Working with Kepler's mysterium cosmographicum
In my research for this current Gateway, I have been delving into the work of Johannes Kepler, a 16th century German astronomer and mathematician. Hidden within the solar system is a deep structure, and inner harmony. Kepler uncovered this order, and shared it with the world. He published his major astronomical work, Mysterium Cosmographicum (The Cosmographic Mystery) in 1595.
The story goes, he was lecturing on the topic of the periodic conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn when he had a realization. He was demonstrating the relationship between two circles, and realized it was similar to something he had been working on with planetary orbits.
He speculated that the orbits of the six planets known at the time—Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn—could be arranged in spheres nested around the five Platonic solids: octahedron, icosahedron, dodecahedron, tetrahedron and cube.
Start with the earth. The earth circle is the measure of all things. Around the earth, draw a dodecahedron. At the edge of that solid shape will be the circle path of the orbit of Mars. Then circumscribe (fancy word for draw around it closely) a tetrahedron around Mars and there we find the orbit of Jupiter. Draw a cube around Jupiter, and the orbit of Saturn will enclose it. And he goes on with the other shapes and planets....
"Now, inscribe an icocehedron inside the earth. The circle inscribed in it will be Venus. Inscibe and Octahedron inside Venus. The circle inscribed in it will be Mercury."
“Kepler began experimenting and found that each of the five Platonic solids could be uniquely inscribed and circumscribed by spherical orbs; nesting these solids, each encased in a sphere, within one another would produce six layers, corresponding to the six known planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. By ordering the solids correctly—octahedron, icosahedron, dodecahedron, tetrahedron, and cube—Kepler found that the spheres correspond to the relative sizes of each planet's path around the Sun.”
This beautiful and highly ordered system Kepler outlined here speaks of the underlying blueprint and code of the universe. While this concept did not "hold up" over time as more planets were discovered and astronomy progressed in knowledge, it was very significant in assisting the paradigm shift to the heliocentric view. The celestial bodies that are within the gravitational and magnetic influence of our sun orbit around the sun. This was a big expansion and shift at the time. One of the "obstacles" of this upgrade or change of view was the concept of "divine order". The existing system, geocentric, putting earth at the center of the universe view, had a strong hold on the theologians of the time. Kelper helped humanity see (even though it took some time) that the “Copernican Revolution” was a movement towards the truth. It inspired many souls to open and to expand their views.
There is significance and so much to work and play with here for those of us that work with the energetics and flows of the solar system. Many grid keepers are also gatekeepers. The notion that between each planet orbit in our solar system, there is energetically nested a platonic solid, gives us some tangible tools and constructs to play with.
I am going to leave this article here, and offer you some time to contemplate and integrate and play with this notion. It's IMMENSE. Watch the short video below...it is only 2-3 minutes. And the images convey it ALL.
PS - I had one of those - OMG moments myself when reading about the moment Kepler had his "ah-ha" moment with this. He was lecturing on the periodic conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. This concept made itself LOUD to me to pay attention to just a few weeks after we had our recent Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21, 2020. It was if the planets themselves revealed this to me, or pointed my awareness in the direction of this image (see pics above).
This is how the process of revelation works. One person's ah-ha sparks our own.
And we then LIGHT THE WAY for others. Like when the flame is passed torch to torch.
“As he indicated in the title, Kepler thought he had revealed God’s geometrical plan for the universe. Much of Kepler's enthusiasm…stemmed from his theological convictions about the connection between the physical and the spiritual; the universe itself was an image of God, with the Sun corresponding to the Father, the stellar sphere to the Son, and the intervening space between to the Holy Spirit. His first manuscript of Mysterium contained an extensive chapter reconciling heliocentrism with biblical passages that seemed to support geocentrism.”
- Barker and Goldstein. "Theological Foundations of Kepler's Astronomy," pp. 99–103, 112–113.
This super brief video explains it well, with images: