This one very bad Saturn transit would be bad enough...but it is only one piece of the puzzle. In fact, on Friday when Tiger failed to make the cut ending his streak, Mars in the Geocentric sky was moving in to align with Saturn as well....which means that Tiger was also having the transit of Mars quincunx his Sun . Mars is the planet of Physical Energy, Athletes and Athleticism. In addition to the quincunx transit of Mars to Sun being unpredictable, with a person's energy swinging between sluggishness to over the top pushiness, this ALSO meant that Tiger was having the unfavorable transit of the Mars/Saturn midpoint to his Sun at a turbulent angle too!
[The placement of the transiting Mars/Saturn midpoint as well as other important information has been noted for you in the charts included in this posting. In all of our articles (here, in our books and on our main website) we always try to present a useful graphic image...however, if you fail to read the text, read the text incompletely or simply fail to comprehend the text that accompanies each graphic, you may by too quickly glancing at the chart alone, (unless you are an expert student of Magi Astrology) , become confused. But what may seem to the unstudied eye to be a crazy, hard to comprehend 'salad' , isn't. The images and the information that they depict are always easily understood if you slowly and carefully read what we write to accompany the charts shown...and use your noggin! It's worth taking the time to do so. ]
The Mars/Saturn midpoint is indicative of a loss of athletic prowess, or using too much or too little physical energy...but never the 'right' amount. It can also be symbolic of 'bad judgment [Saturn] physically, athletically [Mars]'.
That this particular tournament coincided with these alignments was a bad sign for Tiger. But there was even worse.
In Magi Astrology, midpoints are considered to be every bit as important and valid as the actual planets themselves. As a rule, those midpoints involving Saturn tend to, like Saturn itself, be symbolic of some type of problem, loss, difficulty, or tragedy...and conversely the midpoints involving Jupiter tend to be helpful, aiding in one's being successful in some way depending on the other planet that is combining to create the midpoint.
One of the very worst midoints is the Saturn/Chiron midpoint. The Saturn/Chiron midpoint is symbolic of among other things 'loss [Saturn] of recognition [Chiron]' and heartbreak.
In Magi Astrology the trine, where two planets are separated by 120 degrees, is considered to be a very favorable alignment...but there is one exception...and that exception has to do with Saturn. To boil it down, Saturn's nature is so bad, that there simply aren't any 'good' transits created by Saturn...so a transit of Saturn 'trine' to the Sun in a person's chart would not be considered a 'favorable' influcence..rather it is a negative and unhelpful influence, but ordinarily, unless it becomes a part of a greater collection of transits, it does not tend to indicate the very worst extremes of stress and turbulence in quite the same way that the stressful transits of Saturn square, opposed or quincunx to a planet will...but they're close!
Since Magi Astrology is CONSISTENT, that means that in the same vein, transits by SATURN MIDPOINTS are likewise unfavorable at all times...and that would include the trine and the conjunction.
At the time that Tiger missed the cut, in addition to the trouble he was having due to Saturn , Mars, and the Mars/Saturn midpoint all making STRESSFUL AND TURBULENT transits to his Sun ( The Person), Tiger was ALSO having the unfortunate transit of the Saturn/Chiron midpoint, which we term the HEARTBREAK MIDPOINT to his Sun as well!
Talk about a bad day.
How could it possibly be worse? Well......it was.
While as a rule the midpoints involving Jupiter are favorable and helpful, like Jupiter's nature itself, there is one exception.
The Saturn/Jupiter midpoint, by transit or progression, tilts violently negative and its nature tends to be similar to the horrible stress and turbulence of the Saturn to Jupiter transit. In Magi Astrology, we give this very bad transit a special name. Just as we name the Saturn to Chiron transit the HEARTBREAK TRANSIT ( and the Saturn/Chiron midpoint the HEARTBREAK MIDPOINT), we call the Saturn to Jupiter transit the NUCLEAR TRANSIT...and hence, the Saturn/Jupiter midpoint is called the NUCLEAR MIDPOINT.
The Saturn/Jupiter midpoint is symbolic of Loss of Luck, Destruction of Faith, Bad Judgment overpowering Good Judgment...it is symbolic of TRAGEDY.
The transit of the Saturn/Jupiter midpoint to any planet in a person's chart is of a similar nature to a very bad transit from Saturn itself to that planet...and in Tiger Woods' case, the transiting Saturn/Jupiter midpoint has been retrograding to align in a STRESSFUL AND TURBULENT ALIGNMENT with his CHIRON [Recognition, Career, Noteworthiness, Family, Life, Destiny].
In other words, Tiger Woods is having ANOTHER, even worse HEARTBREAK TRANSIT.
No athlete, not even one as gifted as Tiger Woods, could compete well under those circumstances.
But there is one final TWIST to this picture.