By Adam Duerson
Sports astrologer Andrea Mallis
What's in the stars for Adrian Peterson? What spooky future awaits the
hard-to-handle Chris Paul? On the eve of Halloween, certified sports
astrologer Andrea Mallis ran readings for a cosmic look at six NCAA movers
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, Duke basketball coach
BORN: Feb. 13,
READING: "Aquariuses can be very stubborn, which
may explain why he passed on the Lakers job. I ran his forecast through
March, and it's kind of a mixed bag: December looks quite strong
[Valparaiso, Toledo], but in January and February [ACC time!], things
really shift and he'll experience a rough Neptune aspect, meaning his
confidence will decrease and he may lose determination and persistence.
Oddly, after March things will pick up."
BOTTOM LINE: ACC play
will be tough, and this just may be the year he says bye-bye to Duke.
MATT LEINART, USC quarterback
BORN: May 11, 1983
(Santa Ana, Calif.)
READING: "Tauruses are stable and reliable
but can be possessive and jealous, which may have conflicted with
ex-girlfriend Veronica Kay, who is a Sagittarius. She appreciates her
freedom. I'm not surprised they didn't work out; those aren't usually
compatible signs. In terms of football, his career is looking very strong.
He has a positive physical energy aspect to his Mars now through the end
of this year -- just about Heisman time. Matt's chart looks a little
stronger than Reggie Bush's in terms of being victorious in competitive
events and being resilient under pressure."
"Leinart-Bush in 2004" will soon become a Leinart solo act.
ADRIAN PETERSON, Oklahoma running back
21, 1985 (Palestine, Texas)
READING: "He was born on the first
day of Aries, and his chart says his December should be a favorable period
for recognition of one's performance. However, I see that in the last
couple weeks of December he may be too optimistic and overexaggerate. I
see an excellent aspect for all-around success in 2005, including
favorable financial dealings. He may receive gifts, beautiful objects and
BOTTOM LINE: An early exit from Oklahoma? Gifts are
NCAA no-nos, unless that gift is a trophy, perhaps?
DICK VITALE, ABC/ESPN analyst
BORN: June 9, 1939
(East Rutherford, N.J.)
READING: "Dick, a Gemini, has been in a
cycle of mental tension that occurs once every 248 years. It started in
February 2003 and will go into February 2005. In this cycle he
has to be aware of embracing fanatical ideas [Michigan State No. 6?] and
behaving self-righteously [Duke obsession!]. His intuition should clear
up, and 2005 looks much better."
BOTTOM LINE: Don't put much
stake in Dickie V's preseason Top 30, but heed his words come
CHRIS PAUL, Wake Forest point guard
BORN: May 6, 1985
READING: "I just want to tell Chris, 'Run
for the hills!' He'll be in a low-energy cycle in January and February and
will become sensitive, vulnerable and moody. His confidence will weaken,
and he'll blow his failures out of proportion. Life will seem unfair. I
think he'll be very prone to a sophomore slump. At the same time, if
there's one sign that's drawn toward financial security, it's Taurus. If
there are lucrative contracts to be had, Chris might be very tempted."
BOTTOM LINE: Scratch the Deacons from the No. 1 spot, and
don't even think about 2006 yet.
CANDACE PARKER, Tennessee forward
BORN: April 19,
1986 (St. Louis)
READING: "Being an Aries, she's very
competitive and won't want to wait out her recovery from knee surgery.
She's also having a Saturn transit, which moves the bones, knees, teeth
and joints. The cycle runs from October through November, and then again
in June and July 2005, which might mean another injury-prone period. It's
also interesting that she plays for Pat Summitt, who is a Gemini. Pluto
opposes the sun right now, and when that happens -- once in a lifetime --
these Geminis are really fired up. It's not a very patient time, and these
people are obsessed. Let's hope Coach lets this poor girl heal."
BOTTOM LINE: Most-hyped freshman hoopster in recent memory
needs to take some "Candace time."
Issue date: October 28, 2004