The Cosmic Octave

The harmony between life and the cycles of the cosmos, rhythms, sounds, colours, atoms and essentially everything is the central theme at Planetware.
Hans Cousto

In 1978 Hans Cousto, a Swiss mathematician and musicologist discovered the natural law of the COSMIC OCTAVE as the link between different kinds of periodically occurring natural phenomena, such as the orbit of the planets, the weather, colors, rhythms and tones.

Using the formula of the Cosmic Octave f . 2n ( = multiple doubling of a certain frequency) Hans Cousto firstly transposed astromical periods into audible frequencies.

For example the first-ever Cosmic Octave calculation:

The octave-tone of the rotation of Earth:

The period: of the synodic day of Earth:
The period of the rotation of Earth around its own axis when the Sun is high in the south until it is high again next day.
1 day (24 hours . 60 minutes . 60 seconds = 86 400 seconds).

The frequency of the rotation of Earth around its own axis:
1 : 86 400 seconds = 0.000 011 574 Hz
(Hz = Hertz = cycle per second)

This frequency multiple doubled into the audible range:
0.000 011 574 Hz x 224 = 194.18 Hz
(224 means 24-fold doubling).

How did Hans Cousto come up with his idea:
Music And Everything
Music an Everything * 40 Years Cosmic Octave

The Planetary Frequencies

The following pages contain the script of the booklet "The Cosmic Octave Tuning Forks" by Hans Cousto.
The frequencies of Earth, Moon, the planets and Sun and their corresponding tones, tempos, colors, chakras and effects are described:




Earth' Day
194.18 Hz


Earth' Year
136.10 Hz

Earth, Platonic year

Earth' Platonic Year
172.06 Hz

Synodic Moon

Moon, synodic
210.42 Hz


126.22 Hz


141.27 Hz


221.23 Hz


144.72 Hz


183.58 Hz


147.85 Hz


207.36 Hz


211.44 Hz


140.64 Hz

Other tones
Earth: Sideric day
Moon: culmination, Sideric month, Metonic cycle, Saros´ period, Moon knot, Apsidis rotation;
Dwarf planets: Asteroides and Transneptunian

Table of the planets, sounds, colors and meters

Table of the 7 Chakras



"The Cosmic Octave Tuning Forks" by Hans Cousto
the booklet as PDF for free.

Tuning Fork

Tuning Forks
Today the Cosmic Octave is the basis for many holistic medical applications. It is origin to natural planetary tones, which directly correlate to the earth's natural life frequencies. These are utilized, for instance, in tone acupuncture using planetary tuning forks.

Tone acupuncture
Tone acupuncture is a beneficial deep cell massage at high frequencies to restore the body cells' natural resiliency. It permeates the entire body including inner organs, instantly resulting in deep relaxation and well being. Tuning forks can be self-applied at home, in the office, or during travel.

Tuning Forks: For information and mail-order please click here


Your e-shop with the good vibes!
Whether tuning forks, singing bowls, gongs, wind chimes, or energy chimes, all the instruments you will find on Planetware e-shop have been tuned according to the orbital properties of the planets; as has the music in our CD range. We also offer color-coded music to help you learn to play the piano or keyboards, and specialist literature on the corresponding theories and practical applications. >...go shopping

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Hans Cousto
"The Cosmic Octave - Origin of Harmony"

The explorer of the formula of Cosmic Octave Hans Cousto offers a unique survey of a new scientific view of the world where a direct relationship has been proven to exist between musical tones, colors and the vibrations of the universe. The natural formula of the Cosmic Octave makes it possible to openly demonstrate the direct relationship of astronomical data, such as the frequencies of planatery orbits, to architectural works, ancient and modern measuring systems, the human body, music and medicine.

The book is widely published in Europe and now available through LifeRhythm, Mendocino, USA.