This week the great hordes waited with anticipatory fervor as celeb-royal Kate Middleton (aka Catherine Duchess of Cambridge) gave birth to a baby boy and the future heir to the British throne, continuing Britain’s chain of royals that seem to entrance the world with their influence and celebrity.
Many have heard the story: Kate Middleton, ’a commoner’, was elevated to elite status during the romantic, fairytale narrative of being swept up to marry a Prince of the land. Prince William was young, fresh, and modern, a far cry from his father’s generation and the dark shadow of his mother’s death.
This popularity came at a time when the approval of royalty was at a dangerous low. The role of an elite royalty class – symbols of inherited privilege, and the royals’ own personal finances – largely funded by taxpayers, was being closely examined and questions were being raised about their usefulness in a modern western democracy.
Not unlike the drama surrounding the Royal Wedding in 2011 pairing Kate Middleton and Prince William, this newly born baby has drawn the attention of well-wishers, royal followers, simple gawkers, and irritated naysayers alike. Most importantly, however, the wedding and baby has manifested popularity for the Royals as not seen since before the death of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.
As always, surrounding the birth of a royal, there are symbols, ceremonies and rituals involved.
Son During Moon
The baby boy child was reportedly born via natural birth 22 July 2013, the day of a supermoon.
This month’s full moon falls one day after July’s lunar perigee, which is the moon’s closest point to Earth for this monthly orbit. Astronomers will call this full moon a perigee full moon, but everyone else will call it a supermoon Source
This is an interesting concurrence as the baby’s father, Prince William, was born on the summer solstice (June 21st, 1982), and the baby’s mother, Kate, was born during a total lunar eclipse the same year (January 9, 1982), and are sometimes referred to as the ’Solstice King and his Lunar Queen’.
For those of you wondering if the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton is fated, defying all odds – it’s true! The remarkable birth of Prince William on a Solar Eclipse – meeting of the Sun and the Moon – on the Summer Solstice has dazzled many astrologers for years, as this reflects the “Solstice King” of the old myths of the UK. When studying the chart of Kate, lo and behold, she was born on the Lunar Eclipse just after the Winter Solstice in the same year as Wills!
As many of you who know the basics of astrology are aware, the Sun is the “King” and the Moon is his sacred feminine counterpart. For those of us north of the equator, the Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year and feminine in nature. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and masculine in nature. Eclipses are considered to be the windows or gateways through which we communicate with all that is beyond time and space. Source
Astrologers have pointed out that the end of July is hosting a rare alignment:
Monday, July 29 features an incredibly rare aspect known as a Grand Sextile.
It’s essentially a six-pointed star, or hexagram, comprised of seven planets that form harmonious angles (trines and sextiles) to each other. This synergistic seven are all in “feminine” (earth or water) signs, emphasizing stability, gentleness, love and harmony. Many astrologers view this as the moment our culture will take a step toward embracing “feminine” principles. Source