Could the penumbral lunar eclipse be a bad omen for King Charles's coronation?
King Charles's coronation coincides with a lunar eclipse...
Did you know that the coronation coincides with a lunar eclipse? Yes, the King's big day falls on the day after a penumbral lunar eclipse hits our skies, and according to TikTok, this could be a time of great concern.
The King's coronation coincides with a lunar eclipse and TikTokkers are theorizing that it could be a sign of bad things to come, owing to the significance of eclipses in astrology.
One TikTok user, @theholographicmind, summarizes that, "eclipses in early history were associated with rulers and according to Babylonian scholars eclipses could foretell the death of a king and lunar eclipses, in particular, were times of great concern for the current king in power."
She adds that elaborate sacrificial rituals would take place at times of an eclipse in order to protect the king. These would entail another person impersonating the king ready to be sacrificed straight after - eek!
"It wouldn't surprise me if something significant happened during the coronation or within the royal family during that time," the TikTokker concludes.
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But as we all know TikTok should be consumed with a pinch of salt as it's awash with theories and rumors on pretty much every topic, but is there any truth to the lunar eclipse rumor?
We reached out to Inbaal Honigman, one of woman&home's expert astrologers, who kindly offered her expertise on the matter.
"Solar eclipses arrive about twice a year and are extreme New Moons," she explains. "They bring up previously hidden information which allows events to progress faster, and they invite big life changes."
But according to our astrologer, the eclipse at the time of the King's Coronation isn't ill-fated at all. "Quite the opposite," she says. "Lunar eclipses appear during big changes, and a new monarch is exactly that, especially one who would rule over so many countries and territories."
Inbaal tells us that the penumbral lunar eclipse will happen when the Moon is in Scorpio, a sign that loves innovation and thinking out of the box. "The sun sign, would you believe it, of King Charles himself. At the same time, the Sun will be in Taurus, a sign of tradition and wisdom. It was the star sign of the late Queen."
So, royal fans needn't brace for chaos as Inbaal says that what some may consider a bad omen is actually kind of symbolic in a very beautiful way.
"The transition of the Scorpio moon through the Earth's shadow, during the Taurus sun," she reassures us, "is a beautiful celestial symbol of the transition of power between the late Queen and the new King."
Though it remains to be seen what will go down on the day of King Charles's Coronation - according to the stars at least - it looks like it will go off without a hitch.
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
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