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  • Diana K. Rosenberg
    ... Classic heat wave stars are the Dogs - Canis Major and Canis Minor - from whence cometh the expression Dog Days Canis Major and Canis Minor stars:
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 2, 2005
      > Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 23:07:11 -0400
      > From: "Martina" <merskine@...>
      >Subject: weather,...

      Martina wrote:

      >I'm not sure about "weather" astrology, though according to
      >one astrologer, you ain't worth a hill of beans if you
      >can't do it,.... (he's a bit of a nut anyways,..) But I've
      >been wondering what's been going on astro-wise because up
      >here in Ontario its been Africa HOT and horrible humidity
      >to boot. Waaaay more than it ever should be. Any thoughts
      >about what else might be involved? Asteroids, stars, just
      >crummy planets?? Or just plain earth changes? (course
      >Hades-Pluto might be part of this as well. )

      >Diana,.. are there "weather" stars?? Must be, there's plague
      >and famine stars, right?

      Classic "heat wave" stars are the Dogs - Canis Major and
      Canis Minor - from whence cometh the expression "Dog Days"

      Canis Major and Canis Minor stars: (positions are for 1980;
      for 2000, add 17 minutes; for 2005.6, add 21 minutes.

      Long Lat Dec RA M Spec
      Murzim, Beta Canis Majoris lft fnt paw 6CA55 -41 15 -17 57 6 22 1.98 B1 II-III
      Mirzam, see Murzim or Gomeisa (there are 2 Murzims and 2 Mirzams)
      Furud Zeta Canis Majoris left hind paw 7CA06 -53 23 -30 03 6 20 3.02 B3 V
      RST 3460 Canis Major double abv head 9CA10 -35 34 -12 22 6 30 5.3 KO
      Xi1 Canis Major var foreleg 10CA23 -46 34 -23 24 6 31 4.34 B1 IV
      Nu²Canis Majoris Greater Dog’s foreleg 11CA28 -42 19 -19 14 6 36 5.52 G8 III
      HD47667,SAO151751 Canis Major head 11CA42 -37 11 -14 08 6 38 4.82 K2 II
      Sirius Sothis Alpha Canis Major jaw 13CA48 -39 36 -16 42 6 44 -1.46 A1 V
      M41 NGC2287 Open Cluster, Can Major paw 14CA57 -43 33 -20 43 6 46 4.5 OC
      Theta Canis Majoris head (eye?) 15CA54 -34 43 -12 01 6 53 4.07 K4 III
      Iota Canis Majoris Greater Dog’s neck 17CA15 -39 39 -17 02 6 55 4.38 B3 II
      Kappa Canis Majoris Dog’s hind leg 18CA17 -55 09 -32 29 6 49 3.96 B2 V e
      Z Canis Majoris var-extr IFR top of hd 18CA38 -33 57 -11 31 7 03 8.8 B8peq
      Mirza Gamma Canis Majoris in Dog’s hd 19CA20 -38 00 -15 36 7 03 4.11 B8 II
      Muliphen, Muliphein, see Mirza
      Adhara Epsilon Canis Majoris thigh 20CA29 -51 22 -28 57 6 58 1.50 B2 II
      Sigma Canis Majoris in Dog’s thigh 21CA17 -50 14 -27 54 7 01 3.46 M0 Iab
      Wezen Delta Canis Majoris hindquarter 23CA07 -48 27 -26 22 7 08 1.86 F8 Ia
      Omega Canis Majoris Big Dog’s haunch 25CA21 -48 34 -26 44 7 14 3.85 B3 IV e
      Tau Canis Majoris Dog’s lower back 26CA06 -46 37 -24 55 7 18 4.39 O9 III
      Omega Cancri area of Crab’s N hind lgs 26CA53 4 45 25 27 8 00 5.83 K0 III
      Aludra Eta Canis Majoris Dog’s rump 29CA16 -50 37 -29 16 7 23 2.44 B5 Ia


      HD54079,SAO114947 Canis Minor near nose 17CA08 -14 57 7 30 7 07 5.75 gK0
      HD55184,SAO115065 Canis Minor nr chest 18CA30 -16 48 5 31 7 11 6.16 K0
      1 Canis Minoris above Little Dog’s head 20CA51 -10 14 11 43 7 24 5.30 A4 III
      Gomeisa Beta Canis Minoris in neck 21CA55 -13 29 8 20 7 26 2.90 B8 V
      6 Canis Minoris abv Little Dog’s head 21CA59 - 9 43 12 03 7 29 4.54 K2 III
      Eta Canis Minoris Little Dog’s breast 22CA21 -14 47 6 59 7 27 5.25 gF0
      HD60275,SAO97021 Canis Minor above back 23CA16 -10 58 10 37 7 33 6.20 B9.5 V
      Procyon Alpha Canis Minoris body 25CA30 -16 00 5 16 7 38 0.38 F4 IV
      11 Canis Minoris abv Little Dog’s back 26CA14 -10 16 10 49 7 45 5.30 A1 V
      Zeta Canis Minoris (should be Hydra?) 29CA22 -18 51 1 49 7 51 5.14 B8
      14 Canis Minoris Little Dog’s hind legs 0LE59 -18 04 2 17 7 57 5.29 K0 III

      Run the Summer Solstice chart - in the NE US, there's a
      Mercury, Venus, Vulcanus, Saturn conjunction in the "Dog
      longitudes" straddling the IC. Saturn is at Procyon, Alpha
      Canis Minoris. It rules the MC and disposits Neptune, co-ruler
      of the 12th - I assume it's similar for Ontario.

      The July 6 New Moon was at Sirius, Alpha Canis Majoris;
      Sirius was called "the scorcher":

      "...when the artichoke flowers and the chirping grasshopper
      pours down his shrill song in the season of wearisome heat,
      then goats are plumpest and wine sweetest...but men are
      feeblest, because Sirius parches head and knees and the skin
      is dry through heat..."
      - Hesiod, Works and Days, ca 700-800 BCE

      Manilius, ca 10 CE, wrote:

      "The Dog with the blazing face brings fire upon the entire
      universe; it barks forth flame, raves with its fire, and
      doubles the burning heat of the Sun. When it puts forth its
      torch, the earth foresees its conflagration and tastes its
      ultimate fate (the ecpyrosis--cosmic conflagration--of the
      Stoics). All living things seek alien climes, looking for
      another world to repair to; nature, beset by temperatures
      too great to bear, alive but on a funeral-pyre, such is the
      heat." (Manilius wrote in (florid) verse, and tended to go a
      bit "over the top")

      Another "heat wave star" I found was Sabik, Eta Ophiuchi (18
      Sag 02 right now); the Moon at the Summer Solstice was 17
      Sag 33.

      You mentioned 45 celsius - that's 113 fahrenheit - yikes!

      Dog days indeed!

      Love, Diana
    • Martina
      Thanks Diana,... I ve forgotten how to do Local Angles,... I m going to have to look it up. Its been a nightmare for anyone who can t stand the heat- ie ME,...
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 2, 2005
        Thanks Diana,...
        I've forgotten how to do Local Angles,... I'm going to have to look it up.
        Its been a nightmare for anyone who can't stand the heat- ie ME,...

        But at least I know what stars to look at now. Its been really making me
        wonder-
        the weather thing, because my parents in Calgary were seeing massive
        flooding going on
        while we were getting the heat,.. I guess all through the praries that was
        going on,...
        (and the local angles would be the telling thing with such a massive sweep
        I'm guessing,..)
        Dog Days for sure,.. ugh.

        We put a small above ground pool in the back a couple of years ago, and its
        saved me
        from going completely insane this year, and I never remember the pool being
        that warm since we put it in.
        (Last year we barely got to use it!!!)

        Guess I'm going to have to start a weather astro file now. :-)

        Martina
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