Sunday and Astrology

Sunday and Astrology

By Graham Dull

Aristotle's Universe


Aristotle had this view. He placed the earth at the centre of the universe, with the fixed stars at the outer perimeter, and he arranged the seven visible moving bodies orbiting the earth at different distances.

Determining and naming the days of the week

Long ago astrologers named the days of the week.

They used this formula. They arranged the seven visible moving bodies (sun, moon, and the five visible planets) in order starting with the one nearest to us and progressing through to the most distant.

This gave the following order, Moon (closest), Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn -- which matches Aristotle's universe.

Astrologers then made calculations wherein they named the days of the week.

We can easily duplicate their calculations

Arrange the seven deities in the given order to form a circle, starting with the Moon (which is the nearest) and place all in order around the circle.

(See the following chart which places them in an anti-clockwise order.)

Then link them all together with a seven pointed star.


Commencing with the Sun, follow the arrows on the chart. The completed pattern names the days of the week in the correct order.

By placing the deity of the Sun in the first and most prominent position (on the first day of the week) the ancients firmly established his unquestioned supremacy. And now after thousands of years, and throughout the world, we still continue to follow this astral cycle day after day after day.

As we hurry on our way, few of us even pause to consider the significance of our well-ordered week, and the importance that was once placed on Sun Day, Moon Day, etc in respect to worship and idolatry.


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