that powerful stroke, head down on the ball. Another baseball leaves the
yard headed for the coveted realm of souvenir-land. Can he maintain the
furious home run pace of the past two seasons?
Cow,” as the late Harry Carey so often reported. Sammy’s hit another dinger.
Trotting around the bases with that multi-million dollar smile of his,
Scorpio Sammy (born November 12, 1968, in San Pedro de Marcois, Dominican
Republic) thrills the crowds. You’d never know he’s a Scorpio. In fact,
he has three planets in Scorpio. Certainly you’d expect more intensity.
But Neptune, a softening, illusive effect, aligns with his Sun sign. This
makes him appear mellow, gentle and easy-going. Don’t let that fool you.
His inner furnace burns nuclear fuel—that you can safely bet. But Neptune’s
fog concealing his Scorpionic nature explains some of Sammy’s lack of
regard in baseball despite his abilities and accomplishments.
When we think
of home runs, who comes to mind? McGwire. Yet Sammy twice hit more homers
in one season than Babe Ruth or Roger Maris. He owns several other home
run records, including hitting two round trip blasts in one inning. Overshadowed
by the strength and prodigious blasts of McGwire, Sammy goes about his
business shattering records and delighting spectators.
Neptune conjunct the Sun does give Sammy an instinct for the ball. Perhaps
that’s why he can lift the horsehide into the clouds and to the amazement
of the world. With the Neptune-Sun connection, he carries a strongly compassionate
nature, too. Sammy gave a million dollars for relief after a hurricane
pummeled his homeland, the Dominican Republic. Though many major league
players hail from the Dominican, few offered such generosity and concern.
tip to both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa for the exceptional ride they
gave us in the 1998 baseball season. The grace, respect and affection
shown by these men recreated faith in sportsmanship, competition and dignity
in sports. For one thing, Sammy holds strong connections to McGwire’s
chart. You gotta believe these two really like each other.
possesses the often-difficult Leo Moon. This lunar reference bears a reputation
for demanding its due in attention and adoration. Known for its flexing
of ego muscles, the Leo Moon often curses its owner with bombastic self
proclamations. On the other hand, a confident and secure Leo planet displays
all traits and talents without overstating. It just goes out, does what
it does exceptionally and lets others form their own reactions. And it’s
gracious with its responses. Sammy exhibits the secure Leo Moon when he
gives that salute of his, flashing those teeth in the afternoon sun at
Wrigley field. A kind and magnanimous heart resides in this man. Remember
the phenomenal congratulatory greeting Sammy gave McGwire on his record-breaking
blast? No need for jealousy. Sammy knew his was coming, too.
the Libra planets in his chart. The energetic and assertive Mars shares
the astrological clubhouse with the wild and crazy Uranus, both in the
balancing sign, Libra. This combo can serve up a raw energy that knows
no bounds. But with focus and application, look at the results. Uranus
represents the humanistic side of life—the ability to maintain objective
understanding, compassion for the downtrodden (or underdogs) and the urge
to reach out in a big way. Libran influence offers social grace, politeness
and idealizes the nature of relationships. Look at the tact that Sammy
employed in both the ‘98 and ‘99 home run marathons he shared with competitor
Mark McGwire (a Libra sun sign).
for baseball. He’s good for the cursed Cubs. He’s good for the notorious
fans in the cheap seats at Wrigley Field, the Bleacher Bums. He’s good
for our national pastime. He inspires us all to believe and dream, fulfilling
Neptune’s urge to uplift.
karma comes knocking on Sammy’s door. With the influences of the disciplining
Saturn and the amplifying Jupiter in Taurus opposing his Scorpio planets,
just watch. Sammy will have another great year. His hard work, dedication
(Saturn) and his opportunistic style (Jupiter) receive the rewards. Watch
Sammy go this year. This could be his year. And it couldn’t happen to
a nicer person.