Dec 24, 2015

Christmas Day 2015: the Coronation of William I Dec 25, 1066

Christmas Day 2015 is the 949th anniversary of the Coronation of William I (William the Conqueror) so why not mark it here at Stars Over Washington in time for tomorrow's celebrations since the Norman Conquest irrevocably changed the course of history and because everyone loves a coronation.

In The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion displays a coronation horoscope but apparently no precise hour of the ceremony is recorded in history. Therefore, 'noon' is the typical fall-back position in such a case which places the Sun (king) at the top of the chart, the most visible point signifying Aspirations and Public Status.

So at noon on December 25, 1066 at Westminster Abbey, London, England, the Moon hung upon a critical 29th degree @29Pis03--anxious to reach the Aries Point of Fame, Recognition, and Prominence but not quite 'there'. However, as a victorious warrior, William's reign might best be described by a Sun Capricorn-Moon Aries personality blend with soldier Mars ruling Aries. Or during his reign, did he exhibit more of a compassionate and sympathetic nature that a Pisces Moon suggests? Hmmm...

Let's briefly compare the Images for Integration for both Sun-Moon blends as given by the Harveys in their useful book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign to see if any seem to apply to the crowning of a new king:

Sun Capricorn-Moon Pisces: "A wine collector uncorks a rare vintage to celebrate a success...A child builds a castle of reinforced concrete...Bilbo in Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. (This hero's journey blend is shared by J. R. R. Tolkein, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Cezanne.)

Sun Capricorn-Moon Aries: "A Roman city-state is attacked by barbarians but its solid walls keep the marauders at bay...An impetuous entrepreneur persuades a conservative banker to back an ambitious project." (This blend is shared by Konrad Adenaur, Albert Schweitzer, and Diane von Furstenberg.)

Now what do you think? For me both blends seem applicable to the event and its long lasting effects and after all, the Moon floated through both Pisces and Aries on Christmas Day 949 years ago (but a Cancer Full Moon this year!) Therefore, I shall forego the either/or decision on the Coronation of William I and simply choose both the Fish and the Ram to go celebrating with the Goat.

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