Hurricane Ida – an anniversary marker

Hurricane Ida marked the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by coming ashore on Sunday as a category 3 or 4 and moving inland it has been downgraded to a category one storm. It is described as the worst storm behind Katrina’s category 5 which killed 1800 and caused $125 billion worth of damage in 2005.

  Katrina was always an astrological mystery since it did not show up on the eclipse angles at the time.  This time round the previous Lunar Eclipse of 26 May 2021 had the Gemini Sun opposition Moon sitting close to the Ascendant/Descendant axis with the brutal and destructive Mas opposition Pluto in place. There’s nothing much triggering this eclipse chart though the Moon is in early Gemini, but that’s minor enough.

  Similarities with Katrina are also minor – in 2005 Mars in mid Taurus was conjunct the New Orleans Sun Neptune in Taurus, whereas at the moment tr Uranus is one degree away from that conjunction. Tr Saturn is opposition its Katrina placing – and tr Pluto and tr Neptune are sitting at 21/22 Mutable signs.

  The only chart which flags up much for the location for this event is the rece4ntCancer Ingress which puts Saturn on the Ascendant opposition Mars and square Uranus which looks disruptive and damaging.

So not much of astro-note.

6 thoughts on “Hurricane Ida – an anniversary marker

  1. Ida seems to have taken a greater toll on New York City than on New Orleans. If you moved your charts to NYC I wonder if you would find a connection of interest.

  2. There is always going to be a problem with land that is below sea level. I wish I could offer better advice than building with concrete and steel stilts. Here in the UK we have the problems of homes that were built on flood plains. Not a hurricane of course, but still devastating!

  3. Hello Marjorie,

    Hope you are doing well. I know I have already asked, but can you do one more detailed prediction on Australia? The number of cases have started to climb now and cities are in lockdown. Economy should have been badly affected but nothing so far. What is the future of Australia for this decade? I moved couple of yeara back here and bit worried.

  4. Thank you for writing about this Marjorie.

    The damage caused by Hurricane Ida is just now being assessed. In some parts of Southern Louisiana, it’s being reported that there was up to 17 inches of rain. Also, in New Orleans, the historic Karnofsky Music Shop – which was part of the National Register of Historic Places – was destroyed by Hurriance Ida’s powerful winds. The Karnofsky Music Shop was built in 1913 by a Jewish immigrant family and the building became a second home for the famous Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, and Traditional Pop musician Louis Armstrong (one of my favorite musicians). I really home the city of New Orleans decides to rebuild the Karnofsky Music Shop.

    It’s also being reported that the small town LaPlace, Louisiana – which isn’t far from New Orleans has been practically submerged under water due to extensive flooding.

    What an awful mess…

    Anyway, I’m surprised there are few astrological comparisons between Hurricane Katrina and Ida.

    • Katrina actually weakened to a Cat 3 by the time it moved on shore, winds 125 mph. New Orleans would have been okay if it wasn’t for levees that failed then. Ida strengthened to a Cat 4 in less than 24 hours and moved on shore with winds 150 mph, there wasn’t even time to call for mandatory evacuations. Warming of the earth is going make this more & more frequent. The improved levees held, but a Cat 4 or 5 means major destruction I went through Hurricane Andrew, a Cat 5 in 1992 in South Florida, and entire neighborhoods were piles of rubble and completely flattened. The entire landscape was altered.

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