Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii. This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver—which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?
When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender, and even ferns.
Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied into Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication—especially if your actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts.
The angel Raphael rules this day. He is considered a healing angel, as well as the protector of pilgrims. Interestingly, Wednesday is governed by the planet Mercury. This planet (and the Roman god) is symbolic of travel (pilgrimage), translations and exchange in all kinds of communication. Raphael and Mercury combined are a super duo when it comes to exchanging ideas, proposals or feelings to other people. This terrific twosome is a great formula for successful travel. I’m not talking physical travel exclusively. We can also travel places in our minds, through contemplation or meditation. Wednesday is a great day for astral travel, international travel, small day trips – and also auspicious for allowing our words to travel fluidly to our higher power (as in prayer/devotionals) and/or communicating with friends, family, co-workers, etc. Your thoughts and words are best received on this day.
Deities: Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin, Woden
Colors: Yellow, Silver, Gray, Purple, Orange, Mixed Colors
Crystals: Agates, Amber, Aventurine, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, Mercury/Quicksilver, Pumice, Sodalite, Zinc
Herbs & Plants: Aspen Trees, Ferns, Lavender, Lilies, Periwinkle
Incenses: Eucalyptus, Mercury Oil, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweetpea
Energies & Associations: Answers, Arts, Business Transaction, Chance, Charisma, Communication, Creativity, Debt, Divination, Education, Fear, Flexibility, Fortune, Gambling, Luck, Mental Health, Psychic Work, Quickness, Study, Summoning Spirits, Swiftness, Teaching, Travel, Work, Writing
Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.
Planet – Mercury, Chiron
Sign – Virgo, Gemini
Angel – Raphael
Color – Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Purple
Plants – Fern, lavender, hazel, cherry, periwinkle
Stones – Aventurine, bloodstone, hematite, moss agate, sodalite
Intention – Wisdom, healing, communication, intelligence, memory, education
Element – Earth
More Qualities – Messages, the mind, the intellect, siblings, the arts, partnership, correspondences, phone calls, computers, messages, students, merchants, editing, writing, advertising, signing contracts, neighbors, kin, accounting, clerks, critics, music, editors, journalist, visual arts, hiring employees, learning languages, placing ads, telephone calls, visiting friends, legal appointments, astrology