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Expediting duality

Just five hours to game time and I have to get in a quick post. Spent almost all of last night bolting down the newsletter, where I go into the ritual of the Super Bowl in a more in-depth fashion. There are some very interesting aspects to note about the sky at kick-off in New Orleans, Polaris, the pole star will be at the center of the horizon, appearing in the sky, halfway up to the dark apex of night. Just to the left of Polaris, the tail of Draco hangs and appears to drop into the very Earth itself. The brightest star in the Draco constellation is “Thuban.” It was actually the pole star prior to Polaris moving into, uh, well, the pole position. It was considerably brighter then, The Great Pyramis at Khufu was oriented to “Thuban” according to archaeologists, even though the pyramid would have been built around 2200 BCE, about 500 years after the reign of Khufu. E.W. Bullinger, author of The Witness To The Stars (1893) had this to say about “Thuban.”;

“Thuban (Heb), the subtle. Some 4,620 years ago it was the Polar Star. It is still a very important star in nautical reckonings, guiding the commerce of the seas, and thus ‘the god of this world’ is represented as winding in his contortions round the pole of the world, as if to indicate his subtle influence in all worldly affairs.”

The english translation of “Thuban” is “snake” or “dragon.” Archibald Sayce, the famed Biritish Assyriologist had this to essentially said that Thuban was a star of great devotion and importance in the astrological/astronomical work of Sargon I, King of Agade, where he made Thuban the pole star aka “Tir-An-na” (which is likely where we derive the word “tyranny”) and the Life of Heaven; Dayan Same, the Judge of Heaven; and Dayan Sidi, the Favorable Judge,- all representing the god Caga Gilgati, whose name it also bore. Also cited for this star, Thuban, Draconis Dayan Esiru, the Prospering Judge, or the Crown of Heaven, and Dayan Shisha, the Judge Directing, as having the highest seat amongst the heavenly host. Here is what the great Ptolemy had to say about Thuban according to Vivian Robson;

“According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends, but danger of robbery and accidental poisoning. It gives craft, ingenuity, and valor. The Ancients said that when a comet was th here, poison was scattered over the world. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Mem and the 13 Tarot Trump, Death”.

Lastly, Thuban might actually bear some symbolic significance to the game itself and not just a darker, ritual import. The classical astrologer, George C. Noonan chimes in with some interesting correlations for Niner fans;

“When rising, Thuban indicates prospectors of gold and silver or those who are ministers of money (this might include accountants, clerical workers, cashiers etc. nowadays). If setting and If Mars is conjunct the Descendant or in harsh aspect with it, it is said to presage the native being burned in his own house or killed by public execution.”

Later in this piece, we’ll determine if Thuban is ascending or falling.

From a mundane perspective, at the start of the game, the ASC is in the sign of Leo (Sun/Gold). Most of the key players in this game are on the other fixed point of Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius. Both Frank Gore and Ray Lewis (Taurus) will be front and center early in the game with Taurus on the MC. Lewis’ emotionality is not a put on. His chart is heavily doused with water, having Venus and Saturn in Cancer and Mars in Pisces. He’ll have a strong Saturn/Saturn trine today and the Scorpio Moon will trine his Mars. Ray Lewis will be pumped up for this game (states the obvious) and he has incredible, emotional support flowing in his direction. Mars is at 1 degree Pisces today and while this won’t affect Lewis as much (though he will get a hit), it does impact Ray Rice, whose Sun is at 2 degrees Pisces. So Ray will have a Sun/Mars conjunction. Plenty of Juice there. Look for him to have an extremely strong game. One last thing about the other Ray though. Lewis will have a Sun/Moon opposition as well and this, in fixed signs could be trouble for him, including muscle strain or pulls near the sacral region. With Scorpio, Colin Kaepernick, he sizes up as Lewis’ other, his shadow and it will be Lewis that will likely shadow Kaepernic on the filed today.

Immovable object meets irresistible force.

Both men will have their moments, but there will be one, where Kaepernick makes Ray look his age in a very apparent fashion.

Speaking of Kapernick, his Sun starts out at the nadir of the chart, which means potentially another slow start for the Niners. But as the game progresses, his Sun shifts the more mercurial 3rd House, where his running and passing really take off from the third quarter on.

He has Sun in Scorpio with Pluto conjunct his Sun by a one degree orb. Transiting Saturn is conjuncting both and then there’s that stinger moon. Throw in mutual reception of Pluto in Capricorn to his Sun and Kaeprnick is ready to make a star turn. Based on astrology, this is a moment of destiny. The only thing that could derail him is making risky decisions, want too much, succumbing to the desire of the Scorpio Moon.

Later in the game, as the ASC moves into Virgo, Ed Reed and Michael Crabtree’s numbers move to the fore, with emphasis on them in 4th quarter. Linebacker, Novarro Bowman’s, Gemini Sun is poised to reap the benefits of Gemini on the MC. Look for him to make a key play late in the game. Lastly as the game winds down, the all-important Part-O-Fortune or Pars Fortuna is in Sagittarius. Niner fans, you may not want to hear this, but it could come down to your kicker, Sag, David Akers to win this game.

The Ravens are riding a collective “wave of destiny” vibe and there’s not telling how the gods of the league want Ray Lewis to end his career, so there’s some heavily weighted intangibles on their side.

On a side note, digging around my research last night, I stumbled upon the official and unofficial patron saints of New Orleans. On the official side, we have St. Expedite, an enigmatic saint, of which very little is known. He was a Roman (Italian) soldier who denounced Rome and became a citizen of the Kingdom of God. He’s always portrayed with a cross instead of sword in his hand. On a symbolic level, this could be Kaepernick, but here, I believe it’s Flacco, the Ravens QB of Italian, descent. The other, un-official saint of New Orleans, is Baron Samedi, guardian of the underworld. In essence, he’s a devil figure and very, very popular around Mardi Gras, which is where we are now, in the middle of a two-week-Mardi Gras break. Samedi is usually portrayed with one half of his face white, with the other black, which symbolizes duality. Samedi=Kaepernick and his deep Scorpionic, underworld energies. In fact, one of the tattoos on his arm, from the bible, essentially says that, “my gift is my curse.” Draco, Samedi, Scorpio, Kaepernick. and based almost solely on Kaepernick’s big moment chart, I’m going with the Niners in a 27-24 victory, especially since Thuban/Draco, is ascending and in the sign of Virgo at game time. Thuban rules prospectors and in Super Bowl 47, The Niners strike gold.

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Aaaron Rodgers is eyeballing his place in history.

Here is my Super Bowl quickie. The lingering Pisces Moon could have a positively magnetic effect on The Steelers Piscean trident of Mike Tomlin (3/15), Ben Roethlisberger (3/2) and HInes Ward (3/8). This is is Roethlisberger’s and Ward’s third Super Bowl appearance, Tomlin’s second. Green Bay QB, Aaron Rodgers, has a natal stellium in Sag (Sun/Merc/Mars/Uranus/Neptune), which is one reason why he’s risen to the top ranks of the NFL’s quarterbacks. Rodgers has an exact conjunction with his natal Sun and Uranus at 9 degrees. Transiting Jupiter has a wide orb (7 degrees), trining both planets. However, Jupiter is also opposing his natal Mars in Libra (five degree orb).

Can he channel and ground the poles of the opposition? Will his decision making be rushed? Will he try to do too much himself (Aries) and not lean enough on his team mates (Libra)? Rodgers will also have transiting Sun and Mars sextiling his natal Jupiter today, with a one degree orb. There are other players in play for today’s game, but in my mind, it really comes down to Rodgers, versus the Tomlin/Roethlisberger/Ward Neptunian trinity. If Rodgers can find a balance between carrying the team on his shoulders and getting others involved, he will be the difference maker today and win the MVP of the Super Bowl and thus make The Packers, world champs. 30-28 (Packers over The Steelers)

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nfl_g_steelerscelebration_5.jpgCelebration!

Soooooooo. This was one whale of a game now wasn’t it? Mercury moving from retrograde to direct played a HUGE role in the last few minutes. First of all, on the personal foul against James Harrison, where he was auditioning for The MMA, he probably should have been ejected. I also think that some very close calls, especially the last Cardinals play where Warner was moving his arm forward and wasn’t reviewed, could have been caught in the transition of Mercury’s shift. Just as in the last Super Bowl that Pittsburgh appeared in, it seemed as though the zebras might have had a vested interest. I would like to quote my own post regarding Kurt Warner, when I looked at his chart.

In some ways, I see this as being a contest of biblical proportions. Don’t expect to witness an efficient and methodical performance from the former Iowa Barnstormer. Warner will either rise to some epic moment, or be forced to deal with the crushing weight of defeat. Remember, comeback is the name of the game and it will either happen in game or after, when he’ll have to resurrect himself from the burning embers of alchemical fire.”

Warner just hinted that he might not come back. There was an undercurrent of doubt about his future in a post game interview.

What a game. . .

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roethlisberger.jpgEnter the matrix of dreams.

After having traversed The LA freeway system, for what seemed like hours, we finally hit the open road and drank in the eerie landscapes of The Southern California desert. I had visions of Spahn Ranch, out there in the distance, where acid fueled orgies and new moon rituals culminated in Manson’s apocalyptic sermons, peppered with keywords and triggers, priming his nubile zombies to murder on command, the dark phantoms of the hippy movement, ceremonially aborting the innocence of a generation. That stretch of highway still rings with supernatural echoes and disembodied voices that whisper and scream in the late winter Santa Anas.

We stopped in Barstow for caffeine and protein. All I have to say is that if “The Biggest Loser” is scouting for talent, the “In And Out” in Barstow has enough potential reality stars for the next decade at any given time.

So, we’re here at the El Cortez and it is so laid back and old school, I think I’ll use some Brylcream and Mennen before I hit the strip tonight.

So back to the stars, Big Ben and The Super Bowl. Steeler Nation is on edge . . . I can feel the angst. It’s palpable. Shawn Carson, a new reader here has done some really nice work, which I will post here in addition to what I dredge up.

I’m going to get to his Western details in a minute, but I’m going to look at his Sun’s Sabian Symbol and Mayan count to get a bigger overview.

Big Ben was born on 3/2/82 and his Pisces Sun is at 12 degrees. The Sabian Symbol for 12 degrees Pisces is, “An Ancient Sword, Used In Many Battles, Is Displayed In A Museum.” To me, this personifies Big Ben as a timeless warrior, soul who re-incarnates from lifetime to lifetime to take his place in the field of battle. This lifetime, it’ s football. I can’t think of too many other quarterbacks that lay it out on every play the same way Big Ben does. Some QB’s are field generals, Roethlisberger is a soldier. On Sunday, the Sabian Symbol for The Aquarian Sun, also at twelve degrees is, “A Barometer” slightly obtuse and yet encapsulates a certain Aquarian prediliction for science and metrics, weights and measures. Herein lies what I think is the key to Roethlisberger’s performance come Sunday. He has been fairly candid about his poor performance during the last Super Bowl, and I am sure that he will use it as a “barometer” to gauge his performance this Sunday.

With his warrior-like Sabian symbol, he is conscious of legacy and I have no doubt that despite the ring, he is not proud of performance. The key for Big Ben is to get out early and play well. If I was Bruce Arians, I would script him plays that would give him some success early, because based on his Sabian Symbol, if he is not faring well early on, I am afraid that he will struggle throughout the rest of the game. That doesn’t spell doom for a team that has Willie Parker and a magnificent defense, but it could make it harder on them. Big Ben’s early success is critical, unlike Warner, whom I feel will be engaged in an epic battle of wills. I’m not sure that Roethlisberger’s psyche, in this game, can handle it. Read the rest of this entry »

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jj_limas.jpgDon’t sleep on JJ or Sweed.

Since I will throw myself into the spirit of the Super Bowl this weekend by traveling to Vegas and indulging in some prop bets, I think it’s incumbent upon me to look at players, who might not be marquee players, but could really surprise come Sunday and in the right situation, could pay off nicely in a prop bet situation. Now in case you don’t know what a prop bet is, it’s short for “proposition bet.” They can range from, who scores the first touchdown, to which team leads at half time, to if LeBron James will score more points than The Steelers. Stuff like that. Odds are commensurate with the level of absurdity connected with the bet. For instance, let’s say that you have a bet on Mike Gandy scoring the first touchdown. Well, since he plays tackle, that would be an almost impossibility, the odds on a bet like that would be quite high. So, realistically, who could emerge from this game, not only offering up the chance to cash in on a fairly high prop bet, but might even influence the game in ways that most of us wouldn’t expect?

I’ve looked at the birth dates for both rosters and the two players that pop out, one for each team are Limas Sweed for The Steelers and JJ Arrington for The Cardinals. So the question then becomes, “Why?”

Let’s start with Sweed.

From a logical perspective, Sweed might have to get more playing time due to the fact that Hines Ward is hurt, but aside from this, practical aspect, Sweed, born on 12/25/84 is a Capricorn, 3 degrees with an Aquarian Moon, Venus in Aquarius, Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Capricorn (1 degree). Now that Pluto has moved into Capricorn, it is resting directly on top of Sweed’s Sun and his Neptune. That’s a lot of current for the young man to handle. For the lay person reading this for the very first time, with little knowledge of astrology, Pluto moves in long cycles and just shifted into Capricorn for the next 16 years. People born early in the sign, like Sweed will feel this intense change more readily than others.

Pluto is about transformation and dying to outdated concepts of self, while Capricorn means business, big business. There are plenty of posts here that get into the social ramifications of this shift, but on a personal level, young Limas Sweed is waking up and realizing that he is in the big time now and will shift his confidence and awareness to embrace the growing cognition that he is a force to be reckoned with. Maybe he’s having great practices or perhaps Bruce Arians is really coaching him up, getting him ready to take on a more pronounced role in this game due to Ward’s balky knee, but whatever is happening I would wager and I probably will, that a light is going off in Limas Sweed’s brain, that somehow, this game, his present, his future, are all intertwined. Read the rest of this entry »

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warnerca.jpgKurt’s rejoinder.

Yesterday we looked at Mike Tomlin and Ken Whisenhunt, their respective charts and how they might play out against the starry backdrop of The Super Bowl. Whisenhunt, if he can stay calm will have considerable good fortune on his side with a stacked confluence of transiting Aquarian planets, Sun, Jupiter and Neptune, with his own natal Aquarian planets, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter. Tomlin has a nice Mars trine with transiting Mars in Capricorn aligning with his natal Mars in Taurus. Transiting Moon early in the day will conjunct Tomlin’s natal Mercury in Aries and later moving into conjunction with his Venus, Mars and Jupiter, all in Taurus as well. Both coaches will have dynamic aspects, but from an astrological perspective, I’ll give a slight edge to Whisenhunt. But what about the quarterbacks? I have already looked at the Piscean pair of Big Ben and Hines Ward in a previous post, so I’ll spend some time on Warner and then double back to Big Ben as we look at the quarterbacks.

Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda would likely find my words and perspectives blasphemy. Being Christians, unless the prophecy comes from scripture or an ordained pastor that is both anointed and has the call, then it is the words of false prophets. It reminds me of a time when I was in Atlanta during The Summer Olympics of 1996 reading tarot cards and being besieged by young Christians who had been bussed into Atlanta to save souls. Boy oh boy, did I have a neon “fallen” sign blinking on me. So at the risk of being labeled a heretic, I will look at Kurt Warner’s chart.

The one thing that really jumps out to me in Warner’s chart is that he is born on the 22nd of June. Anyone that is born on the 22nd of any month has the vibration of the master builder at play throughout their life, but really manifests between the age of 29 and 48. This is because the first third of ones life is devoted to the vibration of the month in which they are born. The second cycle, the day they were born and the year, the last third cycle. So Warner is right in the middle of his master builder, vibration cycle. This is a period where the individual represents a level of skill and mastery that allows them to expand beyond the scope of average achievement. Their impact is deep and far reaching, often transmitting a spiritual quality as well. So Warner is deep in his mission and mastery. But the other thing that really stands out is that both his Sun and his Mercury are conjunct at zero degrees Cancer and both planets stand in direct opposition to Pluto, now stationed in Capricorn. This is a truly powerful time for Warner, one that can test him on a level worthy of someone in a “22″ phase. The transit of Pluto opposing his Sun represents overcoming severe limitations in ones life, a major period of testing and coming through the fires of transformation. It’s early for Warner as Pluto has just moved in Capricorn, so the major tests will just be beginning for him. How do I see it played out in this game? Look for The Steelers to try to punish Warner with wave after wave of blitzes. Warner will no doubt be tested and I would not be surprised if he suffers an injury during the game and will be forced to comeback from it. Comeback is a term we’ll hear a lot of whenever Warner’s name is mentioned and comeback will definitely be a them in the game as well.

In some ways, I see this as being a contest of biblical proportions. Don’t expect to witness an efficient and methodical performance from the former Iowa Barnstormer. Warner will either rise to some epic moment, or be forced to deal with the crushing weight of defeat. Remember, comeback is the name of the game and it will either happen in game or after, when he’ll have to resurrect himself from the burning embers of alchemical fire.

So, while transiting Pluto opposing his natal Sun is a huge theme right now for him, there are other aspects at play as well.

Warner’s Jupiter is at 27 degrees Scorpio, which will form a sextile to transiting Mars in Capricorn and trine with transiting Venus in Pisces. The Mars sextile will give him a dynamic and aggressive outlook throughout most of the game. We’ll see a fiery Kurt Warner on display come Sunday. I’ll go on record and say that if Warner can face whatever comeback/challenge he has in game, and The Cardinals win as a result, he will be The MVP. I will also go on record that based on these transits, especially the Pluto opposition, there is a strong chance that Matt Leinart will make an appearance.

Not to be glossed over, Warner’s natal Saturn is squaring transiting Pluto right now as well and it too plays into a resurrection/comeback drama that I see unfolding in his life and the game, as it progresses. Super Bowl Sunday will be an epic chapter in the amazing life of Kurt Warner.

He’ll leave it all on the field and his measure of success will be determined by how well he’ll deal with significant strife and mythic challenge.

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tvsw1.jpgWho’ll be the big fish?

The Super Bowl is now less than a week away and I feel compelled to look at it from an astrological perspective. When I look at sports and astrology, I take into account key players and coaches, but this Super Bowl might be impacted in a big way, by a lesser known player (more on this later).

I”ll be doing brief installments on The Super Bowl throughout the week, looking at key players, coaches, owners and the teams themselves. Today, we’ll look at both coaches, Ken Whisenhunt from The Cardinals and Mike Tomlin of The Steelers.

Interestingly enough, both are Pisceans. Whisenhunt is on the early side of Pisces, 2/28/62 and Omar Epps look-a-like, Mike Tomlin, was born on “The Ides Of March.” 3/15/72. Tomlin was also born in “The Year Of The Rat,” and this past rat year has been stellar for him, as he guided The Steelers to their second Super Bowl in three years, just two years after replacing long time Steeler coach, Bill Cowher.

Tomlin’s Steelers were able to dodge a number of bullets this season, from Ben Roethlisbergers numerous injuries, to Willie Parkers bad knee, to Santonio Holmes getting arrested for possession of marijuana, to shaky offensive line play all year. He obviously learned from some very rookie coaching mistakes in his first season. He’s still riding on the momentum of his rat year return and could ride it right through Tampa to yet another Steeler, Super Bowl victory, in the young year of The Ox.

While Whisenhunt’s chart is dominated by Pisces, Capricorn and Aquarian personal planets, Tomlin’s is chock full of Taurus, Pisces and Aries on the personal planet side, with Venus, Mars and Jupiter, all in Taurus, and Jupiter and Venus being in a close conjunction. Tomlin is extremely well liked by his players and with this sunny conjunction of Venus and Mars, it’s easy to see why. In fact, one of the interesting subplots to this game is that Tomlin became The Steelers coach, literally out of nowhere, leaping ahead of the presumptive, leading candidates, former Steelers coaches, Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm, now both Cardinal coaches.

Steeler owner, Dan Rooney, brother of longtime owner Art Rooney, the man who instituted “The Rooney Rule” which makes it compulsory for NFL owners to interview minority candidates when searching for a new head coach, followed the spirit of the rule by hiring Tomlin. He and Tomlin share some very nice aspects, perhaps the most important being an exact trine (one degree) of Saturn in Aquarius (Rooney) and Saturn in Gemini (Tomlin). Here we see Rooney’s idealism and commitment to racial equality move with great flow in his head coaches direction. This is a relationship that will last a very long time and as long as Dan Rooney is alive and has any say in the matter, Tomlin will likely remain The Steelers head coach. Together, they will be living and working examples of idealism in action. Rooney’s Pluto in Cancer (21 degrees) and Sun in Cancer (27 degrees), trine Tomlin’s Piscean Sun at 24 degrees, conferring a relationship that is deeply karmic and empathic. I would even go so far to say that Rooney, even during Tomlin’s brief stint would already consider him family, like a son. The Tomlin/Rooney aspect is as powerful as it is empowering and I think it is very important to look at in light of the game. In essence, in some ways, we cannot separate the two when looking at how the astrological aspects of the game will play out. Read the rest of this entry »

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