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    Current Planets
    26-Dec-2014, 06:14 UT/GMT
    Sun4Capricorn22'51"23s22
    Moon1Pisces16'48"7s43
    Mercury14Capricorn29'16"24s48
    Venus19Capricorn31'36"23s13
    Mars16Aquarius33'30"17s00
    Jupiter22Leo7'56"r14n55
    Saturn0Sagittarius16'25"18s19
    Uranus12Aries34'40"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces15' 2"10s16
    Pluto12Capricorn57'56"20s38
    TrueNode15Libra36'10"r6s08
    Chiron13Pisces35'19"2s09
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Friday, 26 December 2014
for Ellen, born 7 December 1959
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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):

Moon sextile Saturn, exact at 10:14 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 

Mercury square Ascendant, exact at 02:12 (L)
Moon square Mars, exact at 04:28 (L)
Moon opposition Pluto, exact at 09:21 (L)
Moon square Jupiter, exact at 21:32 (L)
Moon trine Neptune, exact at 12:30 (L)
Moon trine Venus, exact at 00:15 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 

"A crisis of faith" (Chiron square Jupiter) (L)
"Mutual reinforcement" (Saturn trine Moon) (L)
"Good fortune" (Uranus trine Jupiter) (L)
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