Developed by Christopher Carolan, the Spiral Calendar is a combination of Fibonacci numbers, the Lunar Cycle, and Square root to project a series of intervals indicating possible reversal dates.
Further information on the Spiral Calendar method can be found in Christopher’s book “The Spiral Calendar”.
Note: This tool requires at least the Gann Lite edition of Optuma, or the Gann tools add-on.
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Drawing tool group, and left-click on the bar on the chart you wish to calculate the tool from. Next, let-click to the left or the right of the bar to select the direction of the tool. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Spiral Calendar 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 Spiral Calendar 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.
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 Spiral Calendar 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 Structures Panel.
Spiral Calendar: Expands to show the available levels of the Spiral Calendar tool. You can untick specific levels to hide them from view.
Direction: Allows the Spiral Calendar to project forward, backwards (or both) from the date the tool is applied to.
Series: Allows you to select whether Odd, Even (or both) interval lines are displayed.
Draw to Bar: When enabled Vertical lines will draw from the Spiral Calendar label to the bar on the chart.
Font Size: Use this slider to adjust the font size of the text labels displayed on the Spiral Calendar tool.
Font Colour: Use this property to adjust the colour of the text labels displayed on the Spiral Calendar tool.
Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of the line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
Line Colour: Allows you to select the colour of the line. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.
Fill Colour: Allows you to select the background colour of the text labels.
Fill Transparency: Allows you to adjust the transparency of the text labels.
Tool Transparency: Allows you to adjust the transparency of the entire Spiral Calendar tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.