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At the time of writing Belgium, who finished the first round at the top of their group, are the bookies favourites – but only just. Defending European champions Portugal will prove formidable opponents and either team are more than capable of winning. Can the stars provide any clues to the outcome?
As favourites, Belgium have Jupiter (Lord 1) as their main significator. Mercury, ruler of the opposing 7th house, is star player for Portugal.
In Belgium’s favour, there is the application of Venus (Lord 10, victory for the favourites) to conjunct the Part of Fortune. But this is only a minor testimony and Venus will need to travel 6 degrees to perfect the aspect, which is a little to far for to be reliable.
In contrast, the Moon’s immediate application to a trine with Mercury (Lord 7) is a strong vote of confidence for Portugal.
Provided the pundits have correctly named Belgium as the favourites, it will be their opponents Portugal who are likely to gain the advantage of the Moon’s aspect to Mercury and win the match.
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