Mastering the Magickal Clock: How to Maximise Your Spells with Planetary Hours and Days

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Unlock the hidden potential of your spells by mastering the magickal clock by using planetary hours and days. In the realm of astral magick timing is everything, and understanding how to align your intentions with the celestial energies can greatly enhance the potency of your magick. The ancient practise of utilising planetary hours and days is a powerful tool that allows you to tap into the specific energies associated with each planet and time your spellcasting accordingly. This can maximise the effectiveness of your spells. 


Whether you’re a seasoned witch or just starting your magickal journey, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and techniques needed to harness the cosmic forces and achieve your desired outcomes. From selecting the right planetary hour for love spells to choosing the ideal day for abundance rituals, you’ll discover how to work in harmony with the universe to manifest your desires. Get ready to take your magick to new heights as you unlock the secrets of the magickal clock and become a master of spellcasting.

Understanding planetary hours and days in astral magick

In the realm of astral magick and spellcasting, timing plays a crucial role in the success of your magickal endeavours. At Magenta School of Magick, our astral magick comes from an ancient text called the Picatrix. Within this grimoire, the ancient belief that each planet possesses unique energies that can be harnessed for specific purposes is at its strongest during these planetary hours and days. So by aligning your spellwork with the planetary energies at the right time, you can tap into their power and amplify the effects of your spells.

Each day of the week is divided into planetary hours, with each hour ruled by a particular planet. This has the benefit of imbuing this time period with specific intentions, allowing you to choose the most appropriate time to perform your spells based on your desired outcome. For example, if you’re seeking love and balance, performing a love spell during the Venus hour would be highly beneficial, as Venus is associated with matters of the heart.

Similarly, each day of the week is also ruled by a specific planet. By performing spells on the day corresponding to the planet that aligns with your intention, you can further enhance the effectiveness of your magick. For instance, if you’re looking to attract abundance and wealth, conducting a prosperity ritual on a Thursday, governed by Jupiter, would be the most advantageous.

The connection between planetary energies and spellcasting

The connection between planetary energies and spellcasting has been utilised by many ancient civilizations, all of which believed in the influence of celestial bodies on earthly affairs. From the Babylonians to the Greeks and Romans, various cultures recognised the significance of planetary energies and incorporated them into their magickal practices. These beliefs then become imprinted into the collective unconscious, which can only add to its potency. 

Astrology explains that each planet is associated with specific qualities and influences, it is these qualities that can be channelled through to spellwork. For instance, the Sun represents vitality, the Self, and confidence, making it ideal for spells related to personal growth and empowerment. On the other hand, the Moon governs emotions, intuition, and family, making it suitable for spells involving healing, divination, and fertility.

By understanding the unique energies associated with each planet, you can align your intentions with the corresponding planetary hour or day to amplify the effects of your spells. This alignment creates a harmonious resonance between your intentions and the celestial forces, increasing the likelihood of success.

Benefits of using a magickal clock in spellwork

Incorporating planetary hours and days into your spellwork offers numerous benefits that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your magick. By aligning your intentions with the specific planetary energies, you tap into a reservoir of power built over aeons that amplifies the effects of your spells. This alignment creates a harmonious connection between your intentions, the collective unconscious and the celestial forces, increasing the potency of your magick.

Working with planetary hours and days requires planning and intentionality. This process helps you develop a deeper focus and concentration, as you become more attuned to the timing and alignment of your spellwork. By honing your focus, you enhance the energy you put into your spells, resulting in stronger and more effective outcomes.

By incorporating planetary hours and days into your spellwork, you unlock a powerful tool that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your magick. The alignment with celestial energies creates a harmonious resonance that amplifies your intentions, increasing the likelihood of manifestation. Now that we understand the benefits of working with planetary hours and days, let’s explore the correspondences for different types of spells.

Planetary correspondences for different types of spells

Each planet possesses unique qualities and influences that can be harnessed for different types of spells. Understanding the correspondences between planets and intentions allows you to choose the most appropriate planetary hour or day for your spellwork. Here are some common correspondences.

The Sun represents self-confidence and personal visibility in the world. It has correspondences with socialising and the achievement of goals. In a magickal context, the Sun is useful for work all about “the self”, such as confidence and charisma. Performing spells during the Sun hour or on a Sunday can help you tap into these qualities and manifest your desires.

The Moon represents emotion, intuition, femininity and motherhood. The Moon is suitable for spells involving healing, divination, and fertility. Performing spells during the Moon hour or on a Monday can enhance the emotional and intuitive aspects of your magick.

Mercury’s characteristics of fast communication and fast learning when applied to a magickal context can be used for work all about communication, skills and learning. Performing spells during the Mercury hour or on a Wednesday can enhance your ability to express yourself and attract opportunities for mental growth.

Venus has correspondences with attractiveness, social harmony and relationships. In a magickal context, Venus can be used to bring small gains, balance and pleasant experiences and is perfect for spells involving relationships, self-love, and attracting love. Performing spells during the Venus hour or on a Friday can enhance the energy of love and magnetism in your magick.

The characteristics of Mars as a ‘take charge’ planet means Mars can be used for magickal work involving conflict, increasing vitality or taking decisive action. Mars is also suitable for spells involving strength and courage. Performing spells during the Mars hour or on a Tuesday can infuse your magick with fiery energy and drive.

Associated with abundance, expansion, and wisdom, Jupiter is ideal for spells involving prosperity, growth, and spiritual development. In a magickal context, Jupiter can be used to increase luck and to magnify and enhance all good things. Performing spells during the Jupiter hour or on a Thursday can amplify the energy of abundance and attract opportunities for growth. 

Saturn is all about responsibility, discipline, structure, and boundaries, Saturn is suitable for spells involving banishing and overcoming obstacles. Performing spells during the Saturn hour or on a Saturday can help you establish boundaries and remove obstacles from your path. Saturn can also be used to ‘take responsibility’ by binding and restricting undesirable behaviour. 

The outer planets don’t traditionally get a mention in astral magick, as these planets hadn’t been discovered when our ancient civilisations began to write about the planets. But we’re nothing if not pragmatic, and we have previously written about the relative characteristics and uses of the outer planets in magick.  By aligning your intentions with these corresponding planetary energies, you can still tap into the specific qualities associated with each outer planet and enhance the effectiveness of your spells. 

Now that we understand the planetary correspondences, it’s time to learn how to calculate planetary hours and days.

How to calculate planetary hours and days

Calculating the planetary hours depends on what time the sun comes up and sets each day. It involves working out the minutes of daylight between the sun up and sun set time and dividing that number by 12. It also uses the planetary rulership to calculate which planet starts the day at sun-up. This means that on Sundays, the first planetary hour coinciding with sun-up is the hour belonging to the Sun but on Mondays, the first planetary hour is the Moon’s. 


The Earth of course has different time zones, so this means the Sun comes up and sets at different times relative to where a person is based on the Earth. All of this means calculating the planetary hours needs to be done specific to each day relative to each location. 


We would generally advocate for the use of an online calculator or astrology app to ensure the accuracy of the calculations, but a good ephemeris can provide you with information to calculate the planetary hours.

Planning your spellwork using the magickal clock

Once you have the details on planetary hours and days, it’s time to delve into the practical aspects of planning your spellwork using the magical clock. Begin by familiarizing yourself with the correspondences between planets and your own intentions. Understand the qualities and influences associated with each planet to choose the most suitable planetary hour or day for your spellwork.

Add some punch to your spell timing by aligning your spellwork with the phases of the Moon. Using the different lunar phases can have additional energies that can also be harnessed for specific intentions.

Keeping a record of your spellwork by noting the planetary hours and days you used for each spell can help you track the results. Observing any patterns or correlations between specific planetary alignments can help you refine your timing techniques and further enhance your spellcasting abilities. Just remember that what works for one person may not work for another. Feel free to experiment with different tools, like crystals or coloured candles to find what resonates with you and yields the best results.

By incorporating these tips into your spellcasting practise, you can effectively utilise the magickal clock to maximise the potency of your spells.

Maximise your spells using planetary hours and days 

We believe that working with planetary energies deepens the connection between intention and power. This connection allows you to tap into the vast wisdom and guidance available from the cosmos, enhancing your magickal abilities and spiritual growth. By incorporating planetary hours and days into your spellwork, you can unlock a powerful tool that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your magick. 

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