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Letter: Chinese astrology and the Super Bowl

I have chosen to analyze some data regarding Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, the two quarterbacks who will be competing against each other in the Super Bowl. I figure that the quarterback is the glue of each team and the most influential in determining the outcome of the game.

I will be examining them using Chinese astrology, numerology and hand analysis.

These two quarterbacks actually have quite a bit in common. Manning was born March 24, 1976. He therefore is an Aries Fire Dragon born on a yin wood day. Wilson was born on Nov. 29, 1988. He is a Sagittarius Earth Dragon born on a yang earth day. Two dragons and two fire signs with some subtle differences. Let’s take a look at the variations.

We welcomed the year of the Wood Horse at the new moon Friday. The Super Bowl will be on Feb. 2, a dragon day in this new year. How interesting that these two dragons will be battling on their home day, but the wood destroys earth in the five-element calculations. This is unfavorable for Wilson, who has yang earth for his day pillar, but neutral for Manning.

Next, let’s take a look at their numerology. Manning has a destiny number of 22/4. This represents the master builder, creating a tangible winning team. His birth path is 5, so he’s working on dealing with change, excitement and chaos. Wilson’s destiny number is 11/2. This represents the spiritual teacher, working toward a higher consciousness and togetherness. This can also represent great teamwork. Both can inspire their teams to be better. Wilson’s birth path is 3; he’s working on bringing in more creativity and fun into this life. From a football perspective, Manning may get stuck in plays and become nervous, while Wilson may have trouble with organization and follow-through.

What about New Jersey as the location of the big event? It’s in the northeast part of the United States. This definitely favors Manning even though he may get stuck working in the cold. His lucky directions include the northeast, whereas this is an unfavorable direction for Wilson.

Next, let’s examine each person’s hands. You may be wondering what hand analysis has to do with success — the answer is plenty. Your hands are an extension of your brain, and success indicators are located all over them.

Manning has an Earth-hand shape with short fingers and a square palm. He also has a long little finger and long ring finger. This combination represents someone who is very intelligent but with no extra fluff. The earthiness brings in his physical ability, especially combined with the long ring finger. It’s natural athletic ability plus an intelligence that can draw sound conclusions with a clear picture of the whole. This is also confirmed by his prominent, low-set thumb. His bent middle finger does show that he worries about his decision-making and it stresses him out. His middle phalanges are large, showing his action orientation, ambition, creativity and organization. He strives for quality in everything. He’s definitely not patient, especially with himself, but I think this only pushes him harder when things aren’t going his way.

What about Wilson? His hands have quite a few similarities to Manning’s, which is not surprising given that they both have the same profession. Wilson is also earthy, and he has a very straight lifeline. This is an indication of huge ambition. He’s also got a large leadership zone in his index finger. But he has a rather large challenge on his little finger, which is bent on his right hand. The little finger relates to communication in all of its forms; this includes physical, practical and mental. Any time a finger bends, it is essentially weakening. In this case, Wilson has some trust issues, and this could be problematic if he questions a play. He may even begin to doubt himself sometimes. Plus, Manning has more experience, which should make him more able to handle the complexities of the game.

Of course, many other factors are at play that are outside this analysis. The rest of the team has to do its part, and the referees also need to be fair. But I’m putting my money on the Broncos, a horse team in a galloping horse year. What could be better than that?

Cindy Solano

Basalt


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