The match chart for this Saturday’s game between Arsenal and Fulham once again illustrates the importance of the Part of Fortune in judging contest charts.
Arsenal are the favourites, and are awarded Saturn (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10, victory for the favourites) as their significators.
With the Moon already occupied as significator of the progress of events, her dispositor Mercury steps in as a substitute for Lord 7, main significator for rivals Fulham. They are also awarded Venus (Lord 4, victory for the underdogs).
However, none of these planets have a major role in the forthcoming match: The main players are the Moon and the Part of Fortune.
The Part of Fortune is in the 1st house, very close to the house cusp. This is always the case with matches played around the new Moon, yet the records show that the favourites do not win every match scheduled at this time: Therefore, the bodily placement of the Part of Fortune is not considered significant.
Nor do the placement of the North and South Nodes (in the 4th and 10th houses) signify: They only carry weight in contest charts when they aspect the teams planetary significators.
More important is the Moon’s trine to the Part of Fortune. Within the 5-degree orb considered reliable for 90-minute football matches, this is a powerful testimony for the favourites which would be difficult to beat even if there were any other testimonies of equal strength in the chart.
Instead, we have only one weak testimony for Fulham, a trine from the Moon to the antiscion of Venus (Lord 4) at 10 Taurus 29. At best this signifies a goal for Fulham, but is not sufficiently powerful to threaten Arsenal’s anticipated victory.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly