Catalanatto planetary profile:
Born April 27, 1974 under the earth sign of Taurus, Frank
is one determined baseball player! A steadfast and patient soul,
capable of tremendous dedication, endurance, and constancy, his
ability to follow through and stick with things is one of Taurus's
Variety is the spice of life, and to that end Frank has played
the outfield, all the bases, as well as designated hitter. In
an effort to get Frank's instrumental bat in the line-up, his
tremendous versatility is one of his greatest gifts, rivaled
perhaps only by A's utility man Randy Velarde. A disciplined
left-handed hitter, he grew up a New York Yankee fan admiring
American League Batting Champion Don Mattingly's victorious style.
Once his mind is set, he pursues his goals tenaciously until
they are completed, a strong Taurus characteristic. As Taurus
the bull can be stubborn, Frank cleverly works that to his advantage,
resisting any attempts to sway him from his ultimate purpose.
Possessing a very practical nature, which needs to see concrete
tangible results for his efforts, material achievements and security
factor heavily into decision making for the "Cat."
Sensing what might motivate Taurus to excel, Franks' new contract
has a clause stating additional money can be made in performance
bonuses. What a perfect incentive for financially conscious Taurus--look
for him to make good on that this year!
Productive and steady with over 400 at bats, expect Frank
to hit at least .300 with 100 runs scored this season. If stability
and reliability are the hallmarks of Taurus energy, then persistence
is certainly its middle name. Yet Frank also throws in a refreshing
measure of adaptability increasing his value to the club. Remarkably
dependable, especially when coming straight off the bench-- the
cool, calm and collected "little Cat" went 10 for 28
as a pinch hitter last season, the 4th best average in the AL.
Mars (the planet of energy and assertion) is a crucial planet
in an athlete's chart. Frank's strong Mars imparts active, go-getter
energy. He has so much energy, that he can accomplish enough
for two people, often times making punishing demands on himself.
Great accomplishments are in store, as he does not waste his
energy on unproductive efforts. Courage, determination, and self-driving
ambition morph into a dazzling formula for success. Relishing
competition, his initiative and self-confidence makes him a fan
favorite. He has big aspirations, and strength of mind, will
and body to carry his dreams forward. His self-confidence and
inner harmony attracts success and benefits to him in an almost
magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also wins him
many allies and successes in life.
Not one to rest on his laurels, he's very serious about reaching
his goals, feeling he must keep his nose to the grindstone. Hard
work, persistent effort, and concentration upon a single objective
are the ways he achieves his aims in life. Capable of exercising
great self-control in order to accomplish what he desires, he
meets obstacles stoically and will struggle patiently through
challenging circumstances. He may expect far too much of himself
and others, placing faith in the power of endurance coupled with
a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles. Maintaining
a powerful will, when he wants something, he pursues it passionately
and relentlessly until achieved. In fact, he may be so driven
by desire that he loses all objectivity, resulting in power struggles
due to unwavering single-mindedness.
Blessed with enormous energy reserves, deliberate and steady
really does win the race as Taurus proves time and again. Capable
of extraordinary effort and great achievement, Frank also has
a softer side as well. Intuitive and emotional, he has the ability
to empathize, identifying with others plight. Nurturing, protective
and unusually impressionable, it's important to schedule some
time to escape from the harsh competitiveness of the baseball
world. Traveling is good for him, as is time spent with his family.
Music and art can provide creative releases. Simple and easy
to please, with a strong desire for stability, security and peace-look
for food, family and feelings to be high up on Frank's list.
The natural world also provides a very healing retreat for soothing
Giving new meaning to the word "'utility player",
earnest Taurus prefer to make themselves indispensable in an
unassuming manner. Promised to be the team's leadoff hitter (save
for some lefty pitching) Frank should set the table admirably
this season. Last year he led the majors with a .398 on base
percentage batting in the leadoff spot, was 5th in the American
League in batting average (.330), which was the 5th highest for
the Rangers ever. He also held the Rangers longest hitting streak
last year, hitting safely in 13 games. He's a marvel at getting
on base, stealing 15 bags, and led the Rangers with 5 triples
in 2001. A homebody at heart, with three planets in Cancer, he's
naturally very comfortable in the hitter's Ballpark at Arlington-he's
even 4th in the American League in batting average playing in
home games. This season with Frank emerging as a full time player,
look for a triumphant season. Career advancements are in the
making, his inner resources vast. There's an inner confidence
to succeed and the self-discipline and determination in which
to do so---energies Frank is already familiar with. Indeed, 2002
should be the Cat's year to meow!
Andrea Mallis is an avid baseball fan and the creator of Virgo
in Service Astrological Consulting. Residing in Berkeley, California,
she can be contacted at 510-874-4911, firstname.lastname@example.org