Monday, December 10, 2007

The Tropics Come Alive!

The tropics sprang to life yesterday as an area of low-pressure formed east of Puerto Rico. As has been shown numerous times on this blog, the seasonal Solar Ingress chart is an important key in "localizing" the effects of planetary aspects on the terrestrial sphere. The Solar Ingress chart is a chart set for the times the Sun enters the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. In non-astrological terms, these are the moments of the beginnings of each of the four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

On December 11th, Jupiter will form an exact conjunction with Pluto. The transit Moon, however, triggers this conjunction itself today by conjoining Jupiter and Pluto.

The astro-locality map at left shows Jupiter, Pluto, and the Moon, represented by three yellow lines, converging over 62 west longitude.

The National Weather Service's report for today places the center of the low-pressure area approximately at 60 west longitude. The system is producing heavy squalls and gale force winds. Other factors in the ingress chart point to the latitude of the low-pressure area around 19 north.

Some December, 2007 Long-range Forecasts

More December 2007 Forecasts

"Stop and reflect on one of nature's small but intricate beauties-a flower perhaps, or a butterfly or a bird. If God cared enough to perfect each feature of these creations of His, surely He cares for you, too."


Anonymous said...

Hi Ken,

Great to see Astro-Carto Map and how well Jupiter,Pluto IC, and Moon lining up right over Olga.

Question. Is your map setup for 00Z on the 11th? I was just trying to match yours, and wondering what time you always use to project a long range forecast. Thanks! :-)

The Weather Alternative said...

Hi, Wally!

The base chart, which is the Solar Ingress for September 23rd 2007 3:53 AM CST, is then viewed for Dec 10, 2007 9:15 AM CST. This time is in between the Moon's conjunction with Jupiter and Pluto.