Update: A Djokovic win. It’s now 20 Grand Slams each for Roger, Rafa & Novak. Who’ll win the US Open – will it be one of the Big Three who makes it 21 Grand Slam wins? See you at the end of August 🙂
I think the only ‘suspect’ astrology for Djokovic – Uranus on his IC – was the fact that his family couldn’t travel to the UK to watch him win at Wimbledon.
As many of you know, this is my first tennis/astrology prediction for some time. I stopped posting these articles because of the global situation even though three Grand Slams took place in 2020.
Wimbledon didn’t take place in 2020 but it’s back and I promised to set up a forum for this year’s Wimbledon and here it is.
I know that some tennis astrologers are still continuing with predictions on their websites so do let fans know in the comments box below where else they can go for tennis/astrology insights.
I posted on Juan’s website to say that I fancied a Nadal-Tsitsipas final during the recent French Open. Nadal couldn’t overcome the tennis player of the moment, Djokovic, in the semi-finals and neither could Tsitsipas in the final.
So, what does the astrology say for Wimbledon? As usual, I’m taking a look at the chart for the start of the tournament. We have so few birth times for players now that it makes the predictions tricky. Therefore, the astrology for the tournament becomes even more important.
It’s relatively straightforward astrology for the Wimbledon tournament. Mercury, the tennis player’s planet, is the ruler of both the Virgo Ascendant and the Gemini Midheaven (success point).
After being retrograde, Mercury is now strong in its sign of rulership in the 10th house. Plus, the north node in Gemini is conjunct the Midheaven – good news for the Geminis or players with key planets/angles close to 8/9 Gemini and 17 Gemini.
Mercury’s next aspect is a square to Neptune so some dreams won’t materialise but that’s always true for these big events.
The Moon is in Aquarius and its last aspect was a trine to Mercury. The Moon is void of course, i.e. it makes no more planetary aspects which is always a nod to the favourite doing well. A void of course Moon suggests nothing new will come of it.
The 2019 Wimbledon final was an epic battle between Federer and Djokovic with Djokovic winning. Djokovic has won 3 more Grand Slams since then including this year’s French Open which Rafael Nadal has dominated since 2005. So, the astrology is looking good for the favourite.
As you’ll know if you’ve followed my tennis astrology in the past, I also take notice of Jupiter, the best planet in astrology. It alway seems to be a helpful influence. During this tournament, Jupiter will be retrograde, i.e. in retreat but still important to watch.
Jupiter’s currently at 2 Pisces. I went for a Tsitsipas-Nadal final in the recent French Open based solely on Jupiter in Pisces, the natal planet/sign placing for both men.
No Nadal at this year’s tournament. He does have a Saturn transit trine his Sun which is usually a helpful transit but Nadal said the French Open had taken a toll on his body. So, he needs to slow down and rest, Saturn themes.
Novak Djokovic, b. May 22 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, no. 1 seed – Sun Gemini
With Djokovic, it seems to be more what might stop him winning than anything else. His Mercury is at 18 Gemini so mirrors the Mercury in the Wimbledon chart.
He has progressed Venus on his Mercury – the tennis planet – exact in August 2021 but a significant progression all year. Plus, he has progressed Moon on his career planet Mars – drive, ambition – exact on June 25th leading him into the tournament.
Jupiter’s heading back to square his Gemini Sun by transit and trine his career planet Mars, both transits exact not long after the final – nice.
The only question mark may be Uranus on his IC, the planet of surprises, so something linked to his home/family that causes a shock? Otherwise, he has a great chance of equalling Federer & Nadal’s equal record of 20 Grand Slam victories.
Roger Federer, b. August 8, 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland, no. 2 seed – Sun Leo
Federer turns 40 this August, so a big ask for him to compete at the top level for a fortnight but never say never.
Federer has a Gemini Midheaven, career point, and he has won Wimbledon before with a transit of Jupiter in Gemini. The north node is heading back towards his Midheaven which is 5 Gemini, although not exact until later this year.
His career planet is Mercury in Leo which has been under some stress this year. Saturn turned retrograde opposite his Mercury late May and Uranus is square his Mercury, exact on June 22nd. Saturn slows you down, Uranus is unpredictable – highs and lows. It tends to be a tricky influence.
The only other transit of note is Uranus sextile his Mars Cancer, exact on July 5th, so Federer could pull a surprise himself. And, the inner planets are moving through Leo all tournament so I’m sure he’ll be delighted to be back at Wimbledon, where the crowd love him.
Rest of the Players
The major challenge when you start to look outside of the Fab Four – which was Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray who dominated the Grand Slams for many years – is that there are very few times of birth in the public domain. Therefore, you don’t have all the information you need to give accurate predictions.
There are only a couple of players in the top 20 with accurate birth times. One is Alexander Zverev and even he has two possible times of birth. Although, as debated in previous tennis/astrology articles, we favour the Sun Aries chart – April 20, 1997, 3:00am, Hamburg, Germany rather than 11:00pm which would make him a Sun Taurus!
If you’re looking for players who stand out, check out those who are Sun Aquarius/Sun Pisces or who have planets in those two star signs as that’s where Jupiter is this year. Daniil Medvedev, b. February 11, 1996, Moscow, Russia has his Sun at 21 Aquarius and Mars at 26 Aquarius and he must be doing well to be no. 2 seed.
I also favour Stefanos Tsitsipas – b. August 12 1998, Athens, Greece who did so well at the French Open & Diego Schwartzman – b. August 16 1992, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both Sun Leo, like Federer and there’s a lot happening in Leo this tournament. Also, Tsitsipas has his Jupiter at 27 Pisces so he’s heading for his Jupiter Return next year.
Andy Murray is playing and he has the same Midheaven (career/success point) as Roger Federer, although 2 degrees later at 7 Gemini. There was the wonderful Wimbledon final in 2012 when the two played one another and lucky Jupiter got to Federer’s Midheaven before Murray’s and Federer won. Murray won the trophy the following year.
In brief, without such gems of astrology, this tennis/astrology forum will sadly become obsolete once we lose the prowess of the top players with accurate birth times whose charts we know so well.
You can’t not predict a Djokovic win. I look forward to hearing what the other astrologers think. Play nicely in the comments and enjoy the tennis.