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    Current Planets
    5-May-2015, 10:22 UT/GMT
    Sun14Taurus36'58"16n13
    Moon29Scorpio32'58"16s10
    Mercury5Gemini30'58"23n47
    Venus27Gemini12'16"25n55
    Mars25Taurus15'33"19n19
    Jupiter13Leo40'31"17n36
    Saturn2Sagittarius55' 2"r18s35
    Uranus18Aries3'33"6n30
    Neptune9Pisces25'50"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn27'49"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra37'23"r3s49
    Chiron20Pisces28'12"0n21
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Tuesday, 5 May 2015
for Karen Tomac, born 18 July 1968
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  • 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):

Mercury square Jupiter, exact at 03:03 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 

Moon trine Chiron, exact at 10:23 (L)
Moon trine Venus, exact at 11:06 (L)
Moon square Jupiter, exact at 14:28 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 

"With a little discretion" (Uranus square Mars) (L)
"Inner dignity" (Saturn trine Chiron) (L)
"Old psychological burdens" (Chiron opposition Pluto) (L)
"Empathic understanding" (Neptune sextile Moon) (L)
"It can happen now" (Saturn trine Venus) (L)
"Out of proportion" (Pluto square MC) (L)
"Group relations" (Mercury in 11th house) (L)
"Going for the one" (Mars in 11th house) (L)
"Boundless enthusiasm" (Jupiter trine MC) (L)
"With a true spirit" (Venus in 12th house) (L)
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