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Two Droughts 20/07/2012

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“Most area of the United States in drought conditions since 1956”: this phrase has popped up frequently in the plethora of stories recently about the drought of 2012.

New figures released Thursday show that the percentage of the country now suffering from drought edged up from nearly 51 percent last week to more than 53 percent this week; the chunk of the country experiencing severe drought or worse rose in one week from 31 percent to 35 percent. Experts call it a flash drought because it developed in a matter of months, not multiple seasons. – “U.S. Forecast: Hot, Dry Weather Will Linger into Fall,” Sci-Tech Today.com

Droughts are frequent phenomena, often affecting approximately the same area for several or more consecutive years.

But the refrain called for a look at the astromaps of the Cancer ingress, governing the summer seasons, for these two years. And they have one striking similarity: Mars, whose correspondence is with drying conditions and rising temperatures, in a culminating position. Even in water sign Pisces in 1956, Mars’ action was dry. In 2012, Mars is in the dry harvest sign of Virgo.

The 1956 map shows the Mars culminating line along the 83rd degree West longitude  (Detroit, Tampa) with the added factor of a Jupiter anti-culminating line at 96 degrees West (Houston, Omaha). George J. McCormack’s Text-Book of Long-Range Weather Forecasting summarizes Jupiter’s significance as one that “elevate[s] temperature with accompanying rising barometer [high pressure which pushes away clouds with rain-producing potential] . . . humidity is minimized.”


The 2012 map shows Mars culminating along 82 degrees West (nearly identical to 1956), but with a Jupiter Descendant line (considered by McCormack less potent than a meridian line) running through Houston, St. Louis and Chicago: definitely in the zone of numerous record-breaking temperatures.

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