Protectionist winning the 2014 Melbourne Cup
Protectionist winning the 2014 Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup: Check your starsign to find a lucky horse

TODAY is the big day.

Whether you're banking on an office sweep or you're serious about your racing, take a moment to see how it compares to your astrological sign.

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Our starsign list is completely unscientific, but it could just be the thing that helps you pick a winner.

Find yours below:


ARIES

MAR 21 - APR 20 The excitement of the Melbourne Cup festival will have Aries in its grip this year; it's hard to ignore the adventure, fashion, splash of colour, and champagne, or to resist having a bet on the big race.

You are in the mood for socialising. Names that suggest the feminine, or are linked to the feminine, sea, food or agriculture are luckiest for Aries.

That includes horses such as Bondi Beach and Big Orange. Mares and younger horses seem to be lucky for you on Melbourne Cup day so Gust Of Wind, the only mare in the field, could prove worthwhile.

Lucky numbers: 2, 7, 11, 16, 20

Lucky colours: Silver, white, pale green, gold, orange


TAURUS

APR 21 - MAY 20 Taureans are a fairly down-to-earth lot and more inclined to a practical approach in picking their bet for the Melbourne Cup.

Lady Luck seems to be standing next to you. Look at names that suggest romance, passion, vigour and power such as Trip to Paris, or perhaps a name with an associated colour in it such as Red Cadeaux or Big Orange.

Additionally, names linked to foreign places, religion, optimism, expansion, creativity and royalty provide another lucky overtone, as in The United States, Kingfisher and Prince Of Penzance.

Lucky numbers: 6, 15, 24

Lucky colours: Pink, turquoise

 

GEMINI

MAY 21 - JUN 21 Gemini just loves being at the hub of any activity and Melbourne Cup day is no different.

If you can't be at the racetrack to revel in the atmosphere, you are likely to be involved in organising a social function or Melbourne Cup sweep at work.

You're really tuned into the vibe of the event and will intuitively pick your bets, which should produce some nice results for you.

Names such as Trip to Paris capture the most fortunate stellar trends for you.

Look for names that suggest romance, passion (could be for a hobby), energy or heat, for example, Max Dynamite.

Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 22

Lucky colours: Pink, turquoise, red, black



CANCER

MAY 21 - JUN 21 Gemini just loves being at the hub of any activity and Melbourne Cup day is no different.

If you can't be at the racetrack to revel in the atmosphere, you are likely to be involved in organising a social function or Melbourne Cup sweep at work.

You're really tuned into the vibe of the event and will intuitively pick your bets, which should produce some nice results for you.

Names such as Trip to Paris capture the most fortunate stellar trends for you. Look for names that suggest romance, passion (could be for a hobby), energy or heat, for example, Max Dynamite.

Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 22

Lucky colours: Pink, turquoise, red, black

 

LEO

JUL 24 - AUG 23 Leonine individuals just love the pageantry and showiness of the Melbourne Cup carnival and won't be missing the action.

Your stars for winning money are excellent and you will want to choose your bet yourself, allowing instincts to guide you.

You will like names that suggest power, tradition, honour, structure, time and the cold, such as Snow Sky and Preferment.

You will also tend to go with top-weighted horses and favourites, like Fame Game and Criterion.

Lucky numbers: 3, 8, 12, 17, 21

Lucky colours: Navy, brown, purple, green


VIRGO

AUG 24 - SEP 23 Virgos just love details, form, order and being organised but don't like taking risks unless they are calculated.

That being the case, the form guide will play a big role in your betting decisions for the Melbourne Cup.

You tend to opt for the favourites and top-weighted horses, which generally work quite well for you.

The lucky sectors of your horoscope also suggest names with power and force, as well as those that suggest order, form, tradition and endurance. Names such as Max Dynamite, Hokko Brave, Quest For More and Sky Hunter fall into this category.

Lucky numbers: 4, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 22

Lucky colours: Red, black, navy, brown

 

LIBRA

SEP 24 - OCT 23 Social events tend to provide Librans with a distraction and Libra will certainly not miss such a great opportunity to spend a few hours with friends enjoying the Melbourne Cup festival. 

You'll just love the excitement of the crowd and will find it hard to resist having a bet.

You tend to like the dark horse of the race and outsiders, because when you win you want to win big.

Names that are mercurial, quirky, or unusual are your best bets, for example, Max Dynamite, The Offer, Gust of Wind and Kingfisher.

Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 14, 16, 23

Lucky colours: Checks, spots, tartans, blue, grey

 

SCORPIO

OCT 24 - NOV 22 Scorpio natives tend to generally be lucky with speculation, perhaps explaining their natural instinct and knack for handling money.

This year's Melbourne Cup is no exception, when a strong instinct will guide them in their betting selections.

Scorpio will be caught up in the race that stops a nation, and will be drawn to exotic and intriguing names. Examples are Kingfisher, The Offer and Bondi Beach.

Scorpios are best following their instincts in the pursuit of a good bet if they want to capitalise on their luck.

Lucky numbers: 5, 9, 14, 18, 23

Lucky colours: Purple, green, blue, grey

 

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 23 - DEC 22 While Sagittarius is cautious with money these days, the lure of excitement offered by the Melbourne Cup will be too much to resist.

However, you will want to hedge your bets while capitalising on the opportunity to make good money, so outsiders and favourites are the order of the day for good old Sag, with the luckiest names likely embodying power, tradition, honour, structure, time and the cold, or something linked to science.

Max Dynamite, Snow Sky, Hokko Brave and Criterion are examples of the strongest lucky influence in your horoscope.

Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 7, 11, 13, 16, 20, 22

Lucky colours: Checks, spots, tartans, red, black

 

 

CAPRICORN

DEC 23 - JAN 20 Even practical, conservative Capricorn will be caught up with Melbourne Cup fever this year, with pretty lucky stars to boot.

You love the social aspects of this occasion, and mixing with the rich and famous, so it's likely that you'll be attending the race of kings if you can, or at least soaking up the vibe.

Names of passion, power, or associated with royalty or foreign places are your best bet for the 2015 Melbourne Cup, best exemplified in names such as Fame Game, Trip to Paris and Grand Marshal.

Lucky numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 22

Lucky colours: Red, black, pink, turquoise

 

AQUARIUS

JAN 21 - FEB 19 Swept along by the excitement of daily events and the tide of social events, it's pretty hard to escape the pervasive atmosphere of the Melbourne Cup.

Aquarians are keen to dabble and have a flutter on the big race and probably won't do too badly either.

Mercurial names and those with exotic connections are most appealing, and include Kingfisher, Max Dynamite, The Offer and Gust of Wind.

Focus on those names that have these connections and also reflect a name, communication, motion, youth, the mysterious, water and the Orient.

Bondi Beach covers a few of these.

Lucky numbers: 5, 9, 14, 18, 23

Lucky colours: Blue, grey, purple, green

 

PISCES

FEB 20 - MAR 20 Beautiful, sensitive Pisces normally has an intuitive advantage, which seems to be at full force during the Melbourne Cup carnival.

Names that are connected to water, the sea, people, women, children and family are always of interest to you, but try to find a connection between these features and those of power, tradition and honour. Bondi Beach, Hokko Brave and Max Dynamite fill the bill.

There are also lucky trends with exotic and intriguing names tied to names, places, motion and messages.

Lucky numbers: 2, 7, 8, 11, 16, 17, 20

Lucky colours: Silver, white, pale green, navy, brown


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