It’s all destiny. The fates have already decided your future. Based on the position of the planets at the time of your birth, your life has been preordained. That’s what the astrologers tell us when they read our horoscope charts.
It all made me wonder, just who were these 9 mystical divine planets who were controlling us like puppets? Why did we have even the days of the week named after them? Do two of them even exist?
They race across the vast empyrean band, they tell us stories of how these divine beings are locked in their eternal battles and rivalries. Of course, these are rocks and balls of gases we’re talking about, but the stories fascinate us nonetheless.
So here they are: Surya - Sunday, Moon - Monday, Mars - Tuesday, Mercury - Wednesday, Jupiter - Thursday, Venus - Friday, Saturn - Saturday, Rahu/Ketu - Nodes of intersection of the orbit of the Sun and the Moon where eclipses take place.