### The Golden Ratio, Planets and Musicians

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**Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:20 pm**Hello everybody,

I'm new here, and quite new when it comes to astrology as well. About a year ago i got interested in the work of Richard Tarnas, and later also in the work of Theodor Landscheidt, who is relatively unknown.

In some of his books and articles, Landscheidt has proposed a set of 14 aspects based on the Golden Ratio. These aspects don't seem to be very popular. But nevertheless, because I liked the idea, I have simply tried to use this set, treating it as a whole (since all aspects are ultimately derived from the same Golden Ratio). In other words: i did not try to find different meanings for each of the 14 aspects.

I made an assumption which is perhaps a bit wild, but so far in my experience it does seem to work (at least a bit). I assume that in a birth chart, the total number of Golden Aspects per planet (scores can vary from 0 to 9) is somehow related to the relative strength of that planet. So for example i look at the birth chart of Duke Ellington, and i get

Sun 8

Moon 4

Merc 7

Venus 4

Mars 7

Jup 7

Sat 4

Uran 3

Nept 4

Pluto 4

Which would lead me to the assumption that Sun might be a lot stronger than Uranus in the case of Duke Ellington. Having measured the charts of 250 musicians and a control group (450 people from showbizz, science, religion etc.) i do see a few interesting patterns emerge:

- convincing correlations between the life and work of musicians and high scores for certain planets (think: Mars and Janis Joplin)

- support for Landscheidt's intuition that a possible interpretation of the Golden Aspects might be related to stability/instability (since in astronomical terms, the Golden Ratio seems to have a stabilizing function)

How these two findings might interact is unclear to me.

For now i welcome all comments, and i hope you find the Golden Aspects a little more interesting after reading this blogpost about the results of my research.

Greetings!

Anton

I'm new here, and quite new when it comes to astrology as well. About a year ago i got interested in the work of Richard Tarnas, and later also in the work of Theodor Landscheidt, who is relatively unknown.

In some of his books and articles, Landscheidt has proposed a set of 14 aspects based on the Golden Ratio. These aspects don't seem to be very popular. But nevertheless, because I liked the idea, I have simply tried to use this set, treating it as a whole (since all aspects are ultimately derived from the same Golden Ratio). In other words: i did not try to find different meanings for each of the 14 aspects.

I made an assumption which is perhaps a bit wild, but so far in my experience it does seem to work (at least a bit). I assume that in a birth chart, the total number of Golden Aspects per planet (scores can vary from 0 to 9) is somehow related to the relative strength of that planet. So for example i look at the birth chart of Duke Ellington, and i get

Sun 8

Moon 4

Merc 7

Venus 4

Mars 7

Jup 7

Sat 4

Uran 3

Nept 4

Pluto 4

Which would lead me to the assumption that Sun might be a lot stronger than Uranus in the case of Duke Ellington. Having measured the charts of 250 musicians and a control group (450 people from showbizz, science, religion etc.) i do see a few interesting patterns emerge:

- convincing correlations between the life and work of musicians and high scores for certain planets (think: Mars and Janis Joplin)

- support for Landscheidt's intuition that a possible interpretation of the Golden Aspects might be related to stability/instability (since in astronomical terms, the Golden Ratio seems to have a stabilizing function)

How these two findings might interact is unclear to me.

For now i welcome all comments, and i hope you find the Golden Aspects a little more interesting after reading this blogpost about the results of my research.

Greetings!

Anton