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Charts to Use
|1. || ||Solar Ingress|
Cast a chart for the Sun's ingress into each of the four cardinalsigns, i.e. 00 deg of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. This chart is setusing the coordinates of your location but using GMT rather than the time zone of your location, if that differs. This will give you theseasonal influences for the year ahead. From this chart you are able to seethe temperature variations that will occur in this location.
|2. || ||Lunation charts|
The four phases of the moon each month - new, first quarter, full, and last quarter.These give the weekly trends. They cover the moisture picture for the weekthat the chart is in effect.
|3. || ||Mercury ingress charts|
Mercury ingress charts cover the air movement for the period of time thatMercury is in a particular sign. The relevant period of time for these charts may vary.
|4. || ||Sunrise charts|
The sunrise chart is set for your personal location and may be read inconjunction with the other charts regarding conditions that theyshow for a particular day.
Interpreting the charts
The charts are interpreted using the 4th house as the main indicatorfollowed by the first house. 50% of the overall prevailing conditions aredescribed by the planets in the 4th house, their sign and the aspects theymake to other planets, followed by the sign on the cusp and its ruler. 25%is from the 1st house - using the same formula. The remaining 25% is fromthe rest of the chart and in particular any planet in a closeapproaching aspect to the MC.
First, note the planets in the 4th and 1st Houses - make notes of all of theeffects of these planets. These notes will be your 'forecast' against whichyou will compare and note the actual weather for a lunation period.
About half of the conditions of the forecast are described by the planets inthe 4th House, the sign they are in and the aspects to other planets andsensitive points.
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Include the sign on the 4th house cusp as the next influence.
About one quarter of the information comes from the planets in the 1sthouse, 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 considertheir signs and aspects.
Pay close attention to planets which are conjunct angles. These are veryimportant and may override much of the sign descriptions. If these angularplanets make hard aspects they too need to be noted.
The 4th house shows 1/2 of the weather pattern. The 1st house shows 1/4 ofthe weather pattern. 1/8 is found in the 10th and 7th houses.
|Sun || ||- warm, dry, calm unless in violent combination. Primarily gives a more markedeffect when mutually aspecting planets also aspect the Sun in combinationwith the Moon, in which case it gives extreme weather conditions. Sun/Venusconjunction cloudy or rainy.|
|Moon || ||- chilly, wettest of all planets. The lunar ingress into the cardinalsigns (especially Capricorn) has an intimate link to record rainfall,especially via Jupiter's angularity. Venus and the Moon tend to bepositioned on or near the angles of the ingress chart in higher than normalrainfall. The Moon's role is that of a trigger.|
|Mercury || ||- wind, cool to cold, tends to dryness. Mercury governs the wind andcorresponds to high pressure of fair weather. Gentle breezes tohurricane-force winds can be found under Mercury's domain. Mercury to theconjunction of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto before the storm event maydenote the type of wind force that may eventually work out into theenvironment. Causes fall in air pressure. Mercury/Uranus sudden squalls orviolent gusts, Mercury/Saturn steady increase in wind strength more rainwhen retrograde.|
|Venus || ||- a warm, moist influence tending to lower thebarometer. Moderately warm temperatures and gentle showers are among Venus'strademarks. In winter, it tends to augment snowfall or freezing rain.Moisture, moderating influence, consistently wet. Venus/Mars combinationsoften refer to storms.|
|Mars || || - acute heat, extreme if combined with other violent planets. Warm anddry influence. Hot summers, droughts, and mild winters are a few of itstraits.|
|Jupiter || || - warm, pleasant breezes, under the right conditions can be a bigwind, tends to dryness. By itself, Jupiter is considered a fair weatherinfluence, bringing temperate conditions and an invigorating atmosphere.Jupiter raises temperature.|
|Saturn || ||- cold, wet, long lasting, extended gloom, stubborn and determined.Typically produces cold and damp conditions that can be further aggravatedwhen other testimonies concur. Storms or low-pressure systems engenderedunder Saturn are more prolonged and widespread. Fall in temperaturerainfall. Saturn aspecting Sun brings gloomy cold weather.|
|Uranus || ||- cold, dry, record breaker, unexpected changes, reversals,unstable, lightning, squalls. Cold, dry air masses resulting in winterfreezes and summer cold fronts are attributed to the power of Uranus. Highbarometer and very high wind velocities can be found under its influence aswell. Sudden, windy, rainy, cold.|
|Neptune || ||- cool, wet, fog, mist, erosion in an earth sign, peculiar, freakishweather events, flooding. Neptune's power lies in its ability to lower thebarometer and provoke torrential downpours and flooding conditions. Duringcolder seasons, warming trends and thaws are typical of a Neptune influence. Dry and warm,stormy.|
|Pluto || ||- cool, violent, extremes, severe and intense depending on other chartindications. Some believe Pluto's effect to be similar to that of Mars.|
|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 intemperature.|
|Cancer || ||- cooling off to cold; wet, chance of rain with downpours; short-termwet.|
|Leo || || - hot and dry; the most 'still' sign; in winter, melting snow.|
|Virgo || ||- cold, dry; on the cool side with winds; blustery.|
|Libra || ||- cool, lowers temperature rather than heats; airy breezes, favours dry;pleasant.|
|Scorpio || || - extremes, really wet/dry or hot/cold, con/destructive; oppressive. This signintensifies the action of the rest of the chart. Never fails to bring anextreme.|
|Sagittarius || ||- warm, dry, clear and sunny; pleasant. Indian summer; January orFebruary thaw.|
|Capricorn || ||- coldest, storms; low temperatures 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 potential for storms.|
|Pisces || ||- cool, wet, mild; seasonable. Moderates indications; is second to Taurus in its moderate influences.|
The traditional astrological aspects - the conjunction, sextile, square,trine, and opposition - and parallel of declination, are important keys indetermining weather patterns. The conjunction and parallel can fall into either category, depending on the planets involved. Even Venusand Jupiter can produce severe weather when harshly aspected, as is the casewhen they are coupled with Neptune.
The descriptions of each planet must be blended keeping weather patterns inmind. For example, Mars usually indicates hot weather. In conjunction withSaturn (cold, wet, extended gloom) there is likely to be a meeting of twoweather fronts creating the potential for thunderstorms.
|Conjunctions || ||can work either way and are considered the most powerful aspectof all. In season, the Sun-Mercury conjunctions often coincide with theformation of tropical storm systems and hurricanes.|
|Squares and oppositions || ||can produce plenty of trouble or difficulty,especially aspects between Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The square andopposition are considered to be storm breeders. Squares and oppositionsbetween Mars and Saturn or Mars and Uranus can engender some very energeticstorm systems.|
|Trines || ||can offer a flow to the energies. The trine and sextile induce fairweather.|
Whole seasons are affected when the slower-moving planets from Jupiteroutwards form major aspects.
© Kim Farnell. Published on skyscript: 21 December 2005.
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