This weekend’s featured Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal promises to be a closely-fought contest. The pundits favour Arsenal, but do the heavens agree?
Favourites Arsenal are represented by the 1st house and its ruler, Mercury (retrograde at 22 Aquarius 23). The North Node directly on the 1st house cusp is a positive testimony for Arsenal, just as the South Node on the opposing house cusp is detrimental to Aston Villa, who are signified by the 7th house and its ruler Jupiter (at 11 Aquarius 21).
Mercury’s retrograde motion is not in itself harmful to Arsenal’s cause. However, the fact that he is already combust, and travelling in the direction which takes him even closer to the Sun is a serious debility, especially as the Sun rules the 4th house (representing victory for the underdogs). The symbolism here is compelling: The hopes of Mercury (Arsenal) are burned up by the victory of their opponents.
However, the Sun (victory for the underdogs) is placed inside the 10th house (victory for the favourites). This is an equally strong testimony in favour of Arsenal, showing their potential to dominate the game and crush Aston Villa’s hopes of victory.
Jupiter’s placement on the 10th house cusp is a powerful counter-testimony for Aston Villa, showing their ability to influence the outcome of the match is equal to Arsenal’s.
With two testimonies for Arsenal, and two for Aston Villa it is clear that the match will be close. As is often the case, it is up to the Moon to decide the winner. Here, she applies first to a sextile with Jupiter and then a sextile to the Sun; both testimonies for Aston Villa. Her next application is to the 7th house cusp (again for Aston Villa). She has to travel quite some way outside the 5 degree orb usually effective for 90 minute football matches before she makes her only aspect in favour of Arsenal; a sextile to Mercury.
So the Moon decides the match in favour of the underdogs who, if the pundits are correct in their reckoning, are Aston Villa. Arsenal’s chances of turning the match in their favour will increase the longer the match continues, and are at their best in extra time.
Chart calculated with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly