If this Saturday’s match between Everton and Aston Villa is half as interesting as its chart, we are in for a treat! Although Everton are the hosts, Aston Villa, currently tabled three places ahead at 23 points to Everton’s 19 are the favourites and are awarded the 1st house and its ruler, Mercury. Everton are signified by the ruler of the opposing 7th house, Jupiter. The 10th house (victory for the favourites) and the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and their rulers are also taken into consideration.
The Part of Fortune’s placement on the cusp of the 10th house (the house of victory, usually for the favourites) has little significance. This would be the same for any match scheduled during the same phase of the Moon. However, the Part of Fortune’s placement of just over a degree from the Sun cannot be ignored: In this chart, the Sun rules the 4th house (victory for the underdogs), a positive testimony for Everton. This testimony is doubly lucky for them, as the Part of Fortune is also combust, a debility which again favours the underdogs. (Note: a smaller orb of aspect, 2 degrees maximum, is considered effective for combustion in contest charts).
The Sun (4th house ruler, victory for the underdogs) applies to conjunct the 10th house cusp, which is again favourable for Everton. However, Mercury, the main significator for favourites Aston Villa is already placed directly on the 10th house cusp and continues his retrograde motion to also conjunct the Part of Fortune. It looks as if Everton will put up a brave fight for victory, but Villa will just beat them to it. The Moon’s application to sextile the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 25 Scorpio 28) is also fortunate for the favourites and appears to confirm a win for Aston Villa.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly