Australian Tennis Open 2019

Andy Murray, b. May 15, 1997, 2:10pm, Glasgow, UK – Sun Taurus

The run-up to the Australian Open turned out to be a tearful affair for Andy Murray as he announced his likely retirement in 2019. The Moon was heading to Neptune when he broke down in tears.

There are some major transits which have been difficult for Andy since his last Grand Slam win at Wimbledon in 2016. Later that year, Andy had his Saturn Return which can often coincide with a major turning point in your life. Andy’s Saturn is in Sagittarius, the sign that rules the hips, and his right hip has been an ongoing issue for him since early 2017.

Also, Neptune, the planet of dissolution, has been going back and forth over Andy’s Descendant, since May 2017. Neptune is exactly conjunct his Descendant this month, January 2019. The Descendant is the relationship point in astrology and sits opposite the Ascendant, the point in the horoscope which rules you, your physical body. Neptune can bring sadness, a feeling of dissolution that things are falling away.

Andy’s Saturn is at 19 Sagittarius and lucky Jupiter will go back and forth over his natal Saturn this year. Yet, Jupiter rules liberation as well as opportunity. Neptune tries to hide you from the truth whereas Jupiter can release you. Playing tennis at the highest level may elude Andy this year but he has every reason to be proud of his incredible career. Check out this article on why Andy Murray may be Britan’s greatest sportsman: Andy Murray.

Australian Open Chart 2019

The tournament chart is printed above. Two planets stand out – Jupiter at 14 degrees Sagittarius, which rules the Pisces Ascendant and the Sagittarius Midheaven. It’s the ruling planet and the planet linked to success. Jupiter is exceptionally strong right now so any player who has key planets/angles linking in to Jupiter could do well. On its own, it’s a strong showing for the favourite to perform well.

The only proviso is Jupiter’s recent square aspect to Neptune, which is close to the Ascendant of the horoscope. This symbolises big dreams which aren’t grounded in reality. This planetary combination is full of hope but success can elude you – just ask Andy, as this square aspect will dominate his natal chart until September 2019.

The planet representing women, Venus at 6 Sagittarius, is heading towards Jupiter. The two benefics, i.e. best planets, are side by side on January 22nd at 16 Sagittarius. Also, Mars is in competitive Aries all competition – strong – and there’s a Lunar Eclipse on January 21st at 0 degrees Leo – who will be eclipsed?

The Moon at 20 Aries is heading towards a conjunction with Uranus at 28 Aries, although it has to encounter the Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn first. Uranus is another planet that can trigger a win. Uranus represents life’s highs and lows, both ends of the success axis, so it’s more difficult to predict with Uranus. Uranus proved pivotal for Alexander Zverev at the end of 2018 – see below – also look for planetary connections at 28 Aries.

Uranus is the theme of the new, the non-favourite. Slightly conflicting messages then for the tournament chart, which doesn’t make for an easy prediction. Any thoughts you may have on the astrology, please add them in the comments below.

Here’s the astrology for the top seeds. As usual, the GOATs dominate the top 3 places. I read in an article recently that the combined age of Djokovic, Nadal & Federer is 100 – go figure!

1. Novak Djokovic, b. May 22, 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia – Sun Gemini

Djokovic is the no. 1 seed and has won the last two Grand Slams. This coincided with the Sun progressed to Mars, his career planet, exact in August 2018. He’s born exactly one week after Andy Murray but they are different star signs. Plus, Neptune by transit is currently trine Novak’s Midheaven, i.e. helpful for him.

Also, Novak starts the competition with a strong Mars conjunct his north node at 8 Aries, the destiny point in astrology. By the day of the final, Mars is one degree away from his natal Jupiter, promising good fortune. Add to this the fact that the tournament chart’s Midheaven is 19 Sagittarius 05 and Novak’s ruling planet, Saturn, is 19 Sagittarius 07 and the astrology is compelling. If anyone can see anything worrying about Novak’s stars, please tell.

2.Rafael Nadal, b. June 3, 1986, 7:10 pm, Manacor, Spain – Sun Gemini

The last time Rafa won at the Australian Open was 10 years ago, 2009. He comes into this tournament with injury worries. Therefore, he needs some pretty amazing astrology to predict a win. Rafa’s natal Uranus is at 20 Sagittarius so it’s not far off the tournament Midheaven, success point, and lucky Jupiter will reach his natal Uranus in February 2019.

However, other than that, I’m struggling to find great astrology for Rafa. Also, I did note that the eclipse at 0 Leo is exactly square his natal Moon at 0 Taurus in his 6th house, which I don’t like personally for staying injury free. Let me know if you see otherwise.

3.Roger Feder, b. August 8, 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland – Sun Leo

Roger is a fire sign, Leo, and there’s strong fire sign energy during this tournament. The other two fire signs being Aries & Sagittarius. Lucky Jupiter will trine his natal Sun during the tournament, exact on January 19th.

The Leo eclipse on January 21st is a question mark for him as it falls exactly on his natal north node at 0 degrees Leo. We have seen eclipses bring success. Like Uranus, they are another factor that is linked to wins or losses. On its own, that could signify a win but Roger has a Saturn transit exactly opposite his Mars on January 22nd. So, Jupiter glory; Saturn gloom. A mixed bag for Federer.

Other players to note:

4.Alexander Zverev b. April 20, 1997, 3:00m, Hamburg, Germany – Sun Aries

Alexander had a stonking November at the ATP finals 2018 when he beat Federer and Djokovic to win the title. On the day of his success, Uranus was exactly conjunct his natal Sun at 29 Aries. Back in May 2018, when Uranus was first at 29 Aries, he won the 2018 Madrid Open.

Uranus transits are often date-specific and his final transit is in March 2019. However, the 3am time gives him a Capricorn Ascendant and tricky Saturn will be exactly conjunct his Ascendant, ruling self/physical body at the same time. I note he goes into this tournament with some injury concerns.

8.Kei Nishikori: December 29, 1989, 5:30am?, Matsue, Japan – Sun Capricorn

A birth time of 5-6 am has been suggested for Nishikori, which would mean lucky Jupiter is close to his Sagittarius Ascendant. With strong Capricorn planets, he may have the potential of turning the Jupiter-Neptune dream into reality.

20.Grigor Dimitrov: May 16, 1991, 5:30 am or 11:30 am, Haskovo, Bulgaria – Sun Taurus

Dimitrov has his natal Mercury at 29 Aries so he has an exact Uranus transit in February 2019. As the tournament begins, transiting Mercury is exactly conjunct his natal Uranus at 13 Capricorn. It’s weird astrology. However, if the 11:30am birth time is correct, his Midheaven, success point, is 28 Aries 38 and definitely one to watch!

22.David Goffin: December 7, 1990, time unknown, Liege, Belgium – Sun Sagittarius

Goffin was born with the Sun at 15 Sagittarius and lucky Jupiter is conjunct his natal Sun during the tournament.

51.Nick Kyrgios: April 27, 1995, time unknown, Canberra, Australia – Sun Taurus

One of the home favourites, Kyrgios is having his lucky Jupiter Return as the tournament begins. Without a birth time, we don’t know where it falls in his birth chart but his natal Jupiter is 14 Sagittarius.

59.Stan Wawrinka: March 28, 1985, 11:05 am, Lausanne, Switzerland – Sun Aries

I’ll be interested to see how the Sun Aries’ players do with their planets Mars strong this tournament. It certainly boosts Wawrinka’s birth chart but he’s another player who’s had a significant injury recently.

The astrology says: Djokovic is once again the player to beat.

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! Please play nicely in the comments and let me know your thoughts on the astrology or any other information that will make our tournament viewing a happy one.

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Jupiter & Neptune January 13

Jupiter & Neptune 

 

January 13, 2019

 

1:57 pm EST 

 

There will be three exact squares this year between Jupiter and Neptune (Jan 13, June 16 and Sept 21).   This is a call back to 2010 when Jupiter and Neptune were in conjunction.  On the personal front go back to 2010 and see if anything comes up from then that now needs fresh eyes.    Globally speaking, too much optimism will be squashed by disillusion.   We all need to avoid getting caught up in some kind of righteous undertow.  Things will dissolve in front of the world’s eyes.   Zealots and zealotry could be problematic.  When or if your own beliefs get shaken then going in deep and finding a connection to your own maker will be critical.   It is interesting that the first hit takes place during this super pragmatic Capricorn lunar phase.   Although this aspect is tough it does have the gift of creativity and the ability to build bridges to other circles.   Keep the accent on humanitarianism and that should help.  Just don’t get lost too far in any area.  

 

 

Jupiter Square Neptune: Follow Your Dreams

Jupiter 14 Sagittarius square Neptune 14 Pisces – Jan 13 2019
Jupiter 18 Sagittarius square Neptune 18 Pisces – June 16 2019
Jupiter 17 Sagittarius square Neptune 17 Pisces – Sept 21 2019

One of the major planetary aspects of 2019 gets underway this weekend – the dates/degrees are above. This combines expansive Jupiter with boundless Neptune, co-rulers of star sign Pisces. Jupiter is God of the Sky and represents expansion, opportunity and foreign connections, while Neptune is God of the Sea, a cosmic, illusionary and dreamlike planet.

Jupiter Sagittarius

The fact that both planets are in their signs of rulership is important as they are currently a strong influence. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the traveller, the explorer and can channel its expansive nature into beliefs, learning and wide open spaces. This is an ideal planet/sign placing for big-picture thinking, vision and quests. Fire signs, like Sagittarius, bring passion and joy into the world. They are spontaneous and optimistic.

Neptune Pisces

Neptune’s domain is the world of escapism which includes poetry, music and art; love; drink and drugs; spirituality and mysticism. Pisces is a sensitive, empathic, dreamer star sign, sometimes impractical and gullible. Neptune’s world is glamour and inspiration, based on fantasy rather than reality.

Boundless Enthusiasm

Put the two together and this combination sweeps you along on a wave of euphoria, it’s boundless enthusiasm. Anything is possible when Jupiter and Neptune combine forces. At its best, you have a vision to go beyond what’s possible and/or a huge capacity to care for others and that includes everyone, whatever their creed, race or background. You want to see the world, save the world or sail across the seven seas. The bigger the dream, the better.

Obviously, there is a flip side to the square aspect because this combination can also be overblown, out of control, unrealistic and away with the fairies. As Neptune rules the dream world, expect your night-time dreams to be weird and wonderful.

The Saturn Factor

Thankfully, there are mitigating factors which rein in this gorgeous yet boundless wave of enthusiasm and optimism throughout 2019. Firstly, another planet in its sign of rulership, Saturn in Capricorn, connects with both planets. Here’s the pattern:

  • Jupiter 11 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 11 Capricorn – December 27, 2018
  • Jupiter 19 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 19 Capricorn – June 14, 2019
  • Jupiter 14 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 14 Capricorn – August 19, 2019
  • Saturn 15 Capricorn sextile Neptune 15 Pisces – January 31 2019
  • Saturn 19 Capricorn sextile Neptune 19 Pisces – June 18 2019
  • Saturn 16 Capricorn sextile Neptune 16 Pisces – November 9 2019

Saturn in Capricorn is the practical realist, who works out what it takes to climb the mountain in front of you. Big journeys require food and minimalist packing alongside trust, hope and faith. Saturn’s already on the case. He’s working out the budget in advance, setting up the safe base & strengthening those foundations.

Love & Venus

Secondly, lovely Venus is chasing after Jupiter, wafting some wonderful scents and bringing joy, love, happiness and kindness. Venus catches up with Jupiter on January 22nd, one of the loveliest planetary aspects of the whole year.

Venus also squares Neptune on January 21st, the day of the Lunar/Full Moon eclipse. Venus and Neptune are the lower and higher octave of one another, sharing their twin loves of romance, art & bliss. Therefore, love & Love are in the mix.

If you have planets or angles at 14-19 degrees of the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius & Pisces, you are currently in the flow and can pick up on this inspirational and dream-like combination.

It spells good news too for the earth and water signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn & Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. If you’re an artist, a visionary, an influencer, an actor, a saviour, a liberator, a priest, this is your time.

Be Cautious Of…

There are some cautionary factors: be wary of ideologies, don’t fall for lies or fake news; keep your sanity and common sense intact; put in the work to back up the vision.

Follow Your Dreams…

This Jupiter-Neptune connection feels blissful, transcendent and takes you away from yourself and beyond the mundane. Make the most of this magical planetary combination, whether you seek the divine, act out of devotion, find your muse or use your creative source to inspire yourself or others. Go beyond the everyday and the practical, hear what’s calling you, follow your dreams.

Jupiter square Neptune, dreams

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Having Fun, When People Aren’t Playin’

With the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, it’s safe to say there are people out there who aren’t playin’. This doesn’t mean there is no fun to be had.

There is fun to be had with Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius. You just have to have your fun on your side of the boundary. Stay within the rule of law and such.

There’s a balance here if you can bring yourself to accept it. I understand how and why a person might resist this; I’ve done it myself. But sooner or later, reality intrudes.

Saturn and Capricorn represent reality. This energy will be emphasized now through all of 2020.

It’s said that Saturn will bring you to your knees. There is a good reason for this. It’s because it’s true.

It’s not that bad to be brought back to earth… a human being. After all, it’s people, not gods who get to fall in love and stay that way. To support others and to be supported.

You may be able to imagine something better, but eventually the veil drops and you find yourself standing there with nothing. At that point, something real looks great, even when limited.

If you’re struggling with Saturn in Capricorn, check out my workshop on the topic. It will help you align with the energy out there and surely spare you some pain.

Saturn in Capricorn – Let’s Get Real

Saturn’s transit through Capricorn scares people. It has them asking questions…

Is this the “karma ball” we hear about?
Is it going to hit me or someone I love?
Will I really be brought to my knees?
What if this is my Saturn return?
How hard of a hard transit is this..?

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Are you having trouble focusing on your work today? I certainly am. I have a long list of tasks to do, but I keep drifting off into la-la land and having to haul my head back into place.

You can thank the Pisces Moon for the fogginess. If you have lots of Pisces in your chart, you may feel right at home. The rest of us might be feeling a bit dreamy and wishing for a nap.

The Moon enters into a supportive angle with Saturn after lunch, which may help you finish out the work day with a bit more discipline. By late afternoon, the already-emotional Pisces Moon could go over-the-top as she encounters a challenge from expansive Jupiter. Offer a shoulder to someone who needs a good cry.

This evening is perfect for relaxing as the Moon joins with Neptune in his native ocean realm. Have a glass of wine. Take a hot bath with scented oils, watch an epic fantasy film, or compose a poem or song. Let yourself drift on creative currents and enjoy a long night’s sleep.

DC Horoscopes: the March 2019 Lunations of Crisis

January 10, 2019: Today as the Trump Wall stalemate as ‘justification’ for the bogus, harmful Trump Shutdown continues, news that the Mueller investigation nears its end comes as potential if partial relief to the current level of tension and frustration in America. It is reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will begin downsizing his staff soon and that acting AG Rod Rosenstein is