Currently sitting side by side with equal points in the Premier League table, these teams promise a closely fought match.
In situations where the teams appear evenly matched, the most difficult task is deciding who the favourites will be. A quick check of the bookmakers’ odds reveals that the pundits favour home side Leicester, so we award them the first house and its ruler Jupiter (22 Aquarius 34). The visitors are given the opposing 7th house, and its ruler Mercury (20 Libra 11).
Mars, ruler of the 10th house (victory for the favourites) and Venus, ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) are often significant too.
This is very much the case here, where Venus is placed just over 2 degrees above the cusp of the 1st house. Placed on the cusp, and as ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) we might view this placement of Venus as positive for Arsenal, showing Leicester under attack from the visitors.
And so it would be, were it not that Venus also happens to be dispositor of the Part of Fortune. Her role as Fortuna’s dispositor supersedes that of 4th house ruler, reversing the significance of this testimony: Now we see victory (the Part of Fortune) smiling on the favourites, Leicester.
Mercury (7th ruler) separates from a conjunction with the Part of Fortune and, at already 4 degrees distant and moving further away, is too weak a testimony to help Arsenal’s cause (had the aspect been applying, it might have been a different matter!)
In contest charts, the Moon’s final aspect is often conclusive. Here, her sole (and last) aspect is a sextile to Mars who, as ruler of the 10th house, points to victory for the favourites.
Provided the pundits are accurate in their assessment, and Leicester truly are the favourites, this should result in a win for the home side.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly