Venus: We're all familiar with Venus energy, and when it comes to the symbolic significance of days, Venus is a fantastic vibe for Friday, the typical end-of-the-week day. Love, connection, belonging, comfort, sensuality, and passion are all associated with Venus. In fact, according to myth, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born on Friday!
Gemini (astrology): The sign of Gemini is known for its communicative nature, and that's exactly what Friday is about. It's about communicating your feelings to someone you love. The heart is the main focus of this day, so write someone special a letter or send them an email to show them how much they mean to you. Talking about feelings is important in any relationship, but especially on Fridays when there's a new moon in Gemini.
Cancer (astrology): Cancerians are usually very emotional people who tend to rely on their emotions rather than their head. So if you're a Cancerian who uses your intuition instead, then Friday should be an amazing day for you. Cancer is the only sign that isn't related to love in some way, which means that you can feel free to celebrate other things too. For example, you could make a wish on Thursday and let the weekend take care of itself.
The Romans called the days of the week after the Latin terms for the Sun, Moon, and the five known planets. Monday is luna septembres, "the seventh night" when Sextilis (June) 2 was originally marked as a holiday.
The English adopted this naming convention from the Romans. The Sunday on which Jesus was crucified was originally called Judas Iscariot, meaning "Jesus of Kazazus" in Greek. It has been renamed Good Friday by Christians.
Saturday is luna calendas, "the day before the moon"; luna being the feminine form of lunar; september is the 7th month.
Friday is venesdi ferrat, "the day of the sword", because it was used by soldiers as a training day with weapons; ferro is Latin for "sword".
Thursday is triduum, "the three days" since Easter (the first day of the week) begins at midnight on Friday when Easter eggs are dyed and ends at midnight on Sunday when priests celebrate Mass for the dead.
Sun, Moon, Mars (Ares), Mercury (Hermes), Jupiter (Zeus), Venus (Aphrodite), and Saturn were named after the planets of Hellenistic astrology, in the following order: Sun, Moon, Mars (Ares), Mercury (Hermes), Jupiter (Zeus), Venus (Aphrodite), and Saturn (Cronos). In Late Antiquity, the seven-day week extended throughout the Roman Empire. By the 9th century, the Arabic speaking world also used a seven-day week.
The association of stars with deities was important for early civilizations. The planets were believed to be bodies like the Earth, with clouds and air that could pass between them as they moved across the sky. So, they could be seen from Earth during certain times of the year, when it is dimly illuminated by sunlight reflected back from their surfaces. Astronomers have found evidence that some ancient cultures associated numbers with these luminaries to create a calendar system. For example, the Romans counted the days of each month from one reference point (the Kalends) to another (the Ides), which ensured that they ended on a weekday.
In addition to being numbered, the weeks themselves were divided into days, which were in turn divided into hours, which were then subdivided into minutes and seconds. This makes a total of 730.4 days, or about 19 years and 11 months.
The days are named after planets in various languages, including French and Spanish. For example, in Japan, the days of the week are named after the five classical elements (which are associated with the planets). Many languages call Sunday after the Latin dominus, or Lord, because it is the day when people attend to church. Monday is called luna in Latin, but lune in French and Spanish. Tuesday is called mars in Latin, but marzo in Spanish. Wednesday is called jupiter in Latin, but jueves in Spanish. Thursday is called venus in Latin, but viernes in Spanish.
There are many theories about why this naming scheme was adopted. Some say it comes from a pagan belief that the gods were represented by the seven planets, while others claim it has nothing to do with religion at all. The most popular theory is that the names come from the Roman godesses who were worshiped throughout Europe. These goddesses were Luna (the Moon), Mars (Mars), Jupiter (Jupiter), Venus (Venus), Mercury (Mercury), Quirinus (Quirinus) and Dionysus (Dionysus).
Some languages have different names for each day instead of just one name that represents them all. For example, German speakers call Friday "frühe" which means "early" and Saturday "sächsilate" which means "shopping day".
Thus, in the Roman calendar, the days of the week were the Sun's day, the Moon's day, Mars' day, Mercury's day, Jupiter's day, Venus' day, and Saturn's day. The days were named after heavenly bodies, which in turn were named after gods and goddesses in certain circumstances. For example, Mercury was the god of commerce; therefore, his day would be called "Mercury's Day."
The Romans divided their year into four seasons: spring, summer, winter, and fall. Within each season were three months: March, April, May for spring, july, August, September for summer, November, December for winter, and October, November for fall.
They had a seven-day week, which was divided into two three-day periods as follows: Dies Solis (Sun's Days) included Sunday to Saturday; Dies Lunae (Moon's Days) included Monday to Sunday.
Dies Natalis (Birthday Day) was a public holiday held on January 1st to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. It became a secular holiday over time and is now known as New Year's Day.
Each day had its own special meaning to the Romans.