7 Dec 2007

Ricky Hatton, champion boxer

There's currently a lot of focus on UK boxer Ricky Hatton in the news, mainly because he's meeting with Floyd Mayweather in a much-publicised boxing match this weekend in Las Vegas. I'm no boxing fan, but I was intrigued to see what Hatton's chart looked like, especially as he's a "local lad" and is featured almost daily on the local BBC News.

Hatton was born on 6.12.1978 in Stockport UK. No birth time is available so his chart is set for noon. What was initially surprising was to see that his chart has only linear aspects. No aspect patterns are formed at all. Linear charts have a Cardinal quality. The motivation is go ahead, initiatory, always on the move towards the next goal, erratic and tangential.

Take a look at the chart image. It's composed of zig zagging lines, going back and forth from one side of the chart to the other. The image that comes to mind here is of Hatton in the ring, dancing on his toes as he weaves and dodges this way and that, fists up and head down.

Linear charts indicate restlessness. The next goal on the distant horizon is the one which is sought, and when it's gained, another will take its place. There's a constant moving on, not with smooth flowing movements, but in sharp, staccato, tangential ones.

Hattons' colour balance is 1 red: 2 green : 4 blue. His chart lacks red "doing" energy and drive, but this is compensated for somewhat by the 2 powerful conjunctions he has: Sun, Mercury and Pluto in Libra and Mars, Venus and Uranus in Scorpio. Conjunctions indicate seedling talents we have which need to be developed in order to fulfill their full potential. Libra is one of the most harmonious Signs, often associated with diplomacy and keeping the peace, so again it's a bit surprising to find out that pugilist Hatton is a Sun Libra person! Leave Libra aside though, and the power of Pluto in this conjunction with his Sun makes sense when considered in the context of his profession. Pluto can pack punches!

Some of this Sun/Pluto was evident yesterday in a item on our local BBC News, when Hatton was shown in the US ahead of the fight, giving a press conference along with opponent Mayweather. Whereas Mayweather was smartly dressed in shirt, tie and waistcoat, Hatton appeared in a soft black hat and black t-shirt. Written on the t-shirt in white, gothic-style letters was the word "Affliction", and beneath that was the emblem of a large and powerful eagle, with wings spread wide. Pure Pluto. Then there was a stand off between the two men. Whether this was staged or not, I have no idea, but they stood with chests touching, literally eyeball to eyeball, and this stand off seemed to be led by Hatton. Must have been getting his Pluto out again.

As I said, I'm no fan of boxing, but appreciate that it can be a great thing for some young lads (and maybe girls?) as it focusses and channels energy which might otherwise be used destructively within society. The British comedian Norman Wisdom comes to mind - he learned to box whilst in the army and this gave him a discipline he'd been lacking as a youngster. Clint Eastwood's film "Million Dollar Baby" I nearly dismissed and didn't see as it was about boxing - but I'm glad I went as it offered an interesting insight into the training, triumphs and dangers of this sport.

Will Hatton win on Sunday? Well, not having looked at Mayweather's chart, and not having Hatton's time of birth rather cancel out any chance of putting my head on the block there. All I can note is that Hatton has recently had his 29th birthday, which marks the first Saturn return. This often coincides with a big test in life, together with the need to take on more responsibility.

7 comments:

nige said...

I've looked at both charts of Hatton and Mayweather to see who may be on the better form on fight night. Both have good aspects and at first I had Mayweather just edging it, then I noticed that the moon (which is only 13 or so hours from being a new moon itself, so a powerful moon), the moon is almost at a conjunction with Ricky Hattons. I don't know because we haven't got his time of birth but for me this is the biggest indicator that Hatton will be in superb form - also if it's true that he is in the best condition of his life I think he will win this fight. I also notice that Floyd doesn't look to have taken hatton seriously and I don't think he is in as good shape. when the moon is in the same sign as my own moon I am on top form, this is something I've noticed with almost everyone I know. Even people who don't agree with astrology realize that the moon affects our biorhythms and I'm so convinced that Hatton will be on fire that I've put a £10 wager myself :) ...

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hello Nige,

Thanks for sharing your observations on Hatton's chart. I agree he looked on very good form - note those muscles on view at the weigh in! Shame you lost your tenner, but good on you for putting up money. I guess Hatton was on fire, but not enough, or not in the right way to support a win.

Thanks for dropping by.

Joyce

LOBO said...

Ooh!!!! Me next! Menextmextmext!! Please? My turn!!

:)

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Lobo,

Taking a look at your chart would be very interesting, and a whole bundle of fun....but am I up to it??!

Joyce ;-)

nige said...

my chart is 16-august-1965 swansea uk at 6:50 am if you want to look at it :)

LOBO said...

http://predatorpress.blogspot.com/2007/12/predator-press-interviews-joyce.html

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

:)

Joyce Hopewell said...

Happy New Year to you, Nige and Lobo!

Nige, I only do charts on my blog of people in the news or in the public eye. Those not in these categories and not in the public realm come for a more private and confidential discussion on their charts. But if you are interested in having your chart looked at using the Huber Method of astrological psychology, take a look at the API (UK) website http://www.api-uk.org, and click on the link that will take you to the consultant's page, or go directly to http://www.api-uk.org/consultants.htm
to see if there is an API qualified astrologer near you.

Wishing you both a good year ahead,

Joyce