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Calculate Planetary Hours

The planetary hours system assumes that the day begins at sunrise, and the night begins at sunset. Each half of the cycle contains exactly 12 planetary hours. Therefore, it is necessary to know when sunrise and sunset occur on the day in question. In order to determine sunrise and sunset, you must also know the latitude, the longitude, and the correct timezone.

I have provided today's information for London (GMT), New York City (EST, -5 hrs), Hong Kong (CCT, +8 hrs), and Sydney (+11 hrs).

If you need information for another location or another date, you can determine all the necessary data by referencing the Sunrise/Sunset Calendar. You will select the city, the timezone, the month, and the year of interest. The website will supply a calendar that contains sunrise/sunset information for an entire month. You should print out this information by right-clicking on the Calendar and selecting the Print option. Then use the [BACK] button to return to this webpage.

We can use the Plantary Hour Calculator to determine the planetary hours for any given day.

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Tables of Planetary Hours

Sepharial discussed planetary hours in Cosmic Symbolism, Chapter XVI -- Planetary hours (pg 161). He also discusses planetary hours in The Kabala of Numbers I (Chapter VIII -- Reduction to Law) and in The Kabala of Numbers II (Chapter VII -- The Law of Periodicity).

Daytime Planetary Hours (Sunrise to Sunset)

Hour Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
1 Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
2 Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
3 Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
4 Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
5 Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus
6 Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury
7 Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
8 Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
9 Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
10 Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
11 Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
12 Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus

Nighttime Planetary Hours (Sunset to Sunrise)

Hour Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
1 Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury
2 Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
3 Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
4 Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
5 Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars
6 Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun
7 Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus
8 Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury
9 Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon
10 Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
11 Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter
12 Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sun Moon Mars

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Table of Planetary Subhours

Each planetary hour can be divided into seven equal subhours. The first subhour begins with the planet that rules the hour. The "Chaldean planetary" order is then continued through the remaining six subhours.

Sepharial discussed planetary subhours in Cosmic Symbolism, Chapter XVI -- Planetary hours (pg 161). He also discusses planetary hours in The Kabala of Numbers I (Chapter VIII -- Reduction to Law) and in The Kabala of Numbers II (Chapter VII -- The Law of Periodicity).

If you look at the Saturn column, you will see that the planets are arranged in the "Chaldean order" of decreasing velocity. The Sun takes the place of the Earth.

Planetary Subhours

Subhour Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon
 
1  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
2  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
3  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
4  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
5  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
6  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 
7  /   /   /   /   /   /   / 

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