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Chapter 6
UNUSUAL WEATHER
ow that we have given some study to Temperature Charts and the dates on
which temperature variations should occur, Air Movement Charts and the
dates on which wind variations should occur, and Moisture Charts, and the
dates on which precipitation should occur, we are prepared to consider
charts indicating not just ordinary variations, but unusual variations from the normal
trend of the weather. These include wind storms, electrical storms, fogs, sandstorms,
tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, cloudbursts and other uncommon conditions of the
weather.
In these studies, and those of more common weather conditions, we find that the
outer-plane weather quite precisely mirrors the inner-plane weather during any
particular period. But where this outer-plane weather will manifest pronouncedly
depends upon the normal weather conditions of the areas of the world at that time of
year, and the degree upon the Ascendants of the weather charts erected for given
areas. We thus find that powerful aspects of any kind in the sky, and especially at
those times when they are within the one effective degree of perfect that gives them
the force of progressed aspects, always affect the weather in a corresponding manner
on the earth. Invariably, discords in the sky bring disagreeable weather conditions on
earth; and fine, harmonious aspects in the sky bring fine weather. However, even if
the aspect is a trifle or sextile, if the planets are violent in their own nature, the
weather also may be somewhat violent.
When there is a heavy affliction from the electrical planet Uranus to other
slow-moving planets, we may be sure that the sudden violence of Uranus, and its
electrical force, will play a part in the weather at that time. Saturn is the general storm
planet. Its heavy afflictions from other planets invariably produce destructive
weather conditions. These may vary from drought to flood and from hail or a
sandstorm to a winter blizzard. Just how Saturn will act is not easy to determine;
except that its weather tends, as Saturn is the planet of loss and disappointment, to
destroy crops and property. It is not the most violent of the planets, but about one-half
the afflictions and loss experienced by mankind are mapped by its influence. And
this general observation of its influence in the other branches of astrology is
applicable also to the amount of destructive weather indicated by it.
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Neptune, when combined by destructive aspects with other heavy planets, gives
weather of a rare type; fog, sandstorms, unusual objects falling with the rain, and the
smog which now afflicts many present-day cities.
When violence is shown, if either Mars or Pluto is significant in the chart or by
progressed aspect, the violence is increased.
Heavy afflictions in the sky always bring weather afflictions on the earth; but the
destructive weather may be a flood in China rather than in the United States, or it may
be a drought in India, the freezing of crops in Siberia, or a typhoon in Japan. An
indicated hurricane may take place far to the south of the United States.
It is only when, by their house positions, the planets showing very heavy afflictions
directly affect the given locality, as indicated by the weather charts erected at that
place, that the indicated weather may be expected to have an influence at that place.
And where storms of extreme magnitude are indicated, or other unusual weather
conditions, nearly always, at least in some measure, the Temperature Chart, the Air
Movement Chart, and the Moisture Chart for the period are all three involved.
Therefore, storms and unusual weather should not be forecast as to time except after
a careful study of all three weather charts for the given period.
But when the Temperature Chart for the season shows violence at the particular
place, and the Air Movement Chart shows violence at the particular place, and the
Moisture Chart also shows violence at the particular place during the week. it
covered, one may be sure that within the area covered by the charts there is going to
be destructive weather that week. And a study of the aspects formed to the
Ascendants of the charts often will enable the exact day of the storm to be predicted.
Now in order that we may, to best advantage, get some understanding of these violent
aspects in the heavens which presignify storms and other unusual weather
conditions, and how the planets are located by house position in the region where the
unusual weather occurs, let us take events which are already on record, and analyze
the weather charts which preceded them. The time for which these charts were
erected is the Local Mean Time at the indicated place.
In this study, and in the prediction of unusual weather, all three weather charts must
always come in for consideration. The Temperature Chart for the season, of course,
indicates the weather for the season. But when the storm occurs, there must also be
indications of it in the Air Movement Chart or the Moisture Chart, or both. More
commonly the indications are shown in all three charts, and in all cases where
unusual weather conditions are predicted all three charts should come in for careful
consideration; for all three have a bearing on such weather.
To commence these studies, let us consider a quite local storm, just off the land at sea.
It was, perhaps, no more violent, and was certainly less extensive, than numerous
other storms in which there was no damage. This local storm is notorious, however,
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because the U. S. dirigible, Akron, the world's mightiest airship at that time, had
started on a short pleasure cruise, and was caught in the storm off Barnegat Light,
New Jersey.
The giant airship was torn apart and fell into the sea, a total loss of 5,000,000 dollars.
And of the 76 men aboard, only three survived. To complicate the disaster still
further, the U. S. Navy blimp, J-3, sent next morning to the rescue, also was forced
down by the storm, and two of her crew of seven were drowned, bringing the total
dead to 75.
The Akron was caught in the twisting center of a thunderstorm area. The crash came
April 4, 1933, "at 12:30 a.m., only a few hours after the start of a practice cruise from
Lakehurst, New Jersey; a pleasure jaunt to Cape Cod to make compass adjustments."
Temperature Chart No. 193
--This chart was erected for March 20, 1933, 8:47 p.m., 74W. 39:45N. This
Temperature Chart preceding the Akron disaster is given in Chapter 01.
Stormy Saturn is in the fourth house. Electrical Aquarius is on the cusp of the fourth,
and its ruler, Uranus, is in violent Aries. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the
chart.
Violent Scorpio is on the cusp of the Ascendant, and one ruler, Mars, is in windy
Virgo, while the other ruler, Pluto, is in wet Cancer. This accounts for ¼ of the
influence of the chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in windy Virgo. This accounts for 1/8 of
the influence of the chart.
Of the three planets in angles, all three--Saturn, Neptune and Mars--are violent.
This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Thus did the season for Barnegat indicate violent storms, and on April 4 violent Mars
made the sextile aspect to the Ascendant.
Air Movement Chart No. 194
--This chart was erected for March 25, 1933, 4:46 p.m., 74W. 39:45N. Its elements
are given in Chapter 05.
Violent Scorpio is on the cusp of the fourth house, and one of its rulers, Pluto, is in
breezy Cancer, while the other, Mars, is in windy Virgo. This accounts for ½ of the
influence of the chart.
Violent Mars is in the first house. Quiet Leo is on the cusp of the first, but its ruler, the
Sun, is in violent Aries. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mars; the ruler of the sign occupied by Mercury, is in windy Virgo. This accounts for
1/8 of the influence of the chart.
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Mars in an angle is violent. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
This chart certainly indicates much wind, and as Pluto is within the one effective
degree of progressed square electrical Uranus, electrical disturbances are indicated.
On April 4, Venus made the trine of the Ascendant, and windy Mercury came
sesqui-square the Ascendant.
Moisture Chart No 195
--This chart was erected for April 3,1933. 1:00 p.m., 74W. 39:45N. Its elements are
given in Chapter 05.
Dry but violent Aries is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mars, is in dry but
windy Virgo. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Stormy Capricorn is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Saturn, is in electrical
Aquarius. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Cancer, the sign occupied by the Moon, is very wet. This accounts for 1/8 of the
influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles the Moon is wet, and because of its close square to electrical
Uranus, Pluto is violent. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
On April 3 the Moon made the conjunction of Pluto in the seventh, and the square of
Uranus, and then on April 4 it moved to the inconjunct of the Ascendant. This,
together with the aspect of violent Mars to the Asc. of the Temperature Chart, .and
the aspect of Venus and windy Mercury to the Asc. of the Air Movement chart,
released the weather indicated by electrical Uranus within progressed square of
violent Pluto.
Usually even more local in extent, and more violent in both lightning and the
downpour of rain, are cloudbursts. Already, in Chapter 05, Moisture Chart No.
186, I have mentioned one example of a cloudburst which occurred about 100 miles
north of Los Angeles. But another from a different locality is here warranted.
Temperature Chart No. 196
--This chart was erected for June 21, 1930, 8:47 p.m., Pena Blanca, New Mexico. Its
elements are given at the front of this chapter.
Violent Mars is in the fourth house. Calm Taurus is on the cusp of the fourth, and
Venus, its ruler, is in calm Leo. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Stormy Capricorn is on the cusp of the first house, and Saturn, its ruler, is in stormy
Capricorn. Aquarius is intercepted in the first, and its ruler, Uranus, is in violent
Aries. Saturn is square the Sun. Saturn is opposition Pluto, and violent Uranus makes
a T-square with this opposition. This not only accounts for ¼ of the influence of the
chart, but shows there is much violence in the sky.
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The Moon, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is wet. This accounts for 1/8 of the
influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Mars and Neptune tend to violence, while Venus tends to
moderate the weather. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Air Movement Chart No. 197
--This chart, the elements for which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for July
18, 1930, 7:30 p.m., Pena Blanca, New Mexico.
Violent Mars is in the fourth closely square violent Neptune and closely sextile
windy Mercury. Calm Taurus is on the cusp of the fourth, but its ruler, Venus, is in
windy Virgo, closely conjunction violent Neptune and closely square violent Mars.
This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Electrical Aquarius is on the cusp of the first house, and its ruler, Uranus, is in violent
Aries, square Pluto, square Sun, and square Saturn. This accounts for ¼ of the
influence of the chart.
The Sun, ruling the sign occupied by Mercury, is in breezy and wet Cancer,
conjunction violent Pluto. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Mercury is windy, Venus is mild, and Mars and Neptune are
violent. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Moisture Chart No. 198
--This chart, the elements for which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected July 18,
1930, 4:23 p.m., Pena Blanca, New Mexico.
The planet of lightning, Uranus, is in the fourth house, square violent Pluto. Violent
Aries is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mars, is in windy Gemini, closely
square violent Neptune. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
The storm planet Saturn is in the first house, opposition Jupiter. Dry Sagittarius is on
the cusp of the first, but its ruler, Jupiter, is in wet Cancer. This accounts for ¼ of the
influence of the chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by the Moon, is in dry but windy Gemini, closely
square Venus and closely square violent Neptune. This accounts for 1/8 of the
influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Saturn is stormy, the Moon is wet, Jupiter tends to fine
weather, and Uranus tends to lightning and violence.
Of special significance in releasing the violent weather indicated, is progressed
Uranus trine the Ascendant throughout the duration of the influence of the chart.
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As a cloudburst lasts only a short time, perhaps less than an hour, and usually is
confined to a region less than a mile square, where rain falls in torrents, the chart for
the region is not necessarily wet; for most of the region covered by the chart may be
dry. But a cloudburst always shows extreme violence. However, as the violence is
due chiefly to water, we look chiefly to the Moisture Chart to time the date when it
will occur.
This one at Pena Blanca, New Mexico occurred July 24, 1930, when Mars was
parallel the Asc. of the Temperature Chart, Mercury was parallel the Asc. of the Air
Movement Chart, and Uranus was trine and the Sun made the sesqui-square to the
Asc. of the Moisture chart.
The cloudburst that resulted caused $10,000 damage, demolishing 12 homes and
covering the land on which people had raised crops with sand.
Of course, cloudbursts occur only in certain sections of the world, and a similar chart
in another region would indicate violence of a different kind arising from the
weather.
In direct contrast to such violent precipitations are droughts, such as the one
experienced throughout the month of June, 1933, in the Midwest.
Temperature Chart No. 199
--This chart was erected for March 20, 1933, 7:16 p.m., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Its elements are given at the front of this chapter. It was erected for this place because this was
the hardest hit of all the drought area, which extended over Kansas, Nebraska,
Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota. Not
only was the wheat crop badly burned, but the corn crop also was severely damaged.
Both Saturn and the Moon in the fourth indicate rain, but Saturn tends to intensify any
destructive condition of the weather, even droughts. Capricorn on the cusp of the
fourth is stormy, but its ruler, Saturn, is in the dry sign Aquarius. This accounts for ½
of the influence of the chart.
Dry Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in wet Pisces. This
accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in dry Virgo. This accounts for 1/8 of the
influence of the chart.
Violent Pluto in the tenth house makes a progressed square to violent Uranus in the
seventh house. Pluto is damp, but Uranus is dry. Moon and Saturn in the fourth tend
to wetness, but Saturn was in progressed trine with the Asc. It is the storm planet, and
in addition to the drought, there were many bad storms during the season. These
angular planets account for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
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Air Movement Chart No. 200
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June 8,
1933, 7:34 a.m., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dry Libra is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler is in wet Cancer. Libra is windy,
and Cancer is breezy. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Wet and breezy Cancer is on the cusp of the first, and the Moon, its ruler, is in dry and
breezy Sagittarius. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
The Moon, ruler of the sign occupied by Mercury, is in dry and breezy Sagittarius.
This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Saturn in an angle, the seventh house, is in dry and breezy Aquarius. This accounts
for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Moisture Chart No. 201
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June
14, 1933, 5:00 p.m., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It does not, of course, represent the
whole month of June, but only one week of it. This week, however, was the most
severe period of the drought, and by the end of this week slight showers began to
relieve the dryness in some sections.
The wet Moon is in the fourth house, opposition dry Mars and Jupiter in the tenth, and
trine damp but extreme Pluto. Wet Pisces is on the cusp of the fourth, but its ruler,
Neptune, is in dry Virgo, (the sign ruling grain). This accounts for ½ of the influence
of the chart.
Extreme Scorpio is on the cusp of the first house. One of its rulers, Mars, is in dry
Virgo, while its other ruler, Pluto, is in wet Cancer. This accounts for ¼ of the
influence of the chart.
Neptune, ruling the sign the Moon occupies, is in dry Virgo. This accounts for 1/8 of
the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Moon is wet, Neptune is moist, and Mars and Jupiter are
both dry. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
However, Pluto, which increases the extreme tendency of a chart, whatever that
tendency is, is in progressed trine with the Asc., and is square Uranus. Dry Mars and
Jupiter, as well as unusual Neptune are in the sign of grain, Virgo, opposition the
Moon.
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It would seem that progressed Pluto trine the Asc. in the Moisture chart, progressed
Saturn trine the Asc. in the Temperature Chart, and progressed Jupiter semi-square
Asc. in the Air Movement chart, enabled the heavy afflictions of the period to work
out in terms of a drought which destroyed grain. Aspects within one degree of perfect
to the Ascendant always have a powerful influence on the weather.
By way of still further contrast, instead of the heat and dryness of a drought, let us
consider one of the cold spells, two or three of which usually occur each winter and
cause death and much suffering.
The one here considered was not confined to any particular region of the United
States. Instead, the newspaper headline for Dec. 12, 1932, reads: "52 Lives Lost as
Cold Sweeps Entire Country." This was followed by the explanation: "Winter blazed
a fresh trail across the country today. The temperature dropped to 3 degrees above
zero in Chicago. The entire country, from coast to coast, suffered unusually severe
climatic conditions. The bitter cold in Chicago followed a new fallen snow. Snow
was falling over most of the Middle West, while rain and sleet were reported in the
Eastern states to the Atlantic seaboard. Snow fell in Washington, Oregon, and
Montana, with temperatures from zero to 15 below."
Temperature Chart No. 202
--This chart was erected for September 23, 1932, 0:24 a.m., Chicago, Ill. Its
elements are given at the front of this chapter.
Cool Libra is on the cusp of the fourth, but its ruler, Venus, is in hot Leo. This
accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Hot Mars is in the first house, but cold Cancer is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler,
the Moon, is in cold Cancer. Furthermore, while not making progressed aspects to
the Asc., Pluto is conjunction the Asc., Saturn is opposition both Pluto and the Asc.,
and cold and extreme Uranus, from an angle is making a T-square to both of these
oppositions. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart, plus the influence of
the indicated aspects.
Venus, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in hot Leo. This accounts for 1/8 of the
influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Mars is hot, Venus moderates, Uranus is cold, and Saturn is
cold. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
The significant thing about this chart is not that it indicates a cold season, but that the
T-square from heavy planets, which include the Asc., indicate extreme weather at
times which, as the T-square planets are cold, would tend to be cold.
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Air Movement Chart No. 203
--This chart was erected for November 2, 1932, 2:20 p.m., Chicago, Ill. Its elements
are given at the front of this chapter.
Cold and windy Gemini is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mercury, is in
breezy and genial Sagittarius. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Cold and windy Uranus is in the first house square cold Saturn and cool Pluto. Cool
Pisces is on the cusp of the first house, and its ruler, Neptune, is in cold and windy
Virgo. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Jupiter, ruling the sign occupied by Mercury, is in cold and windy Virgo. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles Neptune is cool, Jupiter is warm, and Uranus is cold and
windy. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
The T-square involving Uranus in the first indicates some periods of extremely
windy and cold weather.
Moisture Chart No. 204
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for
December 12, 1932, 8:30 p.m., Chicago, Ill.
Venus in the fourth is wet, and Mercury in the fourth is cold and dry. Scorpio, on the
cusp of the fourth, tends to extremes. One of its rulers, Mars, is in cold Virgo, and the
other, Pluto, is in cool Cancer. Virgo is dry and Cancer is wet. This accounts for ½ of
the influence of the chart.
Leo, on the cusp of the first is hot, but the sign occupied by its ruler, the Sun, is
extreme Scorpio. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mercury, ruling the sign occupied by the Moon, is in dry and genial Sagittarius. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Moderate Venus and cold and windy Mercury are in an angle. This accounts for 1/8
of the influence of the chart.
Dec. 12, 1932, violent Mars made the semi-square of the Asc. of the Temperature
Chart, made the parallel of the Asc. of the Air Movement Chart, and made the
semi-sextile of the Asc. of the Moisture Chart. This released the extreme weather
indicated by each chart.
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Tornadoes and hurricanes receive special consideration in Chapter 07. They are
circular air movements. But there are also straight winds which have sufficient
velocity to be highly destructive. Quoting from the newspaper: "Dayton, Ohio, May
9, 1933. A seventy mile an hour wind, accompanied by rain, hail and lightning, swept
across southwestern Ohio today and caused damage estimated at $1,000,000. Ten
persons were injured here, none seriously.
"Hundreds of buildings were unroofed and power lines and trees blown down."
Dayton received the brunt of the storm.
Temperature Chart No. 205
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for March
20, 1933, 8:06 p.m., Dayton, Ohio.
The Moon and the storm planet Saturn are in the fourth house. Capricorn is on the
cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Saturn, is in violent Aquarius. This accounts for ½ of
the influence of the chart.
Cold and windy Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in wet but calm
Pisces. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in cold and windy Virgo. This accounts
for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Both the planets in angles, Moon and Saturn, are cold, and Saturn is stormy. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
In addition to these factors, however, violent Neptune is in progressed semi-square to
the windy Ascendant.
Air Movement Chart No. 206
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for April
17, 1933, 9:37 a.m., Dayton, Ohio.
Windy Virgo is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mercury, is in violent Aries.
This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Violent Pluto is in the first house. Calm Cancer is on the cusp of the first, but the
Moon, its ruler, is in violent Aquarius. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the
chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by Mercury, is in windy Virgo. This accounts for 1/8
of the influence of the chart.
Windy Mercury and violent and windy Uranus are in one angle, and violent Pluto in
another angle is square Uranus. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
This is a violent and windy chart.
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Moisture Chart No. 207
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for May
9,1933, 4:27 p.m., Dayton, Ohio.
Stormy Saturn is in the fourth house. Stormy Capricorn is on the cusp of the fourth,
and its ruler, Saturn is in violent Aquarius. This accounts for ½ f the influence of the
chart.
Windy Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in calm but wet Taurus.
This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Pluto, one ruler of the sign occupied by the Moon, is in wet Cancer, and the other
ruler, Mars, is in the dry and windy sign Virgo. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence
of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Saturn is stormy, Pluto is drastic, Mercury is windy, and
Uranus is windy and violent. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Mercury is conjunction Uranus, and both are square Pluto.
May 9, when the storm broke, Venus was inconjunct the Asc. of the Temperature
Chart, the Moon was parallel the Asc. of the Air Movement Chart, and the Sun was
inconjunct the Asc. of the Moisture chart.
Next let us consider a freak storm. Quoting from the newspaper: "Kansas City, April
29: Freakish weather--a shower of mud in Kansas, snow in normally temperate
places, severe dust and sand storms and high winds that made going hazardous for
pedestrians--was served up in various parts of the West today.
"Rain falling through dust-laden atmosphere caused the mud shower at Dodge City,
Kansas."
Temperature Chart No. 208
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for March
20, 1933, 7:03 p.m., Dodge City, Kansas.
Stormy Saturn and the wet Moon are in the fourth house. Stormy Capricorn is on the
cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Saturn, is in violent Aquarius. This accounts for ½ of
the influence of the chart.
Cold and windy Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in wet Pisces.
This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mars, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in cold and windy Virgo. This accounts
for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Uranus is violent, Saturn is stormy, and the Moon is wet.
This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
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Air Movement Chart No. 209
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for April
17, 1933, 8:34 a.m., Dodge City, Kansas.
Pleasant Jupiter and violent Neptune are in the fourth. Windy Virgo is on the cusp of
the fourth, and its ruler, Mercury, is in violent Aries. This accounts for ½ of the
influence of the chart.
Windy Gemini is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Mercury, is in violent Aries.
This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mars, ruler of the sign occupied by Mercury, is in windy Virgo.
Moisture Chart No. 210
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for New
Moon, April 24, 1933, at noon, Dodge City, Kansas.
Scorpio on the fourth is a dirty sign, and gives wetness. One ruler, Mars, is in dry
Virgo, and the other ruler, Pluto, is in wet Cancer, square violent Uranus in the tenth
house. The New Moon is in wet Taurus conjunction Venus. Progressed Jupiter is
semi-sextile the Asc.
On April 29, 1933, the day of the mud storm, progressed Venus was inconjunct the
Asc. of the Air Movement Chart, progressed Sun was semi-square the Asc. of the Air
Movement Chart, and in addition to progressed Jupiter still being semi-sextile the
Asc. of the Moisture chart, progressed
Mercury was trine the Asc. of the Moisture chart. At Dodge City the wind element,
which is shown to be markedly violent and unusual, was not so prominent, but it
manifest fully elsewhere.
"In Kansas City, several women were upset by the wind in the downtown district, one
being carried 50 feet and receiving injuries that required hospital treatment. Sober
citizens clung to lamp posts to retain their footing."
As this mud storm was preceded by a sandstorm, let us now consider a sandstorm of
such violence and length of duration that it occasioned not only inconvenience, but
considerable damage.
The worst sandstorm in the history of Texas occurred April 13, 1933, in the
Panhandle. The wind blew 40 to 50 miles an hour, making automobile traffic
impossible. The sand buried fences, and the air was so thick with it that seeing more
than a few feet was impossible. There were at intervals also gusts of rain, snow and
sleet.
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Temperature Chart No. 211
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for March
20, 1933, 6:55 p.m., Panhandle, Texas.
Moist Moon and stormy Saturn are in the fourth house. Again stormy Capricorn is on
the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Saturn, is in violent Aquarius. This accounts for ½
of the influence of the chart.
The Moon being opposition Pluto, and Uranus making a T-square to the opposition,
increases the tendency to violence.
Windy Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in cool but wet Pisces.
This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
The Moon, ruling the sign occupied by the Sun, is in stormy Capricorn. This accounts
for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Pluto and Uranus tend to violence, Saturn tends to cold and
storm, and the Moon to rain or snow. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the
chart.
It is an ugly looking season chart.
Air Movement Chart No. 212
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for March
25, 1933, 3:05 p.m., Panhandle, Texas.
The violent sign Scorpio is on the cusp of the fourth, and one of its rulers, Mars, is in
dry and windy Virgo, while the other ruler, Pluto, is in wet Cancer. This accounts for
½ of the influence of the chart.
Violent Mars, and the planet which gives fog or sandstorms, Neptune, are
conjunction in the first house. The more pleasant Jupiter is also in the first house, but
all three are in the windy sign Virgo. The Sun, ruling the cusp of the first, is in violent
Aries. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Neptune, ruler of the sign occupied by Mercury, is in cold and windy Virgo. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Jupiter is mild, but Mars and Neptune are violent. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Moisture Chart No. 213
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for Full
Moon, April 10, 1933, 6:50 a.m., Panhandle, Texas.
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Stormy Saturn is in the fourth house. Here again stormy Capricorn is on the cusp of
the fourth, and its ruler, Saturn, is in the violent sign Aquarius. This accounts for ½ of
the influence of the chart.
Windy Libra is on the cusp of the first house, and its ruler, Venus, is in violent Aries.
This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Venus, ruling the sign occupied by the Moon, is in violent Aries. This accounts for
1/8 of the influence of the chart.
The two planets in angles, Mars and Saturn, are both violent. This accounts for 1/8 of
the influence of the chart.
Sun is conjunction Uranus, and both are square Pluto.
April 13, when the sandstorm was at its peak-- starting when Mercury came within
the one degree of orb to the Air Movement Asc.--the Moon was sextile the Asc. of
the Temperature Chart, Mercury was inconjunct the Asc. of the Air Movement
Chart, and Mercury was inconjunct the Asc. of the Moisture Chart. When the Moon
also made the semi-square of the Asc. of the Moisture Chart there was rain, snow and
sleet.
Another kind of weather which occasionally causes considerable damage is
hailstorms. Such a storm of wind and hail, in which the damage done by the hail was
estimated at $600,000, occurred June 29, 1923, at Dodge City, Kansas.
Temperature Chart No. 214
--This chart, the elements for which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June
22, 1923, 4:23 a.m., Dodge City, Kansas.
Windy Virgo is on the cusp of the fourth house, and its ruler, Mercury, is in cold and
windy Gemini. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Violent Mars and violent Pluto are conjunction with the Sun and with each other in
the first house. Cold and windy Gemini is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler,
Mercury, is in cold and windy Gemini. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the
chart.
Mercury, ruling the sign occupied by Mercury, is in cold and windy Gemini. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
The three planets in the first house, the three in angles, are predominantly violent.
This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart. But the fact that all three are also
square Saturn, the planet of hail, should also be given consideration.
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Air Movement Chart No. 215
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for April
30, 1923, 10:39 p.m., Dodge City, Kansas.
The Sun is in the fourth, but is opposition Moon and Jupiter and square Neptune,
indicating violence. Violent Aries is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mars, is in
cold and windy Gemini. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Sagittarius is on the cusp of the first house, and its ruler, Jupiter, is in violent Scorpio.
Capricorn, however, is intercepted in the first house, and its ruler, Saturn, is in windy
Libra. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mercury, ruler of the sign occupied by Mercury, is in cold and windy Gemini. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Pluto, Jupiter, Sun and Moon in the angles do not signify much wind for this 1/8
influence of the chart.
However, the Sun in an angle is square violent Neptune.
Moisture Chart No. 216
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June
29, 1923, 6:25 a.m., Dodge City, Kansas.
Saturn, the storm planet and the planet of hail, is right on the cusp of the fourth house.
Jupiter is also in the fourth, indicating some very pleasant weather. Windy Libra is on
the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Venus, is in cold and windy Gemini. This
accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Unusual Neptune is in the first house. Wet Cancer is on the cusp of the first, and its
ruler, the Moon, is in cold and stormy Capricorn. This accounts for ¼ of the influence
of the chart.
Saturn, the ruler of the sign occupied by the Moon, is in cold, dry and windy Libra.
This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Jupiter is warm and sunny, Neptune gives peculiar weather,
and Saturn gives storms. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
On June 29, 1923, the date of the hailstorm, violent Mars was square the Asc. of the
Temperature Chart, the Sun was parallel the Asc. of the Air Movement Chart, and
Uranus was square the Asc. of the Moisture Chart. These were all progressed aspects
within the one effective degree of orb.
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We need just one more type of weather fairly well to have covered unusual weather
conditions, with the exception of tornadoes and hurricanes. So we will conclude this
lesson with the three charts preceding an electrical storm. This electrical storm, on
the evening of July 6, 1930, resulted in the destruction of a $28,000 clubhouse at
Clarence, N. Y.
Temperature Chart No. 117
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June
21, 1930, 10:29 p.m., Clarence, N. Y.
Genial Jupiter and pleasant Sun are in the fourth house, but both are opposition
Saturn, the planet of storms. Cold and windy Gemini is on the cusp of the fourth, and
its ruler, Mercury, is in cold and windy Gemini. This accounts for ½ of the influence
of the chart.
Electrical Aquarius is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Uranus, is in violent Aries
square violent Pluto. This accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
The Moon, ruler of the sign occupied by the Sun, is in mild Taurus. This accounts for
1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Jupiter and Sun are pleasant, but Neptune is given to peculiar
weather. This accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Air Movement Chart No. 218
This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for June
--14,1930, 2:29 p.m., Clarence, N. Y.
The Moon is in the fourth in the electrical sign Aquarius, and is square violent Mars.
Stormy Capricorn is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Saturn, is in stormy
Capricorn. This accounts for ½ of the influence of the chart.
Windy Libra is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Venus, is in mild Cancer. This
accounts for ¼ of the influence of the chart.
Mercury, ruling the sign occupied by Mercury, is in cold and windy Gemini. This
accounts for 1/8 of the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Moon tends to water and Mars to fire. Their square to each
other tends to violence.
Moisture Chart No. 219
--This chart, the elements of which are given at the front of this chapter, was erected for the
first quarter of the Moon, July 2, 1930, 10:50 p.m., Clarence, N. Y.
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Mercury and the Sun are in the fourth house, the Sun being opposition Saturn, square
Uranus and conjunction Pluto. This is a very violent combination, and as Uranus is in
an angle and involved, electricity would be featured in the storm indicated. Windy
Gemini is on the cusp of the fourth, and its ruler, Mercury, is in windy Gemini.
Uranus, the planet of lightning, is in the first house, opposition Saturn, and square
Sun, Moon and Pluto. Wet Pisces is on the cusp of the first, and its ruler, Neptune, is
in dry Virgo.
Venus, ruling the sign occupied by the Moon, is in dry Leo. This accounts for 1/8 of
the influence of the chart.
Of the planets in angles, Mercury is windy, Sun is dry, and Uranus is electrical.
July 6, when the lightning struck, progressed Mars was square the Asc. in the
Temperature Chart, progressed Mars was inconjunct the Asc. of the Air Movement
Chart, progressed electrical Uranus was parallel the Asc. of the Moisture Chart, and
progressed Moon was trine the Asc. of the Moisture Chart.