Dark Matter Gravitationally Focused by the Planets May Be Illusive ‘Mechanism’
Here’s something iconic astronomer Carl Sagan never considered.
Massive amounts of mysterious dark matter gravitationally focused by the planets may be the illusive “mechanism” that explains how astrology works in the natural world.
Critics argue that astrology can’t be real because there is no known mechanism in physics to explain planetary influence at astronomical distances. Sagan, one of astrology’s staunches critics in the last century, summed up his thinking on the matter in this way:
“How could the rising of Mars at the moment of my birth
affect me, then or now? I was born in a closed room. Light from Mars
couldn’t get in. The only influence of Mars which could affect me was its
gravity. But the gravitational pull of the obstetrician was much larger than
the gravitational influence of Mars.
“Mars is a lot more massive, but the obstetrician was much
A Daily Grail article republished on the
Canaveral Research website suggests another possibility. In an important
breakthrough, CERN researchers discovered a correlation and possible cause and
effect between otherwise invisible dark matter particles and melanoma, a type
of skin cancer.
Estimates vary, but unseen dark matter and dark energy are
believed by scientists to comprise more than 90 percent of all matter in the
universe. It’s postulated that dark matter and dark energy are the unseen
forces holding galaxies together in tight clusters while expanding the fabric
of space. It’s here. It’s there. It’s everywhere!
In a groundbreaking study CERN researchers found streaming
invisible matter gravitationally focused by the planets to be the cause of
persisting anomalies of solar activity (solar flares) and ionization of the
Earth’s ionosphere. This result was unexpected because conventional scientific
wisdom has persistently sided with Sagan and his idea that earth’s distant
planetary neighbors are too far away to physically influence affairs on
Researchers Konstantin Zioutas and Edward Valachovic took
things to the next level by testing whether the invisible streaming matter
might also have an effect on humans. Their idea was to test whether planetary
correlations also exist in medical data, starting with an analysis of detailed
statistical sets that recorded the appearance rate of melanoma, a type of skin
Canaveral Research Director Courtney Roberts says the
researchers analyzed monthly melanoma rates in the US between 1973 and 2011 and
observed a statistical planetary relationship well above 5 sigmas. Said another
way, there was only a one in 3.5 million probability that the result observed
was random or coincidental.
Incredibly, after being shoved from the table centuries ago,
the earthly impact of orbiting planets was once again being seriously
considered by mainstream science. Roberts thinks this extraordinary development
potentially opens the door to additional research in the interdisciplinary
fields of physics and medicine.
Mysterious dark matter was first described by Swiss
astronomer Fritz Zwicky in 1933. Succinctly, dark matter is a hypothetical form
of matter that is believed to be composed of some as yet undiscovered subatomic
particles. Its presence is implied in a variety of astrophysical
observations, including gravitational effects that cannot be explained unless
more matter is present in the universe than humans can see.
Dark matter is thought to account for approximately 85
percent of all the matter in the universe and about a quarter of its total
energy density. What’s bothersome about this revelation is it means that
all of the galaxies, black holes, stars and planets in creation account for a
relative small percentage of everything there is. Ergo, all of the laws of
nature we know about and count on are fundamentally based on the 15 percent of
existence scientists can actually see and measure.
In the current century, scientists are struggling to explain
the results of studies that inexplicably link seasons or birth months with
specific illnesses, personality traits, psychological impairments and the like.
For example, statistical studies have revealed that schizophrenics are more likely
than others to have February birthdays. Or summer-born males are more
conscientious than their winter-born counterparts.
If you’re thinking all this sounds suspiciously like astrology in action you’re right; it probably does. Only on the science side, astrological nuance isn’t considered openly, at least not yet. It may take a while for streaming invisible matter focused by the planets to emerge as a plausible explanation for some of the mysteries that continue to baffle contemporary searchers.
There’s much to be done. Roberts believes promising
interdisciplinary evidence-based research will continue to challenge the
curious. She says Canaveral Research will be there helping astrologers hold up
Canaveral Research is organizer of the annual Kepler
Conference for astrological research and also offers memberships and online
educational programs. More information can be found at the Kepler Conference
Edward Snow is Managing Editor of the Astrology News Service (ANS). He is a former news reporter, publicist and public relations executive who has studied astrology for many years.