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"I remember reading George Bayers book Stock & Commodity Traders
Handbook of Trend Determination. In rule #2 he states that when Mars and
Mercury has a speed differential of 59 minutes we are due for a down trend
in wheat. Of course, he was right. That blew my mind because as a
counseling full-time astrologer since 1965, I never ever conceptualized using
astrology in this manner. But it did help me to change my astrological mind
set."
Alphee Lavoie (2006 - HERE)

George Bayer was a financial astrologer


and trader who made market forecasts during the same time as W. D. Gann.
He was born in Germany and moved to the USA just after 1900, fulfilling the
American dream of becoming a very successful trader in the speculative
markets of New York and Chicago.

His highly original mind singles him out as one of the 20th-century's
investment giants. He was the first to apply other astronomical parameters in
forecasting financial markets. He introduced a method of Horoscope analysis
known as the Five Fold Horoscope and claimed that astrological progression of
the moon over the points of such a horoscope produced vibration in the price
of a stock or commodity.

His forecasts are documented in his Market Previews, and he published a total
of 8 books, all in English, and all on trading stocks and commodities: Time
Factors in the Stock Market - 1933, Complete Course of Astrology - 1937,
Bible Interpretation - 1937, Stock & Commodity Traders' Handbook of Trend
Determination - 1940, Gold Nuggets for Stock & Commodity Traders - 1941,
Egg of Columbus - 1942, Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to Practical
Use - 1943, George Wollsten - 1946).
Stock & Commodity Traders Handbook of Trend Determination (1940) is an
excellent introduction to the methods used by George Bayer. It lays the
ground work principles in fairly simple terms which will assist in
understanding his other works. Through George Wollsten, an invented hero,
he presents a wide-ranging exploration of chart analysis enriched by a deep
understanding of practical market operation. His imaginative account guides
the reader through Wollsten's fictional existence, examining, explaining and
putting into context each of his character's investment decisions or financial
commitments.

George Bayer (1940): Stock & Commodity Traders Hand-Book of Trend


Determination. Secrets of Forecasting Values, Especially Commodities,
Including Stocks [51p.]. This is Bayers latest work which is directly focused
upon giving a set of clearly defined trading rules Fro traders to apply, using
his astrological indicators and ellipse. Contents: The Foundation Upon Which
We Build Our Rules of Forecasting Movements of Commodities & Stocks;
Additional Fundamentals; What The Ancients Knew; Charts; Trading In
Commodities; Astronomy For Traders; Rules For Trading In Wheat; Hides &
Stocks; 11 Rules For Trading In Hides or Stocks; Rules For Cotton, Lard and
Stocks. Declination, Heliocentric; Direct Motion of Planets; 80 Year Cycles;
Rules and Use of Ellipse; Latitude & Longitude both Heliocentrically &
Geocentrically; Speed Differentials of Planets; Right Ascension & Declination;
Daily Variations; Motions of Mercury, Mars, Venus, & Saturn; Neptune;
Perihelion and Appehelion; Conjunctions; Effects of Zodiacal Signs; Parallax;
Retrograde Motion; Detailed Trading Rules Using These Principles. Rule #17,
for instance, deals with Mercury at 15 Leo and 15 Aquarius: "Mercury reached
15 Leo on August 7th, 1939. The positions of the other planets on that day
were as follows: The Sun at 3 Virgo; Neptune at 22 Virgo; Uranus at 21 Taurus;
Saturn at 1 Taurus; Jupiter at 7 Aries; Mars at 24 Capricorn; Venus at 0 Virgo.
Here is the rule: as Mercury keeps on going through the zodiac and passes the
places of the other planets given above, we get changes of trend. The first
place Mercury crosses is the Venus place at 0 Virgo which was on September
7th, 1939, and was that a top! The next place Mercury meets is Neptune's
place of 22 Virgo which occurred on October 19th, 1939. We had gone down
before that day for five days as may be seen when consulting the wheat chart.
The immediate effect was one day run-up of 5 points! The next place is hit by
Mercury on January 20th, 1940 which was a Sunday. It passed the old place of
Mars, 24 Capricorn. The 19th, i.e. the Saturday, was a top."

George Bayer (1941): Gold Nuggets For Stock & Commodity Traders [69p.]
This is a more philosophical presentation of Bayers vision of the markets and
the science or art of Financial Market Forecasting. Rather than delineating
sets of trading rules or explaining technical astrological processes, here he is
explaining the foundations, sources and philosophy of his techniques and
theories. It is an exceptionally interesting book, essential for understanding
this Paradigm of Forecasting, as used by Gann, Bayer, Baumring and the
like. And easier read than most of Bayers books more similar to George
Wollsten.
George Bayer (1939-40): Preview of Markets, Vol. I, Nos. 1-10.[120p.]. This
collection contains 10 issues of Bayers Market Monthly News Letter, filled
with market monthly analysis and forecasts of stock and commodity markets,
as well as fascinating astrological, philosophical and cosmological articles and
numerous diagrams. A rare and very important collection of Bayers thought.
Contents: Relationship Between Hebrew Letters & Wheat Movements; When it
Rains, It Pours; How To Build a Trading System; Making Graphs for Stocks &
Commodities; How A Trader Can Stay in Business; Grain Movements;
Protecting Accounts; Many Thoughts Loosely Connected; Planetary Motions;
Market Forecasts; New Discoveries; What Value Have Old Things?; Lets Reveal
The Truth; Food For Thought Taken From 1001 Nights; Lets have the Truth;
We Live In A Funny World; Worth Knowing; Research Conclusions; Spend Your
Own Money; Happiness, Health & Money; Planetary Motions In Relationship to
Sun; Planetary Longitudes & Latitudes; Tops, Bottoms & Gaps; The Sun &
Market Movements; Sun Cycles; About Bocaccios Decamerone; Who Made The
Latin Language?; About Commissions In Commodities; How To Lay Railroad
Tracks in the Heavens; The 5-4 3-3 Method, Defining Tops & Bottoms With a
Mechanical Device; Hints on How To Analyze An Individual Stock; About Al
Koran of Mohammed; The Caterpillars In the Market.

George Bayer (1946): George Wollsten: Expert Stock & Grain Trader [239
p.]. A Very Entertaining Autobiographical Novel, Similar To Gann's Tunnel
Through The Air, Developing Bayer's Theories of Financial Market Forecasting
& Cosmology, In Story Form as He Discovered Them. Bayer Is The Most
Important Forecasting Author After Gann, & This Is His Most Important Work!
Contents: Economic Conditions in 1907; Grain Prices; Horticulture;
Agricultural Year Book; Graphs & Plotting Commodity Prices; Old Books;
Sepharial< Key To Market Operations; Silver Panic of 1893; George's Approach
to the Markets; George's Analysis of Market Movements; Dow Jones Averages;
Caterpillar Movements; 2 & 1/2 "Time & Times & Half a Time"; Gaps in Price
Structure; "Rattles of the Rattle Snake"; Cycles; Stories From Bible; & Year
Indications; Astrology; American Ephemerous & Nautical Almanac; Charts of
Planets' Paths; Degrees of Motion; How To Plot Planets; Mercury Heliocentric
Motion in Longitude; Deductions From Plotting Planets' Paths; A Major
Discover - The Crossing of Saturn & Jupiter By Mercury & Market Turning
Points; On Geocentric Positions of Planets; Heliocentric Planetary Positions;
From Plutarch's Lives; Puzzles of Nature; George Goes to NY To Trade Stocks
& Grains; The Ellipses; Herschel's Astronomy; The 71 Degree & 78 Degree
Angles; The "Jiggle Line"; Puts & Calls; Bids & Offers; Discovery of the "Polish
Ellipse"; Application of The "Polish Ellipse"; The Pit At Chicago; Saturn - Stock
Movements; Wheat Movements; George The Astrologer; Final Adjustment of
"Jiggle Line"; The 123 Degree Angle Within The Ellipse; General Rules on Bull
& Bear Movements; Switching Wheat Options; On Hedging; Half-Way Points
Between Jupiter & Saturn; Advanced Trading of Grains & Stocks; The Horse-
Whip; Squaring The Circle; Practical Rules on Trading Therefrom; Recognizing
Adam & Eve & the Baby in Patterns; Shifting of Ellipses; Assortments of
Stocks; Planetary Positions 1943-1947; Sample of the 5-4:3-3 Computation;
The Six-Inch Ellipse With Half of Nine-Inch Inserted; The "Polish Ellipse"
Showing bottom & Top Laying; Original Pattern Used To Discover The Squaring
of the Circle; Short & Quick Construction of Squaring of the Circle; Wheat
Daily High & Low Range Charted for 1901-1911.

Since 1932 the author has published four books at intervals dealing with
trading of Stocks and Commodities. Unfortunately, much of their contents had
been presented somewhat hard and difficult to the average man even to those
with a college education. This time the entire problem has been remodeled,
many parts eliminated as too complicated, three new ideas added which so
far had never been alluded to anywhere. It is those three ways which are
bound to give confidence to any trader, that put him far ahead of all others
who just buy or sell on statistics, economic or other bases. Everything brought
in this book is "home grown". The charts supplied for checking commitments
as well as those produced with the aid of certain rules explained therein
cover the period 1909-1911 inclusive. The previous books covered periods of
1928 to 1944. Therefore a period of more than 30 years have been used to
show that the rules work in any period, past or present; they should work in
the future in the same way. Hints are given to delve into ancient books of the
dark ages after the study of this book has been completed to discover that
they all have been written on the same subject - cycles and time.

From The Synopsis: In rapid succession, to everybody's surprise, he (George)


finds important rules for use in practical of wheat, as well as of stocks. Each
trade commitment he explains carefully why he makes it, why he enters it
and why he closes the deal at this time and at no other. Traders and
Customers' Men are carefully analysed. Many mistakes by traders are brought
forth how to avoid them. Two full years of trading are gone through. His
original capital had increased from $750 to several thousand in spite of a few
errors of judgement that were bound to creep in until rectified by additional
useful rules discovered in the course of time. Among the unusual side issues
he discovered how to square the circle, something that even the
Encyclopaedias state is impossible. He shows how he did it. hile the story
itself is interesting, the main subject "how to trade and avoid all the pitfalls
of the Pit and of Wall Street" is developed slowly without complicated
explanations. Everything is worked up naturally, just like the normal person
would go about taking a walk up a mountain - to success in Wall Street and in
the Pit.

George Bayer (1944): Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology To Practical


Use & Other Matters [184 p.]. Numerous Diagrams. Bayer's Next Most
Important Work After George Wollsten. An Important & Insightful Analysis &
Synthesis of 400 Years of Astrological Tradition With An Intent Towards
Application to the Financial Markets. Contents: Stars; Fixing Star Positions;
Latitude & Longitude; Astronomers; 5-fold Horoscope; Prime Factors; Siderial
Time; Midheaven & Ascendant; Radix Horoscope; Siderial Time; Pluto;
Transits; Artificial & Natural Decans; Mundane Horoscope; Progressed Moon;
Rotations of Planets; Transits Over Ascendant; Trend For Grease Wool; Stock
& Wheat Horoscopes; Stock Market Horoscope; Uranus Tables; Mutual Aspects
in Stock Horoscope; Planet Progressions; Forecasting Trends In Stock Market;
Harmony of Leaders; Practical Application of 5-Fold Horoscope In Market;
Wheat Horoscope; History How The Time Was Attained; Comparison of Stock
& Wheat Horoscopes; Venus Transit Over Ascendant for Wheat; Ellipses;
Advanced Astrology & Philosophy; Languages; Clefs in Music; Greek Alphabet;
Adam & Eve; Bible; Commodities; Patterns In Price Charts; On Paracelsus.

On page 128, for example, we read about Venus Transits Over Ascendant For
Wheat:
"Check any year for which you may have a chart for wheat and see what
happened when Venus in the sky passes the Ascendant of the January 2nd,
1587 chart. If you use the 1941 chart and think clearly, you will find still a
greater law right within this one which gives you nine times out of ten the
actual direction wheat must take from the moment ephemeral Venus strikes
22 degrees 4 minutes and 17 degrees 24 minutes of any sign. It will pay you to
work an entire year on this secret, although some may find it by just sizing up
the situation.

Let us look at the 1940 Wheat Chart! Venus passes these critical Ascendant
points 22 degrees 4 minutes and 17 degrees 24 minutes in that year on
February 2nd, bottom; February 14th, Bottom; February 27th, intermediate
Top; March 11th, Top; March 24th, Top; April 7th, bottom; April 22nd,
extreme Top of the move; May 9th, (Wow! Top! Ready for the burst); July 1st,
Bottom Was this rule worth while to get my book to find out what the study of
Astrology can bring forth? Use this rule, of course, in conjunction with the
progressed chart for Wheat the way I showed in the Wool example and you
will produce astounding forecasts.

George Bayer (1937): Bible Interpretation [120 p.]. With 55 Excellent


Diagrams. Contents: Astrological Diagram Interpretation of Biblical Genesis;
Longitude & Latitude; Ecliptic; Tree; Transits; Plotting Stock Charts; Diagrams
Of Earth, Heavens & Cosmos; The Node Man; Leaf Forms & Astrological Chart;
Human Form & Chart; Astrological Calculator Diagrams; Biblical
Interpretation; Noah's Ark; Zodiacal Diagrams; Ellipses.

George Bayer (1942): The Egg Of Columbus or The Hidden Movements in


Stocks & Commodities Markets. The matter dealt with in this work is the
hardest and most difficult subject anyone could touch. It attempts to explain
the ways to make money in markets by the use of strange, natural, but true
cycles. One old Greek text in my possession used 18 pages to cover the laws.
And I try to condense the job down to the same size. Includes 4 Charts &
Diagrams.

George Bayer (1937): "Money" Investing in Stocks, Trading In Commodities,


Or The Time Factors In The Stock Market [73p.] Foldout Chart & Numerous
Diagrams & Charts. This is one of Bayer's rare early courses containing the
most detailed presentation of the method of applying the ellipse and
astrological principles to the markets. Contents: Philosophical Thoughts; What
Do We Mean By Time?; About Religions; Motions In The Universe; Some
Fundamentals Of Astronomy; Extension Of Astronomic Laws; The Stock
Market, One Of The Minute Wheels Of The Universe; "Quack, Quack" About
The Market; Biblical Interpretation; Market Vibrations; Mechanical Vs.
Teleological Conceptions Of Market; Solar Energetic Forces; Planetary Forces;
Astrological Methods & Applications; Gap Indications; Point Of Rotation; Force
Intensity; Bayer Ellipse; Quadrature Of The Circle; Ellipse Method #3; Detailed
Discussion Of Uses Of Ellipses & Controlling Circles; Construction Of Ellipse In
Market; Conic Sections; Astrological Proofs From Bible; Tribes & Time Cycles;
Angle Method #4; Method #5: Planetary Influences On Numbers; House
Rulerships; Quadrants; Table Of Planetary Numbers; Planetary Stock Numbers;
Attraction & Repulsion Of Planets; Detecting The Changes Of Trend By Means
Of Critical Degrees; Wheat Examples. Bayer's Services.

George Bayer (1937): A Complete Course In Astrology, Erection &


Interpretation of Horoscopes As Well As For Stocks [37p.]. Numerous
Detailed Diagrams This course on the application of astrological principles to
the Stock Market. Very rare! Contents: Erection Of A Chart; Placing Planets In
A Chart; Calculation Of Mundane Chart; Radix Mirrored Chart; Mundane
Mirrored Chart; Progressed Chart; Interpretation Of The 5-Fold Horoscope;
Weighing The Aspects; Rectification Of A Chart With Unknown Birthtime;
Practical Application Of The Five-Fold Horoscope; Tables Of Planetary
Positions; Rotation; Daily Progressions; Latitude & Longitude.