Thursday, November 29, 2012
The planetary hours are based on an ancient astrological system, the
Chaldean order of the planets. This is the sequence: Saturn, Jupiter,
Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, then repeating endlessly Saturn,
Jupiter, etc. The Chaldean order indicates the relative orbital velocity
of the planets. From a heliocentric perspective this sequence also
indicates the relative distance of the planets from the center of their
orbits, i.e., the distance of the planets from the Sun (with the Sun
switching places with the Earth in the sequence) and the distance of the
Moon from the Earth. From a traditional geocentric perspective the
Chaldean order also shows the arrangement of the planetary spheres.
The planetary hours are not the same as the sixty minute hours beginning
at midnight that we use for normal timekeeping. The planetary days are
divided into twenty four planetary hours with the first hour of the day
beginning at sunrise and the last hour of the day ending at sunrise of
the next planetary day. The period that extends from sunrise to sunset
(daylight) is divided into twelve hours and the period extending from
sunset to sunrise of the next day (nighttime) is also divided into
twelve hours giving the twenty four hours of the planetary day.
Accordingly, as the duration of daylight and darkness varies except at
the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes, on a particular planetary day the
length of the hours of the day will differ from the length of the hours
of the night.
The days and hours should be observed for your rites of Magick, which
can greatly influence your success or failure. To get a more accurate
time according to your region and time zone visit the US Naval
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:00 AM Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
7:00 AM Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
8:00 AM Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
9:00 AM Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
10:00 AM Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus
11:00 AM Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury
12:00 PM Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
1:00 PM Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
2:00 PM Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
3:00 PM Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
4:00 PM Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
5:00 PM Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus
6:00 PM Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercuy
7:00 PM Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
8:00 PM Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
9:00 PM Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
10:00 PM Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
11:00 PM Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
12:00 AM Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus
1:00 AM Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury
2:00 AM Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
3:00 AM Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
4:00 AM Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
5:00 AM Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
Daylight hours are best for matters of the conscious mind, including
magic for leadership, intelligence and all cognitive functions. The Sun
is a welcome friend to chase any shadows that may be hiding in our
lives. It is regarded as a beneficial sign of divine blessing when it
shines on any special occasion. Mystical pursuits during daylight hours
can be empowered when combined with a southerly wind.
The intuitive, emotional self, maternal nature, healing, fertility, and
Moon magic area all part of the charm of the night. Wishing on stars,
dreams, the eternal nature of the spirit, and ancient mysteries come
into play once the Sun has set. If your observance can incorporate the
west wind, all the better. This breeze is filled with flowing water and
Beginning any ritual, spell or celebration at dawn commemorates a new
beginning, freshens, warmth and renewed hope. An especially potent time
for Spring observances. Magic performed at dawn can also be accentuated
by working with an easterly wind, blowing from the horizon where the Sun
Closing and ending are the messages dusk brings. But this finality is
not without promise. Dusk marks a temporary change toward darkness. It
is a time to look within oneself and ponder universal truths. It is an
excellent time to perform rites which mark the passage of a loved one,
intense personal transitions, or to mark the end of any cycle. Magic
performed at dusk is aided by the northerly wind, which is cool, brining
heated matters to rest and an opportunity to reconsider our actions.
Midnight and Noon-
Commonly called the "in-between" hours (or "tween-times" ), hanging
between night and day. The most active times for elemental creatures
such as the fairy folk and disincarnate spirits. Excellent for all magic
pertaining to positive modifications in your life, endings and
The specific hours of the day also have magical associations in many
cultures. Following is a brief summary of some of these:
1 a.m. - The first hour of a new day. Focus is on wholeness of self and
the banishing of any shadows.
2 a.m. - Ridding partnerships or relationships of negativity.
3 a.m. - Determination, especially in matters that seem to hold you
4 a.m. - Improved luck or victory over a specific set of deterring
5 a.m. - Encouraging growth of the psychic self.
6 a.m. - Tenacity and perseverance, especially with something you have
been putting off.
7 a.m. - Hope, improved insight and perspective.
8 a.m. - Personal change aimed toward the conscious mind.
9 a.m. - Assistance for others, focusing on concrete matters.
10 a.m. - Improving personal convictions and resolutions.
11 a.m. - Energy directed toward transformations which may have seemed
(Noon, see above)
1 p.m. - Self-image and personal security.
2 p.m. - Building relationships, encouraging understanding and love
between people, sexual symmetry.
3 p.m. - Balancing matters of the body, mind and spirit.
4 p.m. - Harmony of elements, sticking to schedules, magick to
5 p.m. - Insight to the self. Communicating with spiritual guides.
6 p.m. - Matters of safety, protection and completion.
7 p.m. - Diversity, blending or healing differences, gentle care towards
8 p.m. - Leadership, command and guidance.
9 p.m. - Comprehension of universal truth.
10 p.m. - Improving the rational mind, sensibility and clear mindedness.
11 p.m. - Coping with drastic change in a positive manner.
(Midnight, see above)