The Annual Golden Ratio: August 13th

I have just had a very interesting insight linking the Earth, Moon and Venus through August 13th.

First, I wrote a blog post here some time back on the correspondence between Venus and the Moon (represented by goddess Diana). In this post, I show how the two heavenly bodies have been symbolized together in both Art and on certain country flags.

One of the things I found then was that the Moon and Venus are inversely related through their orbital relationship to the Earth by a factor of 13. That is, the Moon orbits the Earth about 13 times in one year while Venus orbits the Sun about 13 times for every 8 Earth years. I mentioned this 13:8 Fibonacci proportion in both my books as it relates to the 13 angels and 8 dragons in Rosslyn chapel, as well as its correspondence to the Venusian pentagram. That is, 13 / 8 = 1.625, a number close to the golden ratio of about 1.618033.

In ancient times, Diana's feast day was celebrated on August 13 (or 8/13) in the Gregorian calendar, linking her to the 13:8 Earth-Venus proportion.

Now, for some new information. It turns out that August 13th is the 225th day of the year and this happens to be a golden ratio of a 365-day year:


Annual-golden-ratio = 365 days / 1.618033 = 225 days, 13 hours


This leads to some significant correlations:

1. Diana's lunar feast day and the Gregorian calendar must have been designed to fall on this August 13th annual golden ratio.

2. According to one scholar, the Mayan calendar started on August 13 in 3113 BC - an annual golden ratio.

3. Venus and the Earth begin a new cycle once every 8 Earth years, or 2922 days (including two leap days). So, since Venus orbits 13 times during this 8-year period, each Venusian orbit is approximately 225 days long, again a golden section of an Earth year! This is why Venus traces out a pentagram during this period. Each intersection of a pentagram is a golden section.

The main point here is Diana's lunar feast and the start of the Mayan calendar on August 13th represent 1/13th of an Earth-Venus cycle. This date links the Moon and Venus through the golden ratio of an Earth year. Furthermore, it suggests that both calendars were aligned to August 13, 3113 corresponding to a Venus transit across the Sun (called the Birth of Venus). In 2011, August 13 aligns with a new moon while the next Venus transit is June 6, 2012.

As one last "coincidence", when we subtract August 13th (225 days) from December 21st (355 days), we are left with 130 days. This 13 thing is obviously significant every which way, since it has to do with harmonic damping and egg-like containment of harmonic proportions in the range 1..12. Consider this - December 21, 2012 is the end of the 13th Mayan b'ak 'tun.