# God Created the World in 7 Days? Whats up with “7 Days”?

The Bible says, and I guess I might be paraphrasing, “God created the world in 7 days.” That is sort of interesting since we have a “week” which lasts 7 days. Why does the week last 7 days???

The answer is in heaven. No, not the “pearly gates” – in the actual sky, the “heavens.” There are 7 days in a week because there are 7 lights in the sky that move around while all the rest of the lights up there stay put in their relative positions:

1. The Sun
2. The Moon
3. Mercury
4. Venus
5. Mars
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn

And so we have one day for each planet.

1. The Sun has Sunday
2. The Moon has Monday
3. Mercury has “Mercoledì” – influenced by the Norse language became “Wednesday”
4. Venus has “Venerdì” – “Friday” by Norse influence.
5. Mars has “Martedì” – “Tuesday” by Norse influence.
6. Jupiter has “Jovedi” – “Thursday” from the Norse influence.
7. Saturn has Saturday

OK, so why are they out of order? Because it is complicated. I will try to explain it simply.

• Step 1: Order the planets from slowest moving to fastest moving and you get this: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon.
• Step 2: Split the day into 24 “hours”, give one hour to each planet in the above order, starting from Sunrise.
• Step 3: When the first day is done you will be partially through the third cycle of the order of planets from slowest to fastest. Don’t restart, keep going. Start the next day with the planet who naturally follows in order.
• Step 4: The planet ruling the hour of Sunrise is the planet who rules the day. The day is named after that planet

And that explains it.

So the first day would be Saturn’s day (Saturday). The last planet to rule an hour on Saturday is Mars (do the pencil work matching each planet to each hour in the order of slowest to fastest and you will see why). The next planet in the natural speed order after Mars is the Sun. So the Sun rules the hour of the next Sunrise, the next day. So the next day after Saturday is Sunday.

If you pencil it out you will see that the planet ruling the hour of the next sunrise is the Moon – so the next day is “Monday.” And so on and so forth you will see the familiar order of the weekdays unfold.

## Creating the World in 7 Days

Each of these 7 planets is responsible for one specific aspect of reality. So all seven of them together make the complete creation.

1. Sun = Awareness, identity (Ego)
2. Moon = Experience, reflection, opinion, emotion. (Mind)
3. Mercury = Conceptualization and communication (Intellect)
4. Venus = Sensual experience (the Body of senses)
5. Mars = Energy, Passion (Ambition)
6. Jupiter = Morals (Guidance)
7. Saturn = Limitations of reality (Grief)

This is what it really means to say, “God created the world in 7 days.”  Well, who am I to say what it “really” means. But this is the only way it makes great sense as far as I know or care to know right now. The statement is telling you that there are seven parts to existence, each one overseen by a specific planetary force, and that taken altogether these seven forces are the complete “creation” of the material universe.

- Vic DiCara

# Astrological Calendars and Clocks

Astrological time is interesting. Have you ever wondered why there are 12 months in a year? 7 days in a week? 24 hours in a day?

There are 12 months because the moon completes 12 cycles (12 full moons) during a year (see the word “moon” in “month”?). That’s also why there are 12 zodiac signs.

There are 7 days in a week because there are 7 astrological planets. One owns each day.

There are 24 hours in a day because there are 12 signs, and the day has 2 halves, daytime and nighttime. 12×2 = 24. The first half of the male signs and last half of the female signs belongs to the lord of the daytime, the Sun. The first half of the female signs and the last half of the male signs belongs to the lord of the night, the Moon. So, there are 24 hours.

The planet who owns the hour, day, month and year gets a boost in how astrologically strong it is at the time.

It is based on this universal principle:

 Day Planet Sunday Domingo 日 Sun 日 Monday Lunes 月 Moon 月 Tuesday Martes 火 Mars 火星 Wednesday Miercoles 水 Mercury 水星 Thursday Jueves 木 Jupiter 木星 Friday Viernes 金 Venus 金星 Saturday Sabado 土 Saturn 土星

Just remember that the astrological day starts and ends at sunrise, not at midnight! So, if your normal calendar says “Monday” but it is before sunrise on that day, the astrological day is still Sunday.

The astrological “year” starts on the day the Sun enters Aries. Whatever planet owns the day of the week on which this happens becomes the lord of the year and gets a slight boost in strength for the duration of the year (15 virupas).

Astrological “months” start every time the Sun enters a new sign. Whatever planet owns the day of the week on which the Sun enters a new sign becomes the lord of that month a gets a boost in strength during that month (30 virupas).

Astrological days are simple. All you have to remember is that they start at sunrise, not midnight. Whatever planet owns the weekday gets a boost in strength during that day. (45 virupas).

Astrological hours are not exactly the same as our modern hours, but are based on sunrise. At sunrise, the first hour begins. The duration of time between one sunrise and the next gets divided into 24 portions. A different planet rules each hour. The lord of the weekday owns the first hour when the Sun rises. The next hour belongs to the lord of the 6th weekday from the Sun, Venus. The third hour belongs to the lord of the 6th weekday from Venus, Mercury. The fourth hour belongs to the lord of the 6th weekday from Mercury, the Moon. And so on. Whatever planet owns the current hour gets a significant boost in strength (a full rupa, 60 virupas).

- Vic DiCara