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Olympic Games at Athens

The Olympics 2004 ::

On Friday, the 13th August 2004, the Olympic Games began, returning to the country of Greece and city Athens, its initial birthplace after a gap of 108 years. The gap of 108 years when interpreted numerologically corresponds to the number 9 meaning totality or completion. The date 08-13-2004 also adds up to another 9. What a mere coincidence and mind it there is the likelihood of a drastic action-packed scenario.

The Olympics this year are held during the Mercury retrograde period. Therefore the outcome of the Olympics in general and with the athletes in particular will be totally unexpected and dramatic. During a Mercury retrograde, the planet supposedly goes backwards in orbit and this indicates the possibility or accidents, errors and doping news.

During the entire course of this Olympics, Mars opposes Uranus. In sport, the Uranus-Mars combination typically corresponds to upsets and record-breaking feats. Mars stands for a fierce and rash temperamental fight which is clearly needed for such sporty fight. But Uranus' overturning ability might turn the tables on the expected medal-winners. The Uranus-Mars opposition corresponds to a number of surprising upsets and defeats. There is the probability that competitors from small nations could upset the favored large nation teams and individuals in most of the events.

Olympics- On a 13th Friday?

The Western world and a significant chunk of the world population suspect bad things will happen whenever the 13th day of a month occurs on a Friday. Like many human beliefs, the fear of Friday the 13th known as "Paraskevidekatriaphobia" isn't exactly grounded in scientific logic and neither has any astrological significance.

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The fear of Friday the 13th stems from the fear of the number 13 and the fear of Fridays. Both fears have deep roots in the Western culture and most notable among the Christian populace. Thirteen is significant to Christians because it is the number of people who were present at the Last Supper (Jesus and his 12 apostles). Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th member of the party to join.

The number 13 could also have been considered Pagan because there are 13 months in the pagan lunar calendar. On a Friday, 13th July the Olympic committee, assembled in Moscow and chose Beijing as the venue for the 2008 Olympic Games. This announcement came just hours after Jupiter, the most benefic planet in the solar system moved into Cancer. This seems to be a good omen eclipsing the superstition behind the number 13 and the day of Friday.

In the Roman calendar, Friday was devoted to Venus, the goddess of love. Venus represents the Olympic games and the athletes involved. Hence the fear of a 13th Friday can be expelled.

Olympics - Relevance to Astrology

The Olympic wreath - The wreath is made of olive leaves. It is the one offered to the medal winners of each event. The olive branch/wreath represents peace, a most important need for the current world trends.

The Olympic symbol - the Olympic symbol is five interwined circles rereprsenting the five continents of this universe of ours. These circles also symbolize Venus the morning and evening star which traces a perfect pentacle across the sky every eight years., Venus is the symbol of perfection and beauty, and rules athletic bodies. As a tribute to Venus, the Greeks used the 8 year cycle to organize their Olympic Games. The four-year schedule of the Olympics follow the Venus's half-cycle. The five pointed star of Venus became the official Olympic seal but later the five points were exchanged for five intersecting rings to reflect the spirit of inclusion and harmony within the games and also the five continents.

Olympics - the history behind

The first Olympics were held in 776 BC. Every four years thereafter, until their cancellation by the Roman government in 393 AD, the Olympics were held in Greece. 1,593 years later in 1896 the Olympic Games were resumed. Winners in the ancient games did not receive any gold or silver medals. Instead they were presented with olive branches and praise by poets and philosophers. Also poets, artists, historians, and orators along with athletes, demonstrated their myriad skills they possessed.

The chart for the first Olympics shows a retrograde Mars conjoining Uranus and opposing Pluto, resulting in a fierce competition. The Olympics were revived on the 6th April 1896 in Athens. This took place with during a grand trine involving Venus exalted in Pisces, Jupiter exalted in Cancer, and Uranus/Saturn in Scorpio. The position of Venus in Pisces is very significant for Greece because it marked the establishment of their kingdom in 1830.

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