I Ching and Hexagons on Saturn
I have been sick with the flu since the beginning of the month and have not been able to post until now. I had been working on updating Hexagram Eleven – Peace, but when I began to get well I first checked on my favorite Astrology site, Astrodynamics by Lynn Hayes. She has posted an article and video about some of the findings of the Cassini space mission and the discovery of a gigantic hexagon shape on the north pole of Saturn. From time to time Lynn posts astronomy articles which I find of equal interest. Astrologers were, after all, the original astronomers. You can read Lynn’s full article and see the video she posted about the Cassini discoveries HERE
I am posting a different video, part 1 of the 4 part series by Richard C Hoagland, Hyperdimensional Hexagon in 4 parts. Hoagland is a former space science museum curator; a former NASA consultant, and during the historic Apollo Missions to the Moon, was science advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. If you find this video as interesting as I did, you can click on the other three parts.
I enjoyed this remark by Hoagland about the Hexagon in the video, “The Hexagon is deep, nested like a Chinese puzzle box.” I can’t help but wonder about these hexagon and hexagram shapes and a connection to the I Ching.
I post here part of the article that NASA Cassini wrote about it these discovers with a link to the rest of the article.
“After waiting years for the sun to illuminate Saturn’s north pole again, cameras aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have captured the most detailed images yet of the intriguing hexagon shape crowning the planet.
“The new images of the hexagon, whose shape is the path of a jet stream flowing around the north pole, reveal concentric circles, curlicues, walls and streamers not seen in previous images. Images and the three-frame animation are available at http://www.nasa.gov/cassini , http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://ciclops.org .
“The last visible-light images of the entire hexagon were captured by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft nearly 30 years ago, the last time spring began on Saturn. After the sunlight faded, darkness shrouded the north pole for 15 years. Much to the delight and bafflement of Cassini scientists, the location and shape of the hexagon in the latest images match up with what they saw in the Voyager pictures.
“The longevity of the hexagon makes this something special, given that weather on Earth lasts on the order of weeks,” said Kunio Sayanagi, a Cassini imaging team associate at the California Institute of Technology. “It’s a mystery on par with the strange weather conditions that give rise to the long-lived Great Red Spot of Jupiter.”
“The hexagon was originally discovered in images taken by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. It encircles Saturn at about 77 degrees north latitude and has been estimated to have a diameter wider than two Earths. The jet stream is believed to whip along the hexagon at around 100 meters per second (220 miles per hour).
“Early hexagon images from Voyager and ground-based telescopes suffered from poor viewing perspectives. Cassini, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has a better angle for viewing the north pole. But the long darkness of Saturnian winter hid the hexagon from Cassini’s visible-light cameras for years. Infrared instruments, however, were able to obtain images by using heat patterns. Those images showed the hexagon is nearly stationary and extends deep into the atmosphere. They also discovered a hotspot and cyclone in the same region.
I spent a lot of time immersed with all the information I found on this subject. I am an artist, not a scientist so my question to any viewer here, is what do you think about these hexagons on Saturn and apparently also on Jupiter in relation to the I Ching, if anything? In the realm of synchronicity don’t you find this amazing and relevant. But What?