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,

“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 the Mother Goose anthologies and has found it’s way into many preschool and home-schooling programs. The concept is simple and enchanting.

Throughout my childhood I was aware of the Monday’s Child poem, and with my intuitive mind, I grasped the idea of seven different types of people. Sadly no-one ever revealed which of the seven youngsters represented my nature nor did I ask. It never occurred to my parents or teachers that any such classification exists. Had they known about it they would have called it one of the silly ideas that filled the minds of children like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

I didn’t ask which “child” I might be because I thought the mystery of the “seven types” was to certainly to be revealed to me. Surely the grand and glorious creator of the Universe would not leave me stranded without being told which path I was to take. It wasn’t until I was an adult and studying astrology that I realized that this little rhyme was a reworking of the seven weekday rulers. And the qualities of these seven heavenly bodies (the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn) were the temperaments of the seven children in the poem.

Since then I’ve looked up my birth date and discovered I was born on Friday ruled by lovely Venus. Since then everything related 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 what I needed to know and follow through in my OUTER life. The  Dayology Typology is the result. Then came the blog and who knows what is next to fall into place!

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