Planetary Times

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This astrology application calculates unequal hours (true daily/nightly time intervals) from sunrise/sunset and helps you keep track of the ruling planetary (star) hour. It is meant for making the best use of time and also understanding the self, environment, and relations in real time as well as in general.

The app is not for prophesizing one time events, but for identifying and informing immediate changes that are usually recurring, which in turn allows people to make most of their lives by not rowing against, but with the current. It is aimed at everyone, more so towards people with spiritual affinity. It is a great help to anyone who studies human nature and its tendencies.

Daily Planetary Schedule

Basic Usage

  • After you run the app for the first time, app will begin to show a notification with an icon in your status bar indicating current planetary hour. Icon will be tagged with a mark or task symbol if that time is either marked or has a task associated with it.
  • There are a total of 8 tabs. These are; settings, daily planetary schedule (default tab), fingerprint/attributes, moon, firdaria (life milestones), tasks, alerts, marks respectively.
  • Alerts let you create alarm-like audible reminders. They can be set relative to any time, for any day.
  • Tasks let you create planetary objectives that you may want to remember. You can associate your periodic or one-time work with a planet and watch for its arrival to do it for achieving maximum performance.
  • Marks let you tag specific day/hour combinations for emphasis. First symbol is for day, second one is for hour. Symbols for planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon) are ♄, ♃, ♂, ☉, ♀, ☿, ☽ respectively. Day rulers are marked by default. You might also want to mark your birth time.
  • It is a good idea to use marks for always recurring, general and important events, tasks for specific and detailed jobs, and alerts for one-off, must-do works. Or you can set alerts for marks and/or tasks. There is also a setting for auto creating alerts for marks you add.

Feature Spotlight: Daily Planetary Schedule {Default Tab}

Here you see the order of planet rulerships and their associated time intervals for the selected day. First planet in the sequence is always the day ruler and has some importance throughout the day (24 hour period). Scrolled and highlighted entry is the current planetary hour (these are also shown at app header; to the right and left respectively). If you have marked day/hour combinations, hours in shown schedule will also be slightly highlighted (in white).

Touching an entry in the list will display the general effects of the selected planet. Specific information about current time can be obtained in the attributes (fingerprint) tab. Changing day/time and location is possible using the button that reads "Here & Now". This button is both clickable (center for the menu, left arrow for yesterday, right arrow for tomorrow) and four-way swipeable as the profile selection button to its right.

Feature Spotlight: Congruence/Mood {Profile Selection Window}

Congruence value shows how easy it is to be peaceful and/or self-confident at the current time for the selected user. High congruence indicates more willingness and ability to accept or control current surroundings and available conditions, less frustration dealing with mundane matters and more eagerness for satisfaction. Low congruence on the other hand, has a negative impact on motivation, and makes everything harder than it actually is.

Congruence is as high as the difference in strength between higher and lower ends of the emerging energy hierarchy after the power struggle between different types of energies becomes resolved. It shows how strongly one energy type takes on a leader role in an individual to form and support her decisions, giving her focus and clarity. As a matter of fact, it is inversely proportional with versatility, which begets richness and depth, instead of direction. Versatility is the will and ability to deal with different aspects of life. It causes skepticism and brings in multiple angles to view matters of interest and a wide variety of scales to weigh options.

You may notice some people have high congruence values in general. Due to their high natal congruence, these people are likely to find harmony more often than others. On the contrary, some other people may be living more sophisticated lives than most. You may check on a profile's natal congruence value for this.

Feature Spotlight: Compatibility {Profile Selection Window}

In profile selection window, compatibility between the selected profile and the target profile at the selected date/time/location is shown to the right with a gauge icon. General congruence and compatibility independent of time can also be obtained by toggling live/natal button at the lower right of that window.

You may observe you are more compatible with some people in general. The reason may be:

  • Related to you: You are simply more compatible with those people.
  • Related to them: Those people have either high personal congruence; making them compatible with most people, or normal/average/polished character; so they will less likely seem provocative to others.

A low compatibility score doesn't necessarily mean a relationship won't ever work. It only means it will be harder to keep and hold on to such a relationship. In that case, both sides will have to compensate and give up some of their expectations to the degree of incompatibility.

It is possible to be best friends with anyone. Low compatibility interactions and relationships actually help in maturity and self development as a bonus. However, having to constantly share the same space with someone often requires high compatibility to be present. This is especially true when primary life goals are different.

Compatibility value applies to all relationship types. However, lower values between family members or co-workers would probably be accepted or tolerated more easily due to personal bias. After all, people's own choices and how they choose to view and interpret events have an immense effect on their reality.

The yellow gauge represents the neutral value, which stands for "OK" and "not so bad". It is still in the "could be better" threshold along with the orange gauge, but less so. Green and above indicates most expectations are fulfilled.

Feature Spotlight: Skills {Profile Selection Window}

Skills are essentially compound attributes which signify general potential in an area, and are influenced and directed by the choices of the individual. They may imply various concepts loosely centered around the keywords/icons provided. Therefore, flexibility may mean mental flexibility, as in clemency, physical flexibility, as in acrobacy, or having a fluid character and vision. Similarly, reach may mean how far a person is willing to go, how precise she can be in her actions, how much she is going to extend her work and scale up her business etc.

Skills are scored over a scale of ten, where 4-6 range regarded as average or the expected value for a "normal" person, 7-8 indicating significant and somewhat exceptional ability, and anything above that is spectacular and extraordinary. On the downside, however, strong skills create also strong distortions. A high defense skill, for example, makes the person extra defensive and untrusting; so she wouldn't easily let people in. Some people may accommodate both high and low ranked skills, while others may follow a smoother pattern. Needless to say, the skill with the highest score is the main focus/proficiency of the individual and others will revolve around it.

Feature Spotlight: Elemental Configuration {Profile Selection Window}

This is a classification of an individual in terms of elemental structure at a specific time/place or in general; here elements being the four classical ones. It is a useful derivative of the zodiac fingerprint to know what you are dealing with immediately. You can see this info on profile selection window for the selected profile at right. Classification types are as follows:

  • Single dominant. Potency of one element identifying the individual. May cause insularity.
  • Single neglected. Lack of an element identifying the individual. May cause denial of subjects represented by this particular element.
  • Two dominant. Unwavering. Since this configuration also indicates the other two elements are neglected, this is the most biased type of all. May cause inner conflict due to no single authority.
  • One dominant, one neglected. Cautious and doubtful. May cause confusion and getting lost at times.
  • Well-Balanced. As it should be; nothing to say based on the elemental data. This is good to have for sure, but may cause lack of focus and passivism as a side effect.

A total of 4 + 4 + 4x3 + 4x3 + 1 = 33 types.

Feature Spotlight: Biorhythm Cycles {Profile Selection Window}

Although these cycles are not related to planetary hours, they reveal additional important information. They can be considered together with planetary attributes to get a better understanding of the situation.

These are PHY, EMO, INT, SPI you see in the profile selection window. They measure four pillars of our well-being: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Each following a sine wave on a period of varying days following the birth date. That means, each cycle spans an equal length of time at both higher and lower ends. And that should explain why we don't perform always the same.

Notice: Since most other biorhythm calculators use -100 to +100 scale, 0 is their average value; for this app though, to make it consistent with other metrics and avoid confusion, solely positive 0-100 percent scale is used and thus the average value is 50% (though calculation is all the same).

If the value is above 50, the cycle is in positive trend and vice versa. Polarity reversal or the transition at 50% imposes difficulty on the individual, regardless of the direction.

Feature Spotlight: Profile Tags {Profile Selection Window}

A profile can have up to six tags associated with it. This is so that you can filter profiles according to a selected category. Below are some hints about tags:

    • #deceased have a blackish tint, and do not show up in live/actual mode.
    • #favorites have a blueish tint, and they are pinned to the top (below the user profile) when the sorting mode is alphanumerical (the default).
    • Use #friends, #family, #vicinity, #community, #team and #workplace tags to define your type of relationship with this person. More specifically, use #team for people you work with, #workplace for people who you work for, #vicinity for people you see on a daily/weekly basis due to your geographic position, #community for charity/volunteer work and hobby/activity/event groups.
    • Use #acquaintances, #celebrities or #unknown tags to define your level of familiarity about this person.
    • Use #global, #local or both tags together to define your way/medium of engagement with this person.
    • Use #casual to show profiles at the end of the list when the sorting mode is alphanumerical (the default). This basically is the opposite of #favorites.
    • Use #hidden to hide profiles unless this tag is selected deliberately. It is a way to isolate a selection of profiles from the rest.

Feature Spotlight: Attributes {Fingerprint}

Foreword

This app uses sidereal (visible sky) astrology. Although enabled by default, the option to "prefer tropical zodiac" is a cosmetic thing; it only affects displayed zodiac sign and mansion. Additionally, all attribute sections are based on zodiac sign strengths which are calculated using a formula with strong emphasis on planetary hours. App doesn't follow modern mainstream astrology and is a unique tool on its own. Instead of giving out separate sets of raw planetary data, it aims to provide an analysis of an individual or time/place as a whole, derived from planetary positions and aspects. Current/natal conditions are symbolized in terms of zodiac signs and by the topics/areas they represent. When evaluating the result, look for:

  1. Individual highs and lows, especially ones out of order
  2. Types of edges formed (sharp vs smooth)
  3. Overall shape type (oval, square, triangle, star, pointy etc.) and trend (clustering, coverage etc.)
  4. Center of gravity
Sample shape analysis:
1. Strong fire signs, exaggerated tendency towards Leo while Aquarius backing it up.2. Mild edges; consecutive signs are skipped, but there are no huge gaps.3. Pointy; using every resource available in line with Leo. Low coverage.4. Leo; self-absorbed, proud, arrogant, self-indulgent, confident, reassuring etc.

Attributes Overview

You can use this tab for:

  1. Examining someone in general: Choose user on app header, press circular button (on fingerprint page), enable personalize and natal (character) view options. You could also achieve this by setting date/location on app header to a profile's natal (instead of enabling natal view).
  2. Examining someone at a particular moment: Set date/location and choose profile on app header, press circular button, enable personalize and disable natal (character) view options.
  3. Comparing people in general: Choose first profile on app header, press circular button, enable personalize, compare with and natal (character) view options.
  4. Comparing people at a particular moment: Set date/location and choose first profile on app header, press circular button, enable personalize, compare with and disable natal (character) view option.
  5. Examining the present situation on itself: Disable personalize and set date/location.

Furthermore:

  • Natal/general, current/selected and compared (whether natal or current) values are shown in gray, violet and green respectively for easy differentiation.
  • You can enable Compare With Natal option to show a sticky natal bar (in grey). In that case, natal view is disabled to display present values (at selected time/place) for you to compare them with natal values.
  • You can enable Daily Average View option to switch from hourly view to daily view. This gives you a summary of the entire day by using current moment (selected time) as the seed and averaging attributes for every hour in that day. Because of hourly variations in a day, expect values to be more uniform and mediocre when using this setting. Enabling this option will disable natal view.
  • You can enable Relative View option for app to switch to comparative scale. In this mode, the relative superiority of an attribute is displayed instead of its independent absolute value. Relative scale is good for checking balance/priority, while absolute is good for checking strength/weakness. Playing with this option will help you get a complete picture of the situation. Note that enabling Relative View will hide spider web chart from the zodiac houses section as a side-effect.
  • You can enable Plot Center of Mass option to display that on the spider web chart with G. You can see on which fixed sign it lands on (♉ , ♌ , ♏ , ♒ ) and how distorted the person in question is. The further away from the center it is, the greater the pull towards that pillar and thus the favoritism. Note that this point is deliberately positioned a bit further away from the center to indicate differences between charts more clearly.
  • You can enable Plot Area of Intersection option to show the common area between the displayed charts in white with yellow borders. The greater that area is, the more the shared attributes.
  • You can enable Highlight Prominent Sections option for app to indicate sections with a domineering or an excessive attribute at selected settings. The intensity of the highlight specifies how prominent that section is.
    • If you also have Compare With Natal enabled, sections with significant difference from the selected person's natal will be indicated in gray. It has higher precedence than standard (violet) highlight.
    • If you also have Compare With enabled, sections with significant difference from the target person will be indicated in green. It has the highest precedence.
  • You can enable Hide Average Values option for app to hide attributes that fall in mid range. This option will behave differently depending on the state of relative view setting.
  • You can enable Sort Alphabetically option if you prefer to see attributes in a fixed order. The default ordering is sort by value (descending).
  • You can enable Always Show Descriptions/Pictures option if you prefer to see descriptions/pictures of attributes without the need of touching/clicking.
  • Transformation Buttons (C R S O): These are intended for advanced users who wish to alter the displayed chart to unveil additional information. C view shows what completes (fills the holes), and R view shows what counters the current chart. S and O views are rubbed and balanced versions of the chart obtained by averaging 180° and 90° edges respectively.

Attribute Sections (Titles)

Each section offers a unique way of examining how things are. Calculated values are derived from ruling planets, moon phase, sun sign, moon sign, time of the day, current period in life, location and person's gender.

Sections can be divided into two main groups:

  • Sections with a varying set of qualities: Professions, Divine Names. These basically can have an infinite number of entries.
  • Sections with a fixed set of qualities (symbols): Everything else. Qualities under these sections together make up a system, each quality representing a vital and clearly defined role which others in the same section don't share.

Notice: Attributes under Professions are really broad; one needs to take all possible sub-branches when evaluating these. For example, one with high Medicine score would make a good nurse, but for being a good doctor, (s)he would perhaps need an above average Higher Education score as well. And please don't take these literally, they may still need some work.

Attribute Bars (Indicators)

Unless alphabetical ordering is enabled, all attributes are shown in a descending order of value for each section. Attribute bars get lighter as values go down and vice versa. The darker the attribute bar, the more related that attribute is to the subject. Every attribute is present for every person and situation, but its degree of relevance (might as well be close to none) is determined by its value.

Here you see squares that are linked to certain attributes, indicating their strengths. Because there is no predetermined set of total points, some people may have higher or lower scores overall in any section. Three squares mean an average and expected value. So any attribute with less than two full squares is below average, and any other with more than three full squares is above average. We don't fully appreciate and understand the importance of characteristics which are below average. Again so, we put more value to characteristics which are above average. An attribute with more filled squares mean higher potential in that area, but also bears a higher risk of distortion and imbalance. And when a particular attribute is almost empty or full, we inevitably run into its deficiency or its excess in every part of our lives.

Finally, remember that all attributes are bound to their respective sections. They should be considered in their context and compared to other attributes in the same section.

Attribute Tracking

This is a feature intended for advanced users who want to keep an eye on certain attributes. Touching on an attribute will display an eye symbol reading on or off, indicating if that particular attribute is currently being tracked or not. Touching on the symbol will toggle tracking for that specific attribute.

If you enable tracking for an attribute, you will start getting notifications on planetary hour changes. The frequency of these manual* notifications can be adjusted by setting the attribute tracking level (sensitivity) in app settings. You may get one of the following for the tracked attributes:

  • Critical - attribute is out of bounds in either way, causes strong bias/drive and imbalance
  • Exceptional - attribute has very high value
  • Dominant - attribute has higher value than expected
  • Mediocre - attribute has average value and has no significance
  • Inferior - attribute has lower value than expected
  • Deficient - attribute has very low value

* If you have enabled automatic attribute tracking, you will also get Overtaking type notifications for attributes that are much higher currently compared to your natal's. These subjects indicate areas you normally avoid, but now have the opportunity to observe, experience, explore and develop.

Divine Names

Divine names are the qualities/acts of God that create and manage the universe*. App shows a list of correspondences between the most common divine names and the individual (with personalization enabled) or time/place (without personalization) based on astronumerology. Like all other attributes, strength and priority of a particular name depends on its value. There are three Divine Names sections:

  • Assets: These are the names that define the subject; her strengths and weaknesses.
  • Biases: These are the names that reflect the biases of the subject and they show her intentions and what she would like to do.
  • Duties: These are the the names that indicate the responsibilities, honors and requirements of the subject. Shows where the subject is called for. Subject is challenged to play role in high-value areas displayed here.

*Individual information about these are not available as of yet. They are intended for those who are already familiar.

Feature Spotlight: Database Sync

This feature provides auto-complete capability to profile management. It is enabled by default, which means you will get suggestions of other app users and famous people (latter have a badge) when trying to add a new user. Clicking on a suggestion will bring up an individual's profile so you can add her to your local in-device database. This feature doesn't let app post your information; it is just for automatic retrieval of others' birth data. If you are not using it, disable to cut off unnecessary data traffic.

Feature Spotlight: Personal Profile Sharing

You can choose to share your personal birth profile with other users. That way, anyone creating a new profile will be able to see you as a suggestion. This feature is disabled by default, for in case you want to hide your birth information. Feel free to enable it if you like. And when you disable it again or stop using the app altogether, your data is automatically deleted from the server after some time.

For your profile to be shared, you need to have a valid default profile name; not too long, not too short, with regular letters. Nicknames are allowed as long as they are unique and they can be used to mask your identity on the web. After you choose to share your info by clicking on the button with the cloud icon (in settings tab), it will take about a minute or two to appear (as long as the server is up). App needs to be restarted after on the target device to display your profile among suggestions.

Notice: This doesn't let the app share your current location with others. However, everyone will be able to view and use your birth info to their liking. If you would like to share a profile discreetly instead, there is a button for that under profile details (where you enter birth data).

Remarks & Troubleshooting

General

  • Dates are in DD/MM/YYYY format.
  • Assuming location data is precise, time and timezone settings of the device is set correctly, planetary hours calculation is accurate to a minute and zodiac related calculations are accurate to a degree.
  • When you don't have a clue about the time of birth, you should select either "day" or "night" instead of an approximate time. The result will be roughly correct, but on the other hand, incorrect birth time will result in something totally wrong. And when you know the birth hour but not the minute, you could experiment with different variations until you get it right. In the latter case, trying out XX:00, XX:30 and XX:59 for the relevance of attributes should suffice for the purpose of this application.

Notifications

Slight variations (<10 mins) in notification delivery is quite normal. This is a doing of the Android system to improve battery life. However, in case of long delays or complete malfunction of notifications;

    • Make sure you are not restricting battery use for this app:
      • Make sure this app is not optimized (uncheck if selected) and also it is not in Restricted Apps list.
      • Make sure you add this app to the Protected Apps list (applies to Huawei, Xiaomi, Asus and Sony devices).
      • Make sure Battery Saving Mode is turned off.
    • Make sure you are allowing notifications by default:
      • Select this app from the app manager and toggle corresponding checkboxes there to allow notifications. If you see the option Set as priority, enable that also.
      • Look for a Notifications menu in system settings and make sure they are allowed by default.
      • Look for an Auto-start menu in system settings and make sure this app is in that list.
      • Look for a Data Saver menu in system settings and make sure this app is allowed.
    • Make sure Do Not Disturb mode is either turned off or configured to silence only (not block).
    • Regardless of the manufacturer and installed Android version, battery saver, memory booster, task manager and cleanup applications may interfere with the background process of this application. Make sure you don't have any of those.
    • [Asus Zenfone] Enable the following:
      • Device Settings > Power Management > Auto-start Manager > Planetary Times
      • Mobile Manager > Boost > Enable Super Boost > Protected app list > Planetary Times
    • [Xiaomi] Enable the following: Device Settings > Security > Permissions > Autostart > Planetary Times
    • [Lenovo] Enable the following: Device Settings > Power Manager > Background app management > Allow auto-start > Planetary Times
    • [Huawei] Enable the following:
      • Phone Manager > Startup Manager > Planetary Times
      • Device Settings > Battery > App launch > Manage Manually > Planetary Times
    • If you have tried everything here and had no luck, try options below one by one, in the following order:
      • Look for a software update in device settings.
      • Try hard resetting your device; turn it off, give it a few seconds and then turn it back on.
      • Switch to a different Android launcher.
      • Wipe Cache Partition.
      • Do a Factory Reset as a last resort.

App Behavior

  • To mark a notification as read or to dismiss an alert, just click on it. That way you are informing the app you have actually seen it. Otherwise, it will keep coming until it no longer applies to the current situation.
  • Clicking on an attribute notification will take you to the app's fingerprint tab with the following temporary(*) settings override:
    • Enabled: Compare With Natal, Relative (Difference) View
    • Disabled: Natal (Character) View, Hide Average Values, Daily Average View

*If you don't alter fingerprint settings, your custom settings will be returned on next app restart or immediately if you open up fingerprint settings.

  • Quick selection arrows and the time machine feature do not check for DST change that might have occurred to save credits and increase response time. On the other hand, manually setting a date/time using the dialog or adding a new birth profile will check for DST when necessary.
  • You may stumble upon the following problem if you know of someone born at the DST border. At the end of DST time when clocks are turned backward, there are two instances of the same time following each other, which results in a one hour gap. Since DST is automatically calculated and the new non-DST clock will trigger at the point of change, this may result in a planetary hour getting lost. To refer to this lost time, specify 00:59 instead of 01:00, 01:59 instead of 02.00 and 02:59 instead of 03.00 etc.

Payments

  • Check with your bank to make sure your payment actually went through; sometimes they get rejected.
  • Make sure Google Play Store is up to date and Google Play Services is not disabled and allowed to run in the background freely.
  • Purchases are per account basis. If you have switched your Google Play account, it may not show up on records. You can check this on Purchase History page of your Google Play account. Notice: Switching back and forth between Play Store accounts may result in loss of geolocation credits.
  • Payments are handled by Google Pay; app merely responds to the received data. In some rare buggy instances, Google Pay may not report purchase state back to the app. In that case, you should try repurchasing, because if you have already paid, Google won't let you buy the same item again and your purchase state will be refreshed and reported back to the app. Then a simple restart should put everything into place. If you don't own the item on the other hand, then this will be your first actual payment. You have nothing to lose.
  • If none of these steps helped you for some reason, you can always request help from the Play Store itself.

Shortcuts

  • Long touching (or double tapping) on the date/location selection button (bottom-left) will reset app to HERE & NOW.
  • Long touching (or double tapping) on the profile selection button (bottom-right) will reset profile to default user profile.
  • Long touching on the right and left arrows on the date/location selection button (bottom-left) will move the date by a week.

Other

  • Purchase of ad removal has the following advantages:
    • The app experience becomes more fluid.
    • Extra screen space is gained.
    • Unnecessary data traffic is eliminated.
    • Ad trackers are disabled.
    • No distractions, obstructions, and interruptions occur.
  • Have a question? Take a look at: App Settings or FAQ.
  • If you are encountering an unexpected behavior or have anything to say, please report to info@thereisonlywe.info
  • Changelog from 2018 onward can be accessed from here.
  • If you are curious about where this app is going, you might want to look at pending implementations.

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System Requirements

  • Your phone or tablet must have the date/time and timezone settings set up correctly.
  • Permissions:
    • This app needs to know your location to function. GPS accuracy is not necessary.
    • Internet access is required for a variety of features, including but not limited to: address to coordinates translation, timezone and DST checks, accessing online profile database etc...
    • Misc features may ask for additional permissions.
  • Arctic regions where the concepts of day and night start to disappear (≈70+ latitude) are not supported.
  • Minimum supported device width in DP is 320; screen elements may not fit otherwise (rotating the phone may be a quick solution).
  • Android 4.2+ is required, 5+ is recommended, 7+ is great. App will behave differently depending on Android version.
  • A valid and up-to-date Google Play Services which is allowed to run in the background. If you don't have Google Play installed on your device, you may get it from here.
  • If you are residing in China, you will need a VPN to get through The Great Firewall.
Custom ROMs and setups often cause problems if Google Play is not installed properly.