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    8-Dec-2016, 15:38 UT/GMT
    Sun1659'12"22s48
    Moon36'34"0n48
    Mercury725'57"25s26
    Venus111'51"22s12
    Mars2154' 2"15s25
    Jupiter183'50"5s58
    Saturn1838'26"21s39
    Uranus2044'24"r7n31
    Neptune920'21"8s52
    Pluto1610'30"21s24
    TrueNode76'52"r8n54
    Chiron2041'41"0n04
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Thursday, 8 December 2016
for James Eagan Holmes [Adb], born 13 December 1987
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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.

Transit selected for today (by the computer):
Mercury conjunction Neptune, exact at 01:16 (L)
Other transits occurring today
Sun in 5th house, from 18:04  (L)
Moon opposition Moon, exact at 01:44 (L)
Moon square Neptune, exact at 14:30 (L)
Moon in 9th house, from 21:09  (L)
Important long-term influences     (overview)
"Gaining experience" (Saturn trine Ascendant) (L)
"Unconscious desires" (Uranus square Venus) (L)
"Hungry for change" (Uranus trine Sun) (L)
"Incident" (Chiron sextile Venus) (L)
"A change in fortune" (Uranus conjunction Jupiter) (L)
"A painful sting" (Chiron square Sun) (L)
"Clearing the air" (Mars in 7th house) (L)
"An inward glimpse" (Sun in 4th house) (L)
"Fun and joy" (Sun in 5th house) (L)
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