God created the world in 6 Days and on the 7th Day he rested.
Naturally this story is an anology and cannot be accepted
on its face value. We all know that the Earth was in fact
created over millions of years. The creation story was formulated
to have meaning to its audience, and simply indicated the
different stage that God used in his plan of creation for
the universe and man.
Let's look at where it all started, "In the Beginning
God created the Heaven and the Earth" (Genesis 1.1.).
This has been interpreted, bearing in mind translation/interpretation
difficulties from the original Hebrew, to, In the beginning
God created the heavens that were seven in number. These
were the seven planets ( Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,
Venus and Saturn) and their fields (Orbits or Seven Heavens).
At this stage we can assume that the actual Earch was not
in physical existance, just part of Gods future creation
First Day - On the first day God created
the Sun in order to give light and warmth to the Earth.
Again we have to make the assumption, with due consideration
to audience undertstanding, that the concept of the Earth
was already created, not the actual planet as this and the
other planets would form from the power of the Sun.
The Suns actual creation is captured in Gods command, "Let
there be be Light". Again this can relate to the "Big
Bang" theory. The Sun from which all the planets were
formed was created and the light of the sun spread through
the solar system, throwing out matter which formed the planets
we know today. God then gave dominion of the Sun to the
Archangel Michael and Sunday became the first day of the
Second Day - By the second day, the
Earth had aready formed and God how was formed the Moon,
from the Suns matter. The Moon's day, Monday, is therefore
the second day of the week.
In Hebrew the word for the number two is Shemin or Ashnem.
This is composed of the words Ash, fire, and Nem, slumber,
and means the Star of Slumber. This determines the Moon's
office to the second day of the week and also gives reference
to her domain during night. God gave dominion of the Moon
the the Archangel Gabriel. The Moon is a watery planet and
therefore the Earth during this period was covered entirely
The Moon represents the Astrological Sign of Cancer the
Third Day - On the third day, Tuesday,
Mars was created and God gave dominion of the planet to
the Archangel Samael.From the Hebrew word for number three
Mars is assigned to the third day of the week.
On this day God forced the dry land up above the waters.
The mountains rose and God said: "Let the land produce
Mars represents the Astrological Sign of: Aries & Scorpio
Fourth Day - On this day, Wednesday,
the planet Mercury was created and it's dominion was given
to the Archangel Raphael.In Hebrew the word for the number
four, Arabo, is composed of the words Ar, light, i.e. as
the light from a star, and Rabo, which means activity, business
or employment. Thus, Mercury is the "star of employment".
Arabo can also mean a finger, or a grasshopper. The root
of the word "rab" means "to discuss or argue".
The word Arabo, the number four, therefore refers to Mercury
as the guardian of the fourth day,
Mercury represents the Astrological Sign of: Genin &
Fifth day - Jupiter was created on
the fifth day (Thursday) and dominion of the planet assigned
to the Archangel Sachiel ( AKA: Sadkiel).
Jupiter represents the Astrological Sign of: Pisces &
Sixth Day - On this day (Friday) we
are told that God completed the creation of the universe
. Venus In Hebrew the number six, Shish, is an abbreviation
of Ash-ish which means the star of existence. On the sixth
day Man was created and creation completed. In this manner
the day gave the uprise to existence. According to Job (38:6-7)
the cornerstone or capstone of creation was lay down; while
the mourning stars sang together and all the angles (or
Sons of God) shouted for joy. Music and happiness are both
virtues of Venus. From the Hebrew Shish, or number six,
it is therefore apparent that Venus rules the sixth day.
Venus represents the Astrological Sign of: Taurus &
Friday belongs to the Son of Man. Jesus becomes identified
with the capstone and was crucified on a Friday (Psalms
118:22, Luke 9:22, Acts 4:11) (To add some detail; It is
Gabriel, the angel of the Moon and planet of fertility,
that comes to Mary and says she is to be with child. While
Jesus is to have given up his ghost on the 8th hour of a
Friday which is the planetary hour of Mercury. At this moment
he gives out a cry (Mercury) and hence a circle is completed).
Pisces is the sign representing the Christian principle.
While the natural ruler of Pisces, Jupiter, signifies anointment,
it is the feet, ruled by Pisces, which is the part of body
commonly associated with anointment. Jupiter and Venus,
God (Jove) and Man, share dignity, or friendship, in the
sign of Pisces, which represents Heaven, or the Garden of
Seventh Day - The seventh day, Saturday,
receives its name from the planet Saturn. His angel is Cassiel.
Shebo, the Hebrew word for the number seven, is a combine
of the words Ash, a star, and Sheb, old age. Thus, Saturn
is the star of old age..
Saturn represents the Astrological Sign of: Capricorn
Much of the above information has been extracted for a
much larger article witen by A. J. Bevan. See article title
Beavan, Andrew. J - The Seven Days of Creation
and fundemental order in Astrology.