Planetary hours have been used for centuries
to choose favorable times to begin activities and initiate projects for success. They have also been used to elect times for
prayers, rituals and incantations. Although planetary hours do not take the place of a traditional electional chart in astrology,
according to professional astrologer Maria Kay Simms they lend themselves well to occasions "when a quick timing decision
must be made with no time to do more complex astrological computations, even if you know how."
The planetary hours have traditionally
been used in electing favorable times to initiate activities, and also to time prayers, spells, and magical rituals. The following
table shows the sorts of activities traditionally favored by each planet:
General success and recognition; spiritual
illumination; decisiveness, vitality; activities requiring courage or a mood of self-certainty – making big decisions,
scheduling meetings for reaching decisions, giving speeches, launching new projects; seeking favors from father, husband,
boss, authorities. Beneficial for those pursuits which are aimed at gaining influence in society, fame, high prestige,
as also for gaining confidence and self-reliance. Good time for applying to superiors or any important people, for example
to talk about a career advancement. It is also an appropriate time to advertise, to make a presentation, to speak to a big
Love; friendship; artistic and social success; enjoyable, sociable and aesthetic activities
such as parties, social gatherings, recitals / exhibitions, weddings, visits, dating and seeking romance; planting ornamentals;
buying gifts, clothing, luxuries; beauty treatments; seeking favors from women. Good
time for any meetings and acquaintances, but especially for dating or asking someone out. Beneficial hour for amusements,
entertainment, having a party, going to a cinema or theater, to buy fashionable clothes or jewelry. Mutual sympathy between
people is enhanced, which helps to find a compromise, to restore a broken relationship. Artists, painters, musicians can
feel an inspiration in this hour.
Success in studies / communications; children; making a good impression; routine activities and activities
needing clear communications; teaching / learning; important business letters / phone calls; meetings to develop or communicate
ideas; buying / selling; routine shopping, errands, travel; job applications / interviews; seeking favors from neighbors,
co-workers. Beneficial time for any intellectual activity, including study, teaching, research, taking exams, as also
everything connected to receiving transferring or using any kind of information. Mercury enhances dexterity and resourcefulness,
patronizes traders, but also thievs. Good time to start a short trip, to write a letter or report, to program, to chat, to
Health; home (buying home, moving); journeys / vacationing (time of leaving home or takeoff);
activities remote in time or space – meditation, making reservations, finding lost objects or people; planting food
crops; hiring employees; seeking favors from mother, wife, employees. Beneficial time for cooking, having a meal, and
also for washing, cleaning and other household chores. Good time for dealing with women, family meetings, nursing babies.
Activities which were started in the Moon Hour will be prone to changes, dependent on peoples moods and emotions, so it is
generally not advised to start anything of importance at this time.
Discipline and patience; giving
up bad habits; overcoming obstacles; success with difficult tasks or difficult people; projects of long duration – breaking
ground, laying foundations; planting perennials; treating chronic illness; making repairs; seeking favors from older people
(not relatives) or difficult people. It is the time for those occupations and beginnings which require significant time,
patience, concentration and perseverance, as also everything related to land and immovable property. It is not advised to
start a journey at this time or to borrow money as in both cases delays and disappointments may spoil the matter. Good time
to ask an advice of the elders, to cool down passions, to have a sober glance on the state of the matters, to get rid of
a bad habit.
Wisdom, optimism; money (borrowing / lending/ investing / earning / winning); activities necessitating enthusiasm;
buying lottery tickets; seeking advice / consultation; settling disputes; seeking favors from grandparents, aunts and uncles,
advisers (doctors, lawyers, accountants, astrologers). Beneficial hour for most affairs, especially those which promote
richness, success and prosperity. Jupiter helps to accelerate development, widen the horizon, increase the level of understanding.
Good time for social meetings, applying for benefits, sponsorship, dealing with rich, influential people, for the start
of a journey, philosophical discussions and religious ceremonies.
Courage, adventure; enforcing your will; success
with drastic action (lawsuits, conflicts, going to war, surgery); sports, exercises; risk-taking; making complaints; firing
employees; seeking favors of husband or boyfriend. The time for increased activity, for those pursuits which require
determination, courage, physical efforts, for sport, for work with fire or sharp instruments. Sexuality is enhanced, but
also the probability of a conflict is higher than usual. The best hour to attack enemies or to challenge competitors.
man should ask a woman out on a date during a Venus hour; a woman should ask a man out on a date during a Mars hour; one should
ask one's boss for a favor during a sun hour; money should be invested during a Jupiter hour; medical treatments should commence
under a moon hour (except surgery should commence under a Mars hour); and so on.