the crack of the bat, the fate of the baseball was already set. In a beautiful
trajectory, the ball headed for the upper deck. What a swing! Ken Griffey,
Jr. performed his home run trot—again. Is he an enigma or a master?
Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969, in Donora, Pennsylvania) is a hot
ticket for sure. He’s got the greatest homer swing in the game, and is
currently the youngest player in the game to hit 400 homers. He carries
the chameleon charisma of the planet Neptune in the passionate, compelling
Scorpio, no less. This energy is combined with his Sun, or core self.
He fits your model, whatever it is. He’s intense. He’s likeable. There’s
no mystery. He’s just like you. Real, down to earth,
always gives his best, focused—just like you.
to that his talent and the powerful, sexy Venus in Scorpio in a 90 degree
angle from the offbeat, fiercely individualistic Mars in Aquarius, and
his astrological stock soars upward. He’s good at what he does. In fact,
he’s great at it. He talks the Aquarius talk of playing for the team.
A hit for the team to win a game is better than a homer for self-glory.
He seems to mean it. He plays with that quiet Scorpio intensity. He also
seems to know to kick the water cooler out of
the sight of the camera and always with the side of the foot (to prevent
injury). And by the way, because he’s Junior, he can wear his cap backward
without catching grief, even though he’s not a catcher.
are those national pastime cynics claiming that Junior wanted his off-season
trade for the money. Let’s see. Junior just experienced a Saturn return
in the sign of Taurus. The Saturn return occurs for everyone at about
the age of 29 and a half. Given Griffey’s salary over the last several
years, bonuses, commercial endorsements and merchandising, he made a handsome
amount of money. Did he need another $116.5 million? Probably not.
symbolizes maturity, stepping to the next level of life with integrity
and quality and without compromise. Saturn also represents the father
in a horoscope. Ken Griffey, Sr. coaches for the Cincinnati Reds. And
Cincy is where Ken Jr. grew up, in the locker with his father and the
other members of the Big Red Machine. Fond childhood memories of a father
do wonders for one’s psyche. It’s just that with many kids the memory
smells of Old Spice and Camels, instead of lineament and sweaty socks.
he wanted to be closer to his Florida residence. Commitment to family
is a Saturn-linked institution. Being nearer to family fits Saturn’s requirements.
Saturn worked in Griffey Jr’s chart. All the positive images of a father,
both from Ken, Sr. and Ken, Jr. prevail. He’s had no drug, sex or fast
car scandals. He’s been clean cut. He even does commercials for American-made
car companies. He works hard at the game. He knows the drill.
instincts appear to be the reward of the sentient Neptune-to-Sun aspect
in his horoscope. This affords him the ability to sense which pitch comes
next and more importantly, in what location. In the field he runs, leaps
and catches as well as any other fielder ever to play the game.
Ahead for This Season?
season, Ken’s Scorpio planets oppose Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in Taurus.
How could this be a problem? This lineup resembles an opposing
manager putting his best pitchers up against the kid. As Junior starts
the season slowly, give him a break. It’s a new team, a different league
and the squeeze of the media. With his Neptunian sensitivities, he absorbs
all the thoughts of the fans, media and critics. It’s a lot to fight off,
never mind fouling off a sharp two strike slider.
root for the kid. He’s great and he will continue to be so. Have Neptunian
faith in one of our greatest modern heroes. Watch him complete the hero’s
journey again and again with each transit of
the bases, heading home after lifting one out of the park.