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Looking Back at the Past Thru the Square of Nine

Gann students are all very familiar with the Square of Nine. Traders World Magazine has had numerous articles written in past issues about this very unique calculator. Past articles have primarily focused on the Chart’s unique number arrangement, which aligns the natural squares of whole numbers in a diagonal line. The squares of even numbers being opposite or 180-deg to the squares of odd numbers on the chart. The reason for constructing a chart like this is based upon the hypothesis that each positive whole number, i.e. the regular counting numbers1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. all correspond to some specific degree or angle of a circle between 0° and 360°.

Pythagoras, one of history’s greatest mathematicians and philosophers said “ Units in a circle or in a square are related to each other in terms of Space & Time at specific points.” Gann’s Square of Nine is unique in that it achieves the ancient practice of squaring the circle and as a result is often called “The Pythagorean Cube”. Past articles have always focused on using the Square of Nine to calculate possible future support and resistance price levels based on previous highs and lows applying a modified version of the Pythagorean logic, which now reads as  “Units in a circle or in a square are related to each other in terms of Price & Time at specific points”. This article will be much different! In my book The Gann Pyramid, I discuss several techniques, which apply to the trading markets, but in this article, I want to show another application of the Square.

Gann has always said that the “future is a repetition of the past”. This statement is a basic fundamental belief to individuals who subscribe to the cyclic theory of the markets and history. Gann believed that every top and every bottom in the markets had their mathematical counterpart in both price and time. He quoted Faraday saying “there is no chance in nature, because mathematical principles of the highest order lie at the foundation of all things. There is nothing in the Universe but mathematical points of force”. If we apply this same logic to history using the Square of Nine, we get some very interesting mathematical relationships!

We are all very familiar with the horrible tragedy of September 11th. We are also aware that the World Trade Center was attacked previously by the same sick terrorist when it was bombed on February 26, 1993. Do these two events have any mathematical relationship that would connect them together from a cyclic theory point of view?

If we take the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 as our country’s official beginning, we can measure time cycles on the Square of Nine from this point of origin. From July 4th, 1776 to February 26th, 1993 geocentric Uranus moved 941-deg 51′ 57″ or 941.8658 as a decimal.

The square root of 941.8658 = 30.68983. From July 4th, 1776 to September 11th, 2001 geocentric Uranus moved 972-deg 54′ 42″ or 972.9116 as a decimal. The square root of 972.9116 = 31.19153.

The difference between these two square roots is 0.5017. Multiply this by 180  to convert it to degrees on the Square of Nine Chart = 90.3 or 90-deg 18′.

This means that the two events are square to each other. Uranus was in a retrograde station when it hit this degree point on 9/11/01. It should also be noted that Uranus hit this point in direct motion on 2/26/2001, which was the exact 8-year anniversary of the 1st attack. Nothing significant happened on this date that we currently know about, but maybe it has some other significance as far as planning the attack on America was concerned? Ironically, Uranus represents “Sudden and Unexpected Change” and also rules airplanes in astrology.

Many astrologers are very familiar with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and United States Presidents. Historically, every US President elected into office during a conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) has died in office. This can happen during any term of their presidency in the event they are re-elected. Ronald Regan was elected during a Jupiter/Saturn conjunction that did not take place in an earth sign, but still faced an assassination attempt by John Hinckley on March 30th, 1981.

George W. Bush was elected president in the year 2000, which had a conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn in the earth sign of Taurus. In a previous article, I mentioned Gann’s Master Time Cycle of 60-years. In the article, I mentioned that 60 years prior to September 11, 2001, suicide pilots attacked America and that the Pentagon had it’s ground breaking ceremony. Subtracting another 60 years, we find that the Republican President, James Garfield was killed by assassin Charles J. Guiteau a mentally disturbed individual who believed that he was doing God’s work. Looking at the Square of Nine for potential “danger periods”, we find that Heliocentric Uranus traveled a total of 456.13° from July 4th, 1776 to July 2nd, 1881 when Garfield was shot.

The number 456.13 is on the angle of 16.9° of cycle #11 on the Square of Nine Chart. Heliocentric Uranus will hit this 16.9° angle again (cycle #16) after it has traveled 983° from July 4th, 1776, which comes out to be June 23rd, 2003 as one potential “danger period” for either our President or our Country. Given the current religious theme of the terrorist’s actions along with the strong 60-year coincidences and the fact that Republican President, James Garfield was killed by a “religious fanatic” this seems like a very interesting cyclic relationship. My book discusses some other potential relationships if you are interested in this type of work. The purpose of this article was to expose you to some other possible uses of Gann’s Square of Nine besides trading applications. I hope that I have been successful in this regard.

  • Looking Back at the Past Thru the Square of Nine  By Daniel T. Ferrera
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