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    Current Planets
    28-Jul-2017, 11:00 UT/GMT
    Sun533'51"18n53
    Moon1027'38"0n39
    Mercury240'51"9n38
    Venus2621'41"21n38
    Mars57'16"20n03
    Jupiter1632' 0"5s23
    Saturn2147'48"r21s55
    Uranus2830'45"10n24
    Neptune1349' 7"r7s13
    Pluto1741'12"r21s32
    TrueNode2419'23"13n25
    Chiron2832'56"r3n04
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Friday, 28 July 2017
for James Eagan Holmes [Adb], born 13 December 1987
  • 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):
Venus opposition Uranus, exact at 08:45 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Jupiter sextile Mercury, exact at 15:01 (L)
Venus conjunction Chiron, exact at 01:53 (L)
Moon in 3rd house, from 05:03  (L)
Moon sextile Mercury, exact at 15:34 (L)
Moon sextile Ascendant, exact at 19:41 (L)
Moon opposition Jupiter, exact at 21:37 (L)
Moon square Venus, exact at 22:07 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Concentrating energy" (Saturn conjunction Sun) (L)
"Heightened intuition" (Neptune sextile MC) (L)
"Painless lessons" (Neptune trine Mars) (L)
"Good eye measure" (Jupiter sextile Mercury) (L)
"Self-defense" (Mars in 12th house) (L)
"Easy company" (Venus in 11th house) (L)
"Your point of view" (Mercury in 1st house) (L)
"Self-inquiry" (Sun in 12th house) (L)
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