Posts Tagged ‘Flower/Air’

Cusp of Libra, Clearly

2009/07/02

The extended rains in the Root/Earth Constellation slowly came to an end, with small low cumulus clouds blowing over all day.  When the moon moved into the Flower/Air Constellation, at nine in the morning,  (2100 UTC, July First,) the sky was crystal clear. 

But there is a large storm on the radar, and the sky slowly covered over with a pall of stratus.  Although the rain was forecast with light winds, the characteristics of Flower/Air are typically that the wind starts to blow for quite a while before the first drops fall.   Perhaps that will be proven in the next twelve hours or so.

Since starting this project,  I often reflect on the origin of the division of the Constellations as clarified by Maria Thun and Rudolf Steiner.  The insects are one of the most visible species that become more active in the Flower/Air Constellation,  as reported in previous posts here, and by beekeepers in several B-D publications.    This Journal will be a tremendous support to Maria Thun if we can get a definition of world-wide characteristics as the weather patterns change with the moon.

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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.

Rains from Capricorn to Aquarius to Pisces

2009/05/20

We had consistent predictions of showers for the day, and expected steady rain in the night of Root/Earth Constellation.  So far, in  this Constellation, we have had gusty winds, various types of clouds, and a few sprinkles (light showers,) even including a distant rainbow at mid-day.  But the daytime rains held off, which is a pattern we had in Flower/Air Constellations in March and April.

It seems that this is the TYPE of storm, often with extended periods of high winds, followed by heavy rain.  The ambitious purpose of this blog is to track the storms, and see if they change character near the cusps.  Since they move across the country at a rate of 500 to 1000 km each day, a small group of people can define the storm in unison.

In fact, late night brought strong winds and short bursts of rain – not the STEADY RAIN predicted, and noted in Root/Earth Constellations in Summer.  The clouds cleared at dawn, but then are returning as Stratus clouds, no rain threatening, but large, fast moving and low.  In the evening the Root/Earth Constellation passed into Flower/Air.

So, in the Flower/Air Constellation of Aquarius, we have had some steady rains, with large cumulonimbus clouds covering wide areas of the sky.  We have had the steady rains about once every six hours, interspersed with clear skies. 

Meanwhile, we have shifted into Pisces, starting at 0700 UTC, 19 May, until the moon moves into Aries at 0300 UTC, 22 May.  It has been hard to notice IF it rains, since the water on the ground does not evaporate – it is COLD!

“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.

Spiders in the Flower/Air Constellations

2009/03/28

As I write we are in the midst of the Moon in Aquarius, the Water Carrier, one of the larger Air Constellations.  As we have had for the past four months, the  Air Constellation brings clear weather.   I was going to restrict this blog to clouds and rain, but I take you on a detour to Insect-land.

At the previous Air Constellations, I saw three different types of spiders in our small house – and never in the two months before and never since – except today!   Furthermore, this was a fourth variety of spider.    I conjecture that all insects, with their very delicate metabolic humidity balance,   show significant changes according to the Moon Constellations.

One of my Biodynamic readings last year commented that honey bees are more calm and passive in Air Constellations.  Surely, your daily experience with mosquitoes and biting flies will be easy to remember and record, so we can expect a significant amount of comments about Insect activity.

From that we can determine some reproducible observations to report.  So if you are inviting people to inspect your barn, wait for an Air Constellation day and perhaps the flies will not be so evident!  With world-wide experiences recorded, this could be a powerful tool.

(Editor’s Note:  This past weekend while in Gemini Flower/Air Constellation, a few more spiders appeared!)