Posts Tagged ‘Descending’

Dramatic Drought Decisively Draws to a Denoument

2009/06/15

 

Perhaps we have a clue to the characteristic of rains connected to the ascendance/descendance of the moon.  This long drought ended the day after we entered the Southern Descending moon, so perhaps will relate to other records from temperate latitudes.  This will be more interesting to watch as we pass the solstice.
The rains started in Fruit/Fire, but very lightly, while we had some heavy extended rains only after we entered the Root/Earth Constellation of Capricorn.  
More remarkable was the termination of the rain and a peaceful quiet clearing as we entered the Flower/Air Constellation.  Perhaps the Spring and Autumn seasons are unpredictable, but it would be a great accomplishment if we were able to relate rain to the Constellations in only the Summer and Winter seasons.  This not only will definitively prove the veracity of Maria Thun’s Bio-Dynamic experiments, but could tell us when plants expect water, so could economize irrigation everywhere!
The second day of Aquarius has been blustery, with fast-changing clouds.  This leads me to wonder if we can correlate wind speed to Flower/Air Constellations?  This is another task to ask my world-wide audience to take on regarding Flower/Air Constellations, similar to noting the activity of the insects.  Now I am in winter so insects are generally quiet – so those of you in the Northern Hemisphere must supply observations!
We will have entered the Leaf/Water Constellation of Pisces (1500 UTC, 15 June) when I post this, so watch for heavy rains BEFORE 1300 UTC, 18 June, when we roll over into the Moon in Aries.  If you read this a bit later, keep an eye for heavy rains starting AFTER 0500 UTC, 20 June, when we enter the Root/Earth Constellation of Taurus.  Actually I will be traveling for several months from then, so I will not have my B-D calendar and will post the transits to access them from internet cafes in several countries.
The Sun moves into Gemini near the Solstice@ 0600 UTC, 21 June;  Southern Ascending Moon@ 0200 UTC, 22 June and the New Moon is fourteen hours later.  Gemini@ 1600 UTC, 22 June;  Cancer@ 1200 UTC, 24 June;  Leo@ 2200 UTC, 25 June;  Virgo@ 0900 UTC, 28 June.  There is a node at 1700 UTC, 24 June. 

Perhaps we have a clue to the characteristic of rains connected to the ascendance/descendance of the moon.  This long drought ended the day after we entered the Southern Descending moon, so perhaps will relate to other records from temperate latitudes.  This will be more interesting to watch as we pass the solstice.

The rains started in Fruit/Fire, but very lightly, while we had some heavy extended rains only after we entered the Root/Earth Constellation of Capricorn.  

More remarkable was the termination of the rain and a peaceful quiet clearing as we entered the Flower/Air Constellation.  Perhaps the Spring and Autumn seasons are unpredictable, but it would be a great accomplishment if we were able to relate rain to the Constellations in only the Summer and Winter seasons.  This not only will definitively prove the veracity of Maria Thun’s Bio-Dynamic experiments, but could tell us when plants expect water, so could economize irrigation everywhere!

The second day of Aquarius has been blustery, with fast-changing clouds.  This leads me to wonder if we can correlate wind speed to Flower/Air Constellations?  This is another task to ask my world-wide audience to take on regarding Flower/Air Constellations, similar to noting the activity of the insects.  Now I am in winter so insects are generally quiet – so those of you in the Northern Hemisphere must supply observations!

We will have entered the Leaf/Water Constellation of Pisces (1500 UTC, 15 June) when I post this, so watch for heavy rains BEFORE 1300 UTC, 18 June, when we roll over into the Moon in Aries.  If you read this a bit later, keep an eye for heavy rains starting AFTER 0500 UTC, 20 June, when we enter the Root/Earth Constellation of Taurus.  

The Sun moves into Gemini near the Solstice@ 0600 UTC, 21 June;  Southern Ascending Moon@ 0200 UTC, 22 June and the New Moon is fourteen hours later.  Gemini@ 1600 UTC, 22 June;  Cancer@ 1200 UTC, 24 June;  Leo@ 2200 UTC, 25 June;  Virgo@ 0900 UTC, 28 June.  There is a node at 1700 UTC, 24 June.

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“Massive Storm Trumps Small Theory”

2009/04/28

Up until now, I have documented the shifts of the Autumn rains in Fruit/Fire and Flower/Air Constellations, from Summer rains in Leaf/Water and Root/Earth Constellations.  I was unrealistic in hoping for a confirmation of theories in a few months.   Today’s significant storm throws my simple theory into doubt.  The wind and the rain does reinforce the need to define “Characteristics” more clearly.

My emerging theory is this shift is due to change of the day length, which is most noticeable in the months around the equinoxes, when the day lengths at Latitude 41 are changing by almost three minutes per day. (Two minutes twenty-four seconds even now, five weeks after the equinox.)

To be fair, I will try to compare climates in the temperate latitudes, since the daylight extremes are greater.  Northern Europe has the highest concentration of biodynamic farms, and ideally also the most correspondents.

The forecast was for heavy rain yesterday, but, in apparent confirmation of my theory, low threatening clouds gathered several times, with great gusts, but no drops fell.  Since two sources (www.weather.com and www.wunderground.com) agreed that we would have had at least five centimeters of rain yesterday, I feel confident the overall theory is sound, because the rain is coming, but only grudgingly. But, I am in danger of losing my simple theory, since the forecast still calls for heavy rains until the end of this Root/Earth Constellation (Bull/Taurus.)  

Meanwhile, at the time we leave this Root/Earth Constellation, the rain is supposed to have passed.  Please keep an eye on the weather as we move into a Flower/Air Constellation at nine pm, 28 April UTC.  From my previous experience, I would expect a steady rain after the cusp.  Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of the Mystery of Weather.

Southern Perspective on Descending Moon

2009/03/31

At four in the morning UTC, April First, the Moon reaches its low point in the sky, from our southern point of view.   It will start descending for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere.  In either case, this may be another aspect that toys with our weather effects. 

To describe the duration, please see the sine curve,  wikipedia.org/wiki/Sine_curve, as with tides and seasons, the effects of Low or High Tide, or Winter or Summer are the extremes that last most of the cycle.  The apparent changes are quickest at the swing from one to another, for example, Spring and Autumn have short durations, as the daytime minutes are rushing to change at almost three minutes per day at these latitudes now, near the equinox.

These cycles are not identical every year, but this year, the Moon will be in Taurus, close to the low Ascendent.  Biodynamic farmers use this for planning activities, and have had great successes.  The Ascending or Descending effect on the weather will be a challenge to track.