All eyes will be on Etihad Stadium this Saturday, when Manchester City and Chelsea will meet to test their mettle ahead of the Champions League final later this month.
Both teams are in very competitive form, but there must always be a favourite and at the time of writing, the odds favour City. They are signified by the 1st house and its ruler, Venus. Venus is strongly placed in her own sign of Taurus, as befits a planet representing the favourites, but is in the last degree of that sign and will soon lose much of her strength when she enters the sign of Gemini. This is not an entirely favourable testimony for City, as it may signify that they have already reached (and are about to pass) their peak for the season.
Chelsea are represented by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mars, who is in rather mixed condition, being in the sign of his triplicity and fall.
The Moon applies to the cusp of the 7th house. This might initially be viewed as an advantage for City: In this chart, the Moon rules the 10th house (victory for the favourites), so the Moon’s placement on the cusp of Chelsea’s house could show City bringing their skill and power to bear on their opponents. However, the Moon’s role as significator of events usually supercedes any other role she may have and so her application to the 7th house cusp should give a slight boost to Chelsea.
Mars applies to sextile the Part of Fortune. Again, this is a very minor testimony for Chelsea (John Frawley observes that only the conjunction and opposition of a team’s planet to the Part of Fortune work with any degree of reliability).
To sum up, this is a chart with very little happening in it, and a difficult one from which to pick the winner. However, the game itself should prove more interesting than the chart, with a strong likelihood of goals for both teams.
The imminent loss of strength for Venus (representing City) is the most interesting testimony: It implies a decline in form, although whether this applies to Saturday’s match or a future game (the Champions League final, perhaps?) remains to be seen.
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