Winter hasn’t even begun, and already Mother Nature has been pummeling most of the United States with unseasonable cold and early snow storms. As of this morning, the giant storm that brought lake-effect snow to the Buffalo, New York area had left at least 6 feet (!!) of snow in its wake, and is being blamed for five deaths already. To add insult to injury, another storm is on the way, expected to bring an additional 2-3 feet of snow.

I’m strictly a Midwest girl, having lived part of my life in Wisconsin and part in Minnesota. I’m hardened to the cold and—having gone from house to house in a snowsuit instead of a costume during the 1991 Halloween blizzard—have learned to deal with the snow. But, I’m only 5’3″ (and that’s in heels), so, in essence, the snow from this storm would swallow me whole if I tried to leave my house.

Even the residents of Buffalo, who are used to vast amounts of snow heading off of Lake Erie and onto their lawns and streets, seem to have been caught off guard by this weather. So, what is the best way to stay one step ahead of the weather?

Meteorological astrology, or astrometeorology, is the practice of using the placement of the planets and stars to chart likely weather patterns. Kris Brandt Riske, MA, noted astrometerologist and astrologer, has a new book—Predicting Weather Events with Astrology—that contains a number of techniques for forecasting weather that will occur weeks, months, or even years in advance. By using past examples of what was in the stars when major events occurred and providing sample calculations for future dates, you can learn to predict large-scale weather events, from snowstorms to hurricanes and tornadoes to droughts and floods.

Predicting Weather Events with Astrology

Llewellyn’s annual calendars, almanacs, and datebooks also make great reference points for weather and gardening. From articles like “Extreme Weather and the Outer Planets” to the best dates for planting and harvesting, Llewellyn’s calendars, almanacs, datebooks can help you plot the best course for your year and keep track of what might be headed your way. Included in each edition of the Moon Sign Book, the number-one lunar guide for over 100 years, are detailed weather predictions for the US from Predicting Weather Events with Astrology author Kris Brandt Riske, along with economic forecasts, best dates for hunting and fishing, and much more.

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Written by Anna
Anna is the editor of Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, and Llewellyn's monthly newsletters. She also blogs, tweets, and helps maintain Llewellyn's Facebook page. In her free time, Anna enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy!, being a grammar geek, and spending time ...