The 9/56 year cycle consists of a grid with intervals of 56 years on the vertical (called sequences) and multiples of 9 years on the horizontal (called subcycles). Any events that cluster in the 9/56 year grid will correlate perfectly with Moon Sun cycles. Events in the same 56 year sequence will have the lunar ascending node (LAN) in a narrow sector of the ecliptic, with no exceptions (1st harmonic). Any events grouping in the 9/56 year grid will have LAN in two sectors approximately 180 degrees opposite in the ecliptic with no exceptions (1st and 2nd harmonics). For events occurring around the same time of year and in the same 9/56 year grid, the apogee point will be found in three sectors 120 degrees apart on the ecliptic with no exceptions (3rd harmonic). Both LAN and apogee may be strongly linked to terrestrial tidal harmonics. Thus the 9/56 year cycle is hypothesized to arise from Moon Sun tidal effects.
This is a unique view of the business cycle, which hopefully you will find both informative and penetrating. Since 2003, numerous academic papers have been published on a lunar phase effect in financial patterns (refs). It not a question of whether the Moon and Sun influence market activity, but to what extent. Numerous correlates can be produced to support an intimate relationship between Moon Sun cycles and market outcomes.
Three books have been written on Moon Sun market timing, which are currently being revised and updated.
Corrections and research suggestions are most appreciated.
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1984, I read with great interest David Williamsí book Financial Astrology. It proved highly stimulating and set me on a
course of studying the business cycle. After much research, Williamsí
work was found to be invalid. Although fascinating, the larger planets in
the solar system could not be correlated with the timing of major
financial crises or the business cycle generally. Thus, Williams' findings
were negated as having any practical use in market forecasting. However, what
did stand out was his coverage of J M Funkís 56 year panic cycle. This
consisted of three sequences, in which major US financial crises happened
every 56 years. In the 100 years to 1930, these three sequences contained
6 years, in which occurred five of the worst panics in US economic history
- 1837, 1857, 1873, 1893 & 1929. Amazing! Ensuing assessments found that financial distress
quite regularly in grid patterns based
on multiples of 9 and 56 years.
The basic hypothesis is that the Moon and Sun activate human physiological cycles (there are numerous scientific studies to support this), which influence the mass mood and thus drive financial activity. The mass mood of a population is postulated to oscillate between optimism (a rising market) and fear (a falling market) in accordance with Moon Sun cycles. The crisis occurs when there is a sudden shift in sentiment from greed to fear. The mathematics involved in these cycles remain unknown and accurate market forecasting cannot be made from the findings achieved to date. This was very frustrating and I feel my efforts have been only partly successful. Hopefully, other cycle enthusiasts will take up the challenge where I have left off. If I had been able to unravel the Moon Sun effect completely, the market timing books would never have been published. Having this vital information would be a license to print money through market speculation and fame as an investment guru.
How well the 9/56 year panic cycle and the Moon Sun hypothesis hold up to the test of time remains to be seen. They need to be assessed by others in further studies and thereby vindicated or negated. It will be very interesting to see the outcome of this process. Given the radical nature of the Moon Sun effect, conservative elements in economics and the sciences will denigrate or simply ignore this theory, regardless of its intrinsic worth. So be it. Such responses are always evident in the face of radical theories that contradict the dominant paradigms. Alas, good conservatives are always slow learners. By definition, they cannot cope with new ideas, not even good new ideas. Conservatism should be seen for what it really is - a learning disability.