Let’s try something a bit different here – how about a birth chart and zodiac sign / astrology sign review of a notable golfer who’s quite famous in Europe. And he’ll be getting even more attention in the coming year as the 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain.
Colin Montgomerie was chosen as the 2010 Euro Ryder Cup captain despite Sandy Lyle really pushing for the captain’s spot. Many observers felt Sandy Lyle was the proper choice now, and Colin Montgomerie a better choice in 2012 or 2014. Monty, as he’s also known by, does have a stellar record in Ryder Cup competition: 3rd in all-time earned points for the team.
Besides Monty, his nickname is also ‘Grumpy.’ If a fan isn’t behaving as Monty surmises he or she should, he lets them know loudly and rudely. He often storms off the green before other group members are finished if he’s mad. He complains more than his peers about setups of the tour courses, other golfers’ etiquette, and whatever else he feels like. Clearly, tact and diplomacy are not his strong points.
Taking a look at his astrology temperament and a quick chart review of the zodiac signs certainly enforces that concept. He’s a nearly pure phlegmatic temperament. In fact his big 3 of Sun, Moon and Ascendant are all in Cancer. What’s more, it’s clearly a moon-dominated chart all the way around. Moon in 1st, Moon 6 degrees from ascendant.
This phlegmatic type is often preoccupied in their own internal process and relatively out of touch with their surroundings. Physiognomy is typified by a “loose, shambling gait” and an indifferent body type. Monty has this exact slightly plump, doughy appearance.
The moon in the new to first quarter range contributes to his impulsiveness. What makes him boil over the edge more often than most? Check out Mercury in the 12th in a near exact square to the cluster of Mars and Pluto which are smothering the IC. What’s more, Mars is conjunct the fixed star Zosma. Robson states that this star, especially conjunct a malefic, causes benefit by disgrace, selfishness, egotism, meanness, and melancholy. Also an alert but unhappy mind with inclination to melancholic moods.
Pluto is conjunct Zosma too, but not relevant as a personal planet. Being on an angle still emphasizes its intensity and the zodiac signs nonetheless. Monty is not exactly super-friendly to “friends” and acquaintances at first approach, now is he (Mars ruling the 11th). The three personal planets in the 12th don’t help matter in the public arena for Monty either. A melancholic dude who is an internal operator, living in a very public life, combined with a venomous tongue ready to lash out, makes for a grumpy dude in his profession.
From wikipedia: “Montgomerie has often come under fire for his attitude on the golf course. He is noted for his lack of focus, and quite often becomes distracted by seemingly very minor incidents. As a result, it is quite commonplace for Montgomerie to ask scorers, marshalls, tv crew and members of the crowd to move or be silent during a round of golf. Compared to many of the other best players of his generation, this is quite unusual behaviour, as most other professionals tend to ignore these occurrences.”
and …”Due partly to his slumped shoulders, and droopy walking style, Montgomerie has also developed a reputation for being miserable on the golf course. When he is not playing his best golf, Montgomerie has down the years been quick to throw temper tantrums, often blaming those around him for his poor play.”
Monty is currently in a Saturn/Sun firdaria phase. The Ryder Cup timeframe will have a transiting Mars-Venus conjunction conjunct his natal Neptune. Neptune usually makes the transits rather than receiving for this sort of work, so it remains to be seen how this may affect his captaincy. Needless to say, it may all be a big blur to him and he may wish he never took on the challenge. I could certainly do a lot more predictive work with some progressions and solar arcs and make up a nice time map a la Bernadette Brady for the 2010 Ryder Cup, but I made this post to simply give a little glimpse into the astrology signs personality and zodiac signs personality.
I’m sure Monty has his nice moments – I don’t mean to paint him as a constant grouch. In fact, off the golf course and away from his profession, he’s often cited as a warm and friendly fellow. He’s a fantastic golfer who’s been on top of the European tour for years in the 90s. He’s never managed to win a major and it’s one victory he’d love to achieve to cap his career. That said, he’s deservedly earned his reputation over the years. And you can see the energies in his zodiac birth chart that make it so. It remains to be seen if he can channel this vigor and drive as an effective captain and leader in the 2010 Ryder Cup.