LUNAR PHASES – NEW, FULL AND QUARTER MOONS
HOW ASTROLOGY AND WEATHER WORK TOGETHER
A lunar phase is either a new, full or quarter Moon; everyone understands the monthly travels and shapes of the Moon. The moment of the exact interaction or aspect between the Sun and the Moon denotes the start of a phase. The information is essential for the long range weather forecaster.
The astrologer casts a chart using the date, time and location of a lunar phase and the resulting chart contains all the information, the position of the planets, Sun and Moon that are needed to forecast weather for anytime in the future. There is no other system that can make that same claim. Our modern day meteorologists cannot perform the task of long range weather forecasting beyond a few days and sadly, most think there is nothing else that can be done about the weather.
Long range forecasting is reaching a peak of awareness thanks to the improved communications since the explosion of the internet. Using the natural forces of the solar system and the information and techniques provided by western tropical astrology, accurate forecasts are possible. Accuracy of course depends on correct calculations and the skills of the astrologer.
There is no one lunar phase and planetary positions which will consistently denote storm activity. Each storm may have similar attributes (aspects between planets) but the resulting weather does not happen to the entire earth, therefore the location of the astrological chart determines the kind of weather to expect.
The Lunar Phases and Classic Storms
New Moons allow the astronomers a wonderful darkness in which to explore the heavens. The observed heavens offer a sense of wonder and an excellent timing sequence to gather information about planet Earth. Hurricane Camille, August 1969, made landfall in a New Moon phase.
Beautiful full Moon phase nights are a delight to those who revel in the beauty and abundance of the night sky. The ‘Perfect Storm’ of October 1991 began on a Full Moon and continued to gain strength for the next two weeks.
A Quarter Moon lunar phase often brings a disturbed atmosphere because the Sun and Moon are in a tension aspect. Stormy weather can result in many locales. In over 15 years of study and observation, many of the classical storms such as the 1900 Galveston Hurricane and the likes of Hurricane Katrina struck under a Quarter Moon phase.
The lunar phases dates are available to everyone – look for them in your local newspaper, calendars, or on line at this interesting website at NASA: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/phase/phases2001.html
One last thought – comets have long been regarded as emissaries of doom and gloom. Earthly events are freely compared by the general public to the comet’s activity. With that understanding, long range weather forecasting should be a foregone conclusion that the relationship of the planets along with the Sun and Moon are influential in our everyday lives.
Carolyn Egan, Astrometeorologist
October 1, 2009