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Uranus Hurricane Intensifies Dramatically

Hurricane Dorian, this week’s powerful Uranus Hurricane, is intensifying.

We’re calling it a Uranus Hurricane here. That’s because of the noteworthy meeting of Uranus lines on our astro-map for the storm.

As we noted a couple of days ago, this combination could make for a stronger storm.

That’s exactly what’s happening.

Earlier today Dorian was bumped up to a Category 5 event. It now has sustained winds of over 185 mph.

That’s massive.

In fact, it’s so overwhelming that it’s tied for the biggest storm on record.

Its winds match the force of the legendary Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

According to Andrew Buncombe of The Independent, Dorian has “gusts of up to 220 mph and a sustained speed of 185 mph. When it struck land twice on Sunday afternoon first in the Abaco Islands at then close to Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island, it equalled a record set by a Labour Day storm from 1935. That storm – which occurred before hurricanes were given names – ultimately left major damage in its wake in the Florida Keys.”

A Uranus Hurricane Cycle


For most people, that may just seem like far-away history.

But for an astrologer, it strikes an immediate chord.

1935 was 84 years ago. And 84 years is a Uranus orbital cycle.

So Hurricane Dorian is definitely a Uranus Hurricane!

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record until Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.

It was the first know Category 5 hurricane to strike the United States.

The storm caused catastrophic damage in the upper Florida Keys. A storm surge of 18 to 20 feet swept over the low-lying islands. Strong winds and the huge surge destroyed nearly all the structures between Tavernier and Marathon. The hurricane completely obliterated the town of Islamorada.

After tracking up Florida’s west coast in the Gulf of Mexico and devastating much of the Tampa Bay area, the Labor Day Uranus Hurricane made a second landfall at Cedar Key, Florida. It later caused extensive damage in the Florida panhandle, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Hurricane Victim Cremation
Mass cremation of Labor Day Hurricane victims at Snake Creek, Florida, September 7, 1935.

A total of 485 people lost their lives. It took six months following the Labor Day Hurricane  to recover all the bodies.

Looking At The Astrology

It’s clearly too early to tell how Hurricane Dorian will compare with the events of 1935. Even so, the Uranus Hurricane connection is quite compelling.

Here’s the horoscope for the Labor Day Hurricane landfall 84 years ago;

Uranus Hurricane 1935

Here’s the chart from earlier today when Hurricane Dorian made its first landfall:

Uranus Hurricane 2019

The key points, of course, are the positions of the Sun (8 to 9 degrees Virgo) and Uranus (5 to 6 degrees Taurus).

There’s much more to do in the way of detailed analysis here.

But for now it’s time to go check the weather forecast. This Uranus Hurricane isn’t over yet.

Losing Weatherman Larry Acker

I just got word that Larry Acker died on October 4.

Larry was a lifelong student of the weather and climate cycles, and for many years he published the 3F Forecasts newsletter.

It was a remarkable publication. It featured detailed long-range weather forecasts for specific geographic areas, primarily ones with key agricultural activities, in a variety of locations around the globe.

Larry Acker with rain gauge
Larry Acker checking a rain gauge on his farm in Polo, Illinois.

Larry loved discussing weather and climate patterns, especially when cyclic activity was evident. He was an expert on the big-picture effects of El Nino and other meteorological phenomena.

Larry Acker and the Weather

After collegiate studies at the University of Illinois in geology and chemistry and earning a Masters Degree in 1967, Larry spent about a decade working for the USDA. He left the federal government for farming in 1979 and became a professional weather consultant. He was a member of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and of the American Weather Observers.

Larry Acker was also a working farmer in Polo, Illinois. Farming kept him connected to the real-world importance of weather in forecasting crop yields and economic conditions. He frequently shared his expertise at speaking engagements and on a variety of syndicated radio shows.

An Interest In Astrology

I first met Larry back in 1991 at a financial astrology conference, where he was speaking about long-range weather cycles.

Although he was not an astrologer himself in the conventional sense, he was clearly keenly interested in the connections between planetary phenomena and agricultural conditions. He was always ready to learn something new.

When we met I was just a few years into publishing the print-only version of the Financial Cycles newsletter, the precursor to FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

We decided to swap subscriptions, and I was always delighted when a new copy of 3F Forecasts appeared in my mailbox.

Every once in a while Larry would call me to discuss an article or a comment I had published in my newsletter. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, and sometimes found opportunities to cite each other’s work in our respective publications.

In 1998 Larry compiled a number of his best articles from 3F Forecasts and published them as a book, Cycles, Weather and History. It’s packed with useful insights, and I still dip into my autographed copy of it from time to time. It’s a thoroughly fascinating volume, and I use it to get inspiration for my own writing and research.


Celebrating the Solar Eclipse Book on Amazon

Last night Patty and I got together with Jim Cummins and his wife Joyce to share an evening of food and fun. The Florida weather here had actually gotten cool enough (down to the high 70’s I think) to make it comfortable enough to sit outside on the terrace for dinner, where we could check out the river and watch the traffic going by on the bridge as we enjoyed our conversation.

The reason for the celebration was two-fold – yesterday morning our first shipment of the new paper-bound edition of our book on “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” had arrived, and it was the first opportunity that Jim and I as co-authors had to get our hands on the physical evidence of the months of work we had put into the project.

And on top of that, I had just gotten confirmation yesterday that “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” is now available for purchase at Amazon.com – just in time for the actual eclipse itself, which is coming up on Thursday!

Although he’s written for magazines and newspapers for many years and is a regular contributor of in-depth articles on geopolitical astrology at our FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website, this new book marks Jim’s debut as a published book author. That made last night extra special, and I was truly pleased that all four of us were able to share the time together.

Triggering Uranus & Pluto for More Market Tension

There’s a very powerful week coming up for the markets, thanks mainly to Mars conjoining Saturn to create extra stress and even some hostility, and to Venus translating the mega-trend energy of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square.

Venus forms an opposition to Pluto, a conjunction with Kronos, and then a square to Uranus, activating this powerful outer-planet combination in a way that has the potential to generate confrontations in geopolitical affairs, disruptive weather and seismic events, turbulence in the markets, and plenty of anxiety and disharmony in our personal lives.

Here are the key events to watch, all coming up within a 24-hour period:

The series of high-stress events begins with a Venus/Pluto opposition shortly after 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 15. Venus is at 7 degrees Cancer on the left side of the wheel, with Pluto at 7 degrees Capricorn on the right.
Mars/Saturn conjunction
Less than an hour and a half later, Mars conjoins Saturn in a stressful combination that’s just shy of 25 degrees Libra, to form a quintile to Pluto. This is a fifth-harmonic activation of the powerful Uranus/Pluto waxing square, making it highly likely to create a resonance in the markets.
Venus conjunct Kronos
About five hours after that, Venus is precisely conjunct the transneptunian factor Kronos. We can expect issues concerning social welfare and entitlement programs to come to the forefront then. Note that the Mars/Saturn conjunction has moved to the Ascendant of the horoscope that’s set for New York City, emphasizing active confrontation and hostility.
Venus square Uranus
Another 15 hours goes by before the dramatic end to the translation series, with Venus forming an explosive square to Uranus. Mars, moving fast, has already begun to pull away from its conjunction with Saturn at this point, but the impact is already being felt quite strongly and there will continue to be ripple effects for weeks to come.

The Uranus/Pluto waxing square sequence is incredibly powerful, and since it’s going to continue in its massive influence on economic and market affairs through the spring of 2015, it’s vital to be prepared!

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