities: Odin, Woden, Hermes, Mercury, Athena, Lugh
Crystals: Adventuine, agate
Herbs: Aspen, lilies, lavender, fern
Associations: Business, communication, debt, the arts, transportation, fortune, chance, creativity
Taking its name from the Norse god Thor, this is a great day to work magic regarding growth, expansion, prosperity, business, abundance, and success. See my prosperity candle magic spell.
Color: Royal blue, green, purple
Deities: Thor, Zeus, Jupiter, Juno
Crystals: Turquoise, amethyst, lapis lazuli
Herbs: Honeysuckle, oak, cinquefoil
Associations: Honor, loyalty, harvest, prosperity, abundance, wealth, healing
Friday comes from the Old English name frigedaeg, which comes from the Norse goddess Frigga. Frigga, like Venus, is associated with love, making this a great day to focus on romance, passion, fertility, and friendship.
Color: Pink, aqua,
Deities: Freya, Venus, Aphrodite
Crystals: Coral, emerald, rose quartz
Herbs: Strawberries, apple blossoms, feverfew
Associations: Love, birth, romance, fertility, passion, friendship, pregnancy
Deriving its name from the god Saturn, this is a great day to use divination and psychic abilities. Furthermore, its energies will aid in magic concerning the elderly, end-of-life issues, death, and binding spells.
Color: Black, dark purple
Deities: Hecate, Saturn,
Crystals: Apache tear, obsidian, hematite
Herbs: Thyme, mullein, cypress
Associations: banishing, protection, wisdom, cleansing, spirituality
Of course you can do any type of magic on whatever day you please, but as I said, you may find certain spells work better on other days. Just keep track to see if they do. If you are looking for any particular ideas of what magic to perform on these days, check out Llwellyn's article, Magic, Seven Days a Week by Ellen Dugan. It too gives you a run down of each day and a beautiful list of simple spells you can perform each day of the week.
I hope this has been helpful! I added some free BOS pages containing this information below for your pleasure.
How do you utilize the days of the week in your practice? Have you found it enhances your magic and/or success?
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