drive drops on the grass in front of the lackadaisical outfielder. The
fans protest with ďboos,Ē even though itís only spring training. The
neon lights of Deion flicker.
Sanders (born August 9, 1967, Fort Myers, Florida), former Dallas Cowboy,
Atlanta Falcon, New York Yankee, Atlanta Brave, San Francisco Giant
and Cincinnati Red, is making his bid to become a member of the 25-man
roster for the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club. Now, in the critical proving
grounds at the end of spring training, his ankle swells. At the start
of spring training Deion could not run because of arthroscopic surgery
on his right knee. The good news is an MRI revealed no major ankle difficulty.
No matter, he still canít run. Itís probably the consequence of all
that hotdogging in football.
two days before this medical news, Deion, a Leo, had a rather un-Leo-like
day. Leos are the performers of the zodiac, but Deion let two soft flies
land in front of him in center field. The fans let him have it. Leos
do tend to attract a good bit of attention, but those possessing difficult
charts like Deionís collect negative attention. Still, itís attention.
As Deion put it, ďAs long as I get a response, I know Iím still living.Ē
He also noted that not just anybody would have received such a harsh
reaction. Come on, Deion, thatís not what I observe at the ball park.
is it that the fans cut Deion no slack? Consider that the exaggerating,
amplifying, make-everything-it-touches-bigger planet, Jupiter, is aligned
with the ego of Deionís horoscope, the Sun. Both objects in Leo inflame
the need for attention and adoration. When playing football, Deionís
mouth (linked to the planet Mercury, which is also in Leo) ran amuck,
making prophecies as to how badly he and his teammates would whoop the
opposition. After ordinary plays he flaunted and showboated as if heíd
accomplished the labors of Hercules. The amount of gold jewelry he wore
on his body during a game in both football and baseball represented
a lifetime of income to a blue collar fan. Makes it hard to warm up
Donít Hurt, Honest
Deionís chart, Mars, the raw energy planet of edge, anger and motivation,
occupies the less-than-easy-going Scorpio. The placement of Mars conflicts
with both Jupiter and the Sun, making edgy, 90-degree angles (squares)
to them. Aggravating, pompous and with an axe to grind disguised as
a career in sports, Deion adds salt to his own wounds with his overdone
acts that celebrate his successes. This recent episode of fan disapproval
reminded Deion that heís been booed all his life. Now that heís a grown
man, heís not bothered by it. In fact, he was not bothered by it as
a child. Thatís amazing. Most little leaguers would have been crying
in their Bazooka bubble gum. Deion, methinks thou protest too much.
of the fan appreciation dilemma with Deionís career comes from his sports
schizophrenia, which he attempts to heal by including everything. Baseball
or football? Both. When he was asked, ďoffense or defenseĒ (in football),
he replied, ďBoth.Ē This quality comes from his three planets in Virgo.
Virgo strives toward perfecting all aspects of lifeís multiple choice
questions. And Virgo typically refers to the number three (Mercury,
the planet linked to Virgo, must orbit the Sun three times for every
part of the surface of the planet to see sunlight). Itís a good thing
for us Deion cannot play hockey.
efforts at creating perfection in many worlds translate to greed, indulgence
and excessive behavior to outside observers. Those traits refer back
to the powerful and overbearing Jupiter-Sun conjunction. No one has
sympathy or a lot patience for a bragging, flaunting, showboating personality.
Especially when they pull up lame and do not extend with full effort.
Sports requires sacrifice of the body, especially in this income bracket.
Deion heads to physical rehabilitation followed by the minors. At least
itíll be AAA (the highest place in the lower leagues). Can he deal with
the lesser leagues? The flickering of the bright neon lights signal
the bulbís about to burn out. Suck it up, Deion. Walk it off. Work hard,
without the crowd that Leo loves. Itís worth it. Favorable stars linger
for you late in the season. If youíre ready, youíll get a surprise chance
with tons of applause. Then the color of your bulb might burn Cincinnati