In Anna Riva's words:
It is crucial that you be properly prepared to engage in the ritual.
Choosing the proper time is important to the right spell. Refer to YOUR sign on the ASTRAL CHARTS to select the best day of the week to perform your spell. You must be in harmony with the stars to perform the most effective spell.
ASTRAL CHART FACTS
January 20 - February 18
March 21 - April 19
May 21 - June 21
July 23 - August 23
September 24 - October 23
November 23 - December 21
February 19 - March 20
April 21 - May 20
June 22 - July 22
August 24 - September 23
October 24 - November 22
December 22 - January 19
Note: Strongest color is printed in CAPITALS
PLANETARY DAY GUIDE
Since certain days are considered more favorable to certain people than to others, it is most appropriate to begin a ritual on the day sympathetic to your particular astral sign.
Capricorn and Leo
Cancer and Taurus
Pisces and Virgo
Libra and Aries
Sagittarius and Aquarius
Scorpio and Gemini
Equally beneficial for all signs
The Waxing Moon
The period of time between the new moon and the full.
Best spells during this time: Attracting, uplifting, drawing, improving, increasing, reuniting, or restoring
The Waning Moon
The period from full moon to dark.
Best spells during this time: Banishing, driving away, destroying, rejecting, dispelling, defeating, reversing, or punishing
The Full Moon
The period of time when the entire moon is illuminated
Best spells during this time: Health or Power
The Dark of the Moon
The three day period just before the new moon appears
Best spells during this time: No spells of any kind should be instigated
Days of the Week
Each of the days of the week are ruled by a particular planet, and each planet affects certain matters. Therefore, to begin your ritual on the day of the week which is governed by the planet which influences those matters involved in the spell can be of benefit.
For instance, almost everyone is familiar with the belief that the planet Venus affects love and other matters of the heart-and Venus rules Fridays, so rituals relating to love, sex, and marriage could commence on a Friday so that Venus' vibrations are added to the elements already in the spell.
Here are the days, their ruling planet, and some matters which are best suited for that day.
And do keep in mind that, as in all things, each planet has both positive and negative qualities.
Ruling Planet: Sun
For acquiring renown and riches
To free oneself from prison
For dealing with government or authority
To repress others
For spiritual enlightenment
To dissolve hostile feelings
To make friends
For gaining hope
Ruling Planet: Moon
For safety in travel
To bring rain
To acquire merchandise
To receive answers in dreams
In matters where children are involved
Ruling Planet: Mars
To acquire courage
To overthrow enemies
For self preservation and insure survival
Obtain military honors
Cause hostility among others
To wound others
Ruling Planet: Mercury
For seeing into the future
All matters concerning the intellect
To influence the written word
Open closed doors
Acquire knowledge and understanding
Concerning reason and sensibility
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Gain peace of mind
Expansion of interests or holdings
Buy or sell real estate
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Success in business
Impose your will on others
Concerns with food or agriculture
Make others to be possessed by demons
Commune with the dead
Sow seeds of discontent
PLANETARY HOURS GUIDE
Just as each of the seven days of the week is governed by a particular planet, so is each hour of each day ruled by a particular planet.
The astrological day begins at the moment of sunrise, and the first hour is ruled by the planet which governs that day. Each succeeding hour is ruled by the planets in a definite order:
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, the Moon
then back to Saturn, Jupiter, and so forth.
Thus, the first hour from sunrise on Monday is ruled by the Moon, the second hour by Saturn, the third by Jupiter, fourth by Mars, fifth by the Sun, sixth by Venus, seventh by Mercury, and the eighth hour again by the Moon.
The sequence continues throughout the twenty-four hours from sunrise on Monday until the first hour of sunrise on Tuesday which is ruled by Mars.
This chart gives the planetary hours for each day.
Since sunrise varies according to geographical location and the time of the year, it is not possible to give an accurate chart which relates to the clock 7:00 AM, 2:00 PM, or Midnight.
Consider a spell aimed toward gaining the love of another person.
Since love matters are ruled by Venus, your Personal Candle could be lighted at the beginning of the Venus hours which, for instance, on Wednesdays, would be the 7th, 14th, and 21st hour after sunrise. So, if sunrise in your city is 6:30 AM, you could begin the ritual at 12:30 PM (thirty minutes after noon), at 7:30 PM, or a t 2:30 AM on Thursday morning. On Thursday, the Venus hours would be the 4th, 11th, and 18th-or 9:30 AM, 4:30 PM, and 11 :30 PM.
While many will find it inconvenient or even impossible to adjust their usual daily routine to coincide with the planetary influences, the information is given for those who feel that the influence of the planets is sufficient to justify the extra effort involved.
After considering all the astrological factors which may have bearing on the ritual you have in mind-the moon's position and its effect on certain kinds of situations, which day of the week is best suited for the type of spell you plan, the day of the week which is most sympathetic to your own birthdate, and the planetary hours most likely to assist the purpose of the rites-one can then make a decision as to which influences should be brought to bear upon the situation one is trying to change.
Bear in mind when making the decision that one's own mind powers are the most important influence of all-and if that energy can best be channeled at a specified convenient hour each day, whether it be 7:00 AM in the morning before one goes to work, 2:00 PM in the afternoon when there is quiet in the house before the children come home from school, or 11 :00 PM when one is relaxed and ready for bed-THAT is the time best suited for your efforts.
Chinese Horoscope (Wheel of Life)
According to ancient history, Buddha once asked all the world's animals to come to visit him. At the appointed time, only twelve responded so, in their honor, he created the Chinese Horoscope or Wheel of Life.
There are twelve signs which change yearly rather than monthly, and a particular animal represents each period.
The following chart covers the time period from 1900 through 2079.
Beginning the next year, 2080, the cycle would repeat from 2080 during the next 180 years.