Yaya Toure – Birthday Greetings from Saturn

It’s happened to all of us at sometime or another. We get a measly 200k a week for 90 minutes work, and an all expenses paid 5 star holiday in Dubai, only for the bastard we work for to forget to sing happy birthday to us. And you make one little complaint about this outrageous state of affairs and the whole world comes down on you like a ton of bricks.

Of course there’s nothing the average footie fan likes better than to vent their spleen against the overpaid dilettantes that occasionally kick a pigs bladder around, whilst conveniently forgetting the fact that we are the ones paying. All we have to do is withdraw our obsessive attention and those bulging wage packets disappear overnight.

What fans really want is for the most obscenely over rewarded players to be doing it for their club. They just don’t want to be reminded of the absurdity of it.

The Yaya Toure story broke during that tricky time between the end of the season and the beginning of the World Cup stuff, and so was like manna from heaven for all those empty back pages. But the timing of it was much more significant than that as it coincided with an important Full Moon.

The real reason that we enjoy our birthdays so much is because the Sun returns to the position it held in the Zodiac when we were born,so confirming our status as an important speck of dust in the overall scheme of things.

The trouble with having a Full Moon on your birthday is that whilst the Sun is busy reinforcing your sense of worth and uniqueness, the Moon is equally busy trying to undermine it in the opposite direction. So you might be out enjoying yourself and having a great time, entirely unaware that there are forces at work that are hellbent on ruining your evening.

One client of Capricorn Research is a student who shares a birthday with Toure. She had just finished her exams and naturally was out on a double celebration when she grasped rather enthusiastically at a wine glass, only for the glass to shatter and take the top of her finger off. All rather bloody and painful but obviously not as bad as someone not singing happy birthday.

The Full Moon from Taurus to Scorpio is always one if the most potent in the year. The reason for this is that if you have the Sun in Taurus you have learnt to expect a certain level of material and emotional security. The Moon in Scorpio is all about hidden, dark unconscious forces and when it opposes the Sun, these forces emerge to undermine and disrupt the Taurean certainties in life.

The good thing about these Full Moon disruptions is that they don’t generally last for more than a couple of days. The particular difficulty this year however, is that anyone with a birthday around May 10th to the 15th is currently experiencing Saturn opposite their Sun.

This is far more of a problem as it means that anything you try to do will be thwarted and it will rebound on you.

If Toure wanted an example of this transit at work he need only look across town to ex United manager David Moyes’ experience during last summer’s transfer window.

You might try with all your worth to nab Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Ander Herrera, Leighton Baines and even Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo only to end up with Marouane Fellaini. And not only do you have to suffer the frustration of not getting your targets in, the whole world dismisses you as a complete idiot just for good measure.

But looking back to last summer, Moyes probably thought it was mostly Ed Woodward’s fault and would not have much of an impact on his season. What he didn’t know at the time was that Saturn would move on from his Sun to throw difficult aspects to his Moon and Mars as well. And we all know what happened next.

Yaya Toure has exactly the same thing going on.

Yaya Toure

Toure has a conjunction between the Sun, Moon and Mars in late Taurus and early Gemini. Now this is an excellent combination for a footballer. Taureans tend to have a practical solidity to the game and Gemini has a lightness and ease of movement, so the words ” surprisingly agile for a big man ” come to mind.

The coming together of these three create someone with exceptional athleticism and skill, but it also means that they will feel transits more intensively because each planet will affect all three at more or less the same time.

It looks like it will last through to the Autumn of 2015, depending on the time of day he was born. At the moment Saturn is moving backwards away from Toure’s Sun so it may well be that this issue is brushed under the carpet for the time being. City fans fearing that Toure’s agitating for an exit should be pleased to know that Saturn doesn’t come back to trouble him until after the transfer window has closed, but from then on it is going to be a difficult few months for the Ivorian.

Saturn doesn’t normally feature during transfers unless its an obvious demotion or downsizing. More likely is an Autumn of discontent perhaps coupled with injury or loss of form.

It may well be that the whole ” its my party and I’ll cry if I want to ” thing was just a ruse to get a better contract, certainly not beyond the agenda of a Taurean with a Saturn transit.

But where does this all leave City ? They have enough trouble trying to limit themselves to 21 obscenely overpaid superstars rather than the customary 25, and it looks as if they might have to promote some of their under 14s to find any of an English born quota.

Meanwhile their top performer has been agitating for something whilst talking up his dream to finish his career in Barcelona, despite a vague memory of him not being very complimentary when he left the Nou Camp.

He is also 31, which as we’ve been told all season is getting on a bit for a box to box powerhouse like Steven Gerrard. Its hard to imagine that he would command a massive fee at that age, but if Barcelona do happen to be looking for a centre back partner for Javier Mascherano and come round waving a large wad in Toure’s direction this summer, Capricorn Research would urge City to take it.

But then if he did get his so called dream return to Spain this summer, Saturn would go with him so he would have to find something else to moan about.



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