Sunday, February 10, 2013

Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains

The U.S. drought monitor for February 2013 shows extreme to exceptional drought affecting the U.S. Plains. According to climatologist Mark Svoboda of the University of Nebraska's Drought Mitigation Center, precipitation in the Plains region has been running about 3 to 6 inches shy of normal levels since October. Some areas, over the last nine months, are about 16 inches short of much-needed moisture. To make matters worse, the unrelenting drought shows no signs of abating.


On the pages of this blog, I’ve discussed the planetary influences that govern moisture. Back in November of 2011, I mentioned how the drought in the Texas area would be mitigated in the spring and summer of 2012 by the presence of Neptune in certain key charts. This forecast was confirmed by September of 2012.

In this post, we’ll look at Neptune’s positions in the key seasonal charts for 2013-14. Fortunately, Neptune is placed over the Plains area in many of the maps. We’ll look at some possible dates when rain might be expected. Of course this is not a complete view of these seasons.

Winter 2012-13
In the chart for the winter season 2012-13 (see below), Neptune occupies the 105th line of west longitude that runs through the Rocky Mountains. Just recently Neptune’s position was activated by the conjunction of Mars on Feb. 4th and by the conjunction of Mercury on Feb. 6th. On the 4th, a number of news articles appeared on the internet commenting on the moisture relief headed toward the Plains although it was not nearly enough. It does confirm, however, the effect that aspects to Neptune can have on precipitation. We can also expect the arrival of moisture over the Plains area in and around Feb. 21st when the Sun conjoins Neptune, and around the 28th when Venus conjoins it.

Winter 2012-13

Spring 2013
The map for the 2013 spring season (see below) also places Neptune over the Mississippi Valley. This is close to the Plains and will affect it when Neptune is aspected. There are a few aspects in May that carry the potential for rain. Around May 13th, Venus will square Neptune, and then on the 18th Mercury will do the same. Around May 26th, the Sun will make its square to Neptune as well. June 7th is another key date when Mars squares Neptune.
Spring 2013

Summer 2013
The summer 2013 map once again places Neptune over the Mississippi Valley. Some key dates to watch for are July 26th and August 25-26.
Fall 2013
In the fall 2013 map (see below), Neptune no longer appears over the Plains area, but Saturn in Scorpio (a water sign) runs along the 96th degree of west longitude through the Plains. We can expect moisture from in and around the following dates: July 1, July 27, August 11, Sept 9, and Sept 18. (These dates for Fall 2013 are wrong. They should have read Oct 6, Nov 1, and Nov 20)
Fall 2013

Winter 2013-14

By the onset of winter 2013-14 (see below), Neptune once again appears in the seasonal map. A number of minor aspects to Neptune may bring some precipitation in January 2014 around the 4th, 8th, 15th, and 18th. Then in February watch for the 1st, 18th, 21st, and 23rd.
Winter 2013-14


The spring, summer, and winter maps for 2014 also place Neptune over the Plains, while the fall map places Saturn there. Hopefully, these positions indicate that the drought will be steadily decreasing between now and the end of 2014.
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