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Jeter’s got them on their feet. The guys wonder at his skill. The women swoon, wanting a chance encounter with the shortstop. What is all this about Derek Jeter?

Good is Good

Make no mistake. Jeter’s good. He has soft hands, a strong arm, a good eye, a powerful bat and looks that leave them dropping like flies. If you’re a Yankee fan, the pinstripes on Jeter’s tailored uniform mesmerize you. Personally I like David Cone, Roger Clemens and Scott Brosius, but all I hear from Yankee fans is Jeter, Jeter, Jeter.

Derek Jeter's chartDerek Jeter (born June 26, 1974, Pequannock, New Jersey) is not your run-of-the-mill Cancer. The strong, solid Saturn, planet of integrity, consistency, discipline and hard work, lines up with Jeter’s Sun in Cancer. This makes Jeter an icon to the Bronx fans and blue-collar workers, and poster boy to many, young and old. Saturn and the Sun join forces with a retrograde Mercury in Cancer. This backward-moving planet inspires him to speak with care and consideration. What an interview he gives. He’s nice to fans. And how many times has he won good guy awards? Many.

Mesmerize Me, Baby!

Astrologically, the above alignments do not solve the mystery. There’s more to the man. In Jeter’s chart, Pluto, the planet of personal power, magnetism and irresistible charisma, embraces the source of emotions, the Moon, by direct contact. With Pluto and the Moon in cahoots, his sex appeal comes at you like the base surge of a nuclear blast. Strong vibes and a fast smile—woo-hoo, that’s something to write home about! Astrologically it’s a joke that his favorite song (according to one fan’s website) is “Hypnotize.” That’s what he does. No matter where he goes or what he does, and regardless of the kind of year he had (and last was very good, no mistaking that) he’ll draw a crowd. Truth is, he could be a peanut vendor and draw a crowd.

Pluto also stands staunchly at a right angle to the Sun-Saturn-Mercury collection of planetary baseball cards. The Pluto-to-Moon madness sends surges of power to his basic ego, work ethic and sometimes withdrawn communication (the Sun-Saturn-Mercury conjunction). This means Jeter is not entirely easy to read. Be assured, what he gives you on the surface more than likely does not reflect what’s cooking down below.

“So Derek, how did you feel about being struck by the pitch the at-bat following your grand slam?” someone asked.

“Well,” he replied, “he (the pitcher) was frustrated and we were beating them badly. So I guess maybe the ball slipped.”

This translates through Pluto’s undercurrent dialogue to, “he does that again, it better not be in New York,” but he’d never say it. He’s too nice a guy.

Electrical Healing

Derek apparently has some sort of trade agreement with Con Edison or whatever the utility is in the Bronx. He puts electricity in the air. This comes from two planets standing on opposite sides of the circle of space in his chart. These are the electrifying Uranus, which renders unexpected and so-to-speak “out of left field” twists of fate. Uranus stands guard opposite the master healer, Chiron. This angle is associated with healing by astrologers. Is Jeter a healer? You bet he is.

Derek makes people feel good. He represents the faith one needs in never giving up and always trying hard, and shows what can be done if you set strong intentions and adhere to all your goals. Baseball, of which he is part, instills faith. Former Yankee hero Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over til it’s over.” Jeter’s ability supports Berra’s claim. If you always maintain faith in your ability and realize that baseball is a game of inches and timing and even the slightest variation can bring about your next win, you press on. Skill inspires that belief in all of us. Grace, like that of Jeter doing his two step ballet while turning a double play, reminds us of moving through life with dignity.

Someday someone’s gonna turn the tables and put a spell on Jeter. And when that happens, watch. Jeter’ll get caught looking. But you gotta admit, like his average work day, he’s a good catch.



Philip Sedgwick began his study of astrology in 1969. He is the author of Astrology of Deep Space, Astrology of Transcendence, The Sun at the Center: A Primer of Heliocentric Astrology, The Galactic Ephemeris (a compilation of over 8,300 points in deep space).

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