Japan are hot favourites to win today's fixture in Rennes but the Moon's immediate application to a trine with Mars (Lord 7) forecasts an early goal for their opponents, Scotland.
The Moon next aspect consolidates this advantage by applying to sextile Saturn (Lord 4), a sign that Scotland will give Japan little opportunity to relax.
The Moon's next aspect is also her final one over the allowable 5 degree orb, a trine to the antiscion of Venus (Lady of the Ascendant) at 23 Cancer 11, promising a fightback from the favourites. This testimony, considered with the South Node's applying conjunction with Saturn (Lord 4), is a powerful debility for Scotland, and should be decisive in favour of Japan. However, Scotland are not a team to be easily discounted, particularly if they are able to build on an early advantage.
The Moon's immediately applying sextile to the antiscion of Fortuna (at 21 Virgo 59) should award this game to Italy, the favourites.
However, this is balanced by a corresponding testimony in favour of Jamaica: The Moon's final aspect is a trine to the antiscoin of Venus (Lady of the 7th) at 23 Cancer 20.
It may be the South Node's applying conjunction to Saturn (Lord 4) which decides the match; a powerful debility which it will prove difficult for Jamaica to overcome.
Argentina impressed in their first fixture against Japan, but now face group leaders England in today's final match at Le Havre.
England are tipped to win, and the stars seem to concur: The Moon immediately applies to a trine with the antiscion of Venus (Lady of the 10th), which could translate into an early goal for England. Venus' bodily placement on the cusp of the 7th house is another favourable testimony for the favourites, as it shows Argentina in England's power (were Venus to be placed inside the 7th house, rather than on the cusp, this would show the reverse).
However, Mercury's (Lord 7) applying conjunction with the benefic North Node is a powerful testimony for Argentina which should not be ignored: The odds are still in favour of a win for England, but Argentina are likely prove themselves a force to be reckoned with.
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly
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Astrological analysis by www.louiseofarabia.com
Image of goddesses Athena and Nike by Robert Auer