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Astro-meteorology of the Oklahoma tornado

The Great Storm Bird and the Sun God

At least 51 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise. Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph (321km/h). About 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals for their injuries.

Meteorological astrology or astrometeorology (from Greek ἄστρον, astron, "constellation, star"; μετέωρος, metéōros, "high in the sky"; and -λογία, -logia) is the practice of applying the astrological/astronomical placements of the Sun, Moon, and planets to forecast the weather.[1] The rules of astro-meteorology are summed up by Kim Farnell.
A Basic Guide to Astro-meteorology
Cast a chart for the Sun's ingress into each of the four cardinal signs, i.e. 00 deg of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
The charts are interpreted using the 4th house as the main indicator followed…

Perceiving patterns of meaning

Cassiopeia - the Ethiopian Queen

New Era of Fisheries Policy Needed to Secure Nutrition for Millions May 17, 2013 — A new study published in PNAS argues that for fisheries policies to be effective they must take in to account not just fish stock conservation and environmental issues, but also research data on the patterns and dynamics of fish trade, markets and user consumption. Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute to a balanced diet, and is a particularly important food source in many developing countries..

May 14, 2013  - Ms. Jolie wrote on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation known as BRCA1, which left her with an exce…

Cassiopeia eclipse and the Cannes jewel heist

More than $1 million worth of jewels by Chopard were stolen from a Cannes hotel room Thursday after the safe was removed and taken, according to Nice police. The jewels were meant to worn by celebrities in town for the annual Cannes Film Festival, which is known to attract thieves, but Deadline reports the Chopard heist is one of the biggest in recent history.

Regular readers will by now be aware of the importance of angles (i.e. Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven (MC) and Nadir (IC) in mundane astrology. A chart for an eclipse becomes extremely significant for a place if the angles are strongly aspected.  Shown here is the chart of the May 10 solar eclipse at Cannes. Notice that the eclipse Sun-Moon along with Mercury, Mars and Saturn make a  Grand Cross with horizon axis so that judging by the rules of mundane astrology it is definitely important for the place. But what is it saying?

First, as we have mentioned in a previous post, the eclipse [19ta31] is conjunct the star  Rucha [18ta0…

Eclipse brings new era in art market

Constellation Pictor – the Painter’s Easel

A contemporary art sale at Christie's in New York has made $495m (£325m), the highest total in auction history. The sale included works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The sale established 16 new world auction records, with nine works selling for more than $10m (£6.6m) and 23 for more than $5m (£3.2m). Christie's said the records reflected "a new era in the art market".

The May 9 eclipse [19ta31] is conjunct the Cupido/Zeus midpoint [18ta33]. Readers unfamiliar with TNPs may refer to Arlene Kramer’s definitions [1] . Cupido is about art and Zeus is compulsion  amongst other things so that this eclipse is likely to make people feel a compulsion about art. Cupido is opposite Jupiter and the stars of Pictor, the Painter’s easel. [2]
Neptune is square Venus and  forms a biseptile to Jupiter. With Neptune-Venus we become sensitive and  extremely responsive to music, poetry or art.  The septile series …

Astrology of the French recession

France has entered its second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, official figures show. Its economy shrank by the same amount in the last quarter of 2012. A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. France has record unemployment and low business and consumer confidence. BBC

The  lay public is usually unaware that since ancient times a branch of astrology devoted to the fate of nations was used by kings and rulers to understand what the stars foretold for their nations .  In the course of history, the individual became the focus of attention in the western world and this development has led to the general decline of mundane astrology; its influence on the development of society has almost completely disappeared [1]. One of the accepted mundane horoscopes for France is that of the formation of the FirstRepublic [2]. From the tables [3] below and their standard interpretations let readers decide whether it…

The wild beast Lupus in Syria

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel taking a bite from the heart of a dead soldier has brought strong condemnation. US-based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, a well-known insurgent from the city of Homs, and said his actions were a war crime.The main Syrian opposition coalition said he would be put on trial. The video, which cannot be independently authenticated, seems to show him cutting out the heart. [BBC May 14, 2013]
To understand a natal or mundane map in depth , it is important to use the correct orb of influence for planets and stars on the angles. In the Lunar Planner Nick Fiorenza gives us an important clue:
“A ±7° orb is used around the angles (ASC / DSC / MC / IC). Theses areas are where planets and stars are especially active” [1].

With the question of orbs cleared,  we look at the  chart of the Solar Eclipse of November 14, 2012 at Damascus. Notice that the Ascendant is 6Vi. On the Ascendant is Regulus [0vi01], the heart of the Lion. And the e…

Cassiopeia eclipse and China’s anti-corruption drive

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into the deputy head of the economic planning agency, the latest high-level official to become ensnared in the new leadership's anti-corruption drive. The ruling Communist party's disciplinary agency said in a one-sentence statement on its website that Liu Tienan, deputy head of the cabinet's National Development and Reform Commission, was being investigated for "suspected serious disciplinary violations".

The solar eclipse [19ta31] of May 10, 2013 is conjunct the star Rucha [18ta07].
Delta (δ) Cassiopeia, Rucha, is a star on the knee of the Ethiopian Queen. Cassiopeia, is the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.  
“The son of Cassiope will  count greedily the yellow sands, and drench a dripping beach with a new flood… she bids men look for gold beneath the ground, uproot all which nature stealthily conceals, and turn earth upside down in search of gain”[Manilius, Astronomica, book 5, 1st century AD, p.343.]

Pakistan: Through a glass darkly

Nawaz Sharif [born 25 December 1949] is a Pakistani politician and industrialist whose party, Pakistan Muslim League-N, has won a majority in the recent elections. He has previously served as Prime Minister  of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999. In 1990 the conservative forces for the first time in the country's history, came into the power under a democratic system, under the leadership of the Nawaz Sharif. Sharif took steps to initiate Islamization and conservatism ,a policy started by Zia ul Haq. So it would be reasonable to assume that Sharif’s new term will see a continuation of his Islamization policy with renewed vigor.
Pakistan - Natal Chart  23 Mar 1956, 07:05, USZ4 -5:00 KarachiPakistan, 24°N52', 067°E03'

Solar Arc Dirns (Current)
Sun (2)    SSq         Asc (1)    (X)          Sa-Na      11 Apr 2012         27°Ta01' D              12°Ar01' D Sun (2)    Sqq          Pos (7…

Haumea intercedes with world powers

Goddess Haumea – Protector of the Environment

In some ways, it's just a number, but it's a big number with enormous implications. For the first time, scientists measured an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide of 400 parts per million in Mauna Loa, Hawaii, where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observatory is located, on Thursday. "Most experts that really study CO2 amounts estimate that we haven't seen that amount of CO2 in our atmosphere in about 3 million years," said J. Marshall Shepherd, climate change expert and professor at the University of Georgia. In other words, modern humans have never seen carbon dioxide in these proportions before.

Shown here is the map of eclipse of May 21,2012 at Mauna Loa progressed to 10th/11th May 2013, the date of the above report. Notice that the eclipse is triggered by the progressed descendant with Neptune on progressed IC and Mars just past the MC. In other words, the T-square of Mars-Sun/Moo…

Syria: Orion battles the Hydra

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party government and those seeking to oust it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April 2011. These demonstrations were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end to over four decades of Ba'ath Party rule. Opposition forces are mainly composed of defected soldiers and civilian volunteers, who became increasingly armed and organized as they unified into larger groups. However, the rebels remained fractured, without organized leadership. The Syrian government characterizes the insurgency as an uprising of "armed terrorist groups and foreign mercenaries". The conflict has no clear fronts, with clashes taking place in many towns and cities across…

Astrology of the Indian Coalgate scam

Coal allocation scam or Coalgate, as referred by the media, is a political scandal concerning the Indian government's allocation of the nation's coal deposits to public sector entities (PSEs) and private companies by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In a draft report issued in March 2012, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) office accused the Government of India of allocating coal blocks in an inefficient manner during the period 2004–2009. The essence of the CAG's argument is that the Government had the authority to allocate coal blocks by a process of competitive bidding, but chose not to. As a result both public sector enterprises (PSEs) and private firms paid less than they might have otherwise. In its draft report in March the CAG estimated that the "windfall gain" to the allocatees was 10673.03 billion (US$200 billion). On 8 May, the court made observations regarding a need for the independence of the investigating agency from the clutches of t…

Andromeda regains freedom from captivity

Cleveland (CNN) -- Three women freed from a decade of captivity inside a Cleveland home celebrated in the arms of their families Tuesday, as police and the FBI worked to unravel the details of their abductions. Amanda Berry, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus and Michele Knight were freed Monday night after Berry attracted the attention of a neighbor who helped her escape. A 6-year-old girl that police said is believed to be Berry's daughter was also freed. "Help me, I am Amanda Berry," the young woman told police in a frantic 911 call from the neighbor's house. "I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here, I'm free now."

The May 9 solar eclipse [19ta31] is very significant for Cleveland, Ohio  since it is placed exactly on the Descendant. Here is the left foot of the “chained woman” Andromeda who in ancient texts is described as "the pregnant woman".   In India this was the star Bharani, ‘Bearing’ or ‘She w…

Solar Eclipse and the high US suicide rate

The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans rose 28% in a decade, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Altlanta Georgia has found. Among adults 35-64, white people and American Indians saw the sharpest increases from 1999 to 2010. The CDC did not investigate causes behind the trend, but noted many suicide prevention programmes were geared towards youths and the elderly. The report found no significant change among other age groups. Since 2009, suicide has claimed more Americans than motor vehicle crashes. There were 38,350 suicides in 2010, making it the nation's 10th leading cause of death, the CDC said.

The upcoming  Solar Eclipse of May 9 is significant for Atlanta since it is  placed on one of the angles, in this case  the descendant. The table below gives the stars in aspect to the eclipse Moon and Ascendant. 

 New Moon 9 May 2013 – Annular Solar Eclipse

Aspects to Mon             19°Ta31                      +17°22'  Cnj   …

Eclipse brings wildfires to Los Angeles

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The strong winds that fueled a raging wildfire in the Los Angeles-area are expected to die down some Saturday, a welcome change for the army of firefighters battling the blaze. The fire, which began Thursday morning, has damaged 15 homes,15 outbuildings and five commercial properties while torching 28,000 acres in the VenturaCounty area, fire authorities said. "Onshore winds have begun to diminish this evening allowing for the expiration of all red flag warnings," the National Weather Service said late Friday.The winds gusted to 45 mph the past two days, fueling the roaring flames.

Shown above is the map for the Lunar Eclipse of April 25, at Los Angeles, CA. Notice the eclipse along with  the Mars-Saturn opposition straddles the meridian axis making it one place where its message would be clearly seen and heard. While Mars-Saturn opposition on its own is connected with ‘fire accidents’ [1] we will see in this post how the stars “conspired” to create the m…