Wimbledon 2015 – Week 2

What an exciting week of tennis that was!  Having looked at the top seeds last week, I am now going to look at the next rung of seeds, going into the second week. Maybe your favourite is amongst them? I hope you (the readers) will continue to be interactive, as it does make viewing even more interesting.

Men’s Seeds

No. 6 – Tomas Berdych

As a Virgoan, Tomas is very analytical, but he has a sense of showmanship with Venus and Mars in Leo.  We do not have his birth time, so his Moon could be in Libra or Scorpio.  If in Scorpio, that would make him extremely emotionally intense as the Moon would be conjunct with Pluto in that sign.  There is a lot of seriousness overall in his make up, with the Sun exactly sextile Saturn, and Venus exactly square Saturn.  His great energy is coming from Mars closely sextile Pluto.  He has hidden depths, and a very strong will (5 of his 10 planets in Fixed signs).  He starts week 2 with a Venus Return, which is congenial enough, but I don’t know if that will carry him far tenniswise.  At the end of the tournament, Jupiter squares his Saturn (hopes not likely realized).  That does not look like an outstanding line up for success.  He plays Gilles Simon in the next round.

No. 9 – Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic has a very challenging natal chart, containing a Grand Cross in Earth signs, composed of Neptune opposite Chiron and Mars opposite the Sun.  He could struggle at times, especially when a transiting planet is crossing one of those four points.  With Saturn conjunct exactly Uranus, he can sometimes be subject to earthquakes in his life, psychologically at least.  He has chosen a difficult path, but would have the character to match.  There is a modicum of luck, with Sun exactly trine Jupiter, and great enthusiasm (Mars exactly sextile Jupiter).  Mercury is also exactly sextile Uranus (mental brilliance), so he could be a master of precision with all those precise aspects!  At the beginning of the second week of Wimbledon 2015 the North Node conjuncts his Sun, which could be karmically favourable.  Jupiter conjuncts his natal Venus, which is personally lucky.  And the South Node transits his natal Mars, so he could be facing some old warrior karma, and will be expected by the Lords of Karma to be ethically sportsmanlike.  By the end of Wimbledon, he will have lost the two favourable transits, just keeping the sportsmanlike requirement.  Again, he does not look like the overall winner this year, but should get through the next round.

No. 11 – Gilles Simon

We do have a birthchart for Gilles Simon, born in Nice (the French are good at birthtimes).  He is a double Capricorn, with Sun and Ascendant in that sign, but lightened by Jupiter rising.  His emotional reactions are quick, with the Moon conjunct Mars, but they are in the sign of Pisces so sometimes they can be vague or roundabout in their expression.  His Mercury is exactly conjunct his natal Uranus in Sagittarius, so he has a keen, quick and intuitive mind and mental reflexes, and a highly strung nervous system.  His Mars is exactly sextile Neptune, so he could be capable of some sensitive play and subtle shots.  He also has Saturn on the South Node, so may have brought through some difficult karma from past lives, possibly from Russia.  At the beginning of the second week, where he meets Tomas Berdych, Uranus squares his natal Jupiter which could cause an upset, though Tomas’ own transits are not distinguished so they may be evenly matched.  Towards the end of the tournament, Jupiter also squares his natal Saturn, so like Berdych he may not make the final.  In their synastry (compatibility) Gilles’ Saturn sextiles Berdych’s Sun, so Gilles may have the edge, though Berdych has beaten him this year.  It’s a fine call between them.

No. 14 –  Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a Taurean from South Africa, with a persevering Mars in Capricorn closely trine his Taurus Mercury – quick mental and physical reactions, and a great deal of stamina.  He has 5 of his 10 planets in Earth signs.  He will need the stamina, as he’ll be playing Novak Djokovic in the next round, a real contender for the overall title.  As we start the second week, Uranus is square his natal Mars (which could make him incident-prone, or even accident-prone).  The Nodal Axis will also be squaring his natal Neptune, which could make him wobbly spiritually.  The latter transit vanishes by the end of Wimbledon, but the Uranus to Mars transit is still operational.  So the cards are stacked against him, astrologically as well as in the draw.  Their synastry is very weak, so Anderson may not engage much in the match.

Women’s Seeds

No. 5 –  Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki has 7 out of her 10 planets in Cardinal signs, so is a natural leader.  She has a natural system of checks and balances within her psyche, with a triple conjunction of Chiron/Sun/Jupiter in Cancer opposite her Saturn in Capricorn.  Her Mercury squares Mars, so she can get irritable or suffer from frayed nerves.  Her Sun/Chiron conjunction is exact, so she may have some healing talent.  She was engaged to Rory McIlroy the golfer, but with the engagement being broken last year she may have been emotionally drained, as she wasn’t so prominent in Wimbledon in 2014.  Hopefully, her star is rising again.  At the beginning of this week, Chiron is busy in her chart (and it is an important planet for her natally) – it trines her Jupiter and sextiles her natal Saturn.  This could help her healing and general physical wellbeing. She has an additional fillip with Saturn trine her natal Mercury, so she’ll be concentrating well too, so she should progress at the beginning of the week.  By the end of Wimbledon, the Jupiter transits have gone, but the Saturn transit remains.  That could get her into the final.

No. 6 –  Lucie Safarova

Lucy is an Aquarian, a sign you don’t often find in tennis players.  She has good energy levels (Sun sextile Mars), excellent control (Mars trine exactly Saturn), a magnetic personality (Venus conjunct Uranus), good karmic sense (Sun sextile exactly North Node and trine Chiron) and also has healing potential (North Node sextile exactly Chiron).  At the beginning of this second week, Neptune trines her Pluto, giving her some staying power, but that may not be enough to propel her through the second week.  The end of the tournament does not look promising either.  Her opponent in the next round, Coco Vandeweghe, looks quite dynamic and has a good transit at the final!

No. 13 –  Agnieszka Radwanska

Here we drop down 7 seeds as all the intervening ones are out!

I wrote in 2014:

“She has a bouncy, enthusiastic and energetic conjunction of Mars and Jupiter in her chart, which is useful in a sporting life.  But   Agnieszka has a natally depressive exact conjunction of Saturn and Neptune…”

At the beginning of this week, Mars trines her Venus, giving her some heart.  But Saturn opposes her Jupiter, so she may be disappointed by her next match.  Agnieszka’s transits are not easy at all at the end of Wimbledon: Jupiter opposes her natal Mercury, and the Nodal Axis squares her natal Uranus.  She plays Jelena Jankovic in the next round, who put out reigning champion Petra Kvitova yesterday.  Jelena seems set to make a comeback, with the North Node trine her Jupiter, though she does have a confusing Neptune transit to her Sun – she may have used this as a springboard to regaining her spirit.  As she will lose the North Node trine by the final, Jelena may not reach the final;  however,  Jankovic has the advantage in their synastry.

No. 15 –  Timea Bacsinszky

Timea has a lucky exact conjunction of Sun and Jupiter in Gemini, making her very nimble too.  She also has the exact conjunction of Saturn and Neptune which can also pull her down, so a very contradictory chart.  She has Venus conjunct Chiron in Cancer, so perhaps some poignant family issues (we do know she has issues with her father), and Venus opposite Uranus which is awkward for her personal life.  Her great strength is an exact sextile between Saturn and Pluto, which could make her very strong indeed under pressure.  Her Nodal Axis squares her natal Mercury, so she could have some responsibility as a teacher later in her career.  She seems to be on good form this year.  Saturn opposes her natal Mercury and the Nodal Axis squares her Venus as we start the week, which are not helpful for her.  To these would be added Mars opposing her natal Neptune by the end of Wimbledon, which is a lot to battle against astrologically.  She plays Monica Niculescu at the beginning of the week, who has a small edge in their synastry.  Jupiter trines Niculescu’s Uranus and Mars trines her Pluto, plus Nicolescu has supportive transits.  So Bacsingszky may lose the next round. Though Nicolescu loses her astrological support by the end of the Wimbledon – so is anyone going to get through?!!


Not an easy week, with the Sun opposing Pluto.  Though some people did not even find last week easy, and the aspects were very kind.

Today has a literary flavour with Mercury sextile Venus, so art and literature can flourish, as can diplomacy and discussion.  It’s a good day to forge ahead if you are engaged in a major writing project. Reading a favourite novelist can stimulate ideas, e.g. you may want to start up a book club.

Tomorrow afternoon (Monday 6th) is a little more heavy-hearted, there is no way to sweeten the pill of Sun opposite Pluto.  Serious issues may need to be dealt with, psychologically at least.  It is the Dalai Lama’s birthday, so you may want to take a leaf out of one of his books, and consider his philosophies.  Perhaps catch up with his interview at Glastonbury via You Tube.

Mercury enters the sign of Cancer on Wednesday (8th), at tea time in the U.K.  The collective mind has been in the nimble sign of Gemini, but now becomes more reflective and subject to emotion.  You may find that you cannot consider something rationally without having to bring human emotion into the equation.  Mercury will be travelling very rapidly through Cancer and enters Leo on 23rd.  If you are a budding novelist, take advantage of this current position, as the sign of Cancer lends itself to imaginative writing and reflection, e.g. historical fiction.

Mars trines Neptune late in the evening, so if you have started a novel at tea time, by the evening you could be on fire, and your imagination will run riot in an inspired way!  You can get something going in a big way on Wednesday, as long as it is a combination of physical energy and the higher imagination, running along spiritual lines.  If you are looking for a breakthrough in your meditation practice, for instance, this is a good day for it.

On Friday/Saturday (10th/11th) Mercury squares the Nodal Axis, and there may be some intense karmic discussion, teaching and learning, possibly in groups, if you are involved in any.  There needs to be absolute mental balance, in order to move forward.  Splitting hairs, if necessary!

The week in bullet points:

  • Today – a literary fest
  • Tomorrow – psychologically heavy
  • Wednesday – new mental outlook, incorporating feelings; constructive physical and spiritual movements
  • Friday/Saturday – a karmic recalibration on the mental level