WILL CROATIA WIN TONIGHT?

Group C remains wide open following the opening round of fixtures, but an opening success has Croatia setting their sights on the quarter-finals. Slaven Bilic's side made the perfect start to their Euro 2012 campaign on Sunday as they swept past the Republic of Ireland 3-1.

They are, however, aware that their next two games pitch them against the World Cup winners from 2006 and 2010 - starting with Italy on Thursday. Croatia knows victory over Italy would see them progress out of a strong group.

"Will Croatia win tonight?" - this was a question posed by "ribica38", a Croatian fan, in the Horary astrology section of the "Forum.hr" which was posted a few hours before the match.

Here is the chart cast for date, place and time of when "ribica38" asked the question:

After looking at the chart I left the following post:

I think Croatia will not win, because the Moon is VOC and in the 8th house: this placement rarely gives a successful and happy outcome of the question. But I think they will not lose either and here is why:

The team the querent supports is given the first house, as an extension of the self, in the same way that the querent would say "we won", despite not playing him or herself. So, therefore, the ASC ruler, Mercury, represents Croatia. Their oponent (Italy) is represented by the 7th house ruler, Jupiter.

Diferences in accidental and essential dignities are not very great. That usually means match will end as draw. We can see that Jupiter goes to conjunct the South Node. However, the orb is is too wide (4°24') to be able to say that Italy will lose. If the orb was less then 3° we could predict that Italy would lose, but we cannnot, because it is greater.

It is important to note that Croatia's ruler, Mercury, exalts Jupiter which is Italy's ruler. This means that the Croatian team thinks that Italy is the better team but with that attitude it is more likely that Croatia will not win.

AFTER THE MATCH

On 14. June 2012. on the http://www.goal.com website you could read the following:

"Italy 1-1 Croatia

Croatia came from behind to secure a vital 1-1 draw with Italy at Euro 2012 on Thursday to set up an exciting final round of matches in Group C."

HORARY SPORTS ASTROLOGY