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    Current Planets
    24-Nov-2017, 03:13 UT/GMT
    Sun21'39"20s34
    Moon326'49"18s09
    Mercury2353'13"25s46
    Venus2053'14"17s02
    Mars2024'58"6s59
    Jupiter938'28"13s44
    Saturn2659'26"22s27
    Uranus2512'16"r9n12
    Neptune1127'58"8s07
    Pluto1737' 7"21s46
    TrueNode1759'12"r15n26
    Chiron2422'33"r1n16
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Thursday, 23 November 2017
for Mike Bloomberg [Adb], born 14 February 1942

Planetary Hours and Planetary Days (Weekdays)

According to ancient lore, each day and each hour of a day is attributed to a particular planet. The purpose of this attribution is to find the right moment for a particular activity. For example, according to this lore, the right moment for love matters would be the hour ruled by Venus on a Venus day.

Planetary hours are calculated as follows: We calculate the length of time between sunrise and sunset and divide it into 12 equal sections. In the same manner, we divide the length of time between sunset and the following sunrise into 12 equal sections. The resulting 24 sections are called 'planetary hours'. Naturally, they are not ordinary 60-minute hours but can be longer or shorter. The 24 planetary hours make up a planetary day. Consequently, a planetary day lasts from sunrise on one day to sunrise on the next day.

The 24 planetary hours are attributed to the seven classical planets in astrology in the following order:

Saturn - Jupiter - Mars - Sun - Venus - Mercury - Moon - then from starting again with Saturn - Jupiter - etc.

The order corresponds to the possible maximum speed of the planets, Saturn being the slowest and Moon the fastest. Ancient astrologers assumed that the same order applied to the distances of these celestial bodies from the Earth. Moon is closest to Earth, Saturn is the planet which is farthest away.

The next day, which starts with the following sunrise, is treated in the same manner. The order of the planets continues where it has ended on the previous day. Since we began the previous day with Saturn, the first hour of the new day inevitably starts with the Sun.

The planet of the day is determined by the planet which rules the first hour of this day. In the above example, we have attributed the first hour after sunrise to Saturn. Accordingly, the day is Saturn's day. The next day will be, inevitably, Sun's day. The resulting planets for each day correspond exactly to the days of the week. Some modern languages still reflect this fact very well:

English German Italian Spanish
Saturn's daySATURday
Sun's daySUNday SONNtag
Moon's dayMONday MONtag LUNEdì LUNES
Mars' dayTuesday MARTEdì MARTES
Mercury's dayWednesday MERCOLEdì MIERCOLES
Jupiter's dayThursday GIOVEdì JUEVES
Venus' dayFriday VENERdì VIERNES

This also explains the origins of the days of the week.

Transit selected for today (by the computer):
Moon opposition Ascendant, exact at 07:53 (L)
Other transits occurring today
Moon in 7th house, from 07:53  (L)
Moon trine Uranus, exact at 07:57 (L)
Moon trine Neptune, exact at 13:56 (L)
Moon opposition Pluto, exact at 23:42 (L)
Important long-term influences     (overview)
"High visions" (Neptune square Jupiter) (L)
"Who you are" (Uranus sextile Sun) (L)
"Great feats" (Pluto trine Mars) (L)
"Don't overdo it!" (Jupiter square Chiron) (L)
"Playing pranks" (Mercury in 5th house) (L)
"Take a break" (Venus in 5th house) (L)
"Fun and joy" (Sun in 5th house) (L)
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