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Understanding the difference between Divination

or “Fortune Telling” versus the Science of Calculated

Forecasting – Why you should care and how you can

benefit enormously from the latter.


Divination is often defined properly as ; “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future

or the unknown by supernatural means.”


Personally, I do not favour, use or advocate this method.  My rationale for this is that

Is that assuming supernatural agencies exist at all, one must question both the true

Intention of such and the validity of the information they provide which results in

A nullification of any meaningful perceived benefit derived.


Relevant link ; http://soundofstars.org/paranormalvoices.htm








Forecasting the trajectory of events, trends, potentials, probable outcomes based

Soley on the understanding and observation of natural law and natural sciences is a

Very different matter and there is no lack of historic record across diverse cultures

Over great spans of time outlining the principles of this practice – one only requires

The diligence, intelligence and wisdom to properly apply these techniques.






In ancient Chinese lore both paranormal divination as well as natural law observations

Used for forecasting are present, one must sift through the various examples to

Filter out the dross from the gold but if one makes the effort examples of pure

Functional principle may be found.  Often the word “divination” is used erroneously

When describing a simple functional method based only on observation.





Following is an example that would make Sherlock Homes proud ;


( Note, in the examples provided, whenever the word “divination” is used, Replace this term conceptually with

simply the phrase “an understanding of natural law”)



Here is another fine example ;


“It is a winter night and snow is whirling about the house. Shao and his son sit and chat around the fireplace. Suddenly someone is knocking at the door. First there was a single knock, after a while, five in a row. Then a voice calls, "Shao, are you home? I want to borrow something from you.


    Shao opens the door and the visitor enters with a burst of snow and wind. Shao already had a plan. He wants to see how good his son is with divination. He says to his visitor, "Don't say anything about what you want to borrow. I want my son to figure this out. Here, come over and make yourself comfortable around the fireplace."


    Like father, like son - Shao's son is an I Ching student. No doubt he can start with the number of hour, day, month and year to develop a Pen Kua, Hu Kua and Shih Kua. But because this is a test of his skill, he wants to develop a new method of his own. He recalls that their visiting neighbour knocked on the door once then five times. He decides that is the clue and he calls the first knock the outer trigram Chien and calls the second group of five his inner trigram. Which comes to be Sun. It is past 10 at night so the hour is 22. To get the Moving Yao he adds one and five and 22 to get 28, and when divided by 6 the remainder is 4...


    It is a very special case, for of the 6 trigrams there are 3 Qian and 3 aqre Sun. Qian is metal and Sun is wood. So the object their neighbour wants to borrow is related to wood and metal. So the son judges and says, "You want to borrow a hoe."


    "You are wrong," says Shao, "He wants to borrow an axe." "What do you want to borrow!?" father and son ask the neighbour, almost in unison.


    "An axe," comes the reply.


    Shao smiles and explains to his son how he erred. Sun tends to represents something long, like a wooden handle. Qian stands for a round shape, especially of metal. A how usually is pointed or has a flat edge of metal, an axe always has a curved edge to cut wood better. But the two are close and Shao looks for another sign to confirm. Is it daytime? Then the visitor may use a hoe in daytime. Nighttime? This is impossible because there is no light for working outdoors in the garden I the middle of winter. Yet an axe, yes, maybe the neighbour needs to cut up some firewood. Shao decides for the axe. Its use is acceptable within the time of divination.”


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Are there simple examples of natural law observations, easily found

in our folk lore?




Yes, there are, here are some examples ;



The common phrase "Red sky at morning" is a line from an ancient rhyme often repeated by mariners:[1]

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight.

Red sky at morning, shepherd take warning;[2][3][4]

The rhyme is a rule of thumb used for weather forecasting during the past two millennia. It is based on the reddish glow of the morning or evening sky, caused by haze or clouds related to storms in the region.[2][3][5] If the morning skies are red, it is because clear skies over the horizon to the east permit the sun to light the undersides of moisture-bearing clouds. The saying assumes that more such clouds are coming in from the west. Conversely, in order to see red clouds in the evening, sunlight must have a clear path from the west, and therefore the prevailing westerly wind must be bringing clear skies.


Here is another fine example:
















Cycles of Life
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even concieve of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
Brandon Lee



The Suns Bio-Injection Frequency, Heart @ 1.4 Hz, Thought as Circular Current,

 To: sound_of_stars@yahoogroups.com

 Received: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 1:16 AM

One of my favourite books, sadly can't find the online copies anymore ;

"Your Electric Life, Science for a New Age" :  Dr. Allen L. Larson, PhD"

our yahoo members can access this below ;





"This gives us a scientific method for erasing bad thoughts that were

programmed into us by our life experiences."


A thought is a circular flow of electrical current. As current flows around

in a circle itbuilds up a magnetic torus, or doughnut, around it. As long as

enough current flows through that part of the brain to overcome the losses

encountered going around the loops, the thought will circulate endlessly in that

part of the brain.


Further, the thoughts can flow either clockwise or counterclockwise. Recall

that our life electric current is vertically upward through our brain. A

positive thought would  rotate around these vertical currents in a clockwise

fashion viewed above. A negative thought would rotate in the opposite direction.

A negative thought would, therefore, form a resistance to the natural flow of

the currents. This resistance we would feel as some form of electrical stress

in our system. We have labels for these feelings: anxiety, stress, depression, etc.


Dr. Callahan developed a technique of treating these phobias which works in moments.

The technique consists of tapping on the body with one hand, on particular points, while

holding the thought of the phobia intensely in one’s mind. This interrupts the electric

field and then reconnects it, building up a resonance just like in a TV antenna. By using

the positive current flowing through the human body, resonating it, and then focusing it

on the negative thought, Dr. Callahan’s technique erases the circulating negative

current. The technique replaces it with a positive current. It is an outstanding use of the

earth’s electrical field.


Another technique, taught to me by one of Dr. Callahan’s students, is to use one

thought that is positive to erase one that is negative.


The second interesting property of the brain’s construction is that neural networks can

loop back onto themselves. I have verified with a brain surgeon that such loops are

extremely common. This leads to an insight into how the brain stores a thought.



The human heart beating at 84 pulses per minute is operating at a frequency of 1.4 Hz.

This number may range from 1 to about 3 Hz. This heartbeat is controlled by an

electrical signal which forces the muscle in the heart to contract. Notice that the 1.75

Hz electrical signal picked up by Owen’s chain is also in this frequency range.


The sunrise/sunset energy injection frequency is at a frequency of 15 Hz. Recall that

this is the frequency of electromagnetic waves that travel around the earth from sunrise

to sunset. This energy pump operates on us as we move from our low frequency delta

state, through our alpha state, to our awake beta state.


Notice in particular how the sunrise/sunset electromagnetic energy is at a frequency

that is “turned into” by our brains. This is no accident. It is the way we were designed

to work. The structure of the earth and the ionosphere have created a source of

electromagnetic energy which feeds our bodies and especially our brains.

There are some interesting relationships between all these frequencies. Recall that

electromagnetic waves can add their energies if they are at a frequency which is some

integer ratio of each other. For example, seven waves of a beta brainwave at 21 Hz

would be “harmonic” to one wave at 3 Hz (3 x 7 = 21). Such a 3 Hz signal would add

energy to the beta brainwave. This is the meaning of harmony."


"...the ratio 7/4 represents a ratio, or division, of energy cycles into parts."


"The ratio between the sound frequency and the electrical frequency that a

device reacts to is 906,344 to 1. In round numbers this is a million to one ratio. This

ratio gives all physical devices a unique property. They can react both to sound

or mechanical vibration waves and to electromagnetic waves."


"Circular structures are particularly interesting. One could think of a circular structure as

a guitar string wrapped back on itself. Remember that electromagnetic waves rotate as

they propagate? Now imagine two electromagnetic waves traveling along the same

path. Imagine that their frequencies form an integer ratio. The rotating arrows will

line up with each other according to the integer. If the two waves have a frequency ratio

of three to one, the fast wave will line up with the slow wave at every 120 degrees (one

third of a circle) of rotation. When those rotating vectors line up, the energy adds

together. This is the mechanism for the harmonic addition of the energy in rotating



This has led to a very powerful concept of “sacred geometry.” Sacred geometry treats

the divisions of the circle as mysterious, mystical, holy things to be worshipped. There

is nothing magic here. It is simply based upon the harmonics of energy addition.

The cycle of our day is divided into 24 hours. Remember the 15 Hz sunrise/sunset

injection frequency and how it led to the 360 degrees in the circle? That led in turn to

the 24 hours of the day. The 360 degrees divided by 15 degrees equals 24. This is

another example of how the ancients had uncovered the mysteries of harmonic energy



"So in the study of energy fields we need to pay special attention to the harmonics, the

relationship between frequencies. We also need to study the dimensions of

physical objects and learn what sonic and electronic frequencies they can tune



Take the human head as an example. The skull is a resonant cavity. An average skull

might measure 22 centimeters front to back and 15 centimeters side to side. One could

consider this a circle with an average diameter of about 19 centimeters. A wave

traveling around the circumference of a 19 centimeter circle would resonate

electronically at 250 MHz or to a sound frequency of about 250 Hz. Notice that this

resonant frequency is extremely close to the 12th harmonic of the beta brainwave (21

Hz x 12 = 252 Hz).


The beta brainwave then seems to be a natural result of our brain’s cavity. So not only

is our earth built to supply us energy at the proper frequencies for our brainwaves, but

our heads are built to tune into these energies, resonate them, and amplify them."


"...scientist, Hans Cousto, has shown that this frequency is the “concert tone” of the sun

[COU]. It pervades natural cycles.


One hundred twenty six multiplied again by two gives a 252 Hz resonant head cavity

frequency. This also shows up in Hunt’s recordings as a blue muscle contraction

frequency ( The colors mentioned here are the colors seen by Hunt’s psychic healers ).

This 126 Hz cycle, one half the head’s resonant frequency, forms an important base

frequency. The 126 Hz frequency multiplied by 3 is a 378 Hz signal, which matches the

yellow band in Hunt’s Exhibit 9. The 126 Hz multiplied by 4 equals 504 Hz, which

matches the orange band. Multiplying 126 Hz by 5 gives the 630 Hz red band

associated with pain.


The 126 Hz frequency multiplied by 6 gives 756 Hz, which is the frequency of the

healee’s double red helix pattern in Hunt’s Exhibit 10. This is apparently the frequency

at which the person being healed is receiving energy from the healer. Interestingly the

healer is transmitting this signal 126 Hz higher at 882 Hz. This is the seventh harmonic

of the 126 Hz base frequency. Somehow, in this healing process, the sixth and seventh

harmonics are being used."


This set of frequencies is also related to the frequencies of “atmospherics.”

Atmospherics are electrical discharges occurring constantly in the earth’s atmosphere.

A Swiss engineer, Hans Baumer, found that these discharges formed a harmonic

frequency series. Cousto showed that this series could be transposed into the audible

range [COU]. When that is done, the series comes very close to the series just shown.

In the figure, the frequencies marked with an asterisk are very close to Cousto’s

atmospheric series. Interestingly, Baumer found that atmospherics were the source of

chemical changes in proteins used in printing inks. Remember, we are made of protein.

It is clear from this harmonic structure that the energy field waves we experience are

closely coupled to our physical environment, our own physical structure, and are

governed by the laws of harmonic energy addition.


This harmonic structure can be affected by anything in our environment which produces

frequencies that are similar. For example, our power line grid system operates at a

frequency of 60 Hz in the US. The 2nd harmonic of this system is 120 Hz. That is

extremely close to the 126 Hz base frequency of the series just described. This

suggests that there is a strong coupling between our physiology and all the electrical

equipment around us. Our bodies, including our brains, are tuned very close to the

same frequencies.


There are also interesting effects caused by the million to one harmonic ratios formed in

resonant cavities. A human head resonant at a sound frequency of 250 Hz is

electrically resonant near 250 MHz. Energy at harmonics of 250 MHz could

theoretically be detected directly by our brains.


But how far can a person take the principle of timing events?

Here is another Chinese example ;


When will a predicted outcome occur? When an outcome is expected immediately, as in "The Neighbor Who Borrows at Night," further timing considerations are irrelevant. When the outcome is in a distant future, timing considerations come into play. There are at least two ways to time an outcome: 1. the timing factor, 2. time associations of the resulting hexagram.


trigram1 + trigram2 + hour of query = timing factor, where the trigrams numbers are those of the cast hexagram, and the hour of query is the Chinese hour (Wilcox) or the 24-hour clock in local time (Jou). Use you judgment as to which you prefer. (Indeed, "Use your judgment" might be the motto of Plum Blossom divination.)


The timing factor is adjusted for tempo.


If the diviner is lying down or sitting, the timing factor is multiplied by 2

If the diviner is standing still, the timing factor is unchanged (multiplied by 1).

If the diviner is walking, the timing factor is multiplied by 1/2.


We now have a timing factor, but we do not know the unit of time it represents. The units of time are seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, fortnights (popular in Great Britain), months, years, decades, centuries, millennia, etc. The unit of time is determined by the life cycle of the querent (person or object being divined about). The timing factor's units must fall within the life cycle of the querent but not be unconscionably brief. When units are selected, one has a definite period of time. If the timing factor is 18 and the unit of time is hours, then the period is 18 hours. This period is added to the moment when an intent to divine occurred to give the time when the outcome will occur. For example, in the "Doomed Peonies," the cast hexagram is 44.


= 1

= 5


The intent to divine occurred at a little past 12 noon, so the timing factor is 1 + 5 + 12 = 18. Shao was standing when he observed the flowers, so tempo does not change the factor. Shao takes the unit of time to be hours. Peonies are short lived, and the unit of time cannot be days. 12 noon + 18 hours gives 6am the next day (Jou, p.109).


However, in this case Shao finds the time associations of the resulting hexagram to be more compelling than the timing factor. The resulting hexagram is



Shao sees this as the bright sun (fire) over the peonies (wood), so decides that the outcome will be at noon the next day.



















Al Kindi on the Stellar Rays










Many new-agers believe that "focusing on the negative" only attracts more negative. Problems must be brought to light and given attention in order to be solved. Suffering, violence and injustice towards humans, animals and the planet will not be eradicated until we are willing to face reality of it.


Info-graphic courtesy of Mark Passio





How Physical Symptoms Alert you to an Emotional or Mental State



Positive control over your emotional memory.

SEE LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE : http://counsellingresource.com/lib/therapy/self-help/emotional-memory/5/

Technique: Each time we pull a bad Emotional Memory (EM) file, we add something to it. A comment, a joke, a physical gesture, etc. The brain will automatically save the file due to the new/added parts.
Sample Treatment Plan

Event: We have been violently assaulted by someone.

Emotional part of the memory: The emotional component contains fears of dying, a fight-for-my-life feeling, panic, and severe anxiety.

Procedure: Each time we bring up the Emotional Memory (EM) of the event, we add something — the funnier the better. For example: “After that assault, I’ve canceled my scheduled bout with Mike Tyson. I’m just not up to it.” Or, “I’ve decided to market a line of assault-proof underwear. You think JC Penneys would be interested?”Or, “I haven’t had a fight like that since I used my brother’s Beatles albums as Frisbees!” It’s like adding a sentence each time we review the word processor letter — watering down the original content over time. We can make up or imagine part of the event as a humorous addition, for example “I just kept thinking during the attack, my taxes are due!!” The reactions of others to your humor will also be added to the file. This is why a World War II vet can talk calmly about horrible events during the war at the American Legion — he’s discussed it so often, in so many different circumstances, that the emotional part has gone. Only the details remain. In Emotional Memory (EM), we naturally do this technique, commonly known as “getting over it”. This paper just tells you how to do that faster and more efficiently. Any Emotional Memory (EM) can be approached in this manner and “watered down”.

We are a collection of memories — that’s who we are, what makes up our personality, what controls our behaviors, and what often produces our moods. The good Emotional Memory (EM) is a blessing to us, remembering good times during childhood, our favorite songs/events, and old friends. However, we have all collected bad or often traumatic Emotional Memory (EM) files as well. The goal of Emotional Memory Management is to control or eliminate the emotional part of those files. If we can do that, our history of bad experiences becomes just that — history. Those files become a record of where we’ve been and experienced, not something that continues to control our moods and behaviors.

In daily living and especially during times of stress, our memory file system is very important. It is a system that is active every second, works automatically, and can change our mood within two minutes. We have presented the above information with the hope that you can lower your stress and live more effectively by controlling your emotional memory files rather than allowing them to control you! Remember — our emotional file system is like our breathing, it will operate on automatic or we can take manual control. Knowing how the system operates allows us more control over our memories and daily lives.


“Signals Intelligence & Situational Awareness”





“Even as a long time user, I get amazed….” Kat King ;




Planet Chase


Take the orbits of any two planets and draw a line between the two planet positions every few days.  Because the inner planet orbits faster than the outer planet, interesting patterns evolve.  Each planetary pairing has its own unique dance rhythm.  For example, the Earth-Venus dance returns to the original starting position after eight Earth years. 


Patterns in Nature - David Pratt
January 2006



Astrological Harmonic Patterns
as Possible Indicators of Extraversion/Introversion

Abstract – A strong relationship was found between the measurement of extraversion/introversion using the E-scale of the Eysenck Personality Inventory and a measure of expected tendencies towards extraversion or introversion based on 7-based harmonic patterns between Sun and Saturn. The relationship is especially strong when planetary measurements are in right ascension rather than zodiac longitude. This particular harmonic pattern was hypothesized to be important based on earlier anecdotal evidence. The value of exploratory research using visual tools in this area of research is discussed.  The potential social benefits of astrological research are also discussed, regardless of the outcome of the research and regardless of whether one is a believe or non-believer in astrology.

Keywords:  Astrology –– Extraversion/Introversion –– Harmonic Astrology

David Cochrane
Doctoral Student, University of Florida, Department of Educational Psychology
Gainesville, Florida

David Fink, Ed.D.
Professor, Johnson State College, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Johnson, Vermont


The book, ‘A Little Book of Coincidence’ by John Martineau, illustrates the orbital patterns and several of their geometrical relationships.  

We now have a very different view of the orbits in our solar system -- once we see that this is happening.

If you only look at the planets themselves, you are completely missing the movement of these far more massive geometric energy patterns -- all nested together like layers of an onion.

Martineau's book proves that these relationships exist throughout the entire solar system, with very high levels of precision -- usually around 99.9 percent perfect.

The geometric spacing between the planetary orbits was proven recently by John Martineau -- in A Little Book of Coincidence in the Solar System.

A most unusual guide to the solar system, A Little Book of Coincidence suggests that there may be fundamental relationships between space, time, and life that have not yet been fully understood. From the observations of Ptolemy and Kepler to the Harmony of the Spheres and the hidden structure of the solar system, John Martineau reveals the exquisite orbital patterns of the planets and the mathematical relationships that govern them. A table shows the relative measurements of each planet in eighteen categories, and three pages show the beautiful dance patterns of thirty six pairs of planets and moons.





"...proportions of the orbit of the Earth and Venus (if the diameter  the Earth's orbit is equal to diagonal of a square, the orbit of Venus would fit inside such square as shown on the drawing."


Venus/Mars Model - Artistic Interpretation
Earth/Mars Model - Artistic Interpretation

To see larger (and full color) images of these models, visit:


and click the "super" button below the image.













How often have you heard people say they are ‘out of sorts’ ? How revealing it is to then learn that they were born on a day of peak solar activity and that we are going through a time of negligible activity? Just knowing that the Sun, the great giver of life is at a quite different stage in its cycle to the one they experienced at entry may be illuminating in the finest sense.

It is unfortunate that as yet we know so little about our special star, the Sun – a seemingly never-ending gigantic atomic explosion whose place in our universe we understand through the concept of the year but whose rhythms remain something of a mystery.  What we do know is that the Sun generates enough power in 1 second to meet the energy needs of the US for four million years. It  has a pulse that ‘pounds’ every 160 minutes, a cycle of sunspots and even periods when it is retrograde. We know too that the Sun is made up of seven  layers: a photosphere and chromosphere, convection and radiation zones and an interface between the two. It is likely that there are pulses within each.

Our Sun at first appears to be a chaotic structure. However, the more we probe, the more we discover it to have set rhythms. It has long been conjectured that the planets held by its gravitational pull might also have effect on its behaviour. The truth may be far more complex – and exciting. (Read Gregory Sams’ fascinating book ‘Sun of gOd’ for thoughts on our sun’s consciousness.)

Astro-economists look at all manner of cosmic cycles from the seasons through to sunspots, solar flares, solar magnetic storms and solar retrograde periods through which to make their forecasts. Helioseismology, the science of the Sun, is still in its infancy but there is no doubt that greater knowledge will bring mankind greater understanding of economic life-cycles.

Through understanding of the seasons, the planting and harvesting of crops, we accept that our financial worlds are very much affected by solar activity. The Sun even affects our high-tech age. At 07.04 EST on May 13th, 1921 a solar magnetic storm was the cause of signal and switching system failure on the New York Central Railroad below 125th street. The same storm affected telephone, telegraph and cable traffic across Europe. Can you imagine the economic effect of the widespread disruption of communications?

Similarly, a Coronal Mass Ejection on March 9, 1989 brought about a severe geomagnetic storm bringing short wave radio interference (prompting some military experts to think that the Soviets were attacking). This solar eruption affected Earth a few days later, at 2:44 am on March 13, 1989 when Hydro-Quebec’s power grid was adversely affected. This led to a nine hour shut down – once again with major economic consequences. In August of that same year, another storm produced a halt to trading on the Toronto stock market when their microchips were similarly affected.

The source of earthy communication malfunction can be traced directly auroras – which are themselves after-effects of intense solar activity. Though as yet we have no way of predicting these events, we must acknowledge their power to bring economic chaos.

Solar scientists are able to alert us to increase activity and to give some warning of the potential for electrical fault within the few days following a sudden outburst of activity, but they cannot, as yet, tell us where the effects will be most greatly felt. Their astro-economic counterparts continue to make notes and to build up a picture of the links between solar activity and our financial – and creative – worlds.

Thoedor Landscheit in his remarkable work ‘Sun, Earth, Man’ suggested that solar flares increased creativity. It may be that these play an important role in flashes of inspiration or even mystical activity. A client who suggests they had a ‘bright idea’ and for which no planetary activity gives plausible explanation, may have been affected by a recent solar flare burst. You can check this out through www.spaceweather.com.

This is understanding through hindsight. Forecasting is another matter altogether. The simple fact is that we do not yet know enough.

We do know a little which can be put to practical use. Heading this list of cycle understanding is an approximately 190 year cycle.

You probably know that the Sun is actually not the centre of our solar system. The Sun and its system rotate in counter-clockwise motion around a central point known as the Barycentre. On seven occasions in the last four thousand years the combined position of the great planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have created a pull that has resulted in the Sun rotating clockwise (retrograde) relative to the solar system Barycentre.

When Jupiter is at right angles to the Barycentre, as in 1632, between 1810 and 1812 and again through 1989 and 1990, we experienced a Sun retrograde period.

Meteorological studies show that the period post-solar-retrograde (lasting up to 30 years) brings disturbed weather patterns. These then result in shorter growing seasons and, inevitably, higher food costs.

As of 2010, we are still in one of these post-solar retrograde periods and evidence of disturbed weather patterns is all around. In the next decade it is probable that food prices will rise as a direct consequence of shortage of crops.

Understanding of this approximately 190 year cycle enabled astro-economists to suggest that from 1990 onward there might be mass migration of peoples across planet Earth as people sought better conditions under which they could sustain themselves. It was always likely that the period 1990-2020 would be a time of extraordinary social and subsequent political and economic upheaval.

A much shorter period is termed the ‘sunspot cycle’. Scientists track solar cycles by counting sunspots — cool planet-sized areas on the Sun where intense magnetic loops poke through the star’s visible surface.

Sunspots offer a fascinating field for economic study. In the 19th Century Professor Jevons studied tables for wheat, barley, oats, beans, peas and rye from 1259-1763 to show an 11.11 year sun spot cycle. (As interesting are the studies of Arthur Schuster who found that good wine years in Germany corresponded with years of minimum sun spots!).

Another study (Tchijevsky 1926) suggested that wars, revolutions and mass movements with their resulting political, social and economic consequences coincided with high levels of sun spot activity. Sunspots give off solar flares which in turn increase negative ionization on earth – which might explain increased excitability and activity during solar maxima. (Tchijevsky noted that particularly severe battles regularly followed a solar flare during the sunspot peak period of 1916-17.)

By contrast, David Williams’ studies in the 1950s showed that the US had been engaged in either war or experienced depression during alternate periods of low sunspot activity. These findings appear to contradict Tchijevsky. However, it might simply be that when sunspots are at either minima or maxima there is extreme behaviour on Earth.

The double cycle – approximately 22.2 years – covers the time when spots move downwards across the northern hemisphere of the sun, across its equator and then down toward the sun’s equivalent of the Tropic of Capricorn before starting off again in the Sun’s northern hemisphere.

Had the sunspot cycle been behaving ‘normally’, then a period of low sunspots would have been experienced in late 2007. During this particular cycle however there has been an exceptionally long solar minimum period. The ‘typical’ number of spotless (minima) days is 486 days. The minima period held for much longer than expected however and, since 2004, (and as of the time of writing) there have been 813 spotless days. 260 of these were in 2009 when we might have expected sunspot activity to be increasing. Spots are now occurring more frequently though it is hard to know exactly when maxima might now be reached.

Astro-economists have looked for correlation between the number of sunspots and stock market indices. The results are compelling. The next graph was prepared during the recent extended minima period and still shows an extended peak for 2014.

It is possible that this might not occur however.

The graph above was produced by Jan Alvestad who used data from the sunspot data index centre in Brussels. From this we see that the sun was still in a minima period in May 2009 and that the number is only now increasing (65 as of yesterday). The clear disturbance to the pattern makes forecast of the next maxima difficult to make. It is unlikely to be in 2011 as might have been expected but rather some years later. Indeed, it is possible that we are now witnessing disturbance not seen since earlier times of ‘solar discontent’ which have now been named the Dalton and Maunder minimums.

At the simplest of levels this suggests that there will continue to be serious disruption to weather patterns and, most likely, that growing periods will be substantially affected –leading to poor crops and food shortages: with considerable economic effect.

Put this together with the retrograde sun forecasts and it seems very likely indeed that the coming decade will be difficult and that food prices will soar.

As explained, it is not possible to forecast all solar activity. My clients do appreciate being reminded of its rhythms and of possible consequences in trading however. At a personal level, and of practical use is awareness of where we are in the sunspot cycle and whether sunspot numbers are close to those experienced at birth or are at a different stage in the cycle.

Recently I have been working with two elderly investors both of whom were born when sunspot activity was extremely low. In tracing their investment history we discovered that they had made their best decisions when the numbers were similarly low and their worst when the numbers were very high. Sunspot tables can be found in Neil Michelson’s excellent book, ‘Planetary Phenomena’ or through the nasa website.

Neil Michelson’s book also lists major magnetic storms. Allow a short orb for their influence. Another two investors were both born within 24hours of major storms – which seems to hint at their propensity to suddenly ‘seize on the moment’ and to take risks that others might consider foolhardy. Both are exceptionally good investors.

In preparing this article I discovered just how little I knew about our special star but that what I did understand compelled me to learn more about its activities. To me it is not enough to know where it was in zodiacal terms about its status: I have a thirst to know what kind of ‘mood’ it was and is in and how this correlates with economic activity. I suspect that this will be a never-ending quest.

Counting sunspots is not straightforward. Looking at the Sun through a pair of (properly filtered) low power binoculars – you might be able to see two or three large spots. Someone using a high-powered telescope might see 10 or 20. A powerful space-based observatory would see even more — say, 50 to 100. Which is the correct sunspot number?

There are two official sunspot numbers in common use. The first, the daily “Boulder Sunspot Number,” is computed by the NOAA Space Environment Center using a formula devised by Rudolph Wolf in 1848:

R=k (10g+s),

where R is the sunspot number; g is the number of sunspot groups on the solar disk; s is the total number of individual spots in all the groups; and k is a variable scaling factor (usually <1) that accounts for observing conditions and the type of telescope (binoculars, space telescopes, etc.). Scientists combine data from lots of observatories — each with its own k factor — to arrive at a daily value.

The Boulder number (reported daily on SpaceWeather.com) is usually about 25% higher than the second official index, the “International Sunspot Number,” published daily by the Solar Influences Data Center in Belgium. Both the Boulder and the International numbers are calculated from the same basic formula, but they incorporate data from different observatories.

As a rule of thumb, if you divide either of the official sunspot numbers by 15, you’ll get the approximate number of individual sunspots visible on the solar disk if you look at the Sun by projecting its image on a paper plate with a small telescope.

This list of websites is not comprehensive but offers a useful starting point





Stars are Beautiful Because ....
From The Little Prince

"The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen."

Some selections from The Little Prince - the Real Messages of the Story:

"If some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. He can say to himself, 'Somewhere, my flower is there...' But if the sheep eats the flower, in one moment all his stars will be darkened... And you think that is not important!"

It is such a secret place, the land of tears.

"I ought not to have listened to her," he confided to me one day. "One never ought to listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance. Mine perfumed all my planet. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace." ..."The fact is that I did not know how to understand anything! I ought to have judged by deeds and not by words. She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her..."

"Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful. And if not the butterflies-- and the caterpillars-- who will call upon me? You will be far away... as for the large animals-- I am not at all afraid of any of them. I have my claws." And, naïvely, she showed her four thorns.

"My flower is ephemeral," the little prince said to himself, "and she has only four thorns to defend herself against the world. And I have left her on my planet, all alone!"

"I should like to see a sunset... do me that kindness... Order the sun to set..." ... "You shall have your sunset. I shall command it {said the king}. But, according to my science of government, I shall wait until conditions are favorable." "When will that be?" inquired the little prince. "Hum! Hum!" replied the king; and before saying anything else he consulted a bulky almanac. "Hum! Hum! That will be about-- about-- that will be this evening about twenty minutes to eight. And you will see how well I am obeyed."

"Do you really admire me very much?" the conceited man demanded of the little prince. "What does that mean-- 'admire'?" "To admire mean that you regard me as the handsomest, the best-dressed, the richest, and the most intelligent man on this planet." "But you are the only man on your planet!" "Do me this kindness. Admire me just the same."

"Where are the men?" the little prince at last took up the conversation again. "It is a little lonely in the desert..." "It is also lonely among men," the snake said.

"Where are the men?" the little prince asked, politely. The flower had once seen a caravan passing. "Men?" she echoed. "I think there are six or seven of them in existence. I saw them, several years ago. But one never knows where to find them. The wind blows them away. They have no roots, and that makes their life very difficult."

"Come and play with me," proposed the little prince. "I am so unhappy." "I cannot play with you," the fox said. "I am not tamed." ...What does that mean-- 'tame'?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. It means to establish ties." "'To establish ties'?" "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..." "I am beginning to understand," said the little prince. "There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me..."

"Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose..."

One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets himself be tamed...

"The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen."

This was a merchant who sold pills that had been invented to quench thirst. You need only swallow one pill a week, and you would feel no need of anything to drink. "Why are you selling those?" asked the little prince. "Because they save a tremendous amount of time," said the merchant. "Computations have been made by experts. With these pills, you save fifty-three minutes in every week." "And what do I do with those fifty-three minutes?" "Anything you like..." "As for me," said the little prince to himself, "if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water."

"All men have the stars," he answered, "but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all these stars are silent. You-- you alone-- will have the stars as no one else has them--" "In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.




Plum Blossom I-Ching

Different Ways Of Predicting Plum Blossom (Mei Hua) I Ching

Aug. 20 Plum Blossom I-Ching Comments Off       


    Compare the strength of the Ti vs Yung trigrams. To gauge the success of the subject.

    Divination about process that moves over time, Pen Kua develops to Hu Kua develops to Shih Kua.

    Use the Date and Time of divination via the Chinese Calendar to guage the real strength of the subject at present time.

    Predict the time of incident occuring by : Inner trigram + Outer Trigram + Changing line

    Predict scores/age ,etc by : Inner Trigram x 10 Outer Trigram + Changing line

    For auspicious numbers, e.g. telephone numbers, divide the digits in 2 groups, Sum of first group represent the Upper Trigram, while the sum of last group represent the lower trigram.

    If the number of digits is odd, use the fewer digits for the upper trigram.


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Plum Blossom I ChingHsien Tien Method

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Maping Hexagrams with Date and Time – Hsien Tien Method


While some practitioners use the chinese calendar, others use numeric numbers of western dates for this method rather than the chinese calendar.




    Year 1982 => 1982/12 => remainder = 2


    if remainder = 0, use 12.

    Mth March = 3, Nov =11

    Date 24 =24

    Time 3pm = 15

    In divination, we use the time in which the divination is done.For The Outer trigram:(Year + Month + Day) / 8Take the remainder. If remainder is 0, use the number 8.For The lower trigram:


    (Year + Month + Day + Hour) / 8


    Take the remainder. If remainder is 0, use the number 8.


    To Determine the Moving Yao


    (Year + Month + Day + Hour) / 6


    Take the remainder. If remainder is 0, use the number 8.


    —->Hu Tien Divination


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Plum Blossom I-Ching – The Hu Tien Method

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Plum Blossom I-Ching – The Hu Tien Method


The Hu Tien Divination deals with current events and uses the environment, situation and objects directly confronting us.


For successful divination, one should only consider out-of-the-ordinary situations or sightings. For this, one has to be observant.


Observe and notice percularity of a situation, then mark out the hexagrams.

Importance of Trigrams


Since everything has is represented by one of the eight trigrams, in the Hu Tien Divination method, it is important to be well versed in the meanings and significance of each trigram.


The above shows the direction relative to the diviner and the trigtam that describes it.


For the Pen Kua, the direction is the lower trigram.


The Upper trigram of the Pen Kua is the subject. E.g. Old Man = Qian, a Bird = Xun.


For the moving line, it is the remainder of: (top trigram + bottom trigram + hour)/6


Follow process of identifying the Ti and Yungs and the strength of the Ti.



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Plum Blossom (Mei Hua) I Ching

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Plum Blossom (Mei Hua) I Ching


The Plum Blossom divination, or Mei Hua I-Ching has its roots in the Sung Synasty (920-1279ad) and is said to originate in 1011-1077 with a government official named Shao.


This method does not involve the use of coins, but rather the dates and/or symbols that define the trigrams.


There are 2 Divination methods to derive the hexagrams: Hsien Tien method and Hu Tien Method.


Proficieny in this form of divination requires acute observation and intuition. Practice is usually sufficient for mastery of this technique.


Refer to the Trigrams.

The Trigrams are alloted Numbers



1 – Qian , 2 – Dui, 3 – Li, 4 – Zhen, 5 – Xun, 6 – Kan, 7 – Gen, 8- Kun.


    Pen Kua and Hu Kua


    Pen Kua is the original hexagram we for the divination. This is derived from date and time, and or other factors.

    Hu Kua is derived from taking the four inner lines of the Pen Kua and arranging them like so:


    hexagram pen kua

    Shih Kua



    ShiH Qua is the final Kua after the change has occured. It represents the final destination.


    hexagram shih kua

    Ti & Yung


    “Ti” is inherent, material, born with, natural.


    “Yung” is adapted, nurtured, used for.


    In divining with hexagrams, the 2 trigrams of the Pen Kua hexagrams is divided to “Ti and Yung”.


    Where there are no moving line or Yao, the lower trigram is Ti and the upper is Yung.


    Where there is a changing line or Yao, the trigram with the changing line is Yung.


    Trigrams in the Hu and Shih Kua are Yung.


    The Ti trigram represent the subject or self. How the other Yung trigams interact with it will determine the reading of the divination.


    Analysis of how the Yung affect the Ti will be approached by analysing the properties and element of the trigrams relative to each other.

    This is as per the 5-element theory.


    Ti is like the Self. If the Yung trigrams are elements that “destroy” or “drain” the Ti trigram element, then the divination answers in the negative.


    If the Yung trigram elements support or enhance the Ti trigram element then the divination answers the affirmative.


    Strength of the Ti trigram depends on the affect of the Yung trigrams. This is affected by the type of elements, the closeness to the Ti, and the number of opposing vs enhancing elements.

    Refer to the 5-element theory to understand the trigram relationships.