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

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

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  

Shooting Stars: 22nd August 2021 Arsenal vs Chelsea

The Moon first applies to trine the antiscion of Jupiter (at 03 Scorpio 07):  Jupiter is Lord of the 1st house, so this signifies an advantage for the favourites.   

The Moon’s trine to the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 06 Cancer 31) is another positive testimony for the favourites and, together with the Moon’s previous trine to the antiscion of Jupiter augurs more than one goal.   

The Part of Fortune just inside the cusp of the 7th house may look like a positive testimony for the underdogs, but as this will be the same for all games which kick off during this Moon’s phase it is unlikely to signify.   

The Moon will eventually aspect Mercury (Lord 7) by opposition, but at 17 degrees distant, this aspect is too wide to be relevant to this match. 

Overall the chart inclines (weakly) to support the favourites.  The greatest challenge will be deciding who the favourites are.  Chelsea (the bookmakers’ choice) currently reside 2nd in the table while Arsenal, who lost to Premiership newcomers Brentford, are 17th.  But Arsenal were unbeaten in their last three Premiership games against Chelsea and are more than capable of giving them a run for their money.  Expect a more eventful game than this chart suggests.   

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

The Premiership is back! 15th August 2021 Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Still reeling from their shock defeat last weekend, when Leicester City dashed their hopes of Community Shield victory in the 89th minute, will Manchester City be able to rally to victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?  Or will their hosts be celebrating the start of the new season with a home win?   

Tottenham are the home team, but at the time of writing Manchester City are the bookie’s favourites.  Following John Frawley’s method of forecasting, the favourites are awarded the 1st house and its ruler:  Therefore, Manchester City are represented by Jupiter, ruler of the rising sign, Sagittarius.  Venus being ruler of the 10th house (which usually represents victory for the favourites), is their co-significator.   

Rivals Spurs are awarded the opposing 7th house and its ruler Mercury.  Their fortunes are also somewhat represented by the 4th house (victory for the underdogs) and its ruler Mars.   

The Part of Fortune just inside the 4th house augurs well for Spurs but would be better were it closer to the 4th house cusp.  At just over 3 degrees distant, the aspect is not strong enough to guarantee a win – even before the Moon’s aspects are considered.   

With an applying square to Jupiter (Lord 1) followed by a final sextile to Venus (Lord 10, victory for the favourites), the Moon casts her vote firmly in favour of Manchester City.   

Expect goals for both teams but, because the Moon’s final aspect often indicates the victor, a likely win for Manchester City. 

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Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly