If you read my Apr. 3 post, “Why Kansas Will Win the NCAA,” you may have noticed that I focused on last night’s hoops showdown between Bill Self of the University of Kansas and Roy Williams, the University of North Carolina coach who left Kansas in 2003. Based on the transits, I predicted that Self, a Capricorn, would triumph over Williams, a limelight-loving Leo.
Following last night’s victory over the Tar Heels, Self and the Jayhawks must still face John Calipari and Memphis before the Kansas coach can take home his first NCAA championship. This morning, I ran Calipari’s chart and I stand by my original forecast that the Jayhawks will be cutting down the net in San Antonio on Apr. 7.
Calipari, an Aquarius, was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Moon Township, Pa., according to the Wiki. He’s electric, but sometimes erratic, due to the opposition of Uranus in Leo to his Sun, which is also conjunct Mercury in Aquarius.
He’s got a nice aspect for distinguishing himself in athletics — Jupiter at 0 degrees of Sagittarius opposing Mars in Gemini, also at 0 degrees. Since Sag/Gemini rules education, this is particularly beneficial for the coach of a college basketball team. The opposition also squares Pluto at 3 degrees of Virgo, making it a T-square.
You can see the chart, thanks to Astrodienst, here.
Unfortunately for Calipari and the Tigers, some important transits appear to favor Self. Without a time of birth, I can’t say definitively that transiting Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn aren’t going to help Calipari. He may well have a Capricorn Ascendant or Midheaven, but I can’t calculate it without an accurate time of birth. But Jupiter and Pluto are certainly going to benefit Self, who is a Capricorn. (My Apr. 3 post has lots of detail on Self’s chart.)
Another downside for Calipari: Transiting Saturn in Virgo, which is getting ready to go direct on May 2, is basically making a station on his Pluto, squaring his Mars and Jupiter. That spells a major case of frustration. I love basketball, but I’m not a sports expert by any means. Still, I’ll wager that the Jayhawks will keep the Tigers hemmed in Monday night.
Hey, Monica – I’m no sports fan myself but I enjoyed your post. You might get a lot out of a relatively new book, Sports Astrology, by the English astrologer John Frawley. It’s more about predicting winners than analyzing birth charts. You can find it at places like http://www.astroamerica.com (I’m not affiliated with them – but I *was* a student of Frawley’s, so that’s the connection).
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Maybe you’re channeling Jimmy the Greek? Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Eagle93sports — I’ve always been surprised that astrology isn’t used more in sports betting. Of course, when you go to the track you don’t get a list of the horses’ birthdays so it’s not always easy to put astrology into action. — Monica
There are many people in Gamblers Anonymous who will testify that astrology couldn’t be worse than any other system for sports betting.
I never properly thanked Christine for writing in and telling me about “Sports Astrology.” I will definitely check out the book. I’ve added Christine’s site, which is based on horary astrology, to my blog roll. Thanks, Christine!
You’re very welcome, Monica!
When I posted that, I didn’t realize I was pointing to my site instead of my WP blog. If you’re interested in horary and other astro-ramblings, I’d love for you to come check out askchristine.wordpress.com… any old time, no rush. I’ll add you to my blogroll as well.