…all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
– Jackie Robinson
Mars will have its tropical Leo position closely conjoined by the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) today. Through both the nature of its constituency and its timing, this conjunction brings the late Jackie Robinson to mind. Furthermore, it is a reasonable occasion to consider what Jackie Robinson had in common with you, and did for you, and how that is no trivial thing for you now.
Jackie Robinson was more than an athlete. He was first and foremost a human being. It was as an athlete, however, that he acted to defeat the racial segregation of Major League Baseball.
Regardless of how you feel about organized sports, acting to defeat racial segregation is no trivial thing. It is an energetic assertion of respect for you, and every being, because anybody is potentially subject to discrimination.
Astrology interprets the nature of Mars to include an association with assertive energy in general, and athletes in particular. Beyond that, and specific to the memory of Mr. Robinson, it’s the nature of comet C/2012 S1 that brings a particular quality of being to mind.
From its trajectory, it appears that ISON may have never come this way before. Given the close encounter it will have with the Sun in late November, it may never come this way again.
For all we know, it is the same way for you, and every being. Hence, every moment here is anything but trivial. That’s how every being may legitimately be considered worthy of respect. That is also how the astrology of ISON, in all of its ephemeral uncertainty, may be interpreted as having a nature corresponding to you, perhaps passing through this world but once, with that quality of being in common with everybody else.
The timing of ISON’s probable first and maybe only close encounter with Mars narrows its interpretation further. That’s because Sunday was the last day of a very special regular season for Major League Baseball. It was a special regular season because, beginning yesterday, and into perpetuity, no Major League Baseball player will wear a uniform with number 42 ever again.
Jackie Robinson wore a uniform with the number 42 when he acted to defeat racial segregation in his sport during what may have been his only passage through this world. In return for that action, the sport of baseball is according him the respect of retiring that number for all major league players, on all major league teams, forever.
The unprecedented retirement of a player’s number from an entire sport was not planned to correspond with a comet’s passage to closely conjoin Mars. Nevertheless, there it is, in the synchronized symbolism that astrology continually demonstrates, and it works. It works through a time-honored interpretation of Mars. It also works through a reasonable interpretation of what is probably a new comet. Finally, it works with regard to the timing of Mars in conjunction with that comet.
Most importantly, the timing that makes the conjunction of Mars and ISON bring Jackie Robinson to mind has to do with more than just baseball. It has to do with you and the timing of your life. It has to do with how receiving, and giving, the respect conferred by your being is a central issue for the whole world. It is a reason for you to consider how you may be here, at least in part, to take your turn addressing that issue now, which would not be a trivial thing should you not pass this way again.
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