Almanac For Wednesday 23 October 2013 – Mercury

Wednesday 23 October 2013 – Mercury

Moon phase – waning – 74% visible Moon in Gemini

Lunar Day 20

A beneficial day in all traditions, especially for important beginnings. Good for marriage. However, this day may be difficult for those who are ill and children born on this day may have a difficult temper.


This day is good for any beginning, both big, important, and trivial. Everything undertaken will have success. A child born on this day will get an angry and disagreeing personality, his parents will have to struggle with him from the very early age.

An illness that began on this day can prove to be quite lengthy. Dreams, as a rule, will be fulfilled.


Symbol – the eagle. A serious day related to spiritual transformation, cognition of the cosmic law, overcoming the doubts. The best day for spiritual illumination, studying spiritual texts, fasting. It is better to spend it at home, being busy with family and traditional matters. Eagle is a symbol of religious feat. One should overcome pride, haughtiness, snappishness. Do not practise spiritual healing, you can exhaust yourself.

Moon Void-of-Course: Begins at 01:34 BST Ends on 24 October 2013 at 04:35 BST
*US and Canada (with exception to New Brunswick, which will subtract 4 hours from the times given above) please subtract 5 hours
from above times on east coast and successive time zones will subtract an extra hour(+5) according to time zone you’re in

Sunrise: 07:39 BST; Sunset: 17:51 BST

U.S. and Canada:
Sunrise: 07:31 DST; Sunset: 18:47 DST (add one hour for New Brunswick, Canada) – these are East coast times. Please look in your daily newspaper or online for the times where you are located in the US and Canada. It would be quite impossible to fit them all here, sorry

The planetary hours will begin with Mercury for the first hour, 2. Moon, 3. Saturn, 4. Jupiter, 5. Mars, 6. Sun, 7. Venus, 8. Mercury, 9. Moon, 10. Saturn, 11. Jupiter, 12. Mars

In order to figure the planetary hours exactly, figure out the total hours between Sunrise and Sunset (in your time zone), then convert into minutes. Divide by 12 and this will be the exact planetary hour time for each. Remember to accurately figure the sunrise and sunset for your time zone first.


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