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Slovakia won their last game against Poland by two goals to one. Admittedly this was helped by a Polish own goal, but the match was a convincing win, nonetheless.
Sweden only managed to hold Spain to a draw, but the pundits saw enough merit in their performance to tip them for victory in Friday afternoon’s game: Do the heavens agree?
As favourites, Sweden are represented by Venus, the ruler of the 1st house.
Rivals Slovakia are awarded the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mars.
Had the start of this match been timed for a short while earlier, the trine from the Moon to the Part of Fortune could have proved a winning hand for Sweden. But by the time this match kicks off, that aspect will be past, and the Moon will next sextile Mars (Lord 7); a powerful testimony for Slovakia.
Mars, main significator for Slovakia, applies to conjunct the angle of the midheaven (victory, status and success).
Saturn (Lord 4) in his own sign of Aquarius also applies retrograde to conjunct the cusp of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs).
The only testimony in favour of Sweden is a minor one, the application of the Moon to trine the antiscion of Venus at 10 Gemini 31, promising them.
Overall the majority of testimonies favour Slovakia.
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Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly