In Star Trax Millennium and Timing Solution program, we use an additional zodiac which is designed for planetary phases. Here we try to explain our idea.
Everybody knows about Moon phases. Moon phases reflect the simple fact of interaction between the two very important figures of our skies: the Sun and the Moon. The Earth is between these two; we can observe them from the Earth's surface. The Sun shines to us in the daytime, and the Moon lightens up our path in the night. Actually, the source of light in our Solar system is only one, i.e., the Sun. The Moon, Earth's satellite, reflects the solar light. It does it differently, depending on the mutual position these two in the space. We can see this as phases. The phases show how much the Moon is illuminated by the Sun for the observer watching this process from the Earth. There are a lot of books and articles (from ancient Greeks to modern astrologers) written on different issues regarding to Moon phases.
But, besides the Moon, there are other objects in the astrological chart. I talk about the planets. They are also illuminated by the Sun, we observe them from the Earth's surface, and they also reflect the sunshine differently - according to their position in the space. It might have some sense to try identify planetary phases, not only lunar ones. I must say that this idea is not a new one, other astrologers and researchers developed it. My attempt is only to show how this idea can be designed in the computer program for astrologers.
First of all, let us imagine what the planetary phase for inner planets (such as Mercury and Venus) is:
The picture shows Venus's phases as an example. Here you can see the position of Venus and the Earth in relation to the Sun.
The phase shows how Venus is illuminated by the Sun if we observe it from the Earth.
The phase changes between 0-360 degrees. So, we can use the planetary phases as a special kind of Zodiac. This idea was fulfilled in the new Millennium program.
It is interesting to notice, that the so called New Venus corresponds to heliocentric Earth-Venus conjunction, and the Full Venus - to heliocentric Earth-Venus opposition.
For phases of outer planets (such as Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) we use another algorithm: we calculate how the Earth is illuminated by the Sun if we observe it from Jupiter, or Mars, or Saturn, etc. But we can find how the Jupiter is illuminated by the Sun if we observe it from the Earth. It can be done if we add 180 deg to the planetary phase calculated by the previous algorithm.
Does it has any practical sense? There is no answer to this question nowadays. It needs to be researched. But the importance of the Moon phases allows us to assume that planetary phases also might have some sense. AIR Software research group provided some research on planetary phases and their connection to stock markets. Further you can see the results.
Now we want to demonstrate how planetary phases hit the stock:
This is the composite for Mars's phase for DJI (1915-2003 yy).
We can see that the price is low around the "Full Mars" (5th phase). But it is extremely high for the first quarter of Mars's phase (3rd phase). We can get the information about Full Mars from heliocentric composite, but the information about quarter of Mars is available from phase's composite only.
Besides, we can use the planetary phase aspects.
Here is Mars-Saturn phases composite for DJI:
We can see that DJI is extremely high when Mars and Saturn are in opposite phases.
Besides, we can see active points around square aspects.
The planetary phases give us the additional information.
So we can use planetary phases and their aspects to create the predictive model (like in the Black Box, or Easy Expert). In Timing Solution program there is a possibility to use planetary phases as one more type of Zodiac.
To use or not to use the planetary phase? It depends on the stock. Sometimes it improves a prediction, sometimes not. For example, look at the Black Box prediction for DJI without planetary phases:
With planetary phases:
It look like the second model works better.