Published August 31, 2017
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas the extreme weather event was forecast in the region’s temperature, air movement and moisture charts.
A temperature chart is constructed for the time the Sun enters Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. There are four each year.
An air movement chart is constructed for the time Mercury enters a zodiac sign.
A moisture chart is constructed for the time of the new Moon, full Moon and second and third quarters. There are four each lunar month.
Each chart has a forecast period and transit aspects to the ascendant time when noticeable weather events can occur.
A thorough assessment of a chart provides a reliable forecast of what’s in store with house 4 (the weather) being the chief focus point.
Houston’s temperature chart
The Sun entered Cancer at 11.24pm CDT, June 20, 2017
Houston’s geographical coordinates are 95W22; 29N46
In this chart changeable Gemini is on the cusp of house 4. It signs for below average temperatures and temperature fluctuations. Mercury its ruler is opposition Saturn – the storm planet.
On August 24 the maximum temperature was 94° and on August 25° it fell to 81°. For the next few days it stayed in the mid 70’s. On August 30 it was 72° and on August 31 it rose sharply to 91°.
Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on August 25 was timed by transit Mars at 14N47 parallel birthchart ascendant at 15S09.
Houston’s air movement chart
Mercury entered Vigo at 6.41pm CDT, July 25, 2017
Uranus in house 4 is extremely windy. It forecasts extreme wind events, violent, destructive winds and sudden squalls. Aries on the cusp of house 4 is windy. Uranus is square the Sun and Mars in house 7. This is a violent chart.
Hurricane Harvey’s arrival was timed by transit Mars at 23 Leo 24 in house 8 sesquisquare the ascendant. This transit aspect released the wind event the chart forecast.
Houston’s moisture chart
The new Moon occurred at 1.30pm CDT, August 21, 2017
This is a very wet chart. Pisces on the cusp of house 4 is a wet sign. It forecasts a lot of rain. Scorpio on the cusp of house 1 is a wet sign. It forecasts cloudbursts and extreme precipitation. Neptune in house 4 is a peculiar planet. In a storm chart it increases the amount of rain and the violence of the storm. Neptune is opposition Mercury and Jupiter – the co-ruler of Pisces (house 4) – is square Venus and Pluto so this is a violent chart.
Hurricane Harvey was time by transit Mars at 23 Leo 24 in house 9 square birthchart ascendant. This transit aspect released the moisture the chart forecast.