Will it rain on my parade?

This is an interesting horary. The querent is a woman who was planning a Halloween party for her young daughter and some of her playmates. The idea was to take the children to a pumpkin patch on Sunday, 29 October 2017, to pick their own pumpkins and then to return with the kids to her home to decorate them.

Part of the event would be outdoors, so she wanted to know if the weather would permit or impede the outdoor part of the event. The question about the weather was asked on Friday 20 October 2017 at 9:39 AM in Orange, CT.

It is a Venus day during a Moon hour. This seems fitting because Venus rules parties and the Moon rules moisture and rain. Scorpio, a water sign, rises. The chart seems radical and fit to be judged.

The 4th house rules pumpkin patches (“gardens, fields, pastures, orchards” — Lilly, CA 52) and their quality. Traditionally the weather and conditions affecting the land and crops are judged from the 4th house.

The cusp of the 4th is in Pisces, a water sign. In addition, Neptune (god of the oceans) conjoins the 4th cusp. The pumpkin patch looks very wet in this chart.

The ruler of the 4th is Jupiter in Scorpio, another water sign. Jupiter conjoins the cusp of the 12th house (undoing) and also conjoins the watery Moon in Scorpio (a water sign) in the 12th.

Parties are a 5th house matter. Uranus occupies the 5th, implying that something could disrupt the event. Mars rules the Aries 5th house cusp, and Mars (the red planet) lies in earthy Virgo in the 10th, which seems appropriate for a visit to a farmer’s field to pick bright orange pumpkins. In Lilly’s system Mars rules all the water signs by triplicity. Mars in this chart is void of course, so whatever Mars signifies may have a hard time getting off the ground, so to speak.

The chart seems to be saying that the party will be disrupted by wet weather, and the kids may not be able to go to the pumpkin patch.

The outcome was that it rained heavily in Connecticut on Sunday 29 October 2017. The party was held, but the pumpkins were obtained from a local indoor market instead of an outdoor pumpkin patch.

It’s interesting that the “end-of-the-matter” 4th house of the horary chart is ruled by Jupiter, which is in Scorpio on the 12th house cusp, and the 4th house of the party (4th of the 5th) is the Gemini 8th, whose ruler Mercury is also in Scorpio on the cusp of the 12th.


About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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3 Responses to Will it rain on my parade?

  1. Kelly Wicker says:

    Very interesting, I never thought to ask about the weather before. I learned something new today! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kelly,
    I rarely get these kinds of questions, which is why I decided to post it. Glad you enjoyed it.

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