Yes I know we're a week into the season already but in an attempt to make Baseball more interesting ..just kidding ... it's just that my 2 favorite teams are 2 of the worst teams normally[ Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians I'm talking to you !] I have decided to apply my Astrological musings to the old American past time . Since I was able to pick the Super Bowl winner before the beginning of the NFL season [ yes, I 'm going to keep bringing that up ] I'm going to take a look at the charts of all 32 MLB teams and see what mystical knowledge I can gather about the upcoming season. I made an attempt to predict the outcome of the NCAA Tournament which I shared with some of you , but as I found out , if you don't have the chart's of ALL the teams it makes it very difficult to predict the winner of some of the games. A team can have really good or really bad aspects happening but if you don't know what's happening in the other teams chart you're still guessing at the outcome. I did accurately make some good predictions for some teams but info out there on College sports teams is sketchy for some schools especially when you find out that some of them have been fielding Football or Basketball teams for 100 years or more in some cases. Records get a little fuzzy going back that far .
First I'll go over a few of the ground rules. I'm learning some of this as I go along just like the rest of you but there are certain Planets that rule sports in general. These would be the Sun, Jupiter, and Mars . There are also other planets that are involved more with particular sports such as Saturn with Baseball and Football , Mercury with Baseball , Pluto with Football and there are a few others. Then there are planets that effect things in general in a sporting event like Neptune [ lack of energy , Intuition , rooting for the underdog ], Pluto [ Intensity,violence,power] ,Uranus [ excitement,sudden reversals ], Mars [ aggressiveness,energy] and the Moon [ emotions,fans ] . There are also the destiny points as well, Saturn [ destiny , wisdom, learning of lessons, the maturation process ] , the North Node [ future, destiny , claiming one's throne] the South Node [ past karma , overcoming past karma ] and Pluto [ claiming power ]. There are more to all of these but this is a good sampling. As you can apply transiting planets energies to a person's chart the same can be done to the chart of a corporation or a Team.
Once finding the Birth chart for the team [ getting the time, date and place of their first game ] you can them apply the transiting planets to the Teams chart to see where they stand . Now, the art or interpretation part of this is that just like with a person, a Saturn transit can be good or bad depending on what you've done up to this point . Did you develop your young players by putting them into games early in the season? Do you have good coaches and role models in the locker room ? Did you do enough pre-game study of your opponent ? Did you not overspend on overpriced Free Agents who are past their prime? If yes , then good Saturn transit, your team will reap
One more thing that makes the " interpretive " portion of this more fun is that there really isn't anything you can look at in a chart where you can say " this teams will win the championship , World Series , Super Bowl etc. ". Sometimes it's a Jupiter transit showing great luck and optimism,sometimes it's Pluto showing a team coming to Power making a good transit to the team chart. I t may be Saturn saying "you've worked hard... here's your reward " or it may be Uranus transiting the a team's North Node saying " exciting and surprising events leading to a fulfillment of future promise" or it can be a combination of transits. The bottom line is ...picking who will win the champion in a major sport is more like poker ...who has the best hand to win this round so it can be a lot of " is this teams' Jupiter transit more powerful than this teams Uranus transit ".Also as far as professional sports goes usually there are multiple teams that will enter the league at the same time so tat the number of teams stays even. This will lead to having 2 or sometimes more teams with a chart for the same day although possibly a different time or location. This is where how the franchise has been managed will also come into play as a diffirentiator between the 2. And of course I did statistics on sporting events for 20 odd years also so I do have some interest in the teams and know their history. So that's the other application to be made , what is this team doing ? Do they have the right mix of players? do they have enough from a talent standpoint ?how tough is their schedule or the Division they are in?
So there are several factors that go into these predictions , and they are fun and also you get to see a definitive wrong or right to the picks at the end of the season . plus the teams I like suck [ as in most sports, but I'm loyal at least ] . The biblical saying is " The meek shall inherit the Earth " I guess that means that one day we'll all be working for the Pittsburgh Pirates .
There are over 900 players in Major League Baseball on the 30 professional teams . I did not look at the chart's of all 900 some players ...... because I have a life. I will try to throw in a few names at the end of some players that may surprise this season though if you are a Fantasy Sports geek [ look , I think I see one in the mirror now]. I did however., look at the charts of all 30 teams and the transits that took place during some of their more successful seasons to try and get a grasp on how transits similar to the ones we have now have played out in their charts in the past . So wing of Bat , eye of Newt , past World Series Transits and a few other tidbits get thrown into the old cauldron and poof ! ...you get your World Series winner .One note in defense of Fantasy sports geeks...if your teams are always bad you have to make it interesting somehow.
Okay so last year we had 2 surprise teams in the World Series with the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers . The Rangers haven't made the World Series ever since they moved to Texas in 1972. The Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958 from New York and had been in the World Series 3 times but never known. One of those being in 1989 which was a very famous Series ..but not for Baseball [ Google Northridge Earthquake].
Here are my predicted Final Standings
1.BOSTON [ 96-66] very good transits , fixed team weaknesses on paper at least , cannot have as many injuries as last year
2.N Y YANKEES [93-69] great tradition.. decent transits
3 TORONTO [ 92-70 ] nice transits , surprise team could make playoffs
4.TAMPA BAY [ 87-75] downswing, last year was their chance .
5.BALTIMORE [76-86 ] upswing, have been terrible for years , finally turning the corner upwards , should be strong through end of May at least and then will tail off a bit
1. CHICAGO [ 97-65 ] Power in the chart , power in the lineup!
2. DETROIT [ 90-72] on the upswing, could make playoff's this year but will be very dangerous in 2012
3. MINNESOTA [ 86-76 ] still good but not as good as last year, the window has closed a bit
4. KANSAS CITY [ 72-90 ] a truly terrible team the last few years . Turning things around , will be good through end of May . Better and much more exciting this year
5. CLEVELAND [ 63-99 ] lots of young players, plays well early and late in the season . Has issues during the middle of the season.
1. TEXAS [ 92-70 ] Pluto transiting their Jupiter ..lots of Power , lots of Home runs . Hard to defeat but may self destruct [ see Pluto transits ]
2. OAKLAND [ 90-72 ] much improved , just about as good as Texas
3. CALIFORNIA [ 75-87 ] stagnating, past their window of opportunity but could be competitive
4. SEATTLE [ 73-89] another awful team finally getting better perhaps. Will far exceed last years 61 wins.
1. PHILADELPHIA [ 99-63 ] Perhaps best starting rotation ever. Will be very good this year , will be awesome in 2012
2. ATLANTA [ 98-64 ] great young pitchers and hitters . could make playoff's this year will be great in 2012
3. FLORIDA [ 87-75 ] lots of young players , getting better just in a tough division. will be better than expected and will play great late in the season but will be too far out.
4. NY METS [ 75-87 ] saddled by bad salary cap decisions [ see Saturn] this year. will be better next year
5. WASHINGTON [ 69-93 ] nothing happening here. Should be better next year when star rookie pitcher is back from injury.
1. CINCINNATI [94-68 ] good transits from Jupiter this year , even better next year.
2. MILWAUKEE [ 90-72 ] on the upswing , still have some monkeys to get off of their back.
3. ST. LOUIS [ 86-76 ] slight downturn , still competitive and dangerous team ..but not scary anymore.
4.CHICAGO CUBS [ 81-81 ] Oh Pluto , Pluto , Pluto ..change , transformation , rebirth . Needs to rebuild team and find direction. Will be good at times , need an identity.
5.HOUSTON [ 77-85 ] good young players but a lot of holes to fill too. Will be fun part of the season.
6.PITTSBURGH [ 72-90 ] Good young players if they don't trade them all at the trading deadline. Next year better, could actually break longest pro sports streak for losing seasons in a row in 2012.
1.COLORADO [ 93 -69 ] on the upswing,good young players, nice transits, what's not to like here, will eb neck and neck with Giants all the way.
2.S.F. GIANTS [ 92-70 ] defending champs , still strong and has great pitching. NL West will be close.
3. SAN DIEGO [ 82-80 ] will still be competitive but will falter late like last year.
4. L.A. DODGERS [ 81-81] starts strong , tails off late
5. ARIZONA [ 60- 102 ] bad ..just plain bad
and Playoff Predictions:
NL PLAYOFFS [ SEEDS IN PARENTHESIS]
Philadelphia defeats Colorado 4-2
Atlanta defeats Cincinnati 4-3
Philadelphia defeats Atlanta 4-3
AL PLAYOFFS [ SEEDS IN PARENTHESIS]
1.CHICAGO WHITE SOX
2.BOSTON RED SOX
White Sox defeat Yankees 4-2
Red Sox defeat Texas 4-3
White Sox defeat Red Sox 4-2
WHITE SOX defeat PHILADELPHIA 4-3
the rewards of building your franchise the proper way and spending your money wisely. Saturn appreciates that approach and is more likely to reward you . Did you spend $36 million on a player who's missed 199 of the last 200 games with injuries? Did you just try to build a team by bringing in a bunch of over priced , overrated , underachievers who are routinely arrested or suspended ? then guess what ..Saturn no likey. You will be forced to deal with the limitations [ Saturn ] that you have set for yourself by trying to take short cuts. This could make for a long , painful season of lesson learning [ Saturn again ]. with projected records in  :