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    Current Planets
    28-Mar-2017, 20:41 UT/GMT
    Sun821'11"3n19
    Moon1819'53"3n46
    Mercury2635'33"12n06
    Venus249'38"r8n24
    Mars1328'55"16n13
    Jupiter1931'40"r6s11
    Saturn2744'13"22s05
    Uranus2331'53"8n37
    Neptune1241'48"7s35
    Pluto1916'12"21s09
    TrueNode259'28"r10n24
    Chiron2531'34"1n41
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Tuesday, 28 March 2017
for Mike Bloomberg [Adb], born 14 February 1942
New Moon 
  • Planetary Hours for Tuesday, day of Mars

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.

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Transit selected for today (by the computer):
Moon sextile Jupiter, exact at 09:27 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Mercury sextile Sun, exact at 01:22 (L)
Mercury square Ascendant, exact at 16:46 (L)
Moon sextile Venus, exact at 01:52 (L)
New Moon in 9th house, exact at 02:57 (L)
Moon conjunction MC, exact at 04:50 (L)
Moon in 10th house, from 04:50  (L)
Moon trine Chiron, exact at 07:36 (L)
Moon sextile Mercury, exact at 15:34 (L)
Moon sextile Moon, exact at 19:46 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Speaking your mind" (Mercury sextile Sun) (L)
"Act quickly" (Chiron trine Ascendant) (L)
"Little rebel " (Chiron sextile Uranus) (L)
"Disagreements" (Mercury square Ascendant) (L)
"A compulsive quality" (Venus trine Pluto) (L)
"Business communication" (Mercury in 10th house) (L)
"A pleasure trip" (Venus in 9th house) (L)
"New horizons" (Sun in 9th house) (L)
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