How to Use Hours When Planning Spells
The hours are a lot more in depth and depend a lot on planetary alignment. Below is chart to assist with this kind of timing work as well as a list of what each planet corresponds to. Since we know that a lot of the planets correspond to Gods, I'll actually be noting them in the Germanic way and I'll notate below what each is. We will go over some fun superstitions further down. This chart basically maps out what hours are best for specific spells. These would be best corresponded the same way the days of the weeks are in this previous post. A lot of High Magic and true occultist swear by using the planetary alignment, but I personally find it a bit much. Everyday life gets in the way and I'm not going to skip work to perform a love spell on a Friday at 1 am, 8 am, 3 pm or wait until 10 pm. I'm lazy and you can be also.
Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:
1: Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr Woden
2: Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani
3: Sunna Mani Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn
4: Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr Woden Thunor
5: Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr
6: Mani Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna
7: Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja
8: Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr Woden
9: Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani
10: Sunna Mani Tyr Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn
11: Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr Woden Thunor
12: Woden Thunor Freyja Saturn Sunna Mani Tyr
Saturn - Saturn
Sunna - Sun
Mani - Monday
Tyr - Mars
Woden - Mercury
Thunor - Jupiter
Freyja - Venus
1 am, 8 am, 3 pm, and 10 pm are all considered power hours. If you notice, the seven gods (planets) recycle or start over. Because of this, these hours are considered exceptionally powerful when dealing with spells for that specific day. Think of it as... on Monday, you're doing work for the psyche and you decide to do it at 3 pm. The energy you put into that is amplified even more.
Usually said to be between 12 am - 3 am, but I've heard many say it was between 3 am and 4 am. ( I was born at 3:24 am, so I find that pretty interesting on a personal level.) However, this is another one I would say has A LOT of christian influence. The Devil's hour is at 3, so it would make sense that they would expect witches, who were the whores of the devil, to be conjuring him up into existence at these times. I would even chalk up the ideas of the veil being thinner at this hour being thanks to the millennia of persecution. It was very likely that the pagans would do their worship before they woke up and did chores, or in the late night after laboring all day. This would lead one to believe that maybe these hours were considered evil by the Christians simply because of the nature of beast. Is it wrong to use a "witching hour"? No, probably not, but know that it's likely not as true as you think it is.
Using an analog clock:
Do good work when both hands are pointed up and bad work when both are pointed down? This sounds a little Christian in origin, so I wouldn't go off of it, but I've read where people claim it works. I'm not knocking that it doesn't work and I certainly encourage anyone who is willing to try it. This, in my opinion, would probably be more in sync with a Christo-pagan or Hoodoo type of worship where the Bible and Catholic iconography is still largely in use.
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