FIFA World Cup 2022: 3rd December Netherlands vs USA

On to the Round of 16, and Saturday’s match between the Netherlands and the USA. The pundits favour the Netherlands to win, but what do the heavens say? 

The Moon (Lord of the 1st house) already has a role describing the progress of events during the match, so another significator must be found for the favourites: The Moon’s dispositor, Mars, is called from the substitute’s bench to represent the Netherlands. They are awarded Jupiter, Lord of the 10th house (victory for the favourites) as co-significator.

Saturn, ruler of the opposing 7th house, describes their rivals, the USA. They are also represented by Mercury, Lord of the 4th house as co-significator.  

There are two strong testimonies in this chart. First, the Moon applies to sextile Saturn (Lord 7). Secondly, Saturn applies to conjunct the antiscion of the Part of Fortune (at 21 Aquarius 56): Both these testimonies support the USA, suggesting that they will do much better than the pundits expect.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 28th November Portugal vs Uruguay

As favourites, Portugal are awarded the 1st house and its ruler, the Sun.  The 10th house and its ruler Venus act as their co-significators. 

Opponents Uruguay are described by Saturn and Mars, rulers of the 7th and 4th houses respectively.  

Saturn is strongly placed, in his own sign of Aquarius (traditional rulership) and just inside the 7th house:  Uruguay can be expected to play consistently well during this match.  

The Moon first applies to sextile Venus, Lord of the 10th house (victory for the favourites).  This is a very positive testimony for Portugal and may be enough to win them the match.   

The Moon next applies to conjunct Saturn and the 7th house cusp. This might be a winning testimony for Uruguay, if the aspect were closer:  At over 7 degrees, the orb before this aspect perfects cannot be considered close enough to guarantee success (5 degrees is considered the limit for a 90-minute football match), but the longer the match strays into extra time, the better Uruguay’s chances will look.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 27th November 2022 Japan vs Costa Rica

Pisces rises, so Jupiter (traditional ruler of the Pisces) represents favourites Japan. Jupiter in his own sign, placed very close to the 1st house cusp, promises a strong performance from the favourites, especially now Neptune is too far from the 1st house cusp to cause mischief.

However, it the aspect of the Moon which gives the clue to the result: Applying to sextile Jupiter, this is another favourable sign for Japan. At just over 6 degrees for the aspect to perfect, it is possible that the best opportunities will arise for them in extra time.

In the absence of any equivalent testimonies for Mercury, representing Costa Rica, victory for Japan seems the most likely outcome.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 26th November 2022 Poland vs Saudi Arabia

Placed 26th to Saudi Arabia’s 51st, Poland are expected to win this match.  

As favourites, they are described by Venus (Lord 1) and Saturn (Lord 10).  

Their opponents Saudi Arabia are awarded Mars (Lord 7) and the Sun (Lord 4). 

The Moon applies to sextile the antiscion of Saturn (at 10 Scorpio 25), a moderately favourable testimony for Poland.  

This is the only aspect of note for this chart, making Poland the likely winners*  

*Note that the Moon separates from an opposition with the Part of Fortune which would favour Saudi Arabia, if the aspect were not already in the past. Mars (Lord 7) in closer conjunction with the Part of Fortune would also favour Saudi Arabia, were it not already too distant (2 degrees orb is usually considered most effective for contest charts).  

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Astrology by Louise of Arabia 

Bibliography: 

Sports Astrology by John Frawley 

Christian Astrology by William Lilly 

FIFA World Cup 2022: 26th November Tunisia vs Australia

Tunisia, as favourites, are awarded the 1st and 10th houses, both ruled by Jupiter in his own sign of Pisces (traditional rulership). Pisces is in the 1st house, giving a boost to the favourites (although this would be more beneficial if he was closer to the cusp). 

Rivals Australia are signified by Mercury, Ruler of the opposing 7th and 4th houses. Mercury applies to the 10th house cusp (victory and success) but is too far away for this to be an effective testimony. 

This chart is very similar to that of Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, which produced a shock win for Saudi Arabia, with Argentina expecting an easy victory.  

However, there is one crucial difference: In the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia chart, Neptune (who Astrologer John Frawley observes often has a grudge against the favourites) was applying retrograde to conjunct the 1st house cusp. Here, Neptune is still retrograde, but separating from the 1st house cusp. This should lessen his potential for sabotage.  

With Neptune moving out of the picture, and the support of Jupiter, this chart appears to favour Tunisia.  

There is a footnote: Although the Moon makes no aspect to either Jupiter, Mercury or the Part of Fortune over the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, there is an aspect beyond this orb, when the Moon conjuncts the antiscion of Mercury at 15 Capricorn 58. The longer the match strays into extra time, the greater Australia’s chances improve.  

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Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 25th November England vs USA

England are favourites for this Group B match, but USA are in great form and could prove formidable opponents: What do the stars say about the outcome? 

As favourites, England are represented by the Sun (Lord 1) and Venus (Lord 10, victory for the favourites).  

Rivals USA are awarded the rulers of the opposing houses, Saturn (Lord 7) and Mars (Lord 4).  

The North and South Nodes are placed close to the cusps of the 10th and 4th houses, but house placement of the Nodes seems less important in contest charts than their conjunctions with planetary significators. In any case. The Nodes are retrograde, and separating from the house cusps, not applying to them. 

The placement of Uranus, moving retrograde onto the 10th house cusp is a more important testimony. John Frawley notes in his book “Sports Astrology” that this strongly favours the favourites, so this is a boon for England.  

Saturn lends powerful support to the USA; placed in his own sign (traditional rulership) and close to the 7th house cusp, he promises a strong performance, which England would be unwise to underestimate.  

Of these two testimonies, Uranus is potentially the stronger, although in contest charts he is notoriously inconsistent in his effects. If he turns out to support England, it is well within his power to award them victory.  

The USA will produce a reliably strong performance throughout the game, whilst England’s play may be less consistent, but characterised by flashes of brilliance.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 24th November Uruguay vs South Korea

The Moon immediately applies to conjunction with Venus (Lord 1); a clear testimony of victory for the favourites. Astrologer John Frawley observes that lunar conjunctions are usually final in contest charts and are strong enough to give the result by themselves, without support from any other testimonies. If this rule holds true today, the favourites will surely win. But who are they? 

The pundits favour Uruguay, placed 14th in the FIFA World Rankings, compared to South Korea’s 28th. They have won the tournament in the past and are one of the favourites to do well in their Group: Victory seems likely for La Celeste.  

South Korea, placed 2nd to Japan in this year’s EAFF E-1 Championship may not go into this match as favourites but will be determined not to let Uruguay dominate the game, especially as it is now believed that Son Heung-min will be fit enough to play.  

Even if the heavens believe the result is a foregone conclusion, this match promises to be one of the highlights of today’s schedule. Both teams should play well, and discerning football fans will enjoy watching their progress through the tournament.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 23rd November Germany vs Japan

Placed 2nd in Group E and 11th in the FIFA rankings, Germany are favourites to win their opening match against Japan.  

However, Japan won this this year’s East Asian Football Federation E-1 Championship convincingly: It would be a mistake to disregard them. 

In the contest chart for this match, Germany, as favourites, are represented by Venus (Lord 1) and Saturn (Lord 10, victory for the favouriites). 

Japan are represented by Mars (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and the Sun (4th house). 

There is very little going on in this chart: None of the main significators are aspected by the Moon, which usually provides clues to the result. 

Saturn, for Germany, is strongly placed in his own sign. This promises a strong performance from Germany, although Saturn is a little too far from the 10th house cusp to be truly conclusive.

The Moon in the 7th house provides an equally strong testimony for Japan. Again, the Moon is too far from the house cusp to guarantee victory, but nevertheless promises that Japan will prove a good match for the favourites. 

Overall, this chart has equal testimonies which are inconclusive. In such cases, it is usual to assume the favourites will win by default. However, it would be unwise to rule Japan out of the contest at this stage. This promises to be one of the more interesting matches of the day.  

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Astrology by LouiseOfArabia

Bibliography

Sports Astrology by John Frawley

Christian Astrology by William Lilly

FIFA World Cup 2022: 22nd November 2022 France vs Australia

Favourites France are described by the Sun (Lord 1) and Venus (Lord 10).  

Australia are described by Saturn (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Mars (Lord 4). 

The Moon placed in the 4th house is a significant boost to Australia, as is the applying lunar square to Saturn: The signs are that Australia will be much happier with the result than France.  

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Astrology by Louise of Arabia 

Bibliography: 

Sports Astrology by John Frawley 

Christian Astrology by William Lilly 

Senegal vs Netherlands (a note)

The most observant will have already noticed that the chart cast for my previous post for the Sengal vs Netherlands date gives the wrong day and time. This is a timely reminder to check (and double-check) the schedule, preferably from several different sources.

I have decided to let the post stand, and see if the forecast (from what is, effectively, a horary chart rather than an event chart) has any bearing on the result. An interesting experiment!