Shooting Stars 29th November 2020

This weekend’s Championship League match between Nottingham Forest and Swansea City promises to be a close-fought contest.

It can be tricky to choose the favourite when two teams are so well-matched but (despite them being the visiting team) Swansea’s recent form gives them a slight edge. They are awarded the 1st house and ascendant ruler Saturn (strong in his own sign at 28 Capricorn 16) as their main significators.

The opposing 7th house and ruler the Sun represents Nottingham Forest: At 07 Sagittarius 43, the Sun closely applies to the cusp of the 10th house (traditionally denoting victory for the favourites at 09 Sagittarius 20); a sign that Forest will prove able challengers to favourites Swansea.

However, the Moon (as indicator of the progress of events) seems firmly on the side of the favourites: First, she applies to trine Saturn (Lord 1) and moves next to conjunct the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 29 Taurus 38); both strong testimonies for Swansea.

All testimonies considered, Swansea should win the day, but Forest will make them work hard for those three points, and victory will not come easily.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 21st November 2020

This week’s featured match is the Premier League fixture between Spurs and Manchester City. The pundits expect an easy win for City, but do the heavens agree?

As favourites, Manchester City are awarded the 1st house and ascendant ruler Mercury at 14 Scorpio 25. They also have the 10th house (victory for the favourites) and its ruler Saturn, strong in his own sign of Capricorn at 27 Capricorn 36.

Even though they are the home team, Spurs are the opponents of the favourites and are therefore represented by the 7th house and its ruler Jupiter (in the sign of his fall at 24 Capricorn 23). They also have a house of victory: The 4th house, which opposes the 10th house, signifies victory for the underdogs and is here ruled by the Sun.

The Moon is placed in the 10th house (victory for Manchester City) but applies to square the Sun (ruler of the 4th house; victory for Spurs). Both teams can be expected to score, and a draw is not unlikely. Spurs may do better still if they are able to maintain pressure on City and exploit the opportunities which come their way in the latter stages of the game.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 14th November 2020

This Saturday’s astrological football prediction focuses on the Women’s Super League fixture between Manchester United Women and Manchester City Women

At the time of writing, Manchester United Women hold first place in the league, their current winning streak ensuring they go in to Saturday’s match against Manchester City as favourites. Because they are favourites (and not because they are the home team, as in other predictive techniques), they are awarded the 1st house and its ruler, Saturn. Well placed in his own sign of Capricorn and just inside the cusp of the 1st house, Saturn testifies to the winning form of United and lends his strength to their cause.

The opposing 7th house is given to rivals Manchester City. In this chart, the Moon rules the 7th house, but her role as significator of events in the match takes precedence, so Mars as the Moon’s dispositor steps in as substitute significator for City. Strong in his own sign of Aries, his support for City should not be discounted.

The Moon’s first aspect is a trine to Mars, indicating at least one goal for Manchester City. Her next aspect, a sextile to the Part of Fortune, favours the favourites. Being the final aspect the Moon makes (over the 5 to 6 degree orb usually considered effective for a 90 minute football match) this should ultimately award another win to United. The application of Jupiter (Lord of the 10th house; success for the favourites) to the cusp of the 1st house supports this conclusion, again showing victory going to Manchester United.

The signs are that United will have to work for this victory, however: The strength of the main significators for City and United, in combination with powerful aspects from the Moon, promises a spirited clash between the rivals and goals for both sides.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 6th-7th November 2020

Astrological Football Forecasts for Cardiff City vs Bristol City, Tottenham Hotspur Women vs Reading Women and Chelsea vs Sheffield Utd

Up until now, this season’s predictions have focused on the Premiership but, by request, future posts will include fixtures from a greater variety of football leagues, including the Championship, European and the Women’s Super League.

With this in mind, this week’s first featured match is Friday’s Champions League match between Cardiff City and Bristol City. According to the pundits, Cardiff are set for victory: As favourites, they are represented by the 1st house, the sign on its cusp (Gemini) and its ruler Mercury. Their opponents, Bristol City are described by the 7th house and its ruler Jupiter. The Moon in her key role as significator of events applies first to oppose Saturn (Lord of the 10th house; victory for the favourites) and next squares Mercury, Lord 1. The unharmonious nature of the Moon’s aspects is less important than the contact with significant planets: These are both powerful testimonies which should bring Cardiff victory.

On to Saturday, and a Women’s Super League fixture between Spurs and Reading. Based on current form, Reading are favourites to win and are represented by Jupiter (Lord of the Ascendant). Their opponents Spurs are signified by the 7th house and its ruler Mercury. The Moon applies first to trine the antiscion of Jupiter (at 07 Sagittarius 59), pointing to a goal (or potential early lead) for Reading. The next testimony from the Moon, an opposition to the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 11 Aquarius 37) offers hope of an equalizer to Spurs. But since the Moon has to travel over 7 degrees to perfect this aspect and an orb of 5 degrees is usually the effective limit for a 90 minute football match, the best chance for Spurs will occur in the latter minutes, success becoming more likely the match strays into extra time.

According to the pundits, Saturday’s Premiership clash between Chelsea and Sheffield United is a foregone conclusion, with Chelsea set for easy victory: But do the heavens agree? The Moon applies to conjunct the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and trines the antiscion of Jupiter, Lord 7 (at 07 Sagittarius 58), both testimonies for Sheffield which suggest that Chelsea will find this match more challenging than first supposed. However, Chelsea have an ace up their sleeve in the form of the Part of Fortune’s conjunction with the antiscion of Mercury (02 Pisces 44): This testimony is the strongest in the chart, and confirms that Chelsea are unlikely to lose. Nevertheless, there will be goals for both sides and if Sheffield play as well as expected, a draw may be possible.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 31st October to 1st November 2020

Astrological Football Predictions for Liverpool vs West Ham and Newcastle Utd vs Everton

This weekend promises Halloween treats to the favourites and little in the way of shocks and surprises, so far as our two featured games are concerned.

Liverpool are odds-on favourites to win against West Ham this Saturday, an opinion with which the heavens concur: The antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 26 Capricorn 48) exactly conjunct Saturn (Lord 10, victory for the favourites) should prove the bookies correct.

*Note: The Part of Fortune herself is placed just inside the 7th house (the team considered to be the underdogs), which might be thought helpful for West Ham. However, the bodily placement of Fortuna is linked to the Moon’s phases and will always be roughly in the same place in charts calculated for the same kickoff time and location during the month. Identical results might be expected for every match played under similar conditions of place and time, and experience has taught this is not the case. The position of Fortuna’s antiscion, which is determined by sign placement, is much more variable and therefore the testimony of significance.

Saturn again has a starring role in Sunday’s match between Newcastle and Everton, this time in his role as Lord of the Ascendant awarding victory to favourites Everton via his trine with the Moon. The result of the match should be decided in the closing minutes of the match or extra time (the Moon has just over 6 degrees to travel to complete the aspect with Saturn). Should this late opportunity not occur, a draw is not beyond the bounds of possibility: The Moon also makes aspects to the antiscion of the Sun, Lord 7 (at 20 Aquarius 24) for Newcastle and Jupiter (Lord 10, for Everton at 21 Capricorn 07) before her aspect to Saturn, promising goals for both sides.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

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Shooting Stars 24th – 25th October 2020

Astrological Football Predictions for West Ham vs Manchester City, Manchester Utd vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Sheffield Utd and Aberdeen vs Celtic

This Saturday Manchester City travel to London Stadium to play West Ham and, if the bookies are correct, are expected to win comfortably. But do the heavens agree? The debilitating South Node afflicting the cusp of the 1st house (which represents the favourites) could pose problems for City, just as the North Node on the cusp of the 7th house gives a corresponding boost to the fortunes of the opposing Hammers. Although powerful, this is the only testimony in West Ham’s favour. The rest of the chart inclines towards a victory for City, most notably the Moon’s sextile to Mars, the dispositor of the Part of Fortune: Harmonious aspects from the Moon to the Fortuna or her dispositor traditionally favour the favourites (it may also be noted that Mars rules the 4th house, representing victory for the underdogs, but unfortunately for West Ham his role as the dispositor of Fortuna takes precedence). West Ham are represented by the 7th house ruler Mercury who is currently retrograde and moving ever closer to the Sun. Whist retrograde motion is not usually a debility in contest charts of this type, combustion very much is; the likelihood being that, on this occasion, West Ham will find the challenge of City too hot to handle.

The same sextile between the Moon and Mars which smiles on the fortunes of Manchester City may prove equally favourable to their neighbours and derby rivals Manchester United: As favourites, Manchester United are signified by the 1st house and its ruler Mars, to which the Moon’s sextile carries a likely victory.

The North and South nodes once again make their influence felt in Saturday’s early evening match between favourites Liverpool and opponents Sheffield Utd. The North Node placed exactly on the cusp of the Ascendant should give a boost to the fortunes of the hosts, whilst the South Node may be expected to cause corresponding problems for Sheffield. The Moon just inside the 10th house (victory for the favourites) is a further powerful testimony for Liverpool. The primary significator of Liverpool, Mercury (Lord 1) would appear at first to be hindered by combustion (close proximity to the Sun), but as the Sun is also ruler of a house representing one of the teams (the 4th house; victory for Sheffield), this debility has less significance. On balance, a likely win for favourites Liverpool.

On to Sunday, where Aberdeen play hosts to favourites Celtic at Pittodrie. Although hindered by the baleful influence of the South Node conjunct the cusp of the 1st house, Celtic should emerge the victors, assisted by the applying conjunction of Fortuna with her dispositor, retrograde Mars.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

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Shooting Stars 17th-18th October 2020

Astrological Football Predictions for Everton vs Liverpool, Manchester City vs Arsenal and Crystal Palace vs Brighton

Saturday’s predictions begin with (what is certain to be) one of the most hotly-contested matches of the weekend, the derby fixture between Everton and Liverpool. The bookies favour Liverpool to win: As favourites, they are awarded the 1st house and its ruler, Jupiter. Everton are signified by the opposing 7th house and its ruler, Mercury.

Mercury applies retrograde to the Moon, significator of events during the match. Uranus at 09 Taurus 15 intercedes, but collects light from both Moon and Mercury by opposition, lending his assistance to rather than blocking the conjunction. A conjunction between the Moon and a key planet usually awards the match to the team signified: In this case, it points to a likely victory for Everton. It will be interesting to see how the influence of Uranus manifests during the match: Unexpected events or sudden reversals of fortune are likely.

Later the same afternoon, favourites Manchester City do battle with visitors Arsenal and, once again, it seems likely that the retrograde aspect of a key planet will decide the result: This time, Mars (who, as Lord 1 represents the favourites) applies retrograde to conjunct Fortuna; a powerful testimony for City which should award them the match.

On to Sunday’s match between Crystal Palace and Brighton, where a glance at the bookmaker’s odds tells us that the match is expected to be very close, with Palace deemed to have a very slight edge over their opponents. As favourites, Palace are represented by 1st house and its ruler Saturn. Brighton are awarded the opposing 7th house, ruled by the Moon. As the Moon is already spoken for as the main significator of events, her dispositor Mars steps in as substitute to represent Brighton.

The Moon applies to sextile Saturn, Lord 1 for Crystal Palace. In the absence of any corresponding testimonies for Brighton, this should award victory to the hosts. The Moon has over 5 degrees to travel before she perfects the sextile with Saturn: This being quite a significant distance for an short event such as a football match, expect the result to be decided in the latter stages of what promises to be a tense and hard-fought contest.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Saturday 3rd October 2020

Astrological Football Predictions for Leeds United vs Manchester City and Newcastle United vs Burnley

Manchester City are odds-on favourites to win against hosts Leeds this Saturday, but the heavens may have a surprise in store. The aspect of greatest significance is the Moon’s application to oppose Mercury, which, as ruler of both 7th and 4th houses favours the underdogs Leeds (Mercury is also the dispositor of Fortuna, but as he rules both 7th and 4th houses, his role as main significator of Leeds takes precedence). The North Node’s beneficial placement just inside the cusp of the 4th house (victory for Leeds) and the corresponding debility for City from the South Node in the 10th house add further weight to the testimony of the Moon and Mercury; all of which point to Leeds doing much better than the bookies expect.

On to Saturday evening’s game at St James’ Park, where hosts Newcastle are the bookies’ favourites to win against visiting Burnley. As favourites, Newcastle are represented by Venus, ruler of the Ascendant. Mars, Lord of the opposing 7th house, signifies Burnley. The Moon, whose movements often decide the outcome in football charts, makes no conclusive aspects: Her trine to the antiscion of Mars (at 05 Virgo 45) is mildly favourable for Burnley, but not strong enough to guarantee them the match. Balanced against this, Saturn placed in his own sign of Capricorn and in his own house (the 10th house, victory for the favourites), lends his strength to Newcastle and attests to their fine form, but alone is not a winning testimony. Overall, this is a fairly balanced chart with both sides looking set to score. Newcastle have a slight edge over their opponents, but a draw should not be ruled out.

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Sunday 27th September 2020

Astrological Football Predictions for Spurs vs Newcastle and Manchester City vs Leicester City

Spurs are odds-on favourites to win against visitors Newcastle this Sunday, but do the heavens agree? The Moon, who so often decides these contests, makes no aspects of significance with the exception of a late opposition to Venus. This might be seen as favourable for Spurs, were it not that Venus’ role as dispositor of the Part of Fortune takes precedence over her rulership of the 10th house (victory for the favourites). This opposition is immediately followed by a sextile to retrograde Mars, strongly placed in his own sign of Aries. As Mars rules the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) the cause of Newcastle is favoured, especially as Mars is also applying to conjunct the 4th house cusp, lending his strength to Newcastle’s house of victory. Overall, this chart is far from conclusive, but there should be goals for both sides. With the comparatively wide orb between the Moon and any significant aspects, expect a much busier second half, with Newcastle’s chances of victory increasing greatly in the latter minutes of the game, especially if extra time is played.

In Sunday afternoon’s match between Manchester City and Leicester City, the Moon’s opposition to Venus (Lady of the 4th house; victory to the underdogs) promises at least one goal for The Foxes. However, the following lunar sextile to retrograde Mars (Lord 10; victory for the favourites) is a powerful testimony for Manchester, especially combined with the added strength of Mars’ retrograde square to Saturn (Lord of the Ascendant and primary significator of the favourites), which describes victory (Mars, Lord 10) going to the Manchester City (Saturn, Lord of the Ascendant). As with the previous match between Spurs and Newcastle, expect both teams to score, with a busier second half and some crucial late goals!

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly