Favourites Sweden are signified by Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10). Switzerland have Venus (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Jupiter (Lord 4) as their representatives.
Mercury (Lord 10, victory for the favourites) is combust: This is not ideal for Sweden.
The Part of Fortune’s bodily placement on the 7th house cusp is not significant: As the Part of Fortune is determined by the relationship between the Sun and Moon, this placement will occur around every month’s Full Moon. Yet the results of matches held at this time vary considerably.
More important is the applying trine between the Moon and the Part of Fortune. This is very fortunate for the favourites, and hints at a likely victory for Sweden (although with Mercury combust there could be some obstacles to be overcome).
As reigning champions, Netherlands go into this match as favourites and will be seeking to improve on their disappointing opening fixture, where they drew with Sweden. They are signified by Jupiter (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10).
Opponents Portugal are represented by Mercury (Lord 7) and Venus (Lord 4).
Mercury is combust: As he is Portugal’s main significator, this could present a serious obstacle to their hopes.
The Part of Fortune’s bodily placement on the 7th house cusp is routine at the time of the Full Moon and is therefore not significant. However, the lunar trine to the antiscion of Jupiter (at 21 Virgo 40) is a minor boon to the favourites.
More significant is the placement of Mars (Lord 10, victory for the favourites) on the 4th house cusp. This is also positive for the favourites.
All testimonies favour the Netherlands, who can be confident of a better performance than their opening match.
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Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly