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RECORD RAINFALL, FLOODS,WINDS & WAVES

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Regions of Australia hit with record rainfall
Record rains force evacuations in NSW, but Victorians are staying put



March 1, 2012

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•Heaviest rain in 80 years drenches NSW
•Evacuations at Cowra, high alerts at five towns 
•Warragamba Dam expected to spill in next 24 hours 
•Victorian residents prepare to evacuate


Mass evacuation from NSW floods
ACT dam about to overflow
Victorian town inundated by floodwaters

"About 500 people in homes and businesses in low-lying areas, mainly in Mulach and Hawkins streets, were advised to evacuate early this morning.

By lunchtime, 200 residents had registered their details at an emergency evacuation centre in Vale Street, including 70 residents of the Sir William Hudson nursing home.

Beds have been set up at the centre in case it needs to be used tonight night.

Inside the hall, a small group mingled over sandwiches and cups of tea."

"There have been floods, but not as bad as they expect now," Jan Hebron, 85, told AAP.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/record-rains-force-evacuations-in-nsw/story-e6frfkvr-1226285665120#ixzz1nuPcKWII

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As sea levels rise, Kiribati eyes 6,000 acres in Fiji as new home for 103,000 islanders

By The Associated Press

"Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.

Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this week endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. He said the fertile land, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, could provide an insurance policy for Kiribati's entire population of 103,000, though he hopes it will never be necessary for everyone to leave."

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"We would hope not to put everyone on one piece of land, but if it became absolutely necessary, yes, we could do it," Tong said. "It wouldn't be for me, personally, but would apply more to a younger generation. For them, moving won't be a matter of choice. It's basically going to be a matter of survival."

"Kiribati, which straddles the equator near the international date line, has found itself at the leading edge of the debate on

climate change because many of its atolls rise just a few feet above sea level."

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/09/10618829-as-sea-levels-rise-kiribati-eyes-6000-acres-in-fiji-as-new-home-for-103000-islanders

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Anytime you think  you have problems, think about these people...think about water...the ocean...flowing clear across your island....scary...

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3-Inch Hail, 46 Inches of Rain in Hawaii

Mar 9, 2012; 12:15 PM ET

As an update to the flooding article I posted Tuesday, severe weather continues in Hawaii. Supercellular thunderstorms with rotation and large hail are currently moving through the island chain, per the radar I captured below at noon ET (see also this one from earlier):

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/3inch-hail-and-more-flooding-in-hawaii/62589

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It seems as though poles may have shifted slightly and Australia shifting towards equator  :-\

It seems as though were getting tropical weather down south here in Adelaide SA, which is great for us but not to my neighbours in NSW & QLD where they are suffering from all these flooding  :(

This is basically what was happening around the same time last year with the devastating QLD floods.

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Flood-damaged Fiji likened to warzone

April 2, 2012

Lindy Kerin, ABC

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"People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres.

At least four people have died in some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades.

Officials in Fiji say locals are likely to be spared a further heavy downpour, with Cyclone Daphne, which formed on Monday afternoon, expected to pass the island.

Tafazul Gani, a correspondent for a Fijian magazine, says many of the island's residents are struggling to cope.

"A lot of people are thinking 'what do we do next? How do we cope?' And having two floods in a matter of a couple of days, a lot of people they don't have basically anything," he said.

Mr Gani is in one of the worst affected areas of Nadi. He says flood damage there is extensive.

"Basically, if you look at the town, the town is totally decimated. It actually looks like a warzone," he said.

"There is not a single shop in the town which has not been affected. Some shops actually have nothing left, everything that was in the shop, the counter, the merchandise, everything got washed away."

But floodwaters have now begun to drop and the clean up has started."

http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/13326341/flood-damaged-fiji-likened-to-warzone/

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Study finds warming speeding up rainfall cycle

by Staff Writers

Sydney (AFP) April 27, 2012

"An Australian study of ocean salinity over the past 50 years has revealed a "fingerprint" showing that climate change has accelerated the rainfall cycle, a researcher said Friday.

The study published in the journal Science and conducted by Australian and US scientists looked at ocean data from 1950 to 2000 and found that salinity levels had changed in oceans around the world over that time.

Co-author Susan Wijffels said the figures were revealing because ocean salinity was indicative of changes in the water cycle of rainfall and evaporation.

"What the results are saying is we have an ocean fingerprint, a very clear fingerprint, that the earth's water cycle has already spun up," she told AFP."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Study_finds_warming_speeding_up_rainfall_cycle_999.html

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A month of rain in one day? Tomorrow to be wettest day of the year

April 28, 2012

. By Roshina Jowaheer,

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"Sunday will be hit by a month's worth of rain making it the wettest day of the year. Britain will see torrential rain, fierce winds and potentially life-threatening flooding, forecasters have warned.

A deluge will deliver two inches of rain in many parts, 70mph winds capable of uprooting trees will tear across the UK and severe flood warnings have been put in place.

Helen Chivers of the Met Office told the Express that up to two inches of rain are expected to fall before the end of Sunday - the MONTHLY average.

'It is going to be very unpleasant, an utterly miserable day,' she said. 'We could be looking at the wettest day of the year so far.'"

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2012/04/28/a-month-of-rain-in-one-day-in-britain-wettest-day-of-year/

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What are the odds of this being weather mods before the Olympics, refill reservoirs, then good weather during games. Just thinking.....

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In other words opl you are asking what are the chances this is weather modification?  Sure there is a chance of that...but also...don't discount all those volcanoes going off all over the world either, as all that ash does affect weather world wide...also don't discount that the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the GOM...has had a detrimental effect on the gulf stream and ocean currents for the Atlantic...and all of those things will affect England's weather...

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Good points, especially as deepwater horizon leaks are probably still ongoing. 

Add in all the quakes around the world, there is no saying what effects they will have on current flow. Major changes happening everywhere it seems.

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Sodden Britain braced for more floods

May 1, 2012

"Southern England and Wales were on high flood alert Tuesday, with thousands of homes at risk from a deluge that has killed one person after Britain's wettest April in over 100 years.

Rivers were being closely monitored as flood defences held back muddy water from over 25,000 homes, the Environment Agency said. A total of 40 warnings of expected flooding and 152 alerts for possible floods were in place Tuesday.

"There is still a risk of flooding across many parts of England and Wales with particular focus on Somerset, Dorset and Devon," the agency said Monday evening, ahead of a night of thunder and heavy showers."

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A man and his dog were killed as they tried to cross a flooded ford in Hampshire, in southeast England, on Monday, while in Northamptonshire in central England, 1,000 holidaymakers were evacuated from a caravan park. File image courtesy AFP.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sodden_Britain_braced_for_more_floods_999.html

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At least 13 killed in Nepal flash floods

May 5, 2012

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"At least 13 people, including three Russian tourists, are believed to have died in flash flooding which has devastated swathes of western Nepal.

"It is thought a mountain river burst its banks resulting in flooding around Mount Annapurna, which then cascaded down the surrounding valleys.

The wall of water destroyed houses and swept away cattle in its path, sweeping into Pokhara, Nepal's second largest city.

Local residents say the flooding was the worst in living memory. One told reporters: "We haven't seen such a flash flood before. I had witnessed one during 2014 Bikram Sambat (1954 in Common Era - Bikram Sambat is the calendar of Nepal), during that time it was not so severe like today."

Rescuers are still trying to reach the worst affected areas further upstream."

http://www.itn.co.uk/home/44728/At%20least%2013%20killed%20in%20Nepal%20flash%20floods

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Nepal flash flood death toll may hit 60

May 7, 2012  update

"The death toll in a flash flood in Nepal's central Annapurna region could be as high as 60, according to rescuers scouring the area for survivors.

They say there is almost no hope of finding anyone else alive.

Fifteen bodies have been recovered but district police superintendent Sailesh Thapa told AFP that 43 missing people, including three Ukrainian tourists, were feared dead."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/nepal-flash-flood-death-toll-may-hit-60-20120506-1y7an.html#ixzz1uU75VPbW

'Monsoon May' rain continues to soak Britain

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Forecast: The dismal weather follows weeks of heavy rain which has caused flooding in many areas.

Tourist, 52, slipped in wet conditions infront of wife and two children

Snow in Scotland as Met issues early weather warnings for next week

Flood warnings continue with more persistent and heavy rain expected

A holidaymaker plunged 50 metres to his death in a horrific cliff fall in front of his wife and two children.

The 52-year-old man was walking on a cliff path in West Cornwall when he is thought to have slipped on ground left muddy by recent heavy rain.

A sea and air rescue was launched after his family raised the alarm but he was declared dead after his body was recovered from rocks at the base of the cliff.

The tragedy comes as Britain faces a Bank Holiday washout with yet more severe conditions and wet weather expected later in the week.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140240/First-floods--snows-May--just-time-Bank-Holiday.html#ixzz1uU98UO3C

World wide conditions just keep getting more and more extreme...snow in may..tornadoes in April..flooding...I feel great empathy for all who are having problems of one sort or another..

Flash floods kill 26 at Afghan wedding: official

May 7, 2012

Staff Writers Kabul

"At least 26 people were killed and more than 100 missing after flash floods hit a wedding party and three villages in northern Afghanistan, an official said Monday.

Most of the victims were women and children as the floods, caused by heavy rains, swept through areas of Deh Mardan district in Sari Pul province, said Fazlullah Sadat, head of the provincial disaster management authority.

"We have found 26 bodies mostly women and children -- and more than 100 others are still missing," he told AFP."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Flash_floods_kill_26_at_Afghan_wedding_official_999.html

Drought and deluge in Brazil

May 8, 2012

Reuters

"While a swath of the Brazilian Amazon is under a state of emergency with one of the worst floods ever, the country's northeastern region is suffering through its worst drought in the last 30 years"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/08/pictures-report-idUSRTR31S3G

Four killed, 10 missing in Indonesian floods

May 9, 2012

"JAKARTA — Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia Wednesday killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official said.

A further 15 people were injured after floodwaters rampaged through 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

"Following heavy rains during the night, volcanic floods hit early morning at 2:00 am (1700 GMT)," Nugroho said, adding that more than 280 people were evacuated to government offices and schools.

"Four people have died, 10 are missing and 15 have been injured. Fifty-eight families, or 284 people, have been evacuated," he said."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hEm-4jAWVjkdHi9tQGLnmPDTicCg?docId=CNG.b8753a623ca4cf7edb396e16ede50159.1e1

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Outbreaks - Leptospirosis in Peru

Newsroom America Feeds

May 5, 2012

"Flooding has caused an outbreak of leptospirosis in Peru, especially in the Loreto region. This is the worst flooding seen in this area for over 20 years. Peru has reported more than 300 cases and 3 deaths associated with leptospirosis thus far in 2012. Health authorities have alerted people to take precautions against the infection."

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/outbreak-notice/leptospirosis-in-peru.htm

"Worst flooding in regions of Peru seen in 20 years causes outbreak of Leptospirosis"

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40 die in Chinese hailstorm

Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

http://news.yahoo.com/40-die-chinese-hailstorm-025545758.html

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40 die in Chinese hailstorm

Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

http://news.yahoo.com/40-die-chinese-hailstorm-025545758.html

"Century 10, Quatrain 67

A very mighty trembling in the month of

May,Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus:

Venus also in Cancer, Mars in Virgo,

At that time hail will fall larger than an

egg."

http://thechaniproject.com/forum/index.php/topic,3691.msg27956.html#msg27956

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40 die in Chinese hailstorm

Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

http://news.yahoo.com/40-die-chinese-hailstorm-025545758.html

snip

If this is prediction by Nostradamus has come out then i am more worried about the next one:

posted by Anto, 11-05-2012

Century 9, Quatrain 83

Sun twentieth of Taurus the earth will

tremble very mightily,

It will ruin the great theater filled:

To darken and trouble air, sky and land,

Then the infidel will call upon God and saints.

This date could be the 20th of May 2012 when the partial eclipse happens.

If the "infidels" call upon God and Saints they must become really desperate.

A 10+ on the Richter scale?

The only question is where.

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Extreme Weather in China on Monday, 04 June, 2012

"Heavy rainfall has been sweeping across parts of Northern and Northeast China. The storms caused traffic delays and many flights have been delayed or cancelled. Beijing received a huge sudden downpour at around 3pm Sunday, local time. The clouds were so heavy that the capital almost fell into darkness. Some vehicles became stranded on the roads, and the storm prompted officials to declare a "Blue alarm" - the lowest emergency level.

Northeast China also suffered torrential rain, with thunder and hail storms. Some areas saw over 50 millimeters of rainfall within just 2 hours. Parts of the country’s south also suffered severe storms. Weather forecasters say the bad weather could last another 3 or 4 days. It’s prompting fears that flooding could occur along the country’s waterways."

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ST-20120604-35310-CHN

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I seem to have left out this flood in Montreal....

May 30, 2012

Montreal Floods: Heavy Rain Causes Power Failures, Shut Down Parts Of Metro (VIDEO)

"MONTREAL - A wall of rain collapsed onto Montreal in one torrential instant that flooded city streets, closed subway stations, caused power failures, damaged private property and forced evacuations from public buildings Tuesday.

It took only a few minutes to transform downtown streets into miniature canals. The foul odour of overflowing sewage floated over the area near the port."

s-MONTREAL-FLOOD-BUS-large.jpghuff.postThis Montreal bus was flooded by rising waters in Montreal. (YouTube/Radio-Canada)

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/29/montreal-floods-flooding_n_1554322.html

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HOT RAIN FALLS ON SAUDI ARABIA

highest temperature and humidity combo ever recorded in a rainfall

JUNE 7, 2012

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"Pilgrims to the holy city of Mekkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia must have been astonished on Tuesday afternoon, when the weather transformed from widespread dust with a temperature of 113°F (45°C) to a thunderstorm with rain. Remarkably, the air temperature during the thunderstorm was a sizzling 109°F (43°C), and the relative humidity a scant 18%. It is exceedingly rare to get rain when the temperature rises above 100°F, since those kind of temperatures usually require a high pressure system with sinking air that discourages rainfall. However, on June 4, a sea breeze formed along the shores of the Red Sea, and pushed inland 45 miles (71 km) to Mekkah by mid-afternoon.

Moist air flowing eastwards from the Red Sea hit the boundary of the sea breeze and was forced upwards, creating rain-bearing thunderstorms. According to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, this is the highest known temperature that rain has fallen at, anywhere in the world. He knows of one other case where rain occurred at 109°F (43°C): in Marrakech, Morocco on July 10, 2010. A thunderstorm that began at 5 pm local time brought rain at a remarkably low humidity of 14%, cooling the temperature down to 91°F within an hour.

Thunderstorms often produce big drops of cold rain, since these raindrops form several thousand meters high in the atmosphere, where temperatures are much cooler than near the surface. Some drops even get their start as snow or ice particles, which melt on the way to the surface. Additional cooling of the drops occurs due to evaporation on the way down. However, in the case of the June 4, 2012 Mekkah storm, I think the rain was probably more like a hot shower.

Thus, the thunderstorms’ raindrops would have been subjected to 100 seconds of some very hot air on the way to the surface, likely warming them above 100°F by the time they hit the ground. With the air temperature a sizzling 109°F (43°C) at the time of the June 4 thunderstorm in Mekkah, the raindrops could easily have been heated to a temperature of over 105°F (41°C) by the time they reached the surface! On Saturday, June 2, the temperature in Mekkah hit 51.4°C (124.5°F), a new record for the city, and just 1.1°F (0.6°C) below the all-time hottest temperature record for Saudi Arabia (125.6°F, or 52°C, recorded at Jeddah on June 22, 2010.) I expect that 20 – 40 years from now, we’ll begin seeing occasional cases where rain falls at a temperature above 117°F (47°C) in the desert regions of North Africa and the Middle East. –Wunderground

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

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'It's way too wet': Gulf Coast battered by 18 inches of rain in 24 hours, hundreds of homes flooded

The Daily Mail

Sun, 10 Jun 2012

"A storm moving across the Gulf Coast battered parts of Alabama and Florida with up to 18 inches of rain on Saturday, flooding hundreds of homes and causing widespread power blackouts.

Authorities in Pensacola, Florida, have declared the flooding an emergency and sent out boats to rescue residents stranded in their homes.

The National Weather Service said 13.11 inches fell on Pensacola over 24 hours by Saturday, coming close to the city's all-time record of 15.29 inches set in 1934."

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/246564-It-s-way-too-wet-Gulf-Coast-battered-by-18-inches-of-rain-in-24-hours-hundreds-of-homes-flooded

Flood and heavy rain warnings for England

June 11, 2012

"Severe weather warnings and flood alerts are in place across England as residents begin to assess the damage caused to their homes by flooding.

The Met Office has forecast heavy rain for the East, South West and South East of England including London.

In England 38 flood alerts and two flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency.

Across the country homes, roads and a hospital have all been flooded and train services affected.

In Sussex some homeowners complained motorists had been speeding through flood-water and causing damage to their properties.

A hospital and homes in the county were flooded after heavy rain overnight."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18393039

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updating this from June 12 to July 1, 2012

June 14, 2012  Torrential Rains pound Taiwan..Kill 6 leave thousands homeless

June 20, 2012 11 Killed in Landslide as Heavy Rains Pound Indonesia

June 22, 2012 Minnesota declares State of Emergency over floods

June 25. 2012 Deadly B.C. flooding prompts more evacuations, highway closures

June 27, 2012 100 killed in landslides and flooding, 250,000 dislocated, as heavy torrential rains pound Bangladesh

June 30, 2012 Ireland Experiences it's wettest June on Record.

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I have to say..I never dreamed there was so many earth events going on between June 12/30.  Hard to believe.

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Probably more coming ..

Astrology Report For July - Intense Planetary Activity!

Posted By: Jordon [send E-Mail]

Date: Sunday, 1-Jul-2012 18:36:41

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Astrology Report For July

July is highlighted by intense planetary activity, followed by a calmer period that extends from late July into August. Both Uranus and Mercury turn retrograde in fire signs within two days of each other. This is followed by active Mars transits setting off the Uranus/Pluto square that occurred in June. Both the new and full moons also strengthen these aspects, which could bring unexpected and volatile changes during these periods.

The Full Moon occurs on July 3 at 12 Capricorn. This lunation is aligned with both Pluto and Uranus, which sets up an intense period of dynamic changes during the next few weeks. Pluto rules death and rebirth, while Capricorn represents the old guard, authority figures and those resistant to change. Entrenched, unsustainable structures and outworn personal patterns will likely change form at this time. This can set up an intense struggle for power and control, as breakdowns and endings occur both around us and within us. However, cultivating a calm, optimistic perspective helps facilitate a more harmonious rebirth.

The Sabian symbols for these lunation degrees seem to echo the power/rebirth themes of Pluto/Uranus: “A hand with a prominent thumb is held out for study; the power of the will in shaping character,” and “a fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence; the subjective quest for ultimates beyond the interplay of life and death processes.” As we grow and develop new powers and strengths, we are also challenged to act with increased wisdom.

Jupiter aligns with the South Node in Gemini during the first half of July, which can cause a mental overreaction to daily events. We can get too caught up in details, or even misperception, without seeing a broader view (as represented by the North Node in the opposite sign of Sagittarius). On July 3 Mars enters Libra, which motivates us to act with more balance and harmony to achieve our goals.

On July 12, Uranus turns stationary retrograde at 8 Aries 32. When planets turn stationary, they increase in strength. During the next five months, we will be looking more closely at life areas that need positive change or an awakening of fuller self-expression. It would also be highly favorable to make preparation for increased earth changes during the next week.

Read more: http://blog.mahalasastrology.com/2012/07/01/astrology-report-for-july/

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=244442

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