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Shooting Stars 6th March 2021

In this week’s chart, the heavens incline towards the favourites.  But which team might that be? 

Arsenal are odds on favourites to win this Saturday’s match against Burnley, but despite a convincing win against Leicester City last weekend, their recent form does not fully justify the bookie’s confidence.  Out of their last five Premier League games, they have only two wins to their credit. In contrast their hosts Burnley have only lost one out of their last five Premiership games and beat Arsenal in their most recent clash last December.   

The favourites are described by the first house and the sign on the cusp:  Cancer rises with ruler the Moon already spoken for marking the progress of events, her dispositor Jupiter is substituted as their main significator.  Saturn, strongly placed in his own sign of Aquarius represents their opponents.   

The only testimony of significance is the trine to the Part of Fortune, which favours the favourites.  But which team are they?  This highlights the only drawback in an otherwise reliable system of prediction: The dependence on the judgement of the bookmakers which, due to numerous factors, may not always be completely reliable.    

On recent form, Burnley have as good a claim to the title as Arsenal and at the time of writing, are just one place below them in the table.  With just one reliable testimony in the chart, a draw is unlikely, but it will be interesting to see if the pundits assessment of a win for Arsenal is correct.   

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 28th February 2021

Both Sheffield Utd and Liverpool have struggled over the last few weeks.  Could this weekend’s game mark a return to form?  And how closely does the chart reflect their current situation? 

Sheffield have won just two games out of the last five, but that is still better than injury-hit Liverpool who have claimed victory in only one.  Nevertheless, at the time of writing Liverpool are placed considerably higher in the table than their hosts and are therefore attracting more favourable odds. 

The uninspiring performance of both teams is reflected in a lacklustre chart:  There is only one testimony of significance, the placement of the Moon just inside the cusp of the 1st house, which favours the favourites:  John Frawley notes that the Moon in a team’s house (on or just inside the cusp of the house) “is like a big surge of energy towards the team, almost as if the cosmos is cheering for it.”  Usually this a testimony would not be enough to guarantee victory on its own, but there is little else going on in the chart so the favourites (Liverpool if the pundits are correct) look likely to win.  

It is worthy of note that the Moon is void of course.  In horary astrology, this often gives rise to the interpretation that nothing will come of the question.  But this can never be the case in a contest chart. There must always be a result.  A goalless draw is a possibility, but it is more often the case that the status quo is maintained, and the stronger or better placed team at the kickoff remains so when the final whistle blows.  Therefore, the Moon’s void of course status further supports the favourites.  

Astrology by LouiseOfArabia 

Bibliography 

Sports Astrology by John Frawley 

Christian Astrology by William Lilly 

Shooting Stars 20th February 2021

Who will the heavens favour in this week’s Premier League clash between Southampton and Chelsea?

As odds-on favourites Chelsea are represented by the 1st house but not by its ruler the Moon who is otherwise occupied in her role as significator of events during the match. Instead the Moon’s dispositor Mercury (retrograde at 11 Aquarius 02) is called from the substitute’s bench as significator for the favourites.

The ruler of the opposing 7th house Saturn represents hosts Southampton, strongly placed in his own sign at 07 Aquarius 32.

A retrograde Mercury is not usually a hindrance in contest charts. This is especially true here where he applies to trine the Moon, signalling a possible early lead for Chelsea. The Moon’s next two aspects; a trine to Jupiter (Lord 10, victory to the favourites) and a trine to the Part of Fortune also favour the favourites.

This week, the heavens cast their vote with the pundits: A victory for Chelsea is predicted.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 13th February 2021

All eyes will be on this Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur: Will favourites Manchester City win as the pundits predict, or can Spurs halt City’s seemingly unbreakable run of wins?

At first glance, the heavens appear to cast their vote in favour of City: The Sun who, as ruler of the 1st house represents the favourites is placed on the cusp of the 7th house, representing opponents Spurs. This depicts the fortunes of Spurs held hostage by City. Compounding the misery for Spurs, Mars (ruler of the 4th house; victory for the underdogs) is placed inside the cusp of the 10th house (victory for favourites City): This again shows Spurs in the power of their rivals.

But what of the Moon? She alone provides a dissenting voice, but it is a powerful one which we ignore at our peril: She first opposes the Part of Fortune and next applies to sextile Mars (Lord 4) both aspects in favour of Spurs.

In the case of equally balanced testimonies, a draw is always possible. Even if Manchester City dominate the play, it is less certain that their efforts will lead to victory. Experience teaches that the aspects of the Moon (and particularly her final aspect) often decide the outcome of the match: Whether it is a win or draw, Spurs will do much better than expected and have it in their power to put an end to City’s lucky streak.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Saturday 6th February 2021

This weekend’s featured Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal promises to be a closely-fought contest. The pundits favour Arsenal, but do the heavens agree?

Favourites Arsenal are represented by the 1st house and its ruler, Mercury (retrograde at 22 Aquarius 23). The North Node directly on the 1st house cusp is a positive testimony for Arsenal, just as the South Node on the opposing house cusp is detrimental to Aston Villa, who are signified by the 7th house and its ruler Jupiter (at 11 Aquarius 21).

Mercury’s retrograde motion is not in itself harmful to Arsenal’s cause. However, the fact that he is already combust, and travelling in the direction which takes him even closer to the Sun is a serious debility, especially as the Sun rules the 4th house (representing victory for the underdogs). The symbolism here is compelling: The hopes of Mercury (Arsenal) are burned up by the victory of their opponents.

However, the Sun (victory for the underdogs) is placed inside the 10th house (victory for the favourites). This is an equally strong testimony in favour of Arsenal, showing their potential to dominate the game and crush Aston Villa’s hopes of victory.

Jupiter’s placement on the 10th house cusp is a powerful counter-testimony for Aston Villa, showing their ability to influence the outcome of the match is equal to Arsenal’s.

With two testimonies for Arsenal, and two for Aston Villa it is clear that the match will be close. As is often the case, it is up to the Moon to decide the winner. Here, she applies first to a sextile with Jupiter and then a sextile to the Sun; both testimonies for Aston Villa. Her next application is to the 7th house cusp (again for Aston Villa). She has to travel quite some way outside the 5 degree orb usually effective for 90 minute football matches before she makes her only aspect in favour of Arsenal; a sextile to Mercury.

So the Moon decides the match in favour of the underdogs who, if the pundits are correct in their reckoning, are Aston Villa. Arsenal’s chances of turning the match in their favour will increase the longer the match continues, and are at their best in extra time.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Sunday 31st January 2021

When judging contest charts, the placement of a key planet inside a house can show the planet being in the power of that house, and the team it represents. Conversely, a planet on the cusp of a house, signifies that the planet exerts power over that house (or if favourable, bestows strength on that house) and the team it represents. This week’s featured match provides the opportunity to test this theory.

Favourites Chelsea are represented by ascendant ruler Mercury (retrograde at 26 Aquarius 25) and also the 10th house (victory for the favourites).

Its ruler Saturn (at 05 Aquarius 12) which would usually signify victory for the favourites has another role in this chart, as dispositor of the Part of Fortune.

Burnley have the opposing 7th house ruler Jupiter (at 09 Aquarius 56) as their main significator, together with the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and its ruler the Sun (at 11 Aquarius 49).

Saturn, who as dispositor of the Part of Fortune, represents success in general applies to the cusp of the Chelsea’s 10th house of victory: A clear illustration of victory going to the favourites.

Burnley’s main significator Jupiter is just inside the cusp of the 10th house. Unlike Saturn, whose placement on the cusp of the 10th house shows victory going to favourites Chelsea, Burnley’s planet placed within that house depicts them in the power of their rivals. This testimony is further confirmed by the Sun, (representing Burnley’s hopes of victory), placed within the same house and also under Chelsea’s control.

In the absence of any favourable testimonies for Burnley, this chart indicates an uneven contest very much to the advantage of Chelsea.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Sunday 24th January 2021

There is difference of opinion among the pundits about which team are the favourites in this weekend’s featured match between Preston and Reading. However, they agree that the result will be close. Do the stars concur?

Placed higher in the table and enjoying an impressive run of wins, visitors Reading look the more likely favourites and are awarded the 1st house and its ruler Mercury at 23 Aquarius 17. Jupiter at 08 Aquarius 16, rules the opposing 7th house and describes hosts Preston.

The Moon immediately applying to the cusp of the 1st house is a very fortunate sign for Reading. As John Frawley writes in “Sports Astrology”; “the Moon being in one team’s house is like a big surge of energy towards that team, almost as if the cosmos is cheering for it.”

Saturn (Lord 10: Victory for the favourites) and the Sun (Lord 4: Victory for the underdogs) are both placed on the Midheaven. Significators on the cusp of a house have power and influence over that house. The 10th being the house of victory, this is a sign that both teams will score, and the match may be as close as the pundits predict.

However, Jupiter’s placement inside the 10th house is a testimony against Preston; showing their main significator in the power of the favourites.

This promises to be a closely fought match, with goals for both teams: However, Reading look set to retain the edge and add the result to their recent run of victories.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars Sunday 17th January 2021

Sunday’s Premier League match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur provides the subject of this week’s prediction, which demonstrates the importance of antiscion in contest charts.

As favourites to win, Spurs are awarded the 1st house and (as 1st house ruler the Moon is otherwise occupied as significator of events) the Moon’s dispositor, Jupiter at 06 Aquarius 38. Hosts and opponents Sheffield are described by the ruler of the 7th house, Saturn, at 03 Aquarius 33.

At first glance, there does not appear to be much going on in this chart, with no applying aspects between the Moon and main players Jupiter and Saturn. But when the antiscia (the shadow-placements of each planet as reflected by the 0 degree Capricorn/0 degree Cancer axis) are taken into account, a different picture is revealed: The Moon applies first to trine the antiscion of Jupiter at 23 Scorpio 22 and then moves on to trine the antiscion of Saturn at 26 Scorpio 27, indicating potential goals for both teams.

Unfortunately for Sheffield, the placement of the Part of Fortune just inside the 4th house cusp (victory for the underdogs) must be discounted: As John Frawley writes; “One way of looking at the Part of Fortune is as a way of marking the phase of the Moon in a chart”. If the bodily placement of the Part of Fortune in a house were relevant, similar phases of the Moon would give identical results (for example, at the New Moon, when the Part of Fortune is in the 1st house, the favourites would always win). Experience teaches that this is not the case. However, the Moon’s final aspect, a trine to the Sun (ruler of the 4th house) is a very positive testimony for the underdogs. This is just outside the 5 degrees orb usually considered workable for a 90 minute football match, but could signify an opportunity for Sheffield to take the lead in the latter minutes of the game, particularly if extra time is allowed.

To sum up: Both teams should score, with a chance for Sheffield to surprise the bookies if they seize opportunities presented in the second half.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 9th January 2021

This week’s fixture features League One teams Gillingham and and Burton Albion, a match which promises no shortage of goals and potential surprises.

As favourites, Gillingham are signified by 1st house ruler Mercury at 01 Aquarius 46 . Their opponents, Burton Albion, are represented by the opposing 7th house and ruler Jupiter at 04 Aquarius 45.

Judging by the Moon’s aspects, there will be no shortage of goals. She first applies to sextile Mercury, and then Saturn (Lord of the 10th house representing victory for the favourites); both testimonies for Gillingham. However, her final aspect (within the 5 degrees usually effective for a 90 minute football match) is a sextile to Jupiter for Burton Albion.

Since the Moon’s final aspect is often decisive, this is a strong argument that Burton Albion will perform much better than the pundits expect. A draw is possible, but a win for the underdogs is not out of the question.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Shooting Stars 2nd January 2021

Will this Saturday’s match mark the start of a happy New Year for favourites Arsenal or hosts West Bromwich Albion?

Arsenal are hotly tipped for victory, and the Moon seems to agree; her placement just inside the cusp of the 1st house (representing the favourites) is a powerful testimony which will prove difficult to beat.

The Moon’s applying trine to Mars (Lord of the 4th house; victory for the underdogs) appears to offer to West Bromwich Albion, but as Mars is also dispositor of the Part of Fortune, a role which supercedes any other rulership he may have in the chart, the lunar trine to Mars becomes a minor supporting testimony in favour of Arsenal.

For this match, both the heavens and the pundits are in accord: Victory for favourites Arsenal seems the likely outcome.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly