About the Luck Chart
Luck Chart implements a simple but consistent approach to defining the level of luck on a particular day. Here is how it works:
Say, a person was born on the 1st of November 1960. Knowing this, we already know the first lucky number, 1, it's the number of the day of birth. In numerology, this is called the Birthday Number.
The second lucky number is the numerological Life Path Number, in this case again 1. As it is the same number, we add weight to it, and it will be considered in the Luck Chart as twice more important.
The next lucky number comes from the person's Sun Sign. Here we follow the association between signs and numbers offered by Claire Doyle-Beland in her book Luck Doesn't Happen by Chance: 4 for Aries, 9 for Taurus, 7 for Gemini, 2 for Cancer, 5 for Leo, 3 for Virgo, 9 for Libra, 8 for Scorpio, 8 for Sagittarius, 2 for Capricorn, 3 for Aquarius and 4 for Pisces. In our example, the person's Sun Sign is Scorpio, so the third lucky number is 8.
The fourth lucky number comes from the planet ruling the Sun Sign. The rulers are: the Sun for Leo, the Moon for Cancer, Mercury for Gemini and Virgo, Venus for Taurus and Libra, Mars for Aries and Scorpio, Jupiter for Pisces and Sagittarius, and Saturn for Aquarius and Capricorn. The numbers associated with planets are: 1 and 4 for the Sun, 2 and 7 for the Moon, 5 for Mercury, 6 for Venus, 9 for Mars, 3 for Jupiter and 8 for Saturn. In the example, the ruler of Scorpio is Mars, so the fourth lucky number is 9.
Here is the list of all the lucky numbers for a person born on November the 1st 1960: 1, 8, 9. Number 1 is emphasized because it came up in our calculations twice, so it has more weight.
This is the wole algorithm implemented by the first version of the Luck Chart app. In the future, we are planning to add more features, and the most probable candidates are lucky hours, as described by Claire Doyle-Beland, and biorhythms suggested by Kenneth Dickkerson.
The idea is that the more numbers meet together on a particular day, and the higher the weight of those numbers, the luckier is the day.
This is how the app displays a Luck Chart for October 2012 for a person born on November the 1st, 1960:
Let's see if we can understand the logic behing the coloring of the days in the chart. First of all, the lucky days of the week are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday emphasized. Why is that? Well, Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, and so are associated with number 9, one of the lucky numbers we found out above. Similarly, Saturdays are ruled by Saturn and so are associated with number 8, another lucky number for this person. Finally, Sunday, which is ruled by the Sun, is associated with numbers 1 and 4, and number 1 has double weight in the example. You can see in the chart that all Tuesdays and Saturdays of the month have at least a pale green background (one point of luck), and all Sundays have a bright green background (two points of luck). So if the example person wanted to gamble, we would advise him to do that on Sundays, while Tuesdays and Saturdays would be an acceptable second choice.
Some days, however, have more luck associated with them than could be explained just by the day of the week. Let's see why, taking as an example the luckiest day of the month, the 28th of October. When there are more than two points of luck on a particular day, the Luck Chart displays a star for each extra point (it can display only three stars in the first version). Number 28 sums up numerologically to 1, and number 1 has a double weight, so here we have two extra points for this Sunday, resulting in two stars. This would be the best day for gambling, but it can also potentially be especially lucky for many other things.
Testing the Luck Chart
The algorithm of the Luck Chart is very simple, so we were interested to see if it can make any difference at all. One day, one of us, not a particularly lucky person who has probably never won in his life anything exceeding 50 pounds, tried to gamble. That was a day with two stars in the Luck Chart.
The very first attempt to use an online slot machine with a stake of 1 pound resulted in a win of over 220 pounds! The winner made a break until the excitement subsided and then tried to use another slot machine and later bingo, with limited deposits of 10 pounds.
Both deposits were spent without any spectacular result, with only a few minor wins along the way. So either all the luck of the day was used for the very first attempt, or maybe the timing of the attempt should be precise. More experience is needed to understand how all this works, but we do believe now that the algorithm of the Luck Chart has a certain truth behind it, and we are planning to work on fine-tuning this algorithm.