Wimbledon 2016 – Week 2

That first week was quite rain-drenched at Wimbledon, and there is some catching up to do to remain on schedule.  We have had the upset of top Seeds going out (Djokovic at No. 1 and Wawrinka, No. 4 men’s Seeds and Muguruza No. 2 ladies Seed).  Muguruza leaving makes it easier for Serena Williams to come out on top.

So here is a look at the next Seeds coming up, to start the final week.  As usual, I will be adding commentary as we go along.

Men’s Singles

Kei Nishikori – No. 5 Seed

Nishikori’s chart is very Capricornian, with Uranus/Sun, Neptune, Saturn Moon and Mercury in that sign!  That is 6 of his 10 planets.  He is not completely Capricornian, though.  The proximity of Uranus to his Sun (2 degrees) opposing Jupiter (2 degrees) means he is more flamboyant.  But all that Capricorn makes him very grounded.  He has 7 planets in the Cardinal signs, which makes him a leader (in a sport which is not necessarily about leadership).  Jupiter opposes Uranus exactly which means he is more of a risk-taker than the average Capricorn, calculated risk-taking being a large part of high level tennis playing.  Saturn conjuncts Neptune (by 4 degrees) opposed by Chiron, so depression could plague him from time to time.  One of his greatest strengths is Saturn closely sextile his Pluto, Pluto strengthening the innate perseverance of his ruling planet Saturn to a high degree. Pluto trine Chiron is also an asset in weathering extremely difficult situations psychologically.

At the beginning of week 2, Nishikori has Jupiter sextile his Chiron, which is very strong for keeping body and soul together, plus Neptune sextile his Neptune (spiritually at one), plus Pluto sextile his Pluto (psychologically rock solid). Things look good for him. At the end of Wimbledon, Neptune is still sextile Neptune, and Pluto is still sextile Pluto, but Pluto is on his natal Saturn, which is not so favourable.  That lessens his chances of making the final.

Milos Raonic – No. 6 Seed

I wrote in 2014:

“Milos has 5 planets plus the North Node in the sign of Capricorn- a steadfast line up for a tennis player.  His Venus is exactly trine Pluto, giving him a strong presence on and off the court.  Mars trines his North Node closely, so it is important for him to attain and sustain a peak fitness.  His serve is highly praised in the tennis world, and that may be a product of his Mars-North Node trine.”

At the beginning of week 2, he has Mars opposite his natal Mars (the possibility of injury, or loss of temper).  But Jupiter is trine his Neptune, which could regulate his mood on a higher level (e.g. rising above all those close calls).  Saturn is also trine his Jupiter, which is steadying, though he may incline to err on the side of caution.  At the end of Wimbledon, Jupiter is trine his Venus (which is celebratory and successful), but Uranus will be forming a T-square with his exact natal Saturn-Chiron opposition (so he will be very tense).  He will need a little luck to come through.

Richard Gasquet – No. 7 Seed

I have written about Gasquet before: “…Venus exactly on the Ascendant in Leo, which makes him astrologically a bit of an Adonis.  But tenniswise it means he is a showman and greatly competitive.  The competition is a very serious matter, as Saturn is at the beginning of the 5th House of Sport closely trine his natal Ascendant/Venus.”

At the beginning of this second week, Mercury sextiles his Mercury (a minor aspect, but favouring his nervous system). But Uranus squares his Mars (a possibility of injury or upset) which could prevent him reaching the final at some stage this week.  At the end of Wimbledon Chiron is square his Sun (again, a possibility of injury), with no other strong aspects to back him up.  On that reckoning, his appearance in the final looks unlikely.

Tomas Berdych – No. 10 Seed

Here’s my analysis from 2015:

“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).”

At the beginning of week 2, he has minor transit Mercury trine his natal Mercury, again strengthening to his nervous system.  But Jupiter squares his natal Uranus (a risk too far), which may dominate his performance, dotting it with errors.  If he were to make it right through to the final, he will have Mars sextile his Sun (energy and strength), Uranus trine his Venus (surprise), and Mars on his Saturn (a loosening of inhibition, but also tension).  Therefore his prospects at the end of this week are better that those early this week, if he can go so far.

Ladies Singles

Simona Halep – No.5 Seed

From 2014:

“She has Neptune conjunct her North Node natally.  This points to spiritual leadership potential, so she may have many followers who do not only follow her for her tennis playing.  She is Libran, one of the commonest Sun signs for tennis skill, because it involves a close monitoring of the person the other side of the net!”

At the beginning of week 2, Pluto is square her Mars, which raises the possibility of injury, and doesn’t help her keep her cool.  But Jupiter trines her Neptune, so somehow she may be able to keep her equilibrium on a higher level.  The Pluto threat could really upset the applecart, though.

Roberta Vinci – No.6 Seed

It’s my first time looking at Roberta Vinci.  She has two stunningly placed exact conjunctions: Venus conjunct Mars in Pisces (balancing her male and female side in this incarnation) and Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Sagittarius (the Inner Entrepreneur).  She also has a stunning trine composed of her Sun in the last degree of Aquarius (which could be very socially evolved) trine her natal Pluto at the end of Libra (emotional and psychological intelligence).

At the beginning of the second week, Chiron is on her Mars (a physical or health battle), which does not make things easy for her at this time, but she has great inner resources.  At the end of Wimbledon if she gets through, Mars trines her Venus (some physical resilience), but Chiron is still on her Mars.  That doesn’t look strong enough for a win.

Venus Williams – No. 8 Seed

Venus, of course, is no stranger to these pages, but she is looking stronger this year than in recent times, struggling with her debilitating Sjogren’s Syndrome.  In her natal chart, Venus has Venus conjunct her Sun in Gemini, which indicates her interest in fashion.  Libra rises in her chart, emphasizing the rulership of Venus.  She has the Moon conjunct Jupiter, which gives emotional positivity, and may reflect the strong women of her family.  Mars is conjunct Saturn, so she has a great deal of control physically.

At the beginning of week 2, she has minor aspect Mercury sextile her Mercury (her wits about her), Uranus sextile her Venus (strong intuition and power to surprise).  The North Node conjuncts her Mars, which could be a karmic reward physically (there is a chance of injury, but the way she is playing it seems more a karmic strength).  Venus trines her Ascendant, which though a minor aspect indicates a feeling of harmony.  So good transits, but maybe only semi-final material.

Madison Keys – No.9 Seed

Another player whose chart I haven’t looked at before.  Venus from Capricorn sextiles Saturn in her chart, so she keeps her cards close to her chest, which may make it difficult for her opponents to read her game.  She has a difficult exact square between Jupiter and Saturn, which could make her game patchy or swing to extremes, e.g. between caution and abandon.  Saturn trines her North Node (karmic mission) so she would be a restrained player, both in her work and in her life.  But she has an understanding of complexity, from a conjunction of Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, and Uranus sextiles Pluto which gives her unusual reserves of strength at times.  Uranus also trines Chiron, which can give her remarkable powers of recovery and endurance, which combined with the healing power of Neptune trine Chiron can make her physically impressive.

At the beginning of week 2, Jupiter trines her Venus (which is a winning theme), but Saturn sits on her Jupiter, so she may not feel she is fulfilling her total potential.  More worryingly, Saturn squares her natal Saturn, so something is holding her back.  There is some assistance from Mars trine her natal Uranus, so she is not likely to suffer injury or upset.  At the end of Wimbledon, Neptune squares her Jupiter (she may be emotional or feel that a close call was unfair, and Uranus squares her Neptune too which is difficult, so I don’t think we are looking at the final winner.

Murray now has good prospects for the final.  Radwanska has good transits for the final, and of course Serena could still come up trumps.


The Sun at11 degrees Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces at 11.01 a.m. this morning, so there is strength in sensitivity, and displays of emotion can be constructive, if for instance you are having a family gathering.  Inspiration in the Arts are also favoured, and spiritual connection.

Then tomorrow, also at 11.01 a.m. (so the numbers 1 and 11 could be important numerologically this week) there is a New Moon in Cancer.  This favours a new paradigm of relationships within the family, and the experience of its bonds, plus a new appreciation of its young members and the role they play.

Tuesday brings a trine between Mercury and Neptune, so again sensitivity is honoured, but this time in relation to mental processes, sharing information sensitively, and the receiving of information, e.g. through channelling.

Wednesday brings emotional warmth through a trine between Venus and Mars, so that means love, romance and passion and positive connections and possibilities between them.

On Thursday, it is best to lie low, unless you have already booked yourself a packed schedule.  The Sun conjuncts Mercury in the early hours, which concentrates the mind, and you may wake up with insights.  You may be able to see your way clearly at the outset.  Mercury then opposes Pluto, so you may expect travel difficulties and deeply challenging communication.  In the early afternoon, Venus squares Uranus and relationships could be subject to bizarre misunderstandings.  The best way through that is direct telepathy, but only telepathy which is free of projections and illusions, if you can manage that.  Finally, in the very late evening (U.K. time), the Sun opposes Pluto, so you could have a lot on your mind of a deep nature, and that may make it difficult to settle to sleep.  If you are travelling in the evening your journey may not be easy.

Now if you are in a position to reschedule your travel plans, it would be ideal to choose the next day, for Friday (8th) brings a sextile between Mercury and Jupiter.  That is good for travel, communication and sales.  It is good for learning and broadening the mind, and looking at life from a positive mental outlook.  Hopefully, you can plan ahead this week.

The week in bullet points:

  • Today – sensitivity and creativity
  • Tomorrow – new beginnings
  • Wednesday – emotional warmth
  • Thursday – don’t go there…
  • Friday – buoyant thinking