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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
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.