Weather Forecasting There is currently much ongoing research in weather forecasting using
astrological techniques. My own interest, and much of the following material
was sparked by Carolyn Egan who in turn acknowledges Sandra Rhozon and
Alphee Lavoie among others, and by reading Weather Predictions by C.C.
There is currently much ongoing research in weather forecasting using astrological techniques. My own interest, and much of the following material was sparked by Carolyn Egan who in turn acknowledges Sandra Rhozon and Alphee Lavoie among others, and by reading Weather Predictions by C.C.Zain.
If you would like to try it for yourself, here are some of the basic ideas. The best way to go about this is to keep a notebook showing your predictions and their outcomes. The charts that we use are:The Cardinal Ingress chart - used to get an overview of the season ahead. This chart is calculated for the time (GMT) that the Sun enters a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). Use your own latitude and longitude. Weekly Lunation charts - calculated for GMT but again using your local longitude and latitude. The New Moon chart can also be considered as encompassing the entire month.
You will also need to have an idea of the keywords associated with the Planets and Signs and these are listed briefly later. First though you will need to run the nearest Ingress and Lunation charts for the entire period. Now to get down to the nitty-gritty.First, note the Planets in the 4th and 1st Houses - using the descriptions below make notes of all of the effects of these Planets. These notes will be your 'forecast' against which you will compare and note the actual weather for a lunation period. Roughly half of the overall conditions of the forecast are described by the Planets in the 4th House, the Sign they are in and the aspects to other Planets and sensitive points. Include the Sign on the 4th House cusp as the next influence. About one quarter of the information comes from the Planets in the 1st House, the Sign they are in and the aspects they make. The Rising Sign or Ascendant is a secondary influence. Look also at the Planets which rule the 1st and 4th House and consider their Signs and aspects. Obviously there will be contradictory ideas presented when these forecasts are made and it is in the synthesis or blending of these descriptions that the meat of the forecast will become obvious. Pay close attention to Planets which are conjunct angles. Ther are very important and may override much of the Sign descriptions. If these angular Planets make hard aspects that too needs to be noted. Obviously not every Ingress or Lunation chart will have Planets on the angles but when they do, it can be quite significant. Carolyn notes that in New England the lunations of January 5th and 13th, 1995, had Saturn conjunct the Midheaven creating a week of long-lasting doom and gloom aptly named the 'Blizzard of '96'.
Aries: warm, hot, dry - a moveable sign and can bring in some wind
Taurus: cool, wet, a moderating influence and can be steady farmer's rain
Gemini: tends to cold, dry, fair, clouds moving, open sky, fluctuations in temp
Cancer: cooling off to cold, wet, chance of rain with downpours, short-term wet
Leo: hot and dry; the most still sign; in winter, melting snow
Virgo: cold, dry, on the cool side with winds; blustery
Libra: cool, lower temps rather than heat, airy breezes, favors dry; pleasant
Scorpio: extremes, really wet/dry or hot/cold, con/destructive; oppressive; this sign intensifies the action of the rest of the chart. Never fails to bring an extreme
Sagittarius: warm, dry, clear and sunny; pleasant, Indian summer, Jan. or Feb. thaw
Capricorn: coldest, storms, low temps in winter; can add to heat in summer; can be severe and long, periods of wet, especially on 1st or 4th
Aquarius: cold, dry and crisp; lightning; very changeable; adds to storm charts
Pisces: cool, wet, mild, seasonable; moderates indications, second to Taurus
Sun: - warm, dry, calm unless in violent combination