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    Current Planets
    23-Jan-2018, 08:54 UT/GMT
    Sun317'49"19s25
    Moon149'35"1n23
    Mercury1719'38"23s17
    Venus639'39"19s45
    Mars282'59"19s01
    Jupiter2015'19"16s45
    Saturn355'36"22s30
    Uranus2445'24"9n04
    Neptune1230' 0"7s42
    Pluto1932'15"21s36
    TrueNode1458'47"16n20
    Chiron2522'52"1n25
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Tuesday, 23 January 2018
for James Eagan Holmes [Adb], born 13 December 1987
  • 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):
Pluto square Jupiter,  (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Moon trine Mercury, exact at 05:22 (L)
Moon trine Ascendant, exact at 09:20 (L)
Moon conjunction Jupiter, exact at 11:11 (L)
Moon square Venus, exact at 11:39 (L)
Moon trine Sun, exact at 14:37 (L)
Moon trine Saturn, exact at 17:44 (L)
Moon sextile Chiron, exact at 22:57 (L)
Moon trine Uranus, exact at 23:32 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Love's power" (Pluto conjunction Venus) (L)
"Painless lessons" (Neptune trine Mars) (L)
"The right moves" (Jupiter sextile Venus) (L)
"Heightened intuition" (Neptune sextile MC) (L)
"Bad luck for tell-tales" (Chiron square Chiron) (L)
"Tacit agreements" (Venus in 6th house) (L)
"Between the lines" (Uranus sextile Chiron) (L)
"Setting sail" (Uranus trine Uranus) (L)
"Uproar" (Chiron square Uranus) (L)
"Tasks and work" (Sun in 6th house) (L)
"On the lookout" (Jupiter square Ascendant) (L)
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