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The Astrology of the 2014 World Cup

The England football team (Three Lions) was born with Leo Rising on 5th March 1870 at ‘around 3.00pm’ according to The Guardian football report of its first match against another footballing nation – Scotland. 

There is an 18 degree pattern in the England chart which kicked off in a spectacular way back on 30th July 1966 when West Germany were defeated 4-2.  On the day,  Jupiter at 18 Cancer made a perfect conjunction to the England team’s Uranus at 18 Cancer.  That 18 degree hotspot will  also be activated in the build-up to World Cup 2014 in December 2013 and May 2014.

The England football team. Click to enlarge.

The England football team. Click to enlarge.

 

The 1966 World Cup Final. Click to enlarge.

The 1966 World Cup Final. Click to enlarge.

 

From June 12th through July 13th, when Brazil hosts the Cup England will be enjoying the afterglow of match preparation. What happens in May when Jupiter crosses 18  Cancer seems fortunate and fated.  Here is the horoscope for England, the nation, which ties into that transit. She has  Neptune at 18 Scorpio. Flashback to the magical summer of 1966 – when England won at Wembley, Jupiter at 18 Cancer was exactly trine the nation’s Neptune position. It’s all about 18 degrees for England the team and England the nation.

England UK Union Chart


The summer of 2014 is also timely for other reasons – Jupiter enters Leo for the first time since 1990 when England got to the semi-final. Let’s now look at
 Leo England manager Roy Hodgson, born 8th August 1947. 

He has lucky Jupiter at 18 Scorpio in his horoscope. It makes a perfect trine to Uranus at 18 Cancer in the England team chart and a lovely quincunx to Mercury at 18 Aquarius.  And it triggers the national chart too.

Geoff Hurst in 1966 (Wikipedia)

Geoff Hurst in 1966 (Wikipedia)

Now, time to zero in on  4th July 1990 in Turin.  In the final week of June that year, just before England’s famous semi-final when Gazza cried, lucky Jupiter had passed the magic spot –  18 Cancer – in the England chart. On the day of the semi-final Chiron was at 18 Cancer too. Chiron is a maverick, according to astrologer Zane Stein. Dennis Elwell (The Cosmic Loom) calls him a gadfly and heretic. It says a lot about that particular game.

This 18 degree position of Jupiter in the England chart always kicks off  dramatically during a World Cup because not only was England born with Uranus at 18 Cancer and Mercury at 18 Aquarius, she also the Ascendant at 16 Leo; a triple conjunction of Pluto, Jupiter and the asteroid Panacea at 16 Taurus, Mars at 16 Pisces and Neptune at 17 Aries. England’s fortunes bounce like a ball at 16, 17, 18 and 19 degrees in any World Cup.  When she beat Germany with an incredible 5-1 result in Munich on 1st September 2001, Psyche was at 17 Leo. Diana was at 16 Aries. The Midheaven at the 7.30pm kick-off was at 16 Sagittarius. That’s very close to being a perfect grand trine. Psyche, by the way, is the asteroid which describes immortality. She is the daughter-in-law of Venus. Diana is Jupiter’s daughter. As an asteroid she is a symbol of freedom and independence. Michael Owen, who famously scored a hat-trick for England in the 2001 victory over Germany was born with Diana at 17 Aquarius, locking into the pattern.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final is held on 13 July 2014 at 4.00pm in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Is there anything hooking into that 16, 17, 18 and 19 pattern?

Yes. Uranus the upsetter is at 16 Aries at kick-off. The asteroid Aesculapia which describes resurrection and revival is at 16 Cancer. Another asteroid, Apollo, which describes leaders and heroes is at 16 Virgo. Heavy Saturn is at 16 Scorpio. The maverick Chiron is at 17 Pisces. There is something about this grand final which pushes every button the England team has, no matter if the players are watching from London by that point.

I am certainly no Raymond Domenech. The last time I played football was at the age of eighteen and I was taken off at half-time for daydreaming when I should have been dribbling.  Domenech, the former France manager famously used astrology, to his advantage, making statements like this:  “When I have got a Leo in defence, I’ve always got my gun ready. I know he’s going to want to show off at one moment or another and cost us.” 

All of which brings us back to England’s Leo manager, the team’s Leo Ascendant and the fact that this is a big, dramatic, feelgood summer as Jupiter roars into Leo, weeks after the World Cup Final. You have to wonder what it is about England’s performance in World Cup 2014 that is going to make the team, Roy Hodgson and the nation so elated when Jupiter bounces like a ball at 16, 17, 18, 19 Leo in October, four months after it’s all over.  

Watch December and May if you’re an England supporter. And even if you’re just curious about the way the World Cup can be decided months or weeks before it even starts. When Jupiter crosses that horoscope hotspot in both months, the most fortunate twist of fate is going to help Mr Hodgson and his team with their cup performances.

 

Three lions on a shirt. Jules Rimet still gleaming.

Three lions on a shirt. Jules Rimet still gleaming.

 

This will be the most exciting, amazing, unusual and confronting World Cup in years, according to the horoscopes. Certainly for England.  Mercury is Retrograde during this World Cup  too so expect more than one Kenneth Wolstenholme moment: ‘They think it’s all over…it is now!’  

Even Roy Hodgson is backing African teams rather than England for this one. But nobody should be pessimistic about this World Cup. England will have her 1966 and 1990 hotspot of luck triggered six months and one month before it all kicks off. And what happens in October is magical, not only for the England team, but for Mr Hodgson.

Some predictions for the World Cup 2014 Final? I don’t do horoscope sports betting (if there was a formula then the entire world economy would have collapsed by now). But I do love football and I also love the poetry of astrology.

Uranus in Aries describes a team which is more like a military platoon. This is an aggressive opponent and there will be stretchers. Aries is ruled by Mars the God of War, after all. The game itself will see the world turning upside-down. That is what Uranus does. Though in this case it is the World Cup which will turn upside-down. What fascinates me most about this final is Aesculapia, the asteroid which brings people and situations back from the brink of death. I predict the most miraculous comeback for a player or team which, to all intents and purposes, seems to be ‘over.’ Aesculapia in Cancer brings a resurrection for one intensely patriotic team –  because he’s in Cancer. You would also, by now, looking at the horoscopes of players and managers, and the nation concerned, looking for a 16 degree hotspot. The asteroid Apollo, who is the son of Jupiter, is at 16 Virgo. This is a superstar on the pitch. He is a rock star, hero and leader. If not a captain then the shining star on the day; Virgo suggests someone who is obsessed with his diet and fitness. Finally, we come to Saturn at 16 Scorpio. These are torn-up bets. This Cup Final is above all else, about gambling and big business but Saturn will dole out a very heavy lesson for anyone who puts that above their love of football.

Jessica Adams/Curtis Brown November 19th 2013

 

 

 

 

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