Tuesday Belongs to Mars

Using the Planets to Plan Your Week

Rachael Middleton
Sep 3 · 5 min read
“black marker pen on open book” by Estée Janssens on Unsplash

If you are lucky enough to be able to plan your own schedule you may also have encountered the challenge of effective time management. Planning your agenda taking the energy of the moment into account is one of the most useful forms of astrology.

Each day of the week has a planetary ruler, and Tuesday belongs to Mars. On a planet’s given day, matters of that planet will be more favored, energetically focused on and in general, highlighted.

Traditional astrology assigns the seven planets to the days of the week as follows: Monday/the Moon, Tuesday/Mars, Wednesday/Mercury, Thursday/Jupiter, Friday/Venus, Saturday/Saturn, Sunday/the Sun.

What does that mean? Well, it means:

Monday is the Moon’s day.

Mondays are one of the best days to take off if possible to tend to your personal affairs. I know many people who are not bound by a traditional work schedule who choose to take Monday for themselves. It’s also been interesting to me that many restaurants (a Moon related industry) are closed to the public (also ruled by the Moon) on Mondays. The reason is that it is usually one of the slowest days in the restaurant business (people prefer to stay home and eat).

Tuesday is a whole different energy. Mars is a planet that is considered to be one of the malefics (aka trouble makers) in astrology. I am not saying that every Tuesday is a bad day, but if I had to pick a day of the week to be more cautious, it would be Tuesday.

A History of Treacherous Tuesdays

It’s also worthy to note that Election Day in the US always falls on a Tuesday. It always struck me as odd that a Tuesday be a designated day for something, but when I learned that Mars, which represents our will, rules Tuesday, it seemed appropriate for a day where we were supposedly choosing our leaders, saying who we wanted to be in charge. Mars also favors men, being aggressive, polarizing through creating rivalry or adversary — fitting for what we see in political theater. On Election Day that first Tuesday in November, the Sun (which represents our leaders) is always in Scorpio, which is a sign ruled by Mars.

Tuesday would be a great day to schedule a fight or work out or do anything that requires you to spend a lot of physical or outward energy. It’s not going to be a good day to carry out matters of diplomacy or make nice; Try that on Friday.

What About Wednesday?

Wednesdays are great for sending out communications and for having meetings, but keep them brief and on point, attention spans are not at their longest, but wits can be sharp.

Thursday Bonus

The energy of Jupiter is one that tunes into gratitude, every Thanksgiving is always celebrated on a Thursday, Jupiter’s Day.

Venus Rules Friday, Pay Day and Date Night

Friday is a good day to schedule a beauty treatment, social engagement or any Venus ruled activity. The feeling of a Friday is pretty high spirited and it marks the beginning of the weekend, which for many people is either their main free time, but for others(like those in the restaurant business for example) is when they really make money at work.

Saturday — Saturn’s Day and the Sabbath

Saturn rules Saturday. Saturn rules agriculture, and Saturdays are often a huge day for Farmer’s Markets. It is a great day for taking care of important business or “adulting”, and even though it is during the weekend, it’s not the most suited day for having fun.

Sunday — Day of of the Sun


For love. For Astrology. For the Love of Astrology.

Rachael Middleton

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practicing astrologer and small organic farmer iheartastrology.net


For love. For Astrology. For the Love of Astrology.

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