What symbolism is associated with Wednesday? And where does the name come from?
The origin of name that we call the days of our week are coined from the planetary bodies by early alchemist/astrologers of ancient Rome: Monday is the day of the moon or moon-day, Saturday being the day of Saturn or saturn-day and Sunday the sun.
Wednesday is named after Woden, associated with the planet Mercury. The planet that symbolizes communication, silver, air and balance. Hermes is the archetypal figure of Mercury is the communicator and messenger of God, the helper who transmits in “the in-between”.
He is the winged one, who fly’s across the Air with quickness and accuracy, a helper guide, the clear messenger. Birds are also known as helper guides who relay messages from man to God, without hesitation. We see Hermes also holding the alchemy symbol of the Caduceus in his hand, with two snakes spiraling upwards in harmony to meet in the middle of two symmetrical flying wings, representing healing and the balance of duality.
Mercury is neither seen as Masculine or Feminine, it is a merge and balance of the two. Hermes is were the root of the word hermaphrodite comes from. As well as the planet of the twined sign Gemini. Wednesday is considered our “hump day”, the middle, the merger or the day in-between. A nice day to reflect on both sides of our lives in a balanced, clear container that the energy of Wednesday creates.
There are colors associated to each day and planet in Alchemy and Wednesdays are silvers and oranges. Consider that Mercury is the fastest moving planet. It is the “quicksilver”, the element of Mercury that makes up this planet. A bright gray silver essence. Silver on its own has a sharpness and quickness about its energy. I have also seen how mercury has a soft faded blue to silver blue shade to it as well.
Mercury helps us to connect the dots efficiently, understanding complex knowledge sharply, communicating that acquired knowledge clearly and view of an overall holistic understanding of the insights presented to us as we flow throughout our unfoldment. Theres that hinting and parental push there assisting us to strengthen our understanding of what our personal flow feels and looks like and how that creates balance in our lives so that we may feel more inclined to create and move with purpose and meaning.