A bit of Gravity
Let’s start with some 6th grade school stuff explaining Newton’s law of Gravity.
Gravity holds your feet down to the ground because the mass of the planet exerts a gravitational pull on the mass of your body. In fact, gravity stirs up an attraction between any two objects in the universe: moons, dust motes, shoes -- you name it. Wherever you find matter, you'll find gravity. You could never travel to a gravity-free planet, only one with greater or lesser mass resulting in greater or lesser gravity.
On a larger scale, gravity arranges cosmic bodies into orbits and even causes drifting space particles to pull together slowly into larger and larger clumps that eventually become planets, stars and galaxies. Back in the 1600s, Isaac Newton defined gravity as universal force acting on all matter. According to his theory, the exact expression of gravity came down to mass and distance. The farther apart two particles are and the less massive they are, the less the gravitational force.
Try it for yourself:
Mass of any object in kg = m1
Mass of any object in kg = m2
Universal gravitational constant = G = 6.67E-11
Distance in meters = r.
Now use this in Newton’s formula: F (in Newton N) = G*m1*m2/r*r
That's Newton's law of universal gravitation in a nutshell, and it stood unchallenged for three centuries. Then, in the 1900s, Albert Einstein stepped in the ring and with his general theory of relativity.
Einstein argued that gravity was far more than just a force; it was a curve in the fourth dimension of space and time. Given sufficient mass, an object can cause an otherwise straight beam of light to curve. Astronomers call this effect gravitational lensing, and it's one of the primary methods of detecting unobservable cosmic phenomena such as black holes. Similarly, the less gravity there is the faster time passes, a phenomenon known as gravitational time dilation. For instance, a clock aboard an orbiting satellite advances slightly faster than a counterpart on Earth's surface.
Finally, there's the field of quantum gravity, in which scientists attempt to reconcile general relativity with quantum theory. Quantum theory addresses how the universe works at the smallest subatomic levels. The field has helped scientists develop the standard model of particle physics, which details most of the inner workings of the universe -- with one notable exception. The standard model doesn't explain gravity.
So while quantum theory and relativity together explain most of the observable universe, they also contradict each other at times, such as in the study of black holes or the early universe. Not surprisingly, numerous scientists continue to work toward a unified theory.
Planetary/gravitational tidal Force on Earth
For us Astrologers it is central to figure out how Gravity affects life and events on earth.
Here we are glued to the surface through earth’s gravity which is mainly impacted by tidal forces of celestial objects within our solar system.
Those of Sun and Moon are obvious creating ocean tides which we can see.
Just to imagine how strong this force actually is; compare this force with the wave maker in your local Swimming pool. No man made force could produce tides like Sun and Moon do.
Compare to this force the forces of other objects seem small even perhaps undetectable but that may be just because we just don’t want to know like flat earther’s couldn’t wrap their mind around living on a circular object?
In fact small forces become quite interesting to watch when we just look at how gravitational attraction works.
All planets in our solar system circle around the Sun forming patterns of unique draft with perhaps slight differences in its setup combined.
These patterns of draft affect all other objects around them as well as object’s on earth as well as earth itself; The slower and farther the pattern the more effective but less intense the draft pending on its mass; The closer the object the stronger the draft and pattern wave pending on its mass.
From a given point on Earth our Moon is creating the strongest draft impacting earth gravitational force in a main pattern. Together with Sun Moon is creating a monthly tide pattern which repeats itself in a constant periodical set throughout the year. The tidal influences through Mercury and Venus create small drifts among suns patterns. This represents the inner tide setup throughout one year. The planets outside of this concept ad their tides in a broader pattern and even though the influences seem smaller or “insignificant” they show a constant draft influencing the inner pattern combined as whole.
Speed matters. A planet that is constant drafting in all directions is creating a pull over time with less obvious appearance. Considering even a small object like Pluto will show up in the picture as small drift.
~Christian Hoffmann 2/2019