Astrological Weather: March Forecast for San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula)

March 2, 2007 by  

Sunset After Storm - Sicily Coast

In March 2007, we can expect mostly dry weather, with only the occasional heavy clouds or rain, and getting increasing rain toward the end of the month. Many of the astrological indicators this month are connected with the hot and dry planet Mars, as well as Jupiter, which is hotter and drier than usual, because of its location in a fire sign, Sagittarius. As a result, whenever these two planets are active, we are not going to see a whole lot of rain or major clouds/fog. We will see more rain activity from the Moon passing into the sign of Cancer and applying to Mercury in Pisces, but that will not happen until the last week of March.

Last month’s prediction of an increased chance of earthquakes in February proved accurate, as we had two small (Richter scale 3 and 4) earthquakes that could be felt in our area. For the first half of March, there’s still the possibility of an earthquake, but the indicators are not as strong as last month. Similar indicators, namely Mercury, that show possible earthquakes, also describe wind conditions. The first half of March should be somewhat turbulent, though mostly we would see steady but moderate breezes. The second half of the month shows a smaller likelihood of earthquakes, with some medium northern breezes coming through.

The overall temperature for the first three weeks of March will be colder than usual, and it will seem like the cold weather is holding on quite tenaciously. The last week of March (starting with the Sun’s entry into Aries on March 21) will warm up a little, but it may not be the best time to break out the swimsuit just yet. The warming influence of Jupiter will be tamped down by its trine to Saturn, again giving cooler than usual weather. Also, the prominence of Mercury in Pisces, a cold planet in a cold sign, promises both coolness and moisture.

San Francisco Bay Area Weather Forecast February 24 to March 2, 2007

February 27, 2007 by  

 

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As last week, we are still looking at windier conditions than usual, though this doesn’t necessarily mean gale force winds.  Rather, steady gusts or breezes, especially coming from the west will be the norm.

We would expect this week to be fairly wet, as we are looking at Mercury in a water sign (Pisces) conjunct the Sun in Pisces in the all important fourth house.  This conjunction is squared the Moon, which is in its first quarter.  The lunar aspect is yet another hint that rain, or at least a good amount of clouds and fog, is likely to continue.

Saturn dominates the chart, given that it is at the top of the horoscope, so we might get periods of nastiness, or at the very least, a good amount of gloom and clouds.

Weather Astrology: Forecast for San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula), February 17-23

February 19, 2007 by  

 

Sunshine After Rain

February 17-23, 2007

It looks like a pretty wet week. Venus in Pisces will make sure we have at least a good layer of fog/clouds, and will likely bring some rain. However, by itself, Venus is pretty moderate, so we wouldn’t expect extreme rain. Note that Venus is conjunct the Ascendant and squares the 4th house cusp, which makes it that much more certain rain will come. I am somewhat concerned by Pluto exactly conjunct the Midheaven, however, which may make any weather that much nastier. I am still trying to understand exactly when the outer planets become relevant in weather charts. We’ll see if a tight conjunction to the MC by Pluto will do something.

Mercury (ruler of the 4th house) is in Pisces, which would give a somewhat wetter prognosis, but tucked away in the cadent 12th house, it might not do a whole lot with regard to bringing moisture.

As far as wind goes, the previous week’s prognosis still applies here: breezes and moderate westerly winds (Mars gives the western wind, but here it is moderated by a partile sextile from Venus…whew!).

Astrological Weather: Forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula), Feb. 10-17

February 6, 2007 by  

The Approaching Storm

Quick Summary: Hold on to Your Hats!

This is going to be a pretty wet week for the San Francisco Bay peninsula, though with a few redeeming periods of dryness. Venus in Pisces (a very wet combination) is in the 4th house, moderated somewhat by the rulership and aspect of Jupiter in Sagittarius (a drying influence). At times, the rain may seem downright relentless and kind of nasty. This is caused by the influence of Saturn, with the Moon applying to square the Great Malefic. Just keep repeating to yourself: “It has been a dry winter. We need the rain to get us through summer and fall!”

As far as wind goes, I expect pretty strong winds starting around Valentine’s Day. This may not be a good time for that romantic alfresco picnic! Pluto on the 4th house cusp combined with Moon and Mars in the 4th house might give us quite the ride. There are few mitigating aspects present in the wind chart that would make the weather milder. With Mercury conjunct Uranus, I am hoping that this chart does not indicate an earthquake, as Mercury rules those in addition to wind.

UPDATE (Feb. 18, 2007): The week began with heavy rain (Moon applying to Saturn), followed by a thunderstorm (that’s the Jupiter influence combined with wet Venus, I expect). The rest of the week, the sky was hazy and a bit foggy, but the days were clear. There were a few mildly breezy days, but nothing like the wind chart would suggest.

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Astrological Weather: Forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula), Feb. 2-10

February 2, 2007 by  

Italian Landscape Viaduct Rainbow

I have always been fascinated by the ability of astrology to beat modern sciences at their own game. Nowhere is this more evident than in the practice of astrometeorology, or the prediction of weather using planetary cycles. In modern meteorology, it is extremely difficult to make accurate forecasts for more than three days in advance due to the chaos effect (also known as the butterfly effect). The farther out you go in time making a prediction, the more random factors interfere. These errors compound over time, causing long-range predictions to be highly unreliable.

With astrology, that is not an issue, because the positions and movements of the planets are known as far in advance as one desires. Therefore, using astrology, one can make a weather prediction for that July 4 picnic we planned for 2010, if necessary. I find this tremendously exciting, and so decided to inaugurate an experimental column using astrology to predict weather in the San Francisco Bay area, on the Peninsula.

First, let us take a look at the overall temperature this winter — it will certainly be colder than normal, as we have already experienced. Mercury and Saturn are active in the chart for this winter, both of which are cold planets, with Saturn having a particularly nasty bite to it. Because this is a mundane chart, dealing with events in the world, rather than specific individuals, I believe that using fixed stars (and yes, their close cousins, the outer planets) is highly beneficial. We see malefic Pluto right on the descendant angle for the chart for this winter, indicating that the cold we expect will be destructive. From observations of weather charts, I have noticed that the outer planets seem to act very much like fixed stars, being most determinative when they are closely conjunct something important. There are a number of Mars-type fixed stars scattered around the seasonal chart, further indicating the violent and harmful nature of the cold this winter.

Second, let us observe the level of wind we can expect in the next few weeks. I expect that it will be somewhat windy, though not drastically so, until about mid-February. While the chart for wind shows some activity, I expect that this will be somewhat moderated by the more beneficial influences in the chart, and should not cause significant difficulties.

Finally, we can examine the level of moisture (clouds, snow, rain, etc.) here on the Peninsula between February 2 and February 10. I do not expect this week to be particularly rainy, but it will definitely be cloudy/foggy. We may get some showers, but due to our local climate, the moisture will primarily manifest as a good cloud cover.

UPDATE (Feb. 13, 2007): The entire week, the National Weather Service has been predicting wild storms to strike the San Francisco Bay area; the storm did not materialize in the time period they thought.  The week was cloudy with a few sprinkles here and there, and then it really dumped it on February 10, appropriate to next week’s forecast.  Astrology 1: NWS 0. 

Advance outlook for February: Wetter, wilder, and woolier as the month goes on, culminating in the third week of the month.