Fewer Births on Weekends

A lower number of babies are being born on Saturdays and Sundays. What does it mean astrologically to have fewer Saturn and Sun ruled children in the overall mix of things?

Up until 1950 most women gave birth at home with the able assistance of relatives and midwives. At that time the number of births was reported to be equally divided between the seven days of the week. This means that about 14 percent of infants were being born naturally on EACH day of the week. Since then Saturday and Sunday births have each steadily dropped to about 12 percent and that’s where it is right now.

The difference between 14 and 12 percent doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is. There are approximately 360,000 babies born daily in the world. The 2 percent difference between 14 and 12 per that day of the week throughout one year is approximately 18,000 births. So considering both days, Saturday and Sunday, 36,000 births “might be” actually occurring on ‘the wrong day’ of the week each year. “Might be” is used because we can’t prove that the births of babies are intended for certain days of the week. We can only count up those who show up for “work.”

At this time the reported shift in day of the week births concerns only the high-tech medical nations. It comes from the scheduling of births for the convenience of hospital and clinics. Deliveries that can be planned (induced and cesarean procedures) are scheduled on weekdays when hospitals are fully staffed. A number of medical articles have appeared discouraging the use of these two surgical interventions except in emergencies, but any immediate changes in this direction appear to be highly unlikely in our current practice of medicine.

If Saturday and Sunday are losing births, what days of the week are gaining them? It’s the weekdays, Monday through Friday, that are being utilized for these procedures. The actual frequency of births on of the day of the week depends upon the particular nations and their medical practices, but Tuesday and Thursday are generally being favored.

How does Dayology view these birth trends? An even distribution of births through the seven days of the week creates an equal number of Days Rays throughout humanity. To have a steady rise in Tuesday born children makes for more active and aggressive elements within our society. More Thursday born children increases our hopes, as well as appetites and expectations. A lack of Sunday born children means that we have fewer natural leaders and managers to organize our efforts.  A lack of Saturday born children indicates an absence of responsible figures to help us stay in touch with essential values and strengthen our connections to our environment.

Our current social scene seems to resemble this strange mix of energies. If this new combination of Day Rays has a detrimental effect on our worldly affairs, it can only be corrected by allowing natural “birthing” to occur. It is not being suggested that we  go back to home births, but that the natural Day Ray rhythms be respected by letting birthing to take place naturally on the day of the soul’s Choice. There’s no reason that doctors can’t occasionally cover weekends and take time off during the week providing adequate medical staff to greet the newcomers to our planet.

UPDATE – Another matter under consideration is that the conditions of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) are more prevalent in low weight infants. A Journal de Pediatria report in 2019 concluded that a greater percentage of newborns born on Saturday and Sunday were not doing as well or actually making it into life as those born on the other five days of the week.

Katie Allard, associated with a legal practice which includes professional negligence, insolvency and reputation management, states that 770 more baby deaths every year, and 470 more infections among new mothers occur in the United Kingdom Health Care System, due to Its weekend practices. Not counted in these numbers are the infants that die with the first seven days of their lives. Forget Dayology for a minute, this situation needs simply to be changed.