A Fuss for Friday February 13, 2015
by Jude Cowell
Surrounded by superstition since the 19th century and even earlier, Friday the 13th is the most feared date in history, perhaps seconded by the Ides of March.
Promoted in such novels as Friday the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson (1907), the date is considered by many to be linked to King Philip's mass arrest of Knights Templar--including Jacques DeMolay--on Friday October 13, 1307, ostensibly to avoid the crown's debts owed to the Templars whose pioneering banking prowess may be the model of, if not the basis for, the world's current usurious central banking criminality and power-grabbiness.
And of course, the number '13' is well known for its numerology symbolism and is usually considered to be *unfortunate though occult sources such as Isidore Kozminsky say it's a number of regeneration, unity, and prosperity. Some of the negativity cast upon Friday the 13th may arise from the crucifixion of Christ on a Friday, the day of preparation prior to the Sabbath Day when mankind is advised to rest and hold sacred from mundane work (according to the Fourth Commandment of God). From my own church experience, I am shown that the Sabbath Day is a 24-hour 'window of time through which we may see Eternity', a description that astrologers and others can appreciate since our work with cosmic cycles makes obvious that 'every 7th day is the 7th day' back to the original--the number a day occupies in the weekly cycle does not change even if its name changes from one culture to another. But I digress. Or do I?
If not, then perhaps there is something to the repetition of the number 13 in a calendar just as a degree is sensitized and thus emphasized by an eclipse manifesting upon it. Such is the case when we look at a sunrise horoscope set for Paris on October 13, 1307 (the mass arrests of Templars began at dawn with 'Paris' as a symbol of France) for some interesting chart factors pop out:
Sun and Ascendant 27Lib08 followed by Midas 28:24 (the Templars?), Mercury 11Sco24, Uranus 11:41, Neptune 12:17, and Saturn 14:01 conjunct Fixed Star Agena (Beta Centaurus: 'the pain of learning'), all in 1st house (Placidus). Agena is an interesting star though not always used and is the 'partner star' of Toliman (aka, Bungala; Alpha Centaurus). Both stars relate to education, learning, and sacrifice at an altar; aligned they point toward the Southern Cross. One of the charges in court used against the Templars was that they practiced unholy rites such as sacrificing on an altar dedicated to demonic forces (Pope Clement V was plotting from his lair in Rome) rather than to Christ.
For more on such stars as Agena and Toliman, see Brady's Predictive Astrology.
Also rising in the 12th house of Karma, Self-Undoing, and Politics, is the North Node of destiny @13Lib44 Rx, so recently conjoined by the current NN, the head of the dragon. In fact, today, on this particular Friday the 13th, transiting NN @11Libra conjoins the 1307 date's Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse degree of 11Lib34 in 12th house and although I've searched online and elsewhere, the Saros Series for that Solar Eclipse has not been located--that bit of information seems to be missing. However, the Solar Eclipse in Libra did occur on October 7, 1307 ("Saros 42" say websites but not the number I need for its themes) and was preceded two weeks earlier by a Lunar Eclipse on September 22, 1307.
So let's consider a few factors in the October 13, 1307 chart with its foursome of planets rising in the occult sign of Scorpio: Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn, the last a triple conjunction of heavy hitters. As you know, Uranus and Neptune are The Enlightenment pair which last met in Great Conjunction three times in 1993 at and around 18 Capricorn (POLITICAL POWER in the Sabian Symbols) during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Their last exact conjunction on Oct 24th forms the basis for a modern 'New World Order' natal horoscope often referred to by yours truly primarily because the symbol for 18 Capricorn is descriptive of what is being negatively and progressively implemented in the realm of Politics: "smug or strong-armed paternalism"--Jones. In the chart, the Scorpio foursome of 1307 falls between 1993 Sun and Mars in 10th house (Washington DC).
October 13, 1307 sunrise 6:34:10 am LMT Paris, France: Hour of Venus, the chart-ruler @22Virgo in 11th House and Dispositor of the Moon in Taurus
In the 2nd house of Money and Values is banker planet Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker on a Sacred Quest; Scorpio planets Mars and Pluto are in Capricorn and Aquarius, respectively, in 3rd and 4th houses. The first pair of planets to rise are Mercury and Uranus denoting potentials for intuition, astuteness, nervous haste, inventiveness, shrewdness, revolutionary spirit, a scattering of energies, brutal frankness, upset, contradiction, physics and math, the spinal cord, and "too many irons in the fire"--Ebertin. Note that the Templars were tortured into confession with methods repeated during The Inquisition and by the US and others in our era.
The intense Mercury-Uranus conjunction of 1307 was spotlighted (however dimly) on November 3, 2013 by what I've termed the "Illumination Eclipse" due to its initial manifestation containing a trine between the Illuminati-Enlightenment-Age of Reason planets, Uranus and Neptune (Science blends with Religion though some call it Faith).
The November 3, 2013 Solar Eclipse occurred @11Sco15 with Lord Saturn @13Sco52--near its 1307 degree (basically a Saturn Return for the 1307 mass arrests) in the 16 North Saros Series with themes of 'sudden release of unconscious material; illumination of ideas that can be acted upon; a sense of inspiration and deep insight'--Brady). Eclipse Mercury Rx and NN conjoined @7Scorpio---all in the 12th house when the chart is set for Washington DC, our capital city built upon Sacred Geometry principles using the ancient Megalithic Yard system of measurement.
Next up in the 1307 horoscope is the Saturn-Neptune pair indicating such apt potentials as suffering, asceticism, renunciation, readiness for sacrifice, foresight, dual characters, lower vs higher natures (idealism vs materialism), a methodical execution of plans, painful and tormenting inhibitions, painstaking efforts, distrust, peculiar temperaments, poor-sick-depressed people. Saturn-Neptune forms the 'illness axis' of any horoscope. (All planetary pair info paraphrased from Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences).
In closing, I shall add that at sunrise on October 13, 1307, the 7th house Moon @12Tau59 opposed the Scorpio planets. This gives a Sun Libra-Moon Taurus Venusian atmosphere to the day with an Air-Earth quality that 'observes, thinks, plans a course of action, then acts' (Harvey) and this may refer to the monarch of France and the Pope but also to the Templars who escaped the purge---some say first to Scotland and then on to the what was to become America, the Utopian 'New Atlantis' envisioned by Sir Francis Bacon (Tudor), Bartholomew Gosnold (who sailed to Jamestown), Adam Weishaupt (founder of the Bavarian Illuminati on May 1, 1776), and others of the anti-democratic, anti-ownership, anti-religion, anti-government Illuminati persuasion.
And of course, goddess Venus can be extremely vengeful and when last to rise before the Sun (oriental) as in 1307, denotes those who work with very valuable things such as gold, silver, and gemstones.
Well, there you have it, friends, my fuss for this Friday the 13th, 2015. If this post contains any useful or curiously interesting information for you, do consider me quite pleased!
*In his The Symbols and Meanings of Numbers, Kozminsky adds the occult symbol for '13' is A Skeleton with scythe (Death) reaping down men which certainly applies to actions stemming from the arrests of October 13, 1307. He also mentions that "a crowned head of a man has fallen at the point of the scythe", a picture worthy of correlation with certain historical events for those who may be curious about events such as the French Revolution and the beheading of King Louis XVI which was apparently enacted as revenge for the execution of Jacques DeMolay.
"Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder." - George Bernard Shaw, 1903.