22nd January 2022: Everton vs Aston Villa

If this Saturday’s match between Everton and Aston Villa is half as interesting as its chart, we are in for a treat! Although Everton are the hosts, Aston Villa, currently tabled three places ahead at 23 points to Everton’s 19 are the favourites and are awarded the 1st house and its ruler, Mercury. Everton are signified by the ruler of the opposing 7th house, Jupiter. The 10th house (victory for the favourites) and the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and their rulers are also taken into consideration.  

The Part of Fortune’s placement on the cusp of the 10th house (the house of victory, usually for the favourites) has little significance. This would be the same for any match scheduled during the same phase of the Moon. However, the Part of Fortune’s placement of just over a degree from the Sun cannot be ignored: In this chart, the Sun rules the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), a positive testimony for Everton. This testimony is doubly lucky for them, as the Part of Fortune is also combust, a debility which again favours the underdogs. (Note: a smaller orb of aspect, 2 degrees maximum, is considered effective for combustion in contest charts). 

The Sun (4th house ruler, victory for the underdogs) applies to conjunct the 10th house cusp, which is again favourable for Everton. However, Mercury, the main significator for favourites Aston Villa is already placed directly on the 10th house cusp and continues his retrograde motion to also conjunct the Part of Fortune. It looks as if Everton will put up a brave fight for victory, but Villa will just beat them to it. The Moon’s application to sextile the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 25 Scorpio 28) is also fortunate for the favourites and appears to confirm a win for Aston Villa. 

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

16th January 2022: Hull City vs Stoke City

Although Hull are playing at home, Stoke City (currently placed 8th in the Championship League to Hull’s 19th) are clear favourites to win.   

As favourites, Stoke City are represented by Venus, Lord of the 1st house.  Hull, their hosts and rivals, are awarded the opposing 7th house and its ruler, Mars.   

There are two significant aspects in this chart, both of which favour Stoke:  First the Moon applies to trine the Part of Fortune, and next opposes Venus, Lord of the 1st house.  As the opposition with Venus is the last significant aspect the Moon makes over the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, a win for the favourites seems likely. 

*Astrological Note concerning the Moon’s aspects to the Part of Fortune* 

In contest charts, the Moon’s orb of aspect is limited to around 5 degrees (sometimes a little more when extra time is probable).  This usually restricts the number of major aspects she can make, so if the Moon contacts a main significator, the nature of the aspect does not matter:  A challenging opposition is considered just as fortunate as a more positive trine.  

However according to John Frawley’s system (as outlined in his book “Sports Astrology”) when the Moon aspects the Part of Fortune, some aspects favour the favourites and some are more fortunate for the underdogs: 

  • The Moon conjunct, trine or sextile the Part of Fortune (or its antiscion) favours the favourites. 
  • The Moon square or opposing the Part of Fortune (or its antiscion) favours the underdogs. 

In this case, the Moon’s aspect to the Part of Fortune is a trine, so her testimony counts for favourites Stoke City

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

11th January 2022: Southampton vs Brentford

Our first match of the New Year is Tuesday night’s fixture between Southampton and Brentford. Although placed higher in the Premiership, with 23 points to Southampton’s 21, Brentford are not favoured by the pundits, who are backing home team Southampton to win. But do the stars agree?

At 21 Capricorn 33, the Sun (1st house ruler) represents favourites Southampton. Saturn, ruler of the opposing 7th house signifies Brentford and is placed in his own (traditional) sign at 13 Aquarius 06. The 10th house, (victory for the favourites) is also significant for Southampton, as the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) is for Brentford.

The Moon, who describes events during the contest, applies to conjunct the 10th house cusp. This is fortunate for the favourites, but is just a little too far from the cusp to be conclusive (ideally the Moon should be within 1-2 degrees either side of the house – this would virtually guarantee a win for the favourites). The Moon next applies to an opposition with the antiscion of Saturn at 16 Scorpio 54, signifying the chance of a goal for Brentford. Her final aspect, a trine to Venus (10th house ruler), should award the game to the favourites. If the pundits are correct, this is Southampton.

However, the application of Mars (4th house ruler) to the Part of Fortune is also significant. Although by itself not strong enough to predict a win, together with the Moon’s opposition to Saturn by antiscion this aspect promises a better than expected performance from Brentford. A win for the favourites is still the most likely, but a draw cannot be ruled out.

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Astrology by LouiseOf Arabia

Bibliography:

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly