Update: Carlos Alcaraz has won the US Open tennis. Born on May 5, 2003 in Murcia, Spain he is only 19 years of age. There is a possible birth time of 3am for Alcaraz. He’s born on a Mars-Jupiter opposition which mirrors the Mars-Jupiter signature in the US Open chart and is the young winner, resonant of the Moon/Mercury conjunction. The tournament chart suggested that the favourite would win – he was the no. 3 seed and was the only top seed left in the competition after Nadal was knocked out in round 4.
It wasn’t clear astrology for his win. Yet, I believe one of the reasons Alcaraz is doing astonishingly well from an astrological perspective is because of the combination of Uranus & the nodes/eclipses in Taurus which started last year, 2021.
Eclipse cycles often coincide with career highs in a person’s life. You would expect the star signs Taurus & Scorpio in particular to be on a roller-coaster ride now and through until the end of 2023, when this particular eclipse cycle completes. Bravo Alcaraz!
I’ve put up the tournament chart for those of you who want to comment on the astrology for the tennis of the US Open. I’m not going to write a lot as it’s almost impossible to predict who will win with so few players with accurate birth times.
A Scorpio Ascendant makes Mars in Gemini the ruling planet moving towards a lovely sextile aspect with lucky Jupiter retrograde in Aries. On its own, that combination can spell good news for the favourite – you would expect the no. 1 seed Medvedev and no. 2 seed Nadal to be in with a shout. Medvedev also won this event last year.
The ruler of the Leo Midheaven is the Sun in Virgo which is moving away from a challenging square to Mars in Gemini. Maybe a nod towards the missing Gemini from the tournament – Djokovic?
Intriguingly, the Sun doesn’t make another planetary aspect until the day of the final, September 11th, when it finds a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus. As we know, Uranus can often spring a surprise.
Plus, on September 10th, Mercury (tennis planet) turns retrograde and there’s a powerful Full Moon in Pisces – an indication of a possible change of fortune. These two events may be significant for players with planets/angles at 8° Libra (the degree Mercury turns retrograde) and 17° Virgo/Pisces – the degree of the Full Moon.
The Moon is also important to note in these charts. The Moon in Libra is making a lovely conjunction to Mercury in Libra, which often suggests a younger player doing well.
The two winners of the singles titles in 2021 were Daniil Medvedev (b. February 11 1996) and Emma Raducanu (b. November 13 2002). They both had Jupiter transits happening by conjunction – always a powerful indicator of success.
Jupiter was in Aquarius during the tournament and sat between Medvedev’s Sun/Mars conjunction in Aquarius. Raducanu was a real surprise winner and no surprise to find that Jupiter in Aquarius was on her natal Uranus Aquarius, the planet of surprises.
I’ve had a quick look at some of the players’ astrology for this tournament but can’t find anyone as yet with an exact Jupiter conjunction. Jupiter is retrograde and moves back from 7° to 5° Aries during the fortnight. Interestingly, Djokovic has his Moon at 5° Aries and he’s not playing!
There are some players who have Jupiter active in trine aspect and may be worth noting.
Nadal (b. June 3 1986, 7.10pm, Manacor, Spain) is the only top seed with an accurate birth time. He has a nice trine aspect from Jupiter to his natal Saturn at 5° Sagittarius 55 in his 1st house. It’s also helpful that he has action planet Mars conjunct his Sun at 12° Gemini on the day of the final, if he gets that far.
What’s not so good is Pluto making an exact quincunx (blind spot) aspect to his career/tennis planet Mercury at 26° Gemini during the tournament. Pluto has a theme of endings, so definitely mixed astrology for Nadal. It will be interesting to see what the other astrologers see in his progressions & Lunar Return.
The other two players with Jupiter transits are Aliassime (b. August 8, 2000) & Norrie – (b. August 23, 1995). Neither are the all-important powerful conjunctions.
Otherwise, not a lot to say about this year’s tournament without any more accurate birth times. I was in two minds whether to post this tournament but hopefully it gives you all a chance to share your ideas & thoughts. If you hear of any other astrology predictions, please do post them in the comments box below. Play nicely 🙂