I love to have fun and one of the many things that I like to do is gamble! To think you could actually increase your odds of winning by using astrology as a tool! I first stumbled upon using this method of astrology to place bets on horses in a book I read about 15 years ago called “A Time for Astrology” by Jess Stearn. What a great book! I loved this book so much that I read it about 3 times. There was one part in the book about a man named Llewellyn George who mapped horse races with success. Of course I was immediately intrigued! What a concept! It made sense to me because from what I have learned about astrology over the years, not only are people born but things/events are also born. You can cast a chart for any event at all so why not a horse race? I had to try this, afterall, I had visions of $$$ dancing in my head!
I knew nothing of horse racing, I think I may have been to the track once as a kid. No worries, I went to the Monmouth Park Race Track and bought myself a racing form to look up all of the races. Lo and behold in the racing form they had listed the time of day for each race! So….. the “time” of the race actually represents the “birth” of that race and from there a chart can be cast – sheer genious! Each race was about 20-30 minutes apart so that was easy enough, I would make as many charts as there were races for that day and look at each chart/race separately. Ok, so now I knew how to chart the “birth” of each race, how was I going to pick the winning horses?
Well the first and most obvious place to start would be with your own chart. First determine if it’s a good day to gamble – if your own chart is favorable for a day of gambling then why not try it out? If it’s a good day for gambling, go ahead and do your race charts.
The ascendant of the race chart will describe the race itself and it will be the ascendant and the moon that will change the most throughout the day, the rest of the chart will not change that much. For each chart, find the strongest aspects, choose only the ones closest in degree, these are factors in determining the winner of the race. Ideally, planets making the closest aspects from angular houses should always be considered first. The aspects that the moon is making at the time of the race is another factor. Are any of these angular planets aspecting the ascendant or the ruler of the ascendant? You only want to choose 2-3 of the strongest closest aspects in the chart.
For instance, with Llewellyn’s race at Del Mar, the Sun was Square Uranus indicating an “upset” of some sort. The Moon was also sextile Venus within one hour of the race which suggests amorous connotations in the winner’s name. Mars was sitting on the descendant toward a trine aspect to Jupiter in the 10th house which implied a longshot winner would have both Venusian and Martian characteristics in his name. After checking the racing form, “Love’s Arrow” fit the description of what was going on in this chart. Love’s Arrow ran to win with the least effort despite the high odds.
The chart below represents the 10th race at Monmouth Park, Eatontown-NJ on August 3, 2008 at 5pm, the annual Million Dollar “Haskell Invitational”. The horse named “Big Brown” was the favorite for this race running with odds of 1:2, a long shot by no means, everyone expected Big Brown to win. Let’s take a look at the chart for this race. For learning purposes this is an easy one so that you can best get the idea of how this works. The names of the horses and their colors for this race were as follows:
#2 – Cool Coal Man – Pinkish Purple and Yellow
#3 – Alaazo – Light Blue and Yellow with Yellow and Light Blue Dots
#4 – Big Brown – A red, white and blue ensemble resembling the American Flag
#5 – Nistle’s Crunch – Black with Yellow Stripes
#6.1 – Coal Play – Pinkish Purple with Yellow Stripes
#6 – Attoned – Green with Yellow Dots and Green Stripes
#7 – Magical Forest – Black with Pink Dots
The first place we will look is at the ascendant which is in Sagittarius and ruled by Jupiter. Pluto is sitting there at 28* degrees getting ready to leave the sign in the first angular house and Jupiter is sitting in the first angular house as well! When we think of Sagittarius and Jupiter we think of big things, Jupiter is expansive and known as the Greater Benefic, “Big Happy Fatso”. Next, what is the moon doing? The moon is at 13* degrees of Virgo (an earth sign) and is trining Jupiter (the ruler of the first) at 14* degrees which is the closest aspect in the chart and the strongest. We have the ascendant Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter, Jupiter in the first house angular and trine the Moon in an earth sign. The winner of this race will have a name that is HUGE in some way and EARTHY in some way. “Big Brown” fits this bill perfectly right? After all, dirt is brown isn’t it? We also have Mars (the fighter) in Virgo trining Jupiter to give this confirmation more strength – ain’t nobody gonna mess with “Big Brown”. Big Brown is the pick for this race but hold on, “Coal Play” ran in second place and “Cool Coal Man” came in third. This is interesting because “Coal” is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock and also represents an earthy element. So why do you think that Big Brown won over the other two horses? Sounds strange, but the sole fact that he has the word “BIG” in his name best describes the ascendant Jupiter! What a nice tri-fecta this would have been!
If you look at the rest of the names in the lineup you will see that none of them resemble anything Big or Earthy and the only two horses who ran close second and third both had the word “Coal” in their names! Magical Forest had to be ruled out completely because there is nothing “Magical” about Sagittarius or Virgo even though a “Forest” is an earthly thing. If Neptune were involved somehow, Magical Forest would have become a consideration.
I have been quite lucky at the track using this method. My biggest win to date was $300 on a single race with a $50 bet, the chart was too clear to pass this up, I was convinced of the winner in that case and I turned out to be right. It was a great day not only for the money but because the formula was working.
If you are interested in my help to pick races, please contact me @ janetcanedo@Hotmail.com