Once again Ronnie O´Sullivans retrograde Mars made him stumble. He dropped out of the China Open in his very first round.
There was a time I thought Snooker was a boring game.
Only until I saw Ronnie O´Sullivan play. I was fascinated by the way he played the game – speedy, confident and energetic. This is what sets him apart from all the other players.
But there are times he gets impatient, he loses his focus, he plays too risky and makes too many mistakes – nevertheless his fans still believe that he is the greatest Snooker-Player ever.
Without a doubt Ronnie O´Sullivan is the most fascinating personality in the world of snooker, and one who helped Snooker become a popular sport even outside Great Britain.
But what is it, that makes this man so fascinating?
On one hand it´s his extraordinary talent and his kind of playing the game, which got him his nickname „The Rocket“. It´s his passionate and often risky kind of play that makes great wins, but causes early dropouts of tournaments as well.
On the other hand Ronnie´s capricious personality and his charisma are captivating the audience.
Ronnie O`Sullivan leaves no one untouched. His fans adore and idolize him, his critics name him arrogant and talk about mental instability.
Ronnie has to deal with depression and is easily getting bored. Once in a while his strange behaviour brought some troubles with sports officials, and caused penalties as well, for instance when he once left a final ahead of time. One time he even was disallowed a title because of the abuse of marihuana.
All this is material for his critics - but does no harm to his popularity.
Lets have a quick look at his birth chart.
Ronnie was born on Dezember 5th, 1975 in Chigwell, UK (unfortunately I don´t have the exact birth time).
We can see 5 planets in fire signs - that causes his hot temper.
Mercury in Sagittarius trines Jupiter in Aries and makes him play dynamic, passionate and aggressive. Then again this trine gets him to act impatient and careless. It simply makes it too easy for him – sometimes he looks like he would not need any effort to pot one ball after another.
His Moon in Capricorn causes a bias for perfectionism, discontent and self-criticism.
His Sun in Sagittarius is close conjunct to Neptune, which doesn´t really bring enough self-assuredness and causes a tendency to escape from it all (be it with drugs and alcohol or with practicing Snooker 20 hours a day).
I kept asking myself what causes this ups and downs in his play - it has to be the two different sides of his retrograde Gemini-Mars:
On the one hand there is a very smart fighter, who acts far-seeing and purposive. On the other hand the reverse side can make him hasty, nervous, impatient and careless.