This Week in Sports Astrology: SF Full-Time Coach Alyssa Nakken Makes History

May 21, 2022

Gemini Alyssa Nakken, born June 13, 1990, in Woodland, California is the first full-time female coach in MLB history and the first to coach on the field during a Major League game! 

She debuted on April 12, 2022, at 8:01 p.m. when the SF Giants substituted Alyssa into the game as the first-base coach after Antoan Richardson was ejected during the top of the 3rd inning of a game against the San Diego Padres.  

An old-school/new-school argument was already brewing about baseball tactics. 

Hard to imagine now but, back in the day, women reporters were not even allowed in the locker rooms, much less female coaches calling the shots for the men on the field. Heaven forefend!  

But Alyssa met the moment with the magical elixir of preparation, opportunity, and timing. The true meaning of the term “game changer.” With Mars in go-getter pioneering Aries, she has embarked on a journey where no person has gone before. She’s a warrior, taking the initiative—courageous and bold, highly competitive, enjoying a challenge, abounding in energy and enthusiasm. 

Let’s Talk Game about Alyssa 

Alyssa has sun in Gemini, the teacher, talker and communicator of the zodiac—the perfect sign for a coach. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, and grasps ideas quickly. This means she craves frequent change, variety, and meeting new situations and people. The baseball life suits her perfectly. Variety is the spice of life for Gemini. 

Alyssa is also a very social creature, according to her chart, with a strong need to communicate and interact with others and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Her happiness lies in using her creativity and communication skills to teach, inspire, or bring the team together.  A real team player! 

And with Mercury exalted in Gemini, Alyssa is definitely the right woman for the job. Making herstory in April when she was placed in the SF Giants game to coach first base, she seized the moment and launched right in. 

It came easily because the baseball lifestyle suits her to a T, as she could, otherwise become restless and easily bored, craving movement, travel and variety. Her ability to be articulate and to communicate well is one of her greatest strengths. She also enjoys meeting new people, conversing and learning a little bit about them, and she works well with the public. 

With her moon in Aquarius, she is the non-conformist trendsetter of the zodiac. Say “goodbye” to the old boys’ network and “hello” to the baseball gods and goddesses, feeling comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental with little taste for convention and tradition. 

With Venus in earthy Taurus, she appreciates beautiful surroundings, the fresh green grass and the bucolic, earth goddess nature of baseball. 

The desire to blaze a trail, to do things in a new way—her way—is very strong. She can discover, invent and initiate new things. Even in her own athletic career at  Sacramento State, navigating challenges along the way, inspired and motivated, doors opened when opportunity met preparedness. 

Indeed, timing is everything, and Progressed Venus to the sun is a lovely transit to be ushered in under, as compliments abound. The Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces was in full effect. One can dream, can’t one, of a more equitable Universe and create a more level playing field? 

Skill of Resiliency  

Alyssa has Mars square Uranus, fiercely individualistic and independent. Her superpower is her abundance of energy, fighting spirit and personal freedom to do things her own way. 

We can’t forget the earth’s mother component: Jupiter in Cancer.  

With this, she can make others feel accepted and comfortable. She has a knack for breaking down feelings of alienation and making others feel included and a part of team activities. There’s a loving, protective side that wants to take care of everyone, creating a supportive, nourishing atmosphere. 

Uranus in Capricorn Indigo generation bestows natural leadership ability. She is part of a seven-year group of people who are active in reforming large social structures. Her generation will promote various reforms. 

And, with Uranus conjunct Neptune, she was also born during a period that lasted approximately five years, characterized by an unusually high degree of imagination and sensitivity. She is part of a group of people who are very inspired.  

Timing is everything as transiting Saturn in Aquarius was trine Alyssa Sun in Gemini. 

The right time and the right place, as she received recognition and promotion, as others noticed her effort. She was very humble about it and said she was just doing her job. An excellent cycle for making progress as Saturn can reward. 

And Mercury, planet of communication, was trine Uranus, as she experienced sudden insights and came up with fresh solutions and alternatives to the usual routine way of doing things. Mental processes are speeded up, spontaneity and flexibility were all part of the pioneering path. 

I recently did a podcast with Cesar Love, of Love Sports Astrology, where we discussed the astrology of Alyssa Nakken, Goddesses and Baseball, making herstory as the first female coach to take the field for MLB, the Earth Goddess elements of baseball, and the progressive aspects within the Giants birth chart. 

The power of sports and connection is there for us all. Kudos to visionary Leo Manager Gabe Kapler and the progressive San Francisco Giants organization. 

And here’s to continuing to inspire this and the next generation, keep those dreams alive. If you can see it, you can be it!