FIFA World Cup 3rd Place Playoff : Saturday 14th July 2018
July 13, 2018
All event charts are calculated for BST (British Summer Time) using Astrogold for mobile. 'The favourites' are the team with the best overall bookmaker's odds for the match in question only.
Belgium v England
Belgium are the bookie's favourites for this game and will commence this match in fine form, as indicated by the placement of the antiscion of Mars, Lord 1 (22 Scorpio 43) immediately within the 1st house and conjunct the ascendant. But what of their rivals, England? Neither Venus (Lady of the 7th) or Jupiter (Lord 4) seem particularly well placed, but the movement of the Moon as the flow of events may tell a different story: She applies first to a square with Jupiter (a positive testimony for England) and then follows with an opposition to Jupiter's antiscion at 16 Aquarius 38 (a slightly weaker testimony for the same team). The Moon only makes one aspect in favour of Belgium's significators, but is an extremely strong one - a bodily conjunction to Mercury, Lord 10. This testimony alone would be enough to conclude the match for the favourites, but it does occur at the limit of the allowable 5-6 degree orb. Pluto applying retrograde to conjunct the antiscion of Fortuna (18 Capricorn 13) may also prove highly significant. Pluto appears to hold a grudge against the favourites in any match. His baleful influence worked against England in their semi-final against Croatia but here, where they are the underdogs, he could prove a significant ally. Verdict: England will have opportunities to redress the balance against Belgium in this match, particularly in the early stages of the game. Victory is within their grasp, but only if they keep up the pressure against their opponents. Belgium's best chances will occur if the match strays into extra time, when England will need all their defences to ensure their rivals do not capitalise on any last-minute opportunities.