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Jason Day – Water Fire, ultra-determined and lucky

Jason Day

Jason Day is an Australian pro golfer, presently ranked as No 1. He was born 12 Nov 1987 2pm Beaudesert, Australia and has been golfing since he was a young child. He’s got a very intense chart with Sun Pluto Mercury spread out through Scorpio, all in his 8th.  But he’s also got a surfeit of Fire from Jupiter in Aries, a Leo Moon and Uranus Saturn Venus in Sagittarius, so he’ll be energised by that. His 2nd house Jupiter is in an adventurous opposition to Mars and trine Uranus MC Saturn so he’ll be lucky in attracting money and was clearly destined for a different kind of career. His Moon in flamboyant Leo is in the performing 5th – so he’s a curious mix of showy and very private.

He’s got a mixed year with exuberant patches and some muddled downers; is getting a grip of his destiny with tr Pluto sextile his Sun in 2017/18; and with tr Saturn in his upper quadrant until the mid 2020s there’s a lot of mileage ahead for him. Late 2017/`18 could be sticky when his Solar Arc Sun is conjunct his Saturn though that may just stiffen his resolve to work even harder.

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Rafael Nadal – competing against the grain of Neptune & Saturn

Rafael Nadal

 

 

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish pro tennis player currently ranked No 5 with an impressive array of Grand Slam wins behind him.

Born 3 June 1986 6.20pm Manacor, Spain, he has tr Saturn now well into his lower profile first quadrant when it becomes more difficult to summon up the energy to train/play with the kind of drive he had in former years.

He’s having an up and down year with tr Neptune undermining some of his Mars and Sun midpoints as well as his Gemini Sun; and an uncertain Solar Arc Saturn conjunct his Neptune exact in 6 months. But tr Pluto is trine his Solar Arc MC all year so he’ll get some lift from that. He’ll be bullish through 2017; but 2018 is when he hits some really major roadblocks with Solar Arc Pluto conjunct his Saturn and an accident prone Solar Arc Uranus conjunct his Mars.

He’s been plagued with injuries in recent years and it is tough at the top, when even the fittest bodies start to object to years of punishment.

Gomorrah – the dark side of Naples

GomorrahRoberto Saviano

 

Gomorrah is the latest euro-noir, gritty TV crime drama series, made in Naples with a whiff of The Wire and The Sopranos about mob organised crime. It was based on a non-fiction book and the screenplay written by Roberto Saviano about a Mafia-type secret crime syndicate, the Camorra, which has been around since the 16th century.  Since its publication he has been living under police protection.

Saviano was born 22 September 1979 and is a serious Sun Saturn in Virgo as befits a factual writer. He has Mars in Cancer widely square Pluto and trine Uranus so will be attracted to risk.

His creative 5th Harmonic is strong though strained with two Yods; as is his leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17H. His determined 8H, victim/healer 12H and writer’s 21H are also marked.

Gomorrah was first transmitted in Italy on 6 May 2014 so has a downbeat Taurus Sun opposition Saturn; but it also has the Cardinal Grand Cross of a confident Jupiter opposition Pluto square Mars opposition Uranus – so a good context for a complex, murder and brutality drama.

It’s now into its second series and seemingly going strong.  Though Mars moving to close the square to Pluto by exact in 2017 may throw up a few obstacles to future plans.

Prince Andrew – not listening to the Eclipse message

Prince Andrew

 

Prince Andrew is in the headlines again for his Kazakh connections including his sale-of-the-century of the marital home to an oligarch and a business deal he allegedly attempted to broker while acting as UK trade envoy.

Born 19 Feb 1960 3.38pm London, he was removed from his trade envoy role after some previous rumpus which saw his relationship with his ever-protective mother the Queen stretched to breaking point.

He has a 7th house Pisces Sun at zero degrees opposition Pluto square a 4th house Scorpio Moon – so definitely attached to family and also to a public lifestyle and attention. He has a children and party-loving 5th house Jupiter in Sagittarius in an entrepreneurial, over-confident and demanding Fire Grand Trine to Uranus in Leo trine an Aries Midheaven. Plus a socially-ambitious Mars Venus in Capricorn in the 6th; with Saturn also in Capricorn.

His chart relocated to Kazakhstan puts Jupiter on the IC which would certainly make him feel at home there; and it also puts slippery Neptune in the financial 2nd.

The Virgo/Pisces Eclipses over the past eighteen months have been rattling his Virgo North Node perhaps sending a message about re-visioning his life and changing course. This September’s Lunar Eclipse will be sitting right on top of his Node; and the earlier very tricky September 1st Solar Eclipse will be conjunct his Pluto which will also be a sharp wake up call.

Tr Neptune is just into his 8th house of business finances which is often when secrets emerge into the open.

Tr Uranus will conjunct his Midheaven from late this June, off and on for a year which will force a sudden change of direction, all the more robustly since it will affect all of his Grand Trine.  I would wonder about health issues emerging in a couple of years since he has tr Pluto and his Secondary Progressed Moon both into his 6th then; plus Solar Arc Sun squaring his 6th house Mars; and tr Uranus also square his Mars Venus.

He’ll find it draughty when Prince Charles takes over since there’s little love lost there with a composite Sun Mercury Mars sextile Saturn and a chilly Moon square Saturn.  Even his sister Princess Anne looks exasperated and disappointed with their relationship chart getting tr Saturn conjunct the composite Mars this year; and tr Neptune square following on in later years.

Norbert Hofer – far-right loses Austria Presidency by a whisker

Norbert Hofer

 

Austria and indeed Europe have been saved from the first far-right Head of State as hard-line anti-immigration Norbert Hofer (Freedom Party) lost the Presidential election on the postal vote. Though it was a close run thing – 49.7% to 50.3%. He’s pro-Germanic, wears emblems redolent of the Nazis and slogans such as freedom, fatherland.

Born 2 March 1971 Vorau, Austria, he’s a Sun Mercury in Pisces square Neptune Jupiter in Sagittarius – so he’ll have the Piscean obsessive attachment to a vision of what he sees as the ideal.  He has a hard Moon Saturn in Taurus with Venus in traditionalist Capricorn trine Pluto; and Mars in crusading Sagittarius as well.

Tr Neptune is conjunct his Sun at the moment which is not helpful for election wins; as well as tr Pluto conjunct his Solar Arc Neptune ditto; and a discouraging slog tr Pluto trine Saturn – exact at the moment.

But he’ll not be down for long. He’ll surge ahead within a few days, be bullish through the autumn and has a fair amount of popular mileage ahead.

Roger Federer – coming to a crossroads

Roger Federer

 

 

Roger Federer, currently ranked as No 3 in tennis, and regarded as one of the greatest players ever, is beginning to feel the strain of his age after two decades of punishing his body. He’s withdrawn from the French Open, having pulled out of the Madrid Open earlier this month as well, due to injury.

Born 8 August 1981 8.40am Bale, Switzerland,  he’s got a run of disappointing and unsettling transits to midpoints through this year and in some ways worse in 2017. In 2016 he’s got the enthusiasm-dampening tr Saturn square tr Neptune hitting his Sun/Jupiter and Sun/Saturn; with an insecure/operation and accident-prone tr Uranus square his Mars/Node.  In 2017 tr Pluto moves on to square Sun/Neptune and trine Sun/Pluto – so much confusion and pressure.

Plus his progressed Moon is now moving through his 6th house of health for another 18 months, which is often when health issues emerge.

His Progressed Pluto will conjunct his Uranus, exact in 6 months which does suggest a major change in his life. That added on to tr Uranus opposition his Pluto this year – would all point to difficult decisions being faced.

Jordan Spieth – a Mars Saturn setback

Jordan Spieth

 

 

Jordan Spieth, American pro golfer who had stratospheric success in 2015 suddenly lost form through this year’s Masters.

Born 27 July 1993, he is a Sun Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra, so a warm-hearted, enthusiastic personality.  But he’s highly strung with Uranus Neptune in Capricorn trine Mars in Virgo and opposition Mercury in Cancer.

What’s wrong this year is his Solar Arc Saturn opposing his Mars which does suggest a major setback and gnashing of teeth.  Plus tr Uranus has been squaring his Neptune Uranus nad Mercury which may have also been a distraction.  His midpoints also are not great in 2016 with tr Saturn square tr Neptune hitting on his Mars/Saturn and tr Uranus opposing his Mars/Pluto – so it’ll feel like a catastrophe.

The next two or three years won’t be that easy with tr Pluto opposing his Mercury and conjunct his Neptune Uranus and trine his Mars from 2017.

David Snellgrove – a single-minded Aries

David Snellgrove

 

 

This one is for me since I just adore geometric charts – and eccentrics.

David Snellgrove, who spent his life studying, writing about and learning the language of a Tibet, has died.

Born 29 March 1920 in Portsmouth, England, he has seven maybe eight planets all in early degrees. He had a Water Grand Trine of Pluto trine Mars in Scorpio trine Uranus, formed into a Kite by Uranus opposition Saturn in Virgo. And his Aries Sun was on the focal point of a Yod to Saturn sextile Mars; as well as being square Pluto and trine Neptune Jupiter (Moon) in Leo. Very interconnected though not easy.

A Water Grand Trine especially a heavy one would lock him into his own bubble, exploring, exposing himself to risk and seeking adventure. He’d be quite autocratic with Saturn Uranus but also a meticulous academic with Saturn in Virgo as driving planet, which helped him make copious notes and hand on his findings in books. Sun onto Neptune Jupiter might have attracted him to exotic places; and square Pluto would make him utterly determined to overcome the tremendous obstacles in visiting and surviving in Tibet post-WW11 and after the Chinese invaded. Aged 75 when he has retired from academic life, he went to Cambodia and learnt Khmer.

Benjamin Netanyahu – unpopular choice leaning right

Benjamin Netanyahu 2nd TermBenjamin NetanyahuIsrael

 

There are shivers of horror within Israel, never mind on the international scene, at PM Netanyahu’s decision to offer the Defence Ministry to extreme right-winger Avigdor Lieberman, who seems keen to bring back the death penalty and has hard-line views on the Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2nd Term chart, 18 March 2013 7.54pm, looks very precarious this year with tr Saturn still on the opposition to Jupiter through August and tr Neptune square Jupiter till the New Year. So confidence at an all-time low; with the even more unstable Solar Arc Uranus square Pluto exact in four months’ time.

His personal chart looks no better with tr Saturn square tr Neptune hitting on the 10 degree Virgo MC all year as well as his Venus in Sagittarius making him uncertain, indecisive and unpopular as well as suffering setbacks. With tr Saturn now moving through his 1st house into his lower-profile, less successful, first quadrant for several years to come he’s likely to make major misjudgements.

His relationship chart with Israel is filled with disappointment this year. And his relationship chart with Avigdor Lieberman, looks set to sag badly from late this June onwards, so whatever benefits he thought the appointment would bring, won’t happen.

Lieberman, 5 June 1958 Moldova, looks upbeat at the moment with tr Uranus opposition his Jupiter; but tr Saturn is opposing his Gemini Sun through this year; with tr Neptune square Sun in 2017; as well as a failure-ridden Solar Arc Neptune square Mars in 2017 – so slipping and sliding badly.  His relationship chart with Israel similarly looks under aggravated influences this year and disappointing ones in 2017.

Israel, 14 May 1948 4pm Tel Aviv, has tr Saturn square tr Neptune hitting on the 8th house Mercury in Gemini all year, so much confusion and uncertainty. With an escalation of problems in 2017 with tr Saturn conjunct Jupiter and opposition Uranus dampening enthusiasm and causing tensions. Plus Solar Arc Mars square Moon and Solar Arc Moon conjunct Neptune suggesting an aggravated and unhappy population. With tr Uranus square MC bringing an abrupt change of direction. And after mid 2017 tr Uranus trine Mars which could be explosive and will certainly be insecure.