nobody out. The best home run hitter in the league, Mark
McGwire, is at bat. He hits a soft fly to center that turns
into a triple play. A perfect pitch by an almost perfect Virgo pitcher—the
Big Unit, Randy Johnson—again.
Johnson (born on September 10, 1963, in Walnut Creek, California) is a
perfectionist, mentally-obsessive Virgo. Not only is his Sun placed in
Virgo, but the revolutionary and unorthodox Uranus, the power-seeking
Pluto and the self-worth planet Venus also squeeze into Virgo in his horoscope.
Be glad you don’t inhabit the Big Unit’s mental unit—it’s a tight fit.
there’s that time when Virgo energy flows. It's not a state of mind; it’s
a state of being. And in this exquisite flawlessness, the ease of effort
squeezes out like toothpaste from a fresh tube. Then the Big Unit, picture
perfect, easily overwhelms a batter looking for that slight chance of
getting a hit.
its thoughtful, fastidious and highly discriminating nature, often gets
in its own way, typically by overdoing the thought process. Johnson claims
he doesn’t like to pitch on his birthday, which is late in the season.
During the time when Virgo maximizes in the sky (when the Sun is in Virgo),
the tendency to strive excessively in the direction of divine perfection
can be overwhelming. The pressure causes too much mental agitation.
funny thing about the Venus in Virgo placement for the Big Unit. Venus
can get jealous, very jealous. And when jealous, she’s jealous with incalculable
wrath (wrath originally meant energy). Then she turns competitive. Venus
inspires other pitchers to increase their desire when they’re up against
Johnson. Mediocre pitchers often throw their best game of the season against
him. Thinking, “I want what he’s got,” they rise to the occasion, perfecting
their skills temporarily. Once Johnson had four shut outs tossed against
him in a row. It’s hard for even the Big Unit to compete with that.
is Randy Johnson towering above most of his peers in height, but he is
an unusual-looking man. His long hair, generally soaked with the perspiration
of his toils, drips onto his uniform. His angled features gain intensity
as he focuses on the target of the catcher’s mitt. And his Uranus, in
the pristine Virgo, allows him leeway and eccentricities not granted other
players because of his uniquely crafted skill.
Arizona Diamondback’s first year, there was a regulation on hair length
and facial hair for team members. I guess now anything goes, since they
bought Randy Johnson, with his long hair and occasional beard, for megabucks.
Johnson’s Uranus (which is a seven-year generational placement) shows
a certain need to stand out in one way or another. Johnson has done it
with not only his appearance, but his precise skill and extreme domination
over other players.
Pluto, currently in Sagittarius, is forming a square to Johnson’s Uranus
that may help him to break records. At the All Star break Johnson led
all the pitchers, with over 198 strikeouts and a possibility of reaching
the single season strike out record held by Nolan
Ryan. Given the current position of overpowering, intimidating
Pluto, the odds remain good that Johnson will keep his control, strength
and ability honed to exceptional proportions, which can only help him
break the record. Unlike struggling teammate Omar Dahl, who has a Pluto
transit as well (Pluto square the natal Sun), Randy’s transiting configuration
takes the challenge and thrives on the intensity of the game more than
Big Unit was born, Pluto—the powerful, the intimidating, the unconquerable—was
in Virgo with all of his other planets, adding power to the combination.
Get him on the mound and watch him strike out the side, with his fist
clenched in the air, mouth flaming with energetic mutterings
that most lip readers hesitate to translate, while saliva flies from his
mouth. His raw Plutonian energy is formidable.
His six foot
ten inch frame assists him in keeping batters off balance. When he comes
crashing toward the plate, his long arm hurling the ball at what the batter
must assume is his head, the natural instinct is to run to the next state.
Batters duck from his pitches, and umpires call strikes. Some batters
argue the ball was so fast the umpire didn’t know where it was anyway.
Doesn’t matter—they’re still out.
It’s Because He’s Good
because Randy’s good. He’s good because he studies the game. He’s good
because he perfects his craft. He’s good because he focuses his intensity
and drive for perfection into a healthy, unbeatable combination. We should
all take copious Virgo notes.