The astrology of extreme weather
In astrology, the SUN and MARS are considered hot planets. Both planets are strong and well placed in the chart. As 2nd lord of wealth and status, the Sun is at 23° 44' Capricorn and the 7th house. This placement gives the USA its authority and prominence in the world. As 10th lord of the executive, Mars is strong in its own sign at 10° 05' Scorpio and well placed in the 5th house. Hence, the heat is not seen to be a problem based on their indications. The MOON is the source of nutrition and is linked to water and agriculture. As 1st lord of self, the Moon is exalted and strong at 7° 23' Taurus and is well placed in the 11th house. Moreover, the aspect between Mars and Moon would suggest significant benefits for the country. In astrology, however, it is VENUS that is the ruler of comforts, including the weather. In the SAMVA USA chart, as Venus is 4th lord it also rules natural resources, including agriculture. At 23° 50' Sagittarius it is badly placed in the 6th house of opposition and problems, indicating setbacks for its indications. However, the real source of difficulty is traced to the Moon's south node, KETU, which is the indicator of extemes in heat as well as ruler of sudden and explosive events. Ketu is placed at 17° 47' Libra in the most effective point of the 4th house. This placement is the real source of difficulty with regard to heat, earthquakes, violent events and setbacks in agriculture in the history of the USA. Whenever a first rate malefic is placed in the sensitive angles of the chart it can create many problems. In this case, we should also note that Ketu afflicts the 8th house of obstacles and endings and the 12th house of losses. Clearly, given the weakness of Venus in the chart, the placement of Ketu makes it the most difficult planet in the chart.
Between 1930 and 1933, the US economy went into the tank. Output contracted by almost one third and the unemployed increased to affect almost a quarter of the workforce. This development is also explained by the greatest drought to hit the USA. While the crisis hit during the sub-period of the great functional malefic Ketu, its depths were felt during the sub-period of Venus in the chart, which lasted from November 6, 1930 to November 6, 1933. During this time, the Dust Bowl developed in earnest, but it peaked during the sub-period of the Sun lasting to October 1, 1934 and during the Moon sub-period lasting until April 1, 1936. This is explained by transits in the chart. During the sub-periods of the strong and well placed Sun and Moon, the economy began to grow again from 1934 to 1937, associated with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt´s initiative to revieve the economy from 1933 to 1936 with the New Deal.