The Seven Alchemical Metals & Planets of the Week

From joedubs.com – To read more about the daily planets and metals

Ancient Mesopotamian astrologers devised a seven day week inspired by the heavenly bodies that wandered about the sky.  There were seven in total.  The equally sized flashlight and nightlight in the sky, the sun and moon, along with the other five wandering orbs of light thus form the basis of this alchemical cosmology.

The word planet comes from the Greek planētēs, meaning “wanderer”.  So by definition the Sun and Moon were considered planets to the Ancients.

Of the days that are not named directly after the seven planets, their name is derived from the Norse Gods associated with the respective planet.  The origin of Sunday is of course from the Sun in the sky.  Of the seven known metals, the Sun has always represented gold, irrespective of time and place.

Monday or more properly, ‘Moon-day’, is known as …

Saturday Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences

Saturday
Magickal Intentions:
Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundries, Time and Death
Incense:
Black Poppy Seed
Myrrh
Planet:
Saturn
Sign:
Capricorn
Aquarius
Angel:
Cassiel
Colors:
Black
Grey
Indigo
Herbs/Plants:
Myrrh
Moss
Hemlock
Wolfsbane
Coltsfoot
Nightshade
Fir
Stones:
Jet
Smokey Quartz
Amethyst
Black Onyx
Snowflake Obsidian
Lava
Pumice