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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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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2022, 08:15:52 AM »
Chiefs @ Broncos, 11 December 2022

I had to take a break from the NFL predictions because of workload. However, I'm going to aim to do a couple of predictions a week during the tail end of the season.

This is a week 14 game between the high-flying Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, and the plummeting Broncos, led by Russell Wilson. The Broncos high hopes at the beginning of the season have come to nothing and they languish at the bottom of the league, being 3-7. The Chiefs are league leaders being 7-3.

The Pickwatch experts favour the Chiefs to win at 100%! Precisely zero experts believe the Broncos can win.

I have reverted my algorithm to a previous version. I fiddled around with the algorithm in the early part of the season and I'm not sure that the changes were that helpful.

In this match, the Chiefs have Venus as their ruler and bound lord; the Broncos have Mars as their joint lord.

Unfortunately for the Broncos, the astrology is unequivocal - the Chiefs are going to win this. Mars is retrograde and not configured with the horizon being in WSH 2. Venus, on the other hand, is direct in WSH 9, closely trine the ascending degree.

Unless the Broncos are a complete surprise today, the Chiefs should be able to rack up an easy win.

Postmatch

It doesn't look like it was an easy win for the Chiefs, but, nevertheless, they came out on top.

Final score 34-28.

Experts 1 Astrologer 1

Running total (18 matches)

Experts 11/18 (61%) Astrologer 11/18 (61%)

Best Pickwatch Experts 59/93 (63%)

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2022, 08:34:18 AM »
Dolphins @ Chargers, 11 December 2022

This is another week 14 match up between the Dolphins, who are doing well this season at 8-4, and the frustrating LA Chargers at 6-6. The Chargers seem to be one of those teams that can never quite put together a season defining string of wins. The Dolphins have flourished with Tua Taigovailoa under centre.

The pundits favour the Dolphins over the Chargers at about 4 to 1. This is understandable given the relative form of the teams. However, the astrology throws up a surprise with the Chargers coming out on top.

The Dolphins have Mercury as their ruler, and Saturn as their bound lord. Saturn is well configured in the WSH 9th, and is in dignity. Mercury is ruled by Saturn, the Dolphin's bound lord, but is in the bounds of Jupiter in the WSH 8th. This suggests QB challenges for the Dolphins may be decisive in their game.

The Chargers have Jupiter as their ruling planet, exactly square the horizon in the WHS 10th. This alone should be a decisive indication of the Chargers' threat. The also have Mars, their bound lord, in the Dolphins' own house, albeit retrograde. This is not a game breaker as I am not sure that retrogradation is a decisive factor in sports astrology.

The astrology seems pretty clear - Chargers to win, with a combination of superior offensive play (Jupiter) and powerful defense (Mars). I'm going to call this one against the pundits.

Postmatch

The Chargers won this game - a big call for astrology that paid off.

Final score 23-17.

Experts 0 Astrologer 1

Running total (19 matches)

Experts 11/19 (58%) Astrologer 12/19 (63%)

Best Pickwatch Experts 59/93 (63%)

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2022, 08:55:46 PM »
Patriots @ Cardinals, 12/12/2022

MNF comes to Glendale, Arizona, as the Cardinals host the Patriots. Neither team has set the league alight this year, and they are pretty evenly matched. The Patriots are the much tougher team defensively so have an edge on this side of the ball. The Pickwatch pros prefer the Patriots to win, at a rate of around 2 to 1.

The astrology of this match is difficult to judge. The algorithm points to a Cardinals' upset. They have Saturn and Mercury in their corner. Saturn is in dignity and Mercury is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. Mercury is in the 'dog's house. Saturn is in the ineffective WSH 8th. Not bad, but nothing here is going to set the match on fire. The QB, Kyler Murray, is likely to be decisive if the Cards are going to win (Mercury in WSH 7th).

The Patriots have some difficult placements. The Moon is the ascendant ruler, and Mars is bound lord. Neither planet is well placed - Mars is in the WSH 12th and Moon is in the WSH  2nd. The planets are not configured to the horizon. The Moon is in the bounds of Saturn, and Mars is ruled by Mercury, being in Gemini - remember Saturn and Mercury are the Cardinals' planets. However there is an exact sextile between Moon and Mars. If these planets sat in a better relationship with the horizon I would have no hesitation in saying the Patriots would win. Partile aspects are usually decisive in this system.

I am going to have to go with the algorithm, and say this match is heading for an upset. However, this is a difficult match to predict astrologically. The Patriots will have to turn it on defensively to win; the mercurial Kyler Murray, the Cardinals' QB, will have to have a good game to turn over the Pats.

Postmatch

The Patriots came through in this game. Kyler Murray had to be taken off the field very soon in the game, with a likely season-ending ACL injury. My sense, looking at the astrology, was that without Kyler the Cards would struggle to win.

Final score 27-13.

Experts 1 Astrologer 0

Running total (20 matches)

Experts 12/20 (60%) Astrologer 12/20 (60%)

Best Pickwatch Experts 139/206 (67%)

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2022, 06:25:43 PM »
49ers @ Seahawks, 15/12/2022

The first week 15 match is between potential SB contenders, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks. The Niners are 9-4 and the Seahawks are 7-6, so both teams are in positive territory in terms of win-loss performance.

The 49ers have the Moon as ascendant ruler and Venus as bound lord. Neither planet has any dignity. However both are well configured to the horizon, with Venus being extremely close to the underdog's angle. In John Frawley's system, Venus's proximity to the 'dog's angle bodes very well for the favourite. My system does not apply this principle directly, but does recognise that Venus is in the enemy's territory.

The Seahawks have Saturn as descendant ruler and Jupiter as bound lord. Jupiter is in the bounds of Saturn and well placed, high in the chart, in the WSH 9th. Saturn, although in dignity, is in the WSH 8th and thus not configured with the horizon.

The Seahawks have the edge in terms of the algorithm and should be favoured to win this match. This is not outside the realms of possibility, as the 49ers have significant injury concerns. Overall the Seahawks have outperformed expectations this year with Geno Smith as Russell Wilson's replacement. However, the prominent placement of the 49ers' bound lord right on the descendant, would be seen in Frawley's system, as powerful testimony in favour of the 49ers. If the Niners triumph, I will have to give thought to the proximity of rulers to the horizon.

Again, the Seahawks are favoured to win so I will go with that, but sense says that the Niners are more likely to triumph, especially with Venus at the heart of the Seahawks' angle. I'll be interested to see how this works out.

Postmatch

The 49ers came through in this match, comfortably in the end. Their rookie QB Brock Purdy gave a good account of himself. The value of a significator close to the horizon (within 3 degrees) needs some close examination.

Final score 21-13.

Experts 1 Astrologer 0

Running total (21 matches)

Experts 13/21 (62%) Astrologer 12/21 (57%)

Best Pickwatch Experts 139/206 (67%)

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Re: NFL - 2022-2023 Season - Predictions
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2022, 03:01:42 AM »
Happy to see you posting again Ed. 2/3 great comeback 👍
Wow 49ers looking like SB contenders and with a third-string qb.