Chart cast for BST (GMT+1)
France, who finished first in their group are favourites for this evening’s match at Romania’s National Arena. Their opponents Switzerland, who qualified as one of the best third-placed teams will need to work hard to deliver an upset: Will help be forthcoming from the heavens?
As favourites, France are represented by Saturn, Lord of the 1st house. Their opponents Switzerland are described by the opposing 7th house. With Cancer the sign on the cusp of the 7th house, and the Moon already occupied as significator of events during the match, the Moon’s dispositor Jupiter is called from the substitute’s bench to play for Switzerland.
In his book “Sports Astrology”, John Frawley notes that Pluto often appears to have a grudge against the favourites. Here, Pluto is placed very close to the 1st house cusp, a warning that all might not be smooth sailing for favourites France. But as Pluto is placed in the 1st house, rather than directly on or above the house cusp, his malevolence is contained and lessened, and his placement may only reflect the injury-related issues with which France currently contend.
Charts where the sign of Cancer either rises or sets are never the clearest to judge (John Frawley notes that the duel role of the Moon can cause confusion), but the Moon’s impeding conjunction to Jupiter (substitute Lord 7) makes a strong argument for Switzerland doing better than expected. Could a draw be on the cards? Or an even more surprising result?
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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
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