Posts Tagged ‘Steiner’

Doubts About Weather effected by the Moon


Frankly, a large proportion of people are not aware of Rudolf Steiner, and many have a negative opinion about his evolving Spiritual Science.  So I find myself repeating that this is NOT astrology, but rather Astronomy.  With more than a year’s experience correlating the B-D calendar with the weather, I have reported several repeating patterns.

A few days ago, I had a meeting with an important client. We talked just after the moon shifted to Virgo, and we soon had a moderate rain.  Even so, my comments about my records of rains at the cusps were ridiculed.  I need more support from you, gentle reader, and comments about the rain events in your area!

The rains are most often at the cusps, the beginning or the end of the moon’s transit, or passage, through each constellation.  Other characteristics are beginning to emerge, but I do not want to list expectations too early in this research.  The only thing safe to say is that we will have beautiful sunsets in the time of the Flower/Air Constellation that starts about 2300 UTC, July 28.

Types of Rain in Four Constellations


As I keep my eye on the sky, each storm passes through several phases, each characterized by warm air swirling into rain followed by cool air.  The effects of the moon shows some repetition of how quickly these phases develop.

Steiner repeatedly talked about scientific experiments, and this qualifies in the definition that these are REPEATABLE.   In this month of July, I have seen repetitions of my records in January, with ALL rain in Water and Earth Constellations.  But that was for the dry-summer climate of NZ, and now I find us in Washington, DC, expecting more rains as we approach August.

So far, I have reported this on, from New Zealand, Chile, Brazil and both Florida and Maryland in the USA.

This celestial effect of the moon is generalized over the whole earth. Where there are clouds, it is more likely to rain NOW, while in Virgo, but gentle rains. This will give way at about 0100 UTC on July 29, when the moon moves into Libra, and Flower/Air Constellation, which is generally dry, but windy, with many types of clouds. Any rains after 0900 UTC July 30 are likely to be heavy stormy rains in the Leaf/Water Constellation of Scorpio.

We have a picnic planned for the next Root/Earth Constellation, which is poor planning because it is most likely to rain steadily.

Your Contributions and Comments


I hope everyone writes every other day or so, to coincide with the Moon Transits, or cusps.  That way, we will build a large database quickly and be able to know if there is a pattern to the type of clouds, and the way they act.  I have been calling that the Characteristic of the weather.

So this research is exciting, because we can quickly find parallels  of abrupt changes in the Characteristic of the weather at the Moon Transits, throughout the world.  For those unfamiliar with Steiner’s concepts, this will be a powerful argument to investigate Anthroposophy.

You will discover that we want to make a keen observance of changes in the weather at the cusps, to note differences in the characteristic of the two Constellations.  Biodynamic researchers have written that they are quite confident of effects of agricultural processes in the center of the period of the Constellations.   Apparently, it has been difficult to determine effects of work at the cusps, and it seems to make sense that the effect of the moon will be visible in the air (and among insects) before reaching down into the heavier and more complex soil matrix.

Contributors will be known friends, or verified members of their local Biodynamic Association.  Comments are open to any registered web surfer, and for my convenience should be in English, German or Spanish.

Equinox and our Auspicious Start!


An auspicious start for Nelson Biodynamic Group today, with a workshop on Preparation 500. We had the March 2009 Equinox, a descending moon, and a transition to an Earth Constellation just about the evening hour that we were to finish potentising, or mixing. I went to a neighbour’s house, since he has left town for the month, and was just finishing his arbor of pears and comfrey when the drops started raining down. At the same moment, his neighbours came to the fence to ask what I was doing, and were very satisfied to hear “spreading biodynamic preparation.” I felt a special connection to the process then. The sky had been slowly filling with clouds during our workshop, and the rain coincided with the cusp, as predicted.

This corroborates the order of the following tale in Steiner’s first lecture on agriculture, later named Biodynamics by his followers. “Two professors at university debated the relation of moon location to the amount of rainfall. Their private rainwater came from a shared courtyard, so the ’spiritual’ professor suggested that they divide the collection days according to his weather predictions, so that he would collect more rainfall. The other professor agreed, but his wife countermanded him.

This demonstrates that folk wisdom had not disappeared in the nineteenth century. Steiner’s typical criticism of this situation is that the women believed the Old Knowledge, while their husbands delved into the new precision of “Science” with disdain for the traditional ways.  Steiner seeks to recover the Old Knowledge through research using the ’scientific method’ so that everyone can reproduce the results.