Monday is the second day of the week. It follows Sunday and precedes Tuesday. Monday is considered the first day of the work week and school week. The Romans named this day after the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite.
On Monday we enter a fresh cycle of activity. We find ourselves responding to the demands of the new week, as well as attending to unfinished matters for the week before. The Moon oversees tasks that are performed on a regular basis and executed with only minor variations. These small duties are discharged in response to practical necessity and ask for flexibility in our emotional outlook. The major challenge of Monday is an irrational moodiness or restlessness which pervades the day and can only be reduced by calmness. At the end of Monday we may have done a little of this and that, but if have been open and responsive, our situation will be greatly improved.
The Monday Two-minute Task
These actions add fresh energy to life and upgrade our environment. Change your linens and make your bed. Hang up any clothes that are lying around. Start a new load of laundry. Unload the dishwasher and put the dishes away. Make a grocery list by checking the items in your pantry or refrigerator that will soon need to be replaced. Water your indoor plants. Do a thorough inventory of your office supplies and place an order. Refill the paper tray in the photocopier or printer. Return any loose papers to their folder. Clean out your email.
Angel of the Day
Archangel Gabriel rules Monday. He is associated with human reproduction and childbirth. He oversees the natural workings of the lunar calendar. Streams, rivers, lakes and oceans carry his energy. Gabriel stills the emotions and is shown carrying a white lily.
THE MONDAY INNER SELF
Individuals born on Monday experience life within an emotional framework. Like the riders of a roller coaster, one moment they are up and the next day they are down. Moon types can make themselves extremely unhappy if they compare their lives to others. They do better to react to situations rather than to set the pace. They do better to react to situations rather than to set the pace. They excel when they relax and go with the flow, especially natural rhythms. Their responses to problems are quite sound as they can sense the needs of those around them, but they make the mistake of becoming too attached. Moon types are sustained by the power of their own imaginations and memories. Overall their lives suffer or prosper depending upon their emotional habits.
Rest and Recharge
Reinforce your MONDAY nature in the following locations: wilderness preserve, vacation cabins, natural streams, out-of-the way rivers, peaceful lagoons, old harbors, sea shore, bed and breakfasts, houseboats, ferries, public aquariums, reflective pools, soaking tubs, steam rooms, and health saunas.
Vedic astrology suggests the Pearl to experience the lunar qualities of nurturance and emotional peace. Wearing pearls reduces personal tension and improves the home atmosphere. Western astrology recommends a number of white or watery stones for Monday including the Mother of Pearl, Aquamarine, Moonstone and Selenite.
These natural substances intensify the Lunar effect in prayer, meditation and spells: African Violet, Birch, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavender, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose, White Iris, White Poppy, Willow, Wormwood and Ylang-Ylang.