Update: Tuesday 9th September 2014. Marin Cilic is the winner of the US Open. Federer, my pick for the tournament, played brilliantly in the quarter final against Monfils but ran out of steam in the semis. Still an exceptional year of tennis from the Fed. The astrology for Cilic’s win is not convincing. A Sun Libra (b. September 28 1988, no birth time), his Mercury in Libra was conjunct the US Open’s chart Ascendant and he had his Venus Return during the tournament but nothing outstanding with no time of birth to look any deeper. My only thought is that the chart for the start of the tournament shows a New Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune which confounded (Neptune) the astrologers and swept in a new champion (New Moon). Congrats to Marin Cilic – he must be delighted.
A few of you have been asking and as there’s some interesting astrology, here’s a very speedy glance at the US Open and the men’s singles tennis tournament 2014.
The data for the charts of the start and final of the tournament is at the bottom of the article. I use the astrology charts to try and predict who’s going to emerge victorious.
I correctly predicted the French Open (Nadal) and Wimbledon (Djokovic) in 2014 so I’m going for the hat-trick! Plus I did pick Wawrinka out as one to watch in the Australian Open and he won too, so it’s been a good year for predictions so far. Here are the links to my Grand Slam blog posts for 2014 if you want to go back and take a look:
US Open 2014 Predictions:
Roger Federer (b. August 8th 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland)
This was always going to be a good year for the Leo Roger Federer and so far he’s flying. This year he’s had wins in Dubai and at the Cincinnati Masters, played an epic final at Wimbledon against Novak Djokovic which he only just lost and became father to a second set of twins. He goes into the US Open as no. 2 seed.
You’ve got to love his chances and the chart of the start of the US Open has 2 Leo on the Midheaven, close to his north node at 0 Leo (his date with destiny perhaps?). With the Sun and his career planet Mercury both in Leo, 15 and 13 degrees respectively, success planet Jupiter is homing in; 8 degrees Leo at the start of the tournament and 11 degrees Leo by the final.
The only question mark is Saturn close to it’s third transit of his Moon which knocked his confidence at the start of the year but hopefully too far away to cause him too many problems. On the day of the final, Saturn is at 18 Scorpio and Federer’s Moon is 20 Scorpio (I usually consider a planet’s transit to be most potent when it’s within 1 degree of orb).
Mars in Scorpio is firing up his Moon/Uranus conjunction throughout the tournament and is almost exactly conjunct Federer’s Uranus on the day of the final at the top of the final chart. Plus the Midheaven of the final chart is 21 Scorpio close to Roger’s Moon. The astrology feels like glory or bust and with Uranus at 15 Aries 37 almost exactly trine his Sun at 15 Aries 38 on the day of the final, he has a really really good chance of grabbing that elusive Grand Slam title.
Rafael Nadal (b. June 3 1986, 6:20 pm, Manacor, Spain)
I know Nadal’s not playing as he’s out injured but wanted to comment on the astrology. I suspect the culprit is Saturn in his 1st house which often plays out as injury or illness and Saturn has been square his Midheaven (success point) since mid-June 2014. The square aspect fades away in September but too late for the US Open. However, with Jupiter conjunct Nadal’s Midheaven at 17 Leo 35 early October this suggests a return to form and then some.
Novak Djokovic (b. May 22 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
There’s not a lot to say about Djokovic’s astrology at the US Open. Saturn is moving away from his Midheaven point and the rest of his chart doesn’t tie in to the charts for the start of the tournament or the final. Plus he’s the no. 1 seed and the Moon which often predicts whether the favourite will win (as per my prediction for Wimbledon 2014) isn’t strong. The tournament starts on the New Moon at 2 Virgo so effectively the Moon is combust i.e. weakened by the heat of the Sun plus it’s first aspect is an opposition to Neptune lacking focus. These stars don’t suggest a re-run of Wimbledon’s success.
Andy Murray (b. May 15 1987, 2:10 pm, Glasgow, UK)
Again there are not a lot of connections to Andy Murray’s chart for the US Open and he goes into the tournament as the no. 8 seed. Mercury at 17 Virgo is close to his Ascendant at 14 Virgo as the tournament begins and the Sun at 16 Virgo in the final chart has just gone over the Ascendant so maybe this will be enough to see him through to the semi-final stage. Otherwise not a lot jumping out.
I’m most excited about the fact that his mum, Judy Murray, is to be one of the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing 2014. Born on September 8 1959, Judy’s birthday is on the day of the US Open tennis final and she is a Sun Virgo. Strictly is due to start some time in early September so good news for her and maybe this is why the Sun is conjunct Andy’s Ascendant on the weekend of September 6th/7th as his Mum makes her Strictly debut – it’s a must-watch show for me so exciting news indeed!
Stanislas Wawrinka (b. March 28 1985, 11:05 am, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Wawrinka has Mercury progressed his career planet, Jupiter, in August 2014 which has got to be good news for him. The time of birth is unconfirmed, however, so you have to be careful making predictions on house rulers. Otherwise again there’s not a lot that shouts out looking at the connections between the charts.
Best of the Rest – astrologically here are the ones to watch and the reasons why (Please bear in mind that I have very few birth times for the other top men’s tennis players which makes it trickier for predictions).
Richard Gasquet (b. June 18 1986, 9:00 am, Serignan du Comt, France)
One of the few other male tennis players with a confirmed time of birth, Gasquet is a Sun Gemini with Venus at 2 Leo 57 conjunct his Leo Ascendant. This puts Venus conjunct the Midheaven of the chart for the start of the tournament. Not stunning enough astrology to win the tournament but helpful nonetheless.
Grigor Dimitrov (b. May 16 1991, time unknown, Haskovo, Bulgaria)
It’s been a good year for Dimitrov winning three titles on three difference surfaces and reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon 2014. This year is Dimitrov’s Jupiter return, often a year of success but with his Jupiter at 6 Leo 45 in his natal chart and transiting Jupiter now moving away from that point in the heavens (on the start of the tournament, Jupiter is at 8 Leo 49), he may not be able to match his previous performance. Plus Saturn is almost exactly conjunct his Pluto at 18 Scorpio 49 on the day of the final. I’m not sure on this astrology at all – does it pick him out as a powerhouse contender or is he nowhere to be seen on final’s day? I suspect the latter.
Milos Raonic (b. December 27 1990, time unknown, Podgorica, Yugoslavia)
Raonic starts the US Open tournament seeded no. 5 and with his Jupiter at 12 Leo 24 he’s heading for his Jupiter Return. On the day of the final Jupiter is at 11 Leo 46 so closing in on his natal Jupiter. This suggests luck’s on his side and he’s one to watch.
Roger Federer. Federer has so much going on astrologically that I am really hoping he wins the US Open. It would be a wonderful achievement after the disappointment of losing Wimbledon.
Start of tournament – August 25th 2014, 11:00 am EDT, Queens, NY, USA
Tournament final – September 8th 2014, 5:00 pm EDT, Queens, NY, USA