Runic Days of the Week – “Sun’s Day” or “Sunnadagr”
“Sun’s Day” or “Sunnadagr”
“Sun’s Day” or “Sunnadagr” as it is known in Old Norse is Sunday and represents vitality, self-expression, pride, creativity, and life.
In Southern Europe the Moon is usually considered to be feminine and the Sun masculine. In Scandinavia, England and North Germany, the Moon is usually considered to be masculine while the Sun is feminine.
Sowilo (Germanic), Saugil (Gothic), Sigil or Sigel (Old English), Sol (Old Norse), Soilleir (Gaelic) representing the Sun! This Rune refers to wholeness, life’s energy, Sun’s energy, and health.
In the Germanic tradition, the Goddess is known as Sunna. The Norwegians called her Sol while in Scandinavia she was also known as Glory-of-Elves, the Goddess who would give birth to a daughter after doomsday, thus producing the new sun of the next creation. The Eddas said: “One beaming daughter the bright Sun bears before she is swallowed by Fenrir; so shall the maid pace her mother’s way when the gods have gone to their doom.” (Walker)
Use this rune for healing, wholeness and energy!
The Rune to use for this day is Raidho (Germanic), Raidha (Gothic), Rad (Old English), Reidh (ON), Ruig (Gaelic) which represents the solar wheel. This Rune also represents horseback riding, oak trees, the cart, and the chariot. Observing the sun traveling across the sky from East to West probably enlightened kind to invent the wheel. This is also a day of spiritual reunion, that which is above is also below. It can be a day of meditation, rest, and reflection. This is also the day that some families get into their gasoline driven chariots and head out for a Sunday drive involving a picnic, visit etc.
Use this rune for meditation, enrichment or travel which can be mental or physical. In many cultures, especially in Europe, this is a day that washing cannot be hung outside in public. This is a solar day and the sun dries wet wash! The preferable day for laundry is on Monday known as “Moon’s Day!”
“Sun Goddess,” The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
by Barbara G. Walker, Harper, San Francisco, First Edition, 1986, p 962