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Aspect Returns


This indicator is based on the concept that aspects which occur at the point of a major change in trend will continue to influence the market.

The Aspect Returns will highlight all the aspects between the selected planets for the date and time of the selected Low / High and searches for those same aspects in the chart’s entire range (forwards and backwards from the selected point).

We can then review the chart to consider if the aspects from that selected date show any correlation in influencing the market.

In this example the tool was placed on on the 2008 low and set to Jupiter and Mars (Geocentric). On that day those planets were 9'11 degrees apart, and the tool shows when that aspect occurred again.

Actions & Properties


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Aspect Returns indicator to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Aspect Returns tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Aspect Returns tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Aspect Returns indicator, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the lines of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the lines view to the background.

Move to Front: If the lines of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the lines to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Aspect Returns indicator, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Aspect Returns tool Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Aspect Returns tool to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected line. For more information on Time Alerts, click here.

Delete: Delete the Aspect Returns tool from the chart.


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.

Planet: Select the planet and/or planetary body that is to be used in the Aspect Returns calculations.

Show Lines: Adds a line to the orb at the date where the exact aspects occur.

Line Style: Allows you to adjust the display settings for the lines (when enabled) including colour and line type (solid, dashed, etc).

Line Over All Views: Stretches the orbs / lines of the Aspect Returns tool across the full length of the chart, including any tools displayed below the chart (such as Volume, RSI, etc).

Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Aspect Returns tool setting between GeoCentric (Earth Centered Ephemeris), HelioCentric (Sun Centered Ephemeris), and Sidereal (sidereal deals with the position of the Earth relative to the sun as well as the stars of the celestial sphere).

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Aspect Returns time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the tool will automatically update.

Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).

Calc Style: Allows you to select what values the tools is based on, Longitude (default), Latitude, Right Ascension or Declination.

Position: Select the position of the planetary symbols displayed as part of the tool (High or the bar, Low of the Bar, Top of the chart or Bottom of the chart.

Font Colour: Select the colour of the text and planetary labels.

Show Symbol: Tick this checkbox to display text and planetary symbols alongside the orbs the tool plots.

Stack Symbols: In the even 2 or more symbols appear in the same location this option allows them to display above / below each other rather than overlapping.

Orb Properties: Expands to display options for the Orb such as colour, transparency and the orb value (2 degrees by default).  

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

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