Dayology in Space

Does the seven day cycle operate off-earth?

Dayology is the study of the seven days of the week and how their seven different energies affect the lifeforms of this planet. Granted this vantage point operates somewhat beyond the daily consciousness of the average person. At the same time social research has revealed numerous seven-fold patterns in human behavior. This means that our understandings of the seven day cycle are more or less held unconsciously. We are fish in water.

Several world religions view Sunday as the beginning of the seven day cycle. Even so Monday is the beginning of the work week and it sets the pace for the next six days. The procedures set forth on Monday flow smoothly with small course corrections along the way. Tuesday is the day of direct movement and action. Wednesday and Thursday are the days of evaluating the progress of the previous two days. Friday tends to be more social and expansive. Saturday is

For the past several decades social research has shown that the most office work is accomplished on the first three days of the week and productivity slows down radically on Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday follow with time allotted to personal relaxation and social relationships. While any operation is free to act outside the weekly cycle, there are certainly benefits in doing so,  See our Dayology feature – The Best Day to Get Things Done.

But back to space ……  It is through the daily axial rotation of Earth that we track the weekly cycle. Every seven rotations we begin a new cycle or week. There have been experiments with weeks of varying lengths from three days to ten. For some explicable reason the peoples of the of our planet have decided to live within a seven day week. Right now this method of time keeping is practiced universally, except in the practice of several different faiths.

Even so the origins of the seven-fold rhythm remains a mystery. Is our week simply a convenient sociological invention and nothing more? There is also a thought suggested by chronobiologists that a multitude of rhythms, including sevens, exist within our planetary biological functioning. And esotericists and occultists claim there are many seven-fold rhythms cycling through our cosmos. Frankly Dayology has no problem considering any of these creative possibilities.

The Space Station revolves around our planet and interacts closely with human activity. It is not clear how time will be experienced or measured when humans reside on the Moon, Mars and beyond. We do not  know how living in space will affect human physiology or consciousness. Will humans impose the seven-day cycle on our new surroundings or will we adapt to the inherent time patterns of these new worlds?