It’s Synesthesia

What color is Wednesday? Is it different from Thursday or Friday? These questions may seem silly to many of us, but Angela Huth experiences the days of the week as colors.

Back in 2012 British author Angela Huth was interviewed in the Spectator magazine. The result was the article What Color is Wednesday?  Here she explains that her unusual gift originates from a condition called Synesthesia. The Wikipedia List of People with Synesthesia has revealed that many well known musicians (classical and modern) claim that they see color when they are composing or performing certain pieces of music. Other synesthetes are artists and writers whose work exhibits subtle and vivid self expression involving the five senses.

What is it that mixes up the senses in the brains of synsesthetes? It is not known what causes this condition, but it is often accompanied by a poor sense of direction; confusion regarding left and right; a striving for perfection and extraordinary creative talent.  It was once thought that synesthetes simply had over-active imaginations, but not anymore. Brain-imaging studies show that people with synesthesia can discern exceptionally subtle groupings.  One theory promotes genetics because many synesthetes come from families with the same gift. For now The Science Museum states “It may be that as newborn babies we all experience Synesthesia but that by the age of four months the senses have been ‘wired-up’ to the correct parts of the brain. Perhaps people with synesthesia have some ‘cross-wiring’ left over from this process.”

Clinically synesthesia is defined as a neurological state involving several areas of the brain. Where the average person has five distinct physical senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell, synesthetes experience an overlapping of two or more senses. For them one type of stimulation triggers a sensation of another sort, as when hearing a particular sound, a certain certain scent comes to mind. Sometimes letters or numbers are found to have specific colors and this also seems sometimes to be true in regard to the days of the week.

Angela Huth

Angela Huth is a playwright, journalist and author of twelve books. She describes herself as as an “old-fashioned” writer who details the lives of ordinary people from the remote corners of England. Being born on a Monday in Virgo, her signature is #18 MON VIR. She has the Moon as her INNER ruler and Mercury as her OUTER ruler. This particular combination of energies makes her exceptionally perceptive. The Moon is impressionable and Mercury always acts selectively. People with this signature can sense subtle details that others tend to overlook.

By the way Angela Huth experiences Monday as a cloudy pink: Tuesday is a deeper pink: Wednesday is mulberry red: Thursday is dark blue: Friday is yellow: Saturday is green: and Sunday is stainless steel. We must be respectful of her choices, even though they are not the colors that traditional esotericists and occultists have chosen for the days of the weeks.

It may be that Huth’s experience does not reflect all synesthetes because it is only one of a range of possible experiences. Of the 75 individuals in the The Synesthetes DAYOLOGY DATA SET, their signatures are composed of many different Day Rays and Sun Signs. Likewise we have examples of many but perhaps not all the types of Synesthesia in our link collection.

It is interesting that a strong Venus streak runs through this set of Dayology Signatures. And at its highest levels of astrological interpretation Venus is said to rule aesthetics as well as values, harmony, love, and the pleasures of life. So while our Dayology Research into Synesthetes may first appear as a shot in the dark, it is actually a quick but valid glance into the unknown.


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