Planetary lines
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The position of planets moving along the Ecliptic as seen from the Earth is measured in degrees of longitude on a scale from 0 to 360° Through harmonic multiples of such scales planetary prices can be derived and planetary lines can be drawn describing the movement of planets along the ecliptic through time. Choosing the proper multiples it is possible to compare stock prices with planetary prices, although the concept may sound difficult to be grasped and the reason to compare planetary prices with stock prices may seem hard to be understood, it can be shown that very often, choosing the proper harmonic multiples, stock prices seem to resonate when crossing planetary prices. This, in short is the concept behind drawing planetary lines on stock charts. The first man to have this intuition was W.D. Gann, now planetary trading lines are a fundamental tool for any serious astro researcher or astro traders. They can be drawn on daily and intrady charts and with some experience thay can help the expert astro trader in his timing decision.

To get a potential price target W. D. Gann would find a planets longitude somewhere in the 360 degrees of sky that we can see from earth. It was his belief that the planets controlled both time and price. He would locate the planets position in an ephemeris, which is an astrological almanac that lists the planets positions on any day and he would say that one degree of the zodiac is equal to 1 cent or 1 dollar of price.
So any planet sitting at one degree of the zodiac is also at 1 cent or 1 dollar of price. Two degrees would be 2 cents or 2 dollars until you reach 360 degrees. What then happens is that if you have a price higher than 360 cents or dollars you go to the next level of the circle until you get a price match.
One degree is the same as 1 cent, 361 cents, 721 cents (360x2+1) or 1081 cents or dollars (360x3+1). Two degrees is the same as 362 cents, 722 cents (360x2+2) or 1082 cents or dollars (360x3+2).

W. D. Gann also took the average of the planets and converted them to a single degree.
For example we have two planets one of them is at 90 degrees and the other is at 180. So 90+180=270 divided by 2 equals 135 degrees, cents or dollars. Gann would do this with various planet combinations.
One of them using five planets he called MOVE which stands for Mean of Five and COE, which stands for, Circle of eight when using eight planets The MOF is the longitude of Jupiter+Saturn+Uranus+Neptune+Pluto divided by 5. The COE is Mercury+Venus+Mars+Jupiter+Saturn+Uranus+ Neptune+Pluto divided by 8 Gann used also the Average of 6 planets both Heliocentric & Geocentric Mars to Pluto and he used the Heliocentric Average of Jupiter+Saturn+Uranus+Neptune.

In the following example Gann is using actual price and making that a degree of the zodiac. Gann writes, Using a scale of 1 point to 1 degree a price of 8729 = 29 degrees Gemini.

To get that number divide 8729 by 360 (because 360 is one complete circle and you are trying to reduce the price so that it can fit on to a circle) 8729 can be divided by 360 24.2472 times. So we are not worried about the 24 times only what's left over and will fit on to a circle, 360 x 24 = 8640. 8729 - 8640 = 89. So this is 89 degrees of a circle, which is 29 degrees Gemini on the zodiac wheel.
The question of whether the positions and geometries of the planets of our solar system affect market action has been a long and hotly debated issue.
My methodology involves a constant survey of price vs. harmonic positions of the planets in the system. I do this simply by converting planetary positions into price, and noting the points in price where planetary geometries occur. As these geometries approach, the plotted positions of the planets involved approach one another in price (plotted in line format), thus creating an energetic price level. Oftentimes, a market will approach the position of the planetary geometry and respond to that price level with precision, creating a reversal. As I have become more and more familiar with the price patterns associated with market reactions to planetary harmonics, I have learned that the market is in a constant state of action and reaction to these price levels as they form and dissipate. The patterns can be related to those found in fractal geometry, which resembles a random walk until closely inspected. Indeed, the market is constantly expanding and contracting within the confines of the price-energy created by the planets, and this occurs on all time frames simultaneously, from a one-minute to a yearly basis.
In order to understand the concept of planetary harmonics, one must first understand the basic concept of the conversion of planetary position to price. This is a simple concept, and when plotted in price creates a system of "planetary lines".

Planetary Lines is the term we use to describe the method we use to convert planetary energy into price. A planetary line is basically the position of a planet (in longitude) converted into price. The conversion is really quite simple. If a planet, for example, is at a longitude of 187 degrees on the wheel of 360 degrees (using 0 degrees Aries as the starting point), that would be equal to 1.87, 18.7, 187, 1870, 18700, etc., depending on the price of the market you are looking at. For stocks trading in the 10-100 dollar range, I assign a conversion value of 1 degree = .10 dollars, or 10 cents. For stocks trading above $100, I switch to a conversion value of 1 degree = $1.00. For a market trading in the 1000's, the value would switch to 1 degree = 10.00. 
Sometimes, a stock may be oscillating back and forth across 100 dollars, or an index oscillating across the 1000, or even 10000 level. When this occurs, I use the latest closing price to define the conversion value. In actuality, there is a condition I refer to as a "beta-shift" that occurs around these levels, where price will temporarily respond to the conversion factors of the two different calculations, and it is usually not until the price moves above the 150-180 area (or 1.50-1.80, 1500-1800, 15000-18000 etc.) that price begins to respond specifically to the new conversion value. This is a more advanced concept, and we will not dwell on it here. 
I use the positions of all of the planets, and the Sun, and also the position of the Moon's Node (the point where the Moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic). I use the position on the Moon's Node simply because it is a very powerful point in space, and we do indeed find many major reversal which are associated with aspects of the planets to the position of the Moon's Node, one of which will be used as an example in this article.
A conjunction occurs when two elements are located visually at the same point in the sky (i.e. the same longitude). We are all familiar with a Solar Eclipse, which occurs when the Moon and the Sun are in conjunction, and have the same declination (declination is latitude position, or distance above or below the plane of the ecliptic). In short, a conjunction between two planets, or a planet and the Moon's Node, is the most powerful geometric relationship that can be produced. It can be said that conjunctions are responsible for a majority of major market reversals.
Now, you might ask, if the planet's positions are plotted from 0 to 360 degrees, and 1 degree = 10 cents, then how can a planet's position be plotted above $36.00? We simply add 360 degrees to the position to get to the higher levels. This is just simple math. As an analogy, you might remember the chess board that Captain Kirk and Spock used in Star Trek. It had many transparent levels of play. This is much the same concept, the planets play on many different wheels simultaneously, each representing a higher multiple of 360.
It would be easier if all stocks and other markets traded constantly between 0 and 36 dollars, but they don't, so we had to formulate this simple translation. Like many simple ideas, the proof is in the pudding, and in this case, the simple answer works. In this way, position can be translated to price at any level. Here's another example. If we have an aspect that occurs at 187 degrees on the wheel, that would equal 18.70. You would find higher aspect points in price at 18.70 + 36.00 = 54.70, and the next at 18.70 + 36.00 + 36.00 = 90.70, and the next at 18.70 + 36.00 + 36.00 + 36.00 = 126.70. 
The next convention that we need to explain is the concept of "Mirror Lines". We were musing about the fact that markets in uptrend usually follow the trajectory of a particular planetary line. But what about markets in downtrend. How could we define these trends when all planetary lines move upward? The answer, again, was simple. We simply inverted the positions of the planets across the 0 line to create downward moving lines. Here's how it works:

If a planet is at 187 degrees on the wheel, it's Mirror is at 360 – 187 = 173.
A planet at 98 degrees would have a mirror position of 360 – 98 = 262.

In this way, as a planet moves forward one degree of longitude, its mirror moves backward 1 degree, and the plotted line "mirrors" the actual plotted position of the planet.
ASPECTS AND HARMONICS
A geometric relationship between two planets is called an "aspect", and when we refer to Harmonics, we are talking about aspects. The concept of planetary lines will allow you to see not only conjunctions, but any aspect between two or more planetary elements converted to price. We do this by looking at harmonic divisions of a planet's position, and plotting those harmonic divisions in price. We have already explained how to convert a planet's position to price, and this allows you to plot the positions of one or more planets on a price chart, and to visually see the points where those planet's paths intersect. These points of intersection are the points where the planets you are viewing are in conjunction with one another. This is an aspect on the first harmonic. The first harmonic is simply 360 / 1, which is equal to 360. When you view a planet with the setting of 360, you are viewing it's ACTUAL position on the wheel from 0 to 360 degrees. Moving inward through the divisions of the wheel:
The second harmonic is 360 / 2 = 180.
The third harmonic is 360 / 3 = 120.
The fourth harmonic is 360 / 4 = 90.
Most major reversals can be attributed to one of the first four harmonics. Planets make conjunctions to one another only seldomly. However, they also make other important aspects to one another on a more regular basis. The most important of these aspects are: 
The opposition: This is where two planets are directly opposite to one another on the wheel. If two planets are in opposition geocentrically, they are located on either side of the earth out in space. This is a second harmonic aspect.
The trine: This is where two planets are located 120 degrees from one another on the wheel, creating a triangle pattern. This is a third harmonic aspect.
The square: This is where two planets are located 90 degrees from one another on the wheel, creating a square pattern. This is a fourth harmonic aspect.

Once you understand the correlation between aspects and harmonics, you can jump to the next step of harmonic price analysis, which is finding the price points that relate to aspects other than conjunctions. I will explain briefly. If we want to find the second harmonic position of a planet in price, we can simply divide the distance between the planetary price lines by 2. In effect, we are adding 180 degrees to the planet's position to get the position of that planet on the opposite side of the wheel.
Price often expands harmonically, and by understanding the nature of the geometry of the system and applying that knowledge to price action, we are able to glean some very useful information from price action. This knowledge creates many opportunities for profitable trades. For my own trading system, I use an advanced system of analysis that includes overlaying many harmonic planetary systems onto each price chart to determine the trend. I also use the analysis of the birth (incorporation) charts of different companies to project whether a particular company has positive or negative influence. I then combine all of these tools with tested technical systems to monitor my trades. This rigorous approach to the market has paid off with steady returns over the years, and my methods continue to be fine-tuned through practice. To this date, I have not found a more precise method of price analysis than planetary price harmonics. Further, I believe that this type of analysis will ultimately be accepted by the entire trading community as a valid measure of price action.