We’re Partying Like It’s 1980, Part 2

Shortly after the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, I started noticing parallels between now and 1980, the last time the Phils were the world champs. As astrologers, we know that this is more than coincidence — the 28-year difference between now and 1980 marks a Saturn cycle.

Here’s the latest evidence that Saturn, the planet of restriction, leads to fewer jobs when it’s in the sign that rules work, Virgo, as it is now and was in 1980. The headline on the story reads: November jobs losses could be the worst in 28 years.

We’re Partying Like It’s 1980

A couple of interesting factoids: The last time the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series was in 1980. That was 28 years ago, which is a Saturn cycle. The Phils are celebrating the Saturn return of their last world championship by winning another.

Also, in today’s headlines about the economic news, there are a few references to 1980. Here’s what USA Today says about yesterday’s gross domestic product report: “Consumer spending, two-thirds of economic activity, plummeted at a 3.1% rate — the steepest fall since 1980.”

Go, Phillies!

I’m getting jiggy with it! This is my first embed of a You Tube video. I’ve linked to it before, but never in this way. Now, it’s easier than ever to watch Elton John singing Philadelphia Freedom on Soul Train, circa 1975!

When I signed off last night, the Phillies were leading the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1. Evidently the game was suspended because of heavy rain when the score was 2-2. As a friend of mine pointed out, the Saturn/Uranus opposition in the sky is resulting in a lot of interruptions.

So, once more with feeling: The Phils are just one game away from winning the World Series.

I wonder how many Phillies fans know that the team’s manager, Charlie Manuel, is a Capricorn Sun/Mercury conjunction who’s getting the benefits of Jupiter in Cap?

Why the Phillies Will Win the World Series

I know, I know. Astrology Mundo was backing Joe Torre and the Dodgers in the National League championship series, but I’ve seen the error of my ways. I’ve run Phillies manager Charlie Manuel’s natal chart with transits and progressions. Last time, I was just looking at transits.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, transiting Jupiter in Capricorn is past Manuel’s Sun. But what I didn’t mention is that it’s the midpoint of his Sun/Mercury conjunction in Cap. Reinhold Ebertin in The Combination of Stellar Influences says the aspect produces “good connections.” Connecting the bat with the ball is pretty important if you want to win the World Series.

Here’s the kicker: Progressed Jupiter at 18 degrees of Leo opposing the transiting the Aquarius stellium in the sky.

Here’s Charlie Manuel’s chart, with transits and progressions as of Oct. 30. I picked Oct. 30 because I don’t know how many games are going to be played in the Series and I think a celebration will take place around then. Manuel was born in Northfolk, W. Va. on Jan. 4, 1944. The time is unknown.

Of course, even the loser in the World Series is going to have some pretty good aspects. You have to be lucky and good to have gotten your team there. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is getting the transiting Neptune/North Node/Chiron stellium to his Sun/Venus conjunction. That’s good for publicity, but I believe the Neptune will lead to disappointment in the Series.

Here’s Joe Maddon’s chart, courtesy of Astrodienst. He was born in Hazleton, Pa. on Feb. 8, 1954. The time is unknown.

This matchup between a Capricorn getting the good vibes of Jupiter and an Aquarius receiving the star power of transiting North Node/Neptune/Chiron on his Sun is similar to the NCAA college basketball showdown between Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self, a Cap, and Memphis coach John Calipari, born under the sign of the Water Bearer. As you’ll recall, Kansas was victorious in that contest and I think the Phillies will be too.

If you’re a Phillies fan, check out this funny photo of the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.