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Conjunctions of Jupiter or Saturn with Regulus

A number of historical events that are significant to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple have been found to be marked by triple or double conjunctions of Jupiter or Saturn with Regulus, the brightest star of the constellation Leo. To facilitate an ongoing search for other historical events that may have been marked in this way, and thus to get a better feel for the kind of messages being communicated, I’ve compiled a list of potentially interesting dates to check out. The list in its current state includes all the triple and double conjunctions of Jupiter or Saturn with Regulus between 5341BC and 121AD. I hope in the future to extend this range, but this is where it is right now. The exploration has been done using the “Stellarium” program. The same thing could be done with “Starry Night” or some other planetarium program. The dates marked with an asterisk (at 608BC and later) are the ones which have already been found to coincide with a significant historical event.

After 3986BC the dates shown are the date of the Hebrew New Year, and then the offset in days before or after, at which the first conjunction of the double or triple occurs. Before 3986BC, from the top of the list to that point, I don’t have Hebrew New Year dates, so the format is somewhat different. The dates shown are simply the date of the first conjunction of the double or triple.

Years showing triple or double conjunctions with Regulus, possibly worthy of further investigation:

5341BC (4) 9/16 J triple
5329BC (2) 8/12 Sa triple, 8/19 J triple
5317BC (7) 7/31 J double

5270BC (5) 8/5 Sa triple
5258BC (3) 9/26 J triple
5246BC (1) 8/25 J triple
5234BC (6) 8/5 J triple
5211BC (1) 7/26 Sa triple/double

5182BC (2) 10/15 Sb double
5175BC (2) 10/18 J double
5163BC (7) 9/1 J triple
5152BC (4) 7/16 Sa double
5151BC (5) 8/10 J triple
5123BC (5) 9/9 Sb triple

5080BC (6) 9/8 J triple
5068BC (4) 8/16 J triple
5064BC (1) 8/21 Sb triple

5005BC (4) 8/6 Sb triple
4997BC (5) 9/18 J triple
4985BC (3) 8/22 J triple
4973BC (1) 8/3 J double
4946BC (7) 7/25 Sb triple/double

4917BC (1) 10/16 Sa double
4914BC (4) 10/5 J double
4902BC (2) 8/29 J triple [Jupiter and Saturn symmetrical around this point, 7 x 700 years before Christ]
4890BC (7) 8/9 J triple
4887BC (3) 7/15 Sb double

4858BC (4) 9/10 Sa triple/double
4831BC (3) 10/19 J double
4819BC (1) 9/4 J triple
4807BC (6) 8/13 J triple
4799BC (7) 8/27 Sa triple

4740BC (3) 8/17 Sa triple
4736BC (7) 9/11 J triple
4724BC (5) 8/18 J triple

4681BC (6) 8/10 Sa triple
4653BC (6) 9/18 J triple
4641BC (4) 8/22 J triple
4629BC (2) 8/3 J double
4622BC (2) 8/5 Sa triple

4570BC (5) 9/27 J triple
4563BC (5) 7/30 Sa triple/double
4558BC (3) 8/27 J triple
4546BC (1) 8/8 J double
4534BC (6) 10/17 Sb double

4504BC (1) 7/24 Sa double
4487BC (4) 10/11 J double
4475BC (2) 9/1 J triple, 9/28 Sb double
4463BC (7) 8/11 J triple
4445BC (4) 7/18 Sa double

4416BC (5) 9/11 Sb triple/double
4404BC (3) 10/21 J double
4392BC (1) 9/7 J triple
4380BC (6) 8/16 J triple
4357BC (1) 8/28 Sb triple

4309BC (7) 9/15 J triple
4298BC (4) 8/17 Sb triple
4297BC (5) 8/21 J triple
4285BC (3) 8/3 J double

4239BC (7) 8/5 Sb triple
4226BC (6) 9/25 J triple
4214BC (4) 8/28 J triple
4210BC (1) 10/20 Sa double/single
4202BC (2) 8/9 J double [6 x 700 years before Christ]
4180BC (3) 7/25 Sb double

4151BC (4) 9/18 Sa triple
4143BC (5) 10/12 J double
4131BC (3) 9/4 J triple [12 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +9]
4119BC (1) 8/14 J triple
4092BC (7) 8/25 Sa triple

4131BC is just 9 years after 4140, Daniel Gregg’s proposed creation date.
It’s 12 x 344 yrs before Christ, or 12 x ((7 x 49) + 1)
344 yrs is 7 Jubilee periods plus one year
The whole time span from 4131BC to 3BC is 12 x 7 = 84 Jubilee periods, plus 12 years

Starting at Daniel Gregg’s creation date 4140BC, the time span is 84 Jubilees plus 21 years
or (12 x 7) Jubilees plus (3 x 7) years
or 84 Jubilees plus 3 Sabbath year cycles
or (84 x 7) + 3 = 591 Sabbath year cycles
591 x 7 = 4137 years (the total from 4140BC to 3BC)

In that span of time are 12 x 7 Jubilee cycles, with a remainder of 21 years
In that span of time are 12 astronomical 344 year cycles, with a remainder of 9 years
The difference of 12 in the remainders comes from the one extra year for each astronomical 344 year cycle. As far as number of whole Jubilee cycles in the time span, both approaches give the same answer of 7 x 12 = 84. The difference is just in the remainder, with the astronomical 344 year approach having 9 extra years at the beginning; and the actual Jubilee counting having 21 extra years at the end.

The relationship between the actual Jubilee cycles and the astronomical markers is something like this:
Within the first Jubilee cycle of every seven is one of these 344-year markers, occurring 9 to 21 years into the Jubilee cycle (+9 years for the first, incrementing by one year for every cycle of 7 Jubilees, until it reaches +21 years for the last)

4048BC (2) 9/18 J triple
4036BC (7) 8/24 J triple
4033BC (3) 7/28 Sa double
4024BC (5) 8/7 J double
4004BC (4) 9/18 Sb triple. [Dead on]

I don’t have Hebrew New Year data before this point, because TorahCalendar.com only goes back to 3986BC. But I notice that by this point in history the New Year dates have shifted to October or later, and the only conjunctions of Jupiter or Saturn with Regulus that late in the year are doubles. So I can deduce that there are no triple conjunctions of Jupiter or Saturn with Regulus at the Hebrew New Year before this point.

Note the shift in format. Below this point, the dates shown are the date of the Hebrew New Year, and then the offset in days before or after at which the first conjunction of the double or triple occurs. Above this point, the dates shown are simply the date of the first conjunction of the double or triple.

3974BC (6) 10/22 -98Sa double/single
3965BC (1) 10/13 -10J triple
3953BC (6) 10/30 -59J triple
3945BC (7) 10/2 -25Sb triple [Dead on]
3941BC (4) 10/18 -67J double

3886BC (3) 10/10 -40Sb triple [Dead on]
3882BC (7) 10/25 +0J double
3870BC (5) 10/14 -37J triple
3858BC (3) 9/30 -44J triple

3827BC (6) 10/18 -57Sb triple [Dead on]
3799BC (6) 10/9 +16J s/double
3787BC (4) 10/25 -43J triple [11 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +10]
3775BC (2) 10/13 -53J triple
3768BC (2) 10/24 -73Sb triple [Dead on]

3739BC (3) 10/5 +16Sa double/single, JX
3709BC (5) 10/3 -63Sb triple [Dead on]
3704BC (3) 10/8 -17J triple
3692BC (1) 10/25 -59J triple
3680BC (6) 10/12 -7Sa double, -65J s/double

3650BC (1) 10/12 -82Sb double/single [Close]
3621BC (2) 10/19 -40Sa triple, -17J triple
3609BC (7) 10/7 -35J triple
3597BC (5) 10/25 -72J double

3562BC (5) 10/28 -63Sa triple, JX
3538BC (1) 10/3 +25J double
3526BC (6) 10/20 -40J triple
3514BC (4) 10/7 -48J triple
3503BC (1) 10/6 -54Sa triple
[3502BC (2) 10/25 -84J single, 5 x 700 years before Christ]

3474BC (2) 10/15 7Sb double/single
3455BC (7) 10/15 +14J s/double
3444BC (4) 10/13 -71Sa triple
3443BC (5) 10/2 -15J triple [10 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +11]
3431BC (3) 10/19 -55J triple
3419BC (1) 10/7 -62J s/double
3415BC (5) 10/22 -14Sb double [Dead on]

3385BC (7) 10/21 -88Sa double
3360BC (4) 10/14 -19J triple
3356BC (1) 9/30 -14Sb triple [Dead on]
3348BC (2) 10/2 -33J triple
3336BC (7) 10/19 -69J double

3297BC (4) 10/8 -35Sb triple [Dead on]
3277BC (3) 9/27 +7J triple
3265BC (1) 10/13 -39J triple
3253BC (6) 10/2 -48J double
3238BC (7) 10/16 -51Sb triple

3194BC (2) 10/9 +9J double
3182BC (7) 9/28 -18J triple
3179BC (3) 10/24 -67Sb triple
3170BC (5) 10/14 -55J triple

3120BC (6) 10/1 -49Sb triple
3111BC (1) 10/22 +8J double
3099BC (6) 10/9 -25J triple [9 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +12]
3087BC (4) 9/26 -34J triple
3061BC (2) 10/8 -61Sb triple

By Daniel Gregg’s reckoning, the 3x7th Jubilee is 3111BC.
This is one of the few Jubilee years that is marked by a conjunction. Not a triple, but a double.
This is just 12 years before one of the 344-year triple conjunctions that match the 3BC conjunction
3111BC, right at the 3x7th Jubilee, is 9×7 Jubilees plus 3×7 years before Gabriel’s visit to Mary
or (63×49)+21=3108 years
or (9×343)+21=3108 years
By Daniel Gregg’s reckoning, 3111 & 3099BC are back before the flood while Seth is still alive, before Noah is born.

3032BC (3) 10/18 +6Sa double/single
3028BC (7) 10/4 +26J s/double
3016BC (5) 10/21 -31J triple
3004BC (3) 10/9 -43J triple
3002BC (5) 10/17 -74Sb triple/double
2992BC (1) 9/26 -49J s/double
2973BC (6) 9/25 +31Sa double

2943BC (1) 9/25 -57Sb double
2933BC (4) 10/4 -8J triple
2921BC (2) 10/21 -50J triple
2914BC (2) 10/4 -7Sa triple/double
2909BC (7) 10/8 -56J double
2884BC (4) 10/2 -71Sb double/single

2855BC (5) 10/12 -30Sa triple
2850BC (3) 10/16 -10J triple
2838BC (1) 10/4 -27J triple
2826BC (6) 10/21 -64J double
[2802BC (2) 9/26 -71J single, near the sun, 4 x 700 years before Christ]

2796BC (1) 10/19 -50Sa triple
2767BC (2) 9/29 +23J double
2755BC (7) 10/17 -34J triple [8 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +13]
2743BC (5) 10/3 -41J triple
2737BC (4) 9/27 -41Sa triple

2708BC (5) 10/5 +21Sb double, JX
2684BC (1) 10/11 +20J s/double
2678BC (7) 10/5 -60Sa triple/double
2672BC (6) 9/28 -7J triple
2660BC (4) 10/16 -48J triple
2649BC (1) 10/14 -8Sb triple

2619BC (3) 10/12 -78Sa double/single
2590BC (4) 9/23 -9Sb triple
2589BC (5) 10/11 -11J triple
2577BC (3) 9/27 -23J triple
2565BC (1) 10/14 -59J double

2531BC (7) 9/29 -30Sb triple
2506BC (4) 9/23 +19J triple
2494BC (2) 10/11 -31J triple
2482BC (7) 9/28 -37J double
2472BC (3) 10/7 -49Sb triple

2443BC (4) 10/16 +13Sa double
2423BC (3) 10/6 +31J double
2413BC (6) 10/14 -65Sb triple
2411BC (1) 9/23 -6J triple [7 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +14]
2399BC (6) 10/10 -44J triple
2384BC (7) 9/25 +26Sa double

2354BC (2) 9/22 -49Sb double
2340BC (2) 10/18 +17J s/double
2328BC (7) 10/5 -12J triple
2325BC (3) 10/2 -4Sa triple
2316BC (5) 9/22 -22J triple
2304BC (3) 10/10 -59J s/double
2295BC (5) 10/1 -64Sb double/single

2266BC (6) 10/9 -21Sa triple
2245BC (6) 10/17 -18J triple
2233BC (4) 10/5 -31J triple
2221BC (2) 9/21 -36J double
2207BC (2) 10/17 -37Sa triple

2162BC (5) 10/1 +5J triple
2150BC (3) 9/17 -8J triple
2148BC (5) 9/25 -21Sa triple
2138BC (1) 10/5 -46J double
[2102BC (2) 9/28 -86J single, before the sun, 3 x 700 years before Christ]

2089BC (1) 10/2 -34Sa triple
2079BC (4) 10/12 +1J triple
2067BC (2) 9/30 -17J triple [6 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +15]
2055BC (7) 9/17 -24J double
2030BC (4) 10/11 -48Sa triple

2001BC (5) 9/19 +57Sb double/single
1996BC (3) 9/25 +34J double
1984BC (1) 10/11 -23J triple
1972BC (6) 9/29 -32J triple
1971BC (7) 9/19 -34Sa triple

1942BC (1) 9/28 +34Sb double
1913BC (2) 10/6 -31J s/double
1912BC (3) 9/25 -48Sa double
1901BC (7) 9/24 -1J triple
1889BC (5) 10/11 -40J triple
1883BC (4) 10/6 +3Sb double

1853BC (6) 10/3 -65Sa double/single, JX
1824BC (7) 10/13 -25Sb triple
1818BC (6) 10/7 -4J triple
1806BC (4) 9/24 -16J triple
1794BC (2) 10/11 -52J double, SaX
1765BC (3) 9/21 -18Sb triple

1735BC (5) 9/19 +24J triple, SaX
1723BC (3) 10/6 -22J triple [5 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +16]
1711BC (1) 9/24 -30J double
1706BC (6) 9/29 -39Sb triple

1677BC (7) 10/8 +27Sa double/single
1652BC (4) 10/1 +36J double
1647BC (2) 10/6 -58Sb double
1640BC (2) 9/19 +2J triple
1628BC (7) 10/5 -35J triple
1618BC (3) 9/16 +22Sa triple/double

1588BC (5) 9/14 -46Sb double
1569BC (3) 9/14 +56J s/double
1559BC (6) 9/23 -5Sa triple
1557BC (1) 9/30 -2J triple
1545BC (6) 9/19 -14J triple

1500BC (2) 10/1 -25Sa triple
1474BC (7) 9/15 +22J triple
1462BC (5) 10/1 -20J triple
1450BC (3) 9/19 -27J double
1441BC (5) 10/8 -42Sa triple
[1402BC (2) 9/28 -98J single, before the sun, 2 x 700 years before Christ]

1412BC (6) 9/19 +46Sb double/single
1391BC (6) 9/26 +20J triple
1382BC (1) 9/17 -27Sa triple
1379BC (4) 9/14 +2J triple [4 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +17]
1367BC (2) 10/1 -35J double
1353BC (2) 9/25 +40Sb double

1323BC (4) 9/25 -41Sa triple/double
1308BC (5) 10/8 +21J double
1296BC (3) 9/26 -6J triple
1294BC (5) 10/3 +24Sb double
1284BC (1) 9/13 -14J triple
1264BC (7) 10/2 -53Sa double

1235BC (1) 9/12 +28Sb double
1225BC (4) 9/21 +51J double
1213BC (2) 10/7 -12J triple
1205BC (3) 10/9 -64Sa double/single
1201BC (7) 9/25 -22J triple
1176BC (4) 9/19 +11Sb triple

1142BC (3) 10/3 +39J s/double
1130BC (1) 9/21 +10J triple
1118BC (6) 10/8 -30J triple
1117BC (7) 9/26 -5Sb triple
1106BC (4) 9/25 -35J s/double

1058BC (3) 10/5 -21Sb triple
1047BC (7) 10/3 +4J triple
1035BC (5)  9/20 -8J triple [3 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +18]
1023BC (3) 10/8 -44J double
999BC (6) 9/12 -8Sb triple, JX

964BC (6) 9/15 +32J triple
952BC (4) 10/3 -15J triple
940BC (2) 9/19 -26Sb triple, -22J double
911BC (3) 9/29 +39Sa double

881BC (5) 9/27 -44Sb double, +35J double
869BC (3) 9/14 +9J triple
857BC (1) 10/2 -29J triple
852BC (6) 9/7 +36Sa triple

822BC (1) 10/5 -61Sb double, JX
798BC (4) 9/10 +64J s/double
793BC (2) 9/14 +7Sa triple
786BC (2) 9/28 +4J triple
774BC (7) 9/15 -5J triple
762BC (5) 10/2 -40J s/double

734BC (5) 9/22 -15Sa triple
703BC (1) 9/10 +31J triple [1 x 700 years before Christ]
691BC (6) 9/27 -12J triple [2 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +19]
679BC (4) 9/14 -17J double
675BC (1) 9/30 -35Sa triple

By Daniel Gregg’s reckoning, the 70th Jubilee is 710BC.
So 703BC, 7 years after the 70th Jubilee, is 700 years before Gabriel’s visit to Mary
This point is marked by a triple conjunction beginning a month after the Hebrew New Year
By Daniel Gregg’s reckoning, this would be about halfway through the extra 15 years that were given to Hezekiah

646BC (2) 9/9 +62Sb double
620BC (7) 9/21 +32J triple
616BC (4) 9/8 -24Sa double
*608BC (5) 9/9 +14J triple. Mars joins Jupiter in its 1st conjunction. All 3 conjunctions at full moons.
596BC (3) 9/27 -25J double
*587BC (5) 9/17 +30Sb triple. First conjunction at the new moon. 2nd & 3rd at full moons.

*537BC (6) 10/4 +43J double. 1st conj 10/27-12/2, center 11/16. Begins month 1, day 24 (Dan 10:4)
528BC (1) 9/25 +4Sb triple
525BC (4) 9/22 +5J triple
513BC (2) 9/8 -2J triple

469BC (4) 10/2 -14Sb triple
454BC (5) 9/17 +60J s/double
442BC (3) 9/4 +30J triple
430BC (1) 9/22 -11J triple
418BC (6) 9/9 -15J s/double
410BC (7) 9/11 +0Sb triple

359BC (2) 9/17 +23J triple
351BC (3) 9/19 -14Sb triple
347BC (7) 9/4 +11J triple [1 x 344 yrs before Christ] [at Jubilee +20]
335BC (5) 9/21 -24J double

292BC (6) 9/25 -25Sb triple
276BC (1) 9/28 +19J triple
264BC (6) 9/16 +3J triple
252BC (4) 9/3 -3J double
233BC (2) 9/3 -9Sb triple

204BC (3) 9/13 +61Sa double
193BC (7) 9/11 +43J triple
181BC (5) 9/28 -5J triple
174BC (5) 9/12 -22Sb triple
169BC (3) 9/15 -11J triple
145BC (6) 9/20 +35Sa double, -49J single +Mars

115BC (1) 9/19 -36Sb double
110BC (6) 9/24 +63J double
98BC (4) 9/11 +19J triple
86BC (2) 9/28 +10Sa triple, -19J triple

27BC (5) 9/5 +19Sa triple, +75J s/double
15BC (3) 9/23 +13J triple
*3BC (1) 9/11 +3J triple. 1st conj at new moon. 2nd conj at full moon. J+V at full moon, Jun 17
[at Jubilee 84 +21yrs]
10AD (6) 9/27 -31J s/double. Note Mars and this year’s Passover moon, 4/6 at feet of Virgo
*33AD (1) 9/14 -2Sa triple. First conjunction at the new moon, with a solar eclipse
[at Jubilee 85 +7yrs]

*69AD (2) 9/5 +39J triple. First conjunction is 40 days into the New Year
81AD (7) 9/22 -3J triple
92AD (4) 9/21 -21Sa triple
93AD (5) 9/11 -10J double
121AD (5) 9/1 +77Sb double

Explanation of the data in the list:
The number in parentheses following each year indicates where in the Sabbath year cycle that year falls, according to Daniel Gregg’s reconstruction of Sabbath years (see www.torahtimes.org/book).

Following this (for the year 3974BC onward) is that year’s Hebrew New Year date. This information comes from torahcalendar.com/MOON.asp. Following that is some cryptic info about the conjunction, like “+2J triple”.

The “+2” says that the first conjunction of the double/triple was at its fullest two days after the New Year date, putting it close to a new moon. If it’s “-21”, the first conjunction was at its fullest 21 days before the New Year. If it’s around +12 to +15, this puts it at or near the first full moon of the year. If it’s plus or minus 29 or 30, then it’s close to the new moon of the preceding or following month.

The “J” says that what’s being described is a conjunction of Jupiter with Regulus. If the entry shows “Sa” or “Sb” rather than “J”, what’s being described is a conjunction of Saturn with Regulus. “Sa” belongs to the “a” series of conjunctions, occurring every 59 years. “Sb” belongs to the “b” series of conjunctions, also occurring every 59 years, and offset from the “a” series by 29 or 30 years.

“Triple” means that in the course of the year the planet reverses its direction of travel through the sky such that the conjunction is repeated, and then is repeated once more after it’s resumed its normal direction of travel. Generally the second and third occurrences aren’t as close as the first. If one of the conjunctions happens while the planet is in the process of reversing direction, this can result in a “double” conjunction, where two of the three conjunctions are close enough together that they’ve merged into just one, which sometimes can last over a month.

If the reversal of direction doesn’t result in any repetition of the conjunction, it’s just a single. These are not included in the list. The dividing lines between single and double and between double and triple are somewhat arbitrary. They depend on how close a conjunction is being counted as an actual conjunction, and on whether to view the extended conjunction of a double as two conjunctions of a triple or as one conjunction of a double. In many cases it’s an easy call. In the marginal cases I’ve tried to fall on the side of including rather than excluding data points. In some cases they’re marginal enough that I’ve marked them as such, calling them “s/double” for “single/double”.

To me the most intriguing points are those where conjunctions of both Jupiter and Saturn with Regulus occur in the same year. This is quite uncommon. Looking at just the cases where both Jupiter and Saturn have a double or triple conjunction, the only occurrences in the list are at 3680BC, 3621BC, 940BC, 881BC, 86BC, and 27BC. Of these six cases, the fullest ones are 3621BC, 940BC, and 86BC. To try to get a handle on the pattern being followed, I’ve also added in the data points where one of the two planets has only a single conjunction with Regulus – a conjunction which in some cases wouldn’t even have been seen because of its nearness to the sun. This allows the following additional years to be marked as having conjunctions of both Jupiter and Saturn with Regulus: 3739BC, 3562BC, 2708BC, 853BC, 1794BC, 1735BC, 999BC, 822BC, 145BC. For these years the conjunctions marked as JX or J1 (for Jupiter) or SaX (for Saturn) are these single conjunctions.

If you look at just the data belonging to a particular series – just the J’s, or just the Sa’s or Sb’s, you’ll begin to notice some patterns. Double conjunctions that begin after the New Year (with +numbers) come first in a series, followed by triples beginning after the New Year, followed by triples beginning before the New Year (with -numbers), and then by doubles that begin before the New Year. After this comes a gap where all the single conjunctions would be if they had been included. In the middle of the gap is a point at which the planet’s path crosses the sun, and its conjunction with Regulus is too close to the sun to ever be seen. This is the transition from one series to the next. Because of the planet’s crossing of the sun, the time span between one series and the next is one year less than that planet’s normal time between data points.

Each J series has 12 years between data points, and each S series has 59 years between data points. Looking at the two S series together, the average time between Saturn’s conjunctions comes to 29.5 years. These are interesting numbers. Interesting that Jupiter’s time span between conjunctions happens to be 12, just like the number of months in a year. And interesting that Saturn’s time span between conjunctions happens to be 29.5, just like the number of days in a lunar month. Why this should be so, I don’t know. It gives me the feeling that what I’m looking at is a giant celestial clock, purposefully and carefully designed to these exact specifications, rather than just the result of some random hunks of rocks and mud that happen to be orbiting each other.

Now looking at the years in which both Jupiter and Saturn have conjunctions with Regulus, I’m finding the pattern to be quite irregular. Jupiter on its own is well-behaved and regular, with a cycle of seven 12-year journeys across the sky every 83 years, and with three double or triple conjunctions in the middle of each of these 83-year cycles. But Saturn brings a lot of variance into the picture. It has eight to thirteen 59-year journeys across the sky in each cycle, giving it a varying cycle length of 471 to 766 years. I -can- count on finding a conjunction of Saturn with Regulus every 59 years (minus 1 year for each time a cycle is completed). That part is regular enough. And similar to Jupiter, the double and triple conjunctions of Saturn occur together around the middle of each cycle. But the variance in cycle length makes it very hard to predict which of Saturn’s conjunctions will end up being double and triple. And this in turn makes it hard to predict which years will have double or triple conjunctions of both Jupiter & Saturn.

Things to look for when examining the data points:
The meaningful cases found so far tend to have other interesting things going on besides the just the triple or double conjunction. So that’s what I’ll want to look for when examining these data points. Though the timings of the second and third conjunctions aren’t recorded in the list, take note of these as well. Look for additional conjunctions, particularly involving Venus or Mars. Note correspondence of any of these things with full or new moons. Watch for eclipses. And then look to the historical records. Is there something of significance that God might have been saying to His people at this time? Maybe a message through His prophets that He chose to confirm through a sign in the stars?

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