Rhythms of the Sun

A recent article published on LiveScience.com titled “Strange anomaly in sun’s solar cycle discovered in centuries-old texts from Korea” explores the possibility of a much shorter solar cycle in our past.

Possible Causes

The following chart (Exhibit-1) displays the theoretical energy output of the Sun over the last five thousand years which is represented by the area on the chart that is colored in gray. Historical context has been added to the chart for clarity. 

The chart is overlayed with 5 simulated wavefield patterns that are believed to be emanating from the Sun (vibrational patterns of fundamental electrostatic forces being channeled through space along double helix chains that constitute magnetic lines of force).


The 5 waves overlayed on top of the energy output chart appear to be highly correlated with the rhythm of solar output, and solar output appears to be highly correlated with the Rise and Fall of Empires, Nations, and City States.

According to the “Rhythms of the Sun” hypothesis, the interaction of these five wavefields triggers certain kinds of events here on Earth. The basis for those assumptions is rooted in research conducted by mission scientists of the Ulysses mission, i.e., (patterns or rhythms deep inside our own Sun had a direct effect on seismic data here on Earth. More specifically, the resulting waves cause the Earth to shake and vibrate in sympathy with the Earth’s magnetic field, atmosphere, and terrestrial systems). The research further explains how sound waves traveling through space can reflect and interact, reinforcing some waves and canceling out others–resulting in an orderly motion called standing waves.

Hypothetically, events are triggered as waves reach amplitudes of +100%, -100%, cross the zero-point, and/or converge with each other. The events that may have been associated with energy turning points are marked with gold-colored circles with a red X enclosed. Dotted verticle green-colored lines extend downward through each circle to the date approximately associated with each theoretical event.

Starting in the year 1343 CE, the dotted verticle lines become red-colored and match the dates highlighted in the Rhythms of the Sun table below (Exhibit-2). The highlighted dates appear to be correlated with anomalies in the solar cycle.


Event Summary

1342-1353 Appears to correlate with the beginning and ending of the Black Plague as well as the ending of the Wolf minima.

 1388-1399 Appears to have triggered the decline leading to the Spörer Minimum.

1463-1474 Appears to correlate with the Spörer Minimum.

1521-1526 & 1532-1538 Appears to have triggered the recovery from the Spörer Minimum.

1607-1619 Appears to mark the end of the Spörer Minimum and Spain’s peak.

1642-1647 Appears to mark the Maunder Minimum.

1671-1682 Appears to flag the Maunder Minimum turning point.

1717-1722 Appears to correlate with the end of the Maunder Minimum.

1786-1792 Appears to correlate with the Dalton Minimum and the missing sunspot cycle.

1838-1834 Appears to have triggered the transition from the Dalton Minimum to the Solar Maximum ending in approximately 1884.

1878-1884 Appears to be the turning point leading to the Solar Minimum occurring in about 1913.

1913-1919 Appears to have triggered the rise in sunspot activity that reached a peak in 1959.

Solar Maximum and Solar Minimum correlations


The above chart (Exhibit-3) has been overlayed with reconstructed sunspot data borrowed from the paper that is referenced in Exhibit-4 below.


Final Notes

The Rhythms of the Sun Correlation Study now extends back to 13,000 BCE and shows the same high degree of correlation. 

The Energy Output charts (Exhibits 1 & 3) are copyrighted materials of Armstrong Economics (all rights reserved). According to Armstrong, the chart data was derived originally from Greenland Ice Core data and later confirmed with Tree ring data.