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Saturday 24th September 2022 UEFA Nations League: Northern Ireland vs Kosovo

Despite their recent lacklustre home form and placement at the bottom of their UEFA Nations League group, the bookies still favour Northern Ireland to win. This writer disagrees: In the last match between these teams, Kosovo won and currently reside 2nd in the group, with 6 points to Northern Ireland’s 2. Logically, this makes Kosovo the favourites. 

Kosovo are represented by Saturn (Lord 1) and Mars (Lord 10, victory for the favourites). With the Moon (Lord 7) already occupied describing the progress of events, her dispositor Mercury steps in as main significator for rivals Northern Ireland. Venus, Lord 4 (victory for the underdogs) is their co-significator.  

Pluto, who John Frawley has observed acts as a malefic for the favourites, is in the 1st house but too far from the house cusp to do serious damage to Kosovo’s hopes.

The Moon’s immediate application to square Mars (Lord 10) is very fortunate for the favourites. As this is the only major lunar aspect over the 5-degree orb considered reliable for a 90-minute football match, Kosovo should emerge the victors.  

If events stray into extra time, the balance of power swings to Northern Ireland: The Moon’s next aspect is a conjunction to Venus (Lord 4). A conjunction from the Moon to a team’s significator is usually conclusive in their favour but, at 8-degrees before the aspect perfects, extra time would have to be involved for Northern Ireland to salvage any points.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Saturday 17th September 2022: Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City

With Tottenham placed 3rd in the League, it is no surprise that they are favourites to win Saturday’s match at home against Leicester City, currently at the bottom of the table. Will Spurs have it all their own way, or will Leicester have something else to say? Let’s see what the heavens forecast… 

As favourites, Spurs are described by Saturn (Lord 1) and Jupiter (Lord 10; victory for the favourites. Their rivals, Leicester, have the Sun (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Mercury (Lord 4; victory for the underdogs). 

Describing how events will unfold, the Moon first applies to square the Sun. This is very positive for Leicester and is a sign that they may have a few surprises in store for favourites and pundits alike. 

The only other aspects the Moon makes over the 5-degree orb usually effective for a 90-minute football match are to antiscion: First, a square to the antiscion of Mercury (again for Leicester, at 24 Pisces 10) and next a square to the antiscion of Jupiter (at 25 Virgo 06). Conjunctions and oppositions from the Moon to antiscia are very significant, other aspects less so. Nevertheless, it is likely that there will be goals for both teams, and Leicester will do much better than the pundits expect.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Friday 9th September 2022: Football matches and forecast postponed

This morning the Premier League and The Football Association have confirmed that this weekend’s matches will be postponed.

Premier League statement: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game”.

There will be no astrological football forecast for this week. Please check back later next week for further updates.

Saturday 3rd September 2022: Everton vs Liverpool

Liverpool are favourites to win this hotly contested local derby: They are signified by Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10; the house which represents victory for the favourites). 

Everton, even though they are playing at home, are the underdogs: They are awarded Venus, (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Jupiter (Lord 4). 

The Moon applies to oppose Mars, a strong testimony for Liverpool which is further confirmed by the applying sextile between the Moon and the Part of Fortune. 

In the absence of any corresponding testimonies for Everton, the chart confirms that Liverpool will carry the day.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Will ‘The Sandman’ return? Horary Astrology investigates…

Film and television adaptations of much-beloved books and graphic novels are often risky: It often proves tricky to meet the high expectations of an audience who have already taken the characters to their hearts. The last installment of The Sandman; the adventures of Morpheus, Lord of the Dream World, was published in 1996 but author Neil Gaiman has waited over a decade to give his stamp of approval to a new adaptation for Netflix which began filming in 2020.  

With the Netflix series co-created by Gaiman himself, and (in this astrologer’s opinion) perfect casting, The Sandman has achieved the near-impossible task of pleasing audience and critics alike. But the prohibitive production costs necessary to bring the author’s vision to the screen has cast a shadow of doubt over prospects for a second series.  

Horary astrology offers insight into all manner of questions, so I asked, “Will ‘The Sandman’ return for a second series?”.

This is what the chart (cast for the time and place the question was asked) had to say… 

There are many points worthy of note in this chart: The Ascending degree (11 Scorpio 34) corresponds closely to the placement of Mercury (significator of writers and writing) at author Neil Gaiman’s birth: The work carries his signature of approval, so to speak.  

The Moon, Lord of the 9th house of dreams, is on the Ascendant and is in Scorpio, sign of magic, mystery and the supernatural – all key themes in the books and the series.  

Venus, the planet which rules art and artists is in a powerful position at the top of the chart, applying to the cusp of the 10th house. In horary astrology, 10th house represents victory and success, so here the placement of Venus reflects both the critical acclaim the series has attracted, and its ability to capture (and recapture) the #1 spot in the Netflix rankings.  

All above points confirm the chart accurately describes the matter asked about, but for the answer to our question we need to look elsewhere. 

All creative works, especially the performing arts, are ruled by the 5th house: To discover the fate of the series, we must look at the planet which rules the 5th house and what is happening to it.  

Pisces is on the cusp of the 5th house, a zodiac sign traditionally ruled by Jupiter (although modern astrology, if not horary astrology, allows Neptune as co-ruler). Jupiter is at 06 Aries 49 and retrograde.  

Planets are retrograde when they appear to be moving backwards in the sky. In horary astrology, this can be good or bad, depending on the context of the question. Here, where we are asking about a series coming back to our screens, it is exactly what we hope to see: The Sandman will return for a second series.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Recommended Reading

The Sandman novels by Neil Gaiman

The Horary Textbook by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Saturday 27th August 2022: Arsenal vs Fulham

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.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Friday 20th August 2022: Spurs vs Wolves

The Part of Fortune often has a key part to play in sporting contests, and never more so than this intriguing chart for Saturday’s match between Spurs and Wolves.   

As favourites, Spurs are awarded Mars (Lord 1) and the Sun (Lord of the 10th house; victory for the favourites). 

Rivals Wolves are represented by Venus (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Saturn (Lord of the 4th house; victory for the underdogs). 

The Sun (for Spurs) is strongly placed in his own house, but too far from the house cusp to help his team’s cause:  An orb of around 2 degrees or less is usually the most effective in such cases. 

Saturn (for Wolves) is also strongly placed in his own house but is much closer to the house cusp.  Because of his retrograde motion, he is moving closer still:  Spurs would do well not to underestimate Wolves, who will prove formidable opposition. 

With the Moon, (who represents the progress of events) making no aspects to any of the main significators within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for 90-minute football matches, the Part of Fortune steps forward as the key player in this chart.   

Being linked to the Moon’s phases, the placement of the Part of Fortune by house is rarely significant:  Every lunar month it will be in the same position, matching its related point in the Moon’s cycle.  The placement of the Part of Fortune in the 10th house can therefore be overlooked.  

However, the conjunction of the Part of Fortune with the Sun (Lord 10) is worthy of note:  Had the orb of aspect been closer, this would award Spurs the match.  At over 7 degrees distant, such a result cannot be guaranteed, but the aspect is nevertheless important. 

The applying opposition between Saturn and the Part of Fortune is closer, and therefore more significant:  It is further evidence that Wolves will be a force to be reckoned with.   

If the bodily placement of the Part of Fortune is not significant, the same cannot be said for its antiscion. Here, at 09 Taurus 49, it is placed in the 7th house: A vote of confidence for Wolves. It is not close enough to the cusp to signify a win (an orb of 2 degrees or less would be required to guarantee Wolves the match) but it is a testimony worthy of consideration.  

So, we have one testimony for Spurs and three for Wolves, none of which conclusively promise a win for either side. 

Wolves will have to play extremely well to win, but will certainly give Spurs a run for their money: A close result is to be expected and a draw cannot be ruled out. 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Friday 13th August 2022: Aston Villa vs Everton

In terms of form, there is little to choose between these teams: Still early in the season, they have played one game each, and both lost. Everton conceded less goals, and currently reside one place higher in the Premiership. However, the bookies favour Aston Villa, who will be playing at home. In John Frawley’s system of contest forecasts, the home team is not automatically considered the favourites, but here this seems the case. 

As favourites, Aston Villa are awarded the 1st house, its ruler Venus (at 02 Leo 05) and the Sun (10th house ruler, representing success in general and victory for the favourites in particular). 

Rivals Everton are described by Mars (ruler of the opposing 7th house) and Saturn, ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs).  

A very late degree rises (29 Libra 29).  If the kickoff is delayed, there is potential for the main significators of the teams to swap over (with Scorpio rising, Mars will signify the 1st house and the favourites and Venus will represent the 7th house and the underdogs). However, the Moon (significator of events) aspects neither Venus or Mars within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for 90-minute football matches, and nor are any other placements of these planets significant, so a late kickoff is unlikely to effect the outcome.  

The antiscion of Mars (at 04 Leo 06) is a bit too far from the 10th house cusp (success) to be significant for Everton. Similarly the conjunction between Mars and the Part of Fortune is too wide for this to help their cause. 

However, the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 10 Leo 59) aligns with the 10th house cusp exactly: Potentially, this is a winning testimony for the favourites which, if the pundits are correct in their choice, will give Aston Villa cause to celebrate this Saturday.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Friday 5th August 2022: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

A new season brings new hope: Wishing all the best to my readers and every success to the teams you support!

In this week’s featured fixture: Will favourites Arsenal win this Friday, or will Crystal Palace have a few surprises the pundits? Let us see what the heavens have to say… 

As favourites, Arsenal are represented by Saturn (Lord 1) and Jupiter (Lord of the 10th house, usually signifying victory for the favourites).  

As the Moon will be busy describing events during the match, her dispositor Mars stands in a main significator for Crystal Palace. They are also described by Mercury, ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs).  

Pluto, who astrologer John Frawley observes often has a grudge against the favourites, hovers menacingly over the 1st house. However, at over 2 degrees from the house cusp, Pluto is a little too distant to inflict much damage, and his retrograde motion is taking him further away, not closer. Arsenal’s performance may be very slightly impaired, but this is the most we can expect.  

More significant are the Moon’s impending opposition to Mars (favourable for Crystal Palace) followed by a square to Saturn (for Arsenal). 

As the Moon’s last aspect to a key planet usually decides the match, Arsenal fans should have cause to celebrate at the final whistle. However, Arsenal’s performance may not live up to all they are capable of, and there will also be chances for Crystal Palace to boost their standing with at least one goal.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Sunday 31st July 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro: England Women vs Germany Women

The only thing certain about this Sunday’s Women’s Euro Final is that we can expect a closely fought contest.  But what do the heavens say about who will lift the trophy?   

The U.K. betting always favours England, but their 4-0 semi-final victory over Sweden suggests that this confidence may be merited. They are signifed by Jupiter (Lord 1) and Venus (Lord 10). 

Rivals Germany are represented by Mercury (Lord 7) and Mars (Lord 4). 

The Moon’s imminent trine to the Part of Fortune is a powerful testimony for the favourites, as is the next lunar aspect; a sextile to Venus (Lord 10).  

The Moon’s next aspect, a trine to Mars, favours the underdogs. As this aspect is slightly beyond the 5-degree orb usually considered effective in a 90-minute football match, this could indicate an opportunity which arises very late in the game, perhaps even in extra time.  

If they are truly the favourites, this chart inclines towards a win for England. But they should guard against a late resurgence by Germany, who might otherwise seize a fateful opportunity in extra time.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly