The main purpose of The Silver Key: A Guide to Speculators is to demonstrate, beyond all doubt or cavil, that the Moon which plays such an important part in natural phenomena, and which, on that account, is rightly accorded a premier position in all astrological considerations, is the Silver Key to successful speculation.
If we stood in need of an Á Priori reason for considering the lunar orb as having a controlling influence in what we rightly call “sublunary” affairs. We find it in that heaping-up of the ocean waters which we know as high tide.
In the following pages I have endeavoured to set forth, with as much particularity as the case demands, several systems that have been advanced with a view to solving the problems of successful speculation. In the first instance, I have propounded a general question as to the possibility of “figuring” successfully on future events, and have added a note of warning to those who are young in experience, and ignorant of professional methods and decoys.
In regard to the application of numbers and colours to turf problems, I need only say here that there is more in them than may at first be recognised, and as they have a bearing upon the general scheme of The Silver Key, I have introduced them without the guarantee of personal experience or recommendation. The reader may vex himself with them or not as he pleases.
The credit of having first defined the cause of the tides rests with Kepler, who propounded an entirely new system of astronomy which bears his name. To him also stands the credit of a frank avowal of his belief in planetary influence in human life, a belief that was grounded in experience, for he says, “An unfailing experience of the course of mundane events in harmony with the changes occurring in the heavens has instructed and compelled my unwilling belief.”
Kepler affirmed that the tides were due to the combined action of the Sun and Moon upon the Earth’s waters, the attraction of the Moon being considerably greater than that of the Sun. Air being lighter that water, and its surface being much nearer to the Moon than of the ocean, there can be no doubt that the lunar orb exercises a very great influence upon it, and causes much higher tides in the air than in the sea.
Recent scientific observations have shown that there is also an Earth-tide due to the action of the luminaries. It is along these lines that my research have been directed, and, in effect, I am able to demonstrate that the Moon’s influence extends to matters of a nature quite removed in the ordinary mind from considerations of gravity in every sense of the word, and which, in fact, are usually regarded as purely speculative, and attributable to quite other causes than those suggested in this place.
In a word, I have succeeded in finding a key to the vexed problem of speculative finance; and its application to turf results is resorted to in this instance merely because of the facility of illustration afforded by the published records. The argument and proof might as readily have been drawn from the rise and fall of the share values of the Stock Exchange, or the price of articles in the produce markets, such as tea, coffee, sugar, wheat. etc., but the illustration would not have been so popular nor the proofs so easily examined.
If I carry my principle point, that of planetary influence in mundane affairs, I shall quite cheerfully risk the possible accusation of trafficking in things which are infra dignitate, as perhaps are most things that are under the Sun.
- THE FUTURE METHOD
- SCIENCE OF NUMBERS
- SOME CONSIDERATIONS
- NAMES AND NUMBERS
- FINDING WINNERS
- WINNING COLOURS
- THE LUNAR KEY
- HOW TO SET THE FIGURE
- ELONGATION OF THE MOON
- THE TEST
- THE ASPECTS
- GRAVITY AND EVOLUTION
- A CALCULATOR
- SOMETHING TO COME
- ON SPECULATION
- TABLES OF SIDEREAL TIMES
- TABLES OF ASCENDANTS