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.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly