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Sequence of Planetary Hour Rulers



See below for an explanation of this table.


PLANETARY HOUR RULERS
Day Day Hours (sunrise to sunset) Night Hours (sunset to sunrise)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Su Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury
Mo Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus MercuryMoon Saturn Jupiter
Tu Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus
We Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn
Th Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun
Fr Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon
Sa Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars


Explanation on this Table



Each day of the week is named after, and symbolically associated with one of the seven traditional planets, which assumes overall rulership of the concerns of that day.

Sun - Sunday
Moon - Monday
Mars - Tuesday (equivalent Scandinavian god Tyr - O.E.: Tiw)
Mercury - Wednesday(equivalent Scandinavian god Odin - O.E.: Woden)
Jupiter - Thursday (equivalent Scandinavian god Thor)
Venus - Friday (equivalent Scandinavian god Frigg)
Saturn - Saturday

(This order - Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn - represents the vertical order of the planetary faces in Ptolemy's Table of Essential Dignities : see http://www.skyscript.co.uk/dig2.html)

The planetary day begins at sunrise and not at midnight as in the civil calendar. The astrological night begins at sunset.

Because the length of daylight and darkness varies according to the seasons, astrological hours vary in length throughout the year. In summer, day-time hours are longer than night time hours and visa versa.

Calculate the length of the hours by noting the time of sunrise and sunset, (tables of sunrise and sunset for all localities are available on the U.S Naval Observatory website) and dividing the period between by twelve (remember to use local time). Do the same for the night-time hours by dividing the period between sunset and sunrise by 12.

Give the first hour to the planetary ruler of the day and follow through the remainder of the hours using the order of the planets as they descend in proximity to the earth; that is - Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon. (This is the horizontal order of the planetary faces in Ptolemy's Table of Essential Dignities.) You should end with a sequence that follows through from one day to the next, with the first hour of the next day being given to its planetary day ruler.

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