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MyLuckyTimes uses mathematics to measure the F.O.R.C.E. of the Solar System as applied to individuals.  We use a version of a computer model that has been developed over the last 30 years.  The focus of the computer model was to do stock trading. For MyLuckyTimes we have turned the power of our million lines of code to help folks use the Force to be the winners they are. F.O.R.C.E. stands for Frequent Orbital Reations' Calculated Energy model (FORCE)

Stockpro Technologies, Ltd. has, over the last 30 years developed a stock-trading model based upon planetary relationships with a 70% winning documented track record.

I am sharing below some of the cool things from the last 30 years of work.  It was a long journey to move from the interpretive world of Astrology to a mathematical model based on physics. There is a bit of heavy discussion regarding Astrology, charts, transits (planetary relationships), but the journey has encountered numerous disciplines and what is below is just to provide just a few insights as to what happened over 30 years. The end result is MyLuckyTimes and the sister site MyLifeRhythms now can provide individuals with accurate decision support tools to take actions when the FORCE is with them or  chill out when it is against them.

Here are some first conclusions from the first few years of effort:

"Human predictive astrology will never be a science"

This is because of free will. Your astrologer can name 1000 manifestations for you when reading a Transit to Radix event (a planet in the sky making a positive or negative relationship to a planet in your chart). If an astrologer tells you to watch out for red cars next week, you can be mindful when you are driving, or, stay home all week, or go back to the astrologer and tell them they are full of hooey since there were no red cars in your life that week. Your right to stay at home is free will. If you talk with scientists, the observer (you) becomes part of the observed (your experience).

This does not mean that human predictive astrology is worthless. A transit is when two planets make an angular alignment to each other. When the planets make alignments to each other in the Sky, they are called Transit to Transit (T2T); and when Sky planets make angular relationships to the planets in your chart they are called Transit to Radix ( T2R). Some types T2T and T2R events are positive, some are negative.  If you pay attention to the T2T or T2R events, you know when to duck. Applying astrology to the human experience is a roadmap. Knowing when to retreat energetically, or push your agenda is the key. Though you can have a roadmap, your free will dictates the outcome. If you are mindful of when events are occurring you can put yourself in the right place at the right time for positive outcomes.

"The sky rules"

The events that are going on in the sky, Transit-to-Transit (T2T) dictate all humans at the same time. We all go up a terrorist alert level when there is a Jupiter (Expansion) Opposite Neptune (Fear) - (Jupiter 180 degrees apart from Neptune) in the sky. Then the terrorist alert level goes back down once it passes. In our family, the young ones learn early when it is a “feet on the ground day”. Meaning, a bad sky day is not the day to go up high on the swing set.

The combinations of what is occurring in the sky (T2T) and what is occurring at the same time in your personal chart (T2R) generally determines the disposition of your day, week, or month.  If in your personal chart you have supportive aspects occurring during a “bad sky” you will not find yourself absorbed by the energy and will probably slide through without physical, psychological or emotional distress. If your chart has negative aspects occurring and the sky is also negative, it is the time in your life to retreat and save your energy. Taking this to the extreme condition, if a negative event T2T in the sky occurs, and at the same time the same event, same planets involved, are negatively aligning to planets in your chart T2R, then STAY IN BED. This is called a lock and load. The planets are locking up in the sky and dumping their load on you. Conversely, if you flip the scenario around and get a lock and load on the positive track, then those are the days you find $5 on the ground or even, pray tell, win the lottery. All told, what occurs in the sky is representative of the energy of the day. No matter who you are, the sky rules.

"Timing is all"

If you want to play with the planets and stocks, all that matters is what is going on only during the hours the New York Stock Exchange is open. No more (after the bell), no less (before the bell). The game of making money on the market is cut throat. You may read countless theories on astrology and finance about new moons, full moons, use of IPO dates, etc. But, if you do not bring your ‘A’ game when the bell rings at the market open, you will lose. In our case, we bring our thermonuclear mathematics of the Force. If your attitude is not to put them in a corner and step on them, do not play. The timing of when to lay real money down on the table, is not just everything, timing is all. 

"Causality"

It is not because the planets are "doing something” to you as many a Greek epic character believes. It boils down to universal quantum interconnectedness. You show me an event on Earth (your last traffic ticket), and I can show you a representative planetary alignment either T2T or T2R. It is not cause and effect. The old astrology adage of “as above, so below” could not be more emphatically stated. We are a part of nature, immersed with every breath; the more you can tune into it, the better the outcomes of your daily life. There is no cause and effect, it is all one big machine and you’re a single source of energy in it.

"Baseball"

There were folks in the financial Astrology space during the early part of the development process, but applying their concepts did not prove out. Claims of exorbitant profits were unrepeatable. Since we knew human free will would never allow Astrology to become a science, if we could measure the human experience by isolating free will, I may be able to see if astrology really works. I had to find a basis from which to extrapolate results that we could apply towards stocks. Countless studies have been done regarding astrology examinations of individuals and groups of individuals, but we needed a performance basis of measure, not more free will theory. 

Try sports.

After the two years with the astrologer, I moved to Texas in 1983, momentarily putting the planet-to-stock correlation project on hold. When in Texas, my future brother-in-law was all a swirl about baseball cards. Being an entrepreneur I got a hold of some San Francisco (SF) Bay Area team cards cheap and planned to take them with me on a trip back home to the Bay Area and make a couple of bucks on the difference in Texas prices for SF Giants versus SF prices. As you can imagine, no one in Texas gave a crap about SF Giants baseball cards. On that trip back to the West Coast in late 1983, I ran into my astrologer and showed him the cards. His first comment was “ Stephen, look on the back, here is their birth date. Don’t buy anyone's card unless you have run their chart!”  What I didn’t know at that time was that one comment turned into years of work and money around baseball cards, plus cracking the code of astrology.

What does baseball have to do with the elimination of free will?  A baseball player takes an average of 600 at-bats during a 162 game season, or else is sitting down due to injury or poor performance. Batting statistics of players have large historically accurate records, so the human experience of baseball hitting gives one a large sample size with the ability to isolate individual players in an isolated context called the batting box. The batter has free will to swing or not swing at a pitch, but the aggregate concept of free will is removed since he is in the batting box. Thus you get a large population sample size, hundreds of thousands of events, and isolation of measurement. Ergo, a scientist’s wet dream.

So, what would happen if you ran thousands of baseball players through a defined astrological analysis? You end up with a scientific approach to study of Astrology.  The questions abounded. Was there a magic set of Transit to Radix, T2R, relationships that made a “great” year for a player? Was there a specific construct of a ball players Natal chart  (Radix to Radix, how the planets within the chart aligned to each other) that assured success? The analysis journey began.

It is best to describe this using a simple experiment. Take two players with similar great Transit to Radix events. With all else being equal, why did one player hit over 35 home runs and obtain a batting average of .333 for the season while the other player hit 9 home runs and batted just above the Mendoza batting average of .211? For you non-baseball fans, the Mendoza line is an expression in baseball in the United States, derived from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. The cutoff point is most often said to be a .200 batting average and, when a position player’s batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be “below the Mendoza Line."

The first analyses centered on the concept of inspecting the natal chart to determine if one could see what made up a good baseball player. Over 3000 baseball player charts were thrown into the analysis. In the research, we found when analyzing players from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the charts of the Hall of Fame players had chart constructs very much along the lines of today’s football players. Rough and tumble chart construction and lot of Mars and Saturn dominant energy. Meaning, one would find supportive Radix to Radix, R2R, positive planet to planet relationships involving the ball players Mars and Saturn. Also, for competitive sports athletes, a well-positioned Jupiter is an essential ingredient in the subjects Natal chart. Well-positioned means that the Jupiter has either a dominant placement, or has harmonious angular relationships (aspects) to other planets in the chart. Jupiter rules sports.

Starting in the 1940, Stan Musial’s chart can be used as a great example of the change from rough and tumble to the start of the “thinking man’s” game era. The players needed to use their intellect in executing their actions based upon the situation on the field. Sliding into base “cleats up” with intent to harm a la Ty Cobb style of the 20’s and 30’s was banned. They had to start using their head to play and make decisions like “Do I bunt, Do I take the pitches, Do I swing away”. The successful player of the 1940’s - 1960’s era had well supported (aspected) Mercury placements in their charts, as well as solid Jupiter R2R relationships as mentioned above. Mercury rules thinking.

As we progressed to the 70’s and 80’s, premium players’ charts continued to evolve to contain strength in levels of intuition. By evolve, I mean that different planetary R2R relationships become more dominant. The planet Neptune signifies the intuitive nature of ourselves. With the advancement of training and conditioning, baseball pitchers have developed the ability to pitch in the 90-plus miles per hour range. Hitters do not have time to ‘think’ about it at those speeds; they have to guess, intuit, and react. A great illustration of Neptune influence was the 59 consecutive innings of shutout pitching done by Orel Hershiser in 1988. When you examine how Neptune was a dominant T2R  (Sky to natal planet) event for his chart during that unbelievable run, you could tell as you watched his performance, he intuitively knew what the batter was thinking and would select pitches accordingly.

As of this writing, not only do the charts of the star players remain intuitive in nature, they also have key positive Radix to Radix aspects for dealing with money. In this day and age, you have to be able to handle the money to play at the professional level in baseball. This means to be a successful natal chart for a ball player today requires great Venus to Pluto aspects. Venus is the ruler of money, and Pluto, the signifier of deep power.  Yup, our hearts really bleed for those poor millionaire babies. 

The first attempt was to review the R2R composite picture and see if this examination could result in determining great players. After inspecting over 3000 ball players natal charts, the conclusion was that you couldn’t just look at a chart and identify a great ball player. A basic conclusion about chart examination is that we are all made of the same stuff, we all have the same planets, signs and houses in our charts, but it's the configuration that makes you as unique as your thumb print. But, you could not buy and sell baseball cards based upon the natal chart analysis.

The second analysis then began by looking at the events that were taking place from the sky to the chart, Transit to Radix, T2R, during the baseball season.

So what happens when you go through over 5000 charts of baseball players using 100 years of historical statistics?  You learn stuff. And with a little luck, you uncover some keys.

Here is an oversimplified example. You have two players, Player A and Player B. They both have Saturn trine the Sun meaning that Saturn in the sky is forming a 120 degree Transit to Radix, T2R, in relationship to the Natal Sun of each player chart. This Transit, as it's called, lasts between 7 and 14 days on average. For the sake of argument, and all else is being equal, neither player has any other major Transits going on during that period, (for you physicists out there, isolate the event).  Player A hits 10 home runs and Player B hits 5 during that two-week period. For you baseball fans yes, we know that is a good clip for either player, and that is the point. Each player did well during the transit interval in question, but Player A did 100% better. Why? Well that was the million-dollar question. To get the answer we had to dig. There were two approaches taken. The first was benign, the second struck gold.

Approach one was to see how well the Radix planet was supported, in this case to the Sun. We researched to see if the Sun had a positive angular relationship with the other Radix planets that would reflect support to the Sun. This approach attempted to see if Player A had a better alignment of planets within his chart supporting his Sun over Player B. This concept did not hold true. In too many instances, across tens of thousands of observations, the concept of a well supported Radix planet being hit (transited) over a less supported Radix planet did not statistically support the analytical option.

Approach number two took some deep thinking. Since the first approach did not produce statistical significance, we challenged ourselves by asking what other information did we have within a natal chart that could be evaluated. After dismissing several theories, we started looking to see if the concept of Rulership had any merit.

A primary astrological theory is that one or more planets rule each Sign. Each planet is a symbolic ruler of one (or two) Zodiac signs, and this helps to understand another dimension of that Sign. The planetary ruler goes along with the Sign and House when you're trying to intuit the essence of a planet's position in a chart. These associations were grandly thought out during astrology's hay day in Greece, and came from observations of human behavior. In our example, the Sun is the Ruler of the Sign of Leo. What we found when we counted the planets in the Sign that is ruled by the planet being ‘hit’, the Radix planet, was consistent results of how to explain the performance between the two players. Quite simple, but profound.

In our example, Player A had 4 planets in Leo and Player B had none. So that meant by hitting (Transit to Radix, T/R) Player A’s Sun, it reverberated or actualized 5 planets in his chart (Sun plus the 4 planets he had in the Sign of Leo) and for Player B it only actualized 1 planet (Sun plus 0 since he had no planets in the Sign of Leo). When we have the condition of a persons Sun being transited, the magnitude of the impact for that individual directly relates to the number of planets the individual has in the Sign of Leo.

So we have a transiting planet (X), a natal planet (Y) and now we have the magnitude of impact of X to Y which equals Z. The Z factor allows us to understand the depth of the impact and takes us away from the conventional two dimensional analytical perspectives. For all you astrologers out there, change your thinking when evaluating a client’s chart.

Also, when you are evaluating sky events, Transit to Transit, (T2T), the magnitude of the event is also dictated by the Rulership theorem. This explains why some sky events are stronger at times when they occur.

Without going into tedious proof of the theorem, suffice it to say if you construct and analyze the T2R events of all of the MVP’s since the award was given out, you will find the proof of this theory. The ball player who cracked the code of Astrology giving us Z was Lou Pinnella. In 1969, Lou had Pluto squaring his Saturn (Death challenge Structure) and Saturn squaring his Pluto (Structure challenge Death) through the whole baseball season. By conventional wisdom of western astrology, he should have hurt his back and died on the operating table. But what no one would obscurely see is that he had no natal planets in the two Signs ruled by those planets, Scorpio (Pluto) or Capricorn (Saturn). So this meant those transits did not reverberate in his chart dramatically. But, what he did have was an striking Uranus T2R event that lasted for most of the season. Based on the earths perspective and when observing planet speeds, at times, planets appear to speed up or  stall out in the sky. During the summer of 1969 Lou had a perfect trine (120 degrees) of Uranus to  his Mercury (T2R) in Capricorn. The Z he had given his 4 planets in Gemini and 3 planets in Virgo both Signs ruled by Mercury, was amazing. Lou had 8 planets (his Mercury and 7 Z planets) being actualized by the Uranus trine. MVP season. Bingo! This discovery of Z was repeatable throughout thousands of baseball player charts and their subsequent performance during each T2R transits during the seasons observed.

So, now we have Z. What should we do? Well, let’s buy and sell baseball cards based upon this knowledge. From 1984 until 1991 a solid little cottage industry flourished in Texas and California buying those rookie cards for a dime at the beginning of the season and selling them for a buck at the end of the season. In fact, from 1988 through 1991, via a national newsletter produced called Astro Sporting News, the Rookies of the Year were accurately predicted for both leagues before the all-star break, every year.

Making predictions in baseball cards was easy. Dealing with inventory is another matter. If you are a General Manager of a baseball team, you may want to consider knowing which players to play. You could send guys up and down to the minors every day so that the 25 folks you have available at game time each day have the strongest Transits going. It is taking the concept of Moneyball to the maximum. Thus, during the late 80’s we were just sitting by the phone, waiting for the call.

Now, before anyone goes off and thinks Z is the Rosetta stone a little disclaimer is in order. All natal chart constructs of humans have unique factors. As they say in astrology “We are all made of the same stuff, but we are as unique as our fingerprint."  If a persons ‘chart’ contains angular relationships that are detrimental, then those personal challenges they have “living in their own skin” are not changed due to the Z factor. The Z factor should only be considered an element of a ‘raw power.’ If a person has a personal hardship of a negatively aspected Sun, then they most likely are not going hit 5 home runs regardless of Z. Z is just another layer of the puzzle, and it only represents the magnitude of impact. In a negative Transit, think of it as the difference between a bruised shin (no Z) and a broken bone (a lot of Z).

To play the game of Z factor, Table 1 reflects the planet-to-sign Rulership relationship used. You will notice Chiron in this chart. Chiron is extremely important.

Table 1- Planet to sign Rulership

             Planet                              Sign Rulership

Sun

Leo

Moon

Cancer

Mercury

Gemini & Virgo

Venus

Taurus

Mars

Aries

Jupiter

Sagittarius

Saturn

Capricorn

Chiron

Libra

Uranus

Aquarius

Neptune

Pisces

Pluto

Scorpio

 

Note in Table 1 that Chiron is expressed as the ruler of Libra and Venus is kicked out of the dual Rulership of Taurus and Libra that it has held for thousands of years. It would take another book yet to be written to describe the research done on Chiron and this determination, but for now, trust me. I understand that the above statements regarding Chiron as to its importance and Rulership are argumentative by the Astrology community, but if they conducted the research over thousands of charts over 100 years, the empirical evidence will win them over to this new line of thinking.

The discovery of Z is just one of the key changes to the practice of Astrology that should be considered. The years of effort may also help how baseball players should best be utilized.

"First Models – Fat Boy and Little Man"

I moved back to California in 1989 and brought a truck load of baseball cards with me. But, the baseball card market was saturated by 1990 so it was time to get out of the market.

Sitting in the garage (yup, all success stories contain a garage) it was decided to take the success of baseball card trading and go back to the stock research project.

Using the knowledge of Z, plus a few other tidbits collected along the way, I began running the charts of companies based upon the incorporation date from a set of Moody’s books that had been purchased. I used a subscription to Value Line to gain historical stock prices. Over the next year, endless printouts were generated, burning up a couple of matrix printers in the process, but a repeatable process remained elusive.

In 1991, with the baseball card business now sold off, employment was required to keep the quest going.

Financial business systems consulting was my forte, and, after a stint at NASA, it resulted in landing a gig at Fireman’s Fund Insurance doing business systems work for the Chief Financial Officer. My boss "John," who was a SAS programmer par excellence, and I began dialoguing about my intellectual pursuit of associating planets to stocks. At one point my boss said, “We could program your mind.”  We huddled in conference rooms for endless hours until we left Fireman’s Fund to set up shop to begin programming.

We rented a 10'x12' office space in downtown Petaluma above a bookstore. We went to Home Depot and bought ourselves 4'x8' sheets of writable bathroom shower siding which makes great whiteboards, and proceeded to put the theory to reality using an IBM 386 computer and SAS. Working with John was just amazing. I would stand at the 'whiteboard', talk in Boolean Logic and John would simultaneously code as I spoke. That is what rapid development really is; theory to code, live, real time. We first needed a way to validate the chart of a company by comparing it to the stock price history. We named our validation program "Fat Boy", and "Little Man" was the name of our future forecasting program. The references from the first two atomic bombs was apropos since we knew we were dealing with thermonuclear concepts.

It is a unique experience when you start coding a model about a subject that has never before been developed. You have to come up with terms for program modules,  so you make up names, steal metaphors, and generally drive yourself nuts. Our modality became like the way Benjamin Franklin worked. We would work for 14 hours, sleep for 4, start again, day or night, somewhat dismissing a normal way of life. You are so involved in thought, your real life begins to be affected. For example, John and I at one time were building a program called Quasar. I do not even remember the theory we were testing at that time, but it was during that program development we got a new puppy in the house. Dog was named Quasar. You’re immersed.

"The Awakening. It’s physics stupid"

You go through life with your thoughts of how things are, and then you hit a brick wall in your thinking.  When we sat down to start programming, the computer said, “Ok, if you’re so smart, how much is Pluto worth mathematically?”

This was the turning point from an approach in applied “Astrology," and the beginning of a very long complicated physics problem. John and I poured through every book on the subject of applied, theoretical, or any other kind of physics determining how to best represent the Physical solar system. Our minds were numb from following the bouncing ball through abstract mathematics used to represent theoretical physics. Though now lost, John maintained a bibliography, which I quit counting at book number 500.  Our answer to the computer question as to what the value of each planet should be turned out to be quite simple. To provide a weighted value for the planets in terms of power, using the associated the Astronomical Units (AU) seemed to gel in the formulas under construction at the time.

An AU is 93 million miles, the distance from the Sun to the Earth. We assigned a special value to the Sun due to its size in lieu of 1, which is the AU measurement. We provided the computer with the base values of the solar system using a 10th grade level of basic physics. Our base formula had to remain as straight forward as possible. When one introduces derivations in mathematics, though equation differential is fun to do, you create dilution of parameters we did not want to introduce. We did not want to get all-uppity in the formula construction because for every minor change you make, you have to insure your application code is clean and no other parts of the code are affected due to formula changes.  Considering the number of variables we had to deal with, a simple multiplication equation to construct a measurement of the Force kept our math clean and to the point.

Our goal was to develop a program that would take the incorporation dates or first trade date, or significant merger date, and have the computer create two lines on a graph. Line one would be the mathematically calculated value from our model, and line two would be the historical stock price. What we were seeking was correlation, then synchronicity, and then ultimately price pattern recognition.

The first thing we needed was an event generator. Something that could tell us where all the planets were so we could apply a mathematical value based upon the events of Transit to Transit, (T2T), and Transit to Radix (T2R). The code needed to calculate planetary location from an earth centric perspective that we had found from Switzerland. Folks had taken the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab algorithms for tracking the planets and converted it to an ephemeris, a planet tracker.

So the first equation looked like this:

Event value = P1 * ASP * P2 *Z

Where P1 is the planet in the sky

Where  ASP is the value of the aspect (angle)

Where  P2 is the planet in the Natal chart

Where  Z is the impact value. 

 

The next 20 years has been spent in the expansion, refinement and testing of the math.

"2013 Note"

There is now near 1 million lines of code.

 We have proof the physics formula F=MA (Force equal Mass times Acceleration) is actually F=MAD (Force equals Mass times Acceleration times Density). Write us, we can chat about that.

The formula has also changed to the extent that we have included industry, acceleration, velocity, and density thus an event now reads:

 

Event value = P1*ASP*P2*Z*IP*ACC*D*V

 

Where P1 is the planet in the sky

Where ASP is the value of the aspect (angle)

Where P2 is the planet in the Natal chart

Where Z is the impact value

Where IP is the Industry value

Where ACC is the Acceleration value

Where D is the density value

Where V is the velocity value.

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