Arsenal are favourites to win against hosts Sheffield Utd this Sunday, but which team do the heavens support?
As the team most favoured to win, Arsenal are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Venus. At 26 Aries 15, Venus is in the sign of her detriment and is also combust (placed within 8 degrees of the Sun). In charts of this kind, debility by sign is not usually an obstacle to victory but combustion presents a more serious problem. In Arsenal’s favour, the Part of Fortune is placed near to the angle of the Ascendant, although at just under 4 degrees distant it is probably too far away to lend significant help.
Sheffield, their hosts and rivals, are described by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mars (at 22 Gemini 53).
The Moon, who describes the progress of events throughout the match, applies first to the Sun (who, apart from his role in the combustion of Venus, is not a significant player in this chart). She next sextiles Mars, a positive testimony for Sheffield which holds promise of at least one goal for the underdogs.
The Moon later aspects Venus (for Arsenal), but has over 8 degrees to travel before she perfects their conjunction. For a 90 minute football match, the effective orb for the Moon’s aspects is usually around 5 degrees. Any aspect made beyond that orb usually denotes an opportunity which occurs in extra time.
Expect goals for both teams, and for Sheffield to perform better than the pundits predict. The best chances for favourites Arsenal are likely to appear in the latter stages of the game, with a possible goal in extra time.
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Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly