Explore the view of the spring planet placements in another perspective - on the map of the USA. Each line represents a planet on an angle of the ingress chart and, in turn, a weather indication for the area it flows through. Notice the Saturn, Venus lines on the descendant or 7th angle/house cusp through New England. This indicates a cold and wet beginning to spring in the northeast. Uranus on the 4th angle/house cusp shocks the same area with the unstable weather patterns and reversals of weather events. Moving west you will see the Neptune 4th house line in the area of western Pennsylvania down through the Carolinas. Neptune is a good indicator for flooding if found in hard aspect to other planets. It is just that. The last of the Saturn and Neptune squares happens this spring and flooding along this Neptune line is highly probable. The Ohio Valley is most suspect for overflowing.
The Jupiter descendant line through the western states helps to bring in more fair weather and strong northerly flows of wind into the areas. Sun and Mercury on the 7th cusps through the west coast and rockies suggest warmth and wind activity.
Very windy in early April through the 17th. A more aggressive wind until May 8th. Difficult winds continue to May 23rd. The end of May has a short quiet time from the wind but there could be some erratic pockets of fierce wind. As spring ends, the winds die down until summertime begins.
Spring in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts
The season, March through June 2001, has temps that will swing from abnormally cold to extremely hot for short periods of time. In-between these abnormal periods, the weather will be moist, mild and typical of spring. This is a virtual roller coaster of weather activity, complete with summerlike T-storms and lightning, for the entire eastern half of the USA. Flash flooding more for the east coast and a major flooding in the eastern half of the USA will be a concern and an over abundance of steady rains could damage early plantings in the east.
Weekly Summaries, Rhode Island and the Northeast
Wednesday, March 24, 2001, First Quarter moon
Spring rains are featured this week. A windy thunderstorm near 27th. Clearing around the 28th to more pleasant springlike weather. Because we enter a two-week period where the warming Sun and beneficial Jupiter can bring pleasant, balmy days, we could override some of the nasty weather. An interesting weather day on the 31st could find a spike in the temp. Happy times. A rush of Spring Fever!
Technical:Gemini on 4th, Moon. Pisces on 1st, Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn late in house.
Wednesday, March 31, 2001, Full Moon - Easter Sunday April 4th
Indications are very strong for a heavy rain leading to spectacular flooding in the northeast especially because of the saturated ground from last week's rain. There is an equally strong potential for bright
Sun and rising temperatures during breaks in the rain with the Jupiter/Sun aspect on the weekend. Cloudy skies do threaten all week. One year ago, a similar combination of planets brought drenching rain for several days in early June. The storm covered the eastern 1/3rd of the nation.
Clouds may linger and we will see some wind and chill. Moisture events range from fog to a rise in humidity. More pleasant weather may arrive by the weekend; mostly fair to the 14th.
Technical: Pisces on 4th, Mercury. Sagittarius on 1st, Pluto.
Thursday, April 15, 2001, New Moon
Mixed conditions for this week. Dry, sunny and warm temps dominate the early part of this week. Classic hot and cold fronts bring a rousing thunderstorm on the 19th. Lingering clouds and perhaps more rain to the end of the period. Colder temps feed in for about 12 days. (Sun with Saturn)
Technical: Aries on 1st, Sun, Moon, Saturn. Sagittarius on 1st.
Thursday, April 22, 2001, First Quarter moon
An aggressive period of strong weather that we haven't seen in a while. Temps could be very chilly.
Sun and dismal Saturn are still together and are creating a pattern of stormy, wet and destructive energy most of the week. Possible clearing on the 26th. On the 27th, the northeast has a chance of being involved in the fronts that will crisscross to bring heavy rains and very unsettled conditions. A windy t-storm may close out this active quarter moon.
Technical: Sagittarius on 4th, Pluto. Virgo on 1st. Fixed grand cross.
Friday, April 30, 2001, Full Moon, First of May Day!