In his book “Sports Astrology”, John Frawley advocates using the 1st House and its ruler to describe the favourites and the opposing 7th house for the underdogs. Following this system, visitors Manchester United (currently top of the Table and hotly tipped for victory) are signified by Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, while Mercury as ruler of the 7th house, represents hosts West Ham.
Mercury is placed in the 10th house of victory. This is potentially a position of great strength, but Mercury is placed a little too far from the house cusp for West Ham to truly benefit.
More significant is the Moon’s immediate trine to Venus. Venus’ role as dispositor of the Part of Fortune takes precedence over her rulership of the 10th house, but either way this aspect favours Manchester United.
With no other significant aspects within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, Manchester United look set to continue their currant dominance of the Premier League.
Despite their being the visiting team, Tottenham are the favourites, and are expected to win decisively. But do the heavens agree?
The Moon (who often decides the winner in contest charts) seems to concur: She applies first to conjunct the 1st house cusp which represents the favourites – a very fortunate sign for Spurs.
The Moon’s next aspect, a trine to the Part of Fortune, again favours Spurs.
In contrast, there is little in the chart to support Crystal Palace. As the underdogs, they are firstly described by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Venus.
The Moon makes no aspect to Venus, but she does apply to square Jupiter which, as Lord of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), is a secondary significator for Palace.
The Moon must travel almost 7 degrees to perfect her aspect with Jupiter. Unlike the International game, where extra time is practically guaranteed (allowing for more leeway) this is beyond the 5 degrees usually considered effective for a Premiership football match. Nevertheless, Palace should look out for opportunities in the latter stages of the game. These will give them the best chance of a goal, although it is unlikely the most probable result, a Spurs victory.
Premiership football is taking a break this weekend (4th-5th September 2021) as the European national teams battle it out to qualify for the 2022 World Cup – and our Astrological Football Forecasts are following suit.
Forecasts will resume next weekend (11th-12th September 2021). In the meantime, I hope your favourite European team fares well in this weekend’s World Cup Qualifiers!