Saturday, 5 June 2010

Weather Forecasting with Astrology

The month of June is upon us and in the UK it has come to symbolise strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, jugs of iced Pimms shared outdoors with friends, rivers of mud at Glastonbury Festival and glamorous white weddings at romantic country houses.

Of all the months in the year, June is the month when we most want the weather to be dry and warm, so we hang on to every word of the weather forecaster.

But there’s also a very simple and pretty reliable way of forecasting the weather using horary astrology, which I learnt at a seminar by horary master John Frawley.

Here’s how you do it.

First you ask a question. The more specific the question the better, so relate your question to a particular event you want to know the weather for. My question was “what will the weather be like at Glastonbury Festival this year?”

Next you cast a chart for the moment the question was asked. In my example the question was asked at 10.43am on 29th May 2010 in London.

Here’s the chart that came up.

Now, what’s the answer to the question? Well, for any kind of celebration, festival, party or sports event we look to the 5th house and see what sign is on the 5th house cusp.

The fifth house in the chart above has Sagittarius on the cusp. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter so we look to the sign that Jupiter is in. Jupiter is in Pisces. Pisces is a water sign. Earth signs are cold and wet, so the answer is that Glastonbury festival will be cold and wet this year. Simple!

Finally, apply your common sense! Wet is bad news of course because nobody wants wet weather when they are camping at a five-day outdoor festival. But forewarned is forearmed! What about cold? That’s disappointing too. But remember, it means cold for the time of year, it doesn’t mean arctic conditions. It can also mean cold compared to your expectation. We dream of hot balmy days in June, but the fact is that average June temperatures in the UK are only 18-20 degrees – hardly tropical temperatures. For my money, anything around 15-18 degrees doesn’t sound bad at all. So, if you’re lucky enough to be going to Glastonbury this year, take a few extra layers and don’t forget to pack those wellies and a rain poncho as well!

Here’s another example. Back in the summer of 2006 I attended a wedding in Scotland. Scotland is of course famous for its cold and wet weather so naturally I wanted to know if the bride would be lucky enough to have a nice warm, sunny day.

Here’s the chart I cast, for the moment I asked the question about the weather – 14.57 on 3rd April 2006 in London.

Again we look to the 5th house cusp, because a wedding event is a celebration. The 5th house is ruled by Jupiter which is in Scorpio, a cold and wet water sign. Not good news. Now, if you want to go further and find out a bit more detail look to the dispositer of the planet that rules the 5th house cusp. In this example, Jupiter is disposited by Mars (because the sign that Jupiter is in, Scorpio, is traditionally ruled by Mars). Mars is in Gemini, a hot, wet air sign. So for this wedding we could predict a hot, wet kind of cold, wet! In reality, it did rain and while it certainly wasn’t a hot day by any stretch, there were just enough warm sunny spells throughout the day to make for a few decent photo opportunities.

Try this method for yourself, it really is terribly easy, even if you don’t know much astrology. If you don’t have your own astrological software you can download a chart for free at (click on the free birth chart tab on the home page and simply enter the data for the moment you asked your question).

And if you’re going to any special events this summer I hope you have a wonderful time and fingers crossed for great weather.

With love, Mandi

To learn more about horary techniques and how to put them into practice, see John Frawley’s The Horary Textbook which explains horary in a simple, easy to understand and entertaining way.

If you have a burning question and would like to consult a professional horary astrologer, I highly recommend Beata Kibil. Here’s the link to her website:  


The Fire signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – are hot & dry
The Earth signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn - are cold & dry
The Air signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – are hot & wet
The Water signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – are cold & wet

In horary, the traditional rulers are used, as follows:
Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars
Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus
Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury
Cancer is ruled by the Moon
Leo is ruled by the Sun
Sagittarius and Pisces are ruled by Jupiter
Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn

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