So on Friday I cast a contest horary asking, "Will the Packers win on Sunday?" The chart was very similar to the Rose Bowl chart (see previous posts), so it looked like a clear loss for the Packers. Cancer rising makes the Moon our team and Saturn the opponent. Moon has no dignity and is cadent. Saturn is exalted and better placed in the 5th. The nodes are within a degree of Asc/Dsc axis, with South Node in the first house. But for some reason, I just didn't trust this chart. I'd thought of asking the question days before and didn't, and I'm only recently a fan this year. Is my horary valid? Or did I just not want to see a Packers loss?
No problem really, since we can always cast the kickoff chart to confirm--and so I did. We are at halftime now. Here is the kickoff chart, set for today, 1/23/11, at 2:06 p.m. CST in Chicago, IL:
This is a confusing chart. Packers are three- to four-point favorites so win, so they get Lord 1, Mercury. Bears get Lord 7, Jupiter. But look at the 10th and 4th houses--same planets. Lord 10, Packers victory, should be Jupiter but we can't use it, because Jupiter is already signifying the Bears. Same with Lord 4: Mercury should be Bears victory, but it is already in use representing the Packers. South and North nodes are still in first and seventh houses, respectively, but not in the signs on the cusps, so not as important.
Following the rules for these sports event charts, we must look mostly to the Moon (as flow of action) and Fortuna (the prize) for the answers. This isn't clear to me, either. Moon is in the sign and exaltation of Mercury, which could favor the Packers. It is just two degrees 22 minutes from an aspect to Jupiter, but to join with Jupiter it must change signs--which isn't supposed to count. Its antiscion is just 2.22 degrees away from Jupiter, but does that count? I'm not sure.
The only bodily aspect that will perfect in this game is the square between Mercury and Saturn. Saturn is the dispositor of Fortuna, which could favor the Packers. However, it is a square and Saturn usually has a nasty influence.
I have to make a call one way or another, especially as the game is back in play after halftime by now! I'll say Packers win because of the aspect between Mercury and Saturn as dispositor of Fortuna. In about an hour and a half, we'll see if this is right!