14th May 2022 FA Cup Final Special: Liverpool vs Chelsea

At the time of writing Liverpool are placed second in the Table, just in front of their FA Cup rivals Chelsea in third: The competition could scarcely be closer, and a hard-fought battle is anticipated. 

Pundits and bookmakers alike favour Liverpool to win, but do the heavens agree? 

Favourites Liverpool are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Venus (at 13 Aries 45). In this match, Venus is their sole significator as the 10th house (victory for the favourites) is ruled by the Moon who is already spoken for in her role as significator of events.  

Venus is in Aries, the sign of her detriment. This is of minor significance in a sporting contest: A team can still win without being at top form or on their best behaviour.  

However, Venus’ placement, just inside the cusp of the opposing 7th house (representing Chelsea) could prove crucial. If Venus had been placed on or just above the 7th house cusp, this would have shown Chelsea in the power of Liverpool. However, with Liverpool’s main significator just inside the 7th house cusp, the reverse is shown: The fortunes of Liverpool are very much in the hands of their rivals.   

The close conjunction of the Part of Fortune with Mars, (7th house ruler and main significator of Chelsea) adds to Liverpool’s woes, as does the impending conjunction between the Moon and the antiscion of Saturn (Lord of the 4th house, victory for the underdogs) at 05 Scorpio 07.  

With a lack of any corresponding testimonies in support of the favourites, it looks as if the underdogs will carry the day.  

If the pundits and bookmakers have correctly named Liverpool as the favourites, all indications are that Chelsea will be lifting the Cup this Saturday at Wembley.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

7th May 2022: Liverpool vs Spurs

Future FA Cup finalists Liverpool are favourites for this Saturday’s fixture against Spurs at Anfield. Will their performance justify the confidence of the pundits, and what do the heavens have to say? 

Mars, ruler of the 1st house is main significator of favourites Liverpool. Their rivals Spurs are represented by Venus, the ruler of the opposing 7th house.  

The Sun (ruler of the 10th house, victory for the favourites) and Saturn (Lord of the 4th house, victory for the underdogs) are secondary significators for Liverpool and Spurs respectively. 

The Moon, who describes the progress of events during the match, applies to trine Venus. As this is the only aspect to any team significator over the 5-degree orb usually effective in a 90-minute football match, this is an important vote of confidence for Spurs. 

Saturn’s placement in Aquarius, the sign he traditionally rules, and just inside the cusp of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) promises a spirited performance from Spurs. But more importantly, the antiscion of Saturn (at 5 Scorpio 24) is placed just above the cusp of the 1st house, showing favourites Liverpool in the power of their rivals.

Although not strong enough to determine the result, Pluto’s applying retrograde conjunction with the Part of Fortune adds further weight to the other testimonies in favour of Spurs: Pluto, John Frawley observes in his book “Sports Astrology” appears to hold a grudge against the favourites. 

With no corresponding testimonies in support of the Liverpool, the stars point to victory for the visitors.

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

30th April 2022: Newcastle vs Liverpool and Leeds vs Man City

My apologies to any Facebook followers who (due to a social media malfunction) missed out on last week’s forecast. If a forecast is missing here, please check my WordPress site “Astrology by Louise Of Arabia” 

To make amends, I am including a bonus extra forecast this week.  

As we are approaching the new Moon, the Part of Fortune will always be close to the 1st house cusp. As such, it is not significant in determining the result of the match. That said, the antiscion of the Part of Fortune, and any conjunctions or oppositions between the Part of Fortune and its dispositor are always worth consideration.  

However, in the following two charts, it is the aspects from the Moon which are most worthy of attention… 

Newcastle vs Liverpool 

The Moon, which tells us how events will unfold during the match, applies to conjunct the Sun, ruler of the 1st house. As a conjunction between the Moon and a team’s main significator usually decides the outcome of the match, this awards the game to favourites Liverpool. 

Leeds vs Man City 

At first glance, the match for Leeds vs Man City, which takes place a few hours later, looks similar but has potential for a very different outcome. Here, the Moon still applies to conjunct the Sun but, as the Sun does not rule a house belonging to either team (1st and 10th for the favourites, 7th and 4th for the underdogs), this aspect lacks the importance it held in the previous Newcastle vs Liverpool match. 

Looking past this conjunction, the Moon’s next aspect (and the only significant aspect within the 5 degrees orb considered effective in a 90-minute football match) is a sextile with Mars. As Mars rules the 7th house, representing the underdogs, this is a fortunate sign for relegation-fighting Leeds, who look set for a far better performance than the pundits expect.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

24th April 2022: Liverpool vs Everton

Currently placed second in the table, Liverpool are favourites to win this Sunday’s local derby against Merseyside rivals Everton.  Do the heavens agree? 

The Moon, as significator of events, makes just one aspect within the 5-degree orb considered effective for a 90-minute football match:  A trine to Mercury.  As Mercury rules the 1st house (the favourites) and the 10th house (victory for the favourites), the Moon seems to side with the pundits in favouring Liverpool to win. 

The ruler of the 7th house (Jupiter) is placed just inside his own house and is conjunct the house cusp. This is unlikely to change the result, but does promise a strong performance from Everton. 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

16th April 2022: Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion

If they continue their current fine form, Tottenham are expected to emerge the victors in this Saturday’s match against Brighton. However, Brighton’s recent convincing win against Arsenal suggests Spurs may face some strong opposition. What do the heavens say? 

The Moon, as significator of events, has a most powerful role in contest charts. Here her first aspect is a trine to Saturn which, as ruler of the 7th house, represents the underdogs Brighton: A spirited start for the Seagulls is indicated, with the possibility of at least one goal.  

Her next aspect is an opposition to the Sun, ruler of the 1st house and hence main significator for the favourites, Tottenham Hotspur. 

As the Moon’s final major aspect (within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for 90-minute football matches) usually determines the result, this should award the game to Spurs.  

Expect strong opposition from Brighton, and the likelihood of goals for both sides. 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

9th April 2022: Aston Villa vs Tottenham

In John Frawley’s system for judging contest charts (for further details, his book “Sports Astrology” is highly recommended), the home team is not automatically signified by the 1st house and its ruler. Instead, that honour goes to the favourites, in this case visiting team Tottenham. As Virgo rises, Spurs are described primarily by Mercury (at 27 Aries 06), whose role as their main significator is given extra emphasis by his also ruling the 10th house (victory for the favourites). 

Hosts and rivals Aston Villa are awarded Jupiter, who governs both the opposing 7th house and the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), placed at 23 Pisces 18. 

Astrology is as much a study of time as of the heavens, and this chart nicely illustrates the importance of timing in determining a result: If this match had been scheduled for just two hours earlier, it is likely that the Moon’s trine to Jupiter would have indicated a very different outcome for Villa (most likely, a draw). But with that aspect now past, the Moon’s impending square to Mercury should justify the opinions of the pundits and award the game to Tottenham. 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

2nd April 2022: Liverpool vs Watford

At the time of writing, 47 points separate 2nd placed Liverpool from Watford at 18th place in the table: With Liverpool clearly enjoying better form, the result of Saturday’s game at Anfield seems a foregone conclusion. But is this reflected in the heavens? 

The 1st house and its ruler describe the favourites: Cancer rises, and with the Moon already spoken for as significator of events, her dispositor Mars is summoned from the substitute’s bench to represent Liverpool. 

Rivals Watford are represented by the opposing 7th house and its ruler, Saturn.  

Neither Saturn nor Mars have starring roles to play in this chart, by aspect or placement. Nor does the Moon, who is usually so critical to the result, make any significant aspect: At 27 Aries 10, her only and final aspect is a square to Pluto at 28 Capricorn 25.  

Pluto’s exact placement on the cusp of the 7th house is not particularly detrimental to Watford but may afflict Liverpool’s performance due to his opposition of the 1st house cusp: John Frawley observes in his book “Sports Astrology” that Pluto seems to hold a grudge against the favourites. 

The trine between the Part of Fortune (at 12 Leo 55) and its dispositor the Sun (at 12 Aries 42) is mildly helpful to favourites Liverpool but does not guarantee victory.  

In the absence of more conclusive aspects, Liverpool should still emerge the winners, although their performance may not be their most memorable of the season due to the affliction from Pluto.

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

19th March 2022: Aston Villa vs Arsenal

Visitors Arsenal are favourites to win at Villa Park this Saturday, but the heavens suggest their victory may not be so certain. 

The sign rising on the cusp of the 1st house (Cancer) represents favourites Arsenal. The 1st house ruler being already occupied as significator of events, the Moon’s dispositor (Venus, at 12 Aquarius 20) stands in as their main significator. Mars, ruler of the 10th house (victory for the favourites) is their secondary significator. 

Saturn, ruler of the opposing 7th house, represents hosts Astron Villa. They have no secondary significator as Venus (ruler of the 4th house, victory for the underdogs) is already spoken for by Arsenal.  

The Moon has already moved past her trine aspects to Mars and Venus, so these do not count towards the result. However, her applying trine to the Part of Fortune is a very strong testimony of victory for the favourites. This being the only lunar aspect of note within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, Arsenal might well feel confident of victory.  

But another outcome is also possible. The next aspect the Moon makes is another trine, this time to Aston Villa’s main significator, Saturn: Being only just outside the 5-degree orb, this aspect offers hope to Aston Villa of levelling the score, and perhaps turning events in their favour towards the latter stages of the game, especially if the match runs into extra time. 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly