Update: “I just feel like it’s such an incredible opportunity missed, I can’t believe it”. Federer said that ‘the stars were aligned’ going into the Wimbledon final. What developed was an epic match that felt like witnessing the Gods going into battle. Jupiter on Federer’s side calling him forth, ‘this is your moment’; Saturn on Djokovic’ side not letting him give in or give up. Djokovic heralded his self-belief and his ability to stay calm in a tough match mentally. For 5 hours they played amazing tennis and, at times, both made costly mistakes. Losing hurt for Federer and winning was well-deserved for Djokovic. My original prediction two weeks ago was for Federer to beat Djokovic, so I’m pleased that my tennis astrology predicted the final. I’ll leave you with Federer’s words post-Wimbledon 2019, “I’m very strong at being able to move on because I don’t want to be depressed about actually an amazing tennis match.”
n.b. New Start Time – 11:00 am not 11:30 am. I have updated the chart – it doesn’t change my prediction below.
Welcome back to all the tennis/astrology fans. I’m on the verge of predicting all four Grand Slams in a row, if I get Wimbledon correct! Probably my best run for a while, so bring it on.
A couple of concerns, however, in that I’m attempting to predict this tennis tournament with a summer cold (snotty nose) on a mini-heatwave in the UK! Let’s see if this impairs my intuitive faculties or not.
Also, this is a fortnight of some extremely complex and intriguing astrology. Will an eclipse or Mercury retrograde throw a spanner in the works? And, does Neptune on the Descendant mean that the astrologer will be fooled & deluded? Let’s check out what’s going on.
The chart for the tournament (see above) has a Virgo Ascendant and a Gemini Midheaven, significant angles in astrology. As Mercury rules both star signs, it’s a key planet to note.
Mercury starts the tournament at 2 Leo 49 but makes no planetary aspects before turning retrograde at 4 Leo 27, when it’s conjunct Mars in Leo (7th/8th July) and then it returns to the exact same degree to the minute 2 Leo 49 during the final – see chart below. Does this mean we need to check out players with key planets/angles close to 2 Leo 49? Very possibly.
The Moon is strong in the tournament chart in Gemini, the tennis player’s star sign, conjunct the Gemini Midheaven (success point). And, its next aspect is a conjunction to Venus in Gemini, also in the 10th. That looks good for the favourite doing well. Maybe we’ll see some great tennis too?
Other factors to note: The Solar Eclipse is at 10 Cancer 38 and takes place on July 2nd. We saw the Leo eclipse in January wipe out Sun Leo Federer when he was beaten by Sun Leo Tsitsipas at the Australian Open. And, eclipses often represent dramatic, turning points. Who will be eclipsed and who will rise to prominence?
Also, check out the chart for the final, Venus is the chart ruler in Cancer heading for an opposition with Saturn – the older player? There’s a pile-up of planets in early degrees Leo on the Leo Midheaven and the Moon is at 24 Sagittarius, very close to where lucky Jupiter turned retrograde on April 10, 2019.
Jupiter is always important to note in these predictions – see Djokovic prediction below – and it moves from 17 Sagittarius back to 16 Sagittarius during the tournament. Retrograde Jupiter is not as powerful as being direct but always worth noting. It’s lively fire sign activity in the chart for the final.
Also, can I just add that for the last 16 years, only Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray have won Wimbledon – that is an amazing statistic for the prowess of the Fab Four!
Novak Djokovic, b. May 22 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, no. 1 seed – Sun Gemini
Djokovic won Wimbledon 2018, his first win since 2016. He wasn’t the favourite as he was the no. 12 seed. Yet, lucky Jupiter turning direct on his Midheaven was the astrology that coincided with success.
This time around, Jupiter is still active – just – but moving away from his ruling planet, Saturn, at 19 Sagittarius. Djokovic’ Mercury is at 18 Gemini, i.e. conjunct the Midheaven of the tournament chart – nice – but otherwise, there’s not a lot going on (n.b. no longer accurate with the new start time).
Yes, he’s surely the one to beat but the astrology isn’t shouting out ‘champion’. Also, note Saturn will be within one degree of conjunction to his Ascendant at 16 Capricorn by the end of the tournament. He’s Saturn-ruled, which can add consistency & determination, but could also signal low energy.
Roger Federer, b. August 8, 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland, no. 2 seed – Sun Leo
Federer has surely got one more Grand Slam in him – if the tennis gods shine down on him. Jupiter is retrograding back to make a trine aspect with his Sun at 15 degrees Leo – almost exact by the tournament final. Venus is conjunct his natal Mars at 13 Cancer on the day of the final.
And then, there’s the matter of the intriguing Mercury symbolism. Federer’s north node, the destiny point in astrology, is 1 Leo 36. In the tournament chart and chart for the final, Mercury is never far away from it. What does this mean? Is he the come-back kid? I will be intrigued to see how the astrological symbolism plays out.
Rafael Nadal, b. June 3, 1986, 7:10 pm, Manacor, Spain, no. 3 seed – Sun Gemini
Nadal is the no. 2 seed in the world but seeded no. 3 at Wimbledon. This is because grass is not his favourite surface. Venus in the tournament chart is conjunct Nadal’s natal Mercury, his career planet, at 26 Gemini, a nice signature.
Yet, the astrology doesn’t feel as powerful as it was for him during the French Open. He’s already a tiny bit cross at being seeded 3. And, without some stunning astrology to back him, it’s a tough call to win at Wimbledon.
Kevin Anderson, b. May 18, 1986, time unknown, Johannesburg, South Africa, no. 4 seed – Sun Taurus
Kevin Anderson completes the top 4 seeds. Time unknown so we don’t know what planet rules his career. You’ll see he’s born only a couple of weeks before Rafa Nadal. Anderson’s natal Mars is at 20 degrees Capricorn 25. Saturn turned retrograde almost exactly conjunct his natal Mars in April 2019.
Right now, Anderson has Neptune returning to conjunct his natal Jupiter at 18 Pisces 18. That might fulfil a dream or be a hopeful wish. Dominic Thiem had Neptune almost exactly conjunct his Midheaven when he reached the final of the French Open earlier this month. Perhaps, being placed no. 4 seed at Wimbledon fulfils a dream?
Best of the Rest
Dominic Thiem, b. September 3, 1993, 1:26 am, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, no. 5 seed – Sun Virgo
Thiem has Neptune transiting close to his Midheaven – as we know from his success at the French Open. Plus, on the day of the final, action planet, Mars, has reached his natal Venus in the 2nd house – ruling money.
Also, lucky Jupiter is moving back to sextile his natal Jupiter at 15 degrees Libra – exact just after the tournament. However, this time around he’s lacking Mars’ boosting his Ascendant, physical form, which suggests he might not get as far as he did at the French Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, b. August 8, 2000, time unknown, Montreal, Canada, no. 19 seed – Sun Leo
Auger-Aliassime is a new name to me. Note the date of birth, the same day as the great Roger Federer, albeit 19 years later. We don’t have a time of birth so there’s key information missing. However, it’s intriguing that his natal Mars is at 4 Leo 55 and his natal Mercury is at 2 Leo 35.
Therefore, the Mercury retrograde phase is significant for him and he’s having his Mars Return during the tournament. This takes place once every two years and is a boost of physical energy. I shall be watching with interest to see how this plays out for him.
His nodes are at 24 Cancer/Capricorn, aligned with the coming Lunar Eclipse which falls at 24 degrees Cancer/Capricorn. It’s either a turbo rocket or a fall out! One way or another, it promises to be extreme.
David Goffin, b. December 7, 1990, 2:35 pm, Liege, Belgium, no. 21 seed – Sun Sagittarius
David Goffin is worth a mention because his Sun is at 15 degrees Sagittarius. Therefore, if you’re ever going to do well, surely it’s when lucky Jupiter is moving back to make a conjunction with your natal Sun?
Goffin’s Ascendant is 3 Taurus 34, so Uranus has been triggering the ‘physical body’ aspect of his horoscope over the last year. His career planet is Saturn and he has a major Pluto transit going on – has injury plagued him recently? I don’t know much about his previous form.
Stanislas Wawrinka, b. March 28, 1985, 11:05 am, Lausanne, Switzerland, no. 22 seed – Sun Aries
If Wawrinka’s time of birth is correct, the Solar Eclipse at 10 Cancer 38 falls very close to his Cancer Ascendant at 9 degrees Cancer. This can either propel you to greatness or wipe you out! Yes, it’s one of those extreme astrological symbols which is quite hard to predict!
Andy Murray, b. May 15 1987, 2:10pm, Glasgow, UK, playing in the doubles – Sun Taurus
Andy Murray is coming back to form and should be playing the doubles at Wimbledon if I’ve read it correctly. It’s good to see Sir Andy back at the tournament that loves him for bringing the Wimbledon trophy home to the Brits! The tricky Pluto transit to his natal Jupiter (ruling hips) is now behind him.
Murray currently has transiting Saturn square Jupiter – a chance to rebuild his form slowly, test out his hip? Plus, with the Moon triggering the exact degree where Jupiter turned retrograde in April 2019 (not far off Andy’s natal Uranus at 16 Sagittarius), I wonder whether there’ll be a nice surprise for us Brits this year.
Well, I have to say there’s not a lot to go on this time around astrologically. I am looking forward to hear from my fellow astrologers for their thoughts in this complex fortnight of astrology.
And, I may be feeling befuddled by too much sun/a cold combination, but I do wonder whether the old maestro, Roger Federer, has something going on with Mercury picking up his node of destiny! It’s a bold prediction but I’m going for Federer over Djokovic.