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High expectations await the Colts at the start of NFL 2000. After an impressive, but ultimately disappointing, showing last season, it’s no secret that their young and talented offense is raring to go again. With a tougher defense and a few key acquisitions in the off season, they are on everyone’s short list of favorites to win the AFC. But is it in the stars?

There’s no substitute for talent and training, but we’ve all seen teams with plenty of both that barely make it out of the starting gate. If the Colts want to lead the herd down the homestretch, they’re going to need some astrological help. So let’s look at the charts of key Colts personnel and see what’s in store for the upcoming season.

Head Coach Jim Mora

Head Coach Jim Mora is an NFL lifer, born May 24, 1935, at 12:09 pm PST, in Glendale, California. Having served his time in football purgatory, cleansing his coaching karma in New Orleans with the supernaturally sad Saints, Mora has been reborn amongst the frisky foals. These are happy days indeed for the old general, surrounded by the youth and staggering talent of players like Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and the number one yearling, Edgerrin James.

Mora’s chart is tightly woven, fraught with a poignant sense of destiny. With Neptune rising conjunct the Ascendant, opposite Saturn in Pisces on the Descendant, and both squaring off at a 90 degree angle to his Sun and Chiron in Gemini on his Midheaven, he personifies a tense mix of stern leadership, depth and impressionability. This configuration is known as a T-square. The square aspect can be difficult, and the T-square potentially more so, manifesting in obstacles, delays and the combination of strength and frustration an individual builds in dealing with them.

Mora has known more than his share of frustrations and delays in his career, and at 65, he’s still trying when most his age have retired. But this season might be different. This time he’s going to have some help from the planet Jupiter. In my last two football articles, I’ve discussed the upcoming Jupiter-Pluto opposition and how it will influence the league. Jupiter will spend NFL 2000 in Mora’s sign, Gemini, making up-close and personal contacts with some of the most important elements of his natal chart. Jupiter tends to expand and benefit whatever it touches, even in Gemini, where its influence can be somewhat limited. Jupiter’s presence could signal the opportunity for Mora’s best season ever.

Initially, transiting Jupiter and Pluto may cause some difficulties for Mora. In late August, as the pre-season draws to a close, Jupiter will be at 9 degrees Gemini, conjunct Mora’s natal Chiron in Gemini, and making a 90 degree square to both his natal Saturn in Pisces and his Virgo Ascendant. Injuries or other setbacks could temporarily diminish the Colts’ optimism. The Jupiter-Pluto opposition, lining up at 10–11 degrees Gemini-Sagittarius through September and October, could prove to be the ultimate test of Mora’s coaching instincts. By November, the pieces should fall into place as Jupiter moves back (retrograde) over his Gemini Midheaven, expanding his public image and status.

Mora’s best days could be in late December and early January. By then, Jupiter will have backed all the way up to 2 degrees Gemini, where it will conjunct his natal Gemini Sun. One way or another, this season should mark a high point in Mora’s coaching career. With Jupiter moving back and forth over the most elevated, public parts of his birth chart, he should be feeling happy about his team and sparking a lot of media attention. He could also be longing for more freedom and a break in the routine. Could the Colts’ coach be put out to pasture? Let’s hope for the best for this old warrior who has given so much to the game. His good fortune is long overdue.

Peyton Manning

The Colts' thoroughbred quarterback, Peyton Manning, comes from championship stock. Archie Manning’s boy is an Aries, and was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans. His chart reveals a unique emphasis on sports and career within his family. The sign Cancer, ruled by the Moon, is associated with the family roots and the home, whereas the opposite sign, Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is associated with career, status and one’s place in the world. Peyton Manning’s chart reveals a juxtaposition, with the Moon in Saturn’s sign (Capricorn), opposite Saturn in the Moon’s sign (Cancer). The separation of home and hearth from the hard, cold world is erased here, drawing Saturn’s ambition into the family life, while blending Cancerian nurturing and support into the family business. (If Manning was born in the evening or late afternoon, his Moon would be in Aquarius, not Capricorn.)

Peyton Manning bears all the marks of good breeding. His skills as a quarterback are almost unparalled in his generation, and are splendidly matched by his poise and professionalism off the field. Under the leadership of Manning and Mora, and with a little help from Jupiter, the Colts are strong favorites in the race for the Super Bowl ring. Let the games begin!




Courtney Roberts, M.A.,is a writer, teacher, and consultant, originally from Miami, FL. Her work reflects a unique perspective: a real passion for the 'big picture' that combines cosmology, religious studies and history with a lifetime of observing the dynamic interaction of spirit and cosmos.

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