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    Current Planets
    3-May-2016, 10:13 UT/GMT
    Sun13Taurus24'19"15n52
    Moon25Pisces49'35"2s06
    Mercury22Taurus40'18"r19n57
    Venus4Taurus11'20"11n47
    Mars7Sagittarius18'55"r21s44
    Jupiter13Virgo18'45"r7n50
    Saturn15Sagittarius13'18"r20s49
    Uranus21Aries46'25"7n56
    Neptune11Pisces34'46"7s58
    Pluto17Capricorn25'45"r20s51
    TrueNode20Virgo31' 9"r3n45
    Chiron23Pisces58'16"1n24
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Personal Daily Horoscope of Tuesday, 3 May 2016
for Ellen, born 7 December 1959
  • 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):
Moon conjunction Moon, exact at 12:25 (L)
Other transits occurring today, only for subscribers 
Moon trine Mercury, exact at 05:13 (L)
Moon trine Mars, exact at 18:20 (L)
Moon square Saturn, exact at 23:58 (L)
Important long-term influences, only for subscribers 
"Concentrating energy" (Saturn conjunction Sun) (L)
"Dramatic changes" (Pluto opposition MC) (L)
"Weighty concerns" (Saturn sextile Ascendant) (L)
"Impending shortages" (Jupiter square Jupiter) (L)
"Setting sail" (Uranus trine Uranus) (L)
"Flog to death or accept" (Mercury square Chiron) (L)
"A willingness to share" (Mars in 2nd house) (L)
"Looking inward" (Mercury in 8th house) (L)
"Harmonious cooperation" (Venus in 7th house) (L)
"Fierce struggles" (Mars square Pluto) (L)
"In the background" (Sun in 8th house) (L)
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