Monday’s Child

Many of us were taught to recite the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child as kids, but we never learned its true meaning.  It turns out that that little verse holds the secret to fulfilling our individual destinies through the seven planetary energies of spiritual astrology.

“Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.”

According to Wikipedia this verse first appeared in A. E. Bray’s Traditions of Devonshire in 1883. It was later included in a number of the Mother Goose anthologies and has found it’s way into many of today’s preschool and home-schooling programs. The concept is simple and enchanting. It teaches the days of the week while informing us of seven different types of people,

Throughout my childhood I was aware of the Monday’s Child poem, and with my intuitive mind, I grasped the idea of seven different kinds of people. Sadly no-one ever revealed which of the seven represented my nature nor did I ask. It never occurred to my parents or teachers that this nursery rhyme had any real worth. And had they thought about it they would have viewed it as one silly ideas that filled the minds of children like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

As a youngster I never asked which “child” I might be because I thought the mystery of the “seven types” would be revealed to me in time. Surely the grand creator of the Universe would not leave me stranded without knowing which path to take. I didn’t understand that I had been traveling my path from my first breath and would continue on it as long as I was alive. It wasn’t until I was studying spiritual astrology that I realized that this little rhyme was a reworking of the seven weekday rulers from ancient times. And the qualities of the seven heavenly bodies (the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn) reveal the seven temperaments.

As an adult I have looked up my birth date and discovered that I was born on Friday ruled by lovely Venus. Since then everything relating to my Friday Day Ray has fallen into place. I’ve tried my best to “be loving and giving” in all that I do. And I’ve trusted my INNER SELF to help me discover how best to express this temperament in my OUTER LIFE. Discovering the Dayology Typology is one of the results. Then came the blog and here we are!

The INNER and the OUTER

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