“As above, so below” and the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

Astrology is founded on the belief that life on Earth somehow parallels the workings of the cosmos.  In 2017 the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three scientists who revealed the molecular mechanism by which our biological clocks, which regulate our circadian rhythms, function.

“The circadian clock anticipates and adapts our physiology to the different phases of the day. Our biological clock helps to regulate sleep patterns, feeding behavior, hormone release, blood pressure and body temperature.” – 2017 Nobel Prize Press Release

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release of the Nobel Prize Committee (italics and bold are mine):

Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years we have known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal, biological clock that helps them anticipate and adapt to the regular rhythm of the day.     …

Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.

Using fruit flies as a model organism, this year’s Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm. They showed that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night, and is then degraded during the day. Subsequently, they identified additional protein components of this machinery, exposing the mechanism governing the self-sustaining clockwork inside the cell. We now recognize that biological clocks function by the same principles in cells of other multicellular organisms, including humans.

With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day.”


Essentially what these scientists have done is demonstrate that humans, and other forms of life on this planet, have internalized the pattern of the Earth’s rotation into a molecular mechanism that regulates their essential bodily functions.  In a sense we all have a model of the Earth rotating on its axis and its relationship to the Sun built into our physiology.  As above, so below.

Earth’s rotation (NASA image in public domain)

About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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4 Responses to “As above, so below” and the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

  1. Jon says:

    Magnetite biomineralization and geomagnetic sensitivity in higher animals: an update and recommendations for future study
    JL Kirschvink – … Journal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, The …, 1989

  2. Hi Jon,
    Interesting article. Thanks for the reference.


  3. Jon says:

    I have sun in 4th house Aquarius 27 degrees. Is that bad or good? What does “metal” i.e., karma have to do with it. As it relates to bio electromagnetics? In the lab what is the way to reproduce this interaction? Except for the matter of time. . .

  4. Hi Jon,
    I tend not to think in terms of good or bad. The Sun in the 4th in the 28th degree of Aquarius simply indicates the degree of the zodiac your sun occupied at birth. The symbolism of the 4th house and of the sign Aquarius thus become important themes in your life. I have no expertise in eclectromagnetics and can’t comment intelligently on your question about this topic.
    Best wishes,

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