© 2016 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter July 2016
by Bruce Johnson
Ancient Chaldean priest/astrologers related the seven days of the week to the Sun, the Moon, and the five “wandering stars”. Each day he had its corresponding color, metal, minerals and gemstones that were in magnetic sympathy with its ruling planet. The Chaldean order of the planets began with the Moon and ended with Saturn, with the Sun and Moon included as planets. These seven celestial bodies combined with the seven days and their affinities were placed on a seven-pointed star or heptagon symbol in a ritual pattern by Chaldean astrologers.
Monday was ruled by the queen of lunar forces, the Moon, whose color was violet. Monday’s metal was silver, and like the other six days, had its related stones. These included garnet and orange stones, peridot, and topaz.
Wednesday was overseen by Mercury, the planet of Thoth, with yellow as its color, and quicksilver as its metal. Emeralds and green stones, diamonds, rock crystal, clear stones, and onyx were linked with Wednesday due to their affinity with the planet Mercury.
Venus, or Sukra who was the older sister to Earth, governed Friday. The indigo ray was the color associated with Friday, like copper and brass were congruous metals. Gemstones corresponding to Friday and Venus included peridot, topaz, zircon, bloodstone, and jasper.
The Sun as the central life-giving force, was the ruler of Sunday, with orange as its color, and gold as its metal. Gems and minerals connected by harmonious magnetism to Sunday were lapis lazuli, sapphire and blue stones, along with carnelian, ruby, and red stones.
Tuesday’s ruler was fiery Mars, whose color was red, and metals were iron and steel. Stones corresponding to Tuesday were carnelian, ruby and red stones, agates, chrysolite, citrine, and yellow stones.
Giant Jupiter was the planetary ruler of Thursday. The ancients divided the color spectrum into seven primary colors, with blue as the traditional color of Thursday. Metals from the mineral kingdom attuned to Jupiter’s energies included tin and pewter. Amethyst and violet stones, garnet and orange stones, and jasper all had an affinity to Thursday.
The ringed planet Saturn, who symbolizes cycles of time, ruled Saturday. Saturday’s color was green, and lead was its metal. Chrysolite, citrine and yellow stones, bloodstone, and zircon, were stones associated with Saturday.
The adept Appolonius of Tyana, the great religious reformer and miracle-worker of the First Century A.D. had a set of seven special rings, one for each day of the week. The rings were made of seven different metals and with each ring containing a different gemstone. Each ring was attuned to one of the seven Chaldean planets and one day of the week. Appollonius changed his rings daily to align with the changing planetary rulership and change in etheric forces.
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.