David vs. David, Part II

Remember earlier this year how David Cook and David Archuleta were vying to be the next American Idol?

I wasn’t as lucky in calling that contest as I was in picking the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. I thought Archuleta would win by a hair. But my friend and commenter Chris got it right by looking at the asteroid Juno.

Now, the two Davids are duking it out on the airwaves with their rival debut albums, according to the New York Post.

Back on May 16, when I wrote about the two singers, they both had their progressed Suns close to 24 degrees of Capricorn, even though Cook is a Sagittarius and Archuleta is a Capricorn and they were born eight years apart.

Of course, a few months later their Suns are still moving in synch. Here’s Archuleta’s chart, courtesy of Astrodienst, with transits and progressions as of Nov. 2. And here’s Cook’s horoscope, with the same parameters.

As transiting Jupiter closes in on their respective progressed Suns, both Davids should be topping the charts through the end of the year. One might say their continued “rivalry” will help them both.

It’s Almost 7 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Name Asteroid Is?

As readers of this blog know, I was quite excited when Beth at www.astrologyexplored.com confirmed my speculation that there was an asteroid named Indiana and that it was traveling with the North Node and Neptune in Aquarius this weekend, coinciding with the opening of new Indiana Jones film and the Indy 500.

Now, I’ve just discovered that Astrodienst recently added a list of 13,889 name asteroids to their free chart selection area. In the early Nineties, I took a class with Nona Press, an astrologer who is an expert in the name asteroids.

I even sent away and paid real money for an ephemeris of the asteroid Monica. This was back in the Dark Ages, before you could get information for free on the Web. (We’ll see how much longer that lasts. They’re talking about putting a tax on Internet searches!)

Given the battle between the two Davids on American Idol, I thought it would be fun to look up where the asteroid David was when Idol winner David Cook was born and where it was the night he won.

Here’s Cook’s chart, with transits of May 21, including the asteroid Davida (the one closest to his name).

We don’t have a time of birth for Cook, so I’ve set the chart for noon. You can see that Davida was conjunct his natal Neptune in Sagittarius when he was born, and that transiting Davida, at 11 Gemini, was broadly opposing his Mars the day of the Idol broadcast.

Nothing earth-shaking to be sure, but fun stuff!

Astrodienst offers you 100 free charts that you can store if you register with them. Where is your name asteroid right now?

American Idol: David vs. David

What do you do when you’re stuck in the Houston airport besides watching CNN all day? You run the charts of David Archuleta and David Cook, the two remaining contestants on American Idol. I wish had birth times for both of the singers, but I don’t. Both of these charts look so auspicious for May 21, 2008, the night the winner is announced, that it’s tough to make a call.

What’s interesting is that both rivals for the American Idol crown have their progressed Suns near 24 degrees of Capricorn, even though Cook is a Sagittarius and Archuleta is a Capricorn and they were born eight years apart.

Cook, the older and grittier performer of the two, was born Dec. 20, 1982 in Houston. Unlike many Idol competitors, he plays an instrument, the guitar. Here’s his natal chart, with progressions and transits for May 21, courtesy of Astrodienst:

Archuleta was born Dec. 28, 1990 in Miami. He kind of reminds me of the boys from Menudo. He’s one of those Latin heartthrobs that is the stuff of teenybopper dreams. Even though he’s going to be 18 this December, he seems younger to me. Sexy, but safe enough for parents to encourage the infatuation.

Here’s his chart, with transits and progressions:

After pondering both charts, I’ll predict that Archuleta wins, but by an eyelash. Even though I expect Archuleta to be the victor, based on both astrology and the rationale that tweens have nothing better to do than cast their electronic votes for the next American Idol, I think that Cook has a very promising career ahead of him. He may end up as runner-up, but he definitely won’t be a has-been after Idol is over.