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    Current Planets
    28-May-2017, 03:28 UT/GMT
    Sun70'26"21n29
    Moon102'50"19n21
    Mercury1356'56"13n19
    Venus2119'38"6n34
    Mars2458'27"24n11
    Jupiter1326'55"r3s58
    Saturn2549' 1"r22s00
    Uranus2649'13"9n49
    Neptune149'47"7s03
    Pluto194' 8"r21s15
    TrueNode2744'53"r12n15
    Chiron2821'35"2n52
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Saturday, 27 May 2017
for Karen Tomac, born 18 July 1968
  • Planetary Hours for Saturday, day of Saturn

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):
Mars sextile Saturn,  (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Moon square Chiron, exact at 09:40 (L)
Moon sextile Jupiter, exact at 13:10 (L)
Moon conjunction Mercury, exact at 15:22 (L)
Moon sextile Moon, exact at 18:17 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Radical actions" (Saturn square Uranus) (L)
"Sudden separations" (Uranus square Ascendant) (L)
"Inner stability" (Saturn trine Saturn) (L)
"Some obstacle" (Uranus square Sun) (L)
"A roughshod ride" (Pluto opposition Mars) (L)
"Going for the one" (Mars in 11th house) (L)
"Business communication" (Mercury in 10th house) (L)
"Cooperation" (Sun in 11th house) (L)
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