Hurricane Gustav Landfall Louisiana

Hurricane Gustav Landfall, 9-1-08, 1407 GMT

Hurricane Gustav Landfall Louisiana
Gustav Landfall Chart
Gustav Landfall Chart Planets

Hurricane Gustav Landfall Louisiana

September 1 (Day 245, Victory over the Stronghold):  Hurricane Gustav made landfall at Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana beginning about 9:00 AM CDT (1400 GMT) with winds of 60 to 80 knots.  The maximum reported sustained wind was 91 mph, gusting to 117, at the mouth of the Mississippi River at Pilot's Station East at a height of 24 meters (78 feet) at 4:00 AM CDT.  The storm entrained dry air and was sheared before landfall, which weakened it.  In addition, the storm moved in at 16 mph, which, along with the dry air, greatly reduced the amount of rain.  Consequently, New Orleans, on the east side of the storm, was spared major problems.  The massive evacuation was unnecessary.  In spite of all this, the storm surge did overtop some levees.

The landfall of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana had major political impact.  The Republican Convention was scheduled to begin today in St. Paul, almost directly north of Louisiana.  However, because of fear and near panic from Gustav, many of the big name politicians, like President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and presidential and vice presidential nominees, did not go to the convention.  Only minimal business was conducted at the convention today.  Furthermore, NASA delayed rolling out STS-125, the Hubble Repair Mission, to the Launch Pad, which was scheduled for tonight at 12:01 AM.  Recall that the Mission Patch bears the insignia of hurricanes.

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Gustav and Hanna

Hurricane Gustav had a twin, Tropical Storm Hannah, that stood by it since August 28.  At 1:30 PM EDT today Hannah was named a hurricane after the Hurricane Hunters finally flew into it.  After Gustav crossed Cuba, the infrared images of both storms appeared as horses.  Today Hannah appeared more like a blob that resembled a crab.  On today's pictures the jets that connected the two storms were clearly visible on the satellite maps.  The jet from Gustav produced significant shear on the head of Hannah.

Gustav and Hannah symbolized Right Man and Right Woman in Marriage Culture.  Gustav means staff of the Goths.  It is a name for the kings of Sweden, which is in the region of Dan, or Libra.  And Hannah, the woman,  means grace.  So, Gustav and Hannah symbolize the Lord as King at the Second Advent with His Bride, the Church.  Landfall of a hurricane symbolizes the Armageddon War at the Second Advent, which is also symbolized by the conquest of the Promised Land and the destruction of Egypt for the Exodus.  Since hurricanes symbolize rejection of grace, two twin hurricanes can also symbolize the Evil King and the Prostitute of Babylon, such as King Ahab and Jezebel.

Gustav Landfall Chart

Hurricane Gustav Landfall ChartThe Chart at the time of landfall of Hurricane Gustav contained a Bowl and a Plow.  The Bowl symbolizes a bowl of blessing or cursing.  The center of the Bowl was over Scorpius, which corresponds to Louisiana, where the hurricane made landfall.  The Bowl also corresponds to the basin of the sea.  The hurricane came across the Gulf of Mexico.  A Plow symbolizes intense suffering.  The Plow pointed to the Last Adam in Sagittarius, which symbolizes an enemy attack.  In the case of the hurricane, the enemy was the weather angel that produced the storm.  The nearby Almighty God Planet in Sagittarius symbolized a conquering army.    There was a Stellium of four planets, including the Moon, in Virgo, which adds great power to the significance of the sign in the Chart.

The Ascendant sign was Virgo, the Virgin, with the Savior Planet, the symbol of the humanity of Christ and of Rachel's children, who correspond to the people who died and suffered due to the hurricane, such as those in Haiti.    Gustav made landfall as the Red Planet was rising in Virgo.  The Red Planet in Virgo was a reminder of Jesus Christ as the bloody Son, who provided atonement with His blood on the Cross.  Midheaven was in the sign of Gemini, the Twins, and symbol of a glorious marriage, such as the one between the Lord and the Church at the Second Advent.  The bottom of heaven, IC, was in Sagittarius, for a mass grave, which pointed to the rising death toll in Haiti from Tropical Storm Hannah, where the death toll reached 529 by September 6, 2008.

The Sun was in Leo, for the king of glory, which symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ ascending His Millennial throne.  He will have glory after He has conquered His enemies.  The hurricanes rolling in during 2008 were like the Lord's army going out to conquer.  The God of the Covenants in Leo symbolizes government powers, like dealing with the hurricane emergency.  The two planets in Leo symbolized the Second Advent of the Lord to rule in the Millennium and fulfill the unconditional covenants to Israel.

The Moon was in Virgo, for the glory of the woman, who reflects the glory of her Right Man.  However, since the Moon was within two days of being New, there would be very little reflection.

The Mediator Planet in Aquarius symbolized landfall, and the Redeemer in Capricornus, symbolized the wealth of the Gentiles, which was being destroyed by this year's hurricanes.


Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana on September 1, 2008, Day 245, where the ninth month symbolizes the Plagues of Egypt; one is for the unity of God; and 45 is for victory over the stronghold.  Landfall began as the Red Planet, symbolizing the bloody Son, was rising in Virgo.  There was a Stellium of four planets in Virgo, the Virgin.  This emphasized great power and significance for the sign.  The Moon was in Virgo, and the Sun with the God of the Covenants planet was in Leo.  So, not only was the Virgin significant, but she was significantly related to Leo, the King.  This all symbolizes the Lord, the King, at the Second Advent with His Bride, the Church.  However, since it was near the New Moon, the Bride will not be reflecting much glory.

Now, Hurricane Gustav was meant to impact the Republican Convention after another famous couple were due to be nominated there for President and Vice President.  The Presidential nominee was born on August 29, Day 242, the day he announced his Vice Presidential running mate, a woman born on February 11, Day 42.  The number, 42, associated with a male symbolizes Baal, or an Evil King, and 42 associated with a woman symbolizes Jezebel, or the Prostitute of Babylon.  Hurricane Gustav made landfall at 29 North Latitude, for victory over Edom (Laws of Establishment victory).  Presidents and Vice Presidents are under the Laws of Establishment.

Furthermore, the Star Chart of Hurricane Gustav at landfall was full of signs of Marriage.  The signs included the pairs of planets, the groups of planets in Virgo and Leo, and Midheaven in Gemini, the Twins and symbol of a glorious marriage.  The Republican Convention is in St. Paul, one of the Twin cities.  It is the twin city on the right, which corresponds to the woman, or Virgin.  It is in the region that corresponds to Libra, which corresponds to the Throne of Justice and Throne of David of the Lord at the Second Advent.

Louisiana is in the region of Simeon criminality and Scorpius, the deadly enemy.  The center of the Bowl of cursing in the Chart of Gustav's landfall was Scorpius.  Landfall of Gustav, the Goth Ruler, in Louisiana symbolizes the invasion of the Armies of the Lord at the Second Advent.  The Lord will bring His Bride, the Church, to rule and reign with Him after He has destroyed all His enemies, including the Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon.  So, the true symbol of the Twins is the Lord and the Church, which is symbolized by Right Man and Right Woman in Marriage Culture and by Libra (Minnesota).  The evil symbol is Satan's attack upon the Plan of God.  Satan is symbolized by Scorpius, which corresponds to Louisiana.  Satan inspires the Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon to oppose the Plan of God.

Gustav Landfall Chart Planets

Sun Leo King of glory
Moon Virgo Glory of woman
Savior Virgo Rachel's children
Morning Star Virgo Sons of light
Red Planet Virgo Bloody son
Almighty God Sagittarius Conquering army
Ring Planet Leo Government powers; Covenants fulfilled
Mediator Aquarius Landfall
Redeemer Capricornus Wealth of the Gentiles
Last Adam Sagittarius Enemy attack



1.  "Gustav spares New Orleans area, but reveals vulnerability,"  Colley Charpentier,, September 01, 2008.
2.  "Terrebonne hit hard by winds but dodges flooding," Jeff Duncan,, September 01, 2008.
3.  "Latest News on Gustav," CNN, September 11, 2008.
4.  "NASA Updates Shuttle Atlantis' Move To Launch Pad Tuesday,"  Candrea Thomas,  Media Advisory: M08-160, Kennedy Space Center, FL, Aug. 28, 2008.
5.  "Hispaniola Was a Tropical Cyclone Target Five Times in 2008," Rob Gutro, Goddard Space Flight Center, April 2, 2009.

Released February 2, 2010

Author: Larry Wood
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