I am more than likely the only person in the world that is happy when a race is rained out. The aspects and transits changed significantly from yesterday to today, for all the driver’s. Today is exact half way between Spring Equinox and Summer Soltice, known traditionally as Beltaine or May Day. Note that the last race that was rained out was in Atlanta, which fell on the day before Spring Equinox. The race was ran on the first day of Spring. I always find the changes and starts of each Astrological and Earth cycle fascinating. Remember that references to sexual impulses also relate to assertion and agression. Positive and Negative… (** For you Robby Gordon fans, Robbie has had very strong falling in love forever “soulmate” aspects in his chart all year, and for the next 6 months. Just a little tidbit of info. Commitment time.)
Pay particular attention to the ‘scopes marked with **, and the time that they go into effect. There may very well be a “Big One”. The aspect that went into effect for Tony Stewart on Saturday (Mars Square Uranus) during the Busch Race is still in effect, however, he has a new stronger aspect influencing and counter-balancing him today. On the other hand, Mars Square Uranus goes into effect in Jeff Gordon’s scope at 3:22 PM EST today. There are “accident” aspects in several other ‘scope’s, tho not as major as Mars Square Uranus in Tony and Jeff’s casts. Say a little extra prayer for these driver’s and this race. As always in our lives, Prayer overcomes all negativity.
I am also going to experiment with marking the Driver’s I expect to be in the Top 10 with green. Just for fun and tracking purposes. Today I also am marking in blue *** the driver’s whose scope’s turned totally opposite from yesterday for giggles and fun. I am good at entertaining myself. ( lol as a matter of fact right now.)
Here we go…
Jimmy Johnson, born 17 September 1975
Theme: The larger view ***
Psychologically, this influence broadens your comprehension of any issue that you are interested in and your understanding of life in general as you encounter it today. You are concerned with the largest, most comprehensive possible view, and you are eager to incorporate new information into your way of looking at the world. At the same time you are intellectually more tolerant of other viewpoints, seeing them not as a threat to your views, but as a way of enlarging them. Your ability to see the larger view today enables you to plan with foresight. Where others see only confusion, you can see a pattern and come up with insights that will amaze others. In business or social activities you are able to organize very effectively, grouping people together so they can work most efficiently.
Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977
Theme: High energy **
Your energy level will be high, perhaps too high if you are not careful. Watch for signs of irritable impatience with others whenever things do not go exactly as you planned. Be assertive only when the situation calls for it, not whenever you feel like it. Also watch out for baseless conflicts with others, which you may not necessarily instigate yourself. Today you should be particularly careful of conflicts with authorities. Voice your complaints if they are legitimate, but expect a certain amount of hostile reaction to them. Also be careful that the tone of your complaint does not aggravate this hostility. What you get is usually a function of the energies that you put out. On the physical level, try to find an outlet for your vigorous energies.
Mark Martin, born 9 January 1959
Theme: Under the carpet **
This influence is normally quite easy, indicating a day of light and pleasant thoughts and social interaction. You will avoid serious topics of conversation or any that might produce conflicts. This is not a good day to negotiate any difficult or contentious matters, because you are more concerned with keeping peace than with making a favorable arrangement. Real problems that you might sweep under the carpet now can emerge and cause trouble later. Since other difficult influences coincide with this one, it can indicate disputes and arguments with loved ones.
Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971
Theme: Attracting money **, ***
Valid during several weeks: This influence can have several effects, often quite subtle. It can stimulate the sexual side of existing relationships and give love relationships a greater intensity. This is because sex goes beyond the physical act and becomes a vehicle for self-transformation and inward change. A love relationship that begins under this influence will be intense throughout its duration and will have a greater impact, for better or worse, on your life than other relationships. This influence may attract money to you through your partner, a business partner or through a bank or other public financial institution, without any special effort on your part. Obviously, this is a good time to seek a loan or other financial support.
Greg Biffle, born 23 December 1969
Theme: Sweet talk***
This is a very agreeable influence that makes you feel quite positive and friendly toward everyone you meet. Also you are in tune with your feelings, and you speak with considerable sensitivity. This is a good time to meet new people, because you can project the most agreeable side of your personality. If you like to make sweet talk, that is this is the time for it. Of course this is an excellent time to talk with someone about your feelings of love and friendship, for it will be easier than usual to talk about these feelings. Often embarrassment or shyness prevents you from doing this, but that should not be a problem now. In general, your approach to life today will be lighthearted, and you should enjoy the day very much. You may find it difficult to adopt a serious attitude about anything, however.
Carl Edwards, born 15 August 1979
Theme: Between the lines *** Valid during many months: This influence will cause you to imperceptively give up some of your old and outdated patterns of defensive behavior. You will now find it easier to overcome things which have been the cause of great concern or fear in the past. Your open and conciliatory attitude might now make you want to settle problems existing in one of your relationships. We often find it difficult to forgive those who have hurt us in some way, but if we can, this enables us to create an inner peace which can help us to deal more calmly with the challenges of everyday life. This in turn makes us more receptive for any positive messages between the lines which often remain unnoticed. Although this influence does not usually cause spectacular events, you should nevertheless be careful not to let favorable opportunities slip by. This influence can help to promote positive changes in many areas of your life, but especially where you have suffered from feelings of incompetence or experienced great difficulty. You will feel more in tune with many different aspects of your personality, helping you to see problems in a less critical light. Although hardship can make us more mature, it can also be a clear sign that we are devoting our energy to things which are hindering rather than helping our spiritual growth. You may now find it easier to let go of such things, which will allow you to be more at peace with yourself.
Matt Kenseth, born 10 March 1972
Theme: Sudden urges**, ***
This influence can have many different effects, some of which you should be quite careful of. To begin with, it encourages compulsive behavior; your emotions acquire so much momentum that it is difficult not to give in to sudden urges and impulses that may not be good for you in the long run, particularly if you have been trying to suppress your feelings. This influence is least difficult if you deal with your feelings honestly and do not try to hide them from yourself. On the plus side, however, this influence allows you to go inside yourself and find out what you really want in any situation. Emotional self-analysis is very effective now, as long as you are willing to be honest. Encounters with others may also force an emotional self- confrontation which is useful, even though possibly unpleasant.
Kurt Busch, born 4 August 1978
Theme: Big plans**
You are inclined to make big plans and set long-range goals under this influence as well as to examine the goals you already have. The advantage you have now is your ability to see the whole picture and to think in terms of large structures. You are more inclined to think in ideal, abstract terms. But also your foresight and planning ability make this a favorable time for most commercial transactions and business deals. However, there is a negative side to this influence that can be destructive if you are not aware of it. You are sloppy about details and inclined to overlook any elements that don’t fit neatly into your grand vision. Also there is a danger that in communicating with others you may adopt an arrogant or self- righteous tone that will alienate them and set them working against you.
Dale Jarrett, born 26 November 1956
This influence makes you inclined to excessive indulgence, but it also indicates great pleasure, joy and satisfaction, if you have the sense not to overdo. You are certainly not going to feel driven by ambition and the desire to conquer the world. You will want to sit around and take it easy or go out and buy some expensive, luxurious toy. This is certainly not the day to go shopping if saving money is your object, because you will buy them, even against your practical common sense. Perhaps your worst trouble will result from overeating. A certain aspect of this influence signifies heavy, rich, sweet foods. A bad day for diets! You also may drink to excess, leaving tomorrow for recovery. This much must be said: you will enjoy doing it, and that is not all bad.
Elliot Sadler, born 30 April 1975
Theme: For the future ** , ***
This can be a time of very successful energetic activity, if you proceed cautiously enough. You may be infected with an unjustified optimism that anything you do today will “turn to gold.” It may, but it won’t happen by luck. It will happen through intelligent planning and foresight, which are available to you under this influence if you make a conscious effort to take advantage of them. You act for the future under this influence, because you are more concerned with what can be done than with what is. Therefore this is a good time for furthering new projects. But do not overextend yourself and go beyond your resources, which is another temptation now. Also your fondness for taking risks can lead to accidents at this time, so be careful. You are not unlucky, you are just somewhat impulsive.
Kyle Busch, born 2 May 1985
Theme: Needless conflict**
Today you will display a great deal of energy in your dealings with other people. However, the problem lies in how you use that energy, for you may try to dominate others. Or you may encounter others who try to dominate you. Do not be so concerned with your own desires that your actions are out of harmony with the people around you. Do not be so willful that you actually get in the way of your own intentions. This influence can help you, because it enables you to make your mark on the people around you, so that they accept you and let you lead or help lead them. But you must be sure that you are right and that others really are willing to accept your leadership. Otherwise you will only create needless conflict that will bring you nothing. Sun Square Ascendant exact at 12:37 PM EST April 30 through May 2, 2006
Jeff Gordon, born 4 August 1971
Theme: Not at all obvious **
During this time authority figures and close relationships, especially old ones from the past, are most likely the objects of your revolt, if you feel it necessary to rebel. You will be much more easily angered than usual, because you quickly interpret everything as a threat to your ego. Above all else, you feel that you must assert your ego in your own highly individual way. And if you have been unconscious of the need for creative change in your life, you are likely to be quite explosive. Sometimes, however, the “explosions” happen to you, which is a sign from your environment that you need to break away from something, although what that is may not be at all obvious. An accident can be the sign of frustrated ego energies transmuted into destructive powers. Mars Square Uranus exact at 3:22 AM April 30, and in effect until May 3, 2006
Dale Earnhardt Jr., born 10 October 1974
Theme:A delicate equilibrium ** , ***
During this time you may try to assert your individuality in a relationship. Sometimes this occurs when you feel that you are giving too much in a relationship and getting too little. Or the situation can be the exact opposite; that is, you have been giving too little, and your partner is resentful. Any successful relationship, especially a sexual one, is a delicate balance between the needs and desires of each person as an individual ego and their desire to achieve meaning through a relationship. The equilibrium is very delicate and easily upset now. At this time the two of you have to define what you want from each other. It is sometimes necessary to be quite explicit about what you want, because whatever is left unsaid may very well be the main source of conflict between you. Mars Square Venus exact at 03:45 AM through May 3, 2006
Martin Truex JR, born 29 June 1980
Theme: Beliefs and prejudices **
You should use this time to find out exactly how you feel about every matter that comes up. It will not all be pleasant, but it should not be totally unpleasant either. Your thinking will be unusually influenced by your feelings, and your communication with others may be so colored by unconscious compulsions that you will have difficulties. It is impossible to root out every belief that makes up one’s prejudices, but you should make a start, and this is a good time to do so. Because women are so often the targets of one’s unconscious projections (no matter whether you are male or female), this influence is often associated with arguments with women. However, anyone who activates an unconscious belief or thought pattern will be a source of difficulty for you at this time. Mercury Square Moon activity period from 12:01 AM EST May 1, 2006 to 12:01AM EST May 2, 2006.
Joe Nemechek, born 26 September 1963
Theme: A delicate equilibrium ** , ***
During this time you may try to assert your individuality in a relationship. Sometimes this occurs when you feel that you are giving too much in a relationship and getting too little. Or the situation can be the exact opposite; that is, you have been giving too little, and your partner is resentful. Any successful relationship, especially a sexual one, is a delicate balance between the needs and desires of each person as an individual ego and their desire to achieve meaning through a relationship. The equilibrium is very delicate and easily upset now. At this time the two of you have to define what you want from each other. It is sometimes necessary to be quite explicit about what you want, because whatever is left unsaid may very well be the main source of conflict between you. Mars Square Venus exact at 2:45 PM EST activity period from April 30, 2006 to May 3, 2006.
Robby Gordon, born 2 January 1969
Theme: For the benefit of all
This can be a very pleasant time, although it is not very good for getting things done. You are more likely to spend time in fantasy and daydreams than in working in the everyday world. But if you are involved in any creative activity that has to develop completely inside your mind before taking physical form, this is an extremely useful influence. At its highest, it enables you to deal with people with great compassion and tenderness. In your close relationships you act for the benefit of all concerned, not only to satisfy your own needs and desires. A relationship that begins during this time has the double potential of being very spiritual or insubstantial and illusory. Time will show you whether it is a real spiritual relationship between “soul-mates” or just a delusion to that effect.
Jeff Green, born 6 September 1962
Theme: Mental effort **
Be careful how you talk to others today. Your energy level is very high, and you tend to identify your ego very closely with your ideas and opinions, so that you are quick to take offense. You have great capacity for mental effort today, but if any obstacle gets in the way of your energies, you will quickly become angry and irritable. And you are not likely to keep your irritation to yourself. There is considerable danger of arguments and disputes, particularly at home or at work. When you look back at this later, you may realize that there was nothing to argue about except egos; no real issues were at stake. But if you have to fight for your beliefs, today is the day to do it. You are sufficiently strong to carry your point of view.
Kasey Kahne, born 10 April 1980
Theme: Business communication **, ***
Valid during several weeks: Under this influence you should make plans concerning your professional life or the equivalent area of your life. Think about what you have been doing along these lines and whether or not it is working out as you want it to. If necessary, plan to make changes that will improve it for you. This is also a favorable time to talk to superiors, bosses or employers about your work and how you may advance in your job. This may or may not be a good time for actually trying to get a promotion, depending on other factors. But you can use this time to find the best way to go about getting a promotion. During this time you may also become involved with the part of your business that involves communicating with the outside world, either through advertising or through contract negotiations.
Jamie McMurray, born 3 June 1976
Theme: Something new ***
Valid during several weeks: This is a good time for any kind of study and education, because you are intellectually eager for knowledge and new experiences. You want to take a larger view of life in order to see how the various parts fit together to make up the whole. Any new and interesting phenomenon from a world outside your own is likely to attract your attention at this time. Subjects relating to foreign places, the law, philosophy or higher knowledge of any kind will engage your attention. It is possible that you may have some dealings with officials connected with the law, although you should not fear this possibility particularly. It is a good time to travel, because your curiosity makes travel very interesting to you. You are also quite open to alternative lifestyles at this time.
Kevin Harvick, born 8 December 1975
Theme: Healing conversation **
Under this influence all forms of healing and being healed are especially favored. This influence is also particularly suited for every type of operation on body and soul, whether you undertake this on another person or on yourself. With people who are close to you, you can have deep conversations about those sore points which we all have and which make us react very sensitively to some things. It would be only too human to avoid this situation for fear of the pain connected with it. But, of course, you should not do so, as healing and becoming whole demand certain preconditions which are not readily to be found, but which are, during this time, especially favored.
Denny Hamlin, born 18 November 1980
Theme: Power play **
This is a good day for getting to the bottom of any problem, either in a relationship or in some other encounter between you and another person. Or you may become involved in an intellectual conflict of wills with another person. Someone may try very hard today to convince you of some truth that you would rather not accept, or you may do this to someone else. It can go either way. Be very careful about these attempts to persuade, because they can become the basis of a very subversive, smoldering conflict between you and another person. It may be hard to bring such a confrontation out into the open where the two of you can air your grievances. And it may be that there aren’t any real grievances at all, but that one of you is trying to pull off a naked power play. Mercury Opposition Pluto exact at 08:24 AM activity period from April 30 to May 2, 2006.
Michael Waltrip, born 30 April 1963
Theme: Hidden tensions **
This can be a rather tense time, but it also has the potential for much stimulation. If you have been bottling up pressures from your job, your home, your family or any other sources, they will become very difficult to bear now, especially if you have not been willing to face them in the recent past. Your conscious actions may be impulsive and ill-thought-out today, as your emotions come into conflict with your conscious will. When this happens, you should try to find out whether you have been avoiding a problem that has brought about this situation. Days like this may be annoying, but they do bring hidden tensions out into the open. However, it might not be a bad idea to let the dust settle first. But this time is not necessarily so difficult, depending on how well you have been handling your emotions. Sun Square Moon exact at 09:43 AM activity period from April 30 to May 2, 2006.
Kyle Petty, born 2 June 1960
Teme: High demands **
This is an excellent time for working with others in a team effort, as long as you are a leader within the team or are given a lot of independent initiative. It is also important that the people you work with are energetic and can do their share of the work. You would be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than yourself. With respect to your immediate environment, you are likely to feel more self-assertive than usual. This can be a good time for telling people how you feel about anything, for you are not willing to let others get away with intruding on your rights. Usually the energy of this influence is mellow enough that you can make yourself clear without causing a fight. In fact, people will probably respect you for your honesty.Mars Sextile Ascendant exact at 6:20 PM ESTactivity period from April 30 o May 3, 2006.
Bobby Labonte, born 8 May 1964
Theme: Strong will **, ***
This is a day when you should put all of your attention and energy into getting ahead and attaining your ambitions. More than any other influence, this one signifies ego expression and expressing your will. You are inclined to be more strong-willed than usual today, to the point that you may not make compromises even when you should. Pursue your own objectives, but don’t be so willful that you alienate others unnecessarily. In your dealings with superiors, this influence has a double-sided significance. You may alienate your them because they see your actions as a threat to themselves, or you may win their regard and support. It all depends upon your relationship with them and your attitude toward authority figures in general; either way, you will have extensive dealings with people in power.
David Stremme, born 19 June 1977
Theme: Self-confidence ***
You will feel energetic and vigorous during this time. Your physical health will be quite good, and you should seek activities that will give this energy an outlet. Sitting around will not have any particular bad effects, but you would be wasting a valuable opportunity. You will probably enjoy whatever work you do because it makes you feel so alive. If you have to be personally effective in an activity, such as business or negotiations with others, you will be able to achieve the desired results now. This influence gives you the necessary self-confidence to influence others and make a positive impression. It is also favorable for traveling and expressing yourself through new experiences and new encounters. You are intellectually restless, and you want to do something different.
Casey Mears, born 12 March 1978
Theme: Touchy and irritable **
This influence can be quite difficult. You are inclined to feel touchy and irritable and to regard almost any communication from another person as a challenge. And you will make this attitude so clear to people that they may even tread lightly around you for fear of setting you off. Anyone who crosses you will be told off in no uncertain terms. The worst way to handle this influence, but what you are most likely to do, is to identify your own ego with what you believe or think. This will make you act as if your very life were threatened, which of course it is not. If you have to fight for your beliefs, this influence can be a help, but don’t look for a battle or create an issue where none exists. Mercury Square Mars exact at 3:53 AM EST activity period from April 30 to May 2, 2006.
Kenny Wallace, born 23 August 1963
Theme: Transformative energies ***
This influence signifies that you need very intense and powerful experiences today so that you can learn everything possible about the inner workings of the world in general and your life in particular. This is an excellent day for taking up any kind of investigation or study. Look within yourself to determine what motivates you, what you are seeking in life and what changes you should make so that your life will run more smoothly. The transformative energies in your life now allow you to make changes rather easily and to derive great satisfaction from making them. In your contacts with others you can, if you choose, express yourself forcefully and with considerable impact. This is a good time to make an impression on someone, if you need to, but do not use this energy for ruthless or selfish purposes. Sun Trine Pluto exact at 9:13 PM activity period from April 30 to 3 May 2006.
J.J. Yeley, born 5 October 1976
Theme: Sudden moves
Weak, transient effect: Tonight you are likely to crave emotional excitement, something that departs from the routine of your daily life. You are likely to seek out people who are different from those you usually meet. You might spend the day or evening in very different surroundings. And while you may feel a bit impulsive, these impulses make you feel more alive rather than inclined to act rashly or stupidly. On a more quiet level, you may use this energy to make needed changes in your immediate personal life or your domestic environment. While others may seem startled by your apparently sudden moves, these changes should be constructive, and the people in your life will accept them. If you have to deal with groups of people or with the general public, you will advocate change and new policies.
Jeff Burton, born 29 June 1967
Theme: Harmonious cooperation ***
Valid during several weeks: This is one of the best influences for all relationships: love affairs, relationships with partners, with coworkers, even with enemies. Ego forces are so in tune at this time that you can create the proper balance between yourself and everyone you meet. In your marriage or other love relationship, you will be able to express affection easily and make your feelings clear to your partner. In other partnerships, including professional ones, you are able to understand the needs of your partner so that you can arrive at maximum understanding and work together harmoniously. Be careful not to let your amiability prevent you from standing up for your own rights. You need not worry about alienating your partner, because you will be able to make it clear that you are working for your mutual benefit.
Ken Shrader, born 29 May 1955
Theme: Under the carpet**
This influence is normally quite easy, indicating a day of light and pleasant thoughts and social interaction. You will avoid serious topics of conversation or any that might produce conflicts. This is not a good day to negotiate any difficult or contentious matters, because you are more concerned with keeping peace than with making a favorable arrangement. Real problems that you might sweep under the carpet now can emerge and cause trouble later. Since other difficult influences coincide with this one, it can indicate disputes and arguments with loved ones. Venus Square Mercury exact at 6:39 AM EST activity period from April 30 to May 2, 2006.
Brian Vickers, born 24 October 1983
Theme: Fun and joy
Valid during several weeks: During this time, you feel most free to express yourself and to be yourself. Your primary drive is to do what you want and as much as possible to set your own priorities. You are not especially interested in dominating others, although you may be capable of it at this time, but you will vigorously oppose anyone who tries to prevent you from doing what you want to do. Your attitude toward your relationships is much lighter at this time, almost as if you saw your relationships as a stage upon which you can perform. At any rate, you favor more than usual the relationships that are fun. This is the time to be yourself, but it also is the time to become conscious of who you are. It is one thing to be yourself; it is another to know yourself. You can use this time for both.
So , again we shall see…
As Above, so below…