Review by Kaye Shinker:
The Master of Time, An Epos of W.D.
Gann's Master Time Factor,
E-Book edition, by Victor Ledeboer
A few lessons in Financial
Astrology and suddenly the student hears the teacher mention
with admiration the writings of W.D. Gann! Naturally, the students
are curious about the man and his writings.
Of course they ask their
teacher, and hope the teacher will suggest a readable book.
Usually the teacher explains
that reading W.D. Gann’s original books is a challenge
in decoding. They continue with a few references to books written
by current researchers. However, recommending one that
is written in a style that is elementary enough for the beginning
student to understand is difficult - perhaps impossible!
Mysterious and elusive W.D. Gann was
the first modern master of Financial Astrology. His writings
are eclectic and a challenge to decipher. However, his books
are filled with tremendous insights as to market cycles and often
referred to by researchers of Financial Astrology when predicting
the outcome of a current cycle pattern. He was considered the Master
of Time, but many researchers only describe him as the master of
The first problem a financial astrologer
faces is where to start when making a market analysis using astrology.
The answer is to check out the Masters, and Gann is the original
master. He gave a very simple answer: Jupiter and Saturn.
In The Master of Time, An Epos of W.D.
Gann’s Master Time Factor, by Victor Ledeboer, the author
starts with a biography of W.D. Gann, and gives an account of Gann’s
true mastery, the connection between planetary cycles and the timing
of the markets. He demonstrates the Square of Nine and
then a historical review of the Jupiter and Saturn cycle and it's
influence on the financial market.
“There is a lot more to say about
the Master Time Factor from Gann but these Master numbers are
very important and we need to get to work with them. The past
repeats itself because human behaviour never changes! The repetition
of human behaviour can be traced in the cycle development of the
Major Master Time Factor. Every 10, 20, 45, 50, 60, 70 and 90
years the same themes occur, the same political and social choices
are made and the same bull markets and panic waves occur. The
numbers nearly cover a whole century. This requires some relativity
and view of his theory. The numbers are not randomly chosen; they
are backed up by theory. Stronger still, we can keep making the
numbers smaller and more specific but the core is the above row
of numbers, of which only one cycle has the status of Master Cycle
and that is the 60-year cycle or its dividend – the 20-year
here to read a synopsis written by Victor Ledeboer.
Speaking as a teacher, this is a book I'm
happy to see. After my students have read about half of
my Textbook For Financial Astrology they become aware of the
masters of Financial Astrology and W.D. Gann is number one.
They wonder about his application of cycles and their value
to the study. Students of astrology study each planet
one by one, however it is the combination of planets aspecting
each other that moves markets in either direction.
The Master of Time, An Epos of
W.D. Gann’s Master Time Factor, by Victor Ledeboer is
a must read for beginning students of Financial Astrology. The
book illustrates the most important basic cycle - the Jupiter
and Saturn cycle - and it is where one must start in applying
the basic principles of astrology to the financial markets.
Kaye Shinker, CAP, NCGR IV
Victor Ledeboer is
a financial astrologer and has worked for years with Gann's