Friday, November 02, 2007

Flooding in Southeast Mexico

A week of heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, leaving 70 percent of the Mexican State of Tabasco underwater as well as 80 percent of Villahermosa, the state capital. The state of Chiapas, which borders Tabasco to the south, also reported serious flooding, with officials there estimating that more than 100,000 people had been affected.

The Weather Alternative had posted a long-range weather forecast last September for the October 29th - November 2nd time period. The forecast warned of a possible low-pressure system to form off the east coast of Mexico around 96 west longitude and 23 north latitude. The flooding in Tabasco and Chiapas has taken place further south than those coordinates. The forecast was based on the Venus-Jupiter square of October 29th.

As can be seen from the astro-locality map, Venus and Jupiter were angular and formed a crossing off the east coast of Mexico accompanied by the Moon which had just squared Venus and opposed Jupiter. This is indicated on the map by the circle. The Tabasco-Chiapas area is shown by the square.

A glimpse at the astrological chart set for the Tabasco-Chiapas area shows that even there the planets held strong angular positions, and most likely account for the astrological influences at work behind the heavy rains and flooding. Our prayers are with the residents of the area and the government workers who are trying their best to help the victims.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. - Norman Vincent Peale

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