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Showing posts with label ancient history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ancient history. Show all posts

Mar 15, 2023

On the Assassination of Julius Caesar

Ides of March: The World's Most Famous Assassination

Vincenzo Camuccini, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The vicious Assassination of Julius Caesar presents a harrowing and historic tale of betrayal and primal violence which played out in Rome's Theatre of Pompey on March 15, 0044 BC. Below is displayed a Horoscope set for that date at the speculative hour of 'noon'; you'll note that then-invisible Pluto, planet of death, assassination, and sabotage is prominent by being Station Direct at a critical 29th degree of mutable, Mercurial Gemini, not known as the most loyal of signs.

Also of interest is unaspected Neptune, planet of secrecy and confusion, for it is apex of the midpoint of the revolutionary pair of violence Uranus-Pluto ('collapse of the old order-construction of the new' - R. Ebertin) so that uncertainty, insecurity, nervousness, and even neuroses are suggested; and if you doubt that stationing Pluto is involved with this ancient crime, check him out as apex of a double T-Square listed on the chart, upper right:

For the curious, the birth data for Julius Caesar: July 12, -100 Rome; notably, his Uranus Rx @27Cap29 is the unpredictable planet of shock, attack, and chaos. Plus, there's a midpoint picture operative throughout the day of his birth, Mars-Saturn ('death axis') = Neptune (loss): "waning powers; undermined vitality; mysterious death" - R.E.

Now as you know, this historic murder is the event that spawned the infamous "Ides of March" warning that the world has been cautioned to 'be beware of' through the centuries. And obviously, any dream Caesar may have entertained of becoming a permanent dictator ended on that day via his 23 stab wounds even though he was appointed early in 44 BC as "dictator in perpetuity'. Was this the crux of the matter?

Then significantly, the first known post-mortem (autopsy) determined that he died from blood loss due to his wounds, and this, after wife Capurnia's dream that morning of his death caused her to beg him to skip the Senate meeting that day. Initially, Caesar delayed but at some point was persuaded to attend, and thus the assassination was perpetrated. Note that the Wikipedia link, above, provides a list of the conspirators, murderers who fled the city after their heinous deed was accomplished.

Meanwhile, the populace of Rome was not amused nor favorably impressed by the assassination of their Emperor Julius Caesar - some citizens were angry, and the 'rallying around' the murderers failed to materialize.

So looking back from our distant perspective, it's understandable that the death of Julius Caesar marked a major turning point in the history of Rome, and not necessarily in the ways that his assassins had expected.

But isn't that the way with erratic reformer Uranus? That unintended consequences always result from chaotic Uranian actions with outcomes that are impossible to control.

Related is a previous post displaying the historical horoscope of the Roman Empire: Birthday of the New Order (Campion #255: January 13, 0027 BC; noon may be used).

May 14, 2018

Historical Horoscope: The Battle of Agincourt

When History Meets Astrology!

The decisive English victory by Henry V against the French king at the Battle of Agincourt (Azincourt) on October 25, 1415 has held an understandable fascination for many people through the centuries. This fascination I also felt but little did I know until recently that a Strickland fellow was on the scene and fighting for the winning team, one Thomas de Strickland. Earlier alternate spellings of this venerable name include de Strykland.

UPDATE Feb 10, 2022: The legend goes that Sir Thomas de Strickland, carried the banner of St. Andrew at the battle.

Morning of the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415

By Sir John Gilbert (1817 - 1897) {Public domain}, via Wikimedia Commons

So considering my liking for setting up Historical Horoscopes, I thought it might be cool to set up a chart for the Battle of Agincourt, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France. As for the timing of the battle's start, one source says that 'three hours after sunrise, still no fighting' and of course it had rained the night before so mud was in abundance (and helped the outnumbered Englishmen to win, plus, they skillfully utilized their longbows; Henry's strategy won the day, as you know). According to several accounts, Henry gave the order to advance at or about 11:00 am so the horoscope is set for that time. As you see, 7th house Saturn is at Station Rx in tribal Cancer as the Order of Chivalry, so popular in France, is disrupted forever by Henry and his men, and a new age begins. Jupiter (the general) in authoritative Capricorn rises in 1st house, is chart ruler (battle ruler), and represents Henry, the victor. Note, lower left, that Jupiter makes only one applying Ptolemaic aspect, an opposition to watery Neptune Rx, muddy details penned on.

Now this chart shows the modern planets added, of course (I can't resist!) and if we count rebellious Uranus there's a YOD pattern of crisis/special task/turning point with its apex karmic Saturn in Cancer which denotes 'aggravating circumstances via family ties' which I believe there were due to a certain brother arriving late to the melee. That Saturn is the apex planet of this configuration marks it as a doubly fated YOD and shows that perhaps the French may not have been as prepared for battle with Henry as they could have been--or simply that they were overly limited by their strong adherence to the Age of Chivalry while Henry and his army ignored such 'niceties'. Yes, Agincourt was the end of 100 years of war and there's warrior Mars at the apex of a dynamic T-Square between Pluto and North Node, an indicator of 'violence, brutality, and the misfortune to be placed in someone else's hand or power' (Ebertin).

If you wish, please enlarge the horoscope to read my scribbled notes concerning this Hour of Mars, the warrior:

Shown just below the Descendant (27Gem20) are Pluto and the Prenatal Solar Eclipse of the Battle, a Total Eclipse @23Gem53 in the 12 South Saros Series. However, this must be a 12 Old South series since 12 South didn't begin until September 19, 1541. Therefore, I can only add details on a Solar Eclipse in Mercury-ruled Gemini which, for karmic progress to be made, must include versatile, fluid expressions and logic without the negative qualities of Gemini such as duplicity, superficiality, and caprice. In Gemini, this also involves the gathering of information, and near the 9th house Mercury I have penned, "an informant?" for the Midheaven (Goal Point) contains the Sun-Mercury midpoint and the Sun is on the level of leadership, ruthless Henry, while messenger Mercury is on the 'French side' of the chart.

Plus, the addition of powerful Pluto (21Gem24 Rx) so near the Solar Eclipse denotes potentials for 'criminal offenses' so common in war and/or 'a charismatic leader of the masses' (Lineman). Pluto in Gemini reveals 'ruthless behavior with regard to society or the social order' (Ebertin) which the Battle of Agincourt certainly was as evidenced by the world-changing results of this brutal event.

Now for the curious who have time to spare, here' a Timeline documentary on The Battle of Agincourt.

Sep 9, 2015

Sacred Geometry Explained - video (and: DC's Chamber of Secrets)

As many of you know, Washington DC, the place most of the horoscopes published on Stars Over Washington are set for, was built based on universal measurements used by our Creator. Though Sacred Geometry is usually credited in the West to Freemasonry it is actually 'older than the hills' and dates back as far as our imaginations stretch and beyond. The megalithic measuring system was employed by the designers and builders of Washington just as with henges and other ancient buildings, monuments, and standing stones.

Parts 1 and 2 (unless removed for some reason):

For more information on such topics as the Megalithic System of Measurements (based on the 366-degree circle) visit Washington DC's Chamber of Secrets.

Sep 5, 2015

Nikola Tesla - The secrets hidden in the pyramids of Egypt - video (w/ Astrology added)

Presented here are some of the more intriguing theories about the true purpose of the Great Pyramid (not a tomb for pharoahs!) along with ancient Egyptian links to one of my favorite historical figures, the Uranian genius, Nikola Tesla:

"I don't care that they stole my idea...I care that they don't have any of their own." - Nikola Tesla

Wonder if Tesla was referring to thieves like inventor Thomas Edison and his financier J. P. Morgan?

Related: Tesla's Sun Cancer-Moon Libra blend.

Jun 18, 2015

Multispectral Imaging Reveals Hidden Secrets of 1491 World Map - video

#1491 #ChristopherColumbus #OldMaps #WorldMaps #multispectral #cartography #secrets

Jan 11, 2015

"America Unearthed", three NYC Obelisks, and the Belt Stars of Orion

The topic of tonight's episode of America Unearthed relates to some of the subjects discussed from time to time here on Stars Over Washington particularly concerning the three stars in Orion's Belt, the Statue of Liberty, and Freemasonry in America.

America Unearthed showed its host, forensic geologist Scott Wolter, on a hunt for information about the three Egyptian obelisks located in New York City. These are situated in Central Park (see link just below), St. Paul's Chapel, or Church, and the Flatiron Building.

View full episodes at History Channel though tonight's episode won't be available immediately.

Related is a page of the official Central Park website which gives a few details concerning the Egyptian obelisk (aka, Cleopatra's Needle) from Thutmose III's temple in Heliopolis and delivered to Central Park, paid for and the Central Park site selected by the very wealthy William Vanderbilt.

The other two obelisks in NYC are located at St. Paul's Chapel (Church) where George Washington attended when in New York and the building of which Pierre L'Enfant, initial designer of DC (along with Andrew Ellicott), was architect in part. The third location is at the Flatiron Building (175 Fifth Avenue) where the obelisk honors General William Worth, a New Yorker who served as the Secretary of War for Texas and is the namesake of the city of Fort Worth.

Orion, Sirius, and Venus with a Multitude of Names

Now in the heavens, the three stars of Orion's Belt point toward Sirius, the home of goddess Isis in Egyptian mythology, and many people believe that the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau line up with the belt stars (though perhaps in reverse order--is it conclusive yet?) The ancient figure of Orion, the hunter, is god Osiris in Egyptian star lore, plus, constellation Orion is an archetype of the Immortal God, our Creator. In fact, some religious folk teach that Christ's Second Coming will be from the direction of Orion's Belt, an area of the sky which is sometimes identified as a 'star portal', a concept that actually tallies with Scriptural teachings, imho.

So, lined up upon the earth with Orion's Belt Stars as they seem to be, what are the three obelisks in NYC pointing toward in similar fashion? Why, the harbor and the Statue of Liberty, that feminine goddess of Venus-Isis fame created and brought to America by the Grand Orient Freemasons of France. You'll note France's past fascination with Egyptian pyramids and antiquities a la Napoleon Bonaparte, another of the world's 'new world order' visionaries as was Hitler.

Now as you may or may not know, I spend considerable time researching the connection between the founding of America and its occult roots which include such topics as Fixed Stars, the planning and construction of the District of Columbia (the 'Federal City'), and the Federal Triangle marked by the White House (a Masonic lodge), the Capitol Building (architecturally a Masonic temple if there ever was one), and the Washington Monument (built in the form of an obelisk itself). Regarding the Federal Triangle, it's a lesson in As Above, So Below: the White House = Arcturus, the Capitol Building = Regulus, and the Washington Monument = Spica ('the spike'; for obvious phallic reasons 'the spike' signifies George, the Father of Our Country, though curiously he doesn't seem to have physically fathered even one offspring of his own).

All three edifices and many others in Washington DC had their cornerstones and/or foundation stones laid in Masonic ceremonies by the Freemasons of the day--George Washington in apron, for one. Plus, triangles, 5-pointed stars, wheat sheafs, circles and squares, and other Masonic symbols and designs appear on and inside various official buildings and monuments and statues across the city along with horoscopes and references to constellation Virgo and its stars. Venus, Isis, Osiris, and the stars of constellation Pleiades are also represented in Washington, and perhaps you know of other starry symbols strewn about the capital city. America's Great Seal is one of the spots we find such occult symbolism with its design based on the Bavarian Illuminati seal of Adam Weishaupt (May 1776) heralding the coming of a 'new order'. The pyramid (a triangle) and the All-Seeing Eye of Providence (or, of Horus,) are found upon the dollar bill, thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt (1935).

Speaking of a 'new order'--one of the potentials of the current transit of revolutionary Uranus (new order) in Aries opposing US natal Saturn (old order, the status quo, the established system) in mid-Libra, let's close with a reference to an interesting book that relates closely to current events as we watch the implementation of a global police state being manifested in the US and so obviously in France, as I type.

The book (1958) is Arthur Schlesinger, Jr's, The Coming of the New Deal 1933--1935, 2nd in his trilogy concerning Freemason FDR, in which he opens with a quote from ace political strategist Machiavelli and closes with words from H.G. Wells, the Fabian Socialist:

Machiavelli: "There is nothing...more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things."

H.G. Wells, described FDR as, "The most effective transmitting instrument possible for the coming of the new world order. He is continuously revolutionary in the new way without ever provoking a stark revolutionary crisis."

How suitable for FDR's natal Uranus rising in Virgo! This is the kind of information that makes FDR's presidency and New Deal programs sound extremely well-devised as one part of a long term plan, don't you think? Which to me makes the current divide-and-conquer monkeyshines in Washington via such tactics as 'R vs D' and 'conservative vs liberal' sound like a bunch of media claptrap meant only to deceive We The People and divert our attention from solving the real problems now faced by the American people. My advice to anyone who asks is to consider what actually results from what politicians say and don't say, do and don't do for most often it is just what they and their secret supporters intended all along.

But a populist common-gooder with Revolutionary ancestors such as yours truly probably would feel just that way, now wouldn't she?

Oct 10, 2012

Ancient Knowledge (video) (and Sacred Geometry)

Almost 26 minutes long is this partial presentation (Part One) which includes topics such as Consciousness and Sacred Geometry:

Visit Forbidden Knowledge TV for videos concerning more topics than a happy dog has wags!

Sep 24, 2012

'Atlantis: the Lost Continent' (video) and the asteroid

As both of you know, 'Atlantis' is a myth that won't fade and the name was used in past centuries to signify this American continent, and what became the United States of America. And of course, 'Atlantis' appears in Astrology as an asteroid and is said to indicate "where we feel doomed" which seems inspired by the reputed fate of the ancient, advanced civilization called, Atlantis. So perhaps the following 1-hour-thirty-seven-minute film will be of interest:

Visit Forbidden Knowledge TV for more videos on a variety of topics.

Apr 20, 2012

May 2012 Solar Eclipse among the Pleiades

May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse 00Gem21 Triggers Alcyone of the Pleiades

by Jude Cowell

Thanks to an alert from Forbidden Knowledge TV, I've discovered the video below which concerns a mysterious Star Disk found in Germany with representations of Moon, Sun, and Stars of a certain constellation containing Alcyone (something to cry about), known as one of the Seven Weeping Sisters:

In ancient Babylon, the heliacal rising of the Pleiades (with the rising Sun) signaled the beginning of a new year; the ancient Celts linked the constellation to The Fates and to mourning for friends who had passed into the Great Beyond. To the Egyptians, the stars were seven goddesses whom the dead had to encounter and be judged by; in our day, a tendency toward delivering harsh judgments may be noted when Alcyone is activated or triggered. (Brady's Fixed Stars.)

Since the May 2012 Solar Eclipse hits Alcyone, we may hear of such judgments in the news from two weeks prior to two weeks after May 20, and until the next Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @ '22 Scorpio' which conjoins US natal 12th cusp of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions in our national Sibly chart. (5:10 pm LMT July 4, 1776 Philadelphia, PA.)

And in Horary Astrology Plain & Simple (Anthony Louis), Alcyone 00Gem00 is connected with sorrow, unluckiness, and a potential for exile.

Or, it could simply rain a lot this summer.

Dec 24, 2007

A speculative birth chart for Jesus: Apr 17, 6 BC

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe me not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? John 3:12

Pictured here is the chart I use as the natal chart of Jesus of Nazareth, based on the date that Jupiter (royalty) arose as the Morning Star and was occulted by the Moon in Aries, sign of Israel and Palestine. Thanks to calendar changes being slightly off, we have "6 BC" instead of the year zero.

Since we know that Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great (is he Jupiter in this chart being occulted by the Moon?), the year we call "6 BC" contained this rare occultation, "7 BC" is known to be when a Great Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in Pisces--and since lambs are born in the Spring, not mid-winter--it's one reason I use this chart.

Moon and Jupiter conjoined at 12:08:22 pm in 9th house (Bethlehem) yet this Jupiter rising chart is the one I prefer with asteroid, Morya at MC (the Goal or Objective) and Morya having connection with death, and fate or destiny.

And as you see, there is a YOD pattern (Finger of God: special task or purpose; crisis) pointing to the rising Moon, Ascendant (Jesus Himself if we accept this chart as His birth chart), and by extension, pointing to Jupiter as well.

But can modern day midpoint pictures possibly apply to an event from such ancient days?

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were there although not within people's consciousness, of course. Accordingly, our modern perspectives are naturally different--and time should bring insight, don't you think?

Click to enlarge the chart for a few scribbled notes, but I'll type in the midpoint pictures for the YOD (including Jupiter which certainly seems to apply to the situation.) The combo of Neptune-Pluto = unseen forces; the supernatural; other realms:

Neptune-Pluto = Moon: supernatural experiences; strange states of soul experiences; anxiety about being appreciated (well-founded!);

Neptune-Pluto = ASC: surrounded by an air of mysticism (a halo?!); placed in a peculiar environment (what a major culture shock--from heaven to earth!);

Neptune-Pluto = Jupiter: religiousness; in love with life; "Thank God"; universal love; love of humanity (I'll say!); high degree of perception; a peace-loving disposition.

Mercury trine Pluto creates a Grand Trine of sorts with MC; Mercury-Pluto = powerful words that persuade; creating or demanding new perspectives...

Mercury-Pluto = MC: great perception of any situation; leadership (why King Herod was so worried--sucky, cruel leaders should be); coping ability; keen powers of judgment; foresight.

Sun and Moon were in Balsamic phase of the prophet--a phase of partings and endings. His death was a sad parting, and He brought an end to the Age of Aries as well. People born during the Balsamic phase of the Moon (prior to a New Moon) are future-oriented folk who often arrive when something or someone is ending.

Progressive, futuristic, and rebellious Uranus is in sacrificial Pisces, sign of the Mystic, and love-filled Venus is also in Pisces, sign of her exaltation (universal love.) Jesus certainly disrupted things but from motives of pure Love, the Foundation of the Universe.

The birth of Christ marked the beginning of the Age of Pisces, sign of the Fish and the secret sign of Christianity in Roman times (used today) as the Age of Aries, the Ram, symbol of Israel and Palestine, passed away--Old Testament times into the New Testament era. On one level, His birth, life, and crucifixion on Earth symbolize death of the ego so that Man can be liberated and born again in Spirit (if he so chooses.)

The Magi, Persian astronomers/astrologers (probably from Babylonia), shared the Aramaic language with the Jews and so they knew of the Prophecy of the Messiah and would have been well able to predict His birth in time to make the journey to the Land of Judah while following the Star of Bethlehem.

The Star of Bethlehem has been thought to be the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn during the year 7 BC: in May, September, and October. This occurred in Pisces, and it is my belief that the Magi realized the significance of this Great Conjunction in Pisces--a King of Kings to be born in the East--and made their preparations for the journey to find the Babe...and to honor Him with gifts of gold (for a king), frankincense (for divinity), and myrrh (for death and healing.)

I write this post with the wonderful aroma of frankincense surrounding me. Try it if you haven't--it's lovely.

The unusual occurrence of Jupiter as Morning Star in Aries being occulted by the Moon--in April (Spring, when lambs are born, not Dec 25, a date chosen by the Catholic Church in Rome to coincide with the pagan Saturnalia festival and thus bringing goddess worhip into the fold bwo the church's elevation of Mary) is possibly the Star followed by the Magi.

My own thought is that the Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction/s may have been the Star itself, with the Moon-Jupiter-Morning Star phenomena as a timing device for the birth of the Prince of Peace.

Jupiter and Saturn Principles and Faith:

Jupiter represents the generous side of God (His staff), while Saturn represents God's disciplinarian side (His rod.) On one level, we may relate "Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me..." directly to the natural law of Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) being the fly-wheel of the universe--the tension between them keeping the planets in their courses. Yin-yang, positive-negative...a constant comfort to me and I hope to you as well!

It's been a treat to give earthly halls of power--politics--the slip as I contemplate the heavenly things of true value. If you came to Stars Over Washington today expecting politics as usual, I assert that Stars are all around us, and the Star of Bethlehem, still shining brightly, may lead us yet to the golden stardust within each of us, and to greater truths than those generally found lurking about in the halls of our nation's capital--Saturnian Capitol Hill.