FIFA World Cup 2018 – astrological and astrogeographical data. Astrology, Football, Sports, History and Places: relevant data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia
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The Chart for the World Cup Final
The presence of Moon, Mercury und North Node in Leo the sign of french culture reveals the extremely positive constellations that France has for winning this year´s tournament. The Moon will not change signs from Leo into Virgo before 20:31 – which means that France might lose the final if it comes to penalties but has best aspects to win as long as the moon is in Leo . For the astrogeographical coordinates of Paris (27°Aquarius/28Sagittarius) the moon on the last degrees of Leo will not be void of course.
Brazil (Jupiter in Scorpio), Spain (Venus in Virgo), Germany (Mars on the South Node in Aquarius) are France´s major competitors in the final. England – one of my personal favourites might have the best team in decades and may be a candidate for the final through support from Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. In the final however the Sun at 23°Cancer will be square and in opposition to the astrogeographical positions of London (24°LI & 27 CAP) at the same time making a victory seem improbable. Another top favourite is the team that represents Belgium. For astrogeographical evaluation of the performance of the belgian team consider 8°Scorpio and 22°Pisces as the astrogeographical coordinates of the capital in Brussels.
Astrogeographical positions of the 12 arenas
FIFA World Championship Stadiums 2018 in Russia Astrogeographical positions for local atmosphere (fl 3) and international resonance (fl1).
Use this astrogeographical data for astrological investigation in sports astrology and for predictions of the outcome of matches and for deeper astrological studies.
The positions for field level 3 describe the atmosphere of the twelve sports arenas. For astrological evaluation of these data consider them as indications of the energetical stimulation provided by the construction site. The signs indicate which aspects are supported by the place.
Use my astrogeographical worldmap online service on www.karmap.com to get interpretations for a country`s team, team manager or single key players of a team. Or simply call me in my consultation practice in Berlin.
The political and historical background
The tournament in Russia comes during times of strongest tension and a new climax of the revival of the Cold War after the US government had declared plans to introduce NATO control over Ukraine in 2008 answered by the extensive and highly successful Russian propaganda war promoting a new global neofascist movement and by the illegal occupation of the Krim through Putin`s forces in 2014.
Russia the host of this year`s world championship sees Uranus the planet of self-finding moving over the astrogeographical position of Moscow at 1°-2°Taurus during the tournament. It is Uranus` first return to its position during the Great Purge under Stalin during the mid-1930ies which in economical terms was a time of stabilization for Russian economy. To some extent an effect of economical consolidation can be expected in the nearer future (next 7 years). But political self-liberation and/or an end to the russian propaganda war in support of worldwide neofascism is still not to be expected from this transit. These circumstances provide a highly problematic background for the global football party. But like all sports events there will surely be moments in which a higher spirit of the global unity of the people maybe felt by those who have their hearts open and will not be under the spell of neofascist racism and hate propaganda.
The opening match
No other sportly event of the competition of national teams has such a strong global resonance as the football world championships. According to FIFA sources the 2014 FIFA World Cup reached 3.2 billion viewers – one billion watched the final.
The opening match sees two highly conflicting countries facing each other. Saudi Arabia as the No. 1 top ally of US strategical foreign policies and also the top supporter of the attacks on the russian sphere of interest in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan and top supporter of globalized pseudoislamic terrorism. But the latest development was a new turn in the two country`s relationship through the $3bn arms deal with the consent and apparent mediation of the Trump administration in October 2017.
The fact that it is these 2 out of the 193 UN member states that make the start of the tournament is really fascinating. The morphogenetic fields of the 2 nations will confront each other and emotions will be exchanged. Although that may sound naive this event still may be a good chance for a new way of exchange and some stimulation of new ways of thinking between the 2 nations and the conflicting energies behind their flags.
For evaluation of the outcome of the match I recommend to consider the astrogeographical coordinates of the 2 capitals: Riyadh (7°Leo and 21°Leo), and Moscow (2°Taurus and 12°Cancer) reflected in the square transit of Venus in Leo representing Riyadh and Uranus in Taurus representing Moscow.
The confrontation of global political issues related to this square transit through the emotions of a sportly battle between these two countries may help the whole world in emotionally dealing with the current tension and in digesting some of the negativity, tension or unfelt issues stored in the common unconscious.
Altogether the planetary constellations are highly positive for Saudi Arabia through Venus and the midheaven in Leo – the sign of the Saudi capital. That means that the first half or so may be used to unfold their potentials. But in the course of the match the position of the Leo´s ruling planet the Sun in Gemini and under the rule of Mercury cj. the Moon in Cancer and near Moscow may lead to a situation controlled by the russian team.
Astrogeographically the position of Moscow (fl1) and the stadium (fl3) in Cancer the 12th sign from the Leo coordinates of Riyadh is to be seen as an extreme challenge for the Saudi Arabian team. The team may be deprived of its royalist status and the base of its nationalistic self-esteem. But such twelvth house constellations do not necessarily have to turn out negative if the team is ready to concentrate on the players on the field and leave the nationalistic background behind.
A certain handicap for the russian team may be the threats of doping controls that hang heavily over russian sport. Apart from that a possible hostile interpretation through the referee represented by the opposition from Saturn in Capricorn and in house 2 to the Moon in Cancer.
Spain vs. Portugal on 15 June
The moon on 20° Cancer will be exactly conjunct the astrogeographical position of the spanish capital Madrid (20°Cancer & 15°Sagittarius) indicating an impressive victory of of the spanish team against their portuguese neighbors. A planetary aspect in favour of the Portugese team will be the trine of Mars from 8°Aquarius to the 10°Libra astrogeographical degree of the portugese capital Lisbon (1°Virgo and 10°Libra) which seems to be currently supporting Christiano CR7 Ronaldo`s constellations with Sun and Mercury in Aquarius.
Argentina vs. Iceland on 16 June
Nobody would have expected Iceland to win a qualification group by beating a heavyweight like Croatia. I personally expect a clear victory by the Argentinian team. But still I have much respect for Iceland and am really fascinated by the clash of such different approaches to playing football.
The two capital cities here are Buenos Aires at 21°Cancer and 20°Aquarius for Argentina and Reykjavík at 9°Taurus and 21°Sagittarius for Iceland.
Mars at 8°Aquarius will be in a square to Reykjavík indicating the strongest pressure on the icelandic defense by Lo Celso, Messi and Dybala. Altogether the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires will still be under heaviest pressure during the tournament and the coming years through the opposition of Pluto to the 21°Cancer position. Politically such pressure is actually highly positive because it supports pressure on the government helping the people to achieve changes and reforms in the political system. But the transit is no doubt not perfect for winning a world championship – at least not during its early stage in 2018. The difiiculties Argentina had during the qualification may be understood as an expression of this Pluto transit.
Germany vs. Mexico on 17 June
Mercury at 10°Cancer will enforce the 10° Cancer position of Berlin in an aspect that may provoke a certain naivity but enough communication and a playful approach with a key role for Hummels and Reus in the german team. At the same time Saturn will be in opposition to Berlin putting stress on the german team from the referee and other factors and also from the mexican team`s defense. Mars` trine to the mexican capital from 8°Aquarius stands for support for intense action and counter attacks trough Mexico´s strikers. Although Venus is moving away from the exact square with Uranus her position is still not as positive for Mexico as it will be in the 2nd and 3rd matches of the group stage.
Brazil – Switzerland on 17 June
The positions for the 2 capital cities are 25°Gemini and 20°Aries for Brasilia and 29°Aries and 13°Aquarius for the swiss capital Bern.
The alertness of the swiss players and their readiness for competition and sudden, fierceful attacks will be supported by Mars in Aquarius near the astreogeographical position of the swiss capital Bern. Jupiter at 13° Scorpio will put the resonance of the swiss team`s supporters and national topics under pressure in a square position from 13°Scorpio. Another interesting constellation will the opposition of the half sum between Moon and Venus in Leo to the swiss capital indicating the battle between the brazilian strikers attacking the swiss fortress from the left and right wings.
The Moon at 20° Leo in exact trine can be understood as a constellation of intense support for the brazilian team and single players giving Willian born with sun in Leo and Neymar born with Sun in Aquarius the key roles among the brazilian players in this match.
Tunisia vs. England on 18 June
I want to state that personally I`m a big supporter of the english national team since Frank Lampard wasn`t awarded his regular goal against Germany during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and for several personal reasons.
The capitals represent by the two teams are Tunis located at 3°Gemini and 18°Libra and London at 24°Libra and 27°Capricorn.
The current transit of Mars in Aquarius and in a trine to the tunisian capital`s 3°Gemini coordinate is a supporting factor for the Tunisian capital and a highly positive aspect for the countrys in several ways. The position of the Moon at 5°Virgo in a square to Tunis during the match is an aspect of high tension for the tunisian team, indicating that the teams training conditions, financial potential and other conditions are not perfect.
Lilith the planet of unconscious and neglected aspects will be in transit of the astrogeographical coordinate of the british capital all troughout the 2018 tournament indicating a period in which the british capital goes through a process of having to face neglected aspects of its own past and self-image. For the british team this could provide the chance for a real bg change in their outlook and self-image of the “Football England” they represent. I personally have the impression that the young, multicultural and football orientated english team is a really positive and possibly the best possible approach to a successful performance in this year`s World Cup. Players with multinational roots representing neglected aspects of national identity could help the team in not feeling alienated on the European continent – a major problem for english national teams in the past. This is how Lilith`s conjunction with London could be a supporting aspect for the british team.
Argentina – Croatia on 21 June
One of the top events during the group stage of the whole tournament will be the matche played between the Argentinian and Croatian teams. The two capital cities here are Buenos Aires at 21°Cancer and 20°Aquarius for Argentina and Zagreb at 11°Pisces and 12°Leo for Croatia.
The Moon in the very haeart of Libra the sign of midfielder geniuses, beautiful play and beautiful players may provide the best possible aspect for a match between the superfine players of these tow teams as long as the two teams will not engage themselves in heavy massacres of revenge fouls.
Mercury on 17°Cancer will be approaching the astrogeographical position of Buenos Aires supporting improvements in the argentinian play, tactical performance, communication and capacity of finding solutions. As Pluto the planet of profile neúrorsis at 20°Capricorn will be in nearly exact opposition to the capital Buenso Aires througout the whole of the torunament the Argenbtinian team has to deal with severe problems from the apparent invincibilty of its opponent`s defense. A possible solution for that problem may be delivered through the Moon in Libra by supporting the team play instead of projecting too much responsibility on superstar Lionel Messi. Aries the sun sign in Lionel Messi`s birth chart will be under pressure from the square position between Mercury, Moon and Pluto. It is therefore advisable to help Messi unload the profile neurosis of having to fullfill his superior role as the best player on the planet at any moment in any match.
The Croatian capital will be supported energetically by the superfine conjunction of heavyweight Venus at 10°Leo with Zagreb`s 12° Leo coordinate during the climax of the group stage and to some extent also during the knockout stages of this year`s tournament. At the same time Jupiter`s square to Zagreb from 13°Scorpio is currently putting the croation capital under intense pressure. There is the chance that this pressure could be unfolded in a positive way if any corruption of political institutions would be openly criticized and a political transformation of nationwide institutions be allowed. As an effect of that the croation team could be energetically supported by this aspect of tension.