Astro Cycles (The Trader’s Viewpoint)



If you have ever wanted to learn how to trade by the stars, but did not know where to start, Astro Cycles (The Trader’s Viewpoint)  is for you. Pesavento begins at the very beginning by teaching the basics of astrology. He includes the basic definitions and explanations fo the planetary movements.

Included in the topics covered are explanations of the Zodiac and its relationship to the signs and houses, eclipses, equinoxes and solstices as well as Lunar phenomena. In the later part of this book, Pesavento pulls it all together with a discussion on the applications of these planetary cycles to the financial markets with many charted examples.


When you finish studying this book you should be able to do the following:
1. Know how to use an ephemeris.
2. Identify key planetary aspects & know how to use them.
3. Know where to go for further information.
4. Identify important lunar turning points.
5. Refer to the appendix for key dates.

I have condensed years of personal research in astrology into a few ideas that will help you in timing the stock market and certain commodities. There is no “Holy Grail” –at least I haven’t found it–but this will definitely put the probability of success in your favor.

I cannot over emphasize the importance of mental conditioning when trading the markets. Trading is 80% mental and 20% technical. You must learn to “master” yourself using a balanced mixture of courage and discipline.

The purpose of this book is two-fold. First is to introduce the skeptic to the uncanny harmonic nature of speculative markets. I do not know the mechanism of how or why it works the way that it does. However, I know what to do when I see the phenomenon unfolding. Thomas Edison once said “it was not necessary to understand how electricity worked but just that the lights came on when the switch was turned on.

Second is to alert the market student as to the significant astrological events that are about to occur. The Appendix lists some of the major financial astrological events through 1989.

In these few pages you are going to be exposed to the summation of many years of study by three financial astrologers: the author, Larry Pesavento; Ruth Turner; and Jim Twentyman. Between the three of us, we reconstructed thousands of price and time patterns to determine the validity of planetary forecasting.

The man-hours and computer time involved with researching and testing these tenets was enormous. Two years of full-time study was only possible because of the spiritual and financial support of Byron Tucker, Jay Krosp, and Jim Twentyman among others. They were, at first, reluctant to see the results made public; but, after lengthy conversations, it became apparent that most people reading this will be too lazy to thoroughly analyze the material, disbelieve what they see, or some combination of the two.

I do not believe in the “Holy Grail• of trading systems. Placing probabilities in your favor is what the intelligent speculator will try to achieve. Most speculators would prefer that someone else do the research that is necessary to test a market principle or tenet. This book has polarized longtime friends from different parts of the country to share our ideas and cumulative man-hours to test these tenets.

A word of caution should be inserted at this time. A very small segment of the mathematical mystery of the universe is presented in this book. The goal was to select certain phenomena that occur frequently in order for the “trader-speculator” to profit.

Upon completion of studying this book, I feel the reader will, at least, have “one of his eyes opened” when something significant is happening in the sky.


  • Our Solar System
  • The Ephemeris
  • Planetary Aspects & Synodic Periods
  • The Stock Market 1987-1989
  • Trading with Astro-cycles

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