Friday, March 27, 2009, 05:47 AM - TechniquesThe Red River in N. Dakota is rising to exceed previous levels. Marc Penfield's chart for the state and for Fargo show the current transits tightly affecting each one. I prefer to start with a chart of the state because if there is a disaster, the state chart would take a hit in a few places such as finances, deaths, and other points in the chart. Many times a chart of a city or town can be more important and can be used as you would a state chart. Ex. the founding of Newport, RI 1639 is the chart I use for RI. The best locational chart is the one that will give you the best predictive capabilities - the angles are affected by transits. If you are keeping a notebook of places, then cast and print the chart and make your notes on the chart to use in the future.
Data from Marc Penfield's book Horoscopes of Cities and States of the USA and Canada available at AFA
Nov 2, 1889 2:40pm CST 100w47 46n48 in Bismarck. MC 12: 57 Sag.
Source - NY Times
The 4th house cusp is Gemini with ruler Mercury conjunct Uranus. Gemini would be a variety of weather and cool to cold and breezy.
the conjunction easily explains the record setting kinds of weather. Uranus is also co ruler of the ascendant. Saturn also co ruler of the ascendant is in Virgo - brings in the Mercury again. The Moon in Pisces in the 1st house is very strong for water issues and the Moon is by degree exactly square the 4th cusp.
If you cast the chart you would find transiting Neptune conjunct the ascendant - this is a very long transit.
FARGO, ND - a city that is in the news re: flooding
July 1, 1871 12:30pm cst. 96w48 46n53 Source, ND Historical Society
9:15 Cancer midheaven.
The 4th house 9:15 Capricorn ruled by Saturn in Capricorn at 6 Cap. The Moon is 28 Sat, close to the natal Saturn and the midpoint is where transit Pluto is now. Transit Neptune is opposite natal Venus at 24 Leo and Venus is the ruler of the ascendant.
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 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.
Friday, July 18, 2008, 09:12 AM - TechniquesEarly this year, 2008, there was a focus on producing the Long Range Weather Forecasting Course that would include information based on my 15 years of working in this field.
The individual lessons were completed, the charts and images checked and rechecked and the CDs became a reality thanks to many who supported this effort.
The CDs are now being sold through a retailer, www.alabe.com (Astrolabe, Inc.) after being launched at the greatest conference ever, UAC, in Denver, CO, May 2008.
If you would like to see a list of the lessons, I have them on a page at www.weathersage.com, with a link to Astrolabe.
The CDs are sold in a DVD type album and can be purchased singly or in a set for a reduced price. Part 2 is the advanced lessons for those weather people who know the basic lessons of long range forecasting. I've included all the techniques that I use to achieve a seasonal report and also the information on how to develop a one-day forecast.
Some of the other details in the course are the individual lessons. Each lesson section is no longer than 8 minutes long, but one topic may have 3 parts to it. All the charts and lists are viewed while listening to the audio on your computer and each one can be printed as well.
The CD's were a hit at the conference bookstore, Astrology Et Al out of Seattle Washington. Because weather is a specialty course, everyone was surprised at the amount that was sold.
Perhaps because I have had a web presence since the year 2000 and also have an email list (email@example.com) and that I have extensively advertised the 6 month Hurricane Report, more astrologers have become aware of the value of long range weather forecasting.
Another reason may be from giving my weather talk at the previous UAC conference in Florida in 2002 and all the other speaking engagements here and in Europe. It has been a wonderful experience to see how well weather forecasting has progressed over the years and I am very grateful to those who also work with weather and those who are thinking of including the study to their list of achievements.
Part one of the weather course is easy enough to understand and work with even while listening to the CD. I've had enough feedback that lets me know that beginners are having so much success.
The first talk at the UAC conference was on the basic course information. The class was full and was I ever surprised at how many knew me from the weather list and many places where I've lectured. I must say that I was feeling very fulfilled at the success of the study and for my diligence in keeping with it all these years. Thank you to all who may be reading.
If you would like to join the weather list, just drop me an email and I will subscribe you. Best wishes, Carolyn
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 06:18 AM - TechniquesThe season has not yet finished yet my forecast of a season 'riddled with storms' has been more than accurate. What kinds of influences precipitated so many storms?
Global warming is too broad a subject for me to cast any blame on the phenomena at this point. Planetary lineups on the summer seasonal chart (the Sun ingress to Cancer 2005) were stunning and should have prompted me to prepare a July forecast, however, the 13 weeks of hurricane season that I did prepare met with success in determining when the major storms developed.
Tracking the storms is possible, but it would take a staff and a bank of computers with payment for services rendered. When that happens, we will out forecast even our present accuracy. This work is not possible with our imbedded system of weather forecasting. When will they get the message!
What other kinds of work is rewarded with payment for inadequate forecasting, usually without apology?