Roger Federer the 36 year old Swiss tennis genius has made a great come-back recently when he became the world number 1 in men’s single tennis rankings. He become the oldest world number one beating the record of Andre Agassi who held the top spot at age 33 years in 2003. Federer has won record 20 men’s grand slam single titles and have been on the world number 1 spot in the ATP ranking for record total of 303 weeks i.e about more than 5 years and 10 months. He was at his peak between February 2004 to August 2008 when for consecutive 237 week he held the world number 1 ranking. The horoscope of Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player of all time, is unique like his achievements.
Horoscope of Roger Federer
8 August 1981, 08:35 hours at Basel, Switzerland
Longitude : 07E 36′ and Latitude 47N 34′
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Jupiter 7 years 5 months 21 days
The astro-data bank gives the birth time of Roger Federer at 08:40 hours which gives Leo lagna and Virgo Navamsha. I have made a correction of 5 minutes to take the birth time as 08:35 hours giving Vargottama Leo (Simha) lagna to Federer. The Vargottama lagna easily explain his extraordinary fitness, class and stamina in the game making him the greatest athlete of his generation.
Raj Yoga’s and Dhana Yoga’s in the horoscope of Roger Federer
. The 10th lord Venus is in the ascendant. The 10th lord from Moon is the Moon itself which is there in the ascendant of ‘Chandra lagan’. This yoga make him extremely focused at his work.
. Karakamsha lagna is Gemini (Mithuna) which receives the aspect of Saturn and so the 10th from it. This is a Jaimini Yoga for getting fame in one’s career.
. The 10th house from the ascendant receives the aspect of 5th lord Jupiter. The 10th house from Moon is having Sun and Mercury which is showing fame in career and gentleman spirit at his work which is a sporting career in this case. An unblemished Moon and lagna gave him cool temperament and emotional control at the tennis court which is rare to find in the present generation of players.
. Sun and Mercury are making very good ‘Nipuna Yoga’ which make one very knowledgeable and skillful in his field of work. Federer has great knowledge about the history of game. He is expert in playing at all courts be it hard, grass or clay surface. As per one astrology principal the Sun-Mercury conjunction gives best result when it is in the 3rd, 5th, 8th or 12th houses. I have found this principal working in many horoscopes.
. The 9th lord Mars aspect the 5th house and 5th lord Jupiter making a Raja Yoga in Rashi chart. It gives very deep knowledge and intuition to a native making a succeful career. Federer is famous for his skills at court in both serve and volley. He is regarded as a great athlete who has revived the tennis in modern time along with his contemporaries Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. He is respected for his sportsman spirit and knowledge of tennis by the legends of the game as well as his competitors.
. In Navamsha and Dashamsha the lagna and Moon are clear of any kind of affliction from bad planets. The 5th, 9th and 10th houses are very strong in the Navamsha and Dashamsha chart which make this horoscope extraordinary from many astrological aspects.
. In Jaimini Raja Yoga’s the mutual aspect between the Atamakaraka Moon and Amatayakaraka Venus is one of the best yoga in this chart.
As a child Federer played variety of sports, including badminton and basketball, which gave him a great hand-eye coordination in his tennis career later on. It was during the maha dasha of Saturn January 1989 to January 2008 when he groomed himself as the greatest tennis star of all time.
Strength of Saturn in Federer’s horoscope
Federer won his first grand slam title in 2003 during Saturn-Rahu-Jupiter dasha in Vimshottari. In the summer of 2003 he won this title beating Mark Phillippousis in the finals of Wimblondon. The Saturn-Rahu period from September 2002 to July 2005 in the horoscope of Federer made him a new star at tennis court. Saturn as the lord of 6th house conjoined with 5th lord Jupiter and receiving the aspect of 9th and 4th lord Mars is in great yoga.
In Navamsha the Saturn is in the 9th house with the 9th lord Mars. In Dashmasha Saturn becomes the lord of lagna placed in the 9th house with 6th and 9th lord Mercury and the 3rd lord Jupiter. The combination of lagan lord of Dashamsha with the 3rd ( courage ) and 6th ( competition ) houses lord is a good yoga for sporting career. The Saturn taking the lordship of 6th house in both Rashi and Navamsha gave him a great career in sports.
Notice here the 6th house of Rashi chart is Capricorn (Makar) which is rising in the Dashamsha. In a horoscope of sports person the 6th house rising in the career chart i.e. Dashamsha is consider good. He was lucky to get the dasha of 6th lord Saturn which become the lord of lagna in Dashamsha chart placed in a very prominent position.
In year 2004 Federer won three grand slam single titles for the first time in his career and by the end of year he become the world number 1 in ATP ranking.
The dashas of Saturn-Rahu and Saturn-Jupiter made him one of the greatest star of tennis. He become the only player to win three grand slams in year for three years ( 2004, 2006 and 2007). The Saturn-Jupiter from July 2005 to January 2008 was the golden period of his tennis career. The Jupiter is as the 5th lord in the Leo lagan chart is receiving the aspect of 9th lord Mars is in good Raja Yoga. In Navamsha the Jupiter become the 5th lord placed in the 10th house in mutual aspect with 10th lord Venus. Jupiter is also very strong in the Dashamsha chart.
Mercury dasha starting from 30th of January 2008 gave him illness and by the end of 2008 he lost his number 1 ranking to Rafal Nadal. In the later years Federe faced tough competition from Nadal , Djokovic and Murray. Nadal and Djokovic are regarded as one of the finest players of all time with 27 grand slam titles between them. It is no surprise that 9 out of 10 of the Federer’s grand slam final defeats have been against one of these two. Had Federer played his tennis in less competitive era then he would have won more titles.
Marriage and Children of Roger Federer
In the dasha of 2nd lord Mercury Federer marry his long time girlfriend Miroslava on 11th of April 2009. Mercury as the lord of 2nd house in Rashi and Navamsha chart shows marriage. In July 2009 the couple was blessed with twin girls. At that time Federer was running under Mercury-Mercury-Rahu period in Vimshottari. Later in 2014 Federer has another pair of identical twins, this time boys. See the dual sign Sagittarius in the 5th house of Federer Rashi chart and Navamsha. In Saptamsha the dual sign Pisces is in the 5th house. Mercury the dasha lord is giving aspect to the lagan of Saptamsha chart. The role of Mercury and Jupiter is prominent in the birth of twins as they are the lords of dual signs ( Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
Revival of Roger Federer in 2017
In 2017 Federer reinvented himself after recovering from the injuries of last year. He won his record 8th Wimbledon title making his return to the grand slam win since 2012. It happen during Mercury-Mars dasha ( July 2016 to July 2017) in Vimshottari. Later the Mercury-Rahu 28 July 2017 to 14 February 2020 dasha again gave his game a new dimension. In January 2008 he successfully defended the Australian open title and won it for 6th time. In February 2018 he become the world number 1 again in ATP ranking leaving behind Rafael Nadal. The Mercury-Rahu-Jupiter period from 14 December 2017 to 18 April 2018 looks good for Federer.
It was the anter dasha of Rahu in the maha dasha of Saturn which made him the rising star of tennis during 2004-05. Now the Rahu anter dasha has come at the age when the majority of the tennis players takes retirement but the Federer is going great at the court defeating youngsters handsomely. Rahu is in Cancer rashi along with Sun and Mercury in good yoga. The depositor of Rahu is Moon which is in the 3rd house of skills. Federer has adjusted his game and refreshed his body. He is likely to win more titles in the coming two years.
Annual horoscope for completed year 36 ( August 2017 to August 2018)
Now see the annual horoscope for completed year 36 for Roger Federer. Here the lagan lord Venus and the Moon both are strong placed in the trine houses. Notice the planets in the 9th, 10th and 11th houses in the annual horoscope. The 9th lord in the 11th house of gains, the 11th lord in the 10th house with 7th lord all are beautifully placed. This year has to be good for Federer.
When will Roger Federer hang his boots ?
Roger Federer’s comeback at the age of 36 to the number 1 spot has surprised most of the tennis lovers and experts. Now everyone is speculating about Federer’s form and fitness as it is very difficult to maintain it at this level. Astrologically its look that Federer will only think about his retirement after completing the age of 38. See the annual horoscope of Roger Federer for completed year 38 given below ( August 2019 to August 2020 ).
In the annual horoscope or Varsha Kundali for completed year 38 of Roger Federer the Moon is weak in the 6th house in its sign of deblitiation. The lagna is also afflicted by Rahu, Ketu and retrograde Saturn’s influence. Thus Federer will not able to keep his mind and body’s fitness at the level what he is having right now. This will effect his game badly and he will start thinking about his retirement.
The period of Mercury-Jupiter from 14th of February 2020 to 22th of May 2022 also shows the time of Federer’s retirement. The Jupiter is the lord of 12th house of retirement in the Federe’s Dashamsha chart.
In transit the Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn after February 2020. The transiting Saturn giving aspect to the natal Sun of Federer, which is in Cancer, also shows the change in his career as per a Bhrigu or Nadi principal. As per Chara dasha the period of Aquarius-Capricorn from June 2020 to January 2021 shows the time of Federer’s retirement. The Amatayakaraka Venus is in Leo in the Federer’s horoscope which is the 8th house from the Capricorn the anter dasha operating from June 2020 onward. Thus the period between June 2020 to August 2020 shows Federer’s retirement from the Men’s single tennis. However, he may keep playing Men’s double and mixed double for couple of more years on some occasions.