How To Organize Your Week According To The Planets

It's not uncommon for people to plan events around astrology. For example, you've probably heard that it's a bad idea to get your haircut during Venus retrograde, or maybe you've noticed how seriously some people take astrology and romantic compatibility to inform their dating life. As celebrity astrologer and author Aliza Kelly tells InTouch, tracking the astrological energy of your own cosmic cycles can "[create] a link between when you practice your manifestation and what is going on in your life based on the timing of how different planets and different orbits are in flow." In fact, no matter what stage of your journey you might find yourself in, astrology gives you the chance to study your own personal cycles when the planets in the sky activate the planets in your birth chart.

Of course, while it's fun to see who you might end up with according to your sign, there's an even simpler way to use the cosmos to your advantage. As astrologer Jennifer Freed, Ph.D., explains to Verywell Mind, astrology can be an incredible tool for people to "develop their unique gifts and use it for confirmation and encouragement." And in astrology, each day of the week is ruled by a different planet, which means the themes, strengths, and weaknesses of that planet will be strengthened on that corresponding day. And if you're looking to give your weekly schedule a serious overhaul, astrology gives you the perfect chance to utilize the extra energy of each planet in your day-to-day life.

What planet rules each day of the week?

Before you can start planning your schedule and social life using the planets, it's important to learn which days are linked to which planets and which types of activities that are best suited for each of those days. For starters, there's a reason Mondays are so moody: it's ruled by the moon, which makes this the best day for meditating, resting, and relaxing (via Tuesday is ruled by the passionate and fiery Mars, so this is the best day to run errands and cross things off of your to-do list. Wednesday is governed by communicative Mercury, so schedule your meetings (and knock out some emails) on this day. Almost at the weekend, Thursday is ruled by Jupiter, which gives an uplifting and optimistic vibe. This is a good day to do your hobbies, hang out with friends, or try something new.

Friday is ruled by Venus, the planet of romance, so schedule your girls' night out or even a romantic dinner date for this night. Next, Saturday is governed by Saturn, the planet of responsibility, which makes this a good day for cleaning up around the house and planning for the week ahead. Then, finally, Sunday is ruled by the sun, so after a long week of getting things done, you should take this one for yourself as a self–care day where you pamper yourself a bit, per The Blissful Mind. This strategy for planning your weekly events will ensure that you always have the stars on your side and that you can get the most out of every day.

Tips for planning your week with the planets

When working with the planets and astrology to map out your life, remember that life will inevitably throw you curveballs and you might have to improvise. However, knowing the planetary energy can give you the advantage of avoiding these instances if you can. "There's astrology as the map but your free will is where all of the steps that you choose to take will determine how the journey goes," artist and astrologer Kolina explained in a tweet. When creating your own cosmically–aligned schedule, remember that the purpose of astrology is not to deny free will. It's about tracking the energetic influences in your chart and making informed decisions for yourself.

Another thing to keep in mind is how the larger planetary transits will change the overall mood from week to week. There are many different cycles in astrology, and when it comes to planning your personal astrology, there are a few things to keep an eye on. For example, if a planet ruling a certain day of the week is retrograde for a long period of time, you can expect that day of the week to be more chaotic than usual (via Likewise, if the planet ruling a certain day of the week is transiting the sign it rules (e.g. Mars is in Aries on a Tuesday), you can expect extra luck and harmony in your daily activities. This amazingly simple method for tracking the skies can help you spot certain obstacles and pass them to achieve your dreams.