THURSDAY – The Day of Strength,The Day of Jupiter

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The Day of Strength
 The Day of Jupiter

thursdaeg (Anglo-Saxon) donnerstag (Germanic) dies jovis (Latin) vrihaspat-var or guru-var (Hindu) jumerat (Islamic) jeudi (French) moku youbi (Japanese)

Traditionally seen as the fifth day of the week. Originally associated with two gods, ‘Jove’ and ‘Thor’. Thor was the God of Thunder hence the day also being known a ‘Thunderday’. Jove was also known to be associated with thunder, with the French renaming the day ‘Jeudi’ which means ‘Jove’s Day’. ‘Maundy Thursday’ is the Thursday before Good Friday when in the Roman Catholic faith, the preparation of washing the feet begins. Traditionally those of high office within the church, including royalty would wash the feet of the poor on this day. In John, xiii, 34, the ceremony is outlined with ‘Mandatum novum do vobis’ meaning ‘a new commandment I give unto you’. The washing of the feet is associated with Jesus washing the feet of the poor, and also too of Mary of Magdala washing the feet of Jesus. In Germany (Europe) Thursday was believed traditionally to be the most unluckiest of the week. As a result the practice grew of ensuring that no important business should be carried out, no marriages and even that no child should be sent to school for their first time on this day. ‘Black Thursday’ was the name given to February 6 1851 in Australia when a powerful fire swept in from the bush to blaze a trail across Victoria. According to the English historian Richard Grafton certain dates of the month were unlucky as published in the ‘Manual’ in 1565. Days throughout the year were identified and of course could have related to any day of the week. The date was the most important point to consider. The work was reputed to have some credence with support given by astronomers of the day.  Columba, or Columcille is associated with this day, as it is known that he was born on a Thursday in 521, on the 7 December. The Celtic church notes this feast day as 7 June, revered across the British Isles and Brittany as a truly sacred man of God hence the association in ancient times of this being a holy day.


Against Headache

Against Headache





“O, pain in my head,
The father of all evil,
Look upon thee now!
Thou hast greatly pained me,
Thou tormentest my head,
Remain not in me!
Go thou, go thou, go home,
Whence thou, Evil One didst suck,
Thither, thither hasten!
Who treads upon my shadow.
To him be the pain!
By Migene Gonzales-Wippler

Daily Feng Shui Tip for October 28 – ‘Saint Jude’s Day’

Whenever my siblings and I had any sort of troubling issue my mother would counsel us to invoke the intercession of Saint Jude whose mission is to guide, protect and help. Mom promised that no matter how big our concerns, Saint Jude could handle them. He is, after all, the ‘Patron Saint of Lost Causes’ and he has been known to help those who are in deep despair. So on today’s ‘Saint Jude’s Day’ I would like to take the opportunity to thank him from the bottom of my often-healed heart! I have absolute faith that any time I share a sincere request Saint Jude will interceded almost as quickly as he was invoked. There are special novenas that can be said to Saint Jude, with many different versions offering the same petitioning prayer. But instead of calling on him for help today, I just want to thank him, and hope that those reading this tip will now know of the oceans of assistance available to them, and that they are never alone. Call on Saint Jude and then have full faith that he will help to smooth the wrinkles away!

By Ellen Whitehurst for