It’s fascinating to consider the relationship between astrology and weather phenomena and disasters. While astrology is often associated with the study of celestial bodies’ influence on human behavior and events, some enthusiasts also explore how planetary positions may correlate with extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. In one particular instance, the coldest day on record coincided with an exact Sun square Saturn contact. The coldest day on record saw a significant temperature drop in Antarctica to -89.2°C. This extreme temperature drop is indicative of the challenges and limitations (Saturn) brought to the forefront by the Sun-Saturn square. The cold and frigid weather aligns with the qualities of Saturn – slow, heavy, cold, and dull, which can manifest in the form of extreme cold temperatures. The fact that this square aspect occurred at the 29th degree of both signs could add an element of urgency and culmination to the astrological influence. The 29th degree often represents the last degree of a sign, signifying a sense of completion and transition. This could imply that the extreme cold snap was a climactic moment or the culmination of a broader weather pattern influenced by these planetary positions.
The record-breaking temperature of 136°F on the 13th of September 1922 recorded in Africa is another remarkable historical weather event. Linking this extreme heat to astrological aspects, particularly the wide Sun square Mars contact, adds an interesting perspective. In astrology, the Sun represents vitality, consciousness, and ego, while Mars is associated with energy, action, and aggression. When these two planets form a square aspect (a 90-degree angle), it typically signifies a clash of energy and potential conflict. This aspect can manifest as heightened tension, heat, and even aggression.
Mars is often associated with qualities like heat, passion, and intensity. In the context of extreme weather events, particularly heatwaves, it’s fitting to connect Mars with a rise in temperature. When Mars is prominently aspected, it can symbolize an increase in fiery and hot conditions, which aligns with the record-setting high temperature observed. The placement of Mars in Sagittarius, a fire sign known for its expansive and enthusiastic nature, could further emphasize the heat and intensity associated with this event. The 29th degree, as previously discussed, can indicate a sense of culmination and urgency. This may suggest that the extreme heat was the peak of a specific weather pattern influenced by these planetary positions.
However, the accuracy and reliability of the temperature reading have been questioned due to factors such as the surface the measuring instrument was placed on and previous faulty readings. It’s essential to acknowledge that in scientific terms, verifying and confirming extreme weather records relies on precise instrumentation and data collection methods.
The fastest temperature rise occurred in Spearfish, South Dakota, in connection with another Sun square Mars contact. This further highlights the potential influence of this astrological aspect on meteorological phenomena. The sudden temperature rise in Spearfish could be seen as a manifestation of Mars’s energy, akin to a burst of fiery heat.
The fastest one-minute rainfall occurred when Mars was positioned in Pisces, a water sign associated with heavy showers. Mars often represents speed and action. The astrological influence here might suggest a rapid and intense burst of rainfall, which aligns with the qualities of Mars. The occurrence of heavy rainfall in Holt, Missouri, on June 22, 1947, happened when the Sun in Cancer was to square Neptune. Neptune is often associated with water and the element of dissolution. The square aspect can indicate tension and challenges. In this context, it might symbolize the tension or challenge between the Sun’s influence (illumination and warmth) and Neptune’s watery, dissolving qualities, leading to heavy rainfall.
The presence of the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo during a tropical cyclone and extreme winds suggests an astrological aspect related to turbulence and powerful forces. Uranus is associated with sudden changes and unexpected events, while Pluto signifies deep transformation and intensity. The conjunction of these planets can describe the turbulence and powerful winds associated with cyclones and other extreme weather events. Uranus is often linked to electricity, sudden disruptions, and unexpected events, all of which can be relevant to thunderstorms. Lightning, a common feature of thunderstorms, can be seen as a manifestation of Uranian energy.
The fastest recorded wind speed was recorded in Oklahoma City. The Sun conjunct Saturn in Taurus represents a blend of slow and steady energy. Taurus is an earth sign associated with stability and endurance, while Saturn often symbolizes discipline and structure. The conjunction of the Sun and Saturn in Taurus might reflect the stable and persistent conditions leading up to the wind event. The Sun’s square aspect to Uranus in Aquarius (air sign) introduces an element of unpredictability and sudden change to the astrological picture on the day. Uranus is linked to innovation, revolution, and unexpected events. In this context, the square aspect could represent the disruptive and rapid nature of the wind speed increase. A Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Aries adds an interesting layer to this astrological analysis. Aries is known for its fast and assertive energy, and Mercury is the planet associated with communication and thought processes. The conjunction of these two planets in Aries might indeed signify quick, rapid and increased energy, which could be relevant during this time.
The Deadliest Tornado occurred on April 26, 1989. The Sun in Taurus opposite Pluto in Scorpio highlights a powerful opposition between the Sun, representing vitality, and Pluto, symbolizing transformation and intensity. This aspect may signify the extreme and deadly nature of the tornado. The trine between Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in Capricorn adds to the complexity, possibly indicating a harmonious flow of energy between these planets, which could influence the weather patterns during this time. The presence of a Sun-Uranus-Pluto contact underscores the transformative and potentially destructive forces at play, which, in this case, manifested as a deadly tornado. A total of 1,300 lives were lost in Bangladesh. The Sun-Uranus-Pluto contact coinciding with the tragic event in Bangladesh further underscores the potential influence of this aspect on extreme weather events.
Uranus, known for its sudden and unexpected changes, could have contributed to the abrupt and destructive nature of the event. This occurred concurrently with the most substantial hailstorm ever recorded in Bangladesh. The Sun in Aries trine Uranus in Sagittarius might have signified a harmonious connection between these planets, possibly pointing to sudden and unusual occurrences, which could include extreme hailstorms. The Mars-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn adds an interesting layer to this analysis. The Mars-Neptune combination can represent the merging of physical energy (Mars) with Neptune’s influence, which is often linked to water, and the sign of Capricorn, known for its substantial and grounded characteristics. Jupiter was also involved and this could indicate an increase in size, possibly contributing to the formation of the heaviest hailstone.
The longest recorded lightning bolt occurred under the grand air trine involving the Sun in Libra, Saturn in Gemini, and Uranus in Aquarius. In astrology, air signs are associated with communication, intellect, and mental processes. Uranus in Aquarius, with its sudden and innovative nature, can be linked to lightning strikes.
Here is a list of the essential natures of the signs: A Manual of Astrology by Raphael
Uranus – in nature cold, dry and windy
Saturn – Cold and dry
Jupiter – Hot and moist
Mars – Hot and Dry
Venus – Cold and moist
Mercury – Variable and controvertible
Moon – Cold and Moist
Sun – Hot and Dry