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6th November 2021: Blackpool vs QPR

At the time of writing, just one point separates Blackpool and QPR in the Championship League.  However, placed at 5th in the table to Blackpool’s 10th, visitors QPR are the favourites and are therefore awarded the 1st House and its ruler Mercury. They are also signified by Saturn (ruler of the 10th house, victory for the favourites). 

The opposing 7th house and its ruler Jupiter signify hosts Blackpool.  Their fortunes are also represented by the Sun, ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs).   

Saturn is placed in his own sign, and in 10th house (which, in this chart, he rules):  This placement benefits QPR, and although it would be even more fortunate if Saturn were closer to the 10th house cusp, it nevertheless promises a convincing performance from the favourites. 

However, the Moon’s placement, directly on the cusp of the 7th house is even more fortunate for Blackpool.  John Frawley in his book “Sports Astrology” describes this as; “a big surge of energy for that team, almost as if the cosmos is cheering for it.”  With the Moon on their side, Blackpool may surprise the pundits by gaining the edge over QPR, although with a strong performance from both sides likely, a draw cannot be ruled out.    

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

30th October 2021: Leicester City vs Arsenal

Currently sitting side by side with equal points in the Premier League table, these teams promise a closely fought match.   

In situations where the teams appear evenly matched, the most difficult task is deciding who the favourites will be.  A quick check of the bookmakers’ odds reveals that the pundits favour home side Leicester, so we award them the first house and its ruler Jupiter (22 Aquarius 34).  The visitors are given the opposing 7th house, and its ruler Mercury (20 Libra 11).   

Mars, ruler of the 10th house (victory for the favourites) and Venus, ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) are often significant too.   

This is very much the case here, where Venus is placed just over 2 degrees above the cusp of the 1st house.  Placed on the cusp, and as ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) we might view this placement of Venus as positive for Arsenal, showing Leicester under attack from the visitors.   

And so it would be, were it not that Venus also happens to be dispositor of the Part of Fortune.  Her role as Fortuna’s dispositor supersedes that of 4th house ruler, reversing the significance of this testimony:  Now we see victory (the Part of Fortune) smiling on the favourites, Leicester. 

Mercury (7th ruler) separates from a conjunction with the Part of Fortune and, at already 4 degrees distant and moving further away, is too weak a testimony to help Arsenal’s cause (had the aspect been applying, it might have been a different matter!) 

In contest charts, the Moon’s final aspect is often conclusive.  Here, her sole (and last) aspect is a sextile to Mars who, as ruler of the 10th house, points to victory for the favourites.  

Provided the pundits are accurate in their assessment, and Leicester truly are the favourites, this should result in a win for the home side. 

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

24th October 2021: Manchester United vs Liverpool

Visitors Liverpool, currently placed 2nd in the table, are hotly tipped for victory at Old Trafford this Sunday.  But do the heavens agree? 

As favourites, Liverpool are represented by Jupiter, the 1st house ruler at 22 Aquarius 23.  Hosts Manchester United, the underdogs, are awarded the opposing 7th house and ruler Mercury at 13 Libra 09.   

The antiscion of Mercury (at 16 Pisces 50) is placed just inside the 1st house.  This shows the underdogs in the power of the favourites.  Although not as strong a testimony than if Mercury occupied the 1st house by bodily placement, this is still an unfavorable testimony for Manchester United. 

The Moon describes how events unfold during the match:  She applies to trine Jupiter, a strongly positive testimony for the favourites, which should award victory to Liverpool.   

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Bibliography:

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

16th October 2021: Watford vs Liverpool

This Saturday at The Vic, Liverpool are hotly tipped for an easy victory against hosts Watford.  But do the heavens agree?   

In contrast to the more traditional method of judging contest charts, where the home team are automatically awarded the 1st house and its ruler, the system of forecasting favoured by John Frawley in his book ‘Sports Astrology’ recommends that the 1st house represents the favourites:  In our chart, this gives the 1st house (and ruler Jupiter) to Liverpool and the opposing 7th house (and ruler Mercury) to underdogs Watford. 

As is often the Moon’s aspects hold the key to the probable result.  She applies first to trine the antiscion of Jupiter at 07 Scorpio 40 (for Liverpool), promising a goal for the favourites.   

Next the Moon applies to conjunct the antiscion of Mars (ruler of the 4th house, victory for the underdogs) at 09 Pisces 25.  Had this been a bodily conjunction, rather than just an aspect by antiscion, victory could have been Watford’s for the taking.  Although less conclusive, this aspect nevertheless augurs at least one goal for the home side. 

The Moon’s next aspect is a square to Venus (10th ruler, victory for the favourites).  This final aspect of significance (over the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match) should conclude the game in Liverpool’s favour.   

However, the balanced testimonies in this chart promise a much closer game than expected, and a strong performance from the home side.   

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

9th October 2021: Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

When these teams last met on the field of battle (a month ago at Windsor Park) they fought to a goalless draw:  This Saturday’s Group C World Cup European Qualifier looks set to be equally close.  

Placed 2nd in the Group Table, with two wins to their credit, hosts Switzerland are the favourites and are awarded the 1st House and its ruler, Mercury.  

Northern Ireland, whose impressive performance at Windsor Park held Switzerland to a draw, are just behind them in the Table at 3rd place.  As rivals to the favourites, they are signified by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Jupiter. 

Mercury, for Switzerland, is retrograde and combust (very close to the Sun).  A retrograde planet is not usually hindered in contest charts, but combustion is a severe debility.  Balanced against this, the benefic North Node applies retrograde to conjunct the 1st House cusp. 

Northern Ireland must contend with the pernicious effects of the South Node applying to the 7th House cusp, but also receive a significant boost from the Moon’s placement just inside the 7th House.  Sometimes, the Moon’s placement just inside a team’s house is enough to win them the match, but the impending Lunar Eclipse may diminish the power of this positive testimony.   

So we have one positive and one negative testimony for each team:  A closely fought match seems likely.  Can the Moon’s aspects throw any light on a possible winner? 

The Moon applies to a retrograde Saturn, ruler of the 10th House (victory for the favourites).  This is very fortunate for hosts Switzerland.   

Another close game is indicated, with a win for the home team the most likely outcome.  The approaching Lunar Eclipse could throw in some unpredictability so expect the unexpected!

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

2nd October 2021: Manchester Utd vs Everton

Currently placed in the table at 4th and 5th respectively, and with 3 wins each, the fortunes of Manchester United and Everton couldn’t be closer.  Nevertheless, the pundits seem confident that Manchester United are odds-on favourites:  As such, they are awarded the 1st house and its ruling planet Jupiter (22 Aquarius 44 retrograde) as their main significators.  

Rivals Everton are described by the opposing 7th house and its  ruler Mercury (also retrograde at 23 Libra 47). 

The Moon, who describes how events will unfold during the match, applies to oppose Jupiter.  In contest charts, the nature of the Moon’s aspect matters less than the planet she aspects:  Although this aspect is an opposition, it is still a very good sign for the favourites.   

The Moon then makes a sextile to Mercury.  This is equally beneficial to Everton:  Clearly a draw cannot be ruled out.   

However, the Moon’s next aspect is a sextile to Venus.  As Venus rules the 10th house (victory for the favourites), this may tip the scales in favour of Manchester United.  This aspect is just outside the 5 degree orb usually considered effective for a 90 minute football match, so Everton should be on their guard in the latter stages of the game (and particularly during any extra time) when Manchester United could seize the advantage.   

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

19th September 2021: West Ham vs Manchester United

In his book “Sports Astrology”, John Frawley advocates using the 1st House and its ruler to describe the favourites and the opposing 7th house for the underdogs.  Following this system, visitors Manchester United (currently top of the Table and hotly tipped for victory) are signified by Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, while Mercury as ruler of the 7th house, represents hosts West Ham.   

Mercury is placed in the 10th house of victory.  This is potentially a position of great strength, but Mercury is placed a little too far from the house cusp for West Ham to truly benefit.   

More significant is the Moon’s immediate trine to Venus. Venus’ role as dispositor of the Part of Fortune takes precedence over her rulership of the 10th house, but either way this aspect favours Manchester United. 

With no other significant aspects within the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, Manchester United look set to continue their currant dominance of the Premier League.   

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

11th September 2021: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Despite their being the visiting team, Tottenham are the favourites, and are expected to win decisively.  But do the heavens agree? 

The Moon (who often decides the winner in contest charts) seems to concur:  She applies first to conjunct the 1st house cusp which represents the favourites – a very fortunate sign for Spurs.   

The Moon’s next aspect, a trine to the Part of Fortune, again favours Spurs.   

In contrast, there is little in the chart to support Crystal Palace.  As the underdogs, they are firstly described by the opposing 7th house and its ruler Venus.   

The Moon makes no aspect to Venus, but she does apply to square Jupiter which, as Lord of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), is a secondary significator for Palace. 

The Moon must travel almost 7 degrees to perfect her aspect with Jupiter.  Unlike the International game, where extra time is practically guaranteed (allowing for more leeway) this is beyond the 5 degrees usually considered effective for a Premiership football match. Nevertheless, Palace should look out for opportunities in the latter stages of the game.   These will give them the best chance of a goal, although it is unlikely the most probable result, a Spurs victory.   

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

The Premiership is taking a short break…

Premiership football is taking a break this weekend (4th-5th September 2021) as the European national teams battle it out to qualify for the 2022 World Cup – and our Astrological Football Forecasts are following suit.

Forecasts will resume next weekend (11th-12th September 2021). In the meantime, I hope your favourite European team fares well in this weekend’s World Cup Qualifiers!

29th August 2021: Burnley vs Leeds

Although Leeds, currently placed in the table at 15th to Burnley’s 17th, are the bookies’ favourites, the chart for this match promises a closer game than the odds might suggest. 

As favourites, Leeds are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Mars.  Mars is conjunct the Midheaven:  As the 10th house represents victory in general, and success for the favourites in particular, this is a very strong testimony in favour of a win for Leeds. 

The Moon’s final (and only) aspect is a trine to Mercury.  As Mercury rules the 10th house of victory for the favourites, this is a further argument in favour of Leeds fans having something to celebrate. 

But the Moon’s placement hints at a different story.  Placed just inside the 7th house which represents the underdogs, this is like a big surge of energy and encouragement directed towards Burnley:  Perhaps the home crowd will boost their spirits and inspire them to give Leeds a run for their money.  Without this placement of the Moon, this chart would indicate a straightforward win for Leeds.  However, with the Moon’s assistance, Burnley are likely to prove much more of a challenge.   

The most likely outcome is a Leeds win, but a draw should not be ruled out.   

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Bibliography 

Sports Astrology by John Frawley 

Christian Astrology by William Lilly