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Day of the Week Fragrances

Does Tuesday actually smell different than Thursday?

Of course not,  but various fragrances can remind us of the things we do or have done on certain days of the week.  Think about it. Frankincense can bring the holiness of Sunday church high services to mind. The scent of Lavender can remind us of the softener we use on laundry day which often occurs on Monday. The fragrance of roses could weaken our knees reminding us of a bouquet received on a special Friday night. Fragrance connects our feelings to experiences. It’s just the way it is.

Tradition has it that each of the seven days of the week is ruled by one of the planets. And fortunately for us, there are planetary associations from areas throughout the world. Let’s explore them.

Each one of us can experience the way that natural scents help us  “tune into” seven planetary rulers and then the days of the week. At first these inquiries take a bit of effort, but gradually it gets easier. And it’s not as though this sorting out process is a grossly unpleasant activity. On the contrary “sniffing” all manner of natural fragrances is an absolutely delightful experience.  Our spirits are lifted by fragrance in the forms of hand crafted incense as well as naturally scented soaps, lotions or candles.

The question is which natural scent, as in flowers, herbs or fruits, reflects the nature of a particular day of the week for you. The following list was assembled from a variety of sources including Holistic Health,  New Age, Wicca, Magick, Astrology and Ayurveda.

 

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, Lemongrass, Periwinkle, Mint and Sweet Pea.

 

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter.  Aloes, Beech, Buttercup, Cedar, Cinnamon,  Laurel, Lilac, Hyssop, Oak, Sage, Sandalwood, Melissa, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Rosemary, Sage, Stock, and Storax.

 

Friday is ruled by Venus. Cardamon, Cherry, Clematis, Heather, Ivy, Lotus, Mandarin, 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.

 

Tips for Selecting  Day of the Week Fragrances:

So why are there so many daily scents for each Day of the Week? Why are some fragrances  assigned to two or three different days of the week?  How do we select the right one?

  1. Natural substances corresponding to the Day Rays occur all over the world. Something that is easily accessible in one region might remain unknown in another locality. Each scent may work best in the area of its origin.
  2. Various traditions have developed sets of sacred scents based upon their particular beliefs and practices. Some of these natural substances have proven so dependable and powerful that their use is secretly guarded.
  3. The scents that feel right to one individual may have an entirely different effect for another. One person’s careless handling or base intention distorts, and even obstructs, any deep work with these seven day ray energies.
  4. All individuals experience OUTER reality through their own entry point. Each Dayology signature contains certain planetary strengths and weaknesses. Consequently, we discern some daily energies more easily than others.
  5. These suggestions cover the uses of scent from an exceptionally wide period of time. Celestial influences change regularly, in both short and long term cycles. Shifts of energy affect the influence of most natural substances.