We all know that Game 3 is tonight at 5:07 p.m. Instead of your conventional preview where we write about the team’s starting pitchers and game stats relating to both the Giants and Royals, why not have the perspective from a noted and respected sports astrologist.
As a former New Yorker, whose grandfather was a NY Giants fan, she learned baseball during the magical 1973 New York Mets “Ya Gotta Believe” season.
Andrea Mallis has been featured for years on KNBR 680 AM and on CSN Bay Area for her expertise in the magical and mystical world of astrology.
She has 25 years of experience as an astrologer and added sports astrology in 2001.
Andrea loves baseball and crunching numbers. Astrology is a metaphysical science so she has intuition but is not psychic.
Here is her assessment of both Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Game 3 starter Tim Hudson:
Manager Bruce Bochy
Born April 16, 1955 Landes de Bussacres, France
Aries is a fire sign. Bochy thrives on challenge, as a warrior battling his way through life.
They like to stir things up, Aries is a good leadership sign. Athletics General Manager Billy Beane is also a Aries and is courageous and exuberant.
On October 8, 2014 there was a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries.
It was an Orange Moon also known as a Hunter’s Moon. It was also called a blood moon, although this moon was more orange. Cosmic synchronicity as the Giants are being referred to as having “Championship Blood” and a timely motivational speech was given by fiery inspirational Aries outfielder Hunter Pence. Hunter also made a fantastic catch that night, known as “Pence at the Fence.”
Currently for Bochy, Saturn is transiting through the 10th house of career. The career is at its all absorbing peak. The time represents the harvest.
Saturn transiting in the 10th house of career happens once every 29 years. Ironic since this is the first time the Royals are in the World Series since 1985 (29 years ago).
Saturn can cut either way. it can be good or bad karma basically.
For Bochy who’s worked dutifully, and was an active player for the San Diego Padres back in 1985, it’s good karma.
Aries is ruled by Mars, planet of energy, assertion and aggression. Aries has an enormous need to be in charge and win.
Pitcher Tim Hudson
Born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia
Hudson has the most wins among active pitchers in Major League Baseball with 214 wins, and third oldest to pitch for the first time in a World Series.
In 2001, Andrea charted Hudson and Barry Zito when both pitched for the Athletics during the “Moneyball” era.
Hudson is a Cancer. a water sign that is emotional and tenacious.
And now a father of three, the important characteristics of Cancer really shines through: food, family, feelings. Cancers are nurturing, caring, and protective.
Given his experience and wisdom, maybe he can teach Tim Lincecum a few things with his paternal energy.
Currently, transiting Saturn at 23 degrees Scorpio is trining Hudson’s Sun at 21 degrees Cancer. Trines are harmonious planetary aspects.
Positive Saturn aspects can bring stability, structure, accomplishment.
This transit makes him more purposeful, hardworking. capable of achieving his goals.
Excellent for making progress and receiving recognition. Saturn is a focused efficient transit, which means he’s more disciplined and responsible.
Based on the information available, missing was his exact time of birth, which is important for more specific details, which is a big piece of the puzzle.
At the age of 39, he is starting his midlife crisis. A period of upheaval trying to do things you haven’t done before, like playing in your first World Series in a quest to get yourself a ring.
People at this age are at an auspicious crossroads and feel a need to rejuvenate one’s life.
This is what’s he’s been playing for his entire adult life, is to perform on this stage. In his press conference prior to Game 3, Hudson said,
“Obviously, the further along you get in your career, you don’t have that opportunity to pitch in a World Series. You often wonder, is it ever going to happen? Obviously, last year the way my season ended with my ankle injury, things looked a little bleak there for a few moments. But I’m just really lucky. I feel lucky and blessed to be able to have this opportunity to come here to San Francisco. That’s why I came here. You always say the right things and you always think about the right things, but until it actually happens, there’s always that doubt, can it happen? Here I am.”
He is more mature and somber than a young rookie like Hunter Strickland, who thrust himself into the spotlight with his emotional outburst after allowing two runs in Game 2.
While Saturn transits can be disciplined, the real Wild Card is Mercury Retrograde.
October 3 through the 25th is Mercury Retrograde. Lots of unusual plays, more errors occurring. Mercury rules communication, travel, technology.
RTI’s Runs Thrown In, is a new category coined by Giants third base coach Tim Flannery, to describe some of the unique occurrences the Giants have experienced in scoring runs.
October 22 was Dark Moon, low energy night and October 23 is New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio.
Lincecum finally had a chance to pitch, but he wasn’t used for 24 days and tweaked his back. He is expected to be able to pitch if needed in Game 3. Lincecum is having his Saturn Return, a cycle of endings and new beginnings that occur at age 29-30. The upcoming Solar Eclipse in Scorpio triggered his Mars Saturn in Scorpio.
How does Andrea think the Giants will fare the rest of the series?
“I didn’t think they’d sweep the Royals, especially with the first two at (their) home,” Mallis said. “They’ll make it interesting. They proved it when playing the Orioles in the ALCS. They won’t go quietly and will give the Giants a run for their money.”
As a Giants fan, she likes their chances and as a series prediction with it being an even numbered year, has a good feeling for them but she’s not going to put an exact number on the games.
Because then it affects how I try to control and perhaps even manipulate by dissecting the games, and it’s no longer enjoyable.
The Giants last June swoon was during the previous Mercury Retrograde. Astrology is all about cycles and optimum timing. How to optimize positive cycles and mitigate any challenges. Timing is Everything!
Astrologer Andrea Mallis, pioneered the magical blend of sports and astrology in 2001.
Andrea has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter, and is currently the astrologer at Comcast Sports Net. She’s written for major league baseball magazines, ESPN.com, MLB.com, as well as appearing on local TV and radio shows. She’s a frequent guest on The San Francisco Giants Flagship station KNBR The Sports Leader, 95.7 The Game, Sirius XM MLB Home Plate and WFAN.
Her pioneering work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports.com, The Ultimate Sports Guide and many others, including the book “FantasyLand,” a book on fantasy baseball by Wall St. Journal author Sam Walker. As an Astrologer with a niche in sports, Andrea analyzes data from an athlete’s birth chart, and compares planets at birth to current alignments – known as forecasting, to see what current cycle’s athletes are experiencing.
To have Andrea guide you with your game, her web site is www.virgoinservice.com, email is firstname.lastname@example.org and voicemail is 510-874-4911. Find her on Facebook and Twitter @virgoinservice