England are clearly the favourites with the U.K. bookies and betting public, but is this confidence justified? Probably. Both England and Sweden finished top of their groups, but only England won all their games, in the process scoring an impressive 14 goals. As favourites they are signified by Saturn (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10).
Sweden won two games and held the mighty Netherlands to a draw: By this reckoning alone, they won’t prove easy to beat. The lord of the 7th house is the Moon, whose role as significator of events takes precedence over any other responsibilities she may have in the chart. Usually, we could use the Moon’s dispositor as an alternative significator, but with the Moon in Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon, this is not possible. This leaves Venus (Lord 4) as the sole significator for Sweden.
The Moon’s placement directly on the 7th house cusp is a boon for Sweden: They have their eyes on a place in the final and will play accordingly. Venus’ placement close to the 7th house cusp adds support to this testimony, and to Sweden.
The placement of the Nodes on house cusps does have much influence in contest charts (only aspects from the Nodes to significators seems to count), so we can ignore the North Node’s conjunction with the 4th house cusp, and the South Node’s affliction of the 10th house.
The impending lunar sextile to Mars is more important: As the last aspect of the Moon (to a main significator) within the 5-degree orb usually effective for a 90-minute football match, this should award victory to England.
However, the heavens warn that Sweden will prove formidable opponents, and England would be wise to bear this in mind.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly