Bruce Bochy was born under the inspirational fire sign Aries
on April 16th 1955, in France, while his father was stationed
in the military. Bruce's Aries qualities include independence,
boldness, and enthusiasm. Aries heralds the beginning of spring
and symbolizes action and initiative. With all that burning energy,
Aries tend towards impulsiveness and impatience. But true Aries
confidence also gives rise to great daring and courage.
Energetic, forceful, and outgoing, Bruce personifies the headstrong
pioneer. Aries is the sign of the warrior, embodying free will,
fear of constraint, and dislike for authority. A born leader,
his natural vitality stirs others to rally in support. His sense
of purpose and dedication positively inspires players. There's
almost a magical property in the way Bochy transforms others
by his presence alone. In the past six seasons as manager, he
has guided the Padres to a .508 record. The San Diego Padres,
by the way, are also Aries, established April 8, 1969. Collectively
they embody that fiery, competitive spirit.
Assertive and powerful, with persuasive leadership qualities,
Bruce is definitely in the right profession. He'll dig his heels
in if anyone tries to stop him! Ruled by Mars, Aries are athletic
and have an enormous need to be in charge. His assertive drive,
stamina, and commitment generate an aura of intense inner strength.
The manager with the most wins in Padres history, he's at his
best fulfilling roles that earn recognition and admiration. Hardworking,
demanding, and self-critical, Bochy is a taskmaster who expects
equal effort from others. Curiously, Bruce is the only Padres
manager to have also played for the club. He's a heroic competitor
and tireless worker who doesn't like to lose. A great sense of
loyalty marks Bruce's 20th consecutive season with the Padres
organization in 2002.
Beyond bravado, Bruce has another equally captivating side
to his personality-an inherent spirituality that evokes subtle
response to life's undercurrents. Open to inner states of consciousness,
he can easily withdraw into a private world. Imaginative and
visionary, Bruce is an idealist who values the softer side of
his nature, and perhaps directs talent into creative pursuits.
Here's a real dynamo who needs periods of calm, seclusion, and
rest to recharge.
Aries is the sign of the Ram and rules the head. It's amusing
to note that Bruce's larger than normal hat size created some
challenges in his early baseball career. While briefly with the
Mets, they couldn't find a helmet that fit, so he had to wait
until one was rushed up from Tidewater, the Mets farm club!
Dependable and disciplined, he has the knack for forming fruitful
business partnerships. A resourceful and determined worker, he
possesses an easy blend of enthusiasm and self-control. He speaks
frankly and to the point. With serious Capricorn rising, look
for his pragmatism and ambition to shine through in all he does.
Bruce also has a rebellious side, adding an eccentric, strong-willed
flavor to his personality. An unpredictable non-conformist with
tremendous powers of regeneration, this determined, combative
powerhouse proves time and again, there's nothing stopping him
from getting the job done! With a gift for speaking on behalf
of those less powerful, he feels social injustice acutely, and
is sympathetic to the underdog.
Bruce has Mars in Gemini, which characterizes the overactive,
busy bees of the zodiac. He can get bogged down in unfinished
business. A glib communicator, who may be a better talker than
listener, Bochy holds his own (and then some) in arguments. Umpires
beware! While he can be quarrelsome and opinionated, these qualities
morph into useful traits when going face-to-face with adversaries.
He boasts a sharp tongue and ready wit. According to The Sporting
News, Bochy is an avid card player with a quick mind who excels
at baseball computing. Fearless and shrewd, his driving ambition
feeds a thirst for power, ideally played out on the baseball
An accomplished manager, whose paid his dues as a major league
reserve catcher, minor league manager and third base coach, he
has a talent for engaging the public. Bruce was named National
League Manager of the Year in 1996, the first such honor given
to a Padres manager. Several Padres have blossomed under Bochy's
expert leadership, including Phil Nevin, Ryan Klesko and Trevor
Hoffman. Outspoken and determined to go far, this June and July
will be an especially favorable time to watch as Bruce Bochy
ushers in a whole new cycle of personal growth and professional
Andrea Mallis is an astrologer, avid baseball fan and creator
of Virgo in Service Astrological Consulting. She can be contacted
at 510-874-4911, firstname.lastname@example.org