To achieve the results Gann achieved, we must use planets and natural phenomena. It's not my aim to teach basics of astrology and astronomy because the information is available abundantly on the internet.
The Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (Satan), Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Moon’s Nodes are considered large planets. The Moon, Mercury and Venus are considered small planets. In other words, outer planets are considered large because of their position in our solar system. The Sun is considered large for obvious reasons. The Moon’s Node is large because of its proven long-term effects. The Moon’s position is generally considered with respect to the Sun, that is, lunations and eclipses, both solar and lunar. Additionally, the Moon’s conjunction with other planets particularly, its Node, Jupiter and Saturn is very valuable in timing the events to the day. Ascendant can be used to arrive at the hour and minute.
Timing the Events
Time is calculated by angles caused by transit planets to natal planets, and transit planets to other transit planets. ONLY THIS IS THE NATURAL SYSTEM. Everything else is calculated and manmade. Other systems such primary directions, secondary directions, dashas etc. don’t work consistently enough to make a bet on the markets. These systems exist because astrologers have been using these on humans in the name of general trends where there is lot of discretion as to how an event transpires and how that person takes it. Similarly, houses other than natural signs (even the division into 12 is somewhat questionable) don’t seem to have much value because of arbitrariness of the prevalent systems and people are also born near the earth’s poles. Markets are totally black and white and require much higher standard. We cannot argue with numbers. If a stock increases or decreases in value, we cannot argue with its direction or amplitude of the change. There is no discretion whatsoever.
Mundane phenomena are the primary consideration in market turns. They can be
(i) Eclipses – solar or lunar, New Moon or Full Moon
(ii) 360 circle harmonic aspects between/among 2 or more planets including the Sun, the Moon and the Moon’s node
(iii) Sign change by a planet (Please see March 2003 low and Uranus sign change)
(iv) Motion change by a planet, that is, from direct to retrograde and vice versa.
The trickiest part is to know how these work and when the change is significant. At important highs and lows, there are many planets and many aspects involved. Also, one or more of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are involved. Generally, one or more of the large planets is/are also hovering over a natal position or in square or trine aspect to a natal position. I have seen naïve people wait for a long time for a large cycle to come and when the cycle comes, the amplitude of the move is insufficient to even take a trade let alone compensate for the wait.
Cycles and their repetition – Certain conditions must be met
Cycles repeat and important events happen when certain conditions are met. In one of Gann’s coffee charts, he shows Mars Heliocentric cycle repetition at 2 positions - 31.5 degree (1.5 degree Taurus) and 182 degree (2 degree Libra). My Mars cycle at 2 degrees Taurus has been associated with many important events such as getting a job, losing a job, purchasing a house etc.
DJIA Uranus Jupiter example:
September 3, 1929 - Uranus Jupiter angle was 64 (square of 8)
July 9, 1932 - Uranus Jupiter angle was 120 (Trine)
January 1973 - The angle was 90 (Square)
January 2000 - The angle was 289 (Square of 17)
October 2002 - The angle was 169 (Square of 13)
October 2007 - The angle was 90
February 2016 - The angle was 154
October 2018 - The angle was 202.5... and there are many more examples of this cycle and DJIA
In May Coffee Santos D letter dated March 20, 1954, Gann advises taking averages of planetary positions to arrive at price levels. They also work beautifully. Examples:
(i) Nasdaq Composite Low on October 9, 2002 was 1109.64. Jupiter was 13.6 degree Leo and Saturn was 29 degree Gemini. Average of 133.6 and 89 is 111.3 or 1113 - a difference of just 3 points.
(ii) March 9, 2009 Low 1265.52. Jupiter was at 314.3, Saturn at 168.4, and Pluto at 273.1. Average of the planets was 2519.33. Half of the average was 1259.67, just off by 6 points. From Gematria perspective, 2519 and 1259 are the same thing.
Gann advised us to use natural horoscope and expect changes when there was activity in sensitive areas.
Nasdaq Composite low in October 2002 occurred when the Moon’s node was at 71 degree (11 Gemini) or 289 (17 x 17) (360-71) degree from the zero Aries. If you are thinking I am trying to make up the stuff, don’t forget that the Node moves backwards! Of course, it is also close to 72 or 288 degree.
Nasdaq Composite Low on March 9, 2009 when Saturn was at 18.4 Virgo or 169 (13 x 13) degree. Saturn had moved 125 - 126 degree to give a low of 1265.52 from the high of 5132.52 in March 2000. 125 is cube of 5 and 5 squares of 5. Price was exactly at 1 x 1 angle from the high. How much more precise can you get? Jupiter was also close to 315 degree or 15 Aquarius.
DJIA high in January 2000 occurred when Uranus was at 315 degree or 15 Aquarius. October 2007 high occurred when Jupiter was close to 256 degree or 16 Sagittarius. Going back, the July 1932 low occurred when Jupiter was at 143 degree or 23 Leo, very close to 144 (12 x 12 and 72 x 2)…and many more.