The origin of Thursday? It’s named after Thor – the Norse Thunder God also known as Jupiter. It is thus lucky for Sagittarians and their aspirations.
In France, it’s Jeudi – Jove Day or Day of Jupiter. In many Indian languages, Thursday is Guruvar, as Guru is the Sanskrit name for Jupiter.
And how nice to think of the Jupiter-blessed bits of your chart (natally or by transit) as having a guru.
If you are a devout Christian, you don’t say Thursday – you say 5th day. It’s to avoid acknowledging a Pagan God.
I love how the old Gods live on in such a prosaic fashion. We name our days after them but say they’re forgotten or were never real.
Was the folk rhyme that starts with “Monday’s child is fair of face” a subtle way to keep the memory of this ancient association?
Nearly every language attaches the days of the week to these same deities: Sunday – the Sun and Monday the Moon. Mars is Tuesday, and Mercury owns Wednesday. Then there is Thor’s day, Friday for Frida’s day or the day of Venus and Saturn’s Day. AKA Saturday.
If you think for even a moment about the origin of Thursday, you detect the more in-depth story beneath.
Image: Thor – Ragnorak