And so we arrive at the final of a tournament which has boasted record viewing figures for women's football; this in no small measure due to the consistently high standard of the games played throughout.
This match should prove no exception, and promises to be a close contest which will test the nerve of players and supporters alike.
Reigning champions, the USA are favoured by the bookies to win, and are awarded Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10). Their opponents the Netherlands are represented by Venus (Lady of the 7th) and Jupiter (Lord 4).
Jupiter (Lord 4) in his own sign of Sagittarius supports the cause of the Netherlands, whilst the applying conjunction between Mars (Lord 1) and Mercury (Lord 10, stationing retrograde) is a boon for favourites USA.
However, it is the movement of the Moon which offers the key to the progress (and likely outcome) of the match. Her initial trine to Fortuna at 24 Capricorn 32 favours the favourites, but this testimony is almost immediately counterbalanced by a square to the antiscion of Venus (Lady of the 7th) for the Netherlands. The final two testimonies strengthen the suit of the USA; a trine to the antiscion to Mercury (Lord 10) at 25 Taurus 33 and a further (and final) trine to Mars (Lord 1) and 26 Taurus 25).
So the testimonies stand at four (for the USA) to two (for the Netherlands), with the Moon's final aspect inclining towards a win for the USA, awarding them the World Cup for the fourth time.
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly
Charts calculated with Astrogold for Mobile
Astrological analysis by www.louiseofarabia.com
Image of goddesses Athena and Nike by Robert Auer