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    Current Planets
    28-Jun-2016, 05:13 UT/GMT
    Sun656'22"23n15
    Moon1253'48"2n55
    Mercury2620'31"23n25
    Venus1246'31"23n37
    Mars234'46"r21s01
    Jupiter1642'18"6n22
    Saturn1121'49"r20s24
    Uranus246'20"8n47
    Neptune1159' 7"r7s51
    Pluto1626'48"r21s03
    TrueNode1514'58"r5n49
    Chiron2514'59"r2n02
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Monday, 27 June 2016
for Karen Tomac, born 18 July 1968
  • Planetary Hours for Monday, day of the Moon
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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 square Uranus, exact at 18:16 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Mercury in 12th house, from 08:59  (L)
Mercury sextile Saturn, exact at 09:06 (L)
Sun conjunction Mercury, exact at 20:36 (L)
Moon conjunction Chiron, exact at 05:49 (L)
Moon trine Venus, exact at 06:29 (L)
Last Quarter Moon, exact at 11:19 
Moon square Mercury, exact at 11:57 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Selfless service" (Mars conjunction Neptune) (L)
"Group relations" (Mercury in 11th house) (L)
"Self-assertive energies" (Mars in 5th house) (L)
"With a true spirit" (Venus in 12th house) (L)
"Self-inquiry" (Sun in 12th house) (L)
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