Apple Blossom

Apple bud

Apple Bud

After a week of amazing spring weather (and hailstones – it is April after all), the apple is in beautiful full blossom.  I love the delicate pink.

Apple blossom viewed through leaves

Apple of course has a long association with love, giving in abundance.  The apple flower reflects Venus with her 5-pointed star, the same pentagram is revealed in the formation of the pips when an apple is cut in half widthways.  The diagram below is an illustration of the ‘Pentagram of Venus’, formed by the relative orbits of venus and Earth.

pentagram of venus james ferguson 1799
figure from James Ferguson’s ‘Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton’s Principles’ (1799).

This has been known about for a long time – the knowledge is found encoded in the carvings in various ancient stone monuments in Britain and Ireland.

In 8 Earth years, Venus goes around the Sun almost 13 times. (The actual amount is13.004 times).  During this 8-year cycle, Venus gets as close as possible to the Earth about (13 – 8 = 5) times – forming the 5 lobes above of the pentagram.

Each new lobe is (8 – 5 = 3) steps ahead of the previous one.

This sequence of numbers 3, 5, 8, 13… is of course the well-known Fibonacci series which is at the heart of the mathemetics of sacred geometry and epresses the ratios most often found in growing things, in Nature.  Isn’t ‘coincidence’ wonderful?  All this from an apple blossom…

A google search shows some great illustrations of this.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

– Albert Einstein

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