The above vortex storm Image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Image scale ~1 mile (2 kilometers) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.
Image & Caption Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Saturn's Hex, nesting upon Saturn's North Pole, is large enough to fit two Earth's inside. The Hurricane-like Super Storm Vortex lies fixed within the Hex whirling about Saturn's north pole. The eye alone of this relentless vortex stretches about 2000 kilometers (1250 miles) across, with vaporous clouds whipping around the outer edge of the storm at about 150 meters per second (330 miles per hour).
This image of Saturn's Hex was taken with the Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Nov. 27, 2012 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 750 nanometers.
Image & Caption Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. NASA Press Release April 29, 2013
Saturn, one of the two giant planets in our solar system, with 62 known moons, has about 9.3 times the diameter of Earth. Its surface area is about 84 times that of Earth's. About 764 Earth's could comfortably fit inside Saturn's massive volume.
Not only are there the rings around Saturn that most people have seen in images, but Saturn also has a Super Ring, discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2009. The bulk of the ring material starts about six million kilometers (3.7 million miles) away from the planet and extends outward from there, roughly another 12 million kilometers (7.4 million miles). The diameter of the ring is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side and it is about 20 times as thick as the diameter of Saturn. The entire volume of the ring is big enough to hold one billion Earths! (Caption from NASA 2009)
How might one think, or even adamantly believe, that the majesty and power of individual planets have nothing to do with life on Earth as we know it; and think that this massive and dynamic planet, along with Jupiter—a solar system in its own right—and the cycles they create, have nothing to do with our entire solar system's environmental resonance and solar cycles, with all influencing climatic and biological cycles on Earth and other planets; and to not acknowledge the profound influence that these planets have in and through every facet of life including the formation of life, our life experience, and evolution of consciousness? —think again.
Image & Caption Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The Cassini Solstice Mission
When we understand the principles of astrophysical, geophysical and bio-harmonic resonance, the nature of instantaneous communication that transcends the Maya (the Veil of Isis) of coalesced light into 3-d form, the unified oneness of all the galaxies, stars, and planets down to the molecular and sub-atomic matrix of the DNA that is One Living Breathing Symphonic System of Divine (undivided) Intelligence, we come to see that the unfortunate reduction of the term Astrology, common in modern-day society, to simply mean "What's your Sun Sign?, is but the folly of limited mind. The segregation of astronomy and astrology is a rather recent development in our human society due in part to the self-importance we assign to logistical thinking, a process whereby we merely compare opposites, analyze this against that, where we merely describe that which we know or do not know, which ever the case may be. The incessant chatter often time occurring in one's mind and the tensile stress it creates, are merely surface waves upon the spherical shell, our bubble of perception, that separates our near-field awareness from our far-field of unexplored universality. When we allow this inner turbulence of chatter to subside, we dissolve this perceptual bubble that perpetuates the apparent separation we uphold, and the paradoxical game logistical mind plays. We come to know our thoughts are not something to coagulate into belief structures to defend, but are stepping stones along the way to universal awareness, and we put logistical mind into its rightful place as a human tool to express that which we transcend to realize. Astronomy and Astrology is "one artscience" that allows us to explore and come to understand life, a language to articulate the inseparable nature of life and its cycles.
Saturn, often called the Lord of Time, the Lord of Karmic Retribution, the Great Solidifier, Lord of the Past and all that has been established, just to name a few, is one massive intelligent being in our solar system, with influence in every facet of life, an influence not to be reckoned with, but one to be embraced.
"This artist's conception illustrates the extent of the largest ring around Saturn. (NASA 2009).
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
More Information about Saturn's Super Ring
Six, arising from 5, begotten by both 2 and 3, and progressing from 2 through 4—places a fix, a hex, on 5, thus making what moves, still; but in this stillness love abounds, for 6 holds the place of Heart. Multifaceted 6 is of harmony, beauty, and love..
As the (arithmetical) middle of 3 and 9, 6 unites two interweaving trines—one pointing up, the other pointing down, the grand sextile. Six is the hexagram or 6-pointed star, emblem of the marriage of the spiritual and the physical, the vertical fusion of spirit and matter,
From: The Unfoldment of Number
Thanks to NASA, the Cassini Project, and to the myriad of people and talent involved that has made the visible revelation of Saturn's many secrets possible.
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