Wimbledon 2019 – Week 2

Well that was an interesting week, that was!  Some new and intriguing faces at Wimbledon, and new charts to look at.  I will proceed as usual, that is looking at the next four Seeds for the women and men, bearing in mind that some Seeds may already have left us.

Women’s Seeds

No. 6 Seed: Petra Kvitova

Petra has had a lot of transits going on since the Spring, and these continue to be lively over the coming week. North Node trine her Sun,  Mars opposite her Venus, Pluto on her Saturn, Saturn sextile her Pluto, and North Node trine her Pluto are current active transits, which suggest a mood of seriously knuckling down to business.

On 26th March, the attacker who left her with a hand injury just before Christmas 2016 was brought to justice and sentenced, with some of these heavy and long term transits: Neptune on her Sun, Neptune trine her natal Pluto and Pluto on her Saturn.  At the time of the attack, the South Node (past karma) was transiting her natal Mercury (hand).  She was back on the tennis circuit a few months later.

She plays our Jo Konta who we’ll be cheering on Monday. Their synastry is: Petra’s Mars square Johanna’s Mercury (so Petra could bring out Jo’s nerves), Petra’s Saturn opposing Jo’s Mars (difficult for Jo), and Petra’s Neptune conjoins Jo’s Uranus (again, the advantage is with Petra). So the natural flow of things favours Petra generally.  Jo currently has Chiron square her Venus (that’s quite a physical challenge, and she is bearing that well, and doing very well generally at the moment), Uranus square her Jupiter (a prey to the unexpected; again she is bearing that one well), and Chiron trine her Jupiter (healing and uplifting, that’s better news!.  She also has Uranus square her Saturn (not so nice) and Chiron sextile her Saturn (that is keeping her stable), plus Neptune trine her Pluto (sensitive power).  At the end of Wimbledon, Jo has Uranus sextile her Venus (the power of surprise working her way), she still has Uranus square her Jupiter, Chiron trine her Jupiter, and Uranus square her Saturn. There’s a new challenge of Saturn on her Neptune (some draining) and Neptune trine her Pluto.  I sadly don’t think these are winning transits.  I also think Petra’s transits are stronger in the short term than Jo’s.

Going back to Petra, her transits for the end of Wimbledon continue to be meaningful:

Jupiter sextile her North Node (karmic reward), Saturn sextile her natal Sun (strong and stable), Saturn still sextile her natal Pluto, Neptune on her Sun (the possibility of inspirational play, with Neptune as her ruling planet), Neptune trine her natal Pluto and Pluto still on her Saturn.  It is an important year for her, and she could get to the final.

No. 7 Seed: Simona Halep

In the next round, Simona Halep plays the sensational 15-year old Cori Gauff, who has won the hearts of the Wimbledon crowd this year, beating Venus Williams in the 1st round.

At this point in the tournament, Simona has Mars sextile her Sun (vigour), but unbalancing that Saturn square her Mars (awkward energy and frustration), Nodal axis squaring her Mars (danger of injury) and Neptune trine her Pluto (some inspiration and depth). These transits have got her to the second week, but are not easy to negotiate, especially when facing the challenge of Cori Gauff who seems on a roll.

Their synastry shows: Cori’s Gauff squaring Simona’s Venus (a physical advantage for Cori), and Cori’s Uranus opposite Simona’s Jupiter (Cori has the power of surprise).  So Cori could defeat her at this point in the tournament.

If Simona gets through towards the end of Wimbledon, her transits then will be:  Saturn still square her Mars, the Nodal Axis still square her Mars, and Neptune still trine her Pluto.  Simona is a tremendous player, but I don’t think this will be her year for the Wimbledon final.

No. 8 Seed: Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine finds herself in the middle of Wimbledon with the following transits: Neptune opposite her Sun (supersensitivity, which may be difficult to manage), Mars square her natal Venus (slightly incident-prone), Saturn opposite her Mars (awkward energies), Pluto on her Uranus (volatility in her affairs).  So she has done well to get this far.

By the end of Wimbledon,  Neptune still opposes her Sun, Saturn still opposes her Mars, the North Node  transits her natal Mars (karmic consequences to the use of energy) and Pluto still transits her natal Uranus.  The North Node on her Mars could go either way (it could help fulfil her destiny as an athlete, for instance) and she must be quite a fighter at the moment with those transits, but I would think the odds are against her.

No. 11 Seed: Serena Williams

My take this week on Serena Williams, writing on Tuesday was:

“Serena says she feels good, and is currently pain free. At the beginning of Wimbledon Mars is square her Mercury, so it could take a little while to settle her nerves. But Jupiter is sextile her Jupiter, so she is in a good mood! Very optimistic. Saturn squares her Jupiter, so the execution is not without blocks. Saturn is also on her Midheaven (Careerpoint) which may hold her back overall on her career path. She may still be struggling to maintain consistency from one Grand Slam to another, and balance her tennis with motherhood. Finally, Pluto trines her Chiron (so she is “pain free” and strong).

At the end of Wimbledon, Jupiter trines her Mars (energy sky high!), Saturn sextiles her Venus (smooth control at the same time). She still has Saturn square Jupiter and on her Midheaven, and the powerful Pluto trine Chiron. She could make it to the final, or even win.”

Men’s Seeds

The ranks of the men’s Seeds seem decimated, much more so than the women’s.

No. 8 Seed: Kei Nishikori

Nishikori’s current planetary line up shows Uranus squaring his Venus, which may be some tension in his personal life; Chiron sextile his natal Venus (good, healthwise), Uranus trine his Uranus (the power of surprise on his side), Chiron square his Uranus (I wouldn’t rule out injury though), Saturn sextile his Pluto (considerable strength), and the North Node trine his Pluto (powerful karmic help).

By the end of Wimbledon, he still has Uranus square his Venus, and Chiron sextile Venus, but he has added muscle from Mars trine his natal Mars.  Uranus sextiles his Jupiter (an excellent winning transit!), Chiron squares his Jupiter (some challenges), Uranus still trine his Uranus (a considerable benefit), Chiron still square his Uranus (a threat of injury), Saturn still sextile his Pluto, and then that final endorsement from the Universe still (North Node trine his Pluto).  He could be a surprise entrant into the final this year, of the dark horse variety.

No. 15 Seed: Milos Raonic

Raonic currently has Uranus trine his Sun (the element of the unexpected is working in his favour), Neptune sextile his Venus (harmony in his personal affairs) and Neptune trine his Pluto (not a bad transit to have on your side), but not a lot else going on.

At the end of Wimbledon all these transits are still in operation.  None are difficult, but taken together maybe not outstanding enough to get past the semi-finals.

No. 17 Seed: Matteo Berrettini

I haven’t looked at Berrettini’s chart before!  He has the Sun in Aries square Jupiter in his natal chart (bags of enthusiasm) and Mars square Jupiter (enthusiasm off the scale), and Sun also square Neptune, so he may be very idealistic.  His Mercury is square Uranus, so he may be tense, but brilliant in terms of thinking outside the box.  His Venus is trine Uranus, so that could give him charisma, but Venus opposing Pluto may result in volatile feelings from time to time.  He has no water planets though, so he is not over-emotional.  His North Node conjoins Chiron, so there is healing potential.

His current transit picture shows: Mars opposite his Uranus (explosiveness), but Jupiter sextile his North Node (karmic rewards).  Saturn is sitting on his Jupiter (slightly dampening that natural exuberance) and square his Nodal Axis (something is weighing on him, perhaps his personal life, or wanting to do well for his team and his country).

At the close of Wimbledon Mars squares his Mercury (irritability), Saturn sits exactly on his Jupiter to the day, and the South Node reaches his Jupiter.  On balance, I don’t think his transits will have improved enough.

No. 21 Seed: David Goffin

Here is another player whose chart I have never got round to. But Belgian David Goffin does have the resource of a birth time (hallelujah!).  He has an intriguing triple conjunction of the Midheaven, Neptune and the Part of Fortune, which is very special.  His Sun trines closely Jupiter, which is excellent for sporting competition.  His Mercury is conjoined with Uranus, which shows a brilliant mind, able to think quickly on his feet.  Mars trines closely his North Node, again showing athleticism.

At this point, Jupiter (which is his Sun ruler from Sagittarius) is conjunct his Sun (one could hardly wish for a better transit), Uranus trines his Mercury (bringing out the brilliance of his mind) but Chiron squares his Mercury (so mental tension could at times be too great during this tournament).  Pluto is conjunct his natal Saturn (it’s a hard slog), and Neptune trines his Pluto (as with some of the other players in his age group).

For the final, Jupiter is on his Sun still, Uranus still trine his Mercury (tremendous assets), Chiron still squares his natal Mercury, and Neptune still trines his Pluto.  Mercury squares his Ascendant, so he could be nervous.  I imagine he could be in the semi-finals, but you never know, he could make the final.  I don’t think he would win, however.

Thank you for all your questions, comments and discussions from week one.  Keep them coming! Look for further updates under comments.


Mercury is Stationary this evening, prior to turning retrograde.  We had a forewarning here in the early hours of the morning, when a fuse was blown, and hubby was trying to find out the source of it!  So I am on my mettle, even though normally I try to play down its effects.

You know the drill, in terms of my advice anyway: keep your communications clear, read the small print, attend to detail, allow extra time if setting out on journeys, etc.  Mercury will be retrograde until 1st August, so you need to be mindful in this way for the rest of the month.  Use this as a learning period for what works and what doesn’t work for you under Mercury retrograde periods, we all respond in our individual ways.

Tomorrow (Monday 8th) Venus sextiles Uranus, which is excellent for socializing and meeting new people, often in an impromptu way.  You may gain fresh perspectives on relationships, and life, love and the Universe may seem all the more exciting!

In the evening, Mercury conjoins Mars at 4 degrees Leo, and your mind may be on overdrive.  If you are energized, you may get through some late night tasks efficiently.  If you are trying to get to sleep, you may need some meditations techniques to bring some sort of control and soft focus to your mindset, to take you to that happy place in the sleep world.

On Tuesday (9th) we may come down to earth a little, after the exciting meetings and mental stimulation of Monday, for Saturn opposes the Sun, and the skies may be a little overcast with some rainfall or showers…We need to assess all our exciting ideas in the cold light of day, whether they will work in practice, etc.  If Monday did present us with great food for thought, we need to digest and discriminate about what is worthwhile, what may be pie in the sky or overly romanticized.

The pendulum swings the other way on Thursday (11th).  If we did the work of cool assessment on Tuesday, we’ll be freshly inspired to take our ideas and learnings to another level on Thursday, for Neptune trines the Sun.  We could be forgiven on Thursday for re-introducing some of the fanciful ideas we discarded on Tuesday, revamping them, spiritualizing them, and seeing them in a higher light.  The Universe would be supportive of that.  We will still be mindful of the other side of the coin, but be able to expand our consciousness and re-frame the week’s experiences accordingly.  The day could be inspirational.

This mellow mood applies at least until tea time, when there may be a challenge brought about by Uranus squaring Mars.  Perhaps someone is exploding with tension, or you are disturbed by some item of world news where man is exacting inhumanity to man.  You don’t have to look far these days for that.  Something may jolt you out of the mellow mood.  Something may need to be dealt with urgently, whether it be a mechanical fault or a human fault.  It is not a good time to inflame someone who is ripe for being inflamed.  They may even be inflamed if you are super chilled, in which case you can’t win!  Seriously, though, it is an evening for caution.

So, overall, a week of ups and downs, but the ups are oh so worthwhile.

The week in bullet points:

  • Today – communications awry
  • Tomorrow – exciting meetings
  • Tuesday – a more sober assessment of things
  • Thursday – a spiritual high; later tension