Before beginning, I will acknowledge that all of these topics have been previously discussed here on ATS. However, in this thread, I am attempting to
propose a possible correlation between them all. Also, it is my hopes that I can refrain from being categorized with other number-based threads that
seem to have various errors in their foundation and/or are built upon pseudo-science with no real relation other than the numbers themselves.
A lot of the number coincidences and findings are based off of an approximation and do not have "set in stone" values. As there is a great amount of
occurrences of these numbers in nature, there is an equally as great amount of times when these numbers did not occur. I'm not claiming anything in
here to be absolute, but merely showing occasional coincidences that have been recorded and studied. Please do not think I am trying to impose
possible false beliefs upon you.
All that being said, let's jump right into this, shall we?
The Fibonacci Number Sequence:
Named after Leonardo Pisano Bigollo
a.k.a. Leonardo of Pisa, a.k.a Leonardo Pisano, a.k.a
Leonardo Bonacci, a.k.a, Leonardo Fibonacci, a.k.a Fibonacci, who was an Italian mathematician. While the number sequence was known to mathematicians
much earlier than his existence, he was the one who made it famous to the Western world through his book the
Liber Abaci (Book of Calculations)
Starting with "0, 1
", the sequence is created by the next number equaling the sum of the previous two numbers. The sequence is as followed:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, etc.
Some of you may also be familiar with the Fibonacci Spiral:
Many people believe that this Fibonacci sequence is the fundamental core for nature and its creations. There is much evidence of this available. The
anatomic structure of humans follows the ratio of these numbers, from the body as a whole, to the details of the face, even our DNA shows Fibonacci
number relations! The shell of the iconic Nautilus sea creature follows these numbers (Fibonacci Spiral). Many flowers and plants. Some musical
instruments follow this as well (while they are man-made, it is interesting to note that implementing the Fibonacci sequence into the design of a
musical instrument gives it the best and most "natural" tone. Even things on a galactic scale (which we I am more aimed at in this post). The list
goes on continuously.
These numbers occurring in nature could just merely be a coincidence (a not so impressive one, given the number of things that do not follow the
system), or they could be of greater significance. It is not my place to say.
Phi or "The Golden Ratio" (symbolized as "Φ" or "Ø"):
The Golden Ratio is essentially a ratio that is to the larger quantity of the sum of two quantities as the larger quantity is to the smaller quantity.
Do some math and you get the irrational number of 1.6180339887...
usually rounded to 1.618
or, if you are using the inverse of a ratio,
The numbers in the Fibonacci sequence give this ratio to an approximation when divided. When applied to practical uses, such as lengths, they show a
golden ratio. Input numbers to the above image:
2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ...,
2 + 3 = 5
3 + 5 = 8
5 is to 3 as 3 is to 2, 8 is to 5 as 5 is to 3, etc.
This can also be easily witnessed in the Fibonacci Spiral posted above. The Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio go hand-in-hand. It's quite a
An example of Phi found in nature: Divide the amount of females in a nest of honey bees by the amount of males and you will usually come to
! Now that's my kind of party!
"But how does Venus come in to play with all of this?"
Well, Venus and Earth seem to have an interesting relationship with each other. It is theorized that the core of Venus has a significantly out of
round core. This would cause Earth's gravitational pull to effect the orbit of Venus, evidence would be the fact that any time Venus and Earth are at
their closest point, the same face of Venus is always exposed to Earth.
It has always been said that Venus is the sister planet of Earth, due to size and other things, but perhaps there is more validity in that statement
due to a significant relationship between the two.
So, what exactly does this have to do with Fibonacci? Well, the relationship of Earth and Venus seems to display a lot of qualities of the sequence.
For starters, Venus has an orbital length of 224.695
days (Earth days) where Earth has a length of 365.242
(again, Earth days), creating
an approximate ratio of 8/13
(to be more exact a number of 0.615
which is almost Phi [0.618
]). Venus is also interesting in that
its day (243
Earth days) takes longer than its year. This day of Venus is exactly 2/3
of an Earth year, and while "2/3
" is a very
generic fraction, it is also part of the Fibonacci sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5...
Now let's get sidetracked for a bit and take a look at the pentagram:
If it is a perfect pentagram, the lines will follow the golden proportion.
The pentagram obviously holds much spiritual symbology, be it holy or evil, but one thing is for certain, it is a shape relative to Fibonacci.
There is a reason why the pentagram is so relative to this thread, though. It is because of Venus's transits. A transit is basically like an eclipse,
except it doesn't actually block out the sun, it just obstructs a tiny dot on the face of the sun:
These transits are quite rare but seem to follow a strict, observed pattern. One transit happens, followed by its pair 8
years later, then
there is either a 121.5
year break, or a 105.5
year break, that alternate with each other. This timeline can be expressed easier like
this: 8 + 121.5 + 8 + 105.5 + 8 + 121.5
etc, etc- (with those units being Earth years).
The reason this is relevant is that these transits work in a 5-piece cycle (again genericness, but it should be noted that 5
[being the cycle]
[being the time in which 2
transits happen] are all Fibonacci numbers).
And just why is a 5-piece transit cycle so relevant? Well, remember what I explained earlier about the pentagram?
(Continued in next post...)
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