PLAY FROM YOUR HEART
(Just do it, b*tch)
October 8, 2014
Two words: Jerry Maguire.
That football fable where a man who sold his soul to a paycheck has it comin’ back for vengeance.
When I heard Jerry’s monologue about what’s stoppin’ athlete Rod Tidwell from being GREAT (hah! That’s nuttin’ like Jerry’s own arc), I was sold on the astrology of the film. That’s before I even noticed its most mystical connection – to be revealed tomorrow.
The reality of Rod is the reality of Jerry: These characters reflect and complete each other. This is true in screenwriting, but tomorrow you’ll see how it’s exclaimed by astrology with flying stars.
Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar for playing rhapsodic football star Rod Tidwell. True to his Sun sign, Capricorn, Rod Tidwell famously wants his agent to “show him the money.” But watching that Leo finale of him letting go and basking in the glory of the game, I can see why the Oscars showed it!
Jerry Maguire is a story about the Moon. In astrology, that means the heart.
It’s about Jerry getting “in touch” with himself; aligning his head with the truth of his heart. In Jerry’s case, Leo is closest to his heart, since Cruise’s Moon is in Leo. And it’s about Rod learning to be a star. In Rod’s case, that means letting go of the society-conscious hangups of his Capricorn Sun. “Playing by the heart” is also the opposite of Rod’s instincts as an Aquarius Moon, the opposite sign to Leo. The mix is a perfect cinemastrological medley.
Cinemastrological. That’s a mouthful. Welcome, baby, to my blog!
Tomorrow, I’m going to show you why Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. are a perfect match made in movie heaven. Meanwhile, bask in the greatness of this Maguire monologue:
“You play with your head, not your heart. In your personal life, heart. But when you get on the field, it’s all about what you didn’t get, who’s to blame, who under-threw the pass, who’s got the contract you don’t, who’s not giving you your love. You know what? That is not what inspires people. That is not what inspires people. Just shut up. Play the game. Play it from your heart.”
In the words of Jerry’s mentor: If this [points to heart] is empty, this [hits own head] doesn’t matter.
And THAT’s the truth, babes. Can you handle it?