Indian Time Cycles – Gann and the Future of the US Stock Market


“Most Gann aficionados know that Gann used astrology and that top performing traders use it in their trading, because it is the hidden undercurrent that drives the markets. JP Morgan, the founder of Morgan Bank, liked to say that “being a millionaire, but to become a billionaire, you need an astrologer. "He had a private astrologer, Evageline Adams, who was very helpful to him. I was fortunate enough to purchase financial astrology books from his library.

It is a little known fact that W. D. Gann went to India and studied Indian Sidereal Astrology. In his notebooks, there are sketches of astrological symbols on his charts; and in his memoirs he talks about his trip to India. In fact, the famous Gann Wheel was first used by tea merchants in 17th century India. Gann also discussed the importance of using the start date of the start of trading of the first futures contract for a commodity to predict the future of that commodity. To my knowledge, there are very few individuals who use these start dates to successfully time the markets, although my experience using Indian Sidereal Astrology has shown that these charts are invaluable.

Below is a brief introduction to Indian Sidereal Astrology, an overview of Indian time cycles and how they can be used, and a forecast to 2017 for the US stock market based on this system.

The Western Zodiac vs. the Indian Zodiac

Indian astrology is over 5000 years old and has its foundations in ancient science. Parashara, a great seer or ancient scientist, intuitively understood the laws of space and time responsible for the evolution of human consciousness and recorded his findings in a book called the Brihat Hora Sastra.

The first major difference between Indian and Western astrology is the calculation of the longitude of the planets. Ancient Indian astrologers observed that the equinoxes and solstices receded one degree every 72 years, an astronomical phenomenon now known as precession. Over time, this resulted in a difference of just over 23 degrees between the tropical zodiac, used by Western astrologers, and the sidereal zodiac, used by Indian astrologers. In essence, the two systems differ in their choice of a zero point for Aries – the Western system uses the position of the Spring Equinox, while the Indian system uses a fixed star. So when the Sun moves towards Aries according to the Western system, it is always 6 degrees Pisces in the Indian system. (For a more in-depth discussion of the differences, please see my article in the Winter 1989 NCGR Journal.)

Planetary periods: beyond transits

A dasha is a period in which a person's life is influenced or ruled by a particular planet. For example, the shortest period, the period of the sun, lasts six years, while the longest period, Venus, lasts twenty years. These cycles take place in a fixed sequence and include 120 years before repeating themselves. The order of the cycles is:

Ketu (southern node of the moon): 7 years

Venus: 20 years

Sun: 6 years

Moon: 10 years

March: 7 years

Rahu: (North Node) 18 years old

Jupiter: 16 years old

Saturn: 19 years old

Mercury: 17 years old.

Where the cycle begins is based on the exact position of the moon at the time of birth. For example, when soybeans began to be marketed in 1936, the moon was in the constellation (nakshatra) of Orion, which is ruled by the planet Mars. Thus, a sequential unfolding of cycles began with a period of seven years on Mars followed by Rahu (northern node of the Moon), 18 years, Jupiter 16 years, in its current period of Saturn which lasts 20 years, etc. If the beans had started trading a day later, then the cycle would have started from the next constellation, which is ruled by Rahu, or the northern node of the moon. The number of degrees the moon has passed through a nakshatra will determine how much time is left in the initial cycle. Thus, if the moon was at the last degree of the constellation, the initial cycle will begin in the last section of the cycle. (Software is available for the rapid computer calculation of these cycles – see references below.)

In major cycles, there are sub-periods or sub-cycles which also take place according to a defined sequential pattern. The sub-cycle begins with the planet leading the major cycle and then continues in sequence. For example, the current Saturn period for stocks began with a Saturn / Saturn period in 1998, and continued with a Saturn / Mercury period in August 2001 followed by a Saturn / Ketu period in 2004. , etc. The major cycle of Saturn will end in 2017 then the US stock market will enter a major period of Mercury. In order to properly use Indian time cycles and their smaller periods, one needs to have the exact start time of the first future contract of a commodity. Every minute of downtime can lead to changing the low or high prediction by around 4 days. O & # 39; Non and Remnick illustrate the importance of exact time using a physics analogy:

To launch a rocket to the Moon, it is necessary to know the precise angle, time and location of the launch on Earth. If launched at a slightly different time and angle, it will miss 30,000-40,000 miles.

I had to go to the archives of the Chicago Board of Trade and other major exchanges to check the start time of the first check mark and I gathered an almost complete set of dates and hours that I make available to attendees in my advanced seminars or at home. Vedic Financial Astrology Study Course (see References below). The challenge is that some of this data is very difficult to come by or has been destroyed, as was the case with the wheat and corn data due to the merger of the Chicago Fire and the New Stock Exchanges. York and not keeping good data. It takes time to rectify the graphics and make them useful. The easiest way to understand the effects of a period is to look at examples from the past. Because we have 215 years of US stock market data, and the full course of a series of cycles is 120 years, we can go back to the period between 1878 and 1897 to study past analogues.

Application of Indian cycles to the US stock market

What's extraordinarily exciting about using dashas or Indian time cycles for market forecasting is that it allows you to know the exact date the cycles change, label them, and to quantify whether it is big rises, small rises, large falls or sideways. If one studies the 215 year history of the stock market and knows the rules of prediction and interpretation of the Indian dasha or time cycle system, the mysterious cycles that seem governing actions would no longer be a mystery. For example, it is no coincidence that the bull market that started in 1982 coincided with the start of a 16-year Jupiter period, which began at the end of August. . In general, therefore, this system predicted that the stock market would continue to develop until 1998, since Jupiter is a "" bullish "" planet and is well placed in the birth chart of the May 17, 1792 stock chart. and the drops in the major cycles are explained by sub-periods, or antardasas. These sub-periods can either amplify or decrease the strength of the main period.

During this 16-year period, Jupiter's transits, retrograde, and aspects are particularly influential as Jupiter takes on the second most prominent role on the NYSE chart alongside the moon, Lord of Cards. Jupiter's period ended in 1998, when a 19-year period of Saturn assumed the second most important role.

A recent study I did from the NYSE will discuss how dashas can be helpful in spotting short-term and intermediate dips or rises. Some combinations lead to very predictable results. To get daily timing in the stock market, you need to look at four or five levels of dashas, ​​or cycles, to divide the larger 20 and 2-3 year periods into 20 and 3-4 day periods. Surprisingly, cyclical combinations that are negative on a larger scale will often turn out negative on a smaller scale.

A comparison of the fourth level cycles of October-February 1987-88 (Jupiter / Mercury / Venus / Rahu etc.) with the third level periods in 1901-1904 (Mercury / Venus / Rahu) reveals that the major troughs coincide with a repetition of particular combinations. This principle can also be extended to sections of other cycles of other years. For example, note the following:

Venus / Rahu / Saturn: (8-28-29 to 2-17-30) Declined from a high of 372.06 on 9-03-29 to a low of 230.07 on 29/10/2009. Jupiter / Mercury / Venus / Rahu / Saturn (December 4, 1987). Reported another major low and dip to 1747 on the Dow after going as high as 2051 after the crash.

Jupiter / Mercury / Venus / Venus / Rahu (October 19, 1987) The third level Venus period contributed to the direction of the decline in combination with a number of bearish oppositions, the return to an eclipsed constellation and the transit sidereal of Uranus in Sagittarius. This example shows how the Venus / Rahu combination can be used to signal a sharp decline if it occurs in a particular combination.

This particular Venus / Rahu combination is just one of the many combinations that one can qualify and study historically. Other combinations are bullish, such as when the sequence unfolds from a solar period to a lunar period and a Martian period. For example, the last great lunar period of the stock market went from August 1947 to August 1957. During this time, the Dow Jones index went from 179.74 to 492.32, a gain of more by 200%. During smaller lunar cycles within longer periods, such as the Mars / Moon period from January 21, 1964 to August 21, 1964, the market went from 776 to 838. And during the Rahu / Moon period from January 31, 1980 to August 31, 1980. July 1981, the Dow Jones fell from 875 to 935. Even at the third level one can usually count on a rally during a lunar period, such as the Jupiter / Mercury / Moon period from April 4, 1988 to June 13, 1988. We have seen a surprise rally that started at the end of May and took the Dow from 2000 at the start of the period to close to 2200 by the end of the period.

From the examples above, one can see the benefit of being able to label and quantify cycles in order to predict the extent of movement. As many cycle analysts know, one can often find major cycle dips and entry point, but it is still not clear what the scale of the move will be. Indian Time Cycle Analysis is a real solution to forecasting because it helps to predict the future, not just suggest it from the past.

The Future of the U.S. Stock Market Based on Indian Cycles through 2017

A 19-year Saturn dull period in 1998-2017 does not have the bullish energy that we saw in the Jupiter period from 1982 to 1998. Therefore, the market will not move towards up nor down – and it turns out that the Venus periods have the highest percentage losses. As we have seen over the Rahu's 18-year period from August 1964 to August 1982, the market can degrade in relatively narrow price ranges over many years.

There is an approximate high through June 9, 2007 followed by a steep drop in the week of October 22, 2007 with a lower low due to around the third week of April 2008. We are still monitoring trends to translate this into price movement.

There appears to be a recovery rebound at the end of May 2010, then a sharp drop in December 2010, a recovery to highs in January 2013 and a significant drop in 2013 which is one of the lowest points of the entire period , a recovery in August 2015, then a sharp drop at the end of the period, which leads to new lows in April 2017. The periods of long stocks therefore seem to be from February to June 2007; From April 2008 to May 2010 and from December 2010 to January 2013. We adjust these directional indicators using Elliott Wave model analysis to predict the price. It appears that the bullish momentum in the current cycle is enough to push stocks back up to the June 2007 cycle high.

Gann reminded us that we need to take everything we know and apply it to our forecast. Indian time cycles are a tool. In our newsletter, we combine it with Elliott wave pattern analysis, minor astrological timing of planetary aspects and five other proprietary cyclic techniques along with technical analysis.

In 1990 and 1994, when everyone was bearish on stocks, we predicted DOW prices well above 7,000 in 1998-2000 based on our dasha cycle models.


Anyone who attempts to uncover the mysterious laws of nature that underlie the commodity and stock markets will be rewarded and intrigued by the depths of Indian astrology. The study of Indian astrology leads not only to knowledge of economic laws, but ultimately to self-knowledge. Understanding Indian cycles and transits is as important for successful trading as a good timing system. A combination of the two is incredibly useful and leads to a deep appreciation for the order of natural law. While no astrological system should be 100% used to time market entries and exits, the use of astrological and technical signals can certainly stack the odds in its favor. "

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