Pigskins & Zodiac Signs: Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde & Other Astrological Events That Could Impact Your Game

Nothing is safe from the power of the universe. No matter how much time and effort you put into practice, working out strategies or considering all mortal variables, you can’t prevent nature and the cosmos from doing its thing. Football fans and players alike, take note of the upcoming line-up of planetary punts and cosmic interceptions that could impact you and your favorite team.

October 8, 2014: Full Moon Eclipse in Aries — The Blindside

Eclipses are sudden harbingers of change and this one is as spooky as it sounds! With eclipses, you never know what’s going to happen, where and to what extent. With a full moon eclipse, the focus is on sweeping out the old and this one in Aries will lead dark horses to emerge from seemingly out of nowhere. Yes, a full moon eclipse can be painful, but it’s a necessary speed bump in which to test one’s “warrior” side.

October 23, 2014: New Moon Eclipse in Scorpio — The Touchdown

A new moon eclipse in the sign of Hades means excitement to the max. Thankfully, this is the last of the cycle in these eclipses, which means a reward is coming! Most likely, this will mean the rebirth of something brilliant or a transformation of something glum that has taken at least two years to reach perfection. Plus, it’ll be extreme and karmic. The only problem is going to hell and back to claim the prize. However, for those with the vision, loyalty and persistence to go the distance, it will be just another day’s work.

October 10-25 (Libra) & January 21-February 11 (Aquarius): Mercury Retrograde — The Fumble

When Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde, take cover! Life goes haywire with lost information, negotiations fallling apart, people from the past reappearing, and even your method of transportation encountering an obstacle course of frustrations. In October, the wackiness will focus on mishaps in partnerships and agreements. In February, the retrograde will hone in on technological calamities. Both come with unforeseeable game changers that will test the ability to think quick and have patience and dexterity. Avoid making bets and instead review plans, as the only guarantee that comes with Mercury retrograde is at least three weeks of feeling stalled.

November 16, 2014: Neptune in Pisces Direct — Home Field Advantage

Neptune is in its natural home in Pisces and on this day, the planet of dreams and miracles will get its groove back on track. While this vibe is more subtle than the other planetary shifts this season, this is the fuzziest one. It brings a heightened sentimentality and is beneficial for anyone or any organization that has a legendary history. Under this power, healing energy is also at its best, which means faster recoveries and an uplift in morale thanks to heartwarming stories and circumstances.

December 23, 2014: Saturn Enters Sagittarius — The Bump-And-Run

Saturn, the moodiest planet, is moving its wide load of trouble into freedom-loving and happy-go-lucky Sagittarius. Expect fights in ideology and a wrench to ruin any grand schemes. This is when arrows will start flying, as Sagittarius’ symbol is the archer and this aspect is about confronting its energy. Competition also comes under scrutiny, including one’s character, as this is a 2.5 year cycle out to redefine integrity, faith and higher learning through unpredictable drama. Ultimately, this is a battle of the intellect, spirit and one’s defenses.

December 8, 2014: Jupiter in Leo Retrograde — The Red Card

Jupiter is the planet of luck and when it goes into its half-time break, it’s like having the best player benched. Not that they can’t still give input and morale from the sidelines, but it’ll be harder to implement the perks of their power, enthusiasm and performance. Instead, expect theatrical tantrums, but luckily, they’ll be focused on calling out unfair advantages, bad showmanship and fickle fans, which is ultimately a good thing. In this wonky position, only true substance can prevail, as fancy facades get the flag.

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