Star: 11 – North Node: The Star of Destiny (part 2)

Does a man with a date with destiny duck out of the chance to fulfill it? Of course not. Jesus knew what he had to do, and even though it cost him his life, he did it anyway, gladly.

Accuracy of the Biblical account

The timing of Jesus’ crucifixion and “death” seems to be quite accurate in Matthew’s version of the events. According to my calculations, sunrise took place on that fateful day at 5:49 am local time. The passage states that darkness fell over the scene between the sixth and the ninth hours. In accordance with the “death point” instructions, I have erected the Crucifixion chart at 12:01 pm, approximately six hours after sunrise (for that is how they told their time during the day, always counting off the hours between sunrise and sunset), when the Ascendant transited 24° Cancer (which in turn makes the ‘fatal’ 8th House cusp correspond to his natal Mars position of 17° Aquarius). Similarly, I have erected his “death” chart at 2:44 pm, three hours later, which gives an Ascendant of 28° Leo 48’, with Venus (the ‘Morning Star’ symbol of resurrection) on the Descendant, another indicator of his death, at 28° Aquarius 48’.

The Royal Star

However, it is this Ascendant of 28° Leo 48’ on which I wish to concentrate for a moment. According to David Hughes (The Star of Bethlehem Mystery), in discussing Jupiter-Venus conjunctions: The conjunctions of 17 June 2 BC and 2 August 3 BC both occurred in the constellation of Leo, on each side of the brightest star in that constellation, the star Regulus or Alpha Leonis — the ‘Royal Star’. In ancient times the Sun passed in front of this star on midsummer day. From early times, Leo (the Lion) has been one of the traditional symbols of the Jews. Jacob addressed his son Judah as ‘a lion’s whelp’ (Genesis 49:9). Balaam’s prophecy, ‘a Scepter shall rise out of Israel’ (Numbers 24:17), is echoed in Genesis 49:10, ‘The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be’. Alfred Jeremias, the German scholar, wrote in 1911 that the ‘lawgiver between his feet’ was probably the star Regulus, Alpha Leonis, and he thought it possible that Balaam was forecasting the rising of the star Regulus as a special feature of the horoscope of the new Messiah.

The Encyclopedia of Astrology lists this star under the degree 28° Leo 43’, and states: A triple star; called the Lion’s Heart; one of the Royal stars of the Persians, as Watcher of the North, marking the Summer solstice about 3000 BC. Destructiveness; military honors, with ultimate failure; magnanimity, liberality, generosity; independent and high-spirited. If rising: honor and wealth, but subject to ill health. If culminating: high office under government; military success. If conj. Sun, Moon or Jupiter: honors and ample fortune.

Symbol of the future

In his book, Karmic Astrology: The Moon’s Nodes and Reincarnation, Martin Schulman writes: The North Node is the symbol of the future. It represents a new experience as yet untried. For the individual, this is the new cycle to which he is looking forward. Carrying with it all the apprehensions of the unknown and as yet untried experiences, this Nodal position nevertheless has a curious magnetic allure, pulling the soul towards its future growth.

“…No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven — the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s only begotten Son.” (John 3:13-18)

Pentagram Mystery Solved

In his book, Genisis, David Wood provides us with clues from ancient wisdom which involves numbers and “sacred geometry”: Another important symbol of the ancient doctrine is the caduceus, a symbol formed by two snakes or serpents entwined round a central staff — a geometric figure referred to as a lemniscate. Viewed from the side it appears to be a figure 8 divided by a vertical staff — but it also implies that 8 should be combined with the vertical staff which represents a ‘one’ giving us 18 — an obvious icon for the Goddess Isis.

This number 18 gives us a hidden clue to solving the mystery of the five-pointed star, which the author then explains: The pentagram is a five-pointed star formed by dividing the circumference of a circle into five equal arcs and then joining the points of division by a unicursal line.

Lines drawn from the center of the circle to the points of the star bisects the angles thereby forming angles of 18 degrees (18°). Therefore, if one examines the {figure}, our complete list of angles is: 18°, 36°, and 72° which when multiplied by five (5) equal 90°, 180° and 360°, the right angle, the straight line, and the circle.

The angles at the intersection of the arms are shown as 72° and 108°.

One should also notice that all these numbers reduce to nine: 1+0+8=9, 3+6=9, 7+2=9 etc.

It is essential for the reader to realize a unique relationship exists between the pentagram and the circle. Much of the secret doctrine will be misinterpreted unless this is continually kept in mind and for that reason I cannot over-emphasize this factor. The star-points of the pentagram are formed with an angle of 36° and a circle of 360°. The circle is the ultimate symbol of femininity and this in turn stamps the pentagram with the same gender…

Perfection of God?

David Wood then explains the connection between the pentagram and the Serpent: I examined all the possible combinations that could have been of significance to the people of the past. The sum of the numbers from one (1) to eight (8) is thirty-six (36). As 9 represented death or pregnancy (not yet born) this would render 36 as the sum total of living functions.

Considering the importance of the pentagram to the Greek mathematician Pythagoras led me to another important ‘link’ in the mystery: in ancient Greece the three most venerated symbols of their mysteries were the phallus, the egg and the serpent.

Finally, he combines the phallus and the egg in a way that gives credence to the fact that nothing is accidental in the numbers that were used in the gospels, when relating some of Jesus’ parables: One can now easily recognize the significance of the symbols. The serpent in its rigid form represents the phallus. In its circular form it becomes the female generative organ. Hence, the significance of the number 10, which some suggest represents mathematical perfection or God. It has the power to multiply without changing form: a female function. And Io was the Greek name for Isis!

North Node in the Seventh House

The Dictionary of Astrology states that: In relation to planets, the ‘nodes’ are the points in which the orbit of the planet intersects the ecliptic. The point at which the planet crosses the ecliptic into the northern latitude is called the ‘north node’, while the point where it crosses into the southern latitude is called the ‘south node’. In traditional astrology, the only planetary nodes which are accorded any importance are those of the Moon, called the “Dragon’s Head” and the “Dragon’s Tail”, both of which regress approximately 3 minutes of arc each day. In some modern forms of esoteric astrology, and in all modern forms of heliocentric astrology, the nodes of the planets are of greater importance (indeed they are the seminal forces in a heliocentric chart).

In Jesus’ birth chart, the North Node is in Aries in the Seventh House. This means that this life has two separate but connected lessons to be learned.

Ultimately he learns not to be afraid of taking a stand for what his higher Self senses is Truth. He reaches this by teaching himself to be an individual, rather than an extension of somebody else (Aries North Node – Libra South Node). Whether married or single this individual eventually comes to learn that his life is a mission, dedicated to another soul or in fact many souls needing more than he does (Seventh House North Node – First House South Node). The author goes no to say that the individual must accomplish this mission whole-heartedly without a sense of martyrdom, for if his giving becomes ego-involved in any way then he remains on his lonely island. But if his generosity is truly dedicated without pride in giving, then he has an infinite blessing to offer as he inspires confidence and strength in others.

The Life*Time-ing

I like to think that his Crucifixion, signified by the North Node in Aries, was a baptism of spiritual fire: his “life’s mission”, culminating in his death on the cross.

Nicholas deVore wrote: The Nodes of themselves merely point to places where something may happen at such and such a time — which of itself is no small matter. Things happen because of the time, the place and the planet, and the Node is often the middle factor in that formula.

According to my calculations the Life*Time-ing of the event connected with Jesus’ North Node would have been after his 36th birthday, three years after the beginning of his ministry at the age of 33the age at which the ancients considered a man to have reached his maturity.

So, having achieved his physical goal of Crucifixion, as an emblem of overcoming the world and its traps, Jesus set about to then conquer death, as symbolized by Venus, the subject of our next chapter.

Picture Credits

Linked Pages:Star: 11 – North Node: The Star of Destiny (part 1)
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 1 – Prologue
At This Point in Time: 144,000 Rainbow Warriors
At This Point in Time: The 11:11 Doorway

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Ancient Mystic Pentagram courtesy of;
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I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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