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    Current Planets
    3-Dec-2016, 04:03 UT/GMT
    Sun1125'14"22s09
    Moon2155'27"18s07
    Mercury023' 7"25s50
    Venus2448'52"23s32
    Mars1746'37"16s49
    Jupiter1711' 6"5s39
    Saturn1759'36"21s36
    Uranus2050'47"r7n34
    Neptune917'22"8s53
    Pluto160'35"21s25
    TrueNode718'55"r8n49
    Chiron2040'18"0n05
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Friday, 2 December 2016
for Ed Asner [Adb], born 15 November 1929
  • Planetary Hours for Friday, day of Venus

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):
Jupiter sextile MC, exact at 02:28 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Moon trine Chiron, exact at 01:35 (L)
Moon in 3rd house, from 02:09  (L)
Moon sextile Mercury, exact at 09:46 (L)
Moon opposition Pluto, exact at 17:19 (L)
Moon sextile Sun, exact at 23:28 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"A spiritual cast" (Neptune trine Ascendant) (L)
"Extreme thoroughness" (Pluto sextile Mercury) (L)
"Checking your attitudes" (Saturn trine MC) (L)
"Domestic strife" (Mars in 4th house) (L)
"Commercial affairs" (Mercury in 2nd house) (L)
"The pleasures of life" (Venus in 3rd house) (L)
"To be and to have" (Sun in 2nd house) (L)
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