Many thousands of years ago, in
Ancient Babylonia the priests
evolved a calendar of twelve months that has come down to us
through the countless aeons of time as the Astrological Zodiac.
Each month being named after a constellation in the night sky.
This is the Ancient
Egyptian Zodiac from the Great Temple
of Dendara, c.200 B.C. based on the Babylonian influence.
At the same time as this the
Ancient Babylonians also
evolved a week made up of seven days which they named
after the seven known planets or to be more accurate,
after the Gods who actually ruled those seven planets.
then every nation in the Western World has named its
days of the week after the planetary Gods and Goddesses.
These are shown on the appropriate day of the week page.
Our days of the week are named
after the planetary
Gods and Goddesses of our Anglo-Saxon ancestors..
Sunday is Sunne the Sun Maiden.
Monday is Mona the Moon God.
Tuesday is Tiu the God of Mars
Wednesday is Woden the God of Mercury.
Thursday is Thunor the God of Jupiter.
Friday is Frig the Goddess of Venus.
Saturday is Saeterne the God of Saturn.
Our ancestors believed that
your life was influenced not
only by the Astrological Zodiac of when you were born,
but also, more importantly, by the planetary god of the
particular day of the week upon which you were born.
Therefore someone who was born
on a Sunday
under the sign of Aquarius has different characteristics to
someone born on a Monday under the sign of Aquarius.
Which goes some little
way to explaining why your
daily horoscope in the newspaper is not always accurate.
However, by taking your
weekday birth sign into
account should make your horoscope much clearer.
The ever-lasting calendars will
enable you to find the day
of the week for any important occasion, past, present or
future and should be a source of ever-lasting interest.
May I be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday
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