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Mercury’s Shadow 24/02/2019

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The night before, the electronic signs began flashing the warnings to semi drivers along the 490 loop: No empty trailers would be allowed on that stretch of highway on Sunday the twenty-fourth, to pose the hazard of overturning in the expected high winds and blocking up the flow of traffic.
And by two in the afternoon on Sunday, the wind in the trees was keeping up a continual roaring sound. Nearly sixty-mile-per-hour winds were expected. Fortunately, the trees were bare. Even so, some damage to trees and structures was inevitable.

Why is this happening? There is a strong storm (“Quiana”) with its center east of the Great Lakes this afternoon, bringing blizzard conditions to the upper Mississippi valley, with a steep air pressure gradient propelling winds ahead of it.

It was all right on cosmic time: Mercury had already crossed the upper meridian of the season chart, in fact was exactly conjunct that axis at the time of the Full Moon on nineteenth. It so happened that Mercury at that moment was passing the zodiacal spot where Mercury would “station direct” on 28 March — after the retrograde period beginning on 5 March, when Mercury would “station retrograde.”
There’s more: At the moment of the windstorm’s arrival, Mercury was exactly conjunct the place of Mars (signifying increased energy and destructive force) in the season chart.
All this greatly emphasizes the Mercury factor, which in astro-meteorology correlates with wind.

Take a look at the chart graphic: the season chart on the inner wheel, the “event” chart around the outside.

CP-Ing-2018_24.02.2019

You probably recognize the Mars (male) symbol high in the inner ring. It’s near the symbol for the upper meridian: the circle with the vertical line, which represents the zone of longitude where energetic events are most likely to transpire. Mercury in the outer ring is just above it.

Can another significant wind event be expected within this broad longitudinal region in the near future? It’s likely, especially around the fifteenth of March, when Mercury (in apparent retrograde motion) crosses the place of Mars in the season chart.
As of the Full Moon moment, Mercury has entered its “shadow”: the zone of retrogradation, the zodiacal “territory” it passes over three times within a short period: before, during, and after retrogradation.
There’s a lot of reworking and restoration of infrastructure to do, as well as of information, comprehension and communication.

Peter Doughty

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Comments»

1. Mary Louise - 09/03/2019

I always enjoy your musings, I love how you connect the astrology chart to the actual weather! It’s so amazing! It makes me appreciate the ancients even more with the passed on wisdom. ♍😊👏

2. zoidion - 09/03/2019

Thanks for reading and making the effort to comment, and especially that you appreciate. By the way, I figure there will be a significant warmup in the eastern part of the country around 13-14 March, when Sol reaches that same 23-degree Pisces place where Mars is in the season chart.


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