by Clance' McClannahan, Special To NASCAR commentary and driver pictures, 2012 NASCAR schedule, video, Bench Racing With Steve and CharlieSeptember 15, 2010 10:04 pm UTC 3 Comments
The Chase has begun, and as always, there is an element of anticipation in the week to week scrutiny of what the outcome of each race will be. Assumptions, guesstimates, hunches, deductions, statistics, and theory all play into the excitement of which driver is going to take The 2010 Sprint Cup Championship. My way of predicting happens to be the Astrological Aspects going on in each driver’s Progressed Horoscope, based on the Natal, or birth chart of where, what day, year and what time they were born. Astrology is just another way of statistical projection.
A progressed chart is one that you look at from a specific date, to another specific date in the future. Aspects are complex, some long term, some shorter, some for only a few minutes. Some aspects increase the intensity of another aspect, and some mute or mellow another. The phase of the Moon and which sign it is currently passing through affect’s not only the driver’, but the overall race. When the Moon is called Void of Course, that means it is passing from one sign into another, yet not quite in either. When a race is run during that time, ( which can last from minutes to hours)…Throw everything out the window, because anything goes.
What I want to take a look at in this post is the long term projections from Loudon through Homestead. As we go from week to week, not only will I be looking at driver aspects, I will be looking at the layover and combination of their crew chief’s aspects as well. I also, when something is significantly opposite, or the same between two or more driver’s look at the layovers of their charts to compare what may or may not happen. The latitude and longitude of each course is also taken into consideration. There is your short little lesson in Astrology.
I am going to start out with a short over view of the dates I see issues with, with each driver, during the run for The Chase. This week I will be posting the ‘scope’s a tad off schedule. I will be posting the pertinent aspects each week on Tuesdays for each driver and course.
Let’s start with our points leader, Denny Hamlin.
Denny has a lot going on with Jupiter at this time in his life. Jupiter represents wisdom. It is a planet of freedom, tolerance and plenty. Jupiter is said to bring great good fortune, and its influence is to expand the effect of everything it comes into contact with. From this planet all good things come and it is seen as avuncular, jolly, moderate and kind. Denny has both positive and negative influences going on with Jupiter.
I see two different transits happening at the same time that may be an issue for Denny. Saturn is in direct opposition to Denny’s Moon from Sept. 13, until Sept. 29th. This is one of the most emotionally trying influences.
From Sept. 14th until Sept. 30th, Saturn is conjunct Saturn in Denny’s Chart. This is an influence that only happens to everyone once every 29 years, and generally starts at age 29-30. It is always a time of endings and new beginnings. This aspect is one of the the most influential and important times in life.
It’s something is going to shift for Denny, whether it’s a huge jump or drop in point standing’s, this is when it’s going to happen. Loudon and Dover may very well be, Denny’s make or break.
Jimmie Johnson is 2nd in points, but I am saving JJ for last. You will see why.
Kevin Harvick has Jupiter square Mars as a major influence since May and continues until early January. It’s main significance is insight and skill. June 2010 until beginning of February 2011, Jupiter is trine Kevin’s Saturn, signifying clarity of intention and patience, single purpose of goals. At the end of Oct., around Martinsville and Talledega, Kevin’s Saturn transitions into some not so positive conjunctions of confinement. The aspects of influence continue through the end of The Chase. Restricted by circumstances or other “Officials” could impose heavy burdens that greatly restrict his freedom of movement. These transits sometimes precede some incident or accident which affect self or other’s, and thereby restrict’s one’s freedom of choice at that time. It is a time Kevin needs to be very, very careful not to raise the wrath of NASCAR.
Kyle Busch…What can I say? I am not going to bother to go into the what’s and why’s. All I am going to say, is “Sorry, Buddy, your ‘scope SUCKS.” It’s not going to be Kybu’s year. I have no doubt it will be someday, but 2010? Not gonna happen.
Kurt Busch’s ‘scope is near perfect until mid Nov., right around Phoenix and Homestead. The only reason I say near perfect is because I do see some challenges with the exact same Saturnian aspect’s during that time as Kevin Harvick does earlier in The Chase. Again, Kurt too, needs to be very careful of accidents, penalties and fines. If he can avoid them, Kurt may well earn another Championship this year.
Tony Stewart has the same aspect going on from Sept 18 until Oct. 4th, as does Denny Hamlin, Saturn opposition Moon. It will be a very difficult time emotionally for Smoke. Loudon, Dover and Kansas will be the challenging races for Tony. Unlike Denny, Tony’s Natal chart gives him a life long ability to overcome tremendous odds. Don’t count him out of contention until you see what happens after Kansas.
Greg Biffle may very well be the dark horse who flies from the backstretch to win the Chase. All of the Biff’s aspect’s are long term and positive, except for one Major Moon opposition. This opposition affects his self perception. If Greg can believe he can win the Chase, he will. If not…It will be a constant internal struggle that could be overwhelming. His crew is going to make all the difference in the world should this happen. He can do it. The alignment is there.
Jeff Gordon is in his last year of a seven year transit of Uranus through his ‘scope. Uranus symbolizes destruction, and then re-evolution. Most of Jeff’s aspects are all aspects of ruthlessness, as he prepares to re-emerge as the Champion he is, possibly in 2011. He will have to keep a tight reign on his desire for it to happen this year, or he could find himself placing 12th.
Carl Edwards also has major life change aspects surrounding him. This is Carl’s time, to learn to keep his ego in check. The major aspect I see in Carl’s ‘scope, that I see may affect him the most during The Chase, is the same Saturnian conjunction that is in Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch’s ‘scopes. Beware of penalties, fines and accidents. Unfortunately for Carl, this transit has been with him all year and doesn’t end until 2011. Sept. of 2011 to be exact.
Jeff Burton Astrologically, and unfortunately, is standing in the same line as Kyle Busch. I hate to say that…and I hope I am wrong. I hope I am missing this by a mile. We always have the week to week small aspects and overlays that can change the scenery a bit.
Matt Kenseth has a ‘scope which is pretty positive, except for one aspect. Matt’s Saturn is in opposition to Mercury from Sept. 24th until Oct. 10th. Again, we are seeing issues surrounding the Dover and Kentucky races, plus Fontana for Kenseth. Although this will not be an especially easy time for Matt, is does not have to be a negative matter. The one aspect of this influence is rigidity of thought. If Matt and crew can stay flexible through this time and not become disheartened or discouraged, they can hang in there. If not, consider Kenseth out of the running by Charlotte.
Clint Boyer has a ‘scope that indicates a lot of learning, and further training. His Saturn is trine his Sun from Oct. 1st, until Oct. 17th. Kansas, Fontana, and Charlotte may well be excellent races for Clint. By Homestead however, Clint will have the same Saturniun conjunction as Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards. If he can get through Phoenix and Homestead without incurring any penalties and fines, he may very well find himself in contention for The Championship.
Now what you have all been waiting for: Jimmie Johnson.
Double J’s ‘scope is perfect, as is Chad Knaus’s, once more. ( All the long term aspect’s that JJ and Chad have had for years, comes to an end in 2011. ) The only difference I see for The 2010 Chase, is that JJ has some serious competition this year.
I mean serious.
I think 2010 is going to be the best Chase for the Championship yet.