**Rectifying George Bayer**

**By Daniel T. Ferrera**

** On
page 119 of **__Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to practical Use and
Other Matters__ by George Bayer, he states that the “Market Light” went out
for three months from July 31^{st} to December 12^{th} of the
year 1914. This was the year that the stock markets closed because of World War
I. George Bayer claimed that the cause of this Lights Out phenomenon was due to
the “Eclipse of the Sun” that took place on September 15^{th} of 1792
the same year that the New York Stock Exchange came into existence. Basically,
George Bayer was trying to show the reader that the market closing event in
1914 was 122 years from 1792 and that the eclipse of the sun took place 122
days from the birth date of the New York Stock Exchange. The Bible says to use
a day for a year. This means that each 360° revolution of the Earth on its axis
is to be used as one year for the progression of a horoscope. Now this is where
the rectification comes in and may be the reason George Bayer described this
event. If you look at his natal horoscope for the NYSE, you find that he has
different beginning times for each of the planets and he spends the next few
pages explaining his reasons for having it this way. I am not going to deal
with all the planets because this is only intended to be a short article on
what I think Mr. Bayer wanted the reader to figure out on their own. In his
horoscope, he has the Sun ☼ at 26°30’**_**** on 5/16/1792 at 2:19 PM. He
has the moon****à****at 20°40’ ****^**** on 5/17/1792 at 11:59 AM. **

**Now if you do the work and
the progressions of the ☼ and ****à****you will find that his
horoscope is off. The eclipse of the Sun he is referring to was exact on
September 16**^{th}, 1792 at 4:13 AM at the degree of 24°08’c**. If you calculate the Speed
of the Sun and moon for the one-day period from September 15**^{th} to
September 16, 1792, you find that the Sun moved 58’ 39” and the moon moved
12°40”. Divide both by 365 (days in a year) and you find that the progressed
Sun moves at the rate of 9.536 seconds of arc per day and the progressed moon
moves 1.974 minutes of arc per day. If you use the natal positions of the Sun
& moon that Bayer gives, you will find that the progressed moon would have
hit the eclipse on December of 1913 and the progressed Sun would have hit it in
December of 1914. This does not match with what he is saying! He said that the
“Market Lights” went out on July 31^{st}, 1914 because of the eclipse.
If this statement is true, then the Horoscope must be rectified. If you do the
work, you should 1^{st} come up with a natal date of May 16^{th},
1792 at 11:27 PM. This single time works much better for both the progressed
sun and moon. For example, the Sun’s position on September 15^{th},
1792 at 11:27 PM is 23°56’20”c** it will hit the exact
eclipse location in 11’40” (11 minutes 40 seconds) converting the whole number
to seconds of arc, we get 666.66 seconds. Now we just divide this by the speed
of the progressed Sun, which is 9.536 seconds per day. This gives 69.91 or 70
days. Now just add 70 days to 5/16/1792 (rectified birth) and you get July 25**^{th},
for the year 1914.The year 1914 came from taking the difference in days between
September 15^{th}, 1792 and May 16^{th}, 1792, which is 122
days. 122 days added as years to 1792 gives the year 1914.

** **

**The moon’s position on
September 15**^{th}, 1792 at 11:27 PM is 21°36’35”c**, which is 2°31’25” from the
exact eclipse longitude. If you convert this all to minutes you get 120.5235
minutes. Now divide this by the speed of the progressed moon, which is 1.974
minutes per day and you get 61 days, which would be July 17**^{th}, 1914.
The actual event took place on July 31^{st}, 1914 so this means that
the moon progression missed by 14 days and the Sun progression missed by 6
days. If you multiply the 14 days by the moon’s progressed rate of 1.9744
minutes/day, you get 27.6419 minutes of arc or if you prefer 27’38”. Doing the
same procedure for the Sun, we get 6 x 9.536 seconds/day = 57.216 seconds of
arc or simply 57”. Both these calculations need to be subtracted from their
respective longitudes on 9/15/1792 at 11:27 PM to determine the correct birth
moment.

** **

**Subtracting 27’38” from the
moon’s position of 21°36’35”**c** gives 21°08’57”**c**. This would have occurred
at 10:35 PM on September 15**^{th}, 1792. This means that the rectified
birth of the NYSE must be Wednesday, May 16^{th}, 1792 at 10:35
PM. There are important secrets to be
learned here. One lesson is that aspects that have occurred after the birth of
the native have their effects take place in proportion to a day for a year.

** **

**Sincerely,**

# Daniel Ferrera