ROSECAST FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTER
Written in March of 2005
THE BRADLEY INDICATOR - STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 50 YEARS
In the last Rosecast newsletter I have demonstrated that the financial astrology of two planets does not work. The reason is that the other planets will always issue their influence on a particular aspect of two planets. It is therefore methodically wrong to consider such aspects in a vacuum - pretending that the other planets are not around. Awareness is a crucial factor to success in trading. When using astrology in trading, one has to be aware of the whole picture that all planets provide.
However this is NOT new knowledge. In fact back in the 1940s a gentleman called Donald Bradley was of a similar opinion. And that is why in his book "Stock Market Prediction", he developed an indicator that would incorporate all planets and aspects into a single mathematical formula which he named the "Siderograph". Today the Siderograph is widely known as the Bradley Indicator or just "the Bradley".
The Bradley has a great record of forecasting turns in the stock market. Many respected market analysts who only have a remote understanding of astrology have given ample testimony to this fact.
If you don't take their words - just look at the last three turns as indicated by Bradley's Siderograph: December 27, 2004 (on this day the Dow Jones reached a high at 10868 followed by a 500 points decline), January 25/26, 2005 (the actual low in the Dow at 10368 came just one day earlier) and February 16, 2005 (this short-term high was followed by a sharp drop into February 22, 2005). By the way, the next turning points in the Bradley are March 4 and March 29, 2005.
Why is the Bradley so successful and widely followed after more than 50 years of being around ? Well you could certainly answer this question if you ONLY knew how the Bradley was calculated. And guess what ?
I am going to reveal to you how the Bradley Indicator is calculated and how Bradley derived his secret formula more than 50 years ago. When and where I am going to do this ?
Right HERE and NOW - in this free Rosecast newsletter. Just read on.
BEHIND THE BRADLEY
Since Donald Bradley believed that all planets were able to influence the stock market - all planets entered his formula. These planets are the Sun (the Sun takes the place of planet Earth in geocentric astrology), Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - the nine planets in our solar system. Every child learns in high school about them - and if you remember high school - you will remember these planets - even if you do not know astrology.
In astrology the Moon is also regarded as a planet, but it was not part of the original Bradley formula. Bradley has also not included the North Node, another widely used factor in astrology today.
The asteroid Chiron is by many modern astrologers regarded as the "10th planet". Did Bradley include Chiron ? No he did not, because Chiron was first discovered by an astronomer in 1977 and Bradley created his indicator already in 1947.
36 Planetary Combinations and 5 Aspects
Bradley would then consider every relation that these nine planets were forming with each other - yielding a total of 36 (8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 +1 =36) planetary combinations.
What is a relation between two planets ? In astronomy and astrology the planets are mapped on a circle of 360 degrees. If you divide this circle into equal parts you get harmonic divisions. I.e. a division of 4 yields 90 (360/4) degrees, a division of 3 yields 120 (360/3) degrees. Thus if two planets are either 90 or 120 degrees apart, they form a relation with each other. In astrology these relations are called "aspects".
Bradley employed the circle divisions of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 for his formula, leading to aspects of 360, 180, 120, 90 and 60 degrees respectively. Bradley did not include the division of 5 in his formula since the result 72 (360/5) is not a multiple of 10. In fact by choosing only these 5 aspects Bradley was in good company.
Already in the years 100 - 178 AD, Claudius Ptolomaeus of Alexandria was the foremost and respected astronomer of his time. He wrote a famous book called "Tetrabiblos" in which he summarized the astrological findings of the old Chaldeans and stated the importance of these five aspects. So it happened that up to this date - the five aspects that Bradley used in his formula - are known as the "Ptolemy" aspects.
Weighing 180 events as positive or negative
Combining 36 combinations with 5 aspects yields a total of 180 (5*36) planetary events that comprise the Bradley formula. For each of these Bradley would use a wide orb of 15 degrees, but he would assign the greatest weights to those planetary pairs that were making exact aspects to each other.
Simply spoken, if there are many planets making exact aspects at the same time - the Bradley Indicator will reach a peak and a turning point in the stock market is indicated.
This is however not exactly true. Building on the theory of the musical scale and on the old astrological scriptures of Ptolomaeus and other famous astrologers, Bradley would classify some aspects as positive and other aspects as negative. All 60 and 120 aspects received positive weights and all 90 and 180 aspects received negative weights. Concerning the remaining 36 conjunctions Bradley classified each of them individually as either positive or negative. All conjunctions formed by Mars and Saturn received negative weights, because Mars and Saturn were traditionally considered the malefic planets according to the ancient scriptures. Most of the conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter received positive weights since these two planets were the traditional beneficiaries. The remaining conjunctions Bradley rated as either positive or negative according to his testing of the stock market at that time.
Rising to Fame
By constantly weighing 182 (Bradley also added the declinations of Venus and Mars into his final formula) planetary combinations in that manner Bradley hoped that his Siderograph would turn positive as stock prices rise and turn negative as stock prices fall. After more than 50 years of data we know that his happened some of the time, but not most of the time. However the turns indicated in the Bradley formula have coincided with stock market turns in such a regular fashion and with such an amazing accuracy that the Bradley indicator has reached fame and widespread acclaim beyond the narrow borders of financial astrology.
THE BRADLEY IS A MEASURE OF PLANETARY GEOMETRY
Why does the Bradley work ? Because it is a mathematical and hence objective measure of planetary geometry. Let me explain this. The Bradley will reach a turning point if many of the 180 planetary aspects are becoming exact at the same time. I have convinced myself that neutralizing the effects of the Venus and Mars declinations will NOT change the turning points in the Bradley formula, although this will alter the SHAPE of the Siderograph.
Strictly spoken the Bradley will reach a high if many trines (120) and sextiles (60) and some conjunctions (0) become exact at the same time and will reach a low if many oppositions (180) and squares (90) and some conjunctions become exact at the same time. However many aspects becoming exact at the same time will always tend to create a special form of planetary geometry. And that is why the Bradley indicator is a mathematical measure of planetary geometry and the success of the Bradley proves that planetary geometry works in forecasting turns in the stock market.
Even if the Bradley has a great record of signaling long term stock market turns, at certain times it has failed completely to signal an important turn. Why ? Because sometimes the positive and negative weights in the Bradley formula will cancel each other out and the Bradley will NOT indicate a turn, even if the geometry of the planets would indicate otherwise.
I hope that you have gained some unique insides into the workings of the Bradley as I have had my reward from preparing the above. It was my objective to demonstrate that the Bradley is a purely astrological indicator and that it is based on an ancient branch of astrology that is best suited to forecast turns in the stock market and other financial markets.
THE MOST ACCURATE BRADLEY AND EXCLUSIVE PROPRIETARY VARIATIONS - NOW ONLY AT ROSECAST
Below I have inserted a detailed Bradley with detailed turning dates for the year 2004. I believe this to be the most accurate Bradley you can find anywhere.
In 2004 17 out of the 21 turning dates indicated below by the Bradley have coincided with important swing dates with an accuracy of 1 trading day plus or minus. This is a very remarkable result.
The original Bradley curve for 2005 with the turning points optimized (sometimes the calculation of the Bradley gives a choice of two dates) by Markus Rose you can find ONLY in the Rosecast subscriber area.
Also ONLY in the subscriber area you find the exclusive proprietary variations by Markus Rose of the original Bradley formula leading to a different curve and different dates. The proprietary variations have been optimized by Markus Rose to fit his unique understanding of planetary geometry. If these coincide with the regular Bradley, the probability of a turn is particularly large.
Further you can find ONLY in the subscriber area a detailed helio model 2005 with some proprietary variations and finally a ranking of Bradley turns 2005 as indicated by all models (original and proprietary combined).
ROSECAST NOW RANKED #1
In the last free newsletter I stated that the Rosecast newsletter service has been ranked the number 2 performing stock market timer of the year 2004 (1/1/2004 - 31/12/2004) by independent rating agency Timer Digest based on its SHORT and LONG signals of the S&P 500 during the year 2004. How has Rosecast performed since then ? Has Rosecast maintained its top ranking ?
Well I am proud to announce that last Friday - for the first time ever - Rosecast has taken the number 1 position among all newsletter writers and timing models in the important yearly S&P 500 Timer Digest ranking (period of 2/25/2004 - 2/25/2005) as evidenced by their weekly subscriber hotline. On March 2 and 5 (most recent hotline updates) Rosecast has still been ranked # 1.
In the next Rosecast newsletter I will talk about planetary stations and explain how these powerful indicators connect to the study of planetary geometry.