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Article Title: Win or Lose?: Two George Foreman Fights Seen Astrologically
Date Published: 8/1/1997
- by Stephanie  Clement
George Foreman made boxing history by reclaiming the heavyweight title at 45 years of age. The two charts examined here are for his victory over Michael Moorer on November 5, 1994, and his loss of the title on October 30, 1974 to Muhammad Ali. Both fights were knockouts.

After winning the championship from the previously undefeated Joe Frazier with a devastating knockout, Foreman was regarded as invincible. He was supremely confident when he met Muhammad Ali, expecting a usual early knock-out. Instead Ali frustrated him with the "roper-dope" strategy, taking many of Foreman's best punches on his arms while barely avoiding bombs to the head. Eventually foreman became fatigued and Ali set him up for the knockout.

Foreman could not accept the defeat and lost the will to fight. He later lost to Jimmy Ellis and declared an early retirement.

The Foreman persona changed. Often sullen and menacing before, he became an ordained minister and evolved a jovial and paternal exterior. But he could not forget the defeat in the ring that still smoldered within. Long after what should have been his prime, the overweight Foreman began a comeback that culminated in his surprising late K.O. of Michael Moorer. He thus became the oldest may (by five years) to win a professional boxing championship. A gift for self-promotion and showmanship has obscured the power and focus of this act of will.

Even after riches and respect were his, Foreman continued to fight until the championship was again his. At the weigh-in for the Moorer bout, Foreman was quoted as saying, "I might have to break the Sixth Commandment." A brutal man in a brutal sport, it is all the more remarkable that he accomplished the feat while being accepted as a lovable, self-effacing country preacher. Foreman proved himself as master of public relations, matched only by his nemesis Muhammad Ali in the history of the sport.

Using solar arc directions and transits, I have selected only a few pertinent aspects. The differences between the two fights are remarkable. In many cases I have borrowed the exact words from Ebertin's book, Combination of Stellar Influences. The contrast between the two events is found in the precise delineation of combinations, leaving no doubt about the efficacy of accurate interpretation of events.

October 10, 1974
Loss by Knock-Out to Muhammad Ali

saSun = Pluto
Physical suffering; martyrdom; over-estimation of self; fighters

saSaturn = Pluto
Violent people, pursuit of egoistic aims; a martyr; disadvantage through associations; difficulties in public life

saNeptune = Venus, Uranus
Unsociable disposition; paralysis of rhythmic processes, lack of stamina, losses; elimination of waking consciousness

trNeptune = Ascendant
Impressionability, lack of resistance or stamina; open to exploitation by others; deception of the senses

saMoon = Uranus
Emotional tensions, disturbance of blood pressure

saMars = Moon

saUranus = Ascendant
Upsets, headache, scattered energy

November 5, 1994
Foreman Knocks Out Moorer

saSun = Midheaven
Individual progress, successes; relationship between the physical body and ego-consciousness; individuality

saSaturn = Ascendant
Process of gaining experience, seclusion

saNeptune= Moon
Vivid dream life, sensitivity, inner visions, inspiration

trUranus = Ascendant
Excitability; quick response to influence of the environment

trMars = Pluto
Superhuman poser, force, brutality, attainment of one's own objectives by means of ... brutality; attainment of success through excessive effort.

saMars = Sun
power of attainment

saMars Sextile Mercury
Opportunity to achieve success through determination

saUranus = Pluto
Daring, endurance

saUranus Sextile Neptune
Opportunity to use subconscious powers; interest in religion

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Other articles by Stephanie Clement:

Aries and the Masculine in Astrology   11/14/2002
Aspects and Mental Alchemy   11/14/2002
Conjunctions to the Midheaven   11/14/2002
Decanates   11/14/2002
Delineation of Conjunctions and Stellia   7/1/1997
Manilius' System of Dodecatemories (DWADS)   11/14/2002
Planet-Centered Astrology: Mars and His Moons, Phobos and Deimos   11/14/2002
Star of the Month: Christopher Reeve   6/1/1996
Sublimation and Air   6/1/1997
Venus: An Alchemical View   5/1/1997

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