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Planetary Cycles

The Seven Zones

The Babylonian - Chaldean Order of the Planets and their Movement through the heavens:

Diurnal Motion 

The Moon: motion 12 degree - 15 degree 2' no more: Mean motion 13 degree 10'

Greatest N Lat is 5 degree 17', S lat is 5 degree 12', She is never Retrograde.

 Mercury : motion 59':8"sec - 1 degree 40' Retrograde: 24 days Station 1 day

His greatest N lat is 3 degree, S lat 3 degree 35'

 Venus : motion is 1 degree 2' - 1 degree 22' no more. Retrograde: 42 days

Her greatest N lat 9 degree S lat 9 degree

 Sun : motion 57':16"sec - 61"minutes Has no Latitude

The Sun is never retrograde

Mars: motion 31':27" - 44'min Retrograde: 80 days station 2 days

His greatest N lat 4 degree 31'- S lat 6 degree 47'

 Jupiter : motion 4':59" - 14' Starts Retrograde: Trine the sun 120 days

His greatest N lat 1 degree - 38' S lat 1 degree - 40'

 Saturn : motion 2'- 6' Retrograde: 134 days

His greatest N lat 2 degree - 48' S lat 2 degree - 49'

Lords of the Hours - and Days - Al-Biruni - 1029 CE

 Days of the week and there rulers

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Sun: Moon : Mars : Jupiter : Mercury : Venus : Saturn

"It is very true, some of the Ancients have Winter and Summer, made the day and night to consist of equal hours, I mean every hour to consist of sixty minutes equal; but Astrologians do not so, but follow this method, according to the motion of the both Summer and Winter, so do they vary their hours in length or shortness; for all that space of time which is from Sunrise until Sunset, they divide into twelve equal parts, whereof every twelfth part contains the space or time of one hour Astrological; and we do ever begin to number from Sunrise, and continue until the next Sunrise, with that Planet who is assigned to the day, and so numbering successively in order until the next day; so that your Astrological hours are called unequal hours, as all the year long consisting of more or less than sixty minutes for the space of one hour, unless it be the day of the .his entrance into aor L, at what time an Astrological hour is just sixty minutes and no more".

"William Lilly's Christian Astrology" Chap. XCV11.

Astrological Information



The Sun : Benefic, the light : Where we are heading to, Knowledge we require.

The Moon : Fruitful, Emotions, The past, Our inner security.


Mercury : Neutral, Movement, Communication, Logic and reason.

Venus : Benefic, Love, Possessions, Harmonious, Artistic, Beauty

The External Planets : Drive, Path, Territory.

Mars : Malefic, Courageous, Venturesome, assertive, energetic, Violent

Jupiter : Benefic, Expansive, Jovial, Justice, Philosophy, Religious, Overs Travel

Saturn : Malefic, Age, Limitations, Conservative, Laws, Structure, Career


Chiron : Healer, Wounds, Transformation. Centaur

Uranus : Disruptive, Humanitarian, Unconventional, Ingenious, Metaphysical, Socially talented.

Neptune : Mystical, Inspirational, Music, Dance, Imagination, Deception, Fraud

Pluto : Death & Life, Transformation, Rebuilding, Evolving, From the dark to the light.

The Chaldean Order of the Planets

Saturn: Jupiter: Mars: Sun: Venus: Mercury: Moon

 Natures of the Planets and their Indications in regards to the places:

Saturn: Diurnal Male Extremely Cold and Dry. The Greater Malefic Disagreeable Offensive Black Lead Old Most Powerful Shortness Hardness. Saturday and Wednesday night. Stinking Barren Mountains First Climate. Saturn has its Joy in the 12th house The place of our own self undoing if we do wrong we will suffer under his law if we work for others and our self we will rise, solitude and loneliness are Saturn's Joy

Jupiter: Diurnal Male Moderately Warm and Moist. The Greater Benefic Pleasant Smoothness Sweet Strength Dust colour Yellow/brown Glittering Easily worked Soil Thursday and Monday night Second Climate. Jupiter has its Joy in the 11th. The place of Friends and the place of hopes and wishers diurnally it is carried to the MC. Jupiter the political voice to stand for Justice.

Mars: Nocturnal Male Extremely Hot and Dry. The Lesser Malefic Sharp Coarseness Bitter Dryness Length. Waste Hard Stony Land Dark. Red Cutting Tuesday and Saturday night Third Climate. Mars has its Joy in the 6th house. Why the 6th , it's the house of slavery hard work sickness the place of enemies its where we need to fight the hardest to over come our illness

Sun: Diurnal Male Hot and Dry Predominant Heat Malefic when near Benefic when far Penetrating Noble Gold Generous Pungent Shinning Red/Yellow Mountains Rich in Minerals Sunday Thursday night Fourth Climate. The Sun the Solar lord has its Joy in the 9th the place of Philosophy. The Absolute. The one. The real self, the higher self. The sun is a traveler in respect to the diurnal motion of the earth and the seasons and returns Annually to where we were. The return of ones stories of joy or visions. The Sun is the heart and soul of life. The Sun is the father, giver of light and represents reasoning, the rational mind and leans toward dryness.

Venus: Nocturnal Female Moderately Cold and Moist most Moist The Lesser Benefic Agreeable Soft Ripe Beautiful Dispersion Sweet Fat Greenish Soils with Abundant Water Friday and Tuesday night Fifth Climate. Venus has its joy in the 5th the place of children and pleasure bars and fun.

Mercury: Diurnal when rising before the Sun Male Nocturnal when rising after the Sun Female Moderately Dry Two Things Mixture Flavour Colour Sky Blue Sandy Soil Wednesday and Sunday night Sixth Climate. Mercury has its joy in the 1st for this is the place of the body, the need to speak and move freely is what the body needs. The need to awaken to see ourselves in the light of day.

Moon: Nocturnal Female Cold and Moist Sometimes Moderately Changeable Benefic when Waxing Malefic when Waning Changeable by Quadrant Density Lightness Moisture Plains Monday and Friday night Seven Climate The Moon has her joy in the 3rd the place of movement and change. The place of the conscious mind with respect to feelings and emotions. The Moon is the nurturer and protector of life. The Moon is the mother, the regulator and is also the reflector of light, emotional, habitual and moist.

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© Gregory Clare

Welcome to the ancient craft of Astrology. From the time of antiquity and for many thousands of years onward, we have been gazing up into the heavens asking ourselves if there is any connection between life on earth and stars above. Our relentless obsession with this need has formed the basis from which Astrology was born.

The study of the heavens has left us in no doubt that we are in every way joined to this evolving universe. Regardless of our beliefs, we need only to observe the cycles that exist, to be persuaded.

The earth's rotation of 23 hrs 56 minutes is the first of many of the long list of cycles that are forever continuing and evolving in our universe. If we are to understand these rhythms, then this first example is one that we can look to for an explanation. The day begins at midnight, when one cycle begins and another ends the clocks change from one date to the next date. At this moment, This is the first time we may become aware of one cycle beginning and another ending, and is the basis by which we can come to understand time (minutes and hours). We can only be born within this time frame.

So it becomes an individual or personal rhythm, which has an effect on our inner self. This can be understood when we take, for example, the position of the cycle over where we were born on this planet (our birth time and location). This position is referred to as our ascendant (or rising sign) and sets us apart characteristically from other beings around us. It is a unique character signature.

The next set of cycles is 'collective' or outer cycles - weeks, months and years. Here the moon shows us another example of how we are co-joined to this cosmos. Through its commanding of the lunar phases, the moon's rhythm governs the never ending renewal and replenishment of our earth's food cycles, plant life, tides, animal behaviour, and, of course, the menstruation cycle (which is the fertility of life).

"The moon orbits the earth once every 27.3 days (what astronomers call the sidereal month), and the earth orbits the sun in 365.2 days. From these combined motions, it has been found that the moon takes 29.5 days - about 2 days longer than the sidereal month - to go through a complete set of phases (new moon, then on to first quarter, full moon, last quarter, and back to the new moon again). This period is called a synodic month or a lunation."(From Eclipses by Philip S. Harrington).

These two individual rhythms corresponding with each other have great influence over how we emotionally adjust to life and giving us an extended example of how cycles affect our lives on this planet. If we are to study all of these wonderful events there may come a moment when we feel aware that there are possibilities of seeing the causes and effects of the rhythms influencing our lives. The connection need only be a moment, and we are then forever left with its essence and an unfulfilled desire to understand.

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