Planetary Hours by TheWhiteGoddess

Planetary Hours

The Planetary Hours is an ancient system in which each of the seven days is ruled and recieves influences from a certain planet.

Sunday – The Sun
Monday – The Moon
Tuesday – Mars
Wednesday – Mercury
Thursday – Jupiter
Friday – Venus
Saturday – Saturn

Each day of the week has a ruling planet, with each planet having influences and attributes. For example:

Moon – The Day of the Moon: Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.

So the best time to do spellwork/ritual/talismans involving fertility would be on Monday on the 1st or 8th hours of Day or the 3rd or 10th hours of Night.

Hours of the Day and Night

Each planetary day is divided into two half, each with 12 hours, creating 12 Hours of the Day and 12 Hours of the Night. The first hour of the Day starts with the planet it is ruled by, so the first Hour of the Day of Monday is always The Moon. Each hour is given over to the influence of a planet in the following order.


So the 2nd hour of the Day for Monday is Saturn, the 3rd hour Jupiter etc.

Calculating Planetary Hours

There are two methods that can be used to calculate when the Planetary Hours of Day and Night start. The first method is to use midnight as the start time, with the 1st hour of day starting from 00:00 to 01:00am, the 2nd hour – 01:00 to 02:00, etc. So the



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