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.
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