Focus on Lucky Transits
The lucky day $$$ recommended dates do work but you will see that sometimes they are not that well supported by much good transit activity, while other dates they coincide with well aspected times. In the links below I've highlighted what I look for when looking for lucky transits. You will also see that some periods are well aspected but don't show the $$$ signs. These periods do pay as well, with about a 70% accuracy rate, so are worth following if you see a good buildup of nice transits, especially those involving Venus.
Also, you will note how emphasis is placed on the aspects when they are approaching. The energy is stronger here, and drops off fairly quickly after it has reached the exact aspect. Often the day before the $$$ signs shows the beginning of the highlighting. This is to indicate that the evening before the $$$ days can sometimes be the beginning of the lucky period, but the program has to decide the best recommended day based on statistical data, so does that using the $$$ signs.
Over time your confidence should improve as you follow your life and the effects the planets have on your daily affairs.
Over the years when I was developing and testing the method, I noticed that the 24 to 48 hour period after a last bad transit (or set of bad transits) below the date line was often quite lucky. The more users I tested it with, the more this rule seemed to apply. But I was not able to reduce that time period to a single day. This is usually because the cut-off point between two days is often determined by a mere tenth or less than one degree, and is sometimes quite close to the midnight point that separates the two days. It is also because the orbs don't work according to hard-and-fast rules, they vary slightly and it seems to be related to the intensity of good and bad transit interplay at any given time.
For example, you may be in a period of very good transits, and a single bad transit shows below the date line. At times like these, that transit will tend to be overruled or swamped by the good influences, and its orb will probably release a little earlier than normal. So, if the bad transit is a short one, like Mercury square your natal Mars, instead of releasing at approximately one degree, it could let up at around the half a degree point, effectively making the lucky day one day earlier.
So what I had to do is work out the "orb" or range of a daily planetary transit aspect and when this orb was best fitting for the lucky day data I had for quite a few dozen people I had accumulated, including myself. If you click on the Help in the program and then "Report Options" you will see the orbs that so far fit the best for the average user. Sometimes it is a bit more, sometimes a bit less, but this is the average, generally 1 to 2.5 degrees, depending on the planets involved, e.g. Venus to Jupiter and Saturn right up to around 2.5 degrees, while a Mercury transit as little as half a degree.
The best day, according to this rule, is the day with the $ dollar signs. But to indicate to the user that this range sometimes varies a little, I included the word "Lucky" after the $ day. I know that the need for us, all users, is to get the single best day, but this orb and the cutoff point is so tiny sometimes that only that 48 hour period is the best it can come up with. So for big periods, when there is a lot of good activity above the date line, this is quite important, as I do think and have found that it is worth playing the first, $ day, but if there is no success, to also try the following day to try and mine any luck that is present for that period, since usually when the luck comes, it easily pays for both days' investment. But while one is still testing the waters and the finances are limited, it is probably better to just try the recommended day, the $ day, to see if it pays, but not to spend too much, just try it.
However, I noticed that the days following the $ and "Lucky" 48 hour period are also usually pretty good, and can be used to plan one's life accordingly. For the whole period after that, until the next set of bad transits below the date line, the program continues to indicate that there is good transit activity in operation and no luck-withholding bad or challenging transits. In these cases, the program shows the words "Good" and "Fair" for this period. "Good" means that there are at least two or more good transits continuing, and "Fair" shows that just a single transit is holding up that period. If Venus or Jupiter are involved in this, they each get an extra point to add to this since these are the two main beneficial planets.