No Good Answers

Last Wednesday four Olympic athletes testified during a Capitol Hill hearing about the sexual abuse they suffered as members of the USA gymnastic team. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols individually described being sexually abused at the hands of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and how to this day they are emotionally scarred. Back in 2018 Nassar was sentenced for over 100 years for multiple sex crimes, including the sexual abuse of over 160 girls and possession of a huge collection of child pornography.

As absolutely horrifying as Nassar’s actions were, another set of criminal behaviors are being questioned. We generally don’t view “looking the other way” as a crime, but it’s clearly wrong when “our lack of involvement” allows harmful acts to take place. Simone Biles testified before senate. “To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar, but I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse.” Maggie Nichols asserted “To date, no one from the FBI, the USOPC or USAG has faced federal charges, other than Larry Nassar. For many hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar, this hearing is one of our last opportunities to get justice.

Mckayla Maroney explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in the summer of 2015 she revealed the details of her abuse to an FBI agent on the phone and then bureau did nothing. “They allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year and this inaction directly allowed Nassar’s abuse to continue.” She added “The agent diminished the significance of my abuse. It made me feel my criminal case wasn’t worth pursuing.” With exasperation she asked “What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer?” Aly Raisman stated that she was disgusted that questions are still being asked six years after the original allegations against Nassar were reported.

“I don’t have a good answer for you” answered back the Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray. He told the gymnasts he was “deeply and profoundly sorry that so many people let you down over and over again.” He added “that on no planet is what happened in this case acceptable.” Yet two weeks before the Senate hearing, FBI Agent Michael Langeman, was conveniently fired for making false statements and failing to properly document complaints by the accusers in this case. Earlier both the US Olympic Committee CEO, Scott Blackmun and Alan Ashley, his Chief of Sport Performance, quietly stepped down as things got hot. Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts for lying to authorities about her knowledge of the Nassar investigation. Other minor players like Steve Penny, William Strampel, Kathie Klages, and Debbie Van Horn were arrested on separate charges related to covering up the scandal. But Langeman of the FBI wasn’t charged with anything.

Simone Biles

Aly Raisman

Simone Biles was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Pisces. Venus is the ruler of her INNER self and Jupiter rules her OUTER self. Individuals with the #72 FRI PIS signature are considerate and kind. They have the capacity to shape their experiences explicitly to their own needs. As a teenager Simone was homeschooled so that she could focus on her gymnastics training.

Aly Raisman was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Gemini. Both her INNER and OUTER Selves are ruled by Mercury. Individuals with the #39 WED GEM Signature are bright, versatile and verbal. Aly began gymnastics at the age of 18 months and has used her skills to promote various causes. She has made appearances on television, in magazines and a music video.

McKayla Maroney

Maggie Nichols

McKayla Maroney was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Saturn is the ruler of her INNER Self and Jupiter governs her OUTER Self. People with the #81 SAT SAG Signature are serious with a good sense of humor. Maroney is a strong person and has performed even while injured. She was criticized for a photograph in which she appeared unimpressed with it all.

Maggie Nichols was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Virgo. Venus is the ruler of her INNER Self and Mercury governs her OUTER Self. Those with the #66 FRI VIR Signature often have issues regarding appearance or performance. As a collegiate gymnast Nichols was the first to ever complete a Gym Slam scoring a perfect 10.0 on each apparatus and then do it again.

Our Dayology Analysis shows that the signatures of these four individuals are very different. This we would expect from the manner that this particular group was formed. Unfortunately females of every signature experience sexual abuse every day. The basic connection between these four is that each athlete decided to end sexual abuse in women’s sports. The only astrological trait they share is Mutability. Their Sun Signs are placed in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. In astrology charts the Active, Fixed and Mutable modalities (energy, strength and adaptability) are generally balanced, with one showing some dominance. Perhaps only these Mutable females could handle the intense pressure of a Senate Hearing.

These four gymnasts were among the 100 athletes who received the 2018 Arthur Ash Courage Award. Recipients reflect the spirit of Arthur Ashe, “possessing strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.” This award demonstrates that our personal bravery provides gains for everyone.

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