According to USA Today (Sept. 12, 2013), New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez “will require shoulder surgery,” and is likely headed for injured reserve, so his stormy career with the team is all but over.
What’s going on in his chart that would indicate such a setback? Sanchez was born on 11 Nov. 1986 in Long Beach, California. Several astrology sites give a 4 a.m. time of birth, but I do not know the source of that time. Here is his natal chart based on this data:
Natally, the Moon rules his Cancer Midheaven and thus symbolizes his professional success. The Moon lies at the cusp of the 6th house suggesting that health issues will affect his career. The Moon’s closest aspect is a square to Uranus, the planet of the unexpected. Hence, Moon square Uranus in his chart can symbolize unexpected disruptions to his career due to health matters.
Saturn is the planet of obstacles and setbacks. Currently Saturn is transiting the first decan of Scorpio. Saturn will thus conjoin his natal Pluto and Venus in the 1st house in quick succession. Saturn conjoined Pluto on September 7th and will conjoin Venus on September 22nd of this year.
Transiting Saturn conjoining Pluto often throws a money-wrench into the works of one’s life, sometimes through health problems. Because Venus rules his 1st house (the body) and 8th house (surgery), transiting Saturn conjoining Venus could well represent a need for surgery.
It is also significant that his natal Saturn squares Jupiter, the ruler of his 6th house of health concerns and bodily ailments.
If the 4 a.m. birth time is accurate, the following are his primary directions (mundane, direct, Placidus semi-arc) this year:
- Venus directed to ASC, arc 25.93
- Moon directed to sextile of Uranus, arc 26.72
- Neptune directed to Saturn, arc 26.84
- On 15 Sept 2013, Mark Sanchez is 26.85 years old.
- Moon directed to square of Sun, arc 27.44
In mid-September 2013, Mark Sanchez is 26.85 years old. Venus rules his ASC (body) and 8th house (surgery). Natally Moon square Uranus, so the Moon directed to the sextile of Uranus this year energizes the natal square with Moon at the cusp of the 6th house of health issues. Neptune is the modern ruler of his 6th and is directed to Saturn this year, suggesting that a health issue will challenge the structure and stability (Saturn) of his life. Although Sanchez would like to avoid surgery, astrologically it seems likely that he will need it. Unfortunately, shoulder surgery would have an adverse effect on his career.
It is amazing how well the astrological symbolism in his natal chart portrays Mr. Sanchez’s current professional predicament and health concerns.
Oct 8, 2013 — Newsday reported:
“Mark Sanchez’s 2013 season is officially over — and most likely, so is his Jets career. In an expected and long-awaited move, the Jets announced the 26-year-old quarterback had surgery on his throwing shoulder late Tuesday (8 Oct 2013).