New Day, Different Shift

Have you ever noticed how each day of the week has a certain energy to it, a unique vibration? 

It turns out that there is a symbolic meaning behind each day. The origins of the weekday names can be traced all the way back to ancient times, when the earliest civilization of the Babylonians was guided by the twenty-eight-day lunar cycle. It was roughly divided into four weeks of seven days, namely one week for each phase of the moon. 

Before the telescope was invented, each day of the week was named after planets that were visible to the naked eye, namely the sun, moon, and five planets, and thereby had a significant meaning associated with each of those planets.

Knowing about these energies can help empower us since the effects of the planets have an impact on how we feel and what we do. 

Tap into these planetary energies by aligning our thoughts and actions with the cosmic undercurrent behind each day. By harnessing the energies, we can learn how to go with the flow instead of working against it. This can help guide us through the week and establish better productivity in our daily lives.


Are you ready for some daily cosmic booster shots?


Mindful Monday

To Feel/ Nurturing Yourself

Monday (Lunedi) is ruled by the moon (la lune). Sensitivity.

As the Bangles sang, “Just Another Manic Monday,” Monday usually has a bad reputation and is the most disliked and challenging day of the week. The weekend is over, and as we get back to the grind, we are prone to developing those Monday morning blues. And much like the moon ebbs and flows, so do our moods. 

Be present and pay attention as you become more observant of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. 

By allowing our emotions into our awareness and honouring them, we can learn to put our energy into creating a more positive and productive mindset. 

Become mindful as you think of Monday as a clean slate where you set your intentions and emotional tone for the week ahead. 

It’s a good time to reset ourselves so we can start fresh for the week. It is essential to make time for quiet moments so you can work on meditation and dream analysis, as well as tap into the power of your true emotions and intuition. 

There is no need to be hard on yourself. Be grateful and count your blessings. Embrace the magic of Monday as you gear up your mental strength, regain your focus, get inspired, and push ahead.

Key words: intuition, moods, attitude, setting intentions, receptivity, caring, imagination, mindful wisdom, illumination/shadow.


Thriving Tuesday

To Act/ Take Charge

Tuesday (Mardi) is ruled by Mars, the planet of assertiveness.

The driving force of Mars creates energy and fuels passions for incorporating new ideas, making decisions, starting new projects, building strategies, and putting plans into action.

Key words: determination, productivity, initiative, achievement, leadership, courage, excitement, releasing pent-up energy, movement, exercise, competitiveness, warrior.


Winning Wednesday

To Express/ Be Wise 

Wednesday (Mercredi) is ruled by Mercury, the planet of our mindset.

Hump day means you’re half way there, half way to the end of the week.

Good day to catch up on emails, notes, calls, set up meetings, brainstorming sessions, sign contracts, collect information, do the research, and take a class. 

Refine your plans and become aware of the energy you are sending out to the universe as you put your intention into action.

Key words: communication, rational reasoning, analysis, decision-making, ideas, curiosity, versatility, adaptability, purpose, strategy.


Transformative Thursday

To See/ Inner knowing

Thursday (Jeudi) is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and opportunity.

It’s a good day to broaden the horizon. It tends to be the most productive day of the week. Great for socializing, networking, and marketing.

Show appreciation, donate to charity, make an investment and learn new things.

Key words: abundance, optimism/positive, lucky/fortune, generous, adventure-seeking, fun-loving/cheerfulness, explore, brave, hope, grateful, spontaneous, insight, high principles, manifestations.


Fun Friday

To love / Connect with self and others

Friday (Vendredi) is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and harmony.

TGTF!  Most people love the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. It’s time to let your hair down, dress down for Fridays, go more casual, or get dressed up for date night. Have a good time filled with fun and friends. Indulge your senses by going out for a great meal or happy hour, having a girls night out, pampering yourself at the hair salon or spa.

Key words: love, connections, pleasure, belonging, beauty, peace, show appreciation, charming, sensual, social, sharing, matters of the heart, relationships, affection, romance, celebration time, sing, dance.


Super Saturday

To have/ Get it done

Saturday (Samedi) is ruled by Saturn, the planet of responsibility and commitment.

Good day for getting things done; housework, homework, completing  tasks, running chores, and catching up on backlog.

Key words: productivity, discipline, organization, structure, obligation, preparation, planning/goal-setting, patience, success, ambition, safety, and security.


Soulful Sunday 

To Know/Understand/ Higher self

Sunday (Dimanche) is ruled by the Sun. Restore and reconnect.

“Easy as Sunday Morning.” Technically the first day of the week as well as the end of the weekend. The sun’s day is a day of rest, relaxation, recharge, and fun – a day to kick back and unwind.

God rested on the seventh day, the Lords Day. In Italian, Domenica, means “belonging to the Lord, derived from the Latin word, dominus, the Lord.

Make time for yourself for inner self-reflection, tapping into your own sunshine, journaling, reading, gardening, and walking in nature.

Make it an easy-going day, a day for worship, and renewing faith.

Make time for family, friends, and loved ones.

Cook your favourite meal and share it with your favourite people.

Key Words: self expression, creativity, replenish, grounding/centering, inspiration, play, vitality/strength, stamina, renewal, wellbeing.

Have a nice day and a great week!

Antoinette Giacobbe M.A.