Astrolutely Fabulous! | established in 2000
0 Items

At a news conference on Thursday, 10th January, as the Sun conjoined Pluto, Andy Murray – Sir Andy Murray – announced his retirement from tennis. He has been struggling with a painful hip condition since 2017, and despite an operation a year ago, the problem has only intensified. His decision to quit tennis appears to be final. The Australian Open, which starts on the 14th January, will be his last tournament. In the future, he maintains, he will not play doubles. He intends to undergo further hip surgery but only to improve his quality of life.

Andy Murray is Britain’s greatest tennis player. He won his first Wimbledon in 2013, becoming the first Brit in seventy-seven years to do so. He won Wimbledon again in 2016, the American Open (2012), gold medal in two Olympics (2012 and 2016) and he transformed Britain’s performance in the Davis Cup. Not known for his charm, at least at the start of his professional career, Murray won over his critics and gathered millions of fans during his ten years in the game. He is a quiet man. A philanthropist and an advocate for women’s rights.

His mother, Judy – a tennis coach and one of the great Mother Bears – is a dominant figure in his life, and an inspiration. He is married and has two little girls.

Hip problems are often a Sagittarian “thing” and although Murray is a Taurus with Virgo rising, his Moon is in Sagittarius (flanked by Saturn and Uranus and opposed by Mars).

As a seven-year-old, he and his brother Jamie, were present when a gun man entered their school and shot and killed sixteen children and one teacher: he and his brother survived by hiding in a cupboard. His parents separated when he was ten – he and Jamie lived with their father but were mentored in tennis by their mother. Murray has suggested that it was the impact of this dichotomy that made him uber-competitive.

Certainly, the key factors in his personality and his life experience are reflected by his dominating stellium in Sagittarius opposed by Mars.

Andy Murray has retired as Neptune, the planet of mystery and illusion and sacrifice and suffering hovers over his Descendant. Uranus, the planet of revolution, conjoins his Venus in Aries and Pluto reaches the mid-point of his Venus-Jupiter conjunction.

Murray’s playing days may be over, but there is much, much more of the story to come. His work many only just be beginning.

Select your currency
EUR Euro
USD United States (US) dollar