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Current Planetary Positions

Sun 20° Sagittarius 29' 53"
Moon 14° Libra 36' 52"
Mercury 22° Sagittarius 14' 07" R
Venus 13° Sagittarius 47' 38"
Mars 01° Scorpio 52' 09"
Jupiter 13° Scorpio 20' 38"
Saturn 29° Sagittarius 04' 32"
Uranus 24° Aries 45' 46" R
Neptune 11° Pisces 34' 39"
Pluto 18° Capricorn 08' 17"
Chiron 24° Pisces 20' 20"
TrueNode 16° Leo 49' 48" R

Athletes

Rafael Nadal: Titan of Tennis

 

Recently triumphant in the 2017 US open, Nadal has enjoyed a fabulously successful tennis career. Highly gifted and also tremendously intense, he has enjoyed periods of dominance alternating with cycles during which injuries forced him to the sidelines. His chart provides excellent textbook examples of the way planetary cycles work. Why you’re up sometimes but not doing so well during other periods of your life. Nadal is also an excellent example of discipline and resilience in the face of difficulty-when he plays and as he navigates the ups and downs of his life.

 

Hear are some of his Natal chart patterns and cycles:

 

Rising natal Pluto Opposite Moon: Great emotional intensity. Tremendous capacity to dig deep. Ability to be extremely thorough. Vulnerable to obsessive compulsiveness.

 

Natal Saturn Opposite the Sun: Great capacity for discipline and hard work. Vulnerability to injury especially joints, back, hip area (Sagittarius) and hands/arms/shoulders (Gemini). (Unsurprising since he is a tennis player!)

 

Natal Jupiter in Pisces in the 5th sign from the ascendant and in trine to Venus in Cancer in the 9th sign and to the ascendant itself: Talented in games and sports. Talented foot movement. (His uncle introduced him to tennis at age 3 and what he noticed immediately was Rafa’s ability to move his feet very quickly around the court. If you watch him play for all his obvious tennis skill using his hands arms and shoulders (Gemini), his foot speed is tremendous. Outstanding forward, backward and lateral speed. This lightning speed is also reinforced by natal Mercury in Gemini opposite Uranus.

 

Natal Ascendant in Scorpio with primary ruler Mars in Capricorn in the third sign: This is a very strong Mars placement in that it promotes consistent release of energy and excellent discipline. Opposite natal Venus and Square to natal Eris suggests a very competitive nature.

 

Midheaven at 27.52 Leo in proximity to the fixed star Regulus: Success, notoriety.

 

His great success in 2017 (he won 2 grand slam tournaments and he returned to #1 world ranking)after a so so 2016 and even worse 2015 correlates primarily  to the transit of Jupiter through Libra from where it trines his natal Sun and Mercury. However as we move into the late stages of 2017 he may find himself stopped by transiting Saturn in opposition to Mercury. As of the most recent tournament held in October he appears to be ailing once again from right knee problems. This could hold him back for a while but with Jupiter in Scorpio until the fall of 2018 there is a very good chance he will more major tournaments over the next year. The transit of Jupiter over the natal ascendant (every 12 years) tends to be a very auspicious year.