Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 05:24 AM - TechniquesIn the northern hemisphere, sprintime arrives March 20th. I would like to present a few mundane comments here along with some ideas of
weather for the upcoming season.
The chart for Washington DC, March 20, 2009 at 7:43:38 am EDT gives an ascendant of 11:41 Aries
and a midheaven of 6:26 Capricorn, natural signs on the angles.
10th house - party in power, the leader; the ruling planet of the 10th - where it is found is a focus for the season.
The ruler of the midheaven is Saturn in the 6th of Placidus houses. Saturn is retrograde at 17 traveling back
to 14 Virgo and ends the season at 16:00 Virgo direct - not much at play there, rather a small range of degrees
to move around in; that could be a good focus. Saturn rx in the 6th house concerns itself with paying serious
attention to structure in daily life and going over (rx) existing problems that need to be fixed. Health conditions most
certainly will surface and other topics that will If you run the chart, you will see Saturn facing all the remaining
planets from Pluto, working for the 10th down through Venus who is conjunct the ascendant, but - wait - she's retrograde
just minutes away from the exact conjunct. Venus doesn't make it out of Aries and over the ascendant until
the first week of May. The 3 fastest moving planets are in the 12th house suggesting that there is a tremendous amount
of work going on that we cannot see yet.
The hidden agendas should surface as the planets emerge from the 12th house. The Sun makes it to the ascendant of this chart
in 11 to 12 days - we should have a good idea of where Obama is really going because the Sun also represents the leader, as well as the ruler of the sign on the midheaven.
If you follow the planets during the season as we do in long range weather forecasting, you begin to get a picture of some of the
events that will take place in the next 3 months. See if you can figure out what will happen when Mercury, then Mars
cross the ascendant.
During the season there are two pairs of planets that will emphasize the type of events. The Jupiter and Neptune conjunction
in Aquarius will denote the flooding that will take place and the torrential rainfall during the season. The pair continue on into
the summer season and lend their actions to the tropical weather. The hurricane season begins early and this year, even earlier
The 13 lunations for the season show Venus and Mars chasing each other, catching and passing each other, then Venus stops, looks back and chases after Mars again. This pair also induces rain and confirms the idea of a very wet spring season.
Mercury represents the winds and it will travel to 1 degree Gemini and station there after making a square aspect
to the Jupiter Neptune pair. Mercury travels back to the square degree at 26 Taurus to produce more severe weather in
More long range forecasts will be posted by March 20th on the main website.
Monday, March 9, 2009, 08:38 AM - ForecastsMichael Reilly (Discovery Channel) writes an article about the strength of hurricanes and the lunar cycle impact. Researcher sees a trend in Atlantic storms; mixing tides could be factor. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29530066/ for the rest of this incredible story!
The results of the researchers may change the way we look at weather. The story basically says that the Moon could influence the weather. I can't help but be impressed with the discovery; what a wakeup call for the meteorologists to have discovered that phenomenon. Also in the article that the Moon's spooky influence on earth is legendary but the phenomena attributed to the Moon are almost exclusively superstition. It makes me smile, actually laugh, to see the baby steps the researchers are taking and the incredible CYA sidestepping going on. What do you think?
The article goes on to show an easy way to see if the Moon is really influencing hurricanes. That would be to look at the hurricane data from 1878-1950! A good idea but flawed because of the dates included.
The reality check for the information found between 1878-1950 - before computers and any kind of accurate accumulated data for those years is easy to understand. The researchers results would be fraught with error because of incomplete data from anytime before 1900. Beginning a study with data from 1900 can be chancy.
I will credit the scientists and meteorologists for providing good statistical data for modern times. One excellent location is
In fact, four years ago I performed my own study from this data gathering information on the Moon's influence on hurricane totals north or south of the equator. I wanted to know if the storm totals increased at these times of high declination degrees. I think the results are interesting but not conclusive - there is a tendency for increase but it is not consistent. Keep in mind that we do not have hundreds of years of hurricane data.
If you are interested in more detail, you can examine the spreadsheet on my website http://weathersage.com/resources/index.htm
When there, please click on Hurricanes (Excel spreadsheet).
The objective for my study was to find out if the number of hurricanes increased significantly when the Moon was in high declination degrees. The Moon can reach almost 29 degrees of declination north and south in its cycle. And...the air tides are carried further north and south over the earth when the Moon is in the higher degrees. Air tides mixing - you bet!
Astrometeorologists (I'm one of them) are far beyond baby steps in using the Moon as a weather influence. We have been developing long range forecasts for hundreds of years with the understanding that the Moon controls a good part of our weather. Ourforecasts are not for 5 or 10 days into the future but more like 5 months or 5 years. Don't be fooled when the TV weather person says something like 'and now for your long range forecast, or some say futurecast'. Yet, it's a good thing they are taking baby steps...isn't it?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 08:09 AM - ForecastsAfter viewing lots and lots of charts for the next few years I was inspired to write something more interesting about weather conditions. The beautiful planet Venus - she sparkles in the sky like a diamond reminding us of other worldly energy. Venus is with Mars in a very close and personal way this spring. Here is a short story about their attraction to each other. I hope you enjoy reading it.
It begins.... It's been a sublime adventure watching Venus chase Mars in the Aries ingress season charts. She spotted Mars quite some time ago in the relationship and beautiful sign Libra in early September 2008 and she may have taken notice then but continued on her way outpacing him by a sign or two until now, the mating season, up above the equator. Perhaps she is assessing her position and her desires as she begins to slow her advancement by small amounts until she stops March 6th 2009 in Mars' sign Aries, perhaps looks back and thinks about taking a much closer look.
Venus meanders along the path to the sign Pisces, perhaps mesmerized in that sign while she parks herself there for two weeks at 29 degrees. What could be going on with a Venus in Pisces for that length of time? When she comes out of her delusionary, yearning to merge period and regains her fiestiness in Aries, she begins to pursue Mars with a vigorous intent. Does Mars stand still and let himself be caught? Oh, no....Mars in Aries now in late April has more work to do, he is on a quest, a mission to heat up the place and is moving quickly. Venus chases and chases but can't quite get up to his speed. What to do...What to do. Huffing and puffing Venus regains her normal speed after the slowdown in Pisces and puts on her Nike's (tennis shoes) and gains even more strength as she enters her home arena in Taurus to lure Mars, now in the same sign. into a Taurean conjoining finally! in June at the powerful 15 degrees of fixed signs.
Is Venus pregnant with much rain for northern summertime? Does this tale have anything to do with headline news or even our own private lives? By the way, the pair are in love and remain at the same degree at the start of summer, a real supermoon time. Would anyone else care to continue the story? Carolyn, enjoying the idea of it all. If you enjoyed this kind of experiential astrology you may find more of it by joining our e-mail list where we talk only about weather and how to make a good long range forecast. Send me an email asking to join.
Monday, March 2, 2009, 01:49 PM - TechniquesEvery so often I have a long range forecast that is completely or even partially wrong, yet impactingly wrong. Keep in mind that I am one person developing forecasts for a whole season at a time - that is 13 weeks of weather information!
Mostly I am happy with my results or I wouldn't be able to continue in my quest to have long range weather forecasting be known as a viable alternative or addition to the meteorological model.
Here in New England my forecast for the period of February 24th to March 3rd, 2009 my forecast was for a cold and dry week with strong winds. We have the cold and the winds but we also have many inches of snow (hyped to breaking news by the media - in my younger years this was a typical winter storm). The media is not wrong, but, in my youth, this snowfall was a regular occurance - we didn't have the media to tell us just how bad everything was!
It was definitely pilot error in missing forcasting the storm so here's the astrology of it all, or actually the cycle of it all. It has to do with the planet Venus. Venus has a repeat cycle of 8 yrs for one thing and she also has a retrograde period to talk about. The retrograde period is what is happening here today even though we can go back in time 8 yrs at a time and find good results for similar storms in various locales.
At the retrograde approach, the astrologer or astrometeorologist observes the planet Venus as slowing down in her travel along the ecliptic. The slowing down means that Venus is more or less 'in your face' for a period of days, intensifying the influence she makes in general.
For weather, Venus is a planet that has an influence of moisture or more commonly, rain. Depending on the season it can be warm or tropical rain or in winter, the moisture can take many forms from cold rain to sleet to ice to snow or hail. FYI, the Moon is the most wet influence.
For southern New England, the planet Venus was not only angular in the new Moon model, it was affecting the 4th house of major weather influence. I completely overlooked Venus's impact on this weeks weather. So it goes..... Solution? We need more weather astrologers.
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 08:23 AMSince the first of the year, 2009, I've been working on the spring weather forecast and the 6 month 2009 hurricane forecast, as well as completing a 2 year study on earthquakes for a particular location.
The information from all the studies is rather awesome considering the times in which we are now living. If you thought last year was interesting, then you already know that 2009 is going to be even more jaw-dropping!
There are many people who still think 'it can't happen to me', well, more people will be devastated this year by weather disasters than by other losses. The areas that will be affected will include Tornado Alley for one. It will be a more than average season for storms.
On a flight to a vacation spot in January, I worked on the hurricane charts and got as far as August 2009. The hurricane season begins June 1st and lasts for six months. With certain planets in place even before June 1st, there are indications of tropical storms brewing in the Gulf, perhaps on the east coast as well. In all my years, I haven't seen these planet combinations in just one season.
The hurricane report should be ready by March 20th, about the time when the spring long range weather report is posted. I'll write more about the spring weather on another day.
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