The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Mercury = 021
Mars = 200
Venus = 202
Neptune = 211
Uranus = 212
Moon = 220
Saturn = 222
Pluto = 230
Jupiter = 231
[Least-aspected Mercury[ [Mars]
Knowing Jackie the way I did, I wondered how he was going to be able to control his temper. There was only one word for him when it came to athletic contests. That word was ‘win’.
–Ray Bartlett, one of Jackie Robinson’s college teammates.
Even those who didn’t follow sports realized, here’s a man trying to carry the load for the black people. If Jackie turned out to be some kind of ignorant person, it would have been detrimental to the race beyond baseball.
–Leonard Morgan, former semipro baseball player. Both quotes from “Remembering Jackie Robinson,” San Francisco Chronicle.
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, near the setting position of his Secondary Mars: the planet symbolizing “competition” and “athletics.” When he was fourteen-months old, his family relocated to Pasadena, California, near the setting position of his Primary Mercury, the traditional ruler of “education” and of “learning skills.” Soon after enrolling in UCLA in 1940, Robinson developed the “numerous skills” (Mercury) involved in playing baseball, basketball, football, and track that earned him a statewide reputation in sports. He played professional football with the Los Angeles Bulldogs in 1941, and, after service as a lieutenant in World War II, he returned to the East Coast vicinity of his Secondary Mars, where he was signed by a minor-league Brooklyn farm club, the Montreal Royals. After winning the league’s batting title in 1946, Robinson became the first African American to play major-league baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers the following year.
Known for his “fiery temper” (Secondary Mars) on the field while playing among friends, those closest to Robinson wondered how he would react when racist spectators and opponents publicly provoked him. Conscious of his unique position as a role model for African Americans, he managed to remain aloof, even when his own teammates circulated a petition to eject him from the team. He was subsequently named rookie of the year by sportswriters, and he won the National League batting title and the Most Valuable Player award.
Robinson remained near his Secondary Mars during his years of professional baseball, playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers throughout his entire major-league career (1947-1956). After having endured years of openly expressed racial prejudice, in 1962 he became the first African American to receive recognition in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He not only achieved professional excellence but succeeded in “educating / sports fans” (Primary Mercury / Secondary Mars) by breaking racial barriers and by paving the way for other African Americans to participate in “professional athletics” (Secondary Mars).
In 1950, he starred in The Jackie Robinson Story. He also co-authored an autobiography, I Never Had It Made (1972)
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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