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NFL 2000 is off to a roaring start. We’ve already seen some stirring contests, and some surprising developments. Tampa Bay is unbeaten and in strong contention for a home-field Super Bowl, while the red-faced Redskins have dropped two in a row. Monday nights are a lot more entertaining with Dennis Miller in the booth, while former quarterback Dan Fouts, with his gifted and amusing commentary, has proven to be the real find.

Titans Coach Jeff Fisher

In the AFC, the reigning champion Tennessee Titans are struggling. After an opening week loss in Buffalo, the Titans barely beat Kansas City in their home opener. The Titans starting quarterback, Steve McNair, suffered a chest injury in that game that will keep him out of action for several weeks. If we examine the chart of Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher, I think we can pinpoint the problem. He is having a very difficult Saturn transit.

Saturn will test you to your limits. The ringed planet restricts whatever it touches, so when Saturn touches your chart, it tightens the screws and turns on the pressure to see what you’re really made of. These times are often marked by obvious difficulties, but with hard work and discipline, they can also be times of great achievement. Currently, transiting Saturn at 0 degrees Gemini, is making difficult square aspects (90 degrees) to several important points in Coach Fisher’s chart.

Jeff Fisher was born on February 25, 1958, at 11:45 am PST in Culver City, California. The Midheaven in his birth chart is found at 0 degrees of the sign Pisces. The Midheaven, or MC, is an angle of the chart corresponding to the position of the Sun overhead at midday. The Midheaven is associated with the career, status or the point of highest public visibility.

The opposite point is known as the IC, from the Latin for Imum Coeli, or bottom of the sky. The IC corresponds to the position of the Sun beneath the Earth at midnight, and, in contrast to the MC, it rules our depths and our roots, our home life and family. In Fisher’s chart, the IC is at 0 degrees Virgo.

The Midheaven and IC in Coach Fisher’s birth chart are especially emphasized by some close planetary conjunctions. His Mercury at 1 degree Pisces is conjunct his Midheaven while his Pluto, at 0 degrees Virgo, is conjunct his IC.

The current position of Saturn, at 0 degrees Gemini, is forming a 90-degree angle to, or square, Coach Fisher’s Midheaven-Mercury conjunction and his IC-Pluto conjunction. This places him under significant stress, generating an on-going series of problems that demand his attention. It doesn’t look like Saturn will let up any time soon, either. Saturn has made its station at 0 degrees Gemini, slowing down to a halt and then slowly turning retrograde. In doing so, Saturn grinds his imprint into that degree, seemingly marking his place until his return. Saturn will be in reverse gear for the remainder of the season, backing all the way up to 24 degrees Taurus before it resumes forward motion on January 25, 2001. Coach Fisher’s Moon is at 24 degrees Taurus, and will be contacted by Saturn, which makes a return trip to the Super Bowl increasingly unlikely.

The New York Giants

On the other hand, in the NFC, the New York Giants are off to a surprisingly strong start. The Giants have struggled in recent years as their head coach, Jim Fassel, has grappled with a difficult Pluto transit. Coach Fassel was born on August 31, 1949, at 12:21 am PST in Orange, California. With a natal Sun-Saturn conjunction in Virgo, he is one serious, hard-working guy. During the past two seasons, transiting Pluto in Sagittarius has been in a 90-degree square angle to his Virgo Sun-Saturn conjunction. The square has been frustrating, manifesting the down side of his Saturn in Virgo—lots of hard work, but little to no success. Now that Pluto has moved on and finally separated from that square, there is a great sense of release and relief. All the agony and effort are starting to pay off, as the Giants are off to a 3–0 start.

Tampa Bay Quarterback Shaun King

Jupiter in Gemini is making his presence felt around the league. Jupiter is easy to spot. Just look for the winners and you will probably find a distinct link between their birth charts and Jupiter’s transiting position. The current chosen one appears to be Tampa Bay quarterback Shaun King, born May 29, 1977, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Transiting Jupiter is conjunct his natal Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Gemini, and also aspecting his natal Saturn and Pluto. The unbeaten Bucs, long feared as a defensive power, now have a range of fearsome, offensive weapons at King’s disposal.

Enter the Twins

The most amusing manifestation of Jupiter in Gemini (sign of the twins) has to be the sudden emergence of twins Ronde and Tiki Barber, born April 7, 1975, in Montgomery County, Virginia. Ronde plays cornerback for Tampa Bay and Tiki is a running back for the Giants. The two simultaneously leapt out of obscurity after week two by leading the league in both rushing (Tiki) and sacks (Ronde). Further stretching the twins metaphor, Tiki Barber has been paired in the Giants backfield with rookie Heisman Trophy winner, Ron Dayne. The running duo, nicknamed “Thunder and Lightning,” have spoiled many a sunny, Sunday afternoon for their opponents, while clearing the storm clouds out of Coach Jim Fassel’s sky.

There’s plenty more football to come, so enjoy the games, but keep your eye on the sky!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney Roberts, M.A.,is a writer, teacher, and consultant, originally from Miami, FL. Her work reflects a unique perspective: a real passion for the 'big picture' that combines cosmology, religious studies and history with a lifetime of observing the dynamic interaction of spirit and cosmos.

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