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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:24:30 PM »
Bucs @ Eagles (Week 6)

14/10/2021 20:20 Lincoln Financial Field

The Bucs will be clear favourites on this trip to the Eagles. The Bucs are 4-1 and the Eagles are 2-3. As I write, the odds for the Eagles are shortening and those for the Bucs are drifting. The Eagles are a mid-rank team in all areas of the game and slightly stronger on defense. The Bucs are clearly a powerful offensive team, with high rankings for offense and passing. The are mid-rank for defense and a lowly ranked team for rushing.

Buccaneers - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter has slowed to its station direct, in Saturn ruled Aquarius. It is in the bounds of Mars, and forms a mutual reception by bound with the lesser malefic. Jupiter is elevated in the ninth WSH.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius, in the bounds of Jupiter. This is a highly Jupiterian Venus, with the greater benefic being its almuten. Venus is in the seventh WSH, the house associated with the underdog Eagles. It is a brilliant sight in the evening sky, and is just about to set at the time of the match. It has separated from the South Node, although its recent conjunct with this malefic point did not seem to circumscribe its significations.

Ruler of the First House - Mercury

Mercury is the lord of the first. It is in Venus ruled Libra, retrograde in the WSH fifth. Mercury is in its own bounds and is its own almuten along with co-almuten Venus.

Bound lord - Mercury

See analysis for ruler of the first house above.

Eagles - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is stationary and is just about to turn direct. It is in its own sign of Aquarius. Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury in the ninth WSH. It is close to the degree of the MC.

NC - Mars

Mars is slowly separating from the faster moving Sun. It is invisible, but will be entering its heliacal rising phase soon. It is in the bounds of Jupiter in the WSH fifth. It remains in its mutual reception by bound with the greater benefic.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Jupiter

See analysis for NS for favourites.

Bound lord - Jupiter

See analysis for NS for favourites.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Sun

The Sun is in the bounds of Venus in the Venus ruled sign of Libra. The almuten of the Sun is Venus. The Sun is in the WSH fifth.

Bound lord - Saturn

See analysis for the NS for the underdogs.

Hour ruler - Saturn

See analysis for the NS for the underdogs.

Dynamic Factors

None.

Other Factors

The Moon is in Saturn ruled Aquarius and its almuten is Saturn. It is in the bounds of Jupiter. The Moon is separating from the trine of Mercury and applying to the trine of Mars. Moon is close to the Lot of Courage, Mars' Lot. Saturn and Mercury remain in the mixed receptions. Saturn is the exaltation lord of Mercury, and Mercury is the triplicity ruler and bound lord of Saturn.

Summary

I think that the symbolism here clearly supports the bookies' favourite, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saturn is still a powerful significator and rules the IC showing that the Eagles have something to play for. However, the power of Mercury, in its own bound and ruling the first house, being the bound lord of the ascendant and in mutual reception with Saturn, suggests that the Bucs have the upper hand.

This is a good example of the favourite's significators being associated with the underdogs. Jupiter rules the seventh house; Jupiter is the bound lord of the seventh; and Venus is in the seventh in the bounds of Jupiter. If Venus was in Libra or Taurus this would be a powerful sign of the strength of the underdog's position. However, in this case, I believe it shows the relative strength of the favourite and their dominant role in the match.  All planets also aspect the rising sign by whole sign.

Tampa Bay look a good prospect to extend their record to 5-1 and for the Dolphins to fall to 2-4.

Post-match

The Buccs created a big lead in this match, but the Eagles came back strongly in the latter part of the game. However the Buccs ran out winners as predicted.

Buccanneers 28 Eagles 22

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 12/17 (71%)
Astrologer 12/17 (71%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:23:03 AM »
Colts @ Ravens (Week 5)

11/10/2021 20:15 M and T Bank Stadium

The Indianapolis Colts travel to the Baltimore Ravens for this week 5 match. The Ravens are favoured in this match. The Ravens are 3-1 and the Colts are 1-3. On paper the Ravens are stronger in all areas of the game, particularly offense and rushing where they are one of the league leading teams. A good deal of the Ravens rush game is down to QB Lamar Jackson. The Colts are stronger defensively.

Ravens - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is Aquarius, ruled by Saturn, in the bounds of Mars. Jupiter is about to turn direct, slowing towards its station. It is in the WSH tenth. Jupiter is in a mutual reception by bounds with Mars.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius, in the bounds of Jupiter. It is in the WSH eighth, but in the dynamic Porphyry seventh. It is separating from the South Node.

Ruler of the First House - Venus

See NC analysis for the favourites above.

Bound lord - Mars

Mars is the NC for the underdogs but is the bound lord for the ascendant degree. Mars is in Venus ruled Libra, in the bounds of Jupiter. It is combust. It lies in the WSH sixth.

Colts - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is in dignity in its own sign. It remains stationary, about to turn direct, and enter its heliacal setting phase. It is closely conjunct the MC in the bounds of Mercury.

NC - Mars

See bound lord analysis for favourites above.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mars

See bound lord analysis for favourites above.

Bound lord - Saturn

See NS analysis for underdog above.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Sun

The Sun is in Venus ruled Libra, close to Mars but separating, albeit slowly. It is in the bounds of Jupiter in the WSH sixth.

Bound lord - Jupiter

See NS analysis for the favourites.

Hour ruler - Mercury

Mercury is retrograde in the WSH sixth, in Venus ruled Libra, in its own bounds. It is its own co-almuten along with Venus.

Dynamic Factors

None

Other Factors

The Moon is in Saturn ruled Capricorn in the bounds of Mercury. It is close to Mars' Lot of Courage. There is a relationship between Saturn and Mercury by mixed reception - Mercury is in the exaltation of Saturn, being in Libra, and Saturn is in the triplicity and bounds of Mercury. Saturn is the almuten of the Moon. The Moon is not within moiety of other planets, but approaches the square of Mercury in time.

Venus is close to the Lot of Victory (Jupiter's lot). The Lot of Eros (Venus' lot) is in Mercury ruled Virgo in the bounds of Jupiter. Saturn's Lot of Nemesis is in the bounds of Mars in Mars ruled Aries in the WSH twelfth.

Summary

Saturn remains a powerful significator in this match chart. In this game it is the bound lord of the descendant degree giving it symbolic grounding. My reading of this is that it represents the Colt's defensive game, and I feel the Ravens will find it difficult to score. However, with Jupiter and Mars remaining in mutual reception, and Jupiter being the bound lord of the IC degree, I believe the overall symbolism favours the Ravens. Much of the match may turn on Lamar Jackson's mercurial QB skills being the decisive factor in the outcome of the game.

The Lots of Courage and Nemesis are instructive. The Moon, representing the flow of the match, is closely aligned with Mars' lot, suggesting that the lesser malefic, which I believe works for the Ravens because of the mutual reception with Jupiter, is a key factor in the game. Note that the Lot of Nemesis, the lot of the Colts most powerful significator - Saturn - is in the bounds of Mars in Mars ruled Aries. This suggests that the Mars-Jupiter combination, working for the Ravens, overcomes the underdogs.

Post-match

A Ravens win in overtime in a high scoring game. The Ravens had to mount a surge in the final quarter of the game to win this one, having struggled to score for most of the match.

Colts 25 Ravens 31

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 11/16 (69%)
Astrologer 11/16 (69%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 09, 2021, 01:39:38 PM »
Bills @ Chiefs (Week 5)

10/10/2021 19:20 Arrowhead Stadium

This match up is an exciting head-to-head for two of the league's top teams. Both sides are closely matched, with the Bills leading the league for defense, whereas the Chiefs are one of the poorest defensive sides. The Chiefs and Bills are closely matched in offense and rushing; the Chiefs are slightly ahead in the passing game. This should be a very tough game, played out on the ground, with Bills looking to grind the Chiefs' defenses down and then exploiting the offensive game.

The bookmakers have the Chiefs as favourites, but both sides are in with a real chance of winning. The Chiefs have the home advantage at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is in Aquarius ruled by Saturn and in the bounds of Mars. Jupiter is in the WSH tenth. The greater benefic remains in a mutual reception by bounds with Mars. Jupiter is slowing towards its direct station.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius, in the WSH eighth. It remains close to the South Node. Venus is in the bounds and triplicity of Jupiter. The almuten of Venus is Jupiter. Venus is still gradually extending its distance from the Sun in longitude and if the sky is clear over Kansas the planet will be clearly visible.

Venus or Jupiter is the almuten of the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, lending the favourites a decided advantage.

Ruler of the First House - Venus

See NC analysis above.

Bound lord - Venus

See NC analysis above.

Bills - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn  is a dim presence in the night sky, overshadowed by Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Saturn is in its own sign in the bounds and triplicity of Mercury. It is stationary, turning direct, and entering its heliacal setting phase. It is losing visibility and power, although its station tends to reinforce its remaining strength at the moment. Saturn is in the WSH tenth.

NC - Mars

Mars remains closely conjunct the Sun, but has entered its heliacal rising phase and is gathering strength. It is not visible, is in Venus ruled Libra, and in the bounds of Jupiter. Venus is its almuten. Mars is in the WSH sixth. Mars is combust, but arguably this condition is not as symbolically damaging for this planet as for others.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mars

See NC analysis for underdog above.

Bound lord - Mars

See NC analysis above.

The seventh house cusp is highly martial, being ruled by Mars and in the bounds of Mars. This mirrors the highly Venusian rising sign for the favourites. Venus rules the rising sign and bound. Both planets are in signs in aversion to the first and seventh WSH houses, suggesting that their significations are constrained in some ways. Venus has an advantage over Mars, being distant from the Sun, visible, occidental and the ruler of Mars. Both planets are in the bounds of Jupiter.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Moon

The Moon is Jupiter ruled, being in Sagittarius. It is in the bounds of Mercury. Jupiter is also the triplicity lord so it becomes the almuten of the Moon. The Moon is in the WSH eighth, wedged between the Lots of Mars (Courage) and Jupiter (Victory). The Moon separates from the sextile of the Sun and approaches the sextile of Jupiter. The Moon is waxing so gaining in strenght.

Bound lord - Mercury

Mercury's bound holds the IC. Mercury is retrograde in Venus ruled Libra, combust, and in the bounds of Jupiter. Venus is its almuten. It is in the WSH sixth along with Mars and the Sun.

Hour ruler - Jupiter

See NS analysis for favourites.

Dynamic Factors

The Moon will change bounds from Mercury to Saturn during matchtime. This potentially favours the underdogs. The second half of the match, or even the final quarter, may see a strong Bills recovery. It is worth noting that Saturn is the exaltation ruler of the Libran planets Sun, Mercury and Mars.

Other Factors

None noted.

Summary

Saturn is a poweful significator for the Bills, and shows that they are in with a chance. However its power is limited by the fact that it isn't the bound lord for any of the key significators. This tends to mean that its symbolic power is not grounded in the context of this match.

The game is likely to be hard fought and physical, with the Chiefs potentially running out to an early lead. The Bills may well come back strongly towards the end of the game, taking this match into the final minutes on a knife edge. However, the symbolism tends to favour the Chiefs to come through over the Bills, albeit in a very close scoreline.

Post-match

This was a very big win for the Bills. Unfortunately my prediction was not accurate in most respects which is disappointing. It is always worth paying attention to dynamic factors involving the Moon. The bounds change highlighted the symbolic power of Saturn in this game, and it seems this was decisive.

Bills 38 Chiefs 20

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were incorrect)

Success ratio:

Bookies 10/15 (67%)
Astrologer 10/15 (67%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 08, 2021, 09:26:50 AM »
Jets @ Falcons (Week 5)

10/10/2021 14:30 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

This is the first London match up of the season, with the NY Jets travelling to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are the home team and favourites for the game. Both teams are 1-3. However the Falcons are favoured to be the stronger team. Both teams are evenly matched in three elements of the game - offense, passing and rushing, although the Falcons have a slight edge in each. The Jets are rated much more highly as a defensive team.

Falcons - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is the Falcon's natural significator. It is in Saturn ruled Aquarius, in the bounds of Mars, in the second WSH. Jupiter is retrograde, turning direct, and fading in the night sky as the Sun approaches. The Sun is approaching by dexter trine.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

The lesser benefic is in the Jupiter ruled sign of Sagittarius. It is on the South Node, in the bounds of Jupiter. Venus is in the WSH twelfth, occidental of the Sun. Venus is still stretching ahead of the Sun, increasing its distance in longitude, so becoming more prominent in the evening sky.

Ruler of the First House - Saturn

Capricorn rises, so the ruler of the first house is Saturn, the NS of the underdogs. Saturn is powerfully placed in Aquarius, a sign that it rules, and is in its own triplicity. Saturn is in the second WHS, and the dynamic first Porphyry house. It is stationary, about to turn direct and enter its heliacal setting phase. It is in the bounds of Mercury.

Bound lord - Jupiter

The NS of the favourite is also the bound lord of the ascendant degree. See analysis for NS above. This is a powerful indication of the favourable status of the Falcons in this match.

Jets - underdogs

NS - Saturn

See Ruler of the First House of the favourites above.

NC - Mars

Mars has now exited its energising cazimi phase, but is now heliacally rising and gaining in strength. It is still combust in Venus ruled Libra, in the bounds of Jupiter. Retrograding Mercury is approaching its conjunction with Mars. Mars is in the WSH tenth but in detriment and peregrine. However it is in a mutual reception by bounds with Jupiter, the NS of the favourites.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Moon

The Moon is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, in the bounds of Venus. It is placed in the WSH twelfth. The Moon is separating from the sextile of stationary Saturn on the left and approaching the sextile of Mercury, Mars and Sun on the right.

Bound lord - Venus

See NC analysis for favourites above

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Venus

See NC analysis for favourites above

Bound lord - Mercury

Retrograde Mercury is in Venus ruled Libra in the WSH tenth. It is approaching conjunction with Mars. Mercury is in the bounds of Venus. The degree of the IC moves into the bounds of Jupiter within a minute or two of the start of the match. A slight delay in kick-off will put further emphasis on Jupiter to signify the outcome of the match.

Hour ruler - Sun

The Sun is in Libra, ruled by Venus in the bounds of Jupiter. It is in the WSH tenth, separating from its close conjunction to Mars.

Dynamic Factors

None.

Other Factors

Saturn is the most powerful planet in the chart, having significant dignity. It is the almuten of many planets, apart from Moon and Venus, which have Jupiter as their almuten.

Summary

I think there is little here to give hope to the Jets' fans. Saturn, the NS for the underdogs is powerful, but rules the rising sign, which tends to favour the top team. Falcons to go 2-3 in the London stadium.

Post-match

The Falcons won the match in the end, but had to face down a Jets comeback in the second half. They were up 20-3 at half-time, and it looked easy from there, but the match ended 27-20 to the Falcons.

Jets 20 Falcons 27

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 10/14 (71%)
Astrologer 10/14 (71%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 07, 2021, 08:53:07 PM »
Rams @ Seahawks (Week 5)

07/10/2021 17:20 Lumen Field

The first match in week 5 looks very competitive, with the bookmakers giving the Rams a slight advantage. However, just hours before the game, the odds on the Rams are drifting and those on the Seahawks are shortening. It looks like the advantage might be shifting to the Seattle side.

The Rams are 3-1, undefeated until last week. The Seahawks are 2-2 after a decidedly mixed start to the season. On paper the Rams have an offensive advantage, but the two teams are decidedly weak on the defensive side of the game. The Seahawks are ranked last in the whole league in this element of the game. The Rams are not far ahead of them, being ranked 27th. The Rams are well ahead in offense and passing.

Rams - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter remains in Saturn ruled Aquarius, in the bounds of Mars. It is still retrograde, slowing towards its direct station, and fading in the night sky as the Sun draws closer in longitude. The planet is in the WSH twelfth, potentially limiting its ability to manifest its significations.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius having recently ended its sojourn in Scorpio and drawing its mutual reception with Mars to a close. Venus is closely conjunct the malefic South Node, but it is in the bounds of Jupiter. The planet is in the WSH tenth.

Ruler of the First House - Jupiter

See analysis for NS above.

Bound lord - Venus

See analysis of for NC above.

Seahawks - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is in Aquarius, one of its own signs. It is in the bounds of Mercury, placed in the WSH twelfth. Saturn is stationary, pending its station direct. It is the lord of Jupiter and the exaltation ruler of Sun, Mars and Mercury. It is the almuten of all planets apart from Venus and Moon.

NC - Mars

Mars is cazima Sun, being just 2 minutes of arc from a perfect conjunction in longitude. According to traditional astrological lore, this position enhances the power and symbolism of Mars in extremis. Mars is in Venus ruled Libra in the bounds of Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are in mutual reception by bounds. Mercury, being retrograde, is approaching Mars by conjunction too. Mars is in detriment and peregrine, having no essential dignity. However the peregrine nature of the planet is ameloriated by the mutual reception by bound with Jupiter. Mars is in the WSH eighth.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mercury

Mercury is approaching conjunct Mars. It is retrograde in Venus ruled Libra. Mercury is in the bounds of Jupiter. Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury. Mercury is combust.

Bound lord - Venus

See analysis for NC for the favourites.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Mercury

See analysis for the ruler of the seventh house.

Bound lord - Mars

See analysis for NC for the underdogs.

Hour ruler - Venus

See analysis for NC for the favourites.

Dynamic Factors

The Moon changes bounds from Mars to Venus during match time. The Moon is approaching the square of stationary Saturn from the bounds of Mars. The Lot of Fortune is in the bounds of Saturn, in the last few minutes of Pisces. It enters Aries, ruled by Mars and the bounds of Jupiter, shortly after the beginning of the match.

Other Factors

The Lots of Eros and Victory are angular. The Lot of Victory (Jupiter's lot) rises in Pisces and is ruled by Jupiter and is in the bounds of Jupiter. The Lot of Eros (Venus' lot) is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius in the bounds of Saturn. The hour ruler is Venus.

The antiscia of Sun, Mars and Mercury are closely conjunct Jupiter. The antiscia of the Moon is closely conjunct Jupiter, and the antiscia of Jupiter is closely conjunct the Moon.

Summary

The analysis of the symbolism turns on whether one gives Mars to the underdog, hence victory for the Seahawks as it is bound lord of the IC, or whether Mars' mutual reception by bound with Jupiter means that Mars' power by cazimi, in combination with Jupiter, the NS for favourite, favours the Rams. The bounds on the horizon are both ruled by Venus, and Venus is in the bounds of Jupiter.

I am inclined to say that although the match may begin well for the Seahawks, the dynamic factors in the chart, particularly the progress of the Moon between the bounds of Mars and Venus, favour the Rams. So, despite the recent loss of their unbeaten record, I think the Rams will prosper here.

Post-match

The Rams came through in this match with a win as predicted.

Rams 26 Seahawks 17

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 9/13 (69%)
Astrologer 9/13 (69%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 03, 2021, 09:13:39 AM »
Raiders @ Chargers (Week 4)

04/10/2021 17:15 SoFi Stadium

The Chargers at 2-1 are favoured in this match over the 3-0 Raiders. The bookmakers have this as a close game and the team stats suggest a tight competion. However the Raiders lead the league in offense and passing, are middling in defense and lag in rushing. The Chargers match the Raiders for passing, defense and passing, but lag the Raiders in offense. A lot in this match will depend on the relative performance of the two quarterbacks. The match is played at SoFi Stadium, the Chargers home ground.

Chargers - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is retrograde in the bounds of Mars, in the Saturn ruled sign of Aquarius. Jupiter is close to Fortune. Unfortunately the planet is in the WSH twelfth, the joy of Saturn, and is in aversion to the first and seventh WSH.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Mars ruled Scorpio, in the bounds of Saturn. Venus remains in mutual reception with Mars in Libra. Venus is still extending its distance from the Sun, is bright, direct and occidental. It is in the WSH ninth.

Ruler of the First House - Jupiter

See NS analysis above.

Bound lord - Jupiter

See NS analysis above.

Raiders - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is in its own sign, in the bounds of Mercury. Saturn is stationary, preparing to turn direct and enter its heliacal setting phase. It is in the WSH twelfth, along with Jupiter.

NC - Mars

Mars is in mutual reception with Venus, being in Libra. It is in the bounds of Mercury. It is just over a degree from the Sun, so combust and weak as it is heliacally setting. It is in the WSH eighth, and like Jupiter and Saturn, in aversion to the first and seventh WSH.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mercury

Mercury is retrograde in Venus ruled Libra, retrograde and getting close to the Sun. It is under the beams, so being consumed by the power of the Sun as it is heliacally setting.

Bound lord - Venus

See NC analysis for the Chargers.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Mercury

See Ruler of the Seventh House analysis for the Raiders.

Bound lord - Mars

See NC analysis for the Raiders.

Hour ruler - Mars

See NC analysis for the Raiders.

Dynamic Factors

None

Other Factors

The Moon is in Mercury ruled Virgo, in the bounds of Mars in the WSH seventh, hence angular. The Moon is approaching the sextile of Venus. The Moon overcomes Venus being dexter to the lesser benefic.

Summary

This is another challenging match to predict on the basis of the astrological symbolism. On the face of it, the Chargers have the upper hand, with the benefic planets commanding the bounds of the horizon. However, both planets are themselves in the bounds of malefics. Venus is in the bounds of Saturn and Jupiter is the bounds of Mars.

Mars is a relatively weak planet in the match chart, being in detriment and peregrine in the WSH eighth. It's proximity to the Sun - combustion - adds further weakness. The Sun and Mars are somewhat akin, both being hot and dry, so Mars' combustion is potentially less damaging, but its position within a degree of the Sun, in the final stage of heliacal setting, is arguably as it weak as the minor malefic can be.

Saturn has a great deal of dignity, being in its own sign and triplicity. It is in the bounds of Mercury, the wily trickster. Saturn is in the WSH twelfth, but if considered to be in the dynamic eleventh by Porphyry, a succeedent house, it is the strongest planet in the chart.

Mercury is the wildcard here, ruling the WSH seventh and fourth - the houses associated with the underdog and the outcome respectively. There is a mixed reception between Saturn and Mercury, by bound, exaltation and triplicity. Mercury is in the exaltation of Saturn and the triplicity of Saturn, and Saturn is in Mercury's bound.

Mercury seems to be associated with upsets and reversals of fortune. The key to predicting this match is balancing the symbolism of Mercury and Saturn, and Mercury's association with the seventh and fourth houses, with the benefics control of the bounds on the horizon and Jupiter's rulership of the WSH first.

However, when we dig deep into the symbolism I believe that the Raiders have a real chance to upset the Chargers. Remember that Jupiter is in the bounds of the malefic Mars. Although Mars is relatively weak, it is nevertheless the NC for the underdog. Venus, the NC for the favourite is in the bounds of Saturn and Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury. Saturn is the more dominant outer planet, considered in relation to Jupiter.

Mercury is in the bounds of Venus and although the lesser benefic has some dignity by triplicity, it is in detriment. The outcome is really signified by the balance of symbolic power between Mercury, Saturn and Venus. Mercury is without dignity and peregrine, in the grip of Saturn - as exaltation lord and triplicity ruler - and Venus - as lord and bound lord. It is retrograde in the WSH eighth. It could be that the mixed reception between Saturn and Mercury is the decisive factor.

Despite Mercury's poor position, it is in the exaltation and triplicity of Saturn, so Saturn can bring its undeniable strength to Mercury. Saturn is the NS of the underdog. Saturn is also the exaltation lord of Jupiter and Mars. Saturn is also the almuten or co-almuten of all planets apart from Moon and Venus. Mercury is the almuten of the Moon (in the bounds of Mars and Mercury ruled Virgo) and Mars is the almuten of Venus.

Although this match is very difficult to call, I am going to go for the Raiders against the Chargers, and challenge the bookmakers. In reality I think the match could go either way, but Saturn's strength for the Raiders could swing the game for them.

Post-match

Although the outcome was not clear from an astrological point of view, this was a clear win for the Chargers, who dominated the first half and stretched out to 14-0. The Raiders got 2 TDs back in Q3, but the Chargers sealed the match with a Q4 TD.

Raiders 14 Chargers 21

Bookies 2 Astrologer 2 (the bookmakers were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 8/12 (67%)
Astrologer 8/12 (67%)

Analysis

The symbolism here is challenging to interpret. The main factor seems to be the limited symbolic power of planets in difficult WSHs. This chart has the main significators in the WSH eighth or twelfth. The only planet not in a challenging house position is Venus, the NC for the favourites. Venus is the bound lord of the descendant which seems to suggest the Chargers dominance in this match. A tough match from an astrological point of view.

Postscript

It seems the start of this match was delayed by 35 minutes, due to a lightning storm over the stadium. This presents the astrologer with a dilemma, since the prediction is predicated on the starting time of the match being known. The later start time of 5.50PM (17:50) was confirmed by the official record of the match in the NFL Gamebook. The question is whether this would have altered the prediction. The later start brings the last degrees of Pisces to the ascendant. However this seems to have little impact on the overall symbolism. Malefics now dominate the bounds of each angle. There is very little change in the planets' house positions by WSH.

The main change is that Venus, active in the WSH ninth and on the cusp of the dynamic Porphyry ninth, comes into focus by partile trine to the ascendant by degree. For what it's worth, Venus is the exaltation lord of the ascendant. The only other factors that might be relevant include the antiscia of the benefics are conjunct their lots, so the antiscia of Jupiter is conjunct the lot of Eros and the antiscia of Venus is conjunct the lot of Victory. However, the symbolism, whilst relevant, seems quite tenuous in this context.

Sometimes we just have to accept that the symbolism is beyond our ken and that some charts don't seem to lend themselves to judgement.

Further conclusions (added 16 Oct 2021)

Looking back at this match, at the risk of post hoc rationalisation, I think I can see that I should have called this match for the Chargers. Benefics are bound lords of the horizon - Jupiter for the favourites and Venus for the 'dog. Mercury, ruler of the 'dogs' seventh, is the bounds of Venus in Venus ruled Libra. This again seems to favour the Chargers.

Venus in the bounds of Saturn and in Mars ruled Scorpio seems to be the factor that undermined my analysis and led me to favour the 'dog. However Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury and Mercury is in the bounds of a benefic. Mars too is in the bounds of Mercury, but tied to a benefic symbolically. The IC is ruled by Mercury in the bounds of Mars. This returns us to Venus. Mars of course was in the mutual reception by rulership at the time of the match.

Moon is in Mercury ruled Virgo in the bounds of Mars. It approaches Venus by dexter sextile. Venus is the only planet, apart from Moon, that is not in aversion to the ascendant. My reading is that, on balance, I should have gone with the Chargers in this match, although the symbolism is more complex than in some matches.

This match was delayed by a storm. Should we take the second chart as the start of the match? It's tempting to look at the chart of the delayed kick-off and say that this is the symbolically relevant time. However, malefics move to be the bound lords of the angles which strongly suggests an underdogs' triumph. My conclusion is that the intended start time is the time to use for astrological purposes. If astrology is about anything it is about attempting to understand cosmic intention through symbolism, and human intention, being subordinate to cosmic intention, must reflect the greater whole. Since the original choice of match time is the primary human factor here and subordinate to the cosmic factor, we have to assume that the electrical storm is 'built in' to the original chart, and does not displace this original kick-off time.

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 03, 2021, 06:59:31 AM »
Buccaneers @ Patriots (Week 4)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head north this week to take on Tom Brady's old team: the New England Patriots. The Buccs are 2-1 and the Patriots are 1-2. The bookmakers have the Buccs as favourites. As I write, a few days before the match, the odds on the Patriots are drifting, and the odds on the Buccs are shortening, meaning that the bookmakers are moving squarely behind the Florida team.

The Buccs are strong on passing and offense, as expected with Tom Brady at the helm. The Buccs are relatively weak on defense and very weak on rushing. It looks like they will need to rely on Brady's air game to succeed.

The Patriots are strong on defense, but weak on other elements of the game. The Patriots will have to have their pass rush working like clockwork to get anywhere in this game. This is a tough ask against Brady's offensive line.

Buccaneers - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is in Saturn ruled Aquarius, in the bounds of Mars. Jupiter is peregrine, having no dignity. Jupiter is in the WSH tenth, so angular and elevated. Jupiter is slowing towards its direct station, but is still retrograde. As it moves into its heliacal setting phase, it will fade from its brilliant showing at opposition.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Mars ruled Scorpio in the bounds of Saturn. It is angular in the WSH seventh. Venus continues to extend its longitude from the Sun, so is increasing its brilliance in the evening sky. It is heliacally rising. It is also peregrine.

Ruler of the First House - Venus

See NC above.

Bound lord - Mars

The ascendant degree is in the bounds of Mars, a quality it shares with Jupiter, the NS for the Buccs. Mars is itself in the bounds of Mercury, combust, very close to the Sun, and ending is heliacal setting phase. Mars is in detriment, being in Venus ruled Libra, and peregrine as it is without dignity. It is placed in the WSH sixth, a placement that puts it in aversion to the first WSH and the seventh WSH. This may limit the expression of its significations in relation to the two teams, a difficulty that is likely to have the greatest impact on the underdogs.

Patriots - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is in dignity in one of its own signs - Aquarius. It is in the bounds of Mercury. Saturn is stationary, preparing to turn direct and enter its heliacal setting phase. Saturn is dimming noticeably, from its brighter phase at opposition. Saturn is in the WSH tenth, so angular.

NC - Mars

See bound lord for the favourites above.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mars

See bound lord for the favourites above.

Bound lord - Saturn

See NS analysis for the underdogs above.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Sun

Leo is on the fourth house cusp. The Sun, as ruler, is in fall in Libra, ruled by Venus. The Sun is close to Mars, making Mars combust. Sun is in the bounds of Mercury, along with Mars.

Bound lord - Jupiter

See NS analysis for the favourites above.

Hour ruler - Mars

See analysis for Mars above.

Dynamic Factors

None of the planets change sign or bounds within match time.

Other Factors

The Moon is in Virgo, ruled by Mercury, in the bounds of Venus. It is not within the moiety of any other planet, but eventually it will make a sextile with Venus.

Summary

This chart presents particular challenges for the astrologer. Two out of three angles (ascendant, descdendant but not IC) are in the bounds of malefics. The malefics are the natural significators of the underdog. The signs on the horizon conform to the natural signification of the teams, with a Venus ruled sign rising for the favourite, and a Mars ruled signing setting for the underdog. For co-option to occur, this needs to be reversed, with a sign ruled by a malefic rising and a sign ruled by a benefic setting. A planet associated with the relevant sign by dignity needs to be angular too. Nevertheless, whilst the signs conform to signification, the bounds on the horizon do not, suggesting some sort of advantage to the underdog.

The 'dogs' natural significators are a mixed bag. Saturn is stationary in its own sign in the tenth WSH. It is in the bounds of Mercury suggesting the potential for an upset, in this case a very big upset. Mars, the NC of the underdog, is in detriment, close to the Sun, in the WSH sixth. It is in a mutual reception with Venus setting in Scorpio, in the bounds of Saturn. Venus takes us to Saturn which takes us to Mercury in the bounds chain.

In the Venus-Mars combination I believe the benefic is the more influential planet - it is angular, close to the horizon, bright, fast and extending its distance from the Sun. Mars on the other hand is combust, invisible, within the grasp of the Sun (albeit a Sun in fall) and in the very final stages of its heliacal cycle. Symbolically it is a 'spent force'. It gains something from the mutual reception with Venus, but I don't think Venus is going to give up all its power to Mars in this instance. For that to occur Venus, for example, would have to be in the bounds of Mars. It should be noted that Mars also rules the hour.

In short, I think Saturn can do something symbolically for the Patriots, but is it enough to overturn the Buccs and Tom Brady?

For the favourites we have an angular Jupiter, although without dignity so it is peregrine. Jupiter is also retrograde and slowing. Being in the tenth WSH gives the planet status accidently. On balance, Saturn is the more powerful tenth WSH planet, but Jupiter has its own accidental strength. Jupiter is in the bounds of Mars, with Mars 'fading' into the Sun. The symbolism here does bring to mind Tom Brady, one of the greatest football players of all time, still being able to demonstrate his imperial might, but this strength being due to the circumstances that he finds himself in (the meaning of accidental dignity).

Venus, the NC for the Buccs, is in detriment in Mars ruled Scorpio in the bounds of Saturn, the NS for the Patriots. So the natural significators for the favourites are in malefic bounds. This is an interesting phenomenon, relating to the structure of the bounds ruler positions within signs. Since Venus and Jupiter are towards the end of their signs, there is a good chance they will fall within malefic bounds. This suggests challenging circumstances for the favourites. The degree of challenge is established by looking at the quality of the positions of the underdogs' significators. Saturn is well placed, in dignity and accidentally, but Mars looks somewhat ineffective on both counts, even with the reception with Venus. Mars needs Venus more than Venus needs Mars. Mars, in theory, could dominate Venus, being its almuten. However Mars is not in a strong position in this chart.

The question looks like it should be framed in terms of Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Venus has minor dignity by face, not ordinarily factored in to this system. It is powerfully angular, but in detriment and in the bounds of Saturn. Saturn is potentially the most powerful planet in the chart - in dignity, its own almuten (shared with Mercury), in the WSH tenth, stationary turning direct. Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury and the triplicity of Mercury.

Mercury itself is in the bounds of Venus, in a Venus ruled signed. This shows that Venus is its almuten, or most powerful ruler in this position. Mercury is in its own triplicity. Whilst Venus is ruled by Mars, Mars is not in a powerful position in this chart. Venus, I believe, is in a position of strength in relation to the Libra placed planets, despite its bound lord being Saturn. The greater malefic is in the bounds of Mercury, Mercury in the bounds of Venus. The bounds chain takes us back to the accidently dignified Venus.

Mercury is partile trine to Jupiter, to the minute. This is a critical relationship too. Although Jupiter is the less powerful benefic for the Buccs, it nevertheless rules the IC degree. In a previous match - Packers @ 49ers - I tripped up over Jupiter's bound lord Mars, but what is the situation in this game?

Firstly, Mars was in the WSH ninth, in a much better relationship with the first WSH than in this game. Mars, from the ninth, was in a superior position with respect to the rising sign in the Packers game. Mars was able to impact the match in a way that I don't think it can in this match. In the Tampa match, Mars is is below the horizon and in aversion to the first WSH. Mars has potential to upset the match, but I think it's a long shot. Venus is much better placed to express its significations in this match.

Secondly, Venus was in a Mercury ruled bound, tieing it much more closely to the impact of the trickster and Mars. In this case it is in the bounds of Saturn, not ideal from the Buccs point of view, but better than being tied to the wiles of Mercury.

In the match chart, the Moon is in Mercury ruled Virgo and is in the bounds of Venus. It's next (eventual) aspect is the sextile of angular Venus. Moon overcomes Venus as it forms a sinister sextile (left-handed) with the lesser benefic.

In the end I am going to call the game for the Buccs. But I wonder if the Patriots, being the home team, might have something up their sleeve to frighten the Tampa team. The symbols in this chart are extremely complex and subtle. I want to suggest that this could be a break out game for Belichick and his young protege Mac Jones at QB. It would take a tremendous effort to overturn the Buccs, but the symbolic dynamic in this game is not overwhelmingly positive for the favourites, but nor is it clearly decisive for the 'dog. The game could be quite a scrap.

Post-match

The scoreline suggests a tight match. The Patriots might have won with a late field goal. Nevertheless, the prediction was correct.

Buccaneers 19 Patriots 17

Bookies 1 Astrologer 2 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 7/11 (64%)
Astrologer 8/11 (73%)

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Münchner Rythmenlehre
« on: October 02, 2021, 06:50:42 PM »
Hi Volker - see the latest screenshot. The novenary is 9 years per house and the quinary is 5 years per house.

I will include the reverse direction too.

Ed

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: October 01, 2021, 07:36:52 PM »
Seahawks @ 49ers (Week 4)

03/10/2021 13:05 Levi's Stadium

I have taken on this match as a challenge. The expert pickers at nflpickwatch are split on this game. 42% favour the Seahawks and 58% favour the San Francisco team. However the bookmakers have the 49ers as favourites. Clearly this match is expected to be close. The question is whether astrology can offer additional clues on the likely outcome of this match.

The 49ers are currently 2-1, the single loss being the tight match with the Packers. The Seahawks are currently 1-2, something of a mixed start to the season. The 49ers are performing well across the board, with midfield rankings in all four areas of play. The Seahawks are more highly rated for offense than the 49ers, but are struggling at the bottom of the league for defense.

49ers - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter remains in Saturn ruled Aquarius and in the bounds of Mars. This places Jupiter, the greater benefic, in the hands of the two natural significators of the underdog - Mars and Saturn. Jupiter is slowing towards its direct station and remains retrograde. It is in the WSH third, a cadent house. It forms a partile trine with Mercury in Libra.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Mars ruled Scorpio, in mutual reception with Mars in Libra. Venus is in the bounds of Saturn. It has a separating square with Jupiter, the 49ers natural significator. It is in WSH twelfth, an uncomfortable place being cadent and in aversion to the WSH first house and seventh house.

Ruler of the First House - Jupiter

The greater benefic's natural signification is fulfilled with Jupiter ruled Sagittarius rising. However, as noted, Jupiter is somewhat compromised by being in the bounds of Mars.

Bound lord - Saturn

The ascendant degree is in the bounds of Saturn, again adding a degree of tension to the astrological picture for the 49ers. Saturn is stationary in the bounds of Mercury in its own sign of Aquarius. Saturn is in the WSH third.

Seahawks - underdogs

NS - Saturn

See Bound Lord of Ascendant for the 49ers. Saturn is probably the most potent planet in this chart, despite its cadent house placement. Saturn as bound lord of the 49ers NC Venus and the ascendant degree seems to establish something of a hold over the 49ers' chances.

NC - Mars

Mars in Venus ruled Libra, making the mutual reception with Venus. Mars is in poor shape dignity-wise, being in detriment and peregrine. However, accidently it is in the succeedent WSH eleventh and as such is much better placed to influence the first and seventh houses.

Mars is combust, being close to the Sun and is fading in power. However it is in the bounds of Mercury, which I think is going to be a decisive factor in this match

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mercury

Mercury is lord of the seventh, since Gemini sets at the time of the match. Mercury is in the bounds of Venus, in Venus ruled Libra. Venus is co-almuten of Mercury with Saturn. Mercury is peregrine, but has a mixed reception with Saturn by exaltation and triplicity because Mercury is in the sign of Saturn's exaltation and triplicity, and Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury. Note that Mercury is partile sextile ascendant and trine descendant.

Bound lord - Mars

Mars is the bound lord of the descendant degree. Mars is the NC of the underdogs. Mars is in the bounds of Mercury, so there is connection established between Mars and Mercury, the ruler of the seventh house, the house associated with the underdogs.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Mars

Aries, the Mars ruled sign, is on the IC. This brings Mars into play as a key significator for the outcome of the match.

Bound lord - Mercury

This is a critical factor in establishing the likely outcome of the match. The IC degree is in the bounds of Mercury. So the outcome is symbolically described by the combination of Mercury and Mars, a pair that are much more closely related to the significations of the Seahawks.

Hour ruler - Mars

Mars comes to the fore again as the ruler of the hour.

Dynamic Factors

About an hour after the match begins, the Moon changes bounds from Mercury to Venus. This may seem to favour the favourites, the 49ers, but we need to recall the condition of Venus in the chart - cadent in the whole sign twelfth, in detriment, in the bounds of Saturn, ruled by Mars.

Other Factors

To unpick this match in detail it's helpful to note some additional factors:

The antiscia of Venus and Saturn, fall on the natal positions of Saturn and Venus respectively. This reinforces the harsh position of Venus, being also in the bounds of Venus.

The antiscion of the Moon falls opposite Mercury. The antiscion of the Moon falls in the bounds of Mars.

The Lot of Courage (Mars' lot) conjunct Fortune in Scorpio (Mars ruled) in the bounds of Mercury. The Lots of Fortune and Courage are close to the midpoint AS/MC.

The Moon is in Virgo, Mercury ruled, in the bounds of Mercury at the start of the match. As noted, it moves to the bounds of Venus in match time. It is not within the moiety of any other planet but will eventually make its way to the sextile of Venus.

Summary

This match chart is full of interesting and complex symbolism. However, my concern with the position of the 49ers as favourites is that a lot of the natural signification is tied to malefic planets, and malefic planets are natural significators of the underdogs.

The bounds symbolism grounds the natural signification and rulership signification, and all of the major symbols associated with the 49ers are closely aligned with malefic planets.

For example, Jupiter (NS and ruler of the first) is in the bounds of Mars; Venus is in the bounds of Saturn; the bound lord of the ascendant is Saturn. Saturn is the most potent planet in the chart, apart from its position in the cadent WSH third. However the third WSH can aspect the first and the seventh, so Saturn can directly impact the match.

The significations of the underdog are closely aligned with the trickster magician Hermes/Mercury. The outcome of the match is symbolised by the the relationship between Mars and Mercury.

My sense is that this match will be filled with Russell Wilson magic and that the Seahawks will overcome the 49ers. With Mercury playing such a prominent role in this match we can expect a lot of twists and turns, surprises, mistakes, moments of genius and plain old blunders. However, with the relationship between Mars and Mercury so clear, the strength and dynamism of Mars should combine with the wiles of Mercury to power the Seahawks to 2-2.

Post-match

The Seahawks won this match so my prediction came good. Unfortunately Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers' QB had to leave the field at half-time with a calf injury. Nevertheless, a good result for the Seahawks to go 2-2 after a slightly shaky start to the season.

Seahawks 28 49ers 21

Bookies 1 Astrologer 2 (astrologer's prediction was correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 6/10 (60%)
Astrologer 7/10 (70%)

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Münchner Rythmenlehre
« on: September 30, 2021, 11:48:07 AM »
Hi Jean and Volker - this is where I'm up to. I just need to add the chart. See screenshot. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Münchner Rythmenlehre
« on: September 30, 2021, 11:37:04 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion Volker, that's very helpful. Ed

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: September 30, 2021, 06:52:51 AM »
Jaguars @ Bengals (30 Sept 2021, 20:20)

The bookmakers have the Bengals as favourites in this match, with home ground advantage as well. The Bengals go into the match 2-1, whilst the Jags are 0-3. The teams are evenly matched statistically, apart from defense, where the Bengals are much more highly rated. The Jags could struggle to score big in this match, and if their defense is leaky, the Bengals should have no trouble dispatching them to 0-4.

Bengals - favourites

Natural Significator (NS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is in Saturn ruled Aquarius, in the WSH tenth (hence angular). It's in the bounds of Mars, the NC of the underdog. Jupiter is retrograde and slowing towards its direct station. It is beginning to fade after it's opposition to the Sun.

Natural Co-Significator (NC) - Venus

Venus is in Mars ruled Scorpio, in the WSH 7 (hence angular) in the bounds of Jupiter, the NS of the favourites. Mars is the NC of the underdog. Venus is square Jupiter, just separating. Venus is still stretching ahead of the Sun, so heliacally rising and becoming brighter in the evening sky.

Ruler of the First House - Venus

See NC.

Bound lord - Venus

See NC

Jaguars - underdogs

NS - Saturn

Saturn is strong in its own sign Aquarius. It is angular in the WSH tenth and elevated. Saturn is in the bounds of Mercury, having just retrograded out of the bounds of Venus. It is slow, and fading, as the Sun catches up with it, and approaching its direct station.

NC - Mars

Mars is in Venus ruled Libra, hence in mutual reception with the NC of the favourites. Mars is in the bounds of Mercury and closely conjunct the approaching Sun, so combust, in the WSH sixth. Mars is disappearing in to the light of the Sun, about to begin a new synodic cycle. Mars is potentially weakened in this condition, but is somewhat redeemed by its mutual reception with Venus. However both planets are in detriment, being in signs opposite to the signs in which they rule.

Ruler of the Seventh House - Mars

The Jags NC rules the seventh house. See above.

Bound lord - Mars

See above.

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Moon

Moon is in the final degree of Cancer, its own sign. During the game it is dynamically involved through sign change and bounds change. Moon will move into Leo and the bounds of Jupiter within the first hour of play. The Moon in Cancer is in dignity and just about to enter the WSH fourth. This dynamic factor suggests a critical stage of play at around 20:53-20:54. Until that time, the Moon is void of course within that sign.

Bound lord - Mercury

Mercury is Venus ruled Libra, retrograde in the bounds of Venus, in the WSH sixth.

Hour ruler - Moon

See Ruler of the IC.

Dynamic Factors

See Ruler of the IC.

Other Factors

Mutual reception between Venus and Mars. Mixed receptions between Mercury and Saturn, and Venus and Mars.

The Lots of Eros (Venus), Courage (Mars) and Victory (Jupiter), for a tight tense arrangement at the beginning of fixed signs. The Lot of Courage is close to the ascendant in the bounds of Venus. The Moon will go on to aspect these points once it enters Leo and the bounds of Jupiter.

Summary

Mercury, Venus and Mars remain the key players here. Both teams have their own NC as rulers and as bound lord. Jupiter, as NS for the favourites is in the bounds of Mars. Saturn, as NS of the 'dog, is in the bounds of Mercury, subject to the wiles of the trickster. Venus and Mars are in mutual reception.

The challenge for the underdogs is the key signification for them - being Mars (NC) and Mercury (outcome) - are in the WSH sixth, in aversion to the first and the seventh WSH houses. This suggests that these planets have limited opportunities to influence the outcome of the match.

Their NS, Saturn, albeit retrograde, is in a better position to influence the match, being angular, in dignity, elevated and in the bounds of Mercury. However it does not have any signification by bound, and relies on the trickster to express its power.

The key signification for the favourites is the NC Venus. Venus is in mutual reception with weakening Mars (being combust), so potentially has the upper hand. It is also angular in the seventh house by whole sign, which makes it angular, along with the NS for the favourites, Jupiter.

I am tempted to say that the angular placement of Venus and Jupiter, and the overall power of Venus, is to the advantage of the Bengals. So the Bengals to win and the Jaguars to go 0-4. This is a very difficult start for rookie QB the well-rated Clemson alumnus Trevor Lawrence.

Post-match

The Bengals came through in this match, although the scoreline suggests a tight game.

Jaguars 21 Bengals 24

Bookies 1 Astrologer 1 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 6/9 (66%)
Astrologer 6/9 (66%)

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Münchner Rythmenlehre
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:09:43 AM »
Hi Volker and Jean - I haven't forgotten about this project. I'm just rather busy at the moment. As soon as I can get back to it I will. Ed

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:26:48 AM »
Eagles vs. Cowboys

This is Monday night's game. The Eagles play the Cowboys who are the home team. The Cowboys are clear favourites, with odds drifting for the Eagles. This means that the bookies are moving behind the Cowboys and downplaying the chances of the Eagles. The Cowboys are relatively weak defensively, but strong in all other areas of the game. The Eagles are very strong on the ground and defensively but are relatively weak offensively and passing. It looks like the Eagles will have to run the ball to win here.

Dallas Cowboys - favourites

Primary Natural Significator (PNS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is in Saturn ruled Aquarius, in the bounds of Mars, in the succeedent WHS 11th.

Primary Natural Co-Significator (PNC) - Venus

Venus is in Mars ruled Scorpio, in mutual reception with Mars in Libra. Venus is in the bounds of Jupiter in the succeedent WSH 8th.

Ruler of the First House - Mars

Mars is in Venus ruled Libra in mutual reception with Venus in Scorpio. Mars is in the bounds of Mercury in WSH 7th.

Bound lord - Jupiter

See significations for PNS

Philadelphia Eagles - underdogs

PNS - Saturn

Saturn is in its own sign in Aquarius in the succeedent WSH 11th in the bounds of Venus.

PNC - Mars

Mars is co-opted by the favourites as ruler of the first (see above).

Ruler - Venus

PNC of the favourites (see above)

Bound lord - Saturn (See PNS for the underdogs)

Outcome

Ruler of the IC - Moon

Moon is in Mercury ruled Gemini, in the bounds of Mars, approaching trine to Mercury.

Bound lord - Mars

See significations for ruler of the first house

Hour ruler - Sun in the bounds of Saturn, close to Mars and the seventh cusp, but Saturn itself is in the bounds of Venus, PNC for the favourites

Dynamic factors

Moon changes bounds in match time from Mars to Saturn, but Saturn is in the bounds of Venus, PNC for the favourites.

Summary

The weight of significations here clearly favour the Cowboys. Although Venus, as PNC of the favourites, is in aversion to the first WSH, it is also in aversion to the seventh WSH, which it rules. Venus' impact on the game seems limited, but its mutual reception with Mars strongly suggests that it works for the Cowboys, as both PNC and being in a Mars ruled sign. The lord of the first house is Mars and, as such, has been co-opted by the favourites, although it is the PNC of the underdog.

The Eagles have the Sun in their house, close to Mars, making Mars combust. However, Mars' kinship with the Sun, both being hot and dry, doesn't seem to undermine the power of Mars, and may, in fact, strengthen its significations. Mercury is also in the Eagles' house, but it is in the bounds of Venus, and Venus is ruled by Mars and is in the bounds of Jupiter. The Eagles' strongest card is Saturn, retrograde in it's own sign in the WSH eleventh, but in the bounds of Venus.

Summary

The astrological significations are clearly behind the Cowboys here, who should prosper at the expense of the Eagles.

https://www.nfl.com/games/eagles-at-cowboys-2021-reg-3

Post-match

A big win for the Cowboys.

Eagles 21 Cowboys 41

Bookies 1 Astrologer 1 (both predictions were correct)

Success ratio:

Bookies 5/8 (63%)
Astrologer 5/8 (63%)

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Planetdance in Action! / Re: NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: September 26, 2021, 07:36:44 PM »
Packers at the 49ers.

In the last Sunday night match the Packers travel to the 49ers stadium. The bookies predict a close match. The Packers odds are odds drifting as I write. The 49ers odds are tighening so the bookmakers are swinging behind the San Francisco team. The Packers are a strong defensive team, but are under-performing offensively, in rushing and passing. The 49ers are a solid team in all areas of the game, with stats that give them a mid-field position relative to their rivals.

Favourites - 49ers

Primary Natural Significator (PNS) - Jupiter

Jupiter is in the bounds of Mars, close to ascendant, having just risen at the start of the match

Primary Natural Co-Significator (PNC) - Venus

Venus is in the bounds of Mercury in Scorpio, a Mars ruled sign, in mutual reception with Mars, in angular WSH tenth

Ruler - Saturn

With Aquarius rising, the 49ers are Saturn ruled, with Saturn in Aquarius in the first WSH. Saturn is in the bounds of Venus

Bound Lord of the Ascendant - Saturn

The rising degree is in the bounds of Saturn, with Saturn in the first WSH in dignity.

Using refined method, Saturn is co-opted for the favourites, being the ruler of the first house and in the first house in its own sign in the bounds of Venus albeit retrograde. Co-option of a rival's natural significator seems to diminish the resources of the opponents, in this case the Packers who are underdogs.

The Packers

PNS - Saturn

For analysis of Saturn in this match chart see above. Saturn is lost to the dog as it is co-opted by the 49ers as favourites.

PNC - Mars

Mars is in Libra, ruled by Venus and in mutual reception with Venus. Mars is in the bounds of Mercury, in mixed reception with Venus by rulership and bound, and in mutual reception by bounds with Venus

Lord of the Descendant - Sun

With Leo setting, the Sun is signification for the Packers. The Sun in the bounds of Saturn in Venus ruled Libra. Sun is in the WSH ninth.

Bound Lord of the Descendant

Mars is the bound lord of the descendant degree, for further significations see PNC for the Packers

Outcome Significations

Lord of the Fourth - Mercury

With Gemini on the IC, the outcome is ruled by Mercury. The degree of the IC is in bounds of Jupiter. Mercury is in Libra, ruled by Venus. Mercury is approaching its station, being very slow in motion and due to retrograde very soon. Mercury is trine Jupiter. All planets are in air signs, except Venus.

Moon, changes bounds quite soon into match from Jupiter to Venus, both natural significators of the favourite. Moon separates from its trines to Sun, Mars and Saturn, and approaches trine Mercury and Jupiter. The Moon is the hour ruler of the chart.

Summary

This is a challenging game to predict. The weight of signification seems to be behind the 49ers as favourites. The PNS of the Packers, Saturn, has been co-opted by the favourites and seems to be working for them. The Packers strongest card is the bound lord of the descendant, being Mars, which is also the bound lord of Jupiter, the 49ers primary significator. However, Mars is in mutual reception with Venus, the PNC of the favourites. The Packers ruling planet, Sun, is in it's fall and in the bounds of Saturn.

The outcome is ruled by Mercury, in the bounds of Venus. With Venus in the bounds of Mercury, there is a mutual reception by bounds between the two of them. This suggests to me that Mercury, for all its unpredictability, works for the 49ers, and with the Packers' strongest significator, Mars, in the bounds of Mercury, with the trickster in mixed reception with Venus, the PNC for the favourites, I am tempted to say that the 49ers will steal the match. Mercury is due to retrograde very soon, perhaps suggesting a reversal of the bookies' fortunes, and that of the 49ers. However the bound lord of the IC is Jupiter, indicating a 49ers victory. The Moon, as hour ruler, is in the bounds of Jupiter, moving to the bounds of Venus in match time, and to the trine of Mercury and Jupiter.

With all planets bar Venus in air signs, the long passing game could be decisive. This pitches the 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo against the evergreen Aaron Rodgers, last year's MVP. With every phase of the game working for the Packers they would be favourites here, but after a stunning GB loss in week 1, the 49ers have more momentum at this early stage of the season.

The Packers could sneak this, but on balance, I think the bookies have this one right, and the 49ers will just prevail.

https://www.nfl.com/games/packers-at-49ers-2021-reg-3

Half-time Report

Packers 17 49ers 7

The 49ers get a last second TD in the second quarter to regain some ground on the Packers. However, it will be an uphill battle here for the SF team. This match is a good test for the interpretation of mutual receptions. I have said that the reception favours the 49ers, on the basis that Venus is the PNC for the 49ers (Venus as PNC for the 49ers in the WSH 10th angular trumps Mars as PNC for the Packers in the WSH 9th ). It's clear that Mercury, Venus and Mars are central to the outcome of the match (bound lord of IC is Jupiter and and Jupiter is in the bounds of Mars. Mars in turn is in the bounds of Mercury, Venus in mixed and mutual reception with Mercury), and on reflection there's no clear reason why the reception shouldn't favour the 'dog. The question is how to determine the priority of Mars over Venus or vice versa.

One option would be to look at the planets' relationship with the angles. In this match Mars is the bound lord of the descendant, clearly for the Packers as this angle is the underdog's primary position. Jupiter, the PNS for the favourite is in the bounds of Mars. Jupiter is also bound lord of the IC. Venus, on the other hand, doesn't feature as a significator for any position, by rulership or bound. Venus is in detriment, being opposite own of its own signs Taurus. Mars is also in detriment, being in Libra opposite one of the signs it rules, Aries. There doesn't seem to be anything to split the pair at this level.

If we look at planetary speed etc, we see that Mars is setting heliacally (losing it's power to the Sun as it is coming to the end of an heliacal cycle) and is moving at its own average speed. Venus on the other hand is fast, distant from the Sun (not combust or under beams) and heliacally rising. Venus is becoming stronger in relation to the Sun. This would be one possibility for determining the relative priority of Mars and Venus.

It may also be of note that the Packers own ruler, the Sun, is in fall in Libra being opposite the sign of its exaltation. Based on this analysis I think I will stand by my original prediction, but the outcome of the match is going to be instructive in the development of this system of sports astrology.

Midway through Q3 the 49ers are back in the match, 14-17 to the Packers.

Post-match

The Packers won, just. The underdog won with a field goal inside the final minute of match. It was pretty clear that this would be a close match based on the astrology. I think the simplest learning point is that the winner must have bound lord symbolism in one of the key positions associated with the match. In this case, the 49ers did not have specific bound symbolism related to one of the angles, either the first, seventh or fourth house cusp. See analysis above relating to Venus and its relevance to the match and the 49ers chances. 

However the bound lord of the IC is Jupiter, indicating a 49ers victory. This sentence is from the summary above. The error here is that Jupiter, correctly identified as the PNS for the favourites, the 49ers, is in the bounds of Mars. Mars, in mutual reception with Venus, creates the significations for the Packers' victory, with trickster Mercury in mutual reception with Venus by bound and mixed by rulership and bound. Mars is bound lord of the descendant, strengthening the Packers' hand. In the end, bound symbolism seems to be decisive, which is where this experiment began with the Euro finals.

So much was right! But the prediction was ultimately wrong.

Packers 30 49ers 28

Bookies 1 Astrologer 1 (both predictions were incorrect)

Success ratio:

Bookies 4/7 (57%)
Astrologer 4/7 (57%)

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