"Did you predict a Packers win?" (This from my husband.)
"Wow, you lucked out on that one."
It's true; I wasn't at all secure in my prediction, and the Packers were not playing as well as they did last week. I'm sure I wasn't the only Packers fan with nerves on edge!
Now that we know the outcome, let's review the astrological reasoning. In event charts cast for the start of games, many rules of horary get thrown out the window. Forget essential dignities, forget accidental dignities, Frawley teaches us. The placement of Lords 1 and 7 did not tell us anything. We couldn't look to Lords 10 and 4 because they were already in play. So we had to find the answer using the Moon and Fortuna. The Moon at 27.38 Virgo does not make any bodily aspects before it changes sign. It's in the sign and exaltation of Mercury, which favors the Packers. Mercury connects with Saturn in its role as dispositor of Fortuna at 23.43 Aquarius, which brings the Packers to the prize.
The more curious question to me know is why the contest horary was wrong--or, rather, my analysis of it. The evidence seemed overwhelming: Lord 1, Moon, weak and badly placed. Lord 7, Saturn, strong and better placed. Fortuna in Capricorn favoring Saturn. Nodes conjunct the Asc/Dsc with South Node in the first house.
All I can come up with is that Saturn is in station--about to come to a halt--which makes it vulnerable. And Lord 10, Packers win, is still in Pisces and so has essential dignity and and accidental dignity in the 10th.
Whatever the reason, I'm glad the Packers won. Super Bowl, here we come!