Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy looks like being the biggest storm to hit the USA in decades causing major disruption to travel, communications and even the presidential election. To look to astrology for some answers for hurricane Sandy’s impact, it’s hard to go past the full moon which occurs on the same day the storm is forecast to hit the New Jersey coast. As has been reported in the media, the full moon at 3:50 pm on Monday 29 October 2012 means the high tides will be larger than normal. The combined affect of the storm surge and the higher tides is the reason that people are being evacuated from low lying areas of the coast.

Hurricane Sandy Full Moon

Hurricane Sandy Full Moon

So the chart is the the full moon in New York City, but it will look almost the same if set for Atlantic City in New Jersey, in fact the Ascendant is the same degree because these cities are on the same longitude. The full moon is at 6 degrees Taurus but this is the same all over the world and there is nothing about this degree to explain a massive storm and all the disruption in this area of the world. What is unique for this area is the Ascendant degree at the moment of the full moon. Astrology is all about the exact time and place. For this area of the east coast of the USA, the Ascendant is 15 degrees Pisces. Now before you get carried away about Pisces and water, it is in fact the star rising on the Ascendant and any aspects to planets which is important, not the sun sign.

The star rising on the eastern horizon in New York at the moment of this full moon is Achernar, the brightest star of constellation Eridanus, The River. Achernar marks the mouth of the river, more than symbolic given the geography. This star is associated with water, rain, drowning and accidents (especially at sea). The level of risk and danger is made higher because this rising star is square the Mars Jupiter opposition. Jupiter is also conjunct a star in constellation Eridanus called Cursa, amplifying the danger from water.

This is the final moon phase an eclipse cycle which began with the May 20 solar eclipse which fell in the Pleiades star cluster, historically known for bringing major floods, they were called the Rainy Stars.

The Midheaven for this full moon is also unique to this particular region on the east coast of North America. It is 22 degrees Sagittarius for both Atlantic City and New York, The culminating star is Ras Alhague in constellation Ophuichus which has an association with contamination by toxins and epidemic infections. So if there is prolonged flooding as forecast, then infection is a real risk.

Hurricane Sandy Astrology

Hurricane Sandy Mercury Square Neptune

Mercury is square Neptune just two hours before the full moon. This perfectly explains the disruption to transport and the stock market trading we are already seeing. Mercury rules transport, communication and trade, and if the power does go out as forecast, then communication will certainly be affected. The square aspect does mean tests and challenges. Neptune is the link to the water. You can click on the thumbnail to the right to see the chart for the moment of Mercury square Neptune in New York City.  With the Vertex Point (very time and place sensitive), turning this square into a T-square focused on Mercury, we could say that major communication and transport confusion was destined to occur.

With Mercury stationing retrograde on November 6 only four degrees past the square to Neptune, it is fair to assume that the disruption to communications and transport will take a while to get over. The Ascendant for when Mercury is square Neptune at 1:40 pm on Monday is 28 Capricorn on the star Sham, in the Arrow of Sagittarius. According to Anne Wright’s research into the fixed stars and weather, Sham causes “violent weather”. The star on the Midheaven is Unukalhai in constellation Serpens. Just like Ophiuchus who holds this snake, it can cause infectious diseases and poisoning. This is also the degree of the November 13 solar eclipse.

50 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy

  1. well, here in Jersey, it sure feels like you are onto it! we are 15 hours from landfall and it is very Algol like. Im right outside of NYC and halfway towards landfall. Mix in a bit of scorpio and the full moon and, well… you said it above. Also it has been rather charged and spooky here for the last week. I dont have another word for it. That Algol is tricky, but Im used to it. My daughter is a Scorpio moon conjunct scorpio ascendant with Ras Algul right on her descendant. Thanks for the info!

  2. I know we have a lot of readers and friends in this area so our thoughts are with you guys.

  3. to me the neptune chiron square the nn from h12 to h9 in water signs looks like one outlet for all the things marina mentions. This reads to me as hidden, subconcious collective wounds/wounding square fated beliefs about oceans water, the other thing that strikes is how the moon which rules tides, homes and the pulling pushing of water seems to have all of the energy of the chart pouring into her thru bisecting the grand square but at a slight angle. I know you use tight orbs but im wondering if youd provide any info about the venus sextile mercury and or the loose grand square btw venus ceres pluto uranus?

  4. I’m also worried about all of the danger and destruction to my fellow Americans. Please be safe and follow the disaster planners’ warnings. I live on the West Coast, but this affects all of us.

  5. All you folks facing this, very, very good luck, be safe, and do everything to take care of yourselves.
    Heartfelt wishes and prayers. <3

  6. Thinking and praying for you all now, those of you on the East coast! My gosh, here I was in little old London looking at todays Full Moon and the BBC sex scandal with Jimmy Saville having his Sun at 7º Scorpio. But I had no idea what was going on over the Pond. Something much bigger.

    So I thought it worth looking at the chart for New York and what do I find? New Yorks chart has 9º degrees Scorpio rising. So near enough the same hotspot, the tip of that diamond Yod pointing at the Sun at 6º 47′ Scorpio.

    I hope the diamond means protection for New Yorkers! The Mars/Jupiter opposition that Jamie talked about falls right over New Yorks Nodal axis. Vertex on Ceres which tends to surface in environmental disasters.

  7. I would like to see what New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie’s natal chart looks like in aspect to the Full Moon chart. (He IS being groomed for the Republican nominee in the 2016 Presidential election). This could really influence public opinion in response to his action in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

    • I’m not a big fan of his, but he is doing a great job of keeping the public informed during this ongoing disaster. I hope there is something left of New Jersey for him to govern when it is over.

      • I hope New Jersey will fare well after the storm, as well. Gov. Christie may not be virginal white but I like that he doesn’t mince words. It’s pretty dern clear where he stands. Then there is the question if his heart will physically make it to 2016.

  8. im so glad that someone skilled shows up in the net! im in Argentina and 12 hs before the full moon aspect ,, a rain suddenly got the city and so many street cars family are living a big bad time in here as well…i would love to keep in touch with you, i feel that you are very wise and my whole respects to you,

  9. Yesterday, Maite, a friend living in Cuba, reported so many families in harm and pain because of Sandy. I do hope and wish for Newyorkers all the best, under the circumstances. I know they live in a country of strong institutional and medical public politics, and that should be very helpful. I feel in deep connections… knowing the times we are living!

    My best and most deepest regards,


  10. Id like to believe that protective diamond but here in nyc it looks more like a bow and arrow, locked and loaded. I am hearing reports of sewage backup in flooded zones and now the countries oldest nuclear power plant is on a flood watch. 2.8 million people are w/o powerin ny, nj, ct and power crews may not be able to begin restoration until weds… 1 hospital has lost backup power in manhattan and another has two hrs left of backup

    Looking at pictures from the rockaway peninsula on instagram there are several reports there that the island has been breeched meaning water is comin in from the ocean and bay side and meeting. There are pictures of cars floating down the street. Thankfully the water looks to be only knee highish. there are 6 or 7 sewage treatment plants on jamaica bay. Ive a lot of friends out in rockaway and I am wishing them safe passage

    • Yes, V, I hate spreading doom and gloom so I try to keep positive, but it does look like the eye of the storm doesn’t it with all the planets at 5º being the swirling winds. Just a reminder of the full moon “Diamond”, I guess its more of the rough then the diamond.

  11. Wow, Jamie! This is unbelievable. Nice work! Look at the square in that chart! Astrology continues to amaze me on the timing.

  12. My daughter who is twenty-seven lives in NYC. The vertex for the full moon is on her ascendant in her full moon chart. She lives with her boyfriend who has an imp position with the UN so I am hoping that will help. I have warned her about the contamination issue. Only drink bottled water. I know that this website is all about the stars and I study the stars also. However, I have been following Vulcanus. It will be interesting how Vulcanus plays in this chart as it is now opposite the 28 degree ascendant on Sham. Vulcanus has incredible strength intensifying things as much as ten times. This is an incredible disaster for NY.

  13. This is a truly fascinating article. I can’t even get over the synchronicity. I have some friends on the east coast that keep posting picture and it’s truly terrifying! My boyfriend was right on the shores of CT (Where he is for work) until they evacuated them this morning. I haven’t heard from him since. :-/ I know the Mars/Jupiter is on his Asc and sun in on his jupiter/ceres. Actually…. Here’s the synastry chart. Obviously it affects him. :-/

    • For some reason it didn’t work. Yeah, vertex squares his neptune with MC conjunct it (I did the chart for the full moon in CT where he is.) T. Neptune on his moon. Uranus opposite his mars. Blrff.

    • Just heard from Brian. He’s doing well and is keeping his phone off to preserve battery since they’re out of power. Other aspects, jupiter on our Davison NN (Mars on SN) Mercury Squaring AC, Neptune on DC, Sun on Mars, Saturn on Pluto. Chiron on lilith. Just wild. Didn’t even realize the storm’s sun is on my pluto and Brian’s Vertex. Guess he got sucked into it while I was told at the astrology meetup that I need to go get Past Life Regression. Sun illuminating the darkness for ya.

  14. it does look like a water event…mercury/square/neptune/sag/pisces do you think election delay? early/sat/scorpio deep water hey, this is going to take a lot of draining. Maine US is pisces so far unscathed we didn’t lose anything.

  15. 00sag is MC of visually odd, like FFighters on brezzy point, streets inundated and no water pressure also 60 miraculous rescues. 00/sag contains tales of bravery, pure altruism. We had the odd sight of a panicked 3ft ribbon snake, (unusal size), seeking higher ground.

    • the othe oddity is the sinking of the bounty. aside from the karmic stupitity of trying to ride out ‘sandy’ on a infamous namesake, the name is BOUNTY and it sank! I’m a person who looks for clues, now the sinking of BOUNTY off shore NYC….is rather flashing neon.

    • I have the Part of Fortune at 00sag. I’m altruistic and eccentric, not sure how visual that is.

      And yeah, let’s all go out in a monster hurricane on a boat named the Bounty. Why not call it the USS Kick Me? 🙂

  16. God’s method of communicating pleasure and displeasure with us is through the weather; it should be awe inspiring that He also clearly shows these weather events through His magnificent file cabinet of past and future events in the incredible Science of Astrology. I’m interested in the chain of earthquakes off the west coast of Canada in the last four days. Any insights into that potential considering the off shore potential for a major earthquake off Washington State’s coastline around Seattle, and northward to Alaska’s coastline? An earthquake on that Seattle offshore fault line would bring a catastrophic tsunami to the Pacific Northwest.

  17. Yes, the earth is a living bioorganism and just as our bodies react to inflammation, infection, etc she is reacting to what is happening within her organism.
    Interesting about 00 sag, the images I am seeing in our area and from around the northeast are just astounding, power transformers exploding, 80 houses on fire at once, just too many to even list. As far as the hms bounty goes if you think about a ship of that sailing rig, it probably set sail weeks ago, they move relatively slowly in fair weather, trying to circumnavigate a 1000 mile wide storm. They were probably days of sailing away from any ports, again thats sailing in fair weather.
    Marina & Jaime, dont feel bad about spreading doom and gloom, you are just being realistic. This is the world we live in now where storms of this scale are more and more frequent. You may have even saved my friends life. I sent her a link to this yesterday morning, asking her to leave her bungalow in rockaway. Her bday is near the may ecclipse. read your site all the time and am grateful for all your work. Now just waiting to see what happens with the poisen water

    • Yes my Jupiter Yod always wants to find a positive, but sometimes I have to go with the more realistic Saturn Yod of Jamie and call a spade a spade. We are in the dark ages I guess. The sinking of the HMS bounty is very symbolic too. I think this picture is so surreal. In the days when it was originally built there was never the technology to have a photo of it like this.

      • Wow I hadn’t seen that! Doing a little more research on the bounty, it is very symbolic. The original bounty was built with the intention of finding a cheap food source for slaves. The current bounty as a vessel for hollywood/imagery. All very h12 neptunian. Its interesting that the orignal mutiny happened april 28, sun probably around 7,8 degrees taurus. Mutiny started by lehigh christian and the sailor who died yesterday cladine christian. Cpt Bainbridge’s birthday is reported to be oct 25 same day as current bounty set sail on its last voyage

        • Claudine Christian was a direct descendent of Fletcher Christian, which is why she wanted to take the trip. Some irony.

  18. My thoughts are with you all, my American cousins.
    I wonder what Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christy’s ascendant and midheaven might be for October 29th at high tide last night. I’ve been watching him on CNN and he seems to be a capable governor with a heart.
    Marilyn Challis

    • I was glad to see Christy commended President Obama on television for his accessibility and assistance.

    • Neither will Karl Rove or Dick Cheney. Where are they during this disaster? Laughing at the sodden masses?

  19. Haiti : Hurricane Sandy has wiped out food crops….and worsened the cholera situation there.

  20. Just remembered…for a long time now there has been a Web Bot prediction that the USA will have “the mother of all riots”.

    I quite like Web Bot predictions…I think it just gets dates/timing wrong.

    I can’t get over how people aren’t helping each other in the USA…when the Queensland floods happened heaps of people, even little kiddies , turned up from outer areas with brooms, buckets, mops etc to clean up.
    The USA are still pulling bodies out of the water, and people need help…and there going on about whether to have a bloody marathon or not…..

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