Update: Some quick thoughts post-tournament. Saturn transits won out over Jupiter transits (n.b. Federer & Djokovic). A similar vibe to the Wimbledon final when ‘Saturn’ dominated.
It was all about Venus for Nadal – and he was a worthy champion. The exact same four finalists as the Rogers Cup in August 2019 – maybe a nod to Jupiter being at the exact same degree/minute as the Wimbledon final – there was a ‘repeat’ theme.
I think Uranus on the Descendant of the tournament chart meant it was harder to read the astrology but our award for best astrologer’s prediction goes to Javier. Using different astrology techniques, he chose the right winner for both the women’s & men’s tennis. Impressive!
My best results this tournament came via a dream & a ‘wrong chart’ – weird. There’s Uranus! Also, we are seeing the new wave coming through with the younger players reaching the Grand Slam finals – another Uranus theme.
Have you recovered from Wimbledon yet? I’m sure some of you haven’t. It was the longest Wimbledon final ever between two of the all-time greats, Federer and Djokovic.
I wanted Federer to win because I thought he had a really good shot at the trophy with transiting Jupiter almost exactly trine his natal Sun in Leo during the final, a strong testimony for a win. (Admittedly, Jupiter was retrograde, i.e. in retreat. We have seen in Grand Slam tennis that Jupiter direct is stronger)
Statistically, Federer played the best tennis and he had two championship points which he couldn’t convert. Djokovic was Saturn personified and refused to give in. It was an epic final, almost impossible to watch at times, giving us the very best of tournament tennis.
During the Wimbledon final, Mercury, the planet of communication, was retrograde. Often, this means that things are hidden from you. So, when the tournament finished, I ended up talking with James Green, an excellent tennis astrologer, and we discovered a missing ingredient for Djokovic’ win.
During the tournament, Jupiter, the planet which often proves superior in these tennis tournaments, was conjunct Djokovic’ progressed Midheaven, the success point in his chart. It’s an astrology technique that I don’t often use but, back in 2013, it proved to be the missing ingredient for Andy Murray, who won Wimbledon with the same astrological signature. We may need to check Jupiter’s transits to progressed planets from now on in.
So, here we are at yet another Grand Slam tennis tournament and what can astrology tell us about what’s going to play out and who’s going to do well in the US Open 2019?
Firstly, a look at the tournament chart – see above. Scorpio Ascendant means the ruling planet is Mars in Virgo in the 10th house. Good news for the favourite as the 10th house promises success. Mars will make a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, not too far away from the Descendant, but then Mars conjuncts the Sun, the ruler of the Leo Midheaven. This is a promising testimony for the favourite to win.
This is confirmed by the placing of the Moon in Cancer, its sign of rulership, and conjunct the karmic North Node, the point of destiny in astrology. The Moon has come away from making aspects with the triple conjunction in Virgo in the 10th house and will oppose Saturn before making a final trine aspect to Neptune. Then, the Moon changes star sign.
The astrology of the tournament seems to indicate that the favourite will do well. There’s nothing extraordinary happening during the US Open, unlike at Wimbledon! Virgo is the star sign that dominates throughout and, of course, we must look at lucky Jupiter which does so well in these tennis predictions.
Jupiter is now direct once again. It’s at 14 Sagittarius 51 as the tournament begins and at 15 Sagittarius 42 on the day of the final. Therefore, we must pay attention to any players with key planets being triggered by Jupiter.
There’s another intriguing factor here. Jupiter returns to 15 Sagittarius 42 on the day of the US Open final and on the day of the Wimbledon final it was at… 15 Sagittarius 41 retrograde. It’s a repeating astrological signature.
As usual, the media are predicting one of the top 3, Djokovic, Nadal or Federer to win the US Open. Here’s their astrology:
Novak Djokovic, b. May 22 1987, 11:25pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, no. 1 seed – Sun Gemini
Djokovic still has transiting Jupiter on his progressed Midheaven. Jupiter turned direct on August 11, 2019 at 14 Sagittarius 30. Djokovic’ progressed Midheaven is at 15 Sagittarius 03 on the day the tournament begins and 15 Sagittarius 05 at the final. Therefore, Jupiter is bang on target triggering his progressed career point.
Djokovic’ progressed Saturn is at 16 Sagittarius 47. This means that his progressed Midheaven (success point) and his progressed Saturn (ruling planet) will be aligned for a couple of years yet. That combination suggests his dominance may continue.
Also, Uranus has turned retrograde since the Wimbledon final and is now exactly conjunct his natal Venus. This combination didn’t do him any harm during Wimbledon. I think it’s all also about his plant-based diet and his support of The Game-Changers. You can read that article here: Novak Djokovic, Mean Plant-Based. Machine.
Plus, notice lovely Venus in the US Open chart – it’s at 6 Virgo 32 exactly trine Djokovic’ natal Venus at 6 Taurus 32. Finally, Saturn is stationing retrograde sextile Djokovic’ Midheaven at 14 Scorpio. The transit is exact on August 31, 2019, but within orb all tournament as it’s moving slowly.
One minor testimony. In the chart for the final (see below), the Moon is at 17 Capricorn picking up Djokovic’ Ascendant. He seems to have a lot going his way via the astrology.
Rafael Nadal, b. June 3, 1986, 7:10 pm, Manacor, Spain, no. 2 seed – Sun Gemini
The main astrology triggers Nadal’s Venus at 15 Cancer. This is linked to money in his chart more so than career success. His progressed Sun is coming in to orb of a conjunction with his natal Venus, exact next year.
Plus, Nadal’s progressed Moon will conjunct his natal Venus in four months time. The Moon in the tournament chart is at 10 Cancer 54 and close to his progressed Moon at 11 Cancer 39 as the tournament begins.
Nadal has some nice minor astrology too with the Virgo triple conjunction in his 10th house, career/success. Plus, Mercury his career planet, will transit his Midheaven during the tournament on August 29, 2019.
Roger Federer, b. August 8, 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland, no. 2 seed – Sun Leo
Federer’s progressed Midheaven is at 12 Cancer 54 and will be exactly conjunct his natal Mars at 13 Cancer 56 in one year’s time. That could be a defining moment for his career, one way or another.
Federer’s progressed Jupiter is currently at 14 Libra 34, a slow moving progression. Therefore, it sits between his stunning Sun/Mercury conjunction in Leo by sextile aspect. It’s mid-way between the two which could be one of the astrological reasons why he’s having a fantastic year.
As the tournament starts, Neptune is exactly opposite his natal Venus. Neptune’s influence by opposition can be unsettling. There’s a wishful or dreamy quality to it and Federer may still be questioning that elusive Wimbledon win which was so close but slipped away. Either that or his close relationships are his ‘saviour’. He has mentioned his personal life recently & spending time with his family.
Transiting Jupiter is at 14 Sagittarius 51 trine Federer’s natal Sun/Mercury conjunction in Leo as the tournament begins and returns to 15 Sagittarius 42 during the final. Jupiter is exactly trine his Sun Leo on September 7, 2019. He’s still being blessed by lucky Jupiter.
Finally, there are a lot of minor testimonies thanks to the inner planets in Virgo. They all move over Federer’s Ascendant during the tournament and his natal Venus. Mercury, the tennis planet, is conjunct his natal Venus on September 7, 2019. It’s bewitching astrology as all the inner planets pull in the opposition to Neptune too.
Note: I missed an opposition from transiting Saturn opposing Federer’s natal Mars. It turns retrograde at 13 Capricorn 55 on September 18, 2019, exactly opposite Federer’s Mars, representing physical ability and drive. Not helpful in my opinion.
The Best of the Rest
Dominic Thiem, b. September 3, 1993, 1:26 am (rectified time), Wiener Neustadt, Austria, no. 4 seed – Sun Virgo
If Thiem’s time of birth is correct, transiting Neptune is close to his Midheaven at 18 Pisces 59, although moving away. Plus, his career planet is Jupiter. He has a Mars/Jupiter conjunction in Libra and transiting Jupiter is currently triggering it. His natal Jupiter is 15 Libra 31.
Thiem is a Sun Virgo, born on a Sun/Mercury conjunction in Virgo. This is Virgo season but can he make the most of it? Saturn isn’t helping as transiting Saturn is currently square his natal Mars, the physical planet, which could slow him down.
Daniil Medvedev, b. February 11, 1996, time unknown, Moscow, Russia, no. 5 seed – Sun Aquarius
I would be interested to get Medvedev’s time of birth as he’s had a great run to the US Open, beating Djokovic (although thrashed by Nadal). But, he’s been on form. It doesn’t show astrologically. Therefore you would expect the time of birth to add significant astrology for him.
Medvedev has Jupiter at 8 Capricorn and Uranus at 1 Aquarius. Therefore, his best astrology comes in one/two year’s time as lucky Jupiter triggers both points in his birth chart.
Alexander Zverev, b. April 20, 1997, 3:00am, Hamburg, Germany, no. 6 seed – Sun Aries.
Zverev hasn’t managed to capitalise on his previous successes and doesn’t look strong going into the US Open. His career planet is retrograde Mars at 17 Virgo. Whether the inner planets triggering his Mars throughout the tournament will help is debatable. Transiting Saturn is currently trine to his natal Mars, which could help him dig in.
Uranus transits feature too as Zverev has Venus at 4 Taurus conjunct retrograde Mercury at 8 Taurus. It’s a weird chart with both Mars and Mercury retrograde – ideally you would want your career planet and the tennis planet strong.
Gail Monfils, b. September 1, 1986, 4:50 am, Paris, France, no. 13 seed – Sun Virgo
I’m interested to see how the Sun Virgos do this tournament as it’s Virgo season. There’s a New Moon in Virgo on August 30, 2019. Monfils was born on a Sun/Mercury conjunction in Virgo – Sun at 8 Virgo, Mercury at 4 Virgo.
Monfils also has Mars, his career planet, at 14 Capricorn 01, so Saturn is exactly conjunct his natal Mars during the tournament. It will either strengthen or weaken him. Transits by conjunction play out either way.
John Isner, b. April 26, 1985, time unknown, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, no. 14 seed – Sun Taurus
John Isner has transiting Uranus exactly conjunct his natal Sun at 6 degrees Taurus during the tournament. Could prove lively?
David Goffin, b. December 7, 1990, 2:35 pm, Liege, Belgium, no. 15 seed – Sun Sagittarius
Goffin’s Sun is 15 Sagittarius 11. Therefore, he has lucky Jupiter conjunct his natal Sun during the tournament. He’s not predicted to do well but it will be interesting to see whether Jupiter luck prevails.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, b. August 8, 2000, time unknown, Montreal, Canada, no. 17 seed – Sun Leo
The young Sun Leo has Jupiter moving towards a trine with his natal Sun at 16 degrees Leo. If he’s going to benefit from lucky Jupiter, it’s now!
Nick Kyrgios, b. April 27, 1995, 6:00 pm (rectified), Canberra, Australia, no. 28 seed – Sun Taurus
Always a wild card, Kyrgios could be extra controversial this year. His Sun is at 6 Taurus 36, so he has unpredictable Uranus bang on it during the tournament. Also, his natal Jupiter is 14 Sagittarius 22, so he’s still in his Jupiter Return phase. Lively astrology!
Who Will Win?
On the day of the US Open final, Jupiter will return to the exact same spot in the zodiac where it was during the Wimbledon final – that’s quite remarkable. We can’t have a repeat of the Wimbledon final as Federer and Djokovic are in the same half of the draw.
The tournament chart points to the favourite doing well and Djokovic’ has some great personal astrology, so he’s my pick for the US Open.