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Why Saturday Is 'The Luckiest Day Of The Year' In 2024?

Bill Speros for Bookies.com

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Why Saturday Is 'The Luckiest Day Of The Year' In 2024?

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The signs are pointing to something big on Saturday. 

The astrological calendar offers us what can be called “the luckiest day of the year.” 

Saturday – May 18 – is the day in which Jupiter passes closest to the sun this year. 

That exact moment – called “cazimi” by astrologists – comes at 2:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Unlike the solar eclipse last month, this event is a fixed occurrence. It happens to everyone worldwide at the same time. 

That means 1:36 p.m. Saturday Central Time, 12:36 p.m. Mountain Time, 11:36 a.m. Pacific Time, and so on. 

If you’re inclined to wager or make any potentially life-changing decisions, 2:36 p.m. EDT Saturday would be an ideal time to do so, says astrologer Timothy Regan of Salem, Massachusetts. 

Yes, that Salem. 

“At that moment, Jupiter will move into the exact center of the sun at 28 degrees and 18 minutes. It heightens the power of Jupiter, which is the planet of expansion and growth and abundance and happiness and optimism. So it's a very, very, what we call an astrology: ‘an auspicious time’,” Regan told bookies.com. 

‘An Auspicious Time’ To Place Your Bets 

Thus, Regan said, this is most opportune time pick your horses in the Preakness Stakes, which goes to post at Pimlico in Baltimore at 6:57 p.m. Saturday. Or press the “bet” button on your 8-leg parlay of choice. Or buy a Powerball ticket Or pull the lever on your favorite casino slot machine. 

Jupiter was the Chief Roman God, and the counterpart to Zeus in Greek mythology. 

Thus its eponymous planet carries much power for astrologists.

But even Jupiter can’t guarantee a win. 

Each of the nine planets (yes, that means you, too, Pluto) have their own “cazimi.” That is when they come closest to the sun. Astrology tells us the sun is one of the most powerful forces of positive and life-affirming energy. 

That makes plenty of sense. Without the warmth and light of the sun, things would be pretty dark and bleak pretty fast. 

Jupiter At Its Peak On ‘The Luckiest Day’

On Saturday, Jupiter will at its most powerful. Its positivity will be at its peak. That’s good because Jupiter is the largest of the nine planets. 

And in astrology, Jupiter is linked to the principles of luck and good fortune.

So, when you put the biggest planet, its association with luck and good fortune, and its proximity to the sun together – you get “the luckiest day of the year.” 

“And what's really good about it is not only is Jupiter cazimi, but Venus, which is the planet of luxury, is also conjunct the Sun and Jupiter," Regan said. "And they're all in Taurus, and Venus rules over Taurus. So talk about luxury luck and growth and abundance all kind of together in the second of Taurus at the same time. So it's a very lucky day.”

Pro Athletes Seek Edge With Astrology 

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On the Zodiac calendar, the sun changes roughly 28 to 31 days, Regan said. And having Jupiter reach the perfect spot in regard to the sun only comes one per year. 

“This year, it happens to May 18, and I got to tell you, it's very lucky, and there's not really any bad aspects. There are no other planets that are like negative planets really making a poor connection to any of those three; Jupiter, the Sun or Venus; at that time.”

Regan and his partner, Leanne Marrama, run Pentagram Shoppe in Salem. Regan is a Witch High Priest and Occultist. He offers astrology readings and is well versed in all matter “magick.” 

He’s done countless readings for pro athletes, the most notable ones he won’t name due to professional courtesy. 

A group of New England Patriots fans make a pilgrimage from upstate New York to Salem for several years during the Tom Brady Era to get a reading on the team’s schedule. 

“I haven't seen them in maybe about four or five years.  They got interviewed in a book about their bets that they used to place and how good they did, and they credited me with some of it. We used to go through charts for teams all the time,” Regan said. “I have quite a few college players that used to get readings with us fairly regularly just to see how their season was going and if they were going to get picked up for major leagues. We had a lot of Florida baseball players, college players that would call us and have us check out if they were going to get picked up for the major leagues.”

5000 Years Of Astrology Can’t Be Wrong

Astrology can be traced back at least 5,000 years. 

It originated in Mesopotamia and assumed what is its current Western form in Ancient Greece during the Hellenistic period. The ancient Greeks divided the path of the sky that the sun crosses each year into the 12 constellations known today as “Zodiac signs.” Many principles of astronomy are also rooted in its practice. 

It offers, in sense, the ultimate betting guide for life. 

“There’s data and science baked into it,” Regan said. “We have 5000 years of people using astrology. It’s not just a spiritual thing. Astrology is the mother of astronomy. Astronomy wouldn't have existed if it wasn't for astrology, and astrology was a major science to the Greeks and especially the Hellenistic Greeks in Alexandria. That was their major understanding of the cosmos.” 

In much the same way Jupiter ruled all the Gods in Roman mythology, Jupiter has domain over much in astrology. 

Jupiter drives thought and the desire for higher learning both intellectually and spiritually. 

Jupiter reigns over religion, philosophy, and the search to find meaning in both. 

Thus it carries immense power on the astrological calendar. And that power peaks this year on Saturday. 

“People have been doing this for 5,000 years. When you have that much data from different countries from all around the world going, ‘Hey, when the sun connects to Mars, the king dies,’ or, ‘Oh, our crops fail,’ You kind of have to look at it and go, ‘Oh, that's a lot of data, you can't really believe in coincidence after that.”

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Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.