Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Chaldean Order by Starlitenergies

The Chaldean Order by Starlitenergies

How the Planetary hours and days are calculated…

While it may seem like they are random in order, it seems that it’s actually a somewhat complicated affair! Each day is divided into 24 hours as we know. This is determined by the time from sunrise to sunset divided by 12, and the time from sunset to the following sunrise divided by 12. The planetary rulers of each hour follow the Chaldean order. This is the order of the planets from Saturn to the Moon according to their increasing average daily motion. 

The Chaldean order of the planets seems to be: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, and, Moon. Therefore, Saturn’s hour is followed by Jupiter’s hour and so on down the list.

The planetary rulers for the days are determined by what planet rules the hour of sunrise. In planetary ruler ships, a day is not midnight until the following midnight. A day is sunrise until the following sunrise. Each day, we cycle through the 7 planets used three times each, and then the first three planets in another cycle for a total of 24 hours (ooo a threefold cycle). The next planet in order is the ruler of the sunrise hour for the following day, and therefore the ruler of the following day.

As an example: If Saturday begins with Saturn ruling the hour of sunrise. Hour 1 (sunrise) – 7 takes us through a complete Chaldean cycle. Hours 8 -14 and 15 -21 completes 2 more cycles in the Chaldean order. That leaves Saturn ruling the 22nd hour, Jupiter ruling the 23rd, and Mars ruling the 24th hour. That completes Saturday, and brings us to the first hour of the following day. It is ruled by the next planet in the order, the Sun. Because the ruler of the sunrise hour becomes ruler of that day, the Sun’s day (Sunday) follows Saturn’s day (Saturday). This continues in an unending pattern, giving us the daily ruler that our weekdays are named after!

So how can we use the planetary hours and days?

This is one of the most basic applications of astrology. The energy of the planet ruling the day is increased on that day. Likewise, the energy of the planet ruling the hour is strong during this hour. Makes sense! This gives astrologers deeper insight into the influences of a specific time. It is also a way to select a time with more appropriate energies even if the ruling planets aren’t strongly aspected. You will have used a combination of planetary energy. For example, if you are planning a date Mars – Venus is a classic romantic combination. Try a Mars hour on a Venus day – this is always easy to determine, Mars rules sunset and the following hour on Friday evenings!

The use of planetary hours and days can be applied, even by non astrologers. Why not make a planetary hour chart for a week. When planning any activity choose a combination of hour/day with ruling planets whose energy seems appropriate for a more successful outcome. Actually this method has long been used by gardeners and herbalists. Planting as well as harvesting can be more productive if you choose the hour/day of the planet ruling the specific plant in question. This method, combined with moon phases, and moon signs can give amazing results! For herbs, harvest during the hour ruled by the planet reflecting the intended use of that herb.

There is an unlimited amount of uses for this method in spiritual matters. Meditation and chakra work can be greatly enhanced this way. Whatever chakra is ruled by the planet who is ruling the current day or hour is more active. For witches, use of planetary hours and days is quite traditional I feel. The most effective spells and rituals are performed on the appropriate day, at the appropriate hour. Some consider this incredibly important (I tend to be a little more impatient personally!! LOL!) Although anything that’s made such as incense, magical waters, amulets, talismans, and so on can be given extra strength by choosing the best time to make them!

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