Friday, January 23, 2009

Plains Weather Courtesy of Venus, Saturn, and Uranus

The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for Jan 22-24 is shaping up just fine. The forecast was posted on January 6th and stated that the conjunction of Venus and Uranus and the opposition of Venus and Saturn would bring cold, and rainy or snowy weather. Aspects between Mars, Uranus and Saturn would add windy or breezy conditions.
The cold is settling in over the Plains as fresh arctic air has driven temperatures down by 50 degrees or more in some areas since yesterday. Snow is knifing across the central Plains and heavy snow has hit Nebraska.
As far as windy conditions go, the National Weather Service has issued wind chill advisories like the following for Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Texas.
Where do we draw the line?
Mom spanks kids on plane, gets charged with terrorism
Reporting from Los Angeles and Oklahoma City -- Tamera Jo Freeman was on a Frontier Airlines flight to Denver in 2007 when her two children began to quarrel over the window shade and then spilled a Bloody Mary into her lap.

She spanked each of them on the thigh with three swats. It was a small incident, but one that in the heightened anxiety after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks would eventually have enormous ramifications for Freeman and her children.

The incident aboard the Frontier flight ultimately led to Freeman's arrest and conviction for a federal felony defined as an act of terrorism under the Patriot Act, the controversial federal law enacted after the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. ...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Shot of Cold Air

The Sun's sextile to Uranus and trine to Saturn were the basis for The Weather Alternative's recent forecast for the Plains. The forecast called for a shot of cold air to push through the Plains between January 9-11 and head southward.

The Weather Channel map at left is for January 11th. As can be seen a cold front is pushing through to southern Texas.

Accuweather reported today that bitter cold will plunge into the northern Plains on Monday and continue on to the Midwest, Deep South, and Northeast. This coincides with The Weather Alternative's view expressed in the long-range forecast for this winter that the nation's midsection would experience a brutally cold winter due to the positioning of Saturn and Uranus in the seasonal weather map.

Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Savitri and Arjun
At six o'clock on an April evening in 2001, five-year-old Arjun Janki Dass died in New Delhi from an accidental electrocution.

His parents took him to a medical clinic where they worked on his body for two hours—without success. The doctor charged them 5,000 rupees (about $110) and told them to call a mortician.
Instead they called Rodrick at the nearby Deliverance Church. He then called upon Savitri, one of his staff members.

Savitri brought two other Christians to Arjun's home, and the five of them began praying over the dead body at 10:00 PM. They prayed their hearts out for six hours. Then at 4:00 AM the next morning, Arjun snapped back to life—no brain damage, no problems.

Today he's a normal eight-year-old. I met with Savitri, Arjun, and his mother (Mina), and took photos, and the boy is A-OK.

Savitri is a 60-year-old widow, a Dalit ("untouchable") from the lowly Dom caste. She spent her life as a street sweeper, which made her, in the caste system, part of the lowest of the low. The broom was her livelihood, but she's a fine, humble lady, a former Hindu turned to Christ.

As we were parting, I asked Savitri through an interpreter, "How many resurrections have you been involved with in the six years that you've been doing ministry?"

She answered quietly, "Sixteen."

Megashift by James Rutz

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Saturn-Uranus Opposition and Winter 2008-09

This winter the Saturn-Uranus opposition will be one of the dominating influences on U.S. weather patterns according to astro-meteorology. These planets have been observed to correlate with cold weather. Saturn’s influence is cold and damp while Uranus tends toward cold and dry conditions. The opposition aspect disrupts atmospheric conditions by generating low pressure areas or strong fronts that upset the meteorological status quo.

In assessing weather patterns it is important to observe planetary placements in a number of key charts such as the Cardinal Solar Ingress chart for the season in question as well as in key lunation charts such as the New Moon, Full Moon etc. Eclipse charts add further details to the forecast when they are activated.

Due to time constraints, the following forecast is only based on the Cardinal Solar Ingress chart for the winter season. This is one of the most reliable charts in astro-meteorology, but once again, does not represent the complete astro-meteorological picture.

These long-range forecasts focus on the weather patterns resulting from the activation of the Saturn-Uranus opposition. In the Cardinal Solar Ingress chart, Saturn and Uranus are angular over the Plains, and will affect that area throughout the winter season.


Jan 9-11, 2009

The Sun’s sextile to Uranus and trine to Saturn will bring a shot of cold air through the Plains heading southward.

Jan 22-24, 2009

Venus conjoins Uranus on the 22nd and opposes Saturn on the 24th. These aspects bring cold, and rainy or snowy weather. Mars also aspects Uranus and Saturn adding windy or breezy conditions.

Feb 4-6, 2009

A major cold front or low pressure system should hit the Plains bringing shivering temperatures and snow. The Mississippi Valley will share in the stormy weather as cold and unsettled conditions push toward the East Coast.

Feb 24-26, 2009

Cold and windy conditions are expected resulting in storms.

Feb 28-March 2, 2009

May be a period of windy and cold weather.

March 8-12, 2009

Cold air spills into the Rockies and Plains on the 8th triggering precipitation due to the Sun‘s opposition to Saturn. By the 12th, another shot of freezing temperatures is on its way over the Plains.

March 17-19, 2009

More storms are indicated over the Front Range and Plains as Mercury opposes Saturn. Precipitation followed by cooler temperatures.

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

The Story of Mrs. Chang

For 21 years Mrs. Chang had lain in bed at her home in China, unable to move her arms and legs. Finally the pain got to be too much, and she asked her eldest son to take her to the hospital, 40 miles away.

The doctors there discovered that some of her organs were almost dead, so they advised the son, "Take her home so she can die with your family."

But before she left, a Christian nurse came by her bed and slipped her a copy of the Gospel of Mark. "Read this when you get home," she whispered.

When Mrs. Chang got home, about the first thing she did was to ask her son to read something from the booklet. Opening it to page one, he began, "This is the good news of Jesus Christ…" Before he could read any further, Mrs. Chang's bones started to move. Within moments, she sat up, completely healed! She promptly gave her life to the Lord.

The very next day, on her way to the village well to draw water, she was asked by everyone, "Say, aren't you Mrs. Chang? What doctor healed you? We want to use him too!"

Mrs. Chang invited all the women to her simple home. When a large group had assembled, she stood up and began speaking: "This is the good news of Jesus Christ."

In only four weeks, all 600 people in the village decided to follow Jesus! When the report got around, a police force arrived to stamp out this "new sect." They beat the villagers, shot their animals, burned their crops, and left, thinking that would be the last they would ever hear about Jesus Christ.

They were wrong. The 600 stood steadfast, and within four years, 70,000 had turned to Christ throughout that whole region. The star of this story? The faithful and obedient nurse. She was a nobody responding to the love in her heart, reaching out (despite the risk) to an unimportant lady. May her obedience be sung and celebrated by millions.--Megashift by James Rutz

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year's Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative's long-range weather forecast for December 31, 2008-Jan 2, 2009 was based on Saturn's retrograde station. Saturn's energies were concentrated over the Northern Plains southward through Texas. The forecast called for cold and damp conditions to progress southward out of Canada.

The Accuweather map at left for Dec 31st shows a clipper system headed toward the Plains and a blast of arctic cold ending the year on a frosty note. Another storm system hit the central Plains on the 3rd.

This next Accuweather map for January 2nd shows the cold air pouring into the Plains area. This push of cold air is still underway today and has reached down to south Texas.

Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

From Megashift by James Rutz

I have a good friend named Barclay Tait who sells vacation real estate in Niceville, Florida. Back in 1977, he was a 36-year-old basketball coach. That summer, he decided to hitchhike to a Christian conference in Front Royal, Virginia.

Arriving four days early, he went to a nearby forest and pitched his tent by a stream. On the last day, a tall thin hiker with a notebook under his arm suddenly appeared, startling him as he read his Bible.

They introduced themselves, and Barclay explained his presence: "I came out here to meditate." The hiker, whose name was Dave, replied, "Well, I'm an intercessor. What would you like me to pray for?" Feeling overwhelmed, Barclay said, "Uh, frankly, I'd like prayer for a wife—one that God would choose for me."

It was a brief conversation. The man wrote the request in his notebook, promised to pray and walked on.

Fast-forward 11 years to 1988. Barclay has been married for a while, and he and his wife, Sherry, have been divinely guided to move to Asheville, North Carolina, though they don't know anyone there. Within three hours, however, Barclay has a house and a job. Also, a chance encounter in the Holiday Inn parking lot leads them to a Christian group on a hilltop outside of town at the home of a UNC professor.

Arriving just before the 7:00 PM meeting, they see about fifteen cars parked by a rustic log house. They walk in and find people chatting—all strangers to them. But just then, the host walks in from the kitchen and stops dead in his tracks.

"I know you!" he exclaims, pointing his finger. "You're Barclay Tait!"

Barclay draws a blank.

"Just a minute; I have something to show you," the host announces. He scampers upstairs, leaving the puzzled Taits standing in the middle of the suddenly hushed room. In a moment he reappears with a well-worn ledger book. "See here? This is where I wrote your prayer request in column one when I met you in Front Royal in 1977: 'Barclay Tait: God's choice for a wife.'"
Barclay looks and sees it's the most detailed, methodical prayer journal he's ever seen.

"I prayed for you for seven years," proclaimed Dave. "Then in the middle of the night on December 30, 1984, God woke me up out of a sound sleep and said, 'Write in your journal, Prayer Answered.' So I did. See?"

Barclay and Sharon look at each other with their mouths open. They sit down, and their eyes fill with tears. Quietly, Barclay tells Dave, "That was the day we were married."

Thursday, January 01, 2009

December 27-30, 2008 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for December 27-30, 2008 warned of a strong cold front that would press toward the East Coast and move offshore. Nova Scotia would most likely wrestle with stormy conditions.

The Weather Channel map at left is for December 28th shows the front overtaking the East Coast and a strong low pressure system over Canada. The front brought showery weather and gusty winds of 40 the 50 mph.

The next Weather Channel map is for December 30th and shows a low pressure system over Maine headed for the Nova Scotia area.

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Happy New Year

Author Jane Johnson Struck in an article entitled How Subtracting From Your Life Can Add To It decided to take the opposite approach to New Year's resolutions by determining to delete certain things from her life instead of adding new goals to her life.

She decided to fast from worry, fast food, certain negative forms of mass media, criticism, and noise overload.