Check out Planetary Hours for Choosing the Right Time!
The planetary hour system is an ancient technique based on a Chaldean order of
the seven visible planets according to their speed, slowest to fastest: Saturn,
Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon. This system has been neglected by many
astrologers for quite a number of years, but is being revived as part of the
rediscovery of ancient techniques through the efforts of Project Hindsight and
Arhat. Those who use the planetary hours have observed that, indeed, the hours
do seem to take on the character of the planets that rule them. Knowing this, it
becomes obvious that if you can determine the planetary hours in advance, you
have a very easy method of choosing the time most likely to be best for various
Since the planetary hours do not follow a standard clock time day, it can be
time-consuming to determine when each hour begins without an easy reference.
With a minor time correction you can do quick look-ups in the perpetual
planetary hour tables included within Maria Kay Simms book, A Time for Magick,
or you can use various astrological software programs…or, you can just visit
this web site daily!
Because NCGR had several queries about planetary hours, we are
pleased to offer you an easy way to obtain a planetary hour list for the current
day. All you have to do is key in your city location and a today’s list will
appear showing you the times each hour begins according to the proper time zone
for your location.
Here are a few notes about how to choose an appropriate hour for your planned
Hour of the Sun —
This hour is good for success with anything, obtaining favors,
prosperity, to approach an authority figure, to ask for a job or a raise, for
social occasions, to attract business, to speculate, to improve your health
Hour of the Moon —
This hour is best for doing things that are likely to change — for things not
expected to be final, permanent or binding, good for domestic activities
Hour of Mercury —
Choose this hour only when you are mentally clear, capable of
being logical and rational (Mercury can be a trickster). That said, this hour is
appropriate for communication activities and abstract thinking
Hour of Venus —
This hour is good for social calls, parties, asking for favors,
buying luxury items, improving appearance, forming partnerships, reconciling
after quarrels, mediating disputes, initiating investments
Hour of Mars —
good for action and energy, but can be confrontational. Choose this
hour with caution unless your feelings are in check and other aspects are
Hour of Jupiter —
This is a good hour to choose for just about anything in
business or otherwise. There is one caveat: caution is needed in regard to any
tendencies to excess or overindulgence.
Hour of Saturn —
This is not an easy hour, and it may be a time you notice lagging
energy, but it can be very good for plowing through tedious work that needs to
be done. Good for organizing, serious thinking or talks, meditation, prudent and
practical moves and disciplined work or study.
Download the planetary hour list and observe the hours as you go through the
day. Notice changes in what is going on around you as the hours change, and make
notes to remember. This is the best way to learn to use them.
For a full explanation of how this system works, including research and
interpretations for planetary hour of birth, as well other techniques for quick
electional timing plus experiential techniques for understanding each planet,
A Time for Magick, by Maria Kay Simms, Llewellyn, 2001.