Update: Djokovic reached the final but it wasn’t an easy route for him. Only one 3 set win, he had played a huge amount of tennis and ran out of energy. Medvedev was seen as a real threat – see below – born on a Sun/Mars conjunction at 21/26 Aquarius, Jupiter is currently sitting between the two. No birth time for Medvedev makes it a challenge to predict. Yet, quite a few of the contributors to the forum got the result right, so well done to everyone involved and enjoy the rest of your year. I may be back in 2022 but I’m running out of steam myself with so few birth times in the public domain of the top new players. I started this tennis/astrology forum back in 2012, so it’s my 10 year anniversary coming up 🙂 Finally, a big shout out to the amazing Scorpio Emma Raducanu who won the women’s tennis final age 18. Again, no time of birth but Jupiter in the picture almost exactly conjunct her natal Uranus. A truly epic performance!
The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year. Djokovic is on course to win the Calendar Grand Slam and complete the full set of Grand Slam wins in 2021. Plus, if he wins in NY, he will have won 21 Grand Slams edging above Federer & Nadal who are both on 20 wins.
At this US Open, there’s no Federer, no Nadal, so it’s Djokovic’ to win, surely.
Novak Djokovic, b. May 22 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, no. 1 seed – Sun Gemini
The astrology/tennis predictions returned for Wimbledon 2021 and the chart clearly showed the favourite winning. We also saw that Djokovic has some top astrology this year.
Progressed Venus is conjunct Djokovic’ natal Mercury in Gemini, the tennis planet in the tennis sign – it was exact on August 27th so leading him in nicely to this tournament. His progressed Moon has moved on from his natal Mars, his career planet, which lead him into Wimbledon.
It is, however, making a progression to his progressed Sun at 4 Cancer, which is exact later in September. Also, Djokovic’ progressed Midheaven, career point, is conjunct his progressed Saturn, his ruling planet. It’s a powerful list of progressions which does suggest this is his moment.
However, Djokovic also has unpredictable Uranus stationing opposite his Midheaven – exact on July 12th & September 28th but lively all summer.
During the Wimbledon chat, it was discussed that this could produce an upset – it didn’t at Wimbledon but Djokovic crashed out of the Olympics at the end of July without a medal. 1 out of 3 upsets maybe? Or will Uranus be a problem again.
As always in these astrology predictions, it’s worth watching what Jupiter is doing, the success planet. Jupiter is currently retrograde and slowing down ready to turn direct on October 18th.
During the tournament Jupiter moves from 25 to 24 Aquarius and important to note which players have Jupiter transits happening. Djokovic is one of those players as Jupiter is exactly sextile his natal Uranus on August 31st which sits opposite his Mars, again leading into the tournament. To be fair, that transit could go either way.
As long as Uranus doesn’t trip him up, surely it’s Djokovic’ tournament.
(There is one more transit that’s exact which is Saturn square Pluto, co-ruler of his Scorpio Midheaven on September 4, 2021. That’s not easy but as Djokovic is Saturn-ruled, i.e. he has a Capricorn MC, he might have to fight for his life on or around that date. If he’s going to win, he needs to dig really deep!)
During this tournament, the astrology isn’t as convincing for the favourite – see chart above. An early Scorpio Ascendant, the chart ruler is Mars in Virgo, great for precision tennis, but moving towards an opposition to Neptune. The dream is there but there can also be disillusionment.
The Moon is in the tennis sign Gemini and is picking up nice trine aspects to Venus in Libra and Jupiter in Aquarius. However, the Moon is also square the Mars/Neptune opposition – so something is amiss. Not an easy progress to the final, perhaps.
The Moon’s final aspect to lucky Jupiter before changing star sign is promising for the favourite but the Moon never meets up with the ruler of the Midheaven, the Sun.
It’s certainly not as convincing a testimony as the Wimbledon tournament chart for the favourite winning.
What is intriguing is that the chart for the final of the tournament has Ascendant 16 Capricorn and Midheaven 14 Scorpio – closely mirroring Djokovic’ chart – Ascendant 15 Capricorn and Midheaven 10 Scorpio.
Plus, the Moon in Gemini in the tournament chart gives a nod to the awesome Gemini player, Djokovic.
– I gave a little sigh when Nadal and Federer were both out as we have birth times for both and it would be great to watch the Big Three compete together.
It’s getting harder to make these tennis predictions when so many players don’t have birth times in the public domain – you only have a snippet of the information for them and you can only look at what astrology leaps out, i.e. a major Jupiter transit or stunning synastry with the tournament chart.
I did want to get this post up so you all have a forum to discuss the tennis astrology over the coming fortnight. The information re. the other seeded players is below – if anything, it makes Djokovic’ tournament all the harder as you’ll see.
I’d love to hear what everyone thinks and whether Djokovic will complete his Calendar Grand Slam.
Rest of the Players
Alexander Zverev, b. April 20 1997, 3:00am, Hamburg, Germany
Zverev is one of very few of the top ‘new’ players to have a birth time. What’s fantastic about Zverev is that one possible birth time gives him a Sun Taurus, the other a Sun Aries! n.b. the Sun always changes time at some point during one day. As Zverev has been seen to wear an Aries chain, you’ve got to love the Aries birth time, which is the one above.
Plus, this gives him a similar ASC/MC mix to Djokovic – ASC 18 Capricorn, MC 25 Scorpio – so that gives him real grit and determination. And, he’s likely to be around for some time as both signs are known for persistence and longevity.
This year has been Zverev’ Jupiter Return year – Jupiter 18 Aquarius – and even though Zverev’s struggled previously in the Grand Slams, this year he took the Olympic title which must boost his confidence and tell him that he’s a winner.
It may be his Jupiter Return year which was exact in March 2021, but Jupiter isn’t wildly in play this tournament. Jupiter was sextile Zverev’ Sun Aries on May 13th and again July 28th but will only return to make an exact aspect on December 29th.
What’s noticeable about looking at the other players vying for top spot is that a lot of them have planets that are or have been getting a nice aspect from Jupiter this year. Here’s the line-up:
Daniil Medvedev b. February 11 1996, Russia – Sun 21 Aquarius 55, Mars 26 Aquarius 45
Andrey Rublev b. October 20 1997, Russia – Sun 26 Libra 58, Jupiter Return year
Matteo Berrettini b. April 12 1996, Italy – Sun 22 Aries 47, Moon Aquarius?
Denis Shapovalov b. April 15 1999, Israel – Sun 24 Aries 57
Hubert Hurkacz b. February 11 1997, Poland – Sun 22 Aquarius 46; Jupiter Return year
Diego Schwartzman b. August 16, 1992, Argentina – Sun 23 Leo 59
Jannik Sinner b. August 16 2001, Monaco – Sun 23 Leo 48
Roberto Bautista Agut b. April 14 1988, Spain – Sun 24 Aries 52
Aslan Karatsev b. September 4 1993, Russia – Saturn 25 Aquarius 47
Alexander Bublik b. June 17 1997, Kazakhstan – Sun 26 Gemini 26, Jupiter Return year