Sunday, 15 September 2013

Neptune and the Colorado floods

Colorado residents kept a wary eye on the sky as more rain is forecast for Sunday, and with it more fears of gushing rivers and cascading mudslides. Boulder County officials said up to 4 inches of rain could fall by afternoon, an amount Sheriff Joe Pelle described as "devastating." Authorities are worried that any additional water on a ground already soaked by up to 15 inches of rain will cause more flooding, and dislodge mud and debris.CNN

The rules for judging weather using solar ingress charts are given by Kim Farnell in her “A Basic Guide to Astro-Meteorology” [1] . Regular readers will be aware that these rules have been used in several previous posts [2] [3] [4] [5] to successfully explain recent freak weather conditions. In each case, as in this one, Neptune in Pisces appeared to be the culprit!

The cardinal  solar ingress charts are interpreted using the 4th house as the main indicator followed by the first house…planets which are conjunct  (or in hard aspects to) angles also need to be noted.

The Cancer Ingress chart has Neptune square the fourth house cusp and the current New Moon chart (and the upcoming Full Moon)  has Neptune on the descendant

But that is not all with Neptune conjunct the IC, the Winter Solstice or Capricorn Ingress chart (considered by many astrologers to be the year chart) also carries an indicator for the Colorado floods.

Progressing the winter ingress chart to 13th September when the rains started brings the descendant to the conjunction of Neptune serving as a trigger for the Neptunian deluge!

Kim Farnell adds:

Neptune's power lies in its ability to lower the barometer and provoke torrential downpours and flooding conditions.

Astrologer Eric Hughes writing on Neptune in Pisces  reminds us that climate change and not some local phenomena is the real reason behind the current freak weather conditions [6] [7]:

Neptune in Pisces can also bring critical crises to the forefront regarding our oceans and how the human species has neglected to take responsibility for the pollution it has caused. In addition, there could also be serious issues revolving around water shortages in some parts of the world and flooding in other parts. Global warming issues will be a glaringly obvious challenge that humanity must face as the polar ice caps continue to melt at an alarming rate.


Neptune is conjunct the star Fomalhaut [4pi03] in the constellation of the Southern Fish. This is an important, first magnitude star, the 17th brightest star in the sky and the most southerly star visible at 50°N. Fomalhaut, (from the Arabic Fum al Hut, 'the Fish's mouth'). The area in which it lies has an heavy emphasis upon constellations with watery imagery, the goat-fish (Capricorn), the whale (Cetus), the water-pourer (Aquarius), the fishes (Pisces), and the dolphin (Delphinus) all located nearby, obviously earmarking this region as one that related to the rainy season of the ancient year, by which many of its stars are associated with floods or troubles at sea. The Southern Fish is usually depicted on star maps at the feet of Aquarius, where it swallows up the water poured from his urn .

15 Sept 2013; 09:54:13 UT - Mars (11 le 36'21") square Deucalion (11 sc 36'21)

A chart drawn for Mars square Deucalion at Boulder, Colorado has its IC  (10sc10) conjunct Deucalion (11sc36) with Mars square.

In Greek mythology, Deucalion (Greek: Δευκαλίων) was a son of Prometheus; ancient sources name his mother as Clymene, Hesione, or Pronoia. The anger of Zeus was ignited by the hubris of the Pelasgians, so he decided to put an end to the Bronze Age. Lycaon, the king of Arcadia, had sacrificed a boy to Zeus, who was appalled by this savage offering. Zeus unleashed a deluge, so that the rivers ran in torrents and the sea flooded the coastal plain, engulfed the foothills with spray, and washed everything clean. Deucalion, with the aid of his father Prometheus, was saved from this deluge by building a chest (that is, a "box"). Like the Biblical Noah and the Mesopotamian counterpart Utnapishtim, he uses his device to survive the deluge with his wife, Pyrrha. Wiki

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