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Programs, get your programs! Filling your program are the stars of baseball, and this is their night to shine and rise above Atlanta. My goodness, even Scarlett OíHara would be impressed.

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs, get your hot dogs! You donít need to buy any hot dogs. Theyíre all over the field. Careful boys, this is a big night. Keep it in perspective and donít lose your cool, so says the astrological chart of the All Star game. At 8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia, this yearís best of baseball take the field for the All Star game.

With an early Sagittarius Moon, itís easy to get up on a high horse to strut around and show your stuff. Oppose that with no less than the gregarious, outgoing, overdoing Jupiter in Gemini, and watch the show-off festivities begin. Unfortunately, both of these points (especially together) amplify physical activity, which could result in overextension. It would be a shame to pull a muscle (or something similar) in the groin or hamstring (places associated Jupiter) in a game that offers no merit to the season. But boys will be boys, and competitive urges probably were not dissipated in the home run derby last evening. Plus, itís fun to show off.

Favored Sons

Another interesting sidelight of the game horoscope comes from a collection of planets in Cancer. These include the communicative Mercury, now backing up (retrograde), Mars and its dosage of testosterone, the vitality of the Sun, the fame and destiny of the nodes and the attractive force of Venus. Most of these planets take up residence in the Seventh House at game start. Here we find the thick ties of favored relationships. Hometown favorites, coachesí favorites or media favorites are more likely to receive playing time. Face it, the All Star game is quasi-political, and not everyone there is the best. Since the Braves manager will reign over the National League team in his home yard, the rest of that story goes without saying.

Boring?

Over the past years, the All Star game offered nothing of real interestóa lot of hoopla and usually a humdrum game. And this year? With the Jupiter-Moon opposition, we might be blessed with a few stellar plays, but odds are with all that Cancerian energy, that basic, simple baseball prevails. In the initial hour and a half the home team (National League) receives favor. Then it switches. For the duration of the game it appears the American League takes control, depending on game length.

Stuffed?

Throughout the season up until just before final All Star team selection, baseball clubs around the country mount massive campaigns to get their players selected. Radio stations often have promotions at the ball bark to get fans to fill out as many ballots as possible. Personally, I voted online. At least online they sent me a verification letter. The ballot boxes, though, get stuffed. How much difference this makes, itís hard to tell. Logic suggests that a larger population market has more capacity to generate votes. A player in New York or a California city does better than a guy playing for Milwaukee.

Pluto, the big truth bringer, prevails in Sagittarius, a sign associated with competitive sports. This year, in the All Star game, he stands beside Chiron, the healer. Pluto knows how to get to the bottom line. Maybe now we can end the popularity contest. What if the All Star players drew their positions by a combination of their defensive and offensive play? The player for each position with the highest score goes to the game. Why not?

Still, All Star implies All Star. No personality or charm school qualities need enter here. This game symbolizes those who perform extraordinary play on a daily basis. When the stars come out, may they be big and bright and not ego-driven and trite.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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For more information about Philip Sedgwick, click here.

Other StarIQ articles by Philip Sedgwick:

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  • Rumble Under New York   10/24/2000
  • Bias in the Bureau of Indian Affairs   10/10/2000
  • The Wild, Wild Cards   10/5/2000
  • Ralph Nader: Green for the Red, White and Blue   9/14/2000
  • The FAA: Stormy Skies   9/6/2000
  • Whew, That Was Close!   9/1/2000
  • The West is Burning   8/27/2000
  • Air Rage   8/23/2000
  • Martin Luther: Ecumenical Evolution   8/13/2000
  • David Wells: Tapping the Wells   8/8/2000
  • Are You Ready for Some Football, Dennis Miller?   8/1/2000
  • Andres Galarraga: The Big Cat is Back   7/25/2000
  • Pitcher Perfect: The Big Unit   7/18/2000
  • Solar Flares   7/17/2000
  • Staying Strong   7/4/2000
  • Investing in Bonds (Long Term)   6/27/2000
  • Sara the Tiger Trainer   6/24/2000
  • Nipped by the Bud   6/20/2000
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  • Junior   6/6/2000
  • The Bronx Enigma: Derek Jeter   5/30/2000
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  • Ila Borders   5/9/2000
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  • Neon Deion Flickers   4/11/2000
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