Longtime Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim is a 25-degree Scorpio conjunct Mars. Right now, transiting Neptune and Chiron are squaring Boeheim’s dynamic duo.
Normally, I’d say Neptune leads to disappointment and not to get your hopes up if you’re an Orange fan about SU’s chances against Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament.
However, the square that Neptune and Chiron are making to Boeheim’s Sun/Mars conjunction has manifested in recognition for his philanthropic work. So maybe it won’t show up as a crushing defeat at the hands of Oklahoma.
Here’s Boeheim’s chart, courtesy of Astrodienst.
The New York Times has a profile on its home page right now about the involvement of Boeheim and his wife Juli in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament. The headline is: “Boeheim the Coach Outdone by Boeheim the Fund-Raiser.” Kind of a back-handed compliment, the kind you expect when the Wounded Healer Chiron is in the picture.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on Boeheim Friday as Syracuse faces the Sooners and the coach goes for his 800th win of his career.
Astrologers will love this factoid: Boeheim, a Scorpio (rules death), is an undertaker’s son. He was born Nov. 17, 1944 in Lyons, N.Y. According to my calculations (no time of birth is known), his progressed Sun has just moved into Aquarius.
In the name of disclosure, I am an SU grad.