TEA MERCHANTS USE OF ASTROLOGY
The famous Gann Wheel was used right from the seventeenth century after W.D.Ganns visit to Indiaand his study of Indian Sidereal Astrology. According to the Gann Wheel by deriving the Indian Siderealnatal chart for a commodity uses its starting time and date it is possible for predicting the trends of themarket and enable quantifying and qualifying the major and minor cycles of the market and the product.This was the method which was used by the Tea Merchants. The Indian astrology is always amazed andlooked upon for its analytical and forecasting tools used in predicting the past, present and the future. Itinvolves the basic natal chart of rasi,the nakshatras comprising of 27 signs of the Moon and the birthcharts called as shodasavargas.The Vedic astrology with its magnitude of techniques involves the"Navamsa" in which the most subtle underlying nature of a person can be revealed and match makingfor marriages can be done. An astronomical phenomenon known as precession was studied even longago by ancient Indian astrologers which states that and solstices moved backward by one degree every72 years and has now resulted in a difference of about 23 degrees between the tropical Zodiac of theWestern astrologers, and the sidereal Zodiac, used by Indian astrologers. This is the result of thecalculation of the Western system saying that when the Sun is in Aries it still at 6 degrees Piscesaccording to Indian system of calculation.There is a saying in an ancient Indian scripture which goes like "Blessed are the villages that haveastrologers, for they can help people steer their boats over the ocean of time. This clearly proves thatwith the help of findings of Vedic astrology and the modern days astrology an astrologer can help anindividual or a community in not only predicting his future but also shaping the same by foretelling hownot to get into trouble. From the days of Vedic astrology to presently the astrologers are able to presentor forecast the overall patterns covering the entire span of human life by the dasas which study in detailthe planetary movements in its orbits and its interrelationship. This was finally matched and correlatedwith the birth chart of the individual pattern to foretell about the persons future.The Indian time cycles also known as Vimsottari Dasha was the main concept of Indian SiderealAstrology which was used by the tea merchants. With this practical application of Indian time cycle themajor movements of the planets were calculated along with the influence of these changes in the stockmarket and a forecast for the future of the stock market. The Vedic astrology with the help of planetarycycles was able to study the five levels of time of human life and predict their future and at times theyeven go much more above for they cover 120 years, with each planet allotted a specific range of time todeliver the effects as seen in the birth chart. Unlike Indian astrology the Western astrology does nothave any timing technique for they just follow a fixed order of cycles as follows,Ketu (Moon's South Node): 7 yearsVenus: 20 years.