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    Current Planets
    27-Mar-2015, 10:55 UT/GMT
    Sun6Aries27'18"2n34
    Moon8Cancer0'15"17n54
    Mercury23Pisces23' 4"4s38
    Venus12Taurus2'38"16n04
    Mars26Aries51'26"10n11
    Jupiter12Leo49'37"r17n53
    Saturn4Sagittarius47'29"r19s00
    Uranus15Aries52'39"5n40
    Neptune8Pisces20'28"9s08
    Pluto15Capricorn26'11"20s29
    TrueNode10Libra0'33"r3s58
    Chiron18Pisces27' 0"0n30
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Friday, 27 March 2015
for Sam Waterston [Adb], born 15 November 1940
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  • 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):

Mercury sextile Uranus, exact at 17:39 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 

Moon trine Mercury, exact at 20:58 (L)
Moon sextile Jupiter, exact at 08:48 (L)
Moon sextile Saturn, exact at 11:29 (L)
Moon square Venus, exact at 22:56 (L)
First Quarter Moon, exact at 03:42 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 

"Extreme thoroughness" (Pluto sextile Mercury) (L)
"Enjoy the present" (Uranus opposition Venus) (L)
"Extremely useful" (Saturn trine Pluto) (L)
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