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Mild / Dry – Chilly / Wet 27/11/2012

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Twin Cities weather report: The ground is only covered with thin patches of snow remaining from the squall that came through five days ago, and the worrisome drought appears set to continue through the winter. (As Paul Douglas summarizes: “96 percent of Minnesota is in moderate drought or worse, up from 36 percent in late August. Droughts are resilient things—hard to break out of, especially in winter, when frozen ground prevents moisture from sinking into topsoil.”) The very nearly Full Moon is shining brightly tonight, approaching Jupiter. Just before sundown, with my thermometer already in shadow, the temperature registered 32F; this morning, however, saw a fairly dramatic rise in temperature: 22 at 8 a.m. to 30 at 10 a.m., as clouds rolled in for most of the daylight hours.

No precipitation came—none expected, not with fire sign Aries on the lower meridian for the local first quarter Moon chart. We’re still under the Libra ingress chart, which promised an overall dry season.

The local Full Moon chart (for the week beginning tomorrow morning) also shows Aries on the lower meridian, though with Uranus this time offset thirteen degrees to the east—Uranus is potent (see previous post) for the longitude thirteen degrees west of here: right through Denver. It will be interesting to note what sorts of atmospheric turbulence and weather swings manifest in that zone. For here, generally dry and unseasonably mild conditions can be expected.

The Northeast, already beset by Superstorm Sandy and subsequent storms, appears due for yet another round of wet weather, as indicated by the Venus-on-the-meridian line running through that zone, just east of New York. But it’s not just Venus, because she—associated with wet conditions, accentuated by now being in water sign Scorpio—is now conjunct Saturn—indicator of persistent cloudy, chilly, gloomy conditions with bleak easterly winds. The territory from roughly Washington to Boston and to the north is due for cold rains near the coast, and troublesome snows inland.

In addition, the close connection between Venus-Saturn and Mars brings more force to the rainy and snowy conditions, making travel more difficult and dangerous in that region. With the travel signs of Sagittarius and Gemini involved in this Full Moon / lunar eclipse, well, both commuting and long-distance travel are likely to be notably hampered through this period.

(Having finished the body of this post, I scroll down Douglas’ long page and note the HAMweather summary. It seems to bear out the gist of the astro indications: the six-to-ten-day temperatures are showing the center of abnormal warmth over Colorado, including Denver, and the chilly zone over northeastern New York and New England.)

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