People have planned events and everyday activities based on astrology for centuries. The use of planetary hours dates back to as early as the late 15th century. The ancient system of planetary hours is where each day and certain periods of the day are ruled by one of the seven classical planets—the sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn in the Chaldean order.
Aligning specific activities in your day with the most favorable planetary hour might help you connect with the astrological energies at work all around you, bringing more incredible luck, prosperity, and harmony into your life.
Understanding the Planetary Hours
Before diving into this practice, you should know how the planetary hours work and what each classical planet represents so you can maximize its full potential.
Each planet dominates a particular zodiac sign and day of the week, reflected in the planetary hours system.
- The sun represents self-expression and creativity,
- The moon is for our emotions,
- Mercury stands for thoughts and communication,
- Venus for love and luxury,
- Mars embodies action,
- Jupiter signifies wisdom and growth,
- Saturn symbolizes rules and responsibilities.
When you start planning what activities you want to do within each planet’s hour, these meanings become much more complex, but having a basic idea is a great foundation to start with.
Tips on Using Planetary Hours Daily
Ready to channel the power of planetary hours to bring luck into your life? Here are the strategies you can use to calculate the planetary hours and use them as a guide to pattern your daily activities:
1. Manual Calculation
This is a tried-and-true yet slow method. Calculate the planetary hours using the sunrise and sunset times in your area. Divide the time between sunrise and sunset by 12 to get the number of minutes assigned to each planetary hour for diurnal hours. Divide the entire time from sunset until the next sunrise by 12 to get nocturnal hours.
2. Perpetual Planetary Hour Tables
You can use a perpetual planetary hour table to find a comprehensive list of cities with time updates. Once you find that, you will only need one simple + or – time correction for your location to interpolate the time in the tables to be correct for the time zone in which you live.
3. Mobile App for Planetary Hours Calculation
With today’s technology, you can calculate the planetary hours for any time of the year and your location within seconds. The Planetaro mobile app calculates irregular hours using daily or nightly time intervals—from sunrise or sunset—to help you keep track of the ruling planetary hour in real time.
Knowing which planet most favorably aligns with your intent for that activity can help you choose which planetary hour will be optimal for your intended action. Download Planetaro for free on your iOS device today to calculate the planetary hours of the day and plan your activities more efficiently; be the master of your time and the designer of your future.