Italy will aim to come back fighting after their 5-1 defeat to France in their debut match of the tournament. The pundits think they can do it and have named them favourites: They are represented by Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10).
Iceland’s significators are Venus (Lord 7) and Jupiter (Lord 4).
The antiscion of the Moon (at 25 Scorpio 05) is just inside the 1st house cusp: A boon to the favourites, which offsets the debility of Mercury combust.
The Moon first squares Mars, then trines the Part of Fortune (both testimonies for favourites Italy). However, the Moon’s next aspect is a sextile to Jupiter; supporting Iceland.
Iceland drew against Belgium in their opening game. Although Italy will almost certainly prove tougher opponents, the heavens indicate the result of this game could be closer than the pundits expect.
The Moon’s trine to the antiscion of Mercury (at 10 Gemini 23) is slightly outside the 5 degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, but could indicate an opportunity for Italy in the latter stages of the game, most likely during extra time.
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly