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    Current Planets
    29-Sep-2016, 07:51 UT/GMT
    Sun635'55"2s37
    Moon1743'52"5n16
    Mercury1846'48"5n34
    Venus657'33"13s58
    Mars118'17"25s51
    Jupiter416'29"0n42
    Saturn1129'49"20s44
    Uranus239' 7"r8n24
    Neptune955'38"r8s40
    Pluto1455'44"21s24
    TrueNode1242'20"r6n47
    Chiron2217'31"r0n57
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Horoscope for:
Personal Daily Horoscope of Thursday, 29 September 2016
for Ellen, born 7 December 1959
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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):
Moon sextile Mercury, exact at 18:28 (L)
Other transits occurring today
Sun square Saturn, exact at 06:17 (L)
Moon sextile MC, exact at 02:17 (L)
Moon in 12th house, from 07:57  (L)
Important long-term influences     (overview)
"Between the lines" (Uranus sextile Chiron) (L)
"Group relations" (Mercury in 11th house) (L)
"A good time for a good time" (Venus in 1st house) (L)
"Self-inquiry" (Sun in 12th house) (L)
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