W.D. Gann spent all his life studying cycles and numbers. Gann was a financial astrologer, a Freemason, and studied the Bible to decipher cycles. Gann made large amounts of money trading, horse racing, and playing the Cuban lottery. Some people say he died broke. I don't believe this to be true, as taxes were well over 80% in the '40s and '50s and he most likely left his money in Cuba. You can't have an office on Wall Street for 40 years employing 9 staff, own two planes, and be earning no money.
Anyone who is a Freemason understands that it is a secret society and knowledge is passed on through rituals and symbolism. It is only the initiated few of the highest order that would understand anything of ancient geometry and astronomy, being two of the seven liberal arts. The seven liberal arts stand for each of the seven ancient planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Sun, Mercury, and Moon. Saturn is the master of the lodge and the other planets are allocated to the other positions in the lodge. You cannot have a lodge meeting unless you have a least seven people attending. Lodge meetings in the past were conducted on every new moon, although today it is not practical, therefore they are run on a nominated day of the week once a month.
The USA's independence was set up astrologically by 57 men, 56 of whom were Freemasons and it was set up on July 4, 1776, for a specific reason. 56 is also twice 28, which is mentioned below. A large number of the US Presidents have been Freemasons. July 4 is 120 degrees from March 4 and November 4. In the past, the President was elected on November 4 but never took office until March 4, making up the triangle. If you have studied history, you would also know that the Federal Government never became effective until March 4, 1789, exactly 13 years after American Independence was declared.
The US 1 dollar bill is also coded i.e., there is an eagle holding 13 arrows in 1 claw and there is a branch of 13 leaves in the other claw. There are 13 stars above the eagle's head and 13 stripes on the eagle's breast totalling 52, which represents the weeks in a year. The eagle is represented by the astrological sign of Scorpio. Gann never got on with his son and his son didn't believe in astrology. His son used to sit in Gann's office making paper planes and tossing them out the window. Therefore, Gann didn't believe his son warranted receiving the knowledge he had gained over 50 years of researching, therefore all the knowledge went to his grave except what he passed on through coded works.
A lot of Gann's astrology was coded or masked by the use of numbers and this is evident in the cycles in the commodity and stock courses as well as in the two books entitled The Tunnel Thru The Air and The Magic Word.