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Game 1 Aspects @ Signs
Inn. 1: 07 Aspects [Starter] Aries Conjunction 6-3 . . . Opposition 5-3 . . . Septile 4-3 . . . Inn. 1: 07 Signs [Starter] Trine Taurus 1B . . X Gemini 8 . . X Cancer K . . X *SB:Taurus SB/E-2 X . . Leo BB X . X Virgo 1-3 . X . Inn. 2: 07 Aspects Novile 2B . X . Semisextile 9 . X . Sextile 1B . X . 1 Inconjunct 4-3 X . . Semisquare 1B . . X 1 Trine K . . X Inn. 2: 07 Signs Libra 6-3 . . . Scorpio 4-3 . . . Sagittarius 2B . X . Aries 7 . X . Inn. 3: 07 Aspects Conjunction 4-3 . . . Opposition 7 . . . Septile 6-3 . . . Inn. 3: 07 Signs Taurus 5-3 . . . Gemini BB . . X Cancer K . . X Leo 1B . X X Virgo 1B . X X 1 Libra 4-3 X X . Inn. 4: 07 Aspects Novile 7 . . . Semisextile 1B . . X Sextile 4-6-3 DP . . . Inn. 4: 07 Signs Scorpio 1B . . X Sagittarius 5-4 F . . X Aries 2 . . X Taurus 1B . X X Gemini 4-3 X X . Inn. 5: 07 Aspects Inconjunct 1B . . X Semisquare 7 . . X Trine 2-3 SAC . X . Conjunction 4-3 X . . Inn. 5: 07 Signs Cancer 8 . . . Leo 5 . . . Virgo 3-1 . . . Inn. 6: 07 Aspects Opposition 1B . . X Septile 4-6 F . . X Novile 2B X X . Semisextile 6-3 X X . Sextile 6-3 X X . Inn. 6: 07 Signs Libra 5-3 . . . Scorpio 3UN . . . Sagittarius 5-3 . . . Inn. 7: 07 Aspects Inconjunct 1-3 . . . Semisquare 5-3 . . . Trine 7 . . . Inn. 7: 07 Signs Aries 7 . . . Taurus 7 . . . Gemini 6-3 . . . Inn. 8: 07 Aspects Conjunction 4-3 . . . Opposition 2B . X . Septile 3UN X . . Novile HR . . . 2 Semisextile 1B . . X Sextile 5-4 F . . X Inn. 8: 07 Signs Cancer 6-3 . . . Leo 1B . . X Virgo BB . X X Libra 5-4-3 DP X . . Inn. 9: 07 Aspects Inconjunct 8 . . . Semisquare K . . . Trine 5-3 . . . Inn. 9: 07 Signs Scorpio 9 . . . *EX:Sagittarius (for PH) *PH:Capricorn 9 . . . *EX:Aries (for PH) *PH:Pisces 1B . . X Taurus 5-3 . X .

			
Game 2
Scopes @ Planets
Inn. 1: 07 Scopes [Starter] Moon Kaleidoscope 5-3 . . . Stethoscope 4 . . . Periscope 9 . . . Inn. 1: 07 Planets [Starter] Telescope Mercury 6-3 . . . Venus 4-3 . . . Earth 3UN . . . Inn. 2: 07 Scopes Gyroscope 6-3 . . . Stroboscope 3UN . . . Horoscope K . . . Inn. 2: 07 Planets Mars 8 . . . Saturn 1B . . X Jupiter 4UN F . . X Uranus 8 . . X Inn. 3: 07 Scopes Mutoscope 3 (Foul) . . . Galvanoscope BB . . X Telescope 5 . . X Kaleidoscope 4-6 F . . X Inn. 3: 07 Planets Neptune K . . . Moon 6 . . . Mercury 6-3 . . . Inn. 4: 07 Scopes Stethoscope 8 . . . Periscope 1-3 . . . Gyroscope BB . . X Stroboscope 1B . X X Horoscope 1B . X X X@4:Gyroscope 7-2 . X X Inn. 4: 07 Planets Venus 6 . . . Earth 4 . . . Mars 4-3 . . . Inn. 5: 07 Scopes Mutoscope 4-3 . . . Galvanoscope 1B . . X Telescope 5-3 SAC . X . Kaleidoscope 6-3 . X . Inn. 5: 07 Planets Saturn BB . . X Jupiter 5-4-3 DP . . . Uranus 8 . . . Inn. 6: 07 Scopes Stethoscope 5-3 . . . Periscope 3UN . . . Gyroscope 1B . . X Stroboscope 9 . . X Inn. 6: 07 Planets Neptune E-6 . . X Moon 3-1 SAC . X . Mercury 5-3 . X . Venus 7 . X . Inn. 7: 07 Scopes Horoscope BB . . X Mutoscope 5-3 SAC . X . Galvanoscope 4-3 X . . Telescope 8 X . . Inn. 7: 07 Planets Earth 8 . . . Mars 5-3 . . . Saturn 1B . . X Jupiter 7 . . X Inn. 8: 07 Scopes Kaleidoscope 5-3 . . . Stethoscope 7 . . . Periscope HR . . . 1 Gyroscope 7 . . . Inn. 8: 07 Planets Uranus 4-3 . . . *EX:Neptune (for PH) *PH:Pluto 9 . . . Moon 9 . . . Inn. 9: 07 Scopes Stroboscope 9 . . . Horoscope 2B . X . Mutoscope 1B . . X 1 Galvanoscope K . . X Telescope 1B . X X Kaleidoscope 1B . X X 1 Stethoscope BB X X X Periscope 1B . X X 2 Gyroscope E-5 . X X 1 Stroboscope 4-3 X X . Inn. 9: 07 Planets Mercury 5-3 . . . Venus 5-3 . . . Earth 2B . X . Mars 6 . X .

			
Game 3
Aspects @ Scopes
Lineup: 07 Aspects Conjunction SS Opposition CF Septile 1B Novile 3B Semisextile C Sextile LF Inconjunct RF Semisquare 2B Square 21 P Lineup: 07 Scopes Kaleidoscope RF Stethoscope 2B Periscope SS Gyroscope LF Stroboscope 1B Horoscope 3B Mutoscope C Galvanoscope CF Microscope P Inn. 1: 07 Aspects [Starter] Microscope Conjunction 5-3 . . . Opposition E-5 . . X Septile 3-6-3 DP . . . Inn. 1: 07 Scopes [Starter] Square 214 Kaleidoscope 4-3 . . . Stethoscope 4-3 . . . Periscope 5-3 . . . Inn. 2: 07 Aspects Novile BB . . X Semisextile 4-6 F . . X Sextile 1B/E-7 X X . Inconjunct 1B . . X 2 Semisquare 6-4-3 DP . . . Inn. 2: 07 Scopes Gyroscope 9 . . . Stroboscope K . . . Horoscope K . . . Inn. 3: 07 Aspects Square 2148 . . . Conjunction 1-3 . . . Opposition 8 . . . Inn. 3: 07 Scopes Mutoscope 8 . . . Galvanoscope 5-3 . . . Microscope K . . . Inn. 4: 07 Aspects Septile 5-3 . . . Novile 6-3 . . . Semisextile 9 . . . Inn. 4: 07 Scopes Kaleidoscope K . . . Stethoscope 9 . . . Periscope HR . . . 1 Gyroscope BB . . X Stroboscope 6 . . X Inn. 5: 07 Aspects Sextile 7 . . . Inconjunct 9 . . . Semisquare 6-3 . . . Inn. 5: 07 Scopes Horoscope 7 . . . Mutoscope K . . . Galvanoscope K . . . Inn. 6: 07 Aspects Square 2141B . . X X@2:Square CS 2-4 . . . Conjunction 6-3 . . . Opposition 4-3 . . . Inn. 6: 07 Scopes Microscope K . . . Kaleidoscope 4-3 . . . Stethoscope K . . . Inn. 7: 07 Aspects Septile E-6 . . X Novile 5-4-3 DP . . . Semisextile 2B . X . Sextile BB . X X Inconjunct 3 . X X Inn. 7: 07 Scopes Periscope 4-3 . . . Gyroscope 4-3 . . . Stroboscope K . . . Inn. 8: 07 Aspects Semisquare 4-3 . . . Square 214K . . . Conjunction HBP . . X Opposition 7 . . X Inn. 8: 07 Scopes Horoscope 4-3 . . . Mutoscope 5 (Foul) . . . Galvanoscope K . . . Inn. 9: 07 Aspects Septile HR . . . 1 Novile 5-3 . . . Semisextile 3-1 . . . Sextile 4-3 . . . Inn. 9: 07 Scopes Microscope 4-3 . . . Kaleidoscope 4-3 . . . Stethoscope E-6 . . X Periscope 4-3 . X .

Four teams competed in the series which was played during the full lunar eclipse of August 28, 2007. The full moon was in Pisces, Venus was retrograde in Leo, among other dynamic celestial facts. It is not surprising given the resonance that the planets and the signs of the Zodiac did not emerge victors. It is interesting to note that the astrological Aspects, concepts deeply enmeshed in the spirit of numbers outdid the Scopes to become this full moon's champions. This is especially true given the convincing victory the Scopes enjoyed against the Planets in the second game of the series. Implications? A team of cosmic baseball research alliance scholars is pouring over the data right now...

The Teams

2007 Aspects


The Aspects describe the relationships between planets as they move through the heavens. "Aspect" from the Latin aspicio ("to regard"). Early astrologers determined that as the planets came into contact with one another meaning could be derived, in some cases, knowing about an aspect in advance could help an astrologer prognosticate.

Depending on a number of variables, an aspect between two or more planets can be good (benefic) or bad (malefic). The aspects are derived from numbers describing a circle. Horary astrologer Deborah Houlding puts it this way,

Planets separated by an angle of 120 for example, form one side of a triangle when marked out across the zodiac; so it is through the meaning associated with the shape of the triangle and its identification with number three that we understand the core principle expressed by their connection.
Conjunction (0o) Short Stop (SS)
Opposition (180o) Center Field (CF)
Septile (51o 26') First Base (1B)
Novile (40o) Third Base (3B)
Semisextile (30o) Catcher (C)
Sextile (60o) Left Field (LF)
Inconjunct (150o) Right Field (RF)
Semisquare (45o) Second Base (2B)
Trine (120o) Pitcher (P)
Aspects Team Photo

2007 Signs


The signs of the Zodiac are spread in a circle on the path the Sun travels across the sky (the ecliptic). The signs are defined by constellations (patterns of stars) that divide this circle into twelve parts (also known as the twelve zones of celestial longitude.) The specific origin of the Zodiac signs is uncertain although historians speculate the process began over 5,000 years ago. It was the Greek astronomer/astrologer Ptolemy (120-180 A.D.) who, thousands of years later, described the signs of the Zodiac in a format that has been transmitted to our contemporary times.

The word "Zodiac" comes from the Greek language and means "circle of animals" (although the western Zodiac includes three non-animal signs). Etymologists speculate that the word is connected to the Sanskrit word for "path" (sodi).

There are at least two conventional Zodiacs. The Western brand which is familiar to cultures in the Occident and the Chinese Zodiac (which consists only of animals). The Chinese Zodiac is not linked to constellations.

Taurus (Bull) RF
Gemini (Twins) 2B
Cancer (Crab) SS
Leo (Lion) LF
Virgo (Virgin) 1B
Libra (Scales) 3B
Scorpio (Scorpion) C
Sagittarius (Archer) CF
Aries (Ram) P
Capricorn (Goat) PH
Pisces (Fish) PH
Signs Team Photo

2007 Scopes


Much of the early development of astrology (and astronomy) was contingent on what the human eye could see. Before the invention of the telescope only five of the planets and the moon and sun were actually visible with the naked eye. The use of technology to extend human vision had both scientific and metaphysical implications. There is a curious relationship between the extension of human vision (via telescopes, robotic spacecraft equipped with photographic technology) and the diminishing focus of man's central place in the universe. Human's countered the psychological blow absorbed by the human psyche as a result of heliocentricity by trying to construct a series of metaphors that put man back in a position of centrality. One of those metaphors is known as "free will."

The on-going invention of instruments to help us see things better is a major epistemological development in human history. The desire to see the unseen speaks to man's essential curiosity.

Kaleidoscope (1816) RF
Stethoscope (1816) 2B
Periscope (1902) SS
Gyroscope (1817) LF
Stroboscope (1832) 1B
Horoscope (6th Century B.C.E-?) 3B
Mutoscope (1896) C
Galvanoscope (1821) CF
Telescope (1608) P
No team photograph available


2007 Planets


Until the 17th century human beings were aware of eight planets, plus the so-called "fixed" stars. The Greeks, like others, observed the planets wandering through the sky. The word "planet" comes from the Greek language and it mean "wanderer." Until Copernicus initiated the heliocentric revolution positing the fact that the planets revolve around the Sun, the prevailing view was the Ptolemaic vision imagined the Earth at the center of things.

The association of the planets with events on Earth might have been the result of the attempt to understand the apparently inexplicable or otherwise significant machinations of human life. We are today familiar with the platitude "as above, so below" suggesting the influence of the heavens on human events. But it might have been man's attempt to see in the sky what was seen on the ground, so that the inverted notion, "As below, so above" might make more sense.

By the end of the 1st century B.C. the planets had already been equated with the signs of the Zodiac. Each planet had been associated with a particular astrological constellation (sign). Astrologists believe that the planet's influence on human beings is conditioned and modified by the sign the planet is in when the individual is born. The Zodiacal signs were viewed as "houses" or temporary quarters for the planets. A later elaboration of the horoscope included the further segmentation of the Zodiac into 12 houses each associated with an aspect of life (for example the 7th house relates to marriage and partnerships, the 12th house to the subconscious.)

Understanding the influence of each planet in a particular sign and its relationship to other physical bodies (see the Aspects team above) is a primary function of the intuitive astrologer. The learned astronomer focuses his or her insight on the more physical, scientifically verifiable concepts associated with the planets of our solar system.

Mercury (always known) RF
Venus (always known) 2B
Earth (always known) SS
Mars (always known) LF
Saturn (always known) 1B
Jupiter (always known) 3B
Uranus (discovered 1781) C
Neptune (discovered 1846) CF
Moon (always known) P
Pluto (1930; declassified 2006) PH
Planets Team Photo


Additional Statistics

Game Notes

Game Times
Game 1: 3 hours 33 minutes
Game 2: 3 hours 36 minutes
Game 3: 3 hours 39 minutes

Umpires
Hermes Trismegistus
Claudius Ptolemaeus
Ronald C. Davison

Official Scorer
Nancy Reagan

Series Most Cosmic Player


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Does this series resolve the ambivalence between ut supremus, sic subter supter and post hoc ergo propter hoc? If you fall in love right now while the Pisces Full Moon is engaged in a total lunar eclipse and while Venus is retrograde is it because of these celestial events you fell in love? Or is it a coincidence that gets misinterpreted as a cause and effect tango?

The Aspects won this series. The had to beat the Signs of the Zodiac and the Scopes to become champions. In astrology an aspect is an angle planets make to each other. Aspects are numeric and measurable and are based on the 360o in a circle as viewed, importantly, from Earth. Astrological aspects are said to influence Earth-bound affairs.

We were surprised at how poorly the Planets did in this series, losing their only game to the Scopes, a team made up of technological instruments. The Scopes are less aligned metaphorically with astrological concepts than the other teams in the series. Venus, who is on the 44-day retrograde list while she back peddles in Leo until September 8, did not have much of a game going 0-for-four at the plate. But then only the Earth and Saturn had hits in the game against the Scopes (Saturn had 2 singles and a walk to go 2 for 2).

Is it "as above, so below"? Or is it "after this, therefore because of this"? Three cosmic baseball games are probably not enough to decide the issue conclusively





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