At just 22, having just obliterated several golfing records in winning the US Open Championship, Rory McIlroy from Holywood in Northern Ireland seems destined to have the golfing world at his feet.
Rory was born on 4th May 1989 and has a steady Taurean Sun and his Moon I estimate is more than likely in level headed Taurus rather than in impetuous Aries after watching his career blossom over the past few years. Emotionally, he seems to have an “old head on young shoulders”, being able to take both victory and defeat in his stride. That would make his birth-time more likely in the afternoon/evening than in the morning.
Taking a quick overview of his chart, he has a dynamic Mars in Cancer opposite Uranus in Capricorn giving him a huge urge to win, a fierce sense of independence (needed in such an individualistic game as golf) and an urgent air (notice how he bounces around the golf course). This opposition forms a wedge with his Moon; he will confront any difficulties with a no nonsense straightforward approach, and I would also bet that he does have a mischievous offbeat sense of humour that will keep others around him always on their toes!!
The other thing to notice is a heavyweight wedge formation based around a Pluto opposition powerfully placed in Scorpio to a Sun Venus conjunction. Sun Venus in Taurus is kind, gracious, a need for a comfortable lifestyle and conscious about one’s appearance. Opposite Pluto and beneath this kind thoughtful air is a desire for power and personal recognition – Rory will stop at nothing until he has conquered all around him. At the point of the wedge is Neptune and Saturn in close conjunction in Saturn. Rory takes his dreams and ambitions very seriously and will get lost in his thoughts and goals in an almost spiritual or zealous yet determined way. With such an individualistic and ambitious set of tension aspects, is it no wonder that he has risen to the top of his chosen sport so quickly? I venture to suggest that the deeply ambitious wedge in his chart will keep him there at the top for a long time too.
Mercury and Jupiter sit in conjunction in Gemini which will give him a jovial air and an optimistic attitude and way of speaking and communicating, he certainly as all Irish seem to do have the “gift of the gab”. This conjunction also suggests that he will be interested in teaching and giving back something to the sport he loves when he gets older. He may also take up a career in broadcasting on TV or radio when his playing days are coming to an end.
Rory’s win came as he had a very supporting trine from Saturn to his natal Jupiter, a step up the ladder of life so to speak. Transiting Jupiter was conjunct his natal Moon, sextile Mars and trine to Uranus. That independent need to be first, learning lessons in a matter of fact wedge was being lit up by Jupiter the planet of fortune and international success. Didn’t he learn his lessons well after losing out at the Masters tournament just two months ago? Notably as well transiting Neptune is now exactly sitting on his North Node (his destiny point). All his dreams (Neptune) were finally coming true in a most public (North Node) arena.