A graduate of John Frawley's Horary Astrology Diploma Course, I work primarily with traditional Western Astrological techniques, but have also studied traditional and modern Western natal astrology, Renaissance Astrological Magic, Vedic Astrology and Chinese Astrology. I work full time as a consultant astrologer, using techniques which give proven results and have stood the test of time. My approach to astrology is rigorous and practical – the result of over twenty years of study and experience in a working, living tradition.
Astrology is the key to developing the unique potential in each individual lifetime; a powerful method for taking charge of destiny by identifying the opportunities and transforming the challenges revealed in every astrological chart.
Ranked second in Group D, Czech Republic are favourites for their first fixture at Hampden Park. However, hosts Scotland are almost their equals in the FIFA World Rankings and promise a closer-fought game than their placement at the bottom of Group D might suggest.
As favourites, the Czech Republic are represented by Venus, ruler of the 1st house. Mars, ruler of the opposing 7th house will be star player for Scotland.
The Moon describes the flow of events. She first applies to oppose Saturn, a very positive testimony for Scotland, as Saturn is ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs).
Her next aspect is a sextile to the antiscion of Venus (at 15 Gemini 23), a minor testimony which nevertheless promises at least one goal for the Czech Republic.
This aspect is followed by a square to the Part of Fortune which again favours Scotland. Both these aspects perfect outside the 5 degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match; a sign that the latter stages of the game (or extra time) will prove the most eventful.
So we have two testimonies for Scotland, and only one (minor) testimony for the Czech Republic: As these teams are so evenly matched, much depends on whether the favourite has been correctly chosen, but the home crowd should have cause to celebrate.
On to Day 3, and England vs Croatia: To avoid bias, we’re going to eschew the opinions of the English bookmakers and rely purely on table placement to decide the favourites.
Placed top of Group D, Croatia are favourites and are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Venus. England are represented by the ruler of the opposing 7th house, Mars. The Moon makes no further aspects in the sign where she is placed, and a void of course Moon usually maintains the status quo, awarding the game to the favourites.
William Lilly writes; “yet somewhat she (the Moon) performs if void of course and be either in Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius or Pisces.” Here, the Moon is in her own sign of Cancer, so still has some agency.
On leaving Cancer she immediately applies to conjunct Mars, but that aspect is already within the moiety of the orbs of the Moon and Mars, which Dariot believed would cause the aspect to begin its influence even before the Moon left Cancer for Leo.
Should this be the case, the Moon’s applying conjunction to Mars forecasts a win for England: The result will be the test!
Switzerland are expected to win against Wales in their first tournament match in Azerbaijan. Do the stars side with the pundits or do the planets have a surprise in store?
All match times are BST (GMT+1)
Uranus closely aspects the 7th house cusp. This is the most intriguing testimony in the chart, particularly as Uranus and a retrograde Saturn (Lord 4, victory for the underdogs) apply to aspect by square. Look for a sudden and unexpected event involving Wales. If Uranus was placed just inside the 7th house, this would be a more convincing testimony in favour of Wales, as Uranus would, so to speak, be working for them. Here, the planet of all possibilities is a free agent, and his effects could go either way.
The Moon applies to trine Saturn’s antiscion (at 16 Scorpio 49): This testimony alone is not strong enough to bring Wales victory, but it should guarantee them a goal. However, the placement of this same antiscion just inside the 1st house is a compelling testimony for the favourites as it shows Wales’ hopes of victory ‘captured’ by Switzerland.
Goals are likely for both teams but overall the heavens make a better case for Switzerland. However, expect the unexpected due to the disruptive influence of Uranus.
Charts which are of particular astrological interest will be given priority. The aim is to post predictions for every day of Euro 2020, but not all games in the tournament will be featured.
After a year’s delay, the much anticipated Euro 2020 opens with a Group A fixture between Turkey and Italy. Italy, ranked top of their group, are tipped to win but will the stars smile on the favourites as they play their opening game in front of the home crowd in Rome?
Jupiter (Lord 1) represents favourites Italy, while the ruler of the opposing house (Lord 7, Mercury) steps in as star player for rivals Turkey. Both planets are strongly placed in signs they rule (Jupiter being the traditional ruler of Pisces).
Mercury is retrograde and combust (within 8 degrees of the Sun): Retrogradation is not usually a serious debility in contest charts but combustion is, and Mercury is still close enough to the Sun to cause problems for Turkey and could significantly affect their form.
The Moon signifies events during the match: Her aspects can also point to who will score goals and when. She applies first to oppose the Part of Fortune, a powerful testimony for Turkey, which would usually be enough to win them the match. Even with Mercury combust, this must signify at least one goal for Turkey.
However, following this aspects she immediately applies to conjunct Venus (Lady of the 10th House; victory for the favourites). To perfect this conjunction, the Moon will need to travel slightly beyond the 5 degrees orb usually considered effective for a 90 minute football match. However, in Euro tournaments extra time is not only a possibility, but practically a certainty, so this conjunction between the Moon and Venus points to a likely late opportunity which wins the game for Italy.
Expect goals for both teams. If the game remains at 90 minutes, Turkey may confound the pundits and do better than expected. However, if the match strays into extra time, Rome’s home crowd will have cause to celebrate.
Unusual activity in the heavens promises an eventful Europa League final: But who will emerge the victor. Villarreal or Manchester United?
26th May 2021 will be distinguished by two events: On the pitch, the Europa League Final and in the skies, a total lunar eclipse. Considering the baleful reputation of eclipses, it is perhaps fortunate that the two events will not coincide: The eclipse occurs from 08:47 am (GMT), well before kickoff time and will not be visible from Gdansk Stadium. However, its effects will continue for some time after the event and cannot be fully ignored.
But on to the match: At the time of writing, the team favoured by the pundits is still Manchester United, although odds on Villarreal have shortened considerably since the weekend and betting on a draw is also proving increasingly popular. With no clear opinion from the betting community, what can the heavens tell us about who will lift the silverware?
In the contest chart for the match, the Moon’s placement inside the 1st house (and close enough to the house cusp to be effective), casts her vote for Manchester United. However, the degree of the recent eclipse (05 Sagittarius 25) is very near to the ascending degree, symbolically eclipsing the fortunes of the favoured team. The positive testimony of the Moon is further diluted by her proximity to the malefic South Node, a significant debility.
Jupiter (1st house ruler for favourites Manchester United) and Mercury (7th house ruler of opponents Villarreal) are both strongly placed in signs they traditionally rule: We might expect both teams to bring their ‘A’ game to what promises to be an eventful final.
But Mercury is stationing direct, about to turn retrograde. This is a serious debility in a contest chart, indicating a lack of staying power: Villarreal should be careful to pace themselves, so that they do not run out of steam before the final whistle blows. If they can stay in the game, there is promise of good fortune in Mercury’s future retrograde application to Venus (ruler of the 10th house). The 10th house and its ruler often represent victory for the favourites but aspected by Villarreal’s main significator is more likely to signify victory in general, especially as it takes place in their own house, the 7th. The Moon’s forthcoming opposition to the Part of Fortune is also a powerful testimony in their favour.
Both sides can be expected to score. Villarreal’s prospects look best if they can secure victory within the allotted 90 minutes.
Should the game venture into extra time, the result seems less certain: Following her opposition to the Part of Fortune, the Moon applies to oppose Venus (Lord 10, house of victory). In this context, the Moon’s aspect to the ruler of the 10th house represents victory for the favourites, so Manchester United’s best chances of winning will occur in extra time. This lunar aspect perfects well outside the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a football match so if extra time is awarded, expect it to be eventful right up until the closing minutes.
Otherwise, provided Villarreal can maintain momentum, they may yet have the power to cause an upset.
The pundits have tipped Spurs to win this Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Wolves, but do the heavens agree?
Ascendant Lord Mercury represents favourites Spurs. His placement, strong in his own sign and in the 10th house (victory for the favourites) is fortuitous, although he is slightly too far from the house cusp to signify a definite win (1-2 degrees would be a more desirable orb in a contest chart).
At 12 Gemini 08, the Moon’s antiscion is exactly conjunct the 10th house. A bodily conjunction would be stronger, but this is nevertheless very positive for the favourites and a significant boost to their hopes of victory.
The benefic North Node is within 2 degrees orb of the 10th house cusp; another testimony in favour of Spurs, just as the malefic South Node conjunct the 4th house cusp (victory for the underdogs) counts against the chances of Wolves.
Overall, this chart looks more positive for the favourites: With no significant testimonies to support the visitors, the likeliest outcome is a home win for Spurs.
All eyes will be on Etihad Stadium this Saturday, when Manchester City and Chelsea will meet to test their mettle ahead of the Champions League final later this month.
Both teams are in very competitive form, but there must always be a favourite and at the time of writing, the odds favour City. They are signified by the 1st house and its ruler, Venus. Venus is strongly placed in her own sign of Taurus, as befits a planet representing the favourites, but is in the last degree of that sign and will soon lose much of her strength when she enters the sign of Gemini. This is not an entirely favourable testimony for City, as it may signify that they have already reached (and are about to pass) their peak for the season.
Chelsea are represented by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mars, who is in rather mixed condition, being in the sign of his triplicity and fall.
The Moon applies to the cusp of the 7th house. This might initially be viewed as an advantage for City: In this chart, the Moon rules the 10th house (victory for the favourites), so the Moon’s placement on the cusp of Chelsea’s house could show City bringing their skill and power to bear on their opponents. However, the Moon’s role as significator of events usually supercedes any other role she may have and so her application to the 7th house cusp should give a slight boost to Chelsea.
Mars applies to sextile the Part of Fortune. Again, this is a very minor testimony for Chelsea (John Frawley observes that only the conjunction and opposition of a team’s planet to the Part of Fortune work with any degree of reliability).
To sum up, this is a chart with very little happening in it, and a difficult one from which to pick the winner. However, the game itself should prove more interesting than the chart, with a strong likelihood of goals for both teams.
The imminent loss of strength for Venus (representing City) is the most interesting testimony: It implies a decline in form, although whether this applies to Saturday’s match or a future game (the Champions League final, perhaps?) remains to be seen.
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