Currently residing 8th in the table, with 39 points to Leeds United’s 23, Spurs are expected to win this Saturday’s match at Elland Road. But do the heavens agree?
Favourites Spurs are described by the 1st house. As Cancer rises and 1st house ruler the Moon is otherwise spoken for as significator of events, we look to the Moon’s dispositor (Saturn) as an alternative significator for Spurs. However, this won’t do either: Saturn, as ruler of the 7th house (representing the underdogs), has already been claimed by Leeds.
The only planet still available to represent Spurs is Jupiter, ruler of the 10th house (victory for the favourites). Strongly placed in Pisces (one of the signs he traditionally rules) and placed in the 10th house of victory, his efforts alone may be sufficient to bring Spurs victory. The Moon certainly thinks so: Her applying sextile to Jupiter is a highly positive testimony for the favourites.
The Moon also applies to the 7th house cusp. If she was a bit closer to the house cusp (around 2 degrees is considered reliably effective), this could be a sign of victory for Leeds. But at over 4 degrees distant, the Moon is too far from the cusp to help their cause.
In the absence of any other testimonies for either side, it seems that Spurs will be the team celebrating at full time.
After recent draws against Burnley and Southampton, Manchester United fans welcomed Tuesday’s 2-0 victory against Brighton. But can their team repeat that success this Sunday against Leeds?
As favourites, Manchester United are signified by the 1st house. Cancer rises, and the 1st house ruler the Moon is otherwise occupied as significator of events, so the role of main significator for Manchester United is assumed by the Moon’s dispositor, Venus.
The Moon immediately applies to square Venus, is a highly positive testimony for the favourites.
The applying conjunction between the Part of Fortune and its dispositor, Jupiter also favours the favourites.
With two positive testimonies for Manchester United, and none for Leeds, it seems likely that Manchester United fans will be celebrating another victory this Sunday.
Some contest charts are more difficult to judge than others, and this weekend’s match between Manchester United and Southampton certainly presents some challenges.
With 39 points to Southampton’s 28, hosts Manchester United are clear favourites to win. They may have the confidence of the pundits, but due to the unusual nature of this chart, they lack a main (or even secondary significator) for the following reasons:
The Moon, ruler of the 1st house, is otherwise engaged as significator of events.
There is no lunar dispositor (as the Moon is in her own sign of Cancer)
The ruler of the 10th house (which often represents victory for the favourites) also rules the 7th house and has therefore been claimed as main significator for Southampton
Without any significators for the favourites, can the chart still be judged? There are some interesting testimonies which suggest it can:
The Sun (ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) applies to conjunct the cusp of the 10th house of success: This is very fortunate for Southampton
The Moon is strong in her own sign and placed in the 1st house, which John Frawley describes in his book “Sports Astrology” as “a big surge of energy towards (the team signified), almost as if the cosmos is cheering for it”. Although at 3 degrees distant the Moon is not quite close enough to the 1st house cusp to guarantee victory, this is still a fortunate sign Manchester United.
With the Sun supporting Southampton, and the Moon siding with Manchester United, this match promises to be closer than expected. As the main significator of events, the Moon’s testimony carries a little more influence, possibly enough to give Manchester the advantage. But with such strong testimonies for both sides, a draw is also possible.
Although Watford are placed just ahead of Burnley in the table, at 14 points to 12, Burnley’s recent record against Watford is stronger and they have the traditional advantage of playing in front of a home crowd. The pundits therefore favour Burnley, but the heavens tell a more complex story…
As favourites, Burnley are signified by the Sun, ruler of the 1st house.
Saturn, Lord of the opposing 7th house represents Watford.
The main significators of both teams occupy the same degree of Aquarius. In traditional astrology, Saturn would be described as ‘cazimi’ (within the heart of the Sun), and would be considered greatly strengthened, as if he had been raised up to sit at the right hand of the king (represented by the Sun). However, in a contest chart, there is no king, just two opposing teams of (more or less) equal merit and status. As it seems unlikely that Burnley would embrace the role of ‘raising up’ or advancing the cause of their opponents Watford, Saturn being cazimi has little significance in this context.
What is more important is the Moon’s imminent sextile to both the Sun and Saturn, which hints at goals for both teams.
The only other aspect within the 5-degree range considered effective for a 90-minute football match is the Moon’s trine to the antiscion of Venus (Lord of the 10th house: Victory for the favourites) at 17 Sagittarius 53. Aspects involving antiscia are not conclusive, but this should give Burnley a slight advantage. Nevertheless, a draw cannot be ruled out.