The Great Storm Bird
Moscow Region has been hit by a powerful storm that brought heavy torrential rains and hail. The capital has not seen such a storm in almost 100 years, according to meteorologists. June 30
In astro-meterology a chart for the Sun's ingress into each of the four cardinal signs, i.e. 00 deg of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn is cast to understand the seasonal influences for the relevant quarter in the year ahead. A chart for the Sun’s entry into Cancer drawn for Moscow is shown here. Notice that it has the Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian.
The charts are interpreted using the 4th house as the main indicator followed by the first house. On the IC we have Jupiter [13li] conjunct the star Algorab, delta Corvi [13li].
But more specifically on IC of the chart are stars of Corvus, the Raven.
These stars were part of an archaic Chaldean lunar mansion whose patron god was Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird” or “Storm Bird of the Evil Wind” and China’s Celestial Chariot T’ien-Tche governed wind. Records show that they were transited at the 1864 Bay of Bengal cyclone that killed 50,000, the 1881 typhoon that hit Haipong, China, killing thousands; at the Winter Solstice of 1886, the beginning of a terrible North American winter that caused “The Great Die-up”, hundreds of thousands of cattle, buried in blizzards froze to death; at New York city’s record snow of 1947; in 1970 when a huge cyclone hit Ganges delta with winds upto 150 kmph and a 50-ft high sea wave : about 300,000 to 500,000 were killed, thousands more died later of typhoid and cholera; in 1977 when after 4 snowstorms in 2 months, Buffalo, NY was hit by the the 17-hour “Great Blizzard of 77; in 1979 when 3 twisters combined into one giant tornado and hit Wichita Falls; in 1991 when “Tornado Alley” was hit by several twisters some with winds clocking 450 kmph and many others .
To refine the analysis, astrologers also use the four phases of the moon each month - new, first quarter, full, and last quarter. These give the weekly trends. On July 1, the Moon entered its first quarter phase and at Moscow, the luminaries formed a T with Mars-Jupiter-Pluto straddling the horizon. Here Moon [9li] is conjunct the star Gienah, gamma Corvi so that it resonantes with the theme of the “The Great Storm Bird”.
 Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.82)