Gareth Southgate, England’s Finest
The manager of the England football team, Gareth Southgate, is a diplomat, a tactician, a patriot and a leader. He has brought his young team to the final of a major tournament, eloquently defended them from slurs and set an example of gentlemanly behaviour not just just for his players but for the country. He is, it seems, a good man; the antidote to the politicians of our time.
You can see all this in his chart. The North Node makes a conjunction with tactical Pallas Athena in Pisces, the sign of feet (and footballers. It’s opposed by Mars, the athlete, in technical, perfectionist Virgo. (I remember when he missed that penalty. It was so awful.)
He has a lot of planets in Libra, the sign of fairness and diplomacy, including probably the Moon, which would explain his instinct for fairness, and Venus, which would explain his superb people skills, and his sense of style. His Vesta, and possibly the Moon are also directly on the UK Ascendant (2°orb), so his is an image that we identify with. Vesta is an asteroid connected to sports and legacy, which seems fitting.
The planets are certainly smiling on him right now. Lucky Jupiter is just a degree from that Pallas-NN conjunction, and trining his natal Jupiter in intense Scorpio. This is clearly a career high. The king of the solar system is also opposing that Mars though, so that could be some feisty opposition.
As has been pointed out by my colleague, Sally Kirkman, today’s line-up in Leo — Venus, Mars, Moon — bodes well for England, whose symbol is three lions. Astrologer Leah Whitehorse has also progressed England’s chart to find that there’s a New Moon in Leo making a conjunction to Jupiter — another Three Lions.
Sorry Italy, but you’ve won plenty of trophies before, and England’s shelf has been gathering dust since 1966.