Being an avid and at times suffering 49er fan, I’ve posted a number of articles over the past few years on Colin Kaepernick (Scorpio Sun conjunct Pluto in Scorpio) and Jim Harbaugh (0 degrees Capricorn) but there’s a new player that’s not only caught my eye and triggered my imagination but others as well. His name is Jarryd Hayne and his journey to American football and his stay with the Niners is about as unique as it gets and it fits his Aquarian Sun.
Hayne was one of Australia’s best and most accomplished rugby players. He was the equivalent of DeMarco Murray down under and at the peak of his game, lined up for a big payday, the one every athlete trains countless hours for and yet, he passed. He decided that he wanted to play a different brand of football and made it known that the NFL was part of his vision of the future.
Other Rugby and Rules Football players have trued to make the switch, but none were of Hayne’s caliber and world class athleticism.
Enter the 49ers and new coach, Jim Tomsula (Aries).
In some ways Tomsula is the exact opposite of Hayne. Undersized, he still managed to carve out a niche as a small college football player and then began his long coaching odyssey as an assistant/volunteer sleeping in his car with his dog, to eventually catching on with the now defunct NFL Europe, where he lived in a hotel with his wife and young children coaching in Scotland and Germany. It was there that Tomsula became aware of Rugby and how it does and doesn’t translate to American football.
Fast forward to 2015, the 49ers were going through a divorce from the Plutocratic Harbaugh (Yes, Pluto in the first House) and Tomsula emerged from a field of potential coaches such as Rex Ryan, John Fox, Dan Quinn and Jack Del Rio. The Ron Jeremy lookalike, the undersized and underestimated Tomsula, with a stellium of planets in Aries (Sun/Merc/Venus/Saturn/NN) zoomed past the coaching blue bloods and was crowned head man just weeks after the Super Bowl. There was chatter that he might have snitched his way into the top spot by undermining Harbaugh and with a Scorpio Moon, it’s not entirely out of the question. Tomsula might come across as the everyman living out his coaching dream, but with that Scorpio Moon, he can be cutthroat in the clinches.
His first press conference did anything but inspire confidence and might have been unfairly labeled “The Village Idiot.” But he had no track record with the public in these very naked and raw moments and he was replacing the most winning coach since the George Seifert/Bill Walsh era in Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers had been irrelevant for close to two decades and Harbaugh restored both the winning tradition and pride, albeit too much at times and Harbaugh did what Harbaugh does and that’s grind his way right out of a job with his nearly unapproachable standards set forth by his Virgo First House with Pluto/Uranus conjunct there. Exit Harbaugh, enter Tomsula.
So while Tomsula took the knight errants path to the HC position, Hayne was a bonafide superstar in Australia. This past Saturday night when he made his debut as an American footballer, the press box at Reliant Stadium in Houston was packed with Aussie press who had to be restrained when Hayne snapped off a fifty yard run from scrimmage against the Texans first team defense. Hayne took the hand off from back up QB Blaine Gabbert (Libra) and found a hole in the line, hit it fast and cut left, zigging and zagging for fifty-three yards.
The Hayne Plane as he’s known in Oz had landed.
His unusual path from superstar to training camp oddity is in alignment with his Sun sign, 15 degrees Aquarius. He’s almost entirely Air/Earth/Fire. To go along with his sun in Aqua, he has Mercury there as well conjunct Sun, but retrograde, which makes sense as he is doing a career reversal in some respect as he approaches his Saturn Return awaits him at 0 degrees Saturn Cap. His Saturn is uniquely placed in an exact conjunction with Uranus, also at 0 degrees natally. This gives Hayne the ability to bring the future (Uranus) into the present (Saturn) and he will create a new path for young Footballers in Australia as this conjunction is trendsetting, interpenetrating the mainstream. Some young lad somewhere down under is no doubt following this and setting his sight upon the NFL just as Hayne has done and is now doing.
With Mars in Sag at 25 degrees, his will and drive are connected to the Galactic Center, which gives people who have planets in Sag around 27 degrees a feeling of destiny.
Hayne has Venus in Aries and while there are plenty of men in this world who have fathered children and supported families, Hayne hasn’t, which makes him much more mobile, both in a geographical and a personal sense. With Venus in Aries, images of Sparta come to mind, living, training and fighting with men. He’d also have a natural ally with his Aries coach in Jim Tomsula. But before you label Hayne just another jock chasing a dream in distant land (Sag), he’s got something else going on. He’s a bit of a truth speaker. Hayne got in hot water about a comment regarding the death of Jesus at the hands of the Jews. He claimed that the Romans did the dirty work while the Jews hand delivered their enemy of the state to their hired muscle. I’m paraphrasing of course, but Hayne as most public figures are forced to do apologized and made a bit of a retraction, but with Sun and Merc in Aquarius and Mars in Sag sextiling both, it’s doubtful that he had a change of position or heart and that it will be that last time he says what he thinks, because it’s clear that the Hayne Plane isn’t on autopilot with his life or his conscience. Here’s what he did on Saturday night and what has everyone from Brisbane Australia, to Brisbane California buzzing about.