most successful pitcher this year in baseball (according to number of
wins) is Toronto’s David Wells. Driven by one of astrology’s most powerful
configurations, Wells excels not just this year, but annually.
David Wells (born May 20, 1963, in Torrance, California) looms large on
the mound. With a barrel chest reminiscent of Babe Ruth and a sumo wrestler’s
belly, this hurler for the Toronto Blue Jays can add some body-mass momentum
to every baseball he throws.
three birth planets (the taste-oriented Venus, quick-ordering Mercury
and the expansive Sun) in the hungry sign of Taurus, we can expect that
Wells has a little more than an average appreciation of food. Are the
Blue Jays complaining? Nope. They’re letting this early bird get all the
worms he wants. David Wells accumulates wins faster than any other pitcher
in major league baseball this year.
it’s not just this year. He’s been perennially good—no, he’s been great
throughout his career. Duration in any sport indicates discipline, a strong
work ethic and inexhaustible energy. That sounds like David Wells’ horoscope.
on the Diamond
Wells possesses a powerful t-square focused on his Mercury-Sun conjunction
in Taurus. A t-square is three or more planets making a stressful "T"
formation in a chart—two planets in a challenging opposition, or 180 degrees
from each other, and the third planet 90 degrees, or in a friction-causing
square, from each of the other two. Wells' Mars in Leo opposes Saturn
in Aquarius, each of these points squaring the Sun-Mercury alignment.
When they see a t-square in a client’s chart, astrologers often raise
their eyebrows, pondering what tools or methods to suggest to the client
for successfully harnessing this potent formation. Maybe they should ask
uses the intelligence of Mercury to support his skill (the Sun). He is
well aware of what his adversaries bring to the plate. Mercury runs a
quick computation on what pitch he should toss. Then, with an “oof,” Wells
strides forward, throwing the calculated best pitch. Sometimes it’s his
Mercurial knowing that feeds his Sun’s regal confidence on the mound.
Looking like he knows what he’s doing makes most players back down. After
all, a lot of baseball strategy is a Mercury mind game.
Mars in Leo, his pride in his performance and craft is enormous. An ego
attachment (oh, that would be Leo) to his strong, overpowering energy
(Mars) works in his favor. Fire in the belly
fumes when Wells pitches. You can almost smell the smoke (you can literally
smell it when batters foul off his fastball). And his raw energy does
not respond well to being anything but the best—second place is not a
opposes Saturn in Aquarius in Wells’ chart. This arm wrestling, confronting
angle gives Wells the discipline of Saturn in an unorthodox style (Aquarius)
that perfectly suits his drive and metabolism. Few pitchers in baseball
can afford the luxury of a body like Wells. But success speaks louder
than any rule, so says Saturn in Aquarius. Make
no mistake—there are rules—Wells’ rules.
He must adhere to his own standards constantly, without ever receiving
a break. This doctrine drives him with unrelenting dedication, discipline
and the ability to rally for just a bit more every time. In a normal career,
he’d be a nasty workaholic, driving himself harder than any boss ever
and Mars form squares to the Sun-Mercury alignment to round out the t-square.
These planets pitch clarity and conscientiousness to his craft and impatience
to Wells’ nature. He burns with wildfire that fans his motivation for
domination and superiority on the mound. This, courtesy of his Herculean
t-square, he has achieved.
is a game not only of inches, but also of timing. On May 17, 1998, the
transiting ego-driven, performance-ridden Sun and the thriving, energy-pulsating
Mars crossed his Sun-Mercury conjunction. David Wells pitched a perfect
game for the New York Yankees on that day. No hits, no walks, no errors.
That means Wells hit the top notch in baseball pitching. There is no higher
place to go.
the Sun and Mars conjuncted Wells’ Sun-Mercury combo that day, these transits
pushed his already competitive Mars-to-Saturn opposition into even greater
exertion. Everything clicks when the energy of Mars applies with the precision
and timing of Saturn.
season, pressure created by transiting Saturn in Taurus continues to feed
Wells’ t-square. Early in the season, transiting Jupiter also became a
David Wells team player as it, too, moved through Taurus, lending him
its good fortune. In addition, Wells is currently experiencing the undercurrents
of Pluto in Sagittarius squaring his Pluto in Virgo. Like Randy
Johnson, this is a career year for David Wells. Correction—another
demonstrates to us all that challenging horoscope aspects, such as the
feared t-square, when understood and used wisely, provide the momentum,
direction and intensity to establish personal greatness.