Although Leeds, currently placed in the table at 15th to Burnley’s 17th, are the bookies’ favourites, the chart for this match promises a closer game than the odds might suggest.
As favourites, Leeds are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Mars. Mars is conjunct the Midheaven: As the 10th house represents victory in general, and success for the favourites in particular, this is a very strong testimony in favour of a win for Leeds.
The Moon’s final (and only) aspect is a trine to Mercury. As Mercury rules the 10th house of victory for the favourites, this is a further argument in favour of Leeds fans having something to celebrate.
But the Moon’s placement hints at a different story. Placed just inside the 7th house which represents the underdogs, this is like a big surge of energy and encouragement directed towards Burnley: Perhaps the home crowd will boost their spirits and inspire them to give Leeds a run for their money. Without this placement of the Moon, this chart would indicate a straightforward win for Leeds. However, with the Moon’s assistance, Burnley are likely to prove much more of a challenge.
The most likely outcome is a Leeds win, but a draw should not be ruled out.
The Moon first applies to trine the antiscion of Jupiter (at 03 Scorpio 07): Jupiter is Lord of the 1st house, so this signifies an advantage for the favourites.
The Moon’s trine to the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 06 Cancer 31) is another positive testimony for the favourites and, together with the Moon’s previous trine to the antiscion of Jupiter augurs more than one goal.
The Part of Fortune just inside the cusp of the 7th house may look like a positive testimony for the underdogs, but as this will be the same for all games which kick off during this Moon’s phase it is unlikely to signify.
The Moon will eventually aspect Mercury (Lord 7) by opposition, but at 17 degrees distant, this aspect is too wide to be relevant to this match.
Overall the chart inclines (weakly) to support the favourites. The greatest challenge will be deciding who the favourites are. Chelsea (the bookmakers’ choice) currently reside 2nd in the table while Arsenal, who lost to Premiership newcomers Brentford, are 17th. But Arsenal were unbeaten in their last three Premiership games against Chelsea and are more than capable of giving them a run for their money. Expect a more eventful game than this chart suggests.
Still reeling from their shock defeat last weekend, when Leicester City dashed their hopes of Community Shield victory in the 89th minute, will Manchester City be able to rally to victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium? Or will their hosts be celebrating the start of the new season with a home win?
Tottenham are the home team, but at the time of writing Manchester City are the bookie’s favourites. Following John Frawley’s method of forecasting, the favourites are awarded the 1st house and its ruler: Therefore, Manchester City are represented by Jupiter, ruler of the rising sign, Sagittarius. Venus being ruler of the 10th house (which usually represents victory for the favourites), is their co-significator.
Rivals Spurs are awarded the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mercury. Their fortunes are also somewhat represented by the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and its ruler Mars.
The Part of Fortune just inside the 4th house augurs well for Spurs but would be better were it closer to the 4th house cusp. At just over 3 degrees distant, the aspect is not strong enough to guarantee a win – even before the Moon’s aspects are considered.
With an applying square to Jupiter (Lord 1) followed by a final sextile to Venus (Lord 10, victory for the favourites), the Moon casts her vote firmly in favour of Manchester City.
Expect goals for both teams but, because the Moon’s final aspect often indicates the victor, a likely win for Manchester City.