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JANUARY 2017

Kilometers, Miles, Fibonacci & The Golden Ratio - Planetary Conditions of January

Serenity Ahead

SERENITY AHEAD 

KILOMETERS, MILES, FIBONACCI & THE GOLDEN RATIO

For those educated in the U.S. school system the kilometer and metric system might seem like an alien language.

Physical fitness gurus and running enthusiasts know the length of a 5 K or 10 K race but everyone else is stuck wondering what this means in miles. After all, speed limits and odometers are expressed as MPH (miles per hour) in the U.S.

It is possible to convert miles into kilometers and vice versa. One converts kilometers and miles by using either the measure of 1 kilometer equal to 0.62 miles, or 1 mile equals 1.60 kilometers.

Yet there could be an easier way.

The formula above contains numbers that are familiar to some astrologers who use the Fibonacci sequence.

It is possible to use the Fibonacci sequence to quickly convert kilometers to miles.

The Fibonacci sequence is made up of numbers that are the sum of the previous two numbers in the sequence, starting with 0 and 1. The Fibonacci sequence is created thus:
1 is 0+1, 2 is 1+1, 3 is 1+2, 5 is 2+3, and 8 is 3+5.

So, the Fibonacci sequence is: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…etc.

Golden Spiral

The Fibonacci numbers are descriptive of the golden spiral, a form seen in the spiral designs of seashells, the leaf arrangement of plants and even the human body. Humans have 8 fingers, 5 digits on each hand, 3 bones in each finger, 2 bones in 1 thumb, and 1 thumb on each hand.

From Wikipedia: “The golden ratio is the limit of the ratios of successive terms of the Fibonacci sequence (or any Fibonacci-like sequence), as originally shown by Kepler: ... Therefore, if a Fibonacci number is divided by its immediate predecessor in the sequence, the quotient approximates φ; e.g., 987/610 ≈ 1.6180327868852.”

The Golden Ratio is approximately 1.618.
Golden Ratio

A pentagram colored to distinguish its line segments of different lengths. The four lengths are in golden ratio to one another.

The ratio of the length of the human forearm and the hand reflects the Golden Ratio. This ratio is something that artists rely upon to depict realistic proportions.


Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man rendered w/ highlights to show the proportions in the Golden Ratio.
Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/530861874802825487/

Coincidentally, there are 1.609 kilometers in a mile, which is very close to the Golden Ratio of 1.618.

The Golden Ratio very nearly matches the relationship between kilometers and miles.

If you know the Fibonacci sequence you can convert kilometers to miles quickly.

Three miles is five kilometers, five miles is eight kilometers, eight miles is 13 kilometers. A 5 K race is 3 miles and a 10 K race is 6 miles. It's not perfect, since eight miles is actually 12.875 kilometers, but it is close enough for practical purposes.

And should you choose to run an 8 mile race you will be glad to know it will only be 12.875 kilometers.

OVERVIEW OF JANUARY GLOBAL WORLD CONDITIONS

When you begin something important you want the best day possible. Of course, your own chart needs good transits, but whatever you begin will have its own birth chart.

January 1-3 --These can be good days to begin some short term projects although the Sun is parallel Saturn. This can be good for organization, attention to detail and thrift but not an advisable time to begin long term or crucial plans.

January 1-9 -- The Sun is parallel Saturn. If at all possible hold off until February to make key changes or launch major initiatives.

January 4 - 11 – Sit on your hands. This is a time to focus on responsibilities, avoid confrontations and disputes and to keep your cool. The planets are at odds and people in general may be difficult to deal with. The Sun is parallel Saturn, Saturn is emphasized in the heliocentric dimension and power struggles are possible due to the conjunction of the Sun and Pluto.

January 12-13 -- If you absolutely must start something new in the first half of January then these two days aren’t quite as bad and might even be good if you have positive personal transits. These are favorable days to meet someone new, but are not necessarily favorable for financial matters. The Full Moon at 22.5 Cancer is square to business planet Ceres, Uranus and Juputer. Jupiter always helps even in a square.

January 20 – The new U.S. President is sworn into office on a day when Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus are lined up in the declinations. Jupiter and Neptune provide a sense of security and prosperity while Uranus creates originality and worldwide influence. Comparing the global world transits to the U.S. natal chart of 7/4/1776 it can be seen that transiting Neptune is within orb of a trine to the U.S. Sun. The Sun in a country chart represents the leader or head and in this case, the President. Neptune trines promote peace and serenity so this is very good for the U.S. There are some troubling alignments of course, but transiting Jupiter square the U.S. chart’s Earth/Moon in heliocentric will offer a certain degree of protection.

January 25 - 27 –These are very unfavorable days to put new ideas, plans or changes into motion.

WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

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