• Wren McMurdo Brignac

Tarot Card Reading Ideas for Each Day of the Week

Inspired to pull cards but don’t know where to start? Use the day of the week as your guide.

Our modern weekly system is connected to the planets and their metaphysical associations. We can tap into these ancient links as we connect with our cards and selves.

Below I reveal the planetary associations for all seven days, give suggestions for readings to go along with those associations, and offer ideas for decorating your environment in a way that amplifies your readings even further.


...is named after the Norse goddess Sunna or Sól, ruler of the sun. This is a life-giving day where pleasure, life, and success are celebrated. Any subject under the sun is appropriate for a Sunday Tarot card reading, although those relating to your happiness, or how to get out of a depression, are especially amenable to this day.

Reading ideas:

  • Pull a card for each of the following questions: what challenges my happiness most? What does my happiness journey look like?

  • Pull a card for a single or multiple desires to get a read on whether they are healthy or less than healthy desires.

  • Pull a single card and allow it to tell a story that relates to your happiness.

In your environment, indulge in the energy of the sun. Sunday is ruled by rainbows and yellow, gold, and orange colors. Ambiance ideas include taking your Tarot cards outside for a reading lit by the light of the sun, laying down a golden spread scarf and citrine stones, putting gold rings on your fingers, and drinking sweet orange or chamomile tea, etc.


...is named after the Moon, and represents the mind and emotions. This is an ideal day to take care of yourself in a practical sense. Begin the week by performing a reading related to your overall self-care and self-love practices.

Reading ideas:

  • Pull a single card to reveal your self-love “assignment” of the week.

  • Pull a card for any of your self-care needs that needs extra attention, for example you can pull a card to find a motivation message that will spur you to work out or eat well.

  • Pull a card after asking, what brings/will bring me the most peace and harmony?

If inspired, keep luminescent objects like clear crystals, opals, moonstones, or other pearlescent objects close while you study the cards. Pastel and white florals like jasmine, lavender, and wild roses in the form of fresh flowers, candles, and incense will also enhance Monday readings.


...is named after Tiw, or Tyr, a Norse god of dueling equated with the Roman war god and red planet Mars. This association has built power around this day making it ideal for drawing in energy while performing readings related to work, passion, choice, and action. Mars is associated with virility, so this is also a day to plant seeds.

Reading ideas:

  • Pull one card for each project or item on your to-do list and let the images show you which order to complete them in.

  • Draw a card to give you the message you need to stay motivated to power through the day or week.

  • Pull cards related to your fertility or sexual journey or creative mission on this day of action.

Accompany your reading with an uplifting or stimulating cup of coffee or tea and a few moments of visualization. Fiery colors like red and gold will amplify your readings and inspire you even more. Think rose hips or petals, carnelian stones, red lipstick, etc.


...is ruled by Mercury, which is a planet related to communication and movement. This day is named after Wōden, or Odin, the Norse god associated with wisdom, magic, and the spirit realm. This is a good day to use Tarot cards to get in touch with ancestors and perform readings related to relationships, movement, and evolution.

Here are some card reading ideas:

  • Pull a card for each new job, pivot, service, or concept you are exploring as you prepare to make your moves.

  • Pull a card that will tell you the story you need to hear in order to power through a writing assignment or speaking engagement.

  • Imagine that you are in a conference room at a table with a group of ancestors. Identify those people and pull a card for each person.

Mercury is associated with the sign of Virgo and earth elements, so think neutral tones, outdoor settings, twig or chicory tea, a bowl of salt, rocks, etc. when creating and stepping into your reading space. Light woody, earthy incenses such as frankincense, myrrh, and cedarwood to call on earth spirits and ancestors.