Aspect Returns

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Jul 2, 2021 11:20


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 2009 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.


To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Astro tool group, and left-click on the bar on the chart you wish to calculate the tool from. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.

Scripting Function: ASR()

Actions & Properties




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.

Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool 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 line colour - as this allows all the other Aspect Returns tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

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

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

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

Set Time Alert: Selecting this action will set a Time Alert at the value the Vertical Line is positioned.

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

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

Delete: Deletes the 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.

Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the label / symbols displayed along the top of the indicators orb.

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.