Does Tuesday actually smell different than Thursday? Of course not, but fragrances remind us of the things have done on certain days of the week. Frankincense brings the holiness of Sunday church services to mind. The scent of Lavender might remind us of our grandmother’s Monday laundry day. The fragrance of roses weakens our knees in memory of a romantic Friday night.
Natural scents are our best friends. They help us recognize the daily energies of the planet. At first these sensory inquiries take some effort, but gradually it gets easier. Each day of the week has its own rhythm and tone. And it’s not as though inhaling fragrances is a grossly unpleasant activity. On the contrary this type of sniffing can be an exquisite experience.
Sunday is ruled by the Sun. Bitter Orange, Cinnamon, Cloves, Lemon, Frankincense, Heliotrope, Hops, Orange Blossom, Marigold, Musk, Myrrh, Sandalwood, and Sunflower.
Monday is ruled by the Moon. African Violet, Amber, Birch, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavendar, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose, White Iris, White Poppy, Willow, and Ylang-Ylang.
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Basil, Black Pepper, Carnation, Clove, Cock’s Comb, Dragon’s blood, Ginger, Hellebore, Holly, Patchouli and Red Rose.
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Fern, Forget me Not, Jasmine, Lavender, Verbena, Periwinkle, Mint and Sweet Pea.
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Aloes, Beech, Buttercup, Cedar, Cinnamon, Laurel, Lilac, Hyssop, Oak, Sage, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Rosemary, Sage, Stock and Storax.
Friday is ruled by Venus. Cardamon, Cherry, Clematis, Heather, Ivy, Lotus, Rose, Sandalwood, Stephanotis, Strawberry, Vanilla, Violet and Water Lily.
Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Cypress, Coltsfoot, Black Poppy, Fir, Frankincense, Galipan, Hemlock, Hyacinth, Moss, Myrrh, Nightshade, Pansy and Wolfsbane.
Our spirits are lifted by fragrance of naturally scented incense soaps, lotions or candles. The question is which scent, as in flowers, herbs or fruits, reflects the nature of each day of the week for you. The answer is experimentation. These correspondences were assembled from a variety of sources including Holistic Health, New Age, Wicca, Magick, Astrology and Ayurveda.
Tips for Selecting Day of the Week Fragrances
So why are there so many daily scents for each Day of the Week? How do we know if we are selecting the right fragrance for ourselves?
- Why should there be just one scent for each day of the week? Why can’t there be “families” of scents which share certain essential qualities, but exhibit many subtle differences?
- Natural substances corresponding to the Day Rays occur all over the world. Something that is easily accessible in one region might remain absolutely unknown in another locality.
- Various traditions have developed carefully guarded sets of sacred scents based certain beliefs. If we do not understand these concepts, we may not feel the connections.
- The scents that feel right to one person may have a different effect on another. Our individual Day Rays and ruling planets can make the difference.
- Likewise our Sun Signs depend upon familiar stimuli like sights, sounds, flavors and scents to feel comfortable, and they tend not to enjoy big or frequent changes.
- The reasons for not “feeling” traditional associations are many. A person’s careless handling or base intention can obstruct the reception of stimulation.
- Keep in mind that these suggestions cover the uses of scent from different periods of time. Celestial influences change regularly, in both short and long term cycles.