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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2022, 08:58:11 PM »
Broncos @ Chargers, 17 October 2022

This is the Monday night game from week 6. The Denver Broncos, favourites from the pre-season, are struggling and travel to Sofi Stadium to play the Chargers.

The prediction is for an upset. However the pundits are strongly in favour of a Chargers' win. Only 6% of pundits give the Broncos a chance.

There is not much to choose between the sides from an astrological point of view. The Chargers have Mars as their ruler, and their bound lord as Jupiter. Importantly Jupiter is rising at the start of the game in its own bound. This should give the Chargers a huge lift and on the face of it they ought to be considered favourites with the greater benefic rising in their house.

Mars is more problematic for the Chargers. It rules Jupiter, but is in Mercury ruled Gemini in the bounds of Saturn. It is well configured in the WSH third. Saturn is the bound lord for the Broncos.

The Broncos out-point the Chargers in the algorithm. They have Venus as their lord, and Saturn as the bound lord of the descendant degree. Venus is in its own sign, but is very close to the Sun, and arguably is losing power as it approaches the solar degree. It is in its own bound, which strengthens its position. Saturn is in Aquarius, a sign that it rules, in the WSH eleventh so it is well configured and it is stationary, giving it intense focus. However it is in the bounds of Jupiter, the Chargers' powerful significator.

Mercury is a secondary significator for the Broncos. It is in its own bound, ruled by Venus. Saturn is the exaltation lord of Libra. This gives it a significant role to play for the Broncos. The almuten of Venus is jointly Venus and Saturn; the almuten of Mercury is Saturn. The almuten of the descendant degree is Saturn.

Saturn is clearly significant for the Broncos, but its association with Mercury points to the Broncos QB Russell Wilson. Saturn gives fortitude and forbearance, but it is also associated with age and aging, slowness, dullness and heaviness. Saturn and Mercury suggest a determined QB that is past his prime.

On balance I will go with my algorithm and predict an upset. However, there is a clear case for the Chargers to win this match, particularly if their defence (Mars) can overcome Wilson (Mercury, Saturn). I would not be surprised if Wilson is sacked multiple times. This match will be useful test of the overall strength of the algorithm and the result may point to some improvements for the latter part of the season.

Postmatch

The Chargers won this game in OT with a field goal.

Final score 19-16.

Experts 1 Astrologer 0

Running total (17 matches)

Experts 10/17 (59%) Astrologer 10/17 (59%)

Best Pickwatch Experts 59/93 (63%)

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2022, 11:45:49 AM »
Another close one Ed. Russ had a great first half but a disastrous 4th quarter. The drop punt in the 4th proved costly for Denver. Anyway your interpretation was spot on even though the end result wasn’t.

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2022, 08:14:01 PM »
Hi there - thanks for the feedback. It's certainly a learning process. There's clearly more at play than is captured by the algorithm so I'm going to have a look at a few other factors. Closeness to the Sun seems to play a role, but only within a few degrees in my view. Saturn is challenging to interpret in these sports charts. Certainly Saturn isn't a natural significator for sports, or at least most sports, which definitely have a Mars, Jupiter quality. Mercury is pretty clearly a symbol for the QB in NFL. Venus is an odd one in this context - NFL is certainly not a Venusian sport, unlike, say, ice dancing. Interesting stuff.


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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2022, 08:21:58 PM »
Bears @ Patriots, 24 October 2022

This game takes the Bears on the road to New England. They are playing the Patriots at home. Neither team has set the league on fire this year. The Patriots are still in transition from the Brady years. The Bears are still one of the most hapless teams in NFL. The Bears have lost three games on the road this year so the omens are not good for them. Having said that, the Patriots are 1-1 at home, so they are struggling too.

The algorithm for this game does give the Patriots, as favourites, a slight advantage. The pundits are all in for the New England team, with 97% favouring them to win. On paper, the astrology supports their case.

However, I think this game is likely to be much closer, and is likely to be tough and physical. The Patriots will have to have be on top defensively to stop the Bears' running game. The Patriots have Mercury as their primary ruler, and Mars is their bound lord. The Bears have Jupiter as their ruler and Mercury as their bound lord as well.

Mercury points us to the QB position, but note that Mercury is beseiged between the degrees of Mars and Saturn. This is an interesting beseigement because all three points form a 'grand trine' in modern parlance. This could mitigate the impact of the malefics on Mercury in this match. Nevertheless, I believe the QBs on both sides are in for a tough match. The game could be dominated by multiple sacks.

Both teams are defensively strong, but the muscle is with the Patriots, with Mars rising in the bounds of Saturn. Saturn is strong in its own sign, in the bounds of Jupiter. Saturn's ownership of Mars gives the Patriots a tough will to succeed in this match. It should be noted that although Saturn is in the bounds of Jupiter (the Bears' ruler), Jupiter is in Aries, ruled by Mars.

Although Mars is peregrine (without essential dignity) it is well dignified by relationship to the Sun and by house placement. This gives it a strong presence in the chart and is probably the decisive factor in favour of the New England team.

Mercury is doubly ruled by Venus, but Venus is in the sign and bounds of Mars, giving the Patriots the edge here. The Moon is partile trine to Mars, another indicator of a Patriots' victory. The Part of Fortune is with Mars. Moon has just finished translating light between Saturn and Mars, across the degree of Mercury.

On balance I think this match will be very tough and physical. I think it will be closely fought. The ground game will determine the winner, with both defenses tested to the limit. Overall, the Patriots will win, but not by much, and perhaps in OT. The game may be very low scoring.

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2022, 11:26:57 AM »
Not the result I was expecting as I picked Patriots in my tipping comp. Gillette Stadium is not the fortress it once was. Bears defense was great as was Justin Fields run offense. Onto week 8, already!

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2022, 11:07:26 AM »
I watched the Dolphins today and they’re exciting to watch with Tua, Hill, Waddle & Mostert. They already have wins against the Bills and Ravens. I would love to see Fins vs Chiefs but that can only happen in the playoffs. I hope you are doing well Ed.

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2022, 10:27:34 AM »
Where are you Ed ?? I hope you are on vacation somewhere relaxing by the water 😉
Stay safe and well. Hope you are back in time for the playoffs.

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2022, 09:08:58 PM »
Hi there - thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately I've been very busy and haven't been able to devote much time to the predictions. I'm still keeping an eye on the NFL so if have time will try some predictions in the second part of the season.

The Broncos look bust! The Packers too! But the Eagles are a real surprise - do you think they can get another SB?

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2022, 10:51:46 AM »
No problem Ed, glad you are doing well. Yeh Broncos are done, so are the Packers. It could quite possibly be the Eagles or even the 49ers, who have been playing well of late. I would love to see the Dolphins make the SB. Take care 😎

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2022, 11:13:11 AM »
Speaking of the Dolphins they play 49ers this weekend. What a great matchup I am really looking forward to how Tua beats 49ers D!!!
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