Thunder divination needs to come back. The Taoists and many other old cultures had dozens of different names for various thunder styles. What’s more, they’d include them and other natural phenomena in their astrological prognostications.
It would completely snazz up television weather reports. I don’t think they even include Space Weather at this point but that plus some metaphysical thunder and lightning analyis would be ratings winner, right? Perhaps after Pluto in Aquarius kicks in.
Here are some of the Taoist names for different types of thunder or rather, ‘thunder communiques.’ They saw them all as messages.
Transcendant Metropolis Thunder
Wind Fire Thunder
Jade Pivot Thunder
Sagely Radiant Quaking Thunder
Fire Crow of the Earth God Thunder
Light-Pervading Great Spectre Thunder
Chaotic Primordial Goshawk and Dog Thunder
Eight Trigrams Thunder
Weaving Maiden’s Four Songs Thunder
The Ancient Roman Jupiter is classically the Thunder God but technically, only of daytime thunder. A now less popular, Pluto-like deity named Summanus was the God of nocturnal thunder.
The Ancient Etruscans who believed that every natural phenomenon was part of a conversation with the universe, had a Brontoscopic – “bronto” is thunder – Almanac that delinetes the meaning of thunder according to what day it occurs. And the direction in which lightning struck was interpreted depending on which astrological house (they had 16) it was associated with.
The Babylonians and Celtic druids practiced Brontology along with Astrology, weaving words like “if it thunders on this lunar eclipse…” in with the astrology. Thunder took precedence but wind, rain, lightning and birds told a story in conjunction with the stars and planets.
All of the old beliefs aside, have you ever experienced a thunder and lightning aligned intuitive flash?