Friday, June 10, 2005, 04:11 AM - TechniquesDuring my trip to the beautiful USA state of Washington in May 2005, an afternoon was spent at one of the viewing spots on the mountain, Johnson Ridge.
The National Parks station facility as new since Johnson Ridge was blown away in 1980 and it is worth visiting time and again. The impact of the devastation truly imbeds in the mind. The mountain is mostly cleared of the downed trees and 25 years of new growth is evident, however, the sight of the valley below with the new mud flats instead of the river that flowed before the erruption is one that will not go away easily.
How can such a weather disaster be forecast? While in Washington, I lectured on the fundamentals of long range weather forecasting and also the St. Helens erruption and the Tsunami at the Northwest Astrological Conference (NORWAC).
By creating a series of charts for the time and location of the event, one can easily see how the planets and Moon were positioned. If the astrologer can see the disaster in these charts, then future impacting events for these locations can be prepared.
There are astrologers, including myself, who have forecast hurricanes successfully. We need more astrologers who will look in other places, who will fulfill a great need to understand how any kind of weather will impact us. Since we can do this kind of work, isn't it logical to add our expertise to the weather services around the world?
It is my hope and dream during my lifetime to have Astrometeorology impact our weather forecasts in order to prepare people for the events. The contribution I am making is to further the role of long range forecasting to those who will carry on the tradition after I am gone.
The new dome growing on the mountain is to me like a heartbeat, or a bomb ticking away at the ultimate destiny. Shouldn't someone be watching?
Sunday, May 22, 2005, 04:45 AM - TechniquesLast January I began to work on the spring long range forecast for 2005. The model that I use is very different than the scientific method used by meteorologists. My models are charts of the new, full and quarter Moons plus a chart that depicts the season overview.
For those who have a smattering of astrological knowledge, you may find this technical observation of spring interesting.
The planet Saturn was positioned at the base of the spring season chart, a chart called the Cardinal Sun Ingress at zero degrees of Aries, or the moment the Sun crosses the line of the equator. Saturn is a planet that seldom brings good news or fair weather.
Not only was Saturn at the base of the chart, the part that gives about 50% information about the temperature of the season ahead, but the Moon was also placed in the same vicinity. The two together made for an easy forecast of a wet and chilly spring. What does summer hold? Saturn is in the same position and the planet Venus, representing more wet weather, is next to Saturn in the summer chart. Need I say more?
Wednesday, March 23, 2005, 05:46 AM - TechniquesOur local mets forecast for snow earlier this week didn't pan out. I thought the same wet event wouldn't amount to much and it didn't. However, I have a forecast for exceptional downpours at the end of this lunar period (23rd to 25th) and the mets have 4 to 8 inches of snow coming our way.
One of the techniques used to insure an astromet forecast is to follow a longitude and a declination aspect of the same two influences within 24-36hrs.
In general, the colder influences in a chart are aspects from Mercury, Saturn and Uranus. The aspects for today and tomorrow, the 23rd of March are:
Moon opposite Uranus
Moon contraparallel Uranus
Moon parallel Mercury
Moon sextile Saturn
The mets could be right as the colder air seems to be coming into place. Let's see what happens.
Saturday, March 19, 2005, 08:38 AM - TechniquesAfter spending hours creating a full season's forecast, the usual question is 'what's it going to be like for the (next) season! -smile-