subterranean, rumbling noise you hear in the Big Apple is the sound of
subways carrying people between Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium. It finally
happened. The Subway Series is back in New York.
the World Series self-contained in New York, expect the normal Big Apple
rowdiness to explode to meteoric proportions. Unlike the Bay Series in
San Francisco/Oakland years ago, the ground will not shake. But it will
feel like it’s shaking from all the foot stomping and passionate yelling.
Somehow it seems appropriate to jostle the Underworld (and the subways)
as the Sun enters fervent Scorpio, the sign of the subconscious depths.
But enough of all that—who’s going to win?
The New York Yankees (originally the Highlanders, “born” April 22, 1903)
enter the series wounded, tired and coming off an abysmal losing streak
to end their season. This plodding, stubborn, big budget, Taurus organization
persists in doing what it does best—getting to the World Series. With
transiting Jupiter in Gemini squaring their natal Jupiter in Pisces, the
Yanks now steal bases (Pisces rules the feet) and employ running plays.
They use strategic moves suggested by Jupiter in Gemini’s philosophical
campaign of diversification. They lull the other team into inattention,
then do something offbeat—a Jupiter in Pisces trait.
Jupiter is forming a wide conjunction with the Yankees’ Venus in Gemini.
This transit strengthens as the series progresses (Jupiter retrogrades
nearer an exact conjunction). The benefit of Jupiter wraps around Venus
like a team logo poncho on a cool night. The feminine senses of Venus
may offer the instinct and baseball intuition to render the necessary
Gemini sleight-of-bat and hand for the Yanks to win the World Series—again.
Chiron (the healer) in Sagittarius squares motivational Jupiter in inspired
Pisces. This aspect allows the injured, weary Yanks to pull their spirits
high, licking their wounds and overlooking their physical woes for one
more week of ball.
recent return of Saturn into Taurus forms a tight trine to the Yankees’
Mars, which is natally retrograde in Virgo. Saturn’s enduring strength,
commitment and loyalty to the crisp, Virgo pinstripes of the Yankees bolsters
the team energy. They use the retrograding Mars to look within one more
time. Like a tired warrior (Mars) seeing the end of battle, they muster
all remaining strength for the last Saturnian effort of this season.
of Left Field
So let’s ask the pesky Mets, “born” April 11, 1962, at 7:55 pm EST in St.
Louis, Missouri, what they think about all this. After all, they polished
off their rivals with grace and swiftness. A wild
card contender, the Mets have out-of-left-field, unexpected
Uranus opposed the Midheaven of their horoscope. The Midheaven stands at the
top of the chart leading into the Tenth House of career, and shows the
team’s professional stature, reputation and enduring drive. Surprisingly,
here they are in the World Series.
now backtracking in Taurus, still squares the Mets’ “birth” Jupiter in
Pisces (same placement as the Yankees' Jupiter). The support rendered
by hard-working Saturn fades a bit as the World Series commences. Do the
Mets have enough gas left in their tank? The transit of Jupiter in Gemini
approaches a close square to natal Chiron in Pisces. Since Jupiter overdoes
everything he can, the images of over-extension or falling (a Jupiter
hurrying trait, possibly a diving catch) come to mind. Since Jupiter’s
transit placement (Gemini) refers to hands, and Chiron’s natal position
refers to feet (Pisces), injuries to these body parts become more likely.
Still, it’s Jupiter. There’s luck and fortune. Even if the Mets have a
player or two injuring their hands or feet, the replacement player is
strong enough to pull through.
gets the parade? It’s a toss up. With both natal and transiting Jupiters
heavily involved in the charts of both teams, the fortunes of luck, strange
bounces and unbelievable plays determine the final outcome. The Yankees
represent the New York baseball tradition. The Mets are fledgling upstarts.
Either way, the heroic icons evoke the passionate fervor of their fans.
Maybe baseball is just a game, but to millions of fans, especially New
Yorkers, the season's grand finale couldn't be happening in a better place.