Useful advice from Inominandum to folks of several spiritual/magical persuasions as to means of impacting the hurricane onslaught:
Just as people were declaring Hurricane Harvey the worst Hurricane in US History, Irma comes barreling through the Caribbean saying “hold my beer”.
Weather Magic of course is part and parcel of the Sorcerer’s Bag of Tricks, but like all magic, it is an influence. In the case of a storms like Irma and Harvey we do the best we can but probability is such that we can at best limit damage to our homes, the homes of loved ones, and the homes of our community. This outward circle is a very effective way to work BTW, not for moral reasons, but practical ones. Morally we might want to extend protection to others more than ourselves, but all Sorcery is Local and in terms of the effect of magic it tends to work best if it extends outward from the source. Like a Rhizome, it can spread horizontally and effect many around you in strange ways but it should start at home or if you are not in the storms path, the home of someone connected you.
For those with Buddhist inclinations, Lama Zopa is recommending chanting the middle-length Kshitigarbha mantra:
OM SUMBHA NI SUMBHA / HARA TSARA / MAHAA PAASHA MARAUTAA / AMOGHA VAJRASATTVA SWAAHAA
In addition to this, I received instructions once to meld the “rain of phurbas” that we see while chanting the Vajrakilaya MulaMantra to the actual rain and wind in order to stop, or avert, such storms. Literally see them moving away from you to a different place, or seeing them stop all together. Those who know the practice will understand what I am talking about.
If you are in the path of the storm you can print this image to avert Natural Disasters and place it overt your door. I was passed it by a friend of Chatral Rinpoche’s Daughter.
If you are Christian oriented perhaps you might want to join the Ursuline Nun’s of New Orleans and offer a prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, who has been known to help avert Hurricanes.
Prayer for Protection against Storms and Hurricanes
Our Father in Heaven through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us during this Hurricane season from all harm. Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Father, all the elements of nature obey your command. Calm the storms and hurricanes that threaten us and turn our fear of your power into praise of your goodness. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
You can find a more extensive Litany here. http://catholictruth.net/CTNet_RC/en/archive.asp?d=20160108L
Another favorite is from the Pieta Prayer Book. This cobtroversial book was put together in the 1970’s and has been condemned by the official Church for containing unauthorized realizations and supernatural elements and promises…. In other words, its good magic!
Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. + God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. + Christ was born of a virgin. + Christ suffered. + Christ was crucified. + Christ died. + Christ rose from the dead. + Christ ascended into Heaven. + Christ conquers. + Christ reigns. + Christ orders. + May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. + Christ went through their midst in Peace, + and the Word was made Flesh. + Christ is with us with Mary. + Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, was won. + Holy God! + Holy Powerful God ! + Holy Immortal God! + Have mercy on us. Amen!
Those of a more Pagan Bend can and should propitiate Gods and Goddesses of Storms (Zeus, Thor, etc) as well as Oceans (Poseiden) and of course protective apotropaic Gods of the Household.
I of course have a special connection with Hekate, who was propitiated at her Zerinthian Cave to help avert storms. This came to me last night in meditation with Hekate. You can recite it while making an offering of Incense, Eggs, and Honey.
Hail many named mother of the gods, whose children are fair
Hail mighty HEKATE of the threshold, key holder of the world
Hail to thee ENODIA, keeper of the four and three ways
PROPOLOS, stand with us as the storm approaches
APOTROPAIA Avert and appease the approaching storm
PHYSIS bind the waters of the underworld from mixing with the four winds.
Protect me and Keep me and my loved ones during this time of difficulty and Danger.
IO HEKA IO HO
Of course more effective than actions while a storm is upon, are actions that will help us control and manage the climate crisis. Whether you believe this is best done through conservation and environmentalism, or through technological climate control, the time for action is now, and throwing you magic behind whatever solutions you support will help avert worse crisis in the future.