This is an easy one everyone. There is a solar eclipse on January 4, 2011 at 14° Capricorn. As those who study astrology know, major events often happen on the days of the eclipses. Other predictive techniques have to do with planetary triggers to the eclipse degree by hard aspect, particularly the planets Mars, the Sun and the Nodes. As the storm raged its way up the coast on December 26, 27 and 28 Mars was at 14° Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation, triggering the upcoming solar eclipse. While Mars can be considered the biggest culprit to triggering the blizzard also heightening and magnifying the rage of this storm, accompanied by extremely high winds, thunder and lightning, rare for a winter snow storm, are the conjunctions of Jupiter and Uranus at 26° Pisces and Neptune and Chiron at 27° Aquarius. The temperature is predicted to get up to 50° for New Years Day but let’s see what further occurs on January 4 on the day of the eclipse. Lest we forget, Saturn is also hovering near the eclipse degree squaring it at 16° Libra another major factor figuring in the intensity of this storm. Saturn rules the cold winter signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and is sojourning in the sign of its exaltation. And finally, last but not least, we are in midst of a Mercury retrograde which does no one any favors for helping to make commuting by air, rail or car easy! All these factors coming together have helped to make this a storm for the record books. For those who love snow – ENJOY!