It’s guaranteed that this post will make absolutely no sense unless you go read the previous post about Asteroid Gary – Number 4735 - in which we explored the possible significance of Asteroid Gary. So do that if you have not already and then come back, because this is exciting.
I was thinking the other day that we needed an actual iconic Gary to help us get a grip on the symbolism and possible manifestations of Asteroid Gary. Enter Gary Hunt – former Olympic Hopeful turned Red Bull Cliff Diving Champion.
From his Wiki: He has a reputation for being a daredevil, pushing the sport to new extremes and inventing spectacular new moves to stay ahead of his competition. At the 5th event of the series in Turkey (Antalya), Gary introduced his first new dive – a previously unattempted back piked 3 somersaults with 4 twists.The dive has a difficulty rating of 6.2 and is the most difficult dive to be performed in any form of competitive diving. Although he was only able to finished 3rd at this event,the new dive got a huge amount of attention, opened the eyes of the cliff diving community and began to cement Gary’s reputation as a fearless daredevil who was going to push the sport to new levels.
It gets BETTER. Gary is a Gemini currently having Asteroid Gary crossing over his Mercury-Venus-Sun in Gemini, just as he reaches a major career peak with these Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Corsica. Not only that Gary has Asteroid Gary conjunct his natal Moon-Mars-Saturn in Scorpio.
Yes, i get it – Moon-Mars-Saturn in Scorpio does NOT need much embellishment. There is enough potential daredevil hoo-hah in that alone. Still, here we have a reasonable suggestion that Asteroid Gary could have an extreme sports/snazzy Mars sort of a tone to it.
And here IS our Gary. I think he actually looks really medieval in this picture – i mean that as a compliment. The banner behind him looks like a jousting day flag & his hoodie has a monk-style cassock vibe.
His fan page is here – i say we all become devotees. I feel like Cliff Diving is a very NOW sport, don’t you?