Indian Time Cycles – Gann and the Way forward for the US Inventory Market

“Most Gann aficionados know that Gann used astrology and that essentially the most profitable merchants use it of their buying and selling, as it’s the hidden undercurrent that runs the markets. J.P. Morgan, the founding father of the Morgan financial institution, was fond of claiming that “anybody is usually a millionaire, however to develop into a billionaire, you want an astrologer.” He had a personal astrologer, Evageline Adams, who helped him tremendously. I’ve been lucky to buy monetary astrological books from her library.

It’s a little recognized undeniable fact that W. D. Gann went to India and studied Indian Sidereal Astrology. In his notebooks we discover sketches of astrological symbols on his charts; and in his memoirs, he discusses his journey to India. In truth, the well-known Gann wheel was first utilized by tea retailers in seventeenth century India. Gann additionally mentioned the significance of utilizing the beginning date of when the primary futures contract for a commodity started buying and selling for predicting the way forward for that commodity. To my data, there are only a few people who use these beginning dates to efficiently time the markets despite the fact that my expertise in utilizing Indian Sidereal astrology has proven that these charts are invaluable.

Beneath is a quick introduction to Indian Sidereal Astrology, an outline of Indian time cycles and the way they can be utilized, and a forecast by 2017 for the U.S. inventory market primarily based on this method.

The Western Zodiac vs. the Indian Zodiac

Indian astrology is over 5000 years previous and has its basis in historical science. Parashara, an incredible seer or historical scientist, intuited the legal guidelines of house and time liable for the evolution of human consciousness and recorded his findings in a guide referred to as the Brihat Hora Sastra.

The primary main distinction between Indian and Western astrology lies within the calculation of the longitude of the planets. Historical Indian astrologers noticed that the equinoxes and solstices moved backward by one diploma each 72 years, an astronomical phenomenon now generally known as precession. Over time this has resulted in a distinction of barely over 23 levels between the tropical Zodiac, utilized by Western astrologers, and the sidereal Zodiac, utilized by Indian astrologers. In essence, the 2 methods differ of their selection of a zero level for Aries–the Western system makes use of the place of the spring equinox, whereas the Indian system makes use of a hard and fast star. Thus when the Solar is shifting into Aries based on the Western system, it’s nonetheless at 6 levels Pisces within the Indian system. (For an additional dialogue of the variations, please see my article within the Winter 1989 NCGR Journal.)

Planetary Durations: Past Transits

A dasha is a time frame throughout which one’s life is influenced or ruled by a selected planet. For instance, the shortest interval, the Solar interval, lasts six years, whereas the longest interval, Venus, lasts twenty years. These cycles unfold in a hard and fast sequence and comprise 120 years earlier than they repeat. The order of the cycles is:

Ketu (Moon’s South Node): 7 years

Venus: 20 years

Solar: 6 years

Moon: 10 years

Mars: 7 years

Rahu: (North Node) 18 years

Jupiter: 16 years

Saturn: 19 years

Mercury: 17 years.

The place the cycle begins relies on the precise place of the moon on the time of beginning. For instance, when soybeans began buying and selling in 1936, the moon was within the constellation (nakshatra) of Orion, which is dominated by the planet Mars. Thus a sequential unfoldment of cycles started with a seven years Mars interval adopted by Rahu (North Node of Moon), 18 years, Jupiter 16 years, into its present Saturn interval that lasts 20 years and so forth. If beans had begun buying and selling a day later, then the cycle would have begun from the subsequent constellation, which is dominated by Rahu, or the North Node of the moon. The variety of levels the moon has transited by a nakshatra will decide how a lot time is left within the preliminary cycle. Thus if the moon have been within the remaining diploma of the constellation, the preliminary cycle will start within the final part of the cycle. (Software program is out there for fast laptop calculation of those cycles–see references under.)

Inside main cycles are sub-periods or sub-cycles that additionally unfold in a set sequential sample. The sub-cycle begins with planet ruling the key cycle after which continues in sequence. For instance, the present Saturn interval for shares began with a Saturn/Saturn interval in 1998, and continued with a Saturn/Mercury interval in August 2001 adopted by a Saturn/Ketu interval in 2004, and so forth. The most important Saturn cycle will end in 2017 after which the U.S. inventory market will go right into a Mercury main interval. To be able to correctly use the Indian time cycles and their smaller durations, one will need to have the precise time of the beginning of the primary future’s contract of a commodity. Every minute that one is off can result in altering the prediction low or excessive by about Four days. O’Non and Remnick illustrate the significance of the precise time utilizing an analogy from physics:

To launch a rocket ship to the moon, data of the exact angle, time, and placement of the launching on earth are crucial. Whether it is launched at a barely totally different time and angle, it would miss by 30,000 to 40,000 miles.

I’ve needed to journey to the archives of the Chicago Board of Commerce and different main exchanges to confirm the primary tick beginning time and have collected an nearly full set of dates and instances that I make accessible to contributors in my superior seminars or by my residence examine course on Vedic Monetary Astrology (see references under). The problem is that a few of this knowledge may be very exhausting to get or was destroyed as was the case for wheat and corn knowledge because of the Chicago fireplace and New York exchanges merging and never holding good knowledge. It takes time to rectify the charts and make them helpful. The best option to perceive the results of a interval is just too have a look at previous examples. As a result of we’ve got 215 12 months of information on the U.S. inventory market, and the whole unfoldment of a sequence of cycles is 120 years, we will return to the interval between 1878 and 1897 to check previous analogues.

Software of the Indian Cycles to the US Inventory Market

What is awfully thrilling about utilizing dashas or Indian time cycles for market prediction is that it permits one to know the precise date that cycles change, to label them, and to quantify whether or not they’re robust ups, minor ups, robust downs, or sideways. If one research the 215 12 months historical past of the inventory market, and is accustomed to the foundations for predicting and decoding the Indian dasha or time cycle system, the mysterious cycles which appear to manipulate shares would not be a thriller. For instance, by no accident the bull market that started in 1982 coincided with the start of a 16-year Jupiter interval, which started in late August. Normally then, this method predicted the inventory market would proceed to increase till 1998, since Jupiter is a “”bullish”” planet and is effectively positioned within the natal chart of the Could 17, 1792 inventory market chart. Rises and falls throughout the main cycles are defined by sub-periods, or antardasas. These sub-periods can both amplify or diminish the power of the key interval.

Inside this 16-year interval, the transits of Jupiter, its retrogradation and elements to it are particularly influential since Jupiter assumes the second most necessary function within the NYSE chart subsequent to the moon, the chart lord. The Jupiter interval resulted in 1998, when a 19-year Saturn interval assumed the second-most necessary function.

A latest examine I did of the NYSE will clarify how the dashas may be of use to identify short- time period and intermediate declines or rises. Sure mixtures result in very predictable outcomes. To get day by day timing on the inventory market, one wants study 4 or 5 ranges of dashas, or cycles, to interrupt the bigger 20- and 2-3-year durations down into 20- and 3-4- day durations. Amazingly, the cyclical mixtures which are damaging on the bigger scale degree will usually show damaging on the smaller scale.

A comparability of the October-February 1987-88 fourth degree cycles (Jupiter/Mercury/Venus/Rahu and so forth.) with the third degree durations in 1901-1904 (Mercury/Venus/Rahu) reveals that the key lows coincide with a repetition of specific mixtures. This precept will also be prolonged to sections of different cycles in different years. For instance, notice the next:

Venus/Rahu/Saturn: (8-28-29 to 2-17-30) Declined from excessive of 372.06 on 9-03-29 to a low of 230.07 on 10-29-29. Jupiter/Mercury/Venus/Rahu/Saturn (Dec 4, 1987). Signaled one other main low and decline to 1747 on the Dow after being as excessive as 2051 following the crash.

Jupiter/Mercury/Venus/Venus/Rahu (October 19, 1987) The third degree Venus interval did contribute to the path of the decline together with plenty of bearish oppositions, the return to an eclipsed constellation, and the sidereal transit of Uranus into Sagittarius. This one instance signifies how the Venus/Rahu mixture can be utilized to sign a pointy decline if it happens in a selected mixture.

This specific Venus/Rahu mixture is just one of many mixtures that one can label, and traditionally examine. Different mixtures are bullish, equivalent to when the sequence unfolds from a Solar interval right into a Moon interval and onto a Mars interval. For instance, the inventory market’s final main Moon Interval went from August 1947-August 1957. Throughout that point the Dow went from 179.74 to 492.32, a acquire of over 200%. Throughout smaller moon cycles inside bigger durations, such because the Mars/Moon interval from Jan 21, 1964 to August 21, 1964 the market climbed from 776 to 838. And within the Rahu/Moon interval from Jan 31, 1980 to July 31, 1981, the Dow climbed from 875 to 935. Even on the third degree we will often rely on a rally throughout a moon interval, such because the Jupiter/Mercury/Moon interval from April 4, 1988 to June 13, 1988. We noticed a shock rally that started in late Could and took the Dow from 2000 initially of the interval to nearly 2200 by the tip of the interval.

From the above examples, one can see the worth of having the ability to label and quantify the cycles to be able to predict the magnitude of the transfer. As many cycle analysts know, one can usually discover main cycle lows and entry level however nonetheless not have any thought how giant the transfer goes to be. The Indian time cycle evaluation is a real resolution to forecasting as a result of it might predict the long run, not simply recommend it from the previous.

Way forward for the US Inventory Market Primarily based on Indian Cycles into 2017

A 19-year lackluster Saturn interval in 1998-2017 doesn’t have the bullish power that we’ve got seen within the Jupiter Interval from 1982-1998. Consequently, the market won’t go straight up nor will it go straight down–and it seems that Venus durations have the most important proportion losses. As we noticed within the 18 12 months Rahu interval from August 1964 to August 1982, the market can go internet sideways in comparatively slender value bands over a few years.

There may be an approximate excessive into June 9, 2007 adopted by a pointy decline into the week of Oct. 22, 2007 with a decrease low due into concerning the third week of April 2008. We’re nonetheless watching patterns to translate this into value motion.

There seems to be a restoration rally into late Could 2010, then a pointy fall into Dec. 2010, a restoration towards the highs into Jan. 2013 and a significant decline into 2013 that is among the lowest factors in the entire interval, a restoration into August 2015 after which a pointy fall into the tip of the interval, which makes new lows into April 2017. Therefore the durations to be lengthy shares look like Feb.-June 2007; April 2008 to Could 2010 and Dec. 2010 to Jan. 2013. We regulate these directional indicators utilizing Elliott Wave sample evaluation to foretell value. There seems sufficient upward momentum within the present cycle to take shares a lot increased into the June 2007 cycle excessive.

Gann reminded us that we’ve got to take the whole lot we all know and apply it to our forecasts. Indian Time cycles are one software. In our publication, we mix it with Elliott wave sample evaluation, minor astrological timing from planetary elements, and 5 different proprietary cyclical strategies in addition to technical evaluation.

Again in 1990 and 1994, when everybody was bearish about shares, we predicted DOW costs effectively over 7000 into 1998-2000 primarily based on our dasha cycle fashions.


Anybody making an attempt to uncover the mysterious legal guidelines of nature that underlie the commodity and inventory markets can be rewarded and intrigued by the depths of Indian astrology. The examine of Indian astrology leads not solely to data of financial legal guidelines, however finally to data of the self. Understanding Indian cycles and transits is as necessary for buying and selling efficiently as a great timing system. A mixture of the 2 is astoundingly helpful and results in a profound appreciation of the order of pure regulation. Whereas no astrological system needs to be used 100% to time market entries and exits, utilizing each astrological and technical indicators can actually stack the percentages in a single’s favor.”

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