First let me say that after living in North Carolina for many years I always take the hysteria over hurricane predictions with a grain of salt. Predictive models have improved over the years, but like human behavior, nature has a way of being unpredictable.
That said, it appears fairly certain that the big storm heading towards the Atlantic coast over the next couple of days will bring widespread power outages and communication breakdowns. As I wrote this summer:
In addition, Mercury stations retrograde on the day of the election which suggests that once again the results of the election will be unclear. Mercury stationed direct (meaning it had already been retrograde and then came to a standstill the day of the election before traveling forward again) on the day of the 2000 election which was hung up by voting machine failures and hanging chads. During this 2012 election Mercury will be preparing to retrograde and go back over old issues and questions just as the election begins. Mercury will be in Sagittarius which is associated with the entertainment industry and the court system, which suggests that once again election results could go back to court. Mercury will be in a square to Neptune for a week or so before and after the election, indicating not only confusion over election localities and voter registration, but also suspected fraud and illegal wranglings.
This hurricane will combine with a cold front to bring snow and high winds that can knock down trees and power lines. After a major storm it can take over a week to bring power to rural areas. After Hurricane Fran we were out of power for over two weeks in our neck of the […]