Earlier in the week the Spanish club Barcelona defeated the German club Bayer Leverkusen seven-one. That’s a huge score-line, suggesting that the losing club was completely outclassed.
You then look at the goal scorers, and how many minutes into the game the goals were scored. The seven Barcelona goals went as follows:
25 minutes Lionel Messi
42 minutes Lionel Messi
49 minutes Lionel Messi
55 minutes Cristian Tello
58 minutes Lionel Messi
62 minutes Cristian Tello
84 minutes Lionel Messi
So Lionel Messi scored five goals in a top-flight European football game. This is really exceptional, even for the world player of the year.
Lionel Messi, who is Argentinian, was born on June 24 1987, making him a Cancerian, with the Sun, Mercury and Mars in this sign. However he has the Moon in Gemini, and also Venus and the Ascendant. So he’s a person who has the traits of both Gemini and Cancer, and this can make for a great football player.
Cancer is a sign that is sensitive and loyal, and these are crucial qualities. If you’re playing football, you need a sensitivity to what’s happening on the pitch. Being sensitive to where the ball’s going, but also to the other players. Cancer has a feel for what they’re thinking and planning, and it can often anticipate their next move.
Loyalty is also important. Cancerians tend to be very loyal to the members of their group – whether it’s their family, their workmates or their team. A Cancerian who is functioning properly will be an amazing team-player, who’ll stick with his team-mates through thick and thin.
However some Cancerians can become set in their ways. They can get used to a particular style, and a particular set-up, and their resistance to change can limit their progress. This is not a problem for Lionel Messi, because of his Gemini planets, including the Ascendant.
Gemini is a versatile sign, that can effortlessly move from one situation to another. It also gives a raw intelligence, that’s a good contrast to the Cancerian sensitivity.
From a material point of view Lionel Messi obviously doesn’t have any problems, and he’s worth millions and millions of dollars. However he has to be careful in relationships. In his horoscope he has a very close 180-degree aspect between Venus, the planet of love, and Saturn, the planet of limitation.
If he’s not careful, his romantic and married life could be disappointing, perhaps because he chooses the wrong person. Also, some people with Venus-Saturn aspects find it difficult to be open about their real feelings, especially if they’re Cancerians. Furthermore, he might have unrealistic expectations about his partner.
So if I was advising him, I would suggest that he approaches romance with his eyes wide open, and that he needs to be realistic about his own and his partner’s faults. That way he can find real happiness.
Of course none of this detracts from his amazing achievement against Bayer Leverkusen!
Copyright © 2012 Archie Dunlop