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The work I do is based on Brad Cowan’s book Pentagonal Time Cycle Theory. After exploring traditional astrological forecasting techniques, I found them to be very complicated and often unreliable. I am in no way putting down traditional techniques. There are many outstanding financial astrologers who provide accurate forecasts beyond my capabilities. It’s just that I was looking for something uncomplicated. I was very lucky to find Brad’s work because it is not well known, yet it provides a very simple explanation of stock market movements.
What I am going to explain is a mixture of Brad’s work and my own observations. There will be things in the book that I don’t use (often because I have not had time yet to explore them), and things that I use that you will not find in the book. It is an evolving method.
Each instrument has its own harmonics, based on Jupiter’s position in its heliocentric (Sun-centered) natal chart. Let’s look at silver as an example.
Silver began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 15, 1931, 12:25:00 GMT. The heliocentric chart for this day is shown below.
We start with Jupiter’s position at 28Can37’59”, and mark each of the 5 points that are 72° away, forming a pentagram. These 5 fixed points are the 72° harmonics of silver. Half-way between each of these points gives the 36° harmonics for silver, which are very important but not as important as the 72° harmonics. You can see in silver’s natal chart that the Earth and Mars are near silver’s 72° harmonics and Uranus and Neptune are close to the 36° harmonic positions. Half again is 18°, a minor harmonic. For more on silver’s natal chart, see here.
Each time a planet crosses one of these fixed harmonic positions, it causes a change in trend for silver. The higher the harmonic degree, the more important the CIT. The further the planet is from the sun, the more important the CIT. We ignore Pluto and Mercury.
The further planets are slow-moving, which makes the timing of the CIT less reliable. Often the CIT is triggered by a closer planet passing by a major harmonic. Usually, CITs are accurate to within a few days. The inner planets (Mars, Earth, Venus) are typically accurate to +/- 1 day.
Conjunctions are very special and more important than single planet harmonics. Conjunctions typically give accuracy to +/- 1 day and need to be within about 5° of a harmonic. Oppositions are important too, as are planets separated by 144°.
Clusters of events that occur within a few days of each other are also special. The timing of clusters can usually be improved by paying attention to the closest planet in the cluster.
We use the geocentric orientation as well (with the Earth in the middle), applying the same fixed harmonic points. In this case the Moon is the closest object, and harmonic events involving the Moon (such as full and new moons) are usually accurate to the day, with eclipses often accurate to within a couple of hours.
I recommend reviewing the following posts to get an overview of the impact of planetary harmonics on the stock market: