As you probably already know, progressions and
solar arcs of the Midheaven, Ascendant, planets and moon are a better indication than transits of the really big
payouts. An accurate progressed position indicates the approximate date (more accurate with the progressed Moon),
when the event might occur.It is the daily planetary transits that will give the near-exact date of a "lucky
day" operating under the influence of a benevolent progressed aspect. Large payouts occur when transits (usually
benevolent aspects from the slower-moving planets) coincide with natal and benevolent progressed planet (and
sometimes the moon) positions.
Some of the largest payouts can occur when secondary planetary
and solar arc progressions of planets or the Midheaven and Ascendant have reached powerful and benevolent
I do not have a particularly "lucky" birthchart with good Venus or Jupiter
aspects, yet I am a "successful" gambler (well ahead). My biggest wins to date have occurred when these
progressions were in effect.
An acqaintance who won R2.8 million on the 7th of January
1998, had a Sun-Jupiter sextile in her birth-chart that had come to "exact" by progression. This effect was
increased by several benevolent transits going off at the same time. Wins of this intensity are definitely fated,
in my opinion.
One of several cases of how Lotto winners have come to select their winning
numbers has led me to believe this. An example is the man who, when selecting his numbers, glanced upwards at the
roof. On a wooden beam was stamped a batch number, which he took. It turned out to be the correct combination.
Statisticians would probably say that this was simply a coincidence. However, when one considers the odds of this
occurring, for the correct Lotto during the correct week in the correct location and the correct method of
selection, many people start sensing that there is something more to this than pure mathematics. Looking further
into the matter, we discover that he made this observation during a period containing some of the most powerful
simultaneous progressions and transits of his life, and tend to draw other conclusions.
|There often exists what I refer to as the "Beak" shape in a
person's daily transits, for want of a better word, since it looks like a big bird's beak (example)|
draw each transit as a semi-circle above or below a horizontal line: above the line for a good transit (trine,
sextile or good conjunction) and below the line for a bad transit (square, opposite or bad conjunction), you will
end up with a graphical diagram ofwhat the good and bad looks like on any particular day. Note that you should
use the traditional one degree orbs for this, but I do have examples of it working for two degree orbs. In other
words, bad transit energy seems to "release" its hold more often around a one-degree orb than two
Many winning dates are now fairly easy to see. Look for a day
when there has either been a buildup of good transit activity, or a day when there are several good transits.
This will look like several semi-circles above the line. At the same time, one or more final bad transits should
terminate. It looks like the good is "spilling" over the bad. There has been bad resistance, which suddenly comes
to an end, leaving only the good influences. It is like flying over a cliff edge in an aeroplane. The ground
suddenly drops away, leaving you way up in the sky. Days like these can often bring much luck.
If you want to find the dates of most of the biggest
possible wins in your lifetime, consider doing the following (you need a fairly accurate birth-
1. Progress your Midheaven and Ascendant by Solar Arc, finding the months
when they form benefic aspects (all trines and sextiles, as well as conjunctions to the Sun, Moon, Mercury,
Venus, Jupiter and sometimes the outer planets -especially Uranus, but only if the outer planet is well aspected
in your birth-chart). You progress your Midheaven and Ascendant by adding a degree for every year that has passed
since your birth. An example: Suppose a person's Midheaven is at 18 Pisces 30, and they have Jupiter at 18 Leo
30. Their progressed Midheaven will hit the trine to Jupiter (at 18 Aries 30) at approximately age 30, at which
time that person could expect an event ranging from good to excellent, depending on the strength and aspects made
to Jupiter in their natal chart. Please note that this is only a rough way of calculating Solar Arc progressions.
The actual value is normally a little more than a degree, which gradually causes an error of up to a year or two
in later life. It is best to use an accurate software program if you really want to get into this.
2. When you know the approximate date of a good progression, it is time to look at your transits
for this period. The progression will be fired off by good transits, not necessarily to the planet being
contacted. At times like these, look for either the beak shape, or a day when several good transits are in
operation. You can use this program to find either of the two, but I have found that the wins usually occur under
the beak, the day when there are one or more good transits affecting you, and the last bad transit has just gone
out of its 1 (or 2) degree orb. On days like these, the chances are very good that you will either win a
considerable amount of money, or experience a very good event, even if you do not gamble or speculate at this
3. When you have learnt to do this, you can do the same with your progressed planets.
Here, you have even more options that work well. You can use both the Solar Arc ('Primary Directions') as well as
the true planetary progressions ('Secondary Progressions').
To calculate the Solar Arc
directions you use exactly the same method as explained in point 1. For example, if you have an exact Jupiter/Sun
sextile (60 degrees apart) in your natal chart, then at age 60 or a little after you can expect a big to huge
payout or very successful event. To calculate your Secondary Progressions, which are equally, (if not, more)
powerful, you need an astrology program or an Ephemeris (a free set of tables comes with this program) to find
out the approximate date of the progression. Again, it works on a 'day for a year' basis. Let's say you were born
on the 15th of January, 1960, at 8am. To find out where your progressed planets are at exactly age 40 and a half,
do the following. First, add 40 days to your birth-date. You get the 24th of February, 1960. To get the correct
progressed time, add 12 hours (half a day) to your birth-time, i.e. 8pm. Now use either your astrology program
(or your Ephemeris) to find out exactly where the planets, sun and moon were on the 24th of February, 1960, at
8pm in your current place of residence. Once you have done this, examine the aspects of these progressed
planetary positions to your natal planets. With a bit of experimentation, you can find the age you were (or will
be) when the aspect becomes 'exact'.
Finally, as in point 2 above, look at the transits to
your natal planets to find the exact date of the event. Transits to the natal planets seem to exert a stronger
influence than transits to your progressed planets at that time. This does not mean that transits to progressed
planets should be discounted, they definitely do have an influence, but you should first look at transits to your
natal planets before taking transits to progressions in account, as well as have enough astrological experience
to know the potential of the natal chart before looking at transits to progressions to bring events that are not
promised in the natal planetary aspects and dignities.
A study of a number of lottery
winners and the aspects when they won revealed something quite interesting. Sometimes a fairly innocent looking
birthchart can get quite supercharged by progressions and transits. For example, one person I looked at from Lois
Rodden's records had a 2-degree Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in his birthchart:-
$27.7M won on
BRUCE JOHN HEGARTY
12-5-1954 12:19pm EST
Around age 39, the Jupiter had progressed to be right on his Uranus at 25 Cancer. Transitting
Pluto came up to sextile the now powerful conjunction, a few other nice transits to natal and progressions, and
wham! $27 million dollars in the bank. This is one of the reasons why I don't like to 'discriminate' against
someone having a natal chart that doesn't look all that powerful, or to de-emphasize a natal planet too much.
Progressions can make a chart extremely powerful, especially if it is a slow, 'burning' progression (stationary
or turning direct/retrograde near a natal planet). Also, they could well have a natal planet conjunct a powerful
fixed star, or have some close parallels that a first glance might miss. A weak or debilitated Venus, for
example, might have progressed right on to Regulus, and who can say exactly how powerful that might be.
I counted the different
aspects in effect for about 20 wins that I had which occurred during the course of about 150 of my gambling
sessions, mainly in horse-racing. I used only my own data since I am absolutely sure of my birth details as well
as the exact dates and amounts I won.
The Transits to my Natal Planets were as follows:-
I am aware of Joyce Wehrman's strategy of focusing mainly on the conjunctions, squares and
oppositions the daily chart makes to your natal chart. Her approach uses the Koch house system and requires, as
she says, birth times that are "gnat-eye" accurate to calculate the exact times these aspects are made. I agree
with her observations regarding the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 9th houses and aspects made to planets in those houses and
their ruling planets. This has to be partly true, since this is how astrology works at a minor level, but if this
was totally true, you (and everyone else) would be able to win money consistently every day. I disagree with this
approach when it comes to aspects involved in larger wins, which are definitely fired by more powerful
astrological conditions than aspects as they form as the daily chart turns its full revolution once a day.
You only have to study the charts, progressions and transits of Lois Rodden's list of lotto
winners to confirm this. Sextiles, trines and conjunctions form the overwhelming basis (over 90 percent) of
aspects on the date of their big lotto wins. These aspects are invariably a combination of secondary
progressions, primary directions (solar arc) as well as transits to both natal and progressed planets. If you
study these charts you will see that this is largely indisputable. However, when you look at wins in hindsight,
you will notice that the exact moment of a big win was usually fired by at the moment of such aspects, but if you
only look at daily aspects and not the bigger picture, you will probably lose as much money as I did when trying
to get this method to work for me before giving up on it. However, having said all this, I agree with the many
astrologers who say that hard aspects can help cause big wins. There have been many examples of this with big
lotto winners, even Saturn exactly square a person's natal Mercury. An example of this in my case wis my best win
to date which occurred when Neptune was exactly opposite my natal Mars. But I do believe that these merely assist
the action of major progressions and transits to both progressed and natal planets.
use any astrology program to quickly give you a list of the progressed planet (Secondary Progression) influences
in your life. This basically gives you a picture of your life-story, the 'big picture', in terms of the
influences of your secondary progressions. All you have to do to get this list is to run your transits for the
first, say, 90 days of your life. You can use this or any transit calculating program to do this. So, if you were
born on the 15th of January, 1960, simply get the program to calculate your (full - use this option) transits
from that date for 90 days, up to approximately the 15th April, 1960. This will give you a good indication of the
major periods in your life up to age 90. Treat each day as a year following your birth. (Naturally, ignore the
transiting planets that 'conjunct themselves' on the days following your birth-date). The lucky days program includes progressed planet and progressed
moon reports in its free demo mode.
I've looked quite
closely at aspects to midpoints at the times of wins and my conclusion is, although they are definitely active at
these times, there are often quite important ones that are badly aspected at the same times. They seem to add to
the aspects but don't seem to inhibit wins in any noticeable manner.
Betting by the
If you know the exact aspects the Moon is making to your planets you will actually feel
the bit of luck kick in just before the aspect becomes exact, but after going into this quite deeply I feel that
there is just not enough power in the Moon to make a day a winning one, even if you have a few good transits on
that day. Also, bear in mind that my records show that any aspect from the Moon can sometimes fire off a lucky
day when you do have one. For example, at the exact time of the outcome of my best win in 1992, the Moon exactly
squared my natal Uranus. Yes, as a matter of fact, I was feeling rather upset at the time of the win. I was still
live in a Pick-6 ticket with one race to go. I had 6 horses running for me in that leg. I noticed that an
unproven horse was getting heavily backed, so covered my ticket by taking it to win with the field in a trifecta
taken twice. The Pick 6 was paying a minimum of R34 000 on the favorite. The newbie won. My horses came 2nd, 3rd,
4th, 5th and 6th, and all I won was the trifecta twice. Feeling very unlucky and despondent, I heard them
announce that the Place Accumulator had paid R1200. I remembered I was still in twice and had taken the ticket
ten times. I quickly worked out that that ticket was now worth R25 000, which made me feel quite a bit better.
Still, the message here is, if you only play when the Moon is in good aspect you might miss out on a winning day
Betting by Transit Activity Alone
Update 2013: I have spent the last couple of years working closely with some professional gamblers, mainly poker and roulette. They like to gamble more often than the dates recommended by the software. After following their winning and losing days for a long time, win after win, loss after loss, the common finding is that betting this way does help to a noticeable extent, in the region of a 60-70% success rate. Still, it is somewhat frustrating and does not seem to be as effective as following the 'beak' days where there is a discharge of fortunate energy after the termination of a final bad transit. So, after 20 years of testing, the theory still holds water and I use it myself all the time. I am still way ahead and still win a lot more than I lose.
I have seen several sites try and sell lucky days in the past few years, all attempting to use this method, and all closing down within a year or two. Betting by transit activity alone is not very impressive.
Aspects to the MC, Ascendant and Node
Looking back at my
records, it is clear that good aspects to the MC and Node are definite payers, especially those from Venus,
Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in that order. However, over the past few weeks (Feb 2006) I've had good aspects from
Venus and Jupiter to my MC, so bet confidently on four occasions (3 horses, 1 casino), only to lose each time.
All I can say at this stage is that statistically they do pay quite frequently and should be followed, but cannot
be relied upon on their own. It seems they must be backed-up by other good transits or progressions at the same
2nd and 5th Houses
To date, most of my best wins came when the
Sun was in the first half of my 2nd and 5th houses. The win was in most cases bigger than normal (for me) if
there was a good progressed Moon aspect to my birthchart at the same time. The two best progressed Moon aspects
for me have been conjunct Uranus in my 3rd while the Sun was a few degrees into my 2nd, and trine Neptune (in my
5th) when the Sun was approaching the cusp of my 2nd house. My second biggest win occurred when the Sun was a few
degrees into my 5th house.
using my own software for well over a decade now I can add that I have repeatedly won relatively large amounts
when the Sun has moved a week or two into my 2nd and 5th houses (Placidus). Look for good transits around those
periods and fire away, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Best tip: Progressed Moon
You don't have to
wait so long for progressed moon aspects, and, sure as daylight, along with the bad aspects, they bring lucky
days, new jobs, friends, romance and good things into your life as well. Follow your progressed moon and step up
your betting activity around the dates of the good aspects it makes.
There is a free Progressed Moon and
Progressed Planets reporting function in the Lucky Days
A free set of Ephemeris tables (planetary position, *.n files) for mid-day, GMT
also gets installed with the software. You can locate these files using Explorer and open them with NotePad.
These files (1920-2050) can be found in the Program Files/Lucky Days/ephemeris