Aligning Your Workday with Cosmic Energy
Did you know each day of the week corresponds to a planet in our solar system?
Cosmic energy is all around us. From the tides of the ocean, influenced by the moon, to the way animals instinctually react to eclipses, there are many real-life examples of how the energy of our solar system impacts our own energetic fields every day.
But, what does it mean to have your energy influenced by an external force? How is that even possible?
In A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness, scientist Itzhak Bentov posits that the entire universe is shaped like a toroidal sphere. Ancient Vedic scholars (some of whom were astrologers) understood this, in human form, as the alignments of the chakras in our bodies. Essentially, energy is at its most concentrated at the center of our body — exactly where each of the 7 main chakras are located. From there it radiates out on both sides of the body and then sweeps back in, forming the shape of a doughnut.
Ancient philosophy and science alike recognize that the energy of our bodies can be influenced by the energy of other things around us. Take the Moon as an example. We know, scientifically, that the Moon influences the tides of the ocean. We also know, scientifically, that human bodies are made of mostly water. Is it so far-fetched, then, to believe that the Moon must also influence us?
In the same way, each planetary body in our solar system has its own energetic force, similar to the toroidal spheres. Ancient scholars named each of these planets after a god or goddess that exhibited certain qualities they found to be relative to the planet they were observing. Today, we can use these studies to help us understand how to structure our day in alignment with each of these celestial bodies.
Planet's Associated with Week Days
HERE'S HOW IT SHAKES OUT
Monday = the Moon
The energy of the moon is fluid, deep feeling, nurturing and can sometimes be intense. Think waking up slowly, making a delicious cup of tea or coffee and spending an hour in deep meditation. Mondays are meant to be slow days and are best for reflection and introspection. It's an excellent day to reflect on the previous week.
If you can, take your time waking up on Mondays. Start the day with a yummy ritual like meditation or mindful breathing. If you have the ability to create a flexible schedule, I'd highly suggest waiting until Tuesday to schedule meetings. Because the moon can sometimes cause us to feel deeply, we may not be in the right headspace to soak up 50 action items in a 2-hour long meeting. If you don't have any flexibility, I'd highly encourage you to take 5 minutes before your meeting to do some mindful breathing exercises (you can easily do those at your desk!). This will ground you and help you feel a little more at ease while listening to your colleague's 40-page slide deck presentation.
Tuesday = Mars
Tuesday is a day for ACTION! Whether it's starting a new project that's already been planned out, meeting with new clients, or even starting a business, the energy of the planet Mars is behind you this day. In some ways, Tuesday should really be the first day of the week because we often feel incredibly motivated and high energy. Mars brings clarity, fire, action, and drive. But be careful, you can also feel incredibly impatient on this day and your temper might just flare.
Tuesdays are great days to start new things - plain and simple. Use the fiery, strong-willed energy of the planet Mars to (in the words of JVN) GET THINGS DONE, HUNNY.
Wednesday = Mercury
Wednesdays are a day for communication. Thinking about trying a new email strategy? Today is a good day to give it a whirl. Folks are more likely to be open to new forms of communication on this day. Want to know why Wednesdays are typically one of the highest engagement days on social media? Mercury. Embrace your social butterfly today. Attend a networking event, share a new idea with a colleague, it might even be a good day to talk about something that's a little uncomfortable — personally or professionally.
Mercury is encouraging us to talk it out, share our ideas, and build social bonds.
Thursday = Jupiter
Thursday is a day of joy, abundance, expansion, and adventure. All of these words describe the planet Jupiter and the energy it supports. Book a vacation and/or start your trip on Thursdays. Ask for a raise (or raise your prices or billable rate) on Thursdays. Brainstorm a new idea or plan that will take your business to the next level. Because Jupiter is curious, Thursdays are also a great day for learning something new — be it professional development in your field or learning a new skill.
The energy of Jupiter encourages us to think big, chase after our wildest dreams, and build a connection with ideas and people that encourage us to step outside of our comfort zone.
Friday = Venus
Ever heard of Feel Good Friday? Yeah, that's the energy of Venus at work. Venus is the planet of yummy, feel-good, warm, sensual experiences. It’s also the planet of stability — think family, home, and finances.
Fridays, just like Mondays, are a great day to slow down. Save those client meetings (if you can) for Tuesday-Thursday. If you have the ability to, Fridays are a great day to take the day off, or work at a super cozy coffee shop. Because Venus is also related to financial stability, you could open a new savings account and then transfer a little bit of money into the account every Friday.
Saturday = Saturn
Saturday is all about taking practical steps toward what you want to achieve. Saturdays are great days to plan out your next email or social media campaign strategy. They're also a really great day to do research — think market analysis.
Saturdays are great days to make a list for the week ahead. Because the energy of Saturn is practical and mission-oriented, you'll have that energy backing you — making sure that no stone goes unturned! Saturdays would also be great days to draft up client contracts (but don't necessarily send them! I'd revisit that on Wednesday).
Sunday = The Sun
Sunday Funday, anyone? Yup — you can thank the energy of the Sun for that. What do you think of when you think of the Sun? Big, bright, bold, powerful? That's exactly how we're encouraged to feel today.
Sundays are great days, much like Thursdays, to think big. Because the Sun is more action-oriented than Jupiter, today can be a great day to try out a new, bold idea. Perhaps a new social media ad or a revamp to your website. Today, look at things a little more selfishly that will ultimately lead you toward more fulfillment in your business.
I hope you found these tips useful — try them out for yourself and see what you think! Are you already doing some of these things? What new things will you incorporate into your routine?
This piece was written and contributed by:
Meaghan is a Marketing Coach, currently living in Charlotte, NC. With a background in teaching and over 5 years of experience in corporate marketing, she decided to use her skills to develop marketing materials and resources that new business owners could ACTUALLY use. Her attention to detail and crazy work ethic help her transform not only the success of a business, but the mindset of the person running that business. She’ll be your biggest cheerleader, your accountability coach, and your business strategist.