CONCERNING THE PLANETARY HOURS AND OTHER ERRORS OF THE ASTROLOGERS.
T is true that the Wise in Astrology do write of the Stars and of their movements, and that these attaining
thereto do produce divers effects in inferior and elemental things; and such are, as we have already
said, natural operations of the Elements; but that they should have power over the Spirits, or force in all
supernatural things, that is not, neither can ever be. But it will instead be found that by the permission of the
Great God it is the Spirits who govern the firmament. What foolishness then would it be to implore the favour of
the Sun, of the Moon, and of the Stars, when the object would be to have converse with Angels and with Spirits.
Would it not be an extravagant idea to demand from the wild beasts the permission to go hunting? But what else is
it, when they 1 have elected a certain day,
when they have divided it up into many false divisions such as hours, minutes, etc. "Here," they say, "we have the
Planetary Hours, and the Planet appropriate to each Hour." O what Planets! O what fine order! Tell me, I pray you,
what advantage you get by this division. You will reply: "A very great one, because it shows us in all things,
either good or bad fortune!" I tell you, and I repeat absolutely, that this is in no way true; that they produce
thus a change of the time and of the Air, I in part concede; but do me the grace to tell me how ye do divide the
Planetary Hours. I know that ye begin the first hour of the day with the Planet which itself giveth the name unto
the day, as Sunday is ascribed to the Sun, Monday to the Moon, Tuesday to Mars, Wednesday to Mercury, Thursday to
Jupiter, Friday to Venus, and Saturday to Saturn; then ye divide the length of the Day into twelve equal portions
which ye call Hours, and to each Hour ye assign its planet; and ye do the same thing with the Night, according to
whether the days be long or short. Thus do the Hours become long or short. As for example, suppose that on a Sunday
the Sun riseth at 7 o'clock and setteth at 5 o'clock in the evening, its course will be ten Hours, the which ye
divide up into
twelve equal parts, so that each Hour is of fifty minutes' length. I say, therefore, that the first Planetary
Hour is of the Sun, and is fifty minutes long; that the second is of Venus; the third of Mercury; and so on of the
others; at last the eighth Hour returneth unto the Sun; the ninth unto Venus; the tenth unto Mercury; and so the
Day finisheth. Then cometh the Night, which is longer, that is to say, fourteen Hours, and each Planetary Hour of
this Night will be seventy minutes, and in order to continue the regular succession as we have begun, the first
Hour of the Night will be of Jupiter; the second of Mars; the third of the Sun; and so on until Monday, whose first
Hour will be (according to this rule) of the Moon. Now tell me, I pray you, doth it always happen that when the Day
of Monday commenceth, that is to say, when the Sun riseth in its horizon, that the Moon riseth also together with
him, and that she setteth also together with him? They cannot answer this. Wherefore then do they apportion unto
the second day of the week and unto its first hour the Moon? They can tell you no reason, except a likeness to the
name (of the Day). 1
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O! how gross an error! Hear and tell me when it is that a Planet hath the greatest force in the Elements;
whether when it is above or when it is below your Horizon or Hemisphere? We must however avow that it
is more powerful when it is above, because being below it hath no power save according unto the Will of God. Why
then, even further than this, should we attribute unto a Planet a Day and Hour, if during the whole period of such
Day it appeareth not above the Horizon!
ABRAMELIN as a most excellent MASTER in natural things taught unto me a very different form of
[paragraph continues] (which also well examine, and see whether it be not more surely
founded than the aforesaid rule of the Astrologers), and made me to comprehend what should be the true
Planetary Hours. When the Planet beginneth to appear upon the Horizon then doth its Day begin (whether
it be Light or Dark, Black or White), and until it hath passed its elevation 1its Day lasteth until it riseth anew, and
after that it hath set its Night endureth; so that as well in the Days of the Sun as in those of the
Moon and of the others, the Days of all the Planets be mingled, only that one commenceth sooner than
another, according to which nature they be mingled together in the Celestial Signs. Now it is requisite that
I should tell unto you what be the Planetary Hours! Know then that each Planet hath only an hour during the
which it is very powerful, being over you and above your head, that is to say when it is in the Meridian.
Then, naturally, will sometimes arrive the Hours of two Planets together and beginning at the same moment;
they then produce an effect according unto the nature, quality, and complexion of these stars. 2 But all this only hath power in natural things.
Here have I declared and proved unto you the errors of the (common) Astrologers; keep yourselves carefully
from the insensate follies of their Days and Hours, because if ye make use of these as do the false Magicians
and Enchanters, God will chastise you; and in order to chastise you will pay but little attention unto the
awaiting of the Hour of Saturn or of Mars.
I therefore now conclude this chapter, having sufficiently treated of the false and useless method employed by
the Astrologers in the Election of Days and of Hours.
61:1I.e., the Astrologers to whom Abraham refers in
the first sentence of the chapter.
62:1I.e., the Moon and Monday; Sun and Sunday; Mars
and Tuesday (Tuisco is a name of Mars); Venus and Friday (Freya's day, after Freya, the Scandinavian Goddess),
63:1 "Et jusqua cequil tremonte son jour dure jusqua
cequil se leve derechef."
63:2 This is the initiated Rosicrucian teaching, which is
very different to that of the outer and uninitiated World.
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