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- Publisher: Anthony Louis; 2.0 edition (10 Sept. 2013)
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Power Secrets of Astrology: How to Use Planetary Hours to Plan for Success Kindle Edition
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I first heard of "planetary hours" from astrologer Arlene Kramer. However, it would not be until I came upon the Chronos-XP Windows desktop program (which Louis mentions) that I began using this technique on a regular basis. The free program is now available in 32 and 64 bit versions. It brings an icon to the screen according to which planet is ruling the current time period and shows the exact moment it starts and ends, accurate to the minute. iPhone and Android users may wish to check out "HOURS" from Sirius Lab for a smartphone planetary hour app. All these programs can be set for one's time zone, and they maximize the value of what Louis says about planetary hours.
Louis explains the origin of planetary hours in the ancient region of Chaldea. In his remarkable way, Louis brings us close to that distant culture, clarifies the logic that led to this technique, and helps us appreciate the practical uses we can make of planetary hours.
Other astrologers have written about planetary hours before. Richard Saunders, an astrologer/physician in 17th century England published one of the earliest astro-medical treatises in the English language. The result of thirty years' practice, Astrological Judgment & Practice of Physick listed which planetary hours were best to administer particular medicines and treatments for various ailments.
Another British astrologer, Luke Broughton, born to a family of well-known astrologers came to America in 1854 at the age of 26. He settled in Philadelphia where he studied natural medicine and graduated from Eclectic Medical College. He practiced homeopathic medicine for most of his career.
At his death in 1899, his daughter took over his astrological practice and oversaw the publication of Broughton's most important book, The Elements of Astrology. In it, Broughton attributed much of his success as a physician to the use of planetary hours.
It's important to note that Anthony Louis himself just retired from medicine. His Kindle book provides a rich guide for planning one's day. By choosing the planetary hour most appropriate to the activity one is performing, there's a better chance for success. You'd have to consult a professional astrologer daily to do better than what Anthony Louis provides in his gem of a book.
Louis gives a very brief historical sketch of the planetary days and hours before jumping into classical associations of each of the planets and giving the reader a few other factors to consider when initiating some action. Some of these other factors are the transits of the moon and the Part of Fortune. His sources for this material come from good websites, Broughton, Leo, Lilly, Raphael, and Coley, to name a few.
While I found a few nuggets of wisdom in the Power Secrets of Astrology, for the most part, Louis's book is filled with planetary and house correspondences that can easily be found on the internet. Between Louis, George Llewellyn's, Planetary Hour Book, and Maria Kay Simms's, A Time for Magic book, I would suggest Simms. While none of them go deep into the historical sources of the planetary rulerships, I found Simms's book to be the most thorough and practical of the three.
If you have limited resources or simply wish for a book that gives a simple introduction to the planetary hours and some things you can work with under those hours, then Louis's kindle book is sufficient. Just don't expect rituals and practices to work with.