In John Frawley’s system for judging contest charts (for further details, his book “Sports Astrology” is highly recommended), the home team is not automatically signified by the 1st house and its ruler. Instead, that honour goes to the favourites, in this case visiting team Tottenham. As Virgo rises, Spurs are described primarily by Mercury (at 27 Aries 06), whose role as their main significator is given extra emphasis by his also ruling the 10th house (victory for the favourites).
Hosts and rivals Aston Villa are awarded Jupiter, who governs both the opposing 7th house and the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), placed at 23 Pisces 18.
Astrology is as much a study of time as of the heavens, and this chart nicely illustrates the importance of timing in determining a result: If this match had been scheduled for just two hours earlier, it is likely that the Moon’s trine to Jupiter would have indicated a very different outcome for Villa (most likely, a draw). But with that aspect now past, the Moon’s impending square to Mercury should justify the opinions of the pundits and award the game to Tottenham.
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Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly