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Taking a break – but watch this space!

Due to ongoing disruptions and postponements in the festive football schedule, I’ll be taking a short break from astrological football forecasts. But watch this space – football forecasts will be back in the New Year. Wishing a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and a happy, healthy and successful 2022 to all!

18th December 2021: Leeds vs Arsenal

With so many games cancelled this week, there are few matches to choose from.  The chart for Saturday’s game between hosts Leeds and favourites Arsenal is far from perfect, but there is just enough information to attempt a judgement. 

The favourites (Arsenal) are usually represented by the 1st house and its ruler.  Cancer ascends, making the 1st house ruler the Moon.  As the Moon already has a key role in contest charts, that of significator of events, her dispositor Mercury is summoned from the substitutes bench to represent Arsenal.  Mercury’s new role as main significator for Arsenal supersedes his other function as ruler of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), in which he would have represented Leeds.    

Leeds, as the underdogs, are represented by the ruler of the opposing 7th house, Saturn.   

Mercury, at 07 Capricorn 12, applies to conjunct the Part of Fortune.  At 7 degrees, the orb of aspect is quite wide, but an applying conjunction with Fortuna is often significant and cannot be overlooked.   

The antiscion of Mercury, at 22 Sagittarius 10, opposes the Moon.  This is a minor testimony which also supports Arsenal.   

These testimonies are far from clear cut, but with two for Arsenal, and none for Leeds, it seems likely the result will go the way the pundits expect.   

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

11th December 2021: Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manchester City, currently topping the table, are favourites to win against visitors Wolves. But do the heavens agree?

The Moon’s placement inside the 1st house (representing the favourites) seems at first glance to be a vote of confidence for Manchester City. But the Moon is almost 7 degrees from the house cusp significantly hindering her power to help their cause.

The situation looks much better for their rivals: As ruler of the opposing 7th house, Mercury represents Wolves, and is placed directly on the cusp of the 10th house (the house of victory and success). Mercury’s opposition with the Part of Fortune (which would also favour Wolves) is just past, but the Moon’s next (and final aspect) significantly also aspects Mercury.

With Mercury (Wolves) playing such a key role, and Jupiter (Manchester City) very much on the sidelines, we can expect to see Wolves do much better than the pundits predict.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

4th December 2021: West Ham vs Chelsea

Currently leading the Premiership, Chelsea are favourites to win against hosts West Ham this Saturday.  But could the home side have a few surprises in store? 

In some systems of sporting prediction, the 1st house and its ruler are automatically awarded to the home team.  However, in John Frawley’s technique (outlined in his book, Sports Astrology), the 1st house always represents the favourites, while the opposing 7th house is given to the underdogs.   

In the chart for this Saturday’s match, this distinction is very important, as Mercury (7th house ruler) is in the position of greatest strength; applying to a conjunction with the 10th house cusp (victory, success) and just about to make a conjunction with the Moon. 

Mercury must travel just over 6 degrees to perfect his conjunction with the 10th house cusp, which is quite a distance for a 90-minute football fixture (even when extra time is allowed).  But this matters little, as the key to the match is the soon to be exact conjunction with the Moon:  A conjunction with the Moon is strong enough to beat all other testimonies and will likely award to the game to the team signified by Mercury.  Following the Frawley system, this will be West Ham.   

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

27th November 2021: Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Placed 5th in the Premiership, 14 points separate Arsenal from Newcastle, languishing at the bottom of the table with just 6 points. Arsenal are clear favourites to win, but is this reflected in the heavens? 

The astrological chart set for the kickoff seems to concur: Jupiter, Lord of the 10th house (victory and success) is placed just inside the cusp of the 1st house which represents Arsenal (because they are the favourites, not because they are the home team).  Victory is within their grasp.  

The Sun, ruler of the opposing 7th house and main significator of Newcastle, applies to the cusp of the 10th house of victory.  However, at 10 degrees distant from the cusp, the Sun is too far away from the cusp to help the underdogs. 

The Part of Fortune conjunct its own dispositor (Mars) is another strong testimony for the favourites. 

With two strong testimonies for Arsenal, and none for Newcastle, this chart agrees with the pundits:  A win for for the home side is the most likely result 

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

21st November 2021: Manchester City vs Everton

Currently placed 2nd in the Premiership, Manchester City are favoured to win. As favourites, they are signified by the 1st house and its ruler Jupiter (at 24 Aquarius 14). Mercury (at 08 Aquarius 17) , ruler of the opposing 7th house describes opponents Everton.

The Moon’s application to a trine with Jupiter is a promising testimony of victory for the favourites. However, the proximity of the Moon to the cusp of the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), points to a stronger than expected performance from Everton.

Victory for City is the likeliest outcome, but expect goals for both sides.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

13th November WSL: Tottenham Hotspur Women vs Arsenal Women

Leading the Women’s Super League, Arsenal Women are the favourites and are signified by 1st house ruler Saturn, strongly placed in his own sign at 07 Aquarius 48. Tottenham Hotspur Women are represented by the Sun (ruler of the opposing 7th house) at 21 Scorpio 23.

Jupiter, ruler of the 10th house (victory and success) applies to conjunct the 1st house cusp: This is a very fortunate sign for favourites Arsenal.

However, there are other important testimonies which favour Spurs, both involving the Moon. First, the Moon applies to square the Part of Fortune, and next trines the Sun (7th house ruler). Aspects to the Part of Fortune are most important, and the Moon’s last aspect (over the 5 degree orb usually considered effective for a 90 minute football match) can also prove decisive: Considered together, they could add up to victory for Tottenham Hotspur Women.

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

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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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