Astronomical cycles can be either viewed in isolation, as an astronomer
would usually view them, or in association with other cycles of life,
as they have been viewed by many civilisations since we first gazed at
To ultimately understand the workings of any cycles, whether
they be climatic, economic or personal, one should investigate the mechanics
of all cycles. Nothing exists in isolation... the "big
picture" can only be fully understood when one understands how
the components link together. The aim of presenting the following information
is to develop an understanding of astronomical cycles as they may resonate
with other cycles of interest.
(As the web-site develops, explanations of the planetary harmonics and
resonances will be expanded.)
||Sidereal Period (Earth
||Synodic Period (Earth
||0.24085 (88 days)
||0.61521 (224.7 days)
Period: (2-body viewpoint) Period for one body to complete an orbit
of the other.
Synodic Period: (3-body viewpoint) Period between two successive
conjunctions(line-ups) of two bodies as viewed from the third (in this
The following table presents a selection of curiously simple
harmonics in a seemingly complex multi-body orbital system...the solar
every orbit of the Sun, the exact opposite side of Mercury faces the
inferior conjunction of Venus and the Sun, the same face of Venus
faces the Earth.
same side of the Moon always faces Earth.
= 54.00*87.969 (error
of 2 days in 13 years)
13 years Earth and Mercury align at the same zodiac degree.
||Every 8 years
Earth and Venus align at the same zodiac degree.
2.2353 years Mars and Jupiter align Heliocentrically
root of 5.00
2.009 years Mars and Saturn align Heliocentrically.
360o+24.55o and Saturn travels 24.55o
A heliocentric viewpoint is that with the sun in the centre,
while a geocentric viewpoint is that with the Earth in the centre.
Both systems should be considered when studying the astronomical cyclic
relationships...they are inexorably linked, but have distinctly unique
cyclic characteristics. There is argument and evidence
from both disciplines, but will astronomy and astrology
ultimately begin to complement eachother again, rather than continue to
operate in isolation?
Short Philosophical Note
There is increasing evidence that we are sensitive, electrochemical beings
living in an ocean of electromagnetic waves. We live on a planet within
an enormous magnetic field which is pulsating under the influence of the
solar wind and cosmic radiation...surely we cannot isolate ourselves from
such a "big picture".