8th July 2022: Spain Women vs Finland Women and Germany Women vs Denmark  Women

Finland reached the Women’s Euro semi-finals in 2005.  Spain have only ever reached the quarter-finals, although they have achieved this twice (in 2013-2017).  Since then, Spain’s form has been steadily on the rise, making them this fixture’s favourites.   

Spain are signified by Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10, victory for the favourites).  Opponents Finland have Venus (Lord 7) and Jupiter (Lord 4) as their representatives.   

The Moon, main significator of the progress of events, applies to trine Mercury: Favourites Spain can be expected to make most of the running.  

 
Eight-times tournament winners Germany are favourites for this match (and serious contenders for the tournament title) but recent form suggests it would be unwise to underestimate Denmark either.

Germany are signified by Jupiter (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10). Rivals Denmark are signified by Mercury (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Venus (Lord 4).  

The Moon’s placement, (very close to the 10th house cusp) gives a huge boost to Germany, who are also supported by the imminent lunar sextile to the antiscion of the Part of Fortune at 10 Virgo 13.  

However, Mercury also applies to sextile the antiscion of the Part of Fortune, a sign that we can expect a spirited performance from Denmark, who will be determined not to make things easy for their rivals.  

Mars’ placement on the 4th house cusp may tip the balance in Germany’s favour. As ruler of the 10th house, Mars represents victory for the favourites, whilst the 4th house symbolises Denmark’s hopes of victory: Denmark’s dreams of winning are in the power of their rivals. A victory for Germany is the most likely outcome.    

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Thursday 7th July 2022:  Norway vs N Ireland 

Two-time tournament winners Norway are the likely favourites, and are signified by Jupiter (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10; victory for the favourites).   

Their rivals, Northern Ireland, are making their debut in a senior women’s final.  They are represented by Mercury (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Venus (Lord 4).   

The Moon, signifying the progress of events, applies first to trine the antiscion of Mercury (24 Gemini 57); a favourable testimony for Northern Ireland. However, the Moon’s next aspect, is a sextile to the antiscion of Mars (28 Leo 14): The favourites have the final word.  

The conjunction between the Part of Fortune and Jupiter would be more definitive if it were closer, but still supports the verdict of the Moon; victory for the favourites.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Wednesday 6th July 2002: England Women vs Austria Women 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, tournament hosts England are the U.K. bookies’ favourites. But recent form suggests this opinion may be based on more than local bias: Under the guidance of coach Sarina Wiegman, England have every appearance of a force to be reckoned with: February’s Arnold Clark Cup friendly saw them win the tournament ahead Canada, Germany and Spain; all top-ten ranked sides.  

In the debut match of this tournament, England are matched against Austria; themselves not to be underestimated. Both sides reached the semi-finals in 2017, only to be beaten in their respective matches.  

However, the last clash between the two sides saw England emerge the victors (Nov 2021, FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier: England 1, Austria 0). The pundits seem confident that England can repeat their success, but do the heavens agree? 

As favourites, England are represented by Jupiter (Lord 1), with Venus (Lord 10; victory for the favourites) as their co-significator.  

Rivals Austria are awarded Mercury (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Mars (Lord 4; victory for the underdogs) as their significators. Mars and Mercury appear to be well placed in their own houses, but they are in signs different from those on the house cusp, which diminishes their strength.   

Jupiter conjunct the antiscion of the Part of Fortune gives a strong advantage to the favourites, which should give the home crowd cause for celebration and England their first win of the tournament.

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

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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