Oct 21, 2008

Kristallnacht relics found from 1938

Artifacts of Kristallnacht (meaning 'Night of Broken Glass' - broken glass is signified by Saturn-Uranus which are now opposed) have been discovered near Berlin in the state of Brandenburg.

On the night of Nov 9, 1938, a pogrom against the Jews was carried out at Hitler's direction. Over 1,400 synagogues and other religious establishments and businesses across Germany and Austria were destroyed or damaged, dozens of Jews were killed, and thousands were arrested and sent to concentration camps.

In what is thought to have been a dump, journalist Yaron Svoray has discovered relics such as a glass bottle with a Star of David imprinted on it, among other things, and an investigation is in the works which include the efforts of Israel's Ghetto Fighters' Museum.

The world is nearing the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, so I took a look at the chart for 8:53:15 pm CET, Berlin, Germany because the World Point, 00Aries00 was precisely at Midheaven at that moment in history:

ASC 27Can25, Pluto 1Leo30 Rx rising;
Saturn 12Ari17 Rx in 10th house;
Uranus 15Tau46 Rx in 11th house;

Here are the rest of the planets for the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht, in hierarchical order including wounded Chiron:

Sun 16Sco46
Moon 11Gem51
Mercury 4Sag07
Venus 2Sag52 Rx
Mars 9Lib49
Jupiter 23AQ10 (now being transiting by Neptune)
Neptune 22Vir44 (basically this date was a Neptune Return for America with the Gemini Moon conj US n Desc)
Chiron 9Can45 Rx
North Node 17Sco47

As you see, Saturn and Uranus are appr 33 degrees apart and nearing their Great Conjunction of May 3, 1942 (29Tau20 - a 29th degree of crisis.) It may or may not be significant, but '33' is an important number in certain secret societies at least one of which Hitler may have been a member.

Cancer, sign of home and tradition (both of which were wounded that night) is a deeply sensitive placement for Chiron. Richard Nolle says that Chiron in Cancer is attuned to the past and may indicate a folk hero or an infamous legend.

Can we agree as to which figure Kristallnacht reminds us of?

Barbara Hand Clow gives Chiron in Cancer as: a crisis over cultural roots and/or a crisis of personal protection. Obviously, Kristallnacht was both rolled fiendishly into one.

Nolle, in his book, Chiron, goes on to say that "whether applauded or condemned by the judgment of time or their peers, these people believe deeply in whatever they do. Their actions, however controversial, stem from a deep conviction that what they are doing will somehow make this a better world, right a wrong of longstanding, or prepare the way for some brighter day.

Mentors of these people tend to be folklore idols, whose example inspire the native to preserve and promote some cultural ideal.

There is an element of populism...a certain appreciation for values which have their origin in the masses. They are proud of their roots, and yearn to make others appreciate traditional cultural legacies. Whether their lives are public or private, they leave their mark."

Like a Star of David on a glass bottle which turns up 70 years later - in a dump created by a madman on the loose in the Autumn of 1938.

Some natives with Chiron in Cancer include: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Germaine Greer, Marc Edmund Jones, Ringo Starr, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

And here's a quote from author Fyodor Dostoevsky who shares the Sun Sco-Moon Gemini combo of Kristallnacht in his natal chart:

"If the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness."

And sometimes he wears a very silly looking moustache.

2 comments:

Monica said...

Thanks for a very moving post!

jude cowell said...

Monica, you're welcome.

Nov 9 will be here soon and somehow 70 years don't sound to me like it happened so very long ago.

jude